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The Book Corner: “4 for ’24”

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Photo by Christopher DAllen
David Gray scours the library for interesting content.

Welcome back all faculty, staff and students! As we embrace the New Year, and to keep you in tune with traditional New Year’s resolutions, I would like to offer some suggested reads from the MATC library to help you stay the course.

Here are my “4 for ’24” for wellness, relationships, self care and finances:

  • Eat Smarter: Use the Power of Food to Rebook Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain,, and Transform Your Life by Shawn Stevenson.

(Highlights): How your body burns fat for fuel, and which foods and nutrients are safe.

  • Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out by Dr.Phil.

(Highlights): This is about life strategies and rescuing relationships. I personally like this self-help book because it forces readers to examine their lives and repurpose them.

  • How to be Love(d) by Humble the Poet.

(Highlights): Simple truths about going easier on yourself, embracing imperfection, and loving yourself to a better you.

  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason.

(Highlights): This book is about financial freedom and teaches you financial independence. Lessons are taught in the form of fairytale and folklore as you journey through the ancient city of Babylon.

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Christopher DAllen, Editor-in-Chief
My name is Christopher D'Allen and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the MATC Times, a student run paper dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in scholastic journalism. The MATC Times stands as the voice of our students and a bastion of free speech for the communiy we represent. I joined the staff in my first semester at MATC and obtained my current position at the start of Summer '23. Here I am a photography student and hold a BA in Political Science and Spanish & Latin American Studies with a minor in Democracy and Justice Studies. I have worked an Administrative Assistant, World Language Instructor, a Head Lifeguard and Resident Assistant, but have found that my passion lies in the arts. As a photographer, I challenge myself daily to find a new perspective, capture a fleeting scene and turn moments into memories. As we work to relaunch the MATC Times website and grow our staff, I want to make joining our team as positive a learning experience and beneficial a work experience as possible. I strongly believe in the power of collaboration and inclusivity. As an Editor, I actively encourage diverse perspectives. Each student's unique viewpoint enriches our storytelling and fosters a sense of unity within our community. I aim to bridge the gap between words and images, revealing the untold stories that shape our community.