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Class registration reflections from a senior

How happy am I to be a senior. Ya, that's not a question. The main reason is: class registration is a breeze compared to my early years! I just finished my last round of pre-registration before graduation. I got a good time, a solid layout, Whitman registrar's offer...

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some insights of on-campus employment

Hey all, Recently, I gained a lot more on-campus federal work study jobs that, together, give me pretty good hours for a week. I am currently working 3 jobs: Whitman's theater house manager, Whitman's gym desk worker, and Whitman's recycling program recycler. Since...

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Happy National First Gen Day

I’d like to take a moment to really think about what it means to be a first-generation college student. For starters, at my university, it means that we are the first in our immediate family who will graduate from college. This means that we have to navigate through...

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Choosing the Right School

Making decisions about college can be stressful. As a high school senior you are constantly being asked “So… what's your plan after high school? Where are you going? What are you studying?” or having 873486287+ deadlines thrown at your face on when applications are...

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A Conversation with Oprah

As a freshman in college, it's unheard of that I would have the opportunity to see Oprah Winfrey. However, UMass Lowell stands by their statement of being truly "for the students." Oprah Winfrey: author, actress, director, producer, and philanthropist is coming to the...

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My Best College Experience So Far

The best college experience I have had so far is moving on campus this year. I was a commuter student my first year, so this is a major game changer! My roommates have become really great friends of mine. I have been able to develop a much better social aspect to my...

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Finding Support Systems

I would not be standing in my last year of college, if I gave up on the first time I failed at something. I think as young adults we can sometimes be easily discouraged when something doesn't go well the first time. Recently, I was disappointed to find out that I...

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Fallen Leaves, New Communities

During the fall the leaves change and fall off, typically think things die or end. However that is not the case here. We enjoy the change, even celebrate it. During late October there is a festival called 'The Turning of the Maples' here we lounge around the Quad and...

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Spring Semester Registration

It's that time of the year again, course registration. This is when the hustle and bustle begins. Meetings with advisers and talking with friends trying to figure out which classes will be enjoyable and what you need. I have a bit of a unique situation with the fact...

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Study, Study, Study

I cannot believe that we are more than halfway done with the Fall semester! Here in Geneva the leaves are changing and giving us beautiful fall foliage to admire. In this post, I want to talk about my favorite spots to study on and off campus. In an earlier post I...

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