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    A Few Minor Problems

    A Few Minor Problems
    You’ve made it. You’ve graduated high school. You’ve proven your tenacity, or at least your ability to stay awake for 6-8 hours a day, and now it’s time to take the first steps into adult life… with parental consent of course. Unfortunately, you’re still 17 (or 16, or whatever young age you are you genius, you), and you’re already begun college, ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +8
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    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate

    The Best Ways to Deal with a Crazy Roommate
    Chances are, you’re not going to be best friends with your roommate. Throw together two randomly assigned young adults who’ve likely never shared a room in their lives and you’ve got a recipe for disaster – or at least a disgusting sink full of dishes. Even if you guys love each other, there’s guaranteed to be some conflicts at some point, ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues

    College Ruled: Transfer Student Blues
    I wonder what I should sign up for this year? Oh, wait. I’m a transfer student, and this is my senior year in college. What am I thinking? I quickly look up the general education courses for my current university. I’m pretty sure I am not the only transfer student with these thoughts right now. Although this is my senior year ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +16
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    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority

    Idle Hands: Making Extracurriculars a Priority
    “Are you free Friday night?” Yes, actually, it’s the only night I am free, I think to myself, sadly. It’s frustrating. Personally, I really do enjoy keeping busy. I feel useless without having something to do. Hey, everybody’s different. [gate] My best friend constantly bemoans her lack of free time, as she juggles a part-time job, her volunteer swim coaching gig, ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +10
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    The Dorm Epidemic

    The Dorm Epidemic
    Along with all the beauty that is fall also comes the beginning of cold and flu season. Coughing, wheezing, and sniffling are beginning to replace the usual silence during lecture. Even with everyone trying their best not to get sick, it is unavoidable and practically an epidemic in the dorms. It seems that when one person on the floor gets sick, ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13
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    Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

    Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank
    It’s finally March, and you’re totally pumped for a week off from classes to hit the warm weather. If college is anything like the Hollywood ideal, then it’s off to Mexico for some serious partying. Or it was, anyways, until you looked at your bank statement. Maybe you’re strapped for cash, or maybe cliché trips to the shore aren’t your style. ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump

    Keeping out of the Sophomore Slump
    It has been said that college is like any relationship: after some wonderful months in the honeymoon stage, reality comes crashing down. Suddenly it really bothers you that football weekends get so crazy or that occasionally you have to walk to class in the pouring rain. That’s okay. In fact, that’s normal. The trick is using this new perspective to jump ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Race to the Future via the College Fair

    Race to the Future via the College Fair
    Look beyond now-drop by the next college fair coming up! It is always recommended that you attend a college fair, at least once. I have heard, not to mention, seen this advice approximately fifty times-literally. Even if you are tired and wary of encountering material about college fairs, you should UNDOUBTEDLY heed that advice. All are welcomed; whether you are completely ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Making Time to Stay Healthy

    Making Time to Stay Healthy
    In college, staying healthy is often the last thing on your mind. Just finding time to eat dinner seems like an accomplishment, and forgetting your essay and sprinting back to the dorm totally counts as a workout. But making sure to focus on your health means more than just driving away the Freshman 15 – it’s about making sure you’re at ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +10
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    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad

    Oh, the Places You'll Go -- Studying Abroad
    The main hall of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy has but one purpose: to showcase the most exhibited sculpture in the world, Michelangelo’s David. A visitor to the Gallery enters the well-lit hall to see David at the end, resplendent in the cold yet transient marble of the High Renaissance. Bypassing the other works of Michelangelo that line the hallway—another ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics

    The Battle: College Applications vs. Academics
    You spent all of high school planning and preparing for this moment. You researched colleges based on location, size, student body, and tons of other things, crafting a polished list of theschools you wanted to go to. You took all of the classes you thought would help you with your biology degree. You planned the kinds of courses you would take ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    The Scoop on Study Abroad

    The Scoop on Study Abroad
    Studying abroad is an experience that many students want to have, but the process of planning can be very overwhelming. If you take it step-by-step, however, it will be less stressful and you’ll be sure to have a great time. No matter your interests, language ability or confidence be sure to schedule an appointment with your college’s study abroad office before ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +19
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    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers

    An English Major’s Guide to Writing Papers
    One of my favorite things about language is that no two people have exactly the same arsenal of diction and syntax from which they can pull and construct their writing and everyday conversations. There are words I do not know but that other people use on a daily basis, and there are words that, to me, have a slightly different connotation ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    Planning for Success

    Planning for Success
    Perhaps you have all your classes picked out for the semester or maybe you’re frantically planning your classes right before this new semester begins. In either case, these are helpful hints to ensure your class schedule is a success. [gate] 1. Counselors If you are a new student or close to graduation, talk to a counselor. Find out from your admissions ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search

    Navigating the Infinite Scholarship Search
    When I started applying for scholarships, I searched constantly. I just couldn't miss out on seeing every possible scholarship available. And while it’s good to keep up on scholarship information, I was forgetting something important: applying. As I searched and searched and searched through scholarships, I used up time that could have been spent applying for a few of them. I ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship

    Atlas Shrugged, and Then Offered a Scholarship
    While other, more practical students spent their summers entering realistic and potentially profitable scholarship contests, I spent the month of August reading Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. As anyone familiar with the book will be able to tell you, this was no weekend read. 1,069 pages of tiny print—and, at one point in the novel, a fifty-page-long speech on the light ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus

    Duke Basketball and K-ville: Becoming a Part of a Larger Community on Campus
    Another icy gust of wind, and I’m instantly awake. It is nearing four in the morning in the grassy section of campus in front of Wilson Gym. From memory, I can imagine the shabby rows of tents that line the cement walkway, but right now all I can see is the interior of the sleeping bag I have pulled over my ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +12
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    A Student's Angst

    A Student's Angst
    Tick tock. That’s all I hear as I push in my applications for college. Tick tock. The clock’s ticking as I type in yet again, my first name, last name, address, alternative address, birthdate and phone number. What am I going to do with my life? [gate] I have an idea, but the most terrifying thing, is that I won’t in ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Be Kind, Pay On Time: Going Through the Registration Shuffle for College

    Be Kind, Pay On Time: Going Through the Registration Shuffle for College
    I hate this time of the year, and it is not because taxes confuse me. For American students, it is time to register for classes again, which means lines, paperwork, and money. All three of those are problem areas, but no more! This year, I conquered registration. Advising The first step in choosing classes is meeting with an advisor, so I ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +13