Jun
29

Knock on Every Door

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Don’t miss an opportunity simply because you were too busy watching the latest episode of Family Guy to go outside and do something. You’re only going to be an undergraduate student once in your lifetime (hopefully) and you need to make the most of your college experience. You should make an effort to participate in every opportunity that comes your way, no matter how insignificant it may seem, and hunt down different ways to learn and experience the world around you. How else will you … [Read more...]

Mar
21

Creating the Right Impression

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Whether you’re talking to a roommate, a professor, a future employer, or just a random person what you do and say is very important. It doesn’t matter if your school has 1,000 or 50,000 students the impression you make will often be memorable. You don’t want to do or say something that you will regret later. It’s one thing to ask an embarrassing question in class, it’s another entirely to be known as the girl who insulted a professor or argued with another student. After all, people … [Read more...]

Jan
23

The Thrills and Horrors of Living Alone: Part Two the Pros

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Since we took a look at the not so great side of living alone, we also need to examine the benefits. I’ve been living alone for almost one year now, so there must be something good about (or maybe I’m just crazy). Sure, there are days when I miss coming to home to a living room full of laughing friends, but it’s also nice to know that I won’t ever have to argue over chores with my friends again. There are good and bad things about living alone. Here are my top five pros; the top … [Read more...]

Jan
18

Everyone Lied: High School Never Ends

Parents, teachers, television, books, and even the kid next door: they all lied to me. Maybe they felt bad. Maybe it was the only way they knew how to comfort me. Maybe they were just enjoying a private joke. Either way, they lied; and I don’t appreciate it. Wait, what are you talking about? I guess I should explain myself (insert long exhausted sigh). Life after high school is supposed to be different. Everyone is supposed to grow up, and things like who the popular kids are just … [Read more...]

Jan
16

The Thrills and Horrors of Living Alone: Part One the Cons

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Pros and cons exist in any situation. Sometimes there is a clear winner, but sometimes extraneous factors have to be taken into account. Living alone is one of those situations. Some people can’t do it; others would be miserable if they had to live with a roommate. As a person whose done a lot of both, I can never decide which one I actually like better. But sometimes it helps to actually write things out. Here are my top five cons; the top five reasons not to live alone. Con # 1 – … [Read more...]

Jan
12

The (Not So) Miserable January Term and Some Relationship and Financial Advice

If you’re one of those really lucky students who does not start classes until February, skip over this paragraph. If you are one of the unlucky ones who is already back in session, suffering through your classes than Uloop  has a different way of looking at your return to classes. So, stop thinking about all the friends having fun at home and check out the benefits of the J-term here. Roommate issues, anybody Are you dealing with a roommate that doesn’t respect you? Is he or she … [Read more...]