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Behind the scenes of Scientology

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Stephanie Pedrotti
Photo Editor
stephaniepedrottiesg@gmail.com

Scientology is a religion founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1955. Scientologists believe in “truth,” they don’t think that we were put on this earth by a “God,” and they believe that “the ultimate goal of Scientology is true spiritual enlightenment and freedom for all.” People who practice Scientology believe that we were brought here by “Xenu,” who they believe created us and put our souls on Earth.

There are over 10 million Scientologists in the world, which is what helped Scientology become an official religion. Some actors, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, are involved in Scientology. You’re probably thinking “wow, that’s so cool!” However, there are some things that they don’t tell you about Scientology.

There are different levels of Scientology, the highest of which is the “Sea Org.” The Sea Org is above everyone else. Being in the Sea Org may sound fantastic, but you can’t have any kids, or they force you to get an abortion. Also, when you’re in the Sea Org, you don’t live with your significant other. All the women live in one house and all the men live in another. You also never eat dinner with your significant other. Compared to today’s society, this is utterly different from how people live outside Scientology.

When you’re in Scientology, you can’t talk to someone who isn’t in Scientology, or you’ll be reported and fined $500. This forces people to pay the Church and gives the Church more and more money. Basically, the Church of Scientology is all about money.

Also, in Scientology, they don’t believe in normal medication, but in vitamins. If you have a mental disorder, they’ll give you vitamins to help cure your mental problems. Sometimes they’ll also lock you in a dark room for days at a time in an attempt to cure you.

There is a woman who tried getting out of the Scientology, Leah Remini. She has a show called “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” in which she tries to expose the Church of Scientology. The Church is attempting to get her to stop exposing them.

Remini is trying to get with almost all the people who have escaped Scientology to hear their stories. Most of them have said that if some of their families left Scientology, they had to completely disown them and vice versa. Imagine having to completely disown your family because they don’t believe in the same things that you do.

According to Remini’s show, Scientology tries to completely control your whole life and make sure that you don’t do things against the Church’s beliefs; when you do go against Scientology beliefs, all hell breaks loose and they frame you for things that you didn’t do.

Helpful information for SC4 students

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Stephanie Pedrotti

Photo Editor

stephaniepedrottiesg@gmail.com

 

If there’s one thing that the students of SC4 always complain about, it’s the parking. Sometimes parking at SC4 can be hectic, and sometimes it’s impossible to find a parking spot, causing some students to park at the McMorran lot. But what some students are not aware of is the fact that there are fees to park at McMorran. These fees are quite simple and are listed below:

North & South West Lots

Hourly Rates:

$1 per hour for up to three hours

$3 for three hours to nine hours

$6 for nine hours to 24 hours

Event Rate

$3-$20

Business Pass (6 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekdays):

Semi-Annual Rate $175

Annual Rate $260

24 Hour Pass (seven days a week):

Semi-Annual Rate $250

Annual $365

 South East Lot

Hourly Rate

$1 per hour

Event Rate

$3-$20

Semi-Annual Rates

None

Annual Rates

None

  Make sure that you’re aware of having to pay when you park over in the McMorran lot! If you want to get a decent parking spot for free, come earlier and park in the SC4 parking lot!

Do you think McMorran parking should be free for college students? Give us your opinion over at the Erie Square Gazette’s Twitter! @ESGazette1931

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Are you aware of the discounts that you, as SC4 students, can get? Everyone loves to save money, especially on things like food. Here’s a list of a few stores in Port Huron area where you can get great discounts.

Alexander Fine Jewelers: 10 percent off purchases.

A Little Something: 20 percent off purchases.

Casey’s Pizza & Subs: 15 percent off all food only purchases.

Cavis Grill: 10 percent off.

Chef Shells: 10 percent off.

Daybreak Café: 20 percent off card holders meal (excluding happy hour).

Ernest Camera Shoppe: 10 percent discount on photos, enlargements, copy work and video transfers.

ForSports: 10 percent off in stock retail items.

Jimmy’s Frozen Custard: 10 percent off (except from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays only).

Kate’s Downtown: 10 percent off entire bill.

Kerr-Albert Office Supply: 20 percent discount on any non-sale items in store.

Little Caesars Pizza: One free Crazy Bread with the purchase of a Deep Dish Pizza (doesn’t include sauce).

Lynch’s Irish Tavern: 10 percent discount on food and drink purchases.

Maria’s Downtown Café: 10 percent off.

Mortimer Lumber: 10 percent off regular priced paint and sundries.

Mosher’s Jewelers: 20 percent off.

Port Huron Tire and Services: 10 percent off all services.

Sail in Café and Convenience Store: 10 percent off storewide – this includes prepared food, fountain drinks, grocery items and personal care items.

Troy Dry Cleaners & Laundry: 25 percent discount on all dry cleaning only.

Zebra Lounge & Bowl-O-Drome: 10 percent discount, not including alcohol or daily specials.

Also, students can get $250 dollars off their purchase when buying a MacBook from the Apple Store!

 

Every student enjoys saving money, so be aware and always ask if college students get discounts at the business you’re visiting. A few dollars can make a big difference in your budget!