Nov
25

So What do We Have in Common

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It’s been one week since the first part of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn movie hit theaters. I have to be honest, more than anything else the movie made me very sentimental. It made me miss my freshman dorm. I love movies. I am always willing to shell out $10 just to see the latest movie on the big screen, and I have the largest collection out of everyone I know. I can’t explain why, but watching movies makes me happy, and in college movies were even more fun. Movies were one of the … [Read more...]

Nov
24

Black Friday is coming.

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If the overzealous crowds make you claustrophobic you’re probably planning to skip the  lines this year.  Maybe you’ll wait for the highly anticipated Cyber Monday to check out the deals, or maybe you prefer to utilize websites like Zaarly.com, which lets you find the best deal for any item near you. Personally, after filling up on too much turkey, all I ever want to do is take a long relaxing nap and watch a Star Wars movie. The idea of scrolling through endless pages of merchandise … [Read more...]

Nov
24

Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s time for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.  It’s Thanksgiving Break! That means it’s also time to lay back, relax, and forget about school for a little while. Ok, maybe not. Although its name may be deceiving, Thanksgiving break isn’t really a break from school. Classes are canceled, but homework is not. In fact, there sometimes more homework to do on the holiday weekend than there has been on any other weekend in the semester. My professors took particular joy in … [Read more...]

Nov
23

Stay Safe This Thanksgiving

As they pack up for Thanksgiving weekend there’s a few things students should keep in mind. Thanksgiving break is a time for family, friends, and way too much food, but it's also an ideal opportunity for thieves.  Especially, those in the market for computers, flat screen TV's, and other electronic devices. In his column at AnnArbor.com, Rich Kinsey points out that university campuses and the majority of student housing are deserted over Thanksgiving break, the winter holiday, and spring … [Read more...]

Nov
23

Finding Pride in Your School

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Drexel University, my Alma matter, is well known for many things. Some know the school for its expensive tuition; others for its prime location on the edge of University City in Philadelphia, PA. A lot of people have heard of the school's unique co-op program, which allows students to gain work experience while their still in classes; and others recognize the name because of the ever-growing colleges of business and engineering. But many people who have heard of Drexel know the name for … [Read more...]

Nov
22

Picking the Perfect Dorm

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Your dorm room may be the key to your college experience. From 4-person suites with private living/study areas and bathrooms to traditional 2-person rooms with community baths down the hall, every college offers a variety of options for your freshman year.  Figuring out the best option for you can be difficult, especially if you’ve never lived with a roommate. To make things even harder, every college is different. The atmosphere is dependent upon the attitude of the students around. … [Read more...]

Nov
22

White Chocolate Chips and Lots of Sugar

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Making cookies got me through college. I’m not kidding. At 1:30 AM, exhausted from studying and, in my case, way too much writing, I needed to cleanse my mind, and baking always worked. Unlike schoolwork, baking is not a precise or even mysterious science. If you add to much vanilla, the cookies will taste stronger; if you forget the baking soda, they’re not going to rise.  Either way they’re still edible; sometimes they even still taste good. On those college nights, when … [Read more...]