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Chaplain’s Corner: Uncertainty

Posted August 9, 2012 by Lt. Greg Woodard

Over the course of my time here in Yuma, I have assisted several individuals who had come to a point where suicide seemed like a viable option. And I have met with Marines who have lost people that they love. I bring up these events to bring into focus the idea of uncertainty. One of…

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Entertainment Review August 9, 2012

Posted August 9, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Remember Lou Reed? The guy who fronted The Velvet Underground, debatably the most important rock group ever to exist (whatever, Beatles)? Well, he’s gotten pretty bad the last couple of decades. His most recent work, a collaboration with Metallica called Lulu, was a huge misstep (by both entities) that resulted in another fracture for his…

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Back to School Jokes for Kids

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Knock Knock! Who’s there? Dewey. Dewey who? Dewey have to go to school today?   Have you heard about the teacher who was cross-eyed? She couldn’t control her pupils!   Teacher: James, where is your homework? James: I ate it. Teacher: Why? James: You said it was a piece of cake!   What’s the best…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Get Excited!

Posted August 3, 2012 by Lt. James Johnson

If you listen outside your window you will hear the voices of the combined choirs. The children are singing in anticipation to the beginning of the new school year. The parents are raising their voices in harmony welcoming this new academic year; same event evoke different motivations.  This is amusing; however different, the parent’s motivation…

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Station kids share their favorite Yuma food spots

Posted August 3, 2012 by Abby Graham

Cold Stone Creamery Abby Graham says: My favorite resturant is Cold Stone, because they have ice cream and you can put anything on it. My family goes together for desert.

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Poetry Corner

Posted August 3, 2012 by Aja Wells

The Life of a Marine by Aja Wells   I see those Marines Work so hard. They also save the country. You see jets fly in the sky. When your Marine family is away. There is a reason why they’re away.

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Children’s Book Reviews

Posted August 3, 2012 by Cadence Teal

Cadence Teal on The Judy Moody Series They’re really funny and always teach you something. Especially lessons about never giving up and following your dreams.

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Don’t let outside opinions determine your situation

Posted July 26, 2012 by Cpl. Jolene Bopp

If you have ever told someone you are stationed in Yuma, the common response might have been, “Oh wow, that stinks.” Or something along those lines. Most Marines would probably agree, but let me provide some food for thought. As a daughter of a former master sergeant and air-winger, my dad always told me, “Every…

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Chaplain’s Corner: Mystery & Confusion

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Power

I recently visited the Grand Canyon’s North Rim, and I saw mystery as I looked over the rim down into the immense, eroded and multicolored scenery before me. I am fond of the writings of John Muir, and when he described such places as the Grand Canyon he wrote that it is emotionally healthy to…

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Chipotle

Posted July 26, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

Author’s note: The opinion written down here is expressly that of Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison and does not reflect the views of The Desert Warrior or the Marine Corps as a whole. In fact, Cpl. Jolene Bopp, a fellow staff writer, of the Desert Warrior and a Marine at that, positively adores Chipotle.   I…

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