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Its Diane Nguyen here with some Morningside hot topics.

A good night’s sleep never comes easy. That’s why most sleep experts recommend good sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is where you practice the same routine every night and when you wake up. A good night’s sleep means having good sleep hygiene. You can get 12 hours of sleep, which is highly unrecommended, and still be tired. Simply because all that sleep will mean nothing without good sleep hygiene.

According to the National Sleep Foundation here are a few things to keep in mind when practicing sleep hygiene:

  • Avoid naps during the day
  • Don’t drink alcohol or coffee before bed
  • Don’t try to go to bed if you aren’t tired
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time

Those are just a few of the main points when it comes to getting good sleep hygiene. No one has the same routine or way they get to bed, so just because something works for someone means that it will work for you. A good night’s sleep never came easy, but doesn’t mean that they are impossible to come by.

Moving onto campus news, just last week Morningside’s Campus was made into a setting for the walking dead. The philosophy club put together a fundraiser for the last week of October that went until midnight on October 31st, called Humans vs. Zombies. A game of tag where the zombies go and tag the humans, infecting the campus.

May the last human survive win.

The main rules were that your armband must always be showing, the zombies could not run, humans could not be tagged inside the buildings, and outside players could not interfere. And here is Brendan Pinto with a more detailed explanation on how to play the game.

The Philosophy Club had this fundraiser so that they may be able to go on a conference for sometime next spring. Having already asked for an allocation amount from student government, this is just for them to have some cushion. Unsure if this event will be going on next year, but we can all say that this time around was a very successful event.

Last bit of exciting news,  there were no daytime classes Tuesday, November 4th due to Freshman Registration. All night classes resumed as scheduled though.

Let’s hear what some people did with their short day-off.

Anna Hart a 3rd year at Morningside College did:

Tyler Figge a 5th year at Morningside College did this:

Not only was it Freshman Registration Day it is also voting day. From 7am-9pm in the Lobby of Eppley Auditorium is where you can place your votes for Iowa, MSide.

That was Tuesday. Hope everyone had a great day and remember to always, keep moving forward.

Breath Like the Fish Do

Science Article!

Jour – Science

You could be the little mermaid or at least visit her, even have Aquaman consider you to be his sidekick, or party with Spongebob.

A group of scientists have created crystals that make breathing underwater a reality. These “Aquaman Crystals” not only help you live out underwater dreams these could be a major help to lung cancer patients to help sustain regular breathing levels.

Scientists have figured out how to pack a room’s worth of oxygen into a bucket full of crystals. Unlike other substances that also react to oxygen, they’re likening it to a sponge that can absorb and hold oxygen.

A few grains of the crystal can almost be compared to an oxygen tank and will contain enough oxygen for one breath. The material will absorb oxygen from the water around the diver and supply the diver with it.

Like having very few crystals to breathe underwater, the lung cancer patients would be able to breathe on land and the crystals will take oxygen from the surrounding air. With that they will be able to go free without their oxygen tank and instead have it switched out with a handful of crystals.

It’s the dreams and fantasies of swimming with Ariel, fighting with Aquaman, or meeting Spongebob that make scientific advancement cool and oftentimes useful for medicine and human development.