Nov
30

The Demon I Cling To: Procrastination

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I don’t know why I do it. I’m not sure if something is wrong with me or if that’s just an excuse (after all I have many of them). I make dozens of lists ahead of time. I plan everything out, carefully scheduling my time so that I won’t ever be overstressed or overworked. And yet, when the time comes to do something, to get just one little thing done, I don’t ever do it. Instead, I push it back. I wait. I read my book, I watch TV, or I play my latest video game; I do anything and … [Read more...]

Nov
30

I’m Hungry: Tips on using your Microwave

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Sick of the cafeteria? Tired of paying delivery fees? Ready to start cooking in your dorm? Well, it’s about time you started making use of that handy-dandy microwave. Microwaves can be used to make almost anything in college. You can easily cook full meals from scrambled eggs to meatloaf in your microwave. You’ve just got to know how it’s done. Here are some tips on the best way to use your microwave. Let it Stand Even when the time is up, food in the microwave keeps cooking.  … [Read more...]

Nov
29

I’m not Answering that Question

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Have you ever had a professor ask you a question that you know is going to get you in trouble? Maybe you don’t know the answer, even though you should. Maybe your answer isn’t what your professor wants to hear. Maybe you weren’t really paying attention and you have no idea what the question was even about. Whatever your reason may be, you’re not going to open your mouth, because, inevitable, you’re going to regret it. In some of my college courses answering questions didn’t … [Read more...]

Nov
29

6 More Things You Don’t Need During Finals Week

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Surviving finals week isn’t easy. It’s one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking weeks of your life. Everything always seems to go wrong, just when you most need it to be perfect. Below are some more of the most annoying and frustrating things that you just don't need to deal with during finals exams. 1) Extra Assignments – Yes, Layla was supposed to write that section of the group paper and Don was designing the graph, but they’re either not doing it at all or everything … [Read more...]

Nov
28

Test Drive Your School: Narrowing the College List

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True the acceptance letters haven’t been sent yet, but it’s never too early to beginning planning you college visits. After all, you may find inspiration for that application essay. The Nevada Appeal has some great advice on what factors should be taken into account when you plan your college visits. Below, are just some of the tips that are covered in "College Prep: Preparing for the College Visit." 1) Avoid Preview Day or Welcome Weekend – While events like these do have some … [Read more...]

Nov
28

What You Don’t Need During Finals Week

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When I think of finals week I always think of stress, stress, and more stress. Everything always seems to go wrong during that short seven day period. Time either moves way too quickly while your studying or way too slowly while your waiting for your grades. Below are a few things that you don't want to deal with during finals, but which always find a way to pop up. I suggest you do everything in your power to avoid these stressful disasters (I never could), and focus just on studying for … [Read more...]

Nov
25

Saving Money This Holiday: There’s an app for that

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Trying to save some money for textbooks next year? Looking for the best possible deals on gifts for your family?  Trying not to spend too much money on your winter wardrobe?  There’s an app for that. WPTV compiled a list of the best apps for saving money this holiday season. As college students the dollars you’ll save through these apps might mean an extra can of tuna fish or box of macaroni and cheese for dinner. 1) Your Favorite Store Believe it or not, your favorite store … [Read more...]