Why it’s Okay to Take a Gap Year

We are made to believe there is a set timeline we should follow on the path to finding a career. It is the “norm” for high-schoolers to go directly into college and then immediately into graduate school or the workforce. This leaves those of us who take breaks or side roads on the path to…

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Being Married & (Still) a Student

I have to admit: balancing the responsibilities of a full-time employee, student, and marriage is not easy. Despite being completely independent before getting married, life seems to be busier when you are married. Maybe it’s because you now have to clean up after a second person in the house. I swear life feels like an…

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3 Things I Wish I Knew as a Transfer Student

When I first transferred into La Salle University from Manor College, I was so eager to jump right into all the things I had previously been a part of. I wanted to do it all! This included joining student government, volunteer groups, a sorority, the tutoring center, and student research in the biology department. I…

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3 Ways to Take Advantage of On-Campus Living

Recently, Sarah gave her take on different college types, and pointed out that she preferred commuting to campus because of the money she saved and because she liked living at home. In my college experience, I’ve only lived on campus or nearby (within walking/biking distance) and I think there are a lot of pros of…

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My Take on Different College Types

During my transfer path on the road to graduation, I’ve experienced practically every type of college experience. From classroom set-up (in-person, virtual, or a mixture of the two), housing, enrollment and campus size, to religious affiliation, I’ve experienced them all. Read on to learn more about my experiences with each, and which were my favorite!…

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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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