5 Ways to Stay Positive & Motivated throughout the Semester

At the start of the semester, it is SO easy to start positively and be on top of assignments, especially for the first couple of weeks of the semester. Unfortunately, things start to go downhill after that. 5 reasons why things start to go downhill: You make a mistake. Once you make one mistake, you…

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5 Tips for Your First Week Back to School

It’s back to school for all of us, and that means getting used to a new schedule, classes, and professors. In the midst of starting a new school year, it’s easy to forget some essential things you should do to start off your year on a good note:

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New Year’s Academic Resolutions

It’s that time of year again where the semester has ended, the holidays have passed, and we need to embark on a new year and semester. As a fellow student, I know that at the end of every semester I always find myself saying, “Next semester I’ll do better” or “I’ll do things differently next…

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Holiday Gift Guide: For College Students

If you’re looking to buy gifts for the college students on your list, these items are both useful and affordable! Bluetooth speaker: This small (but mighty) bluetooth speaker fits in the palm of your hand but doesn’t sound like it would! My boyfriend and I have each had one of these speakers for several years…

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Mentors

We all have mentors, professors, or bosses that have inspired, motivated, and encouraged us to excel this year. As the holidays approach, here are some gift ideas for the role models in your life:

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5 Things to Consider if You’re Transferring in January

Whether you decided you want to transfer colleges mid-year because you don’t like the current college you’re attending or because that’s how your timeline worked out, below are five things you consider for a smoother college transferring experience in January.

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How To: De-Stress, Kid-Style

One of the main points I took away from my babysitting years is that spending time with children is surprisingly relaxing. I don’t mean the loud noises, spills, or fights; I’m talking about how children spend their time. Even as a college student, I found myself enjoying some of the brainless (and therefore relaxing) activities…

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What Makes Someone a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar?

As a Jack Kent Cooke scholar, I’ve met some of the most incredible people in the country. This is a privilege I don’t take for granted. Other JKC scholars have taught me how far hard work and perseverance can take you. When I was applying, I didn’t think I was qualified to win. However, I…

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Lessons Learned after my First Year as a Transfer Student

A lot of things seem different over time—as we grow older, our perspective changes as we understand more about ourselves and what is happening around us. Below are a few situations where my perspective has changed from my first year as a transfer student, to a senior ready to graduate. Hopefully, if you’re a first…

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Things I’d Change about my Online Program

I like my online program and how it’s set up, but there are some aspects of it that I don’t like. I wish I could change the following about my online program: Assignment deadlines: Unlike on-campus class assignments that are normally due during class, our assignments are due anytime. I really mean anytime: 8:00am, noon,…

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