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On Leaving Home

I think those few weeks before going back to college, where flights are being bought, plans for the following semester are being made, and goodbyes become more concrete, feel like waiting on a red light. Change is imminent. You know it will arrive soon and you’re...

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Eating Healthy in College

With college comes busy schedules and not enough free time. Staying healthy, while it is very important, can easily become a low priority when all the responsibilities of being a college student seem daunting. Being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle can and will...

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How To: Collective Action/Organizing

  Society cannot be changed by a single person. It takes significant collective action to ever achieve anything meaningful in an era where the structures that govern society are as powerful and pervasive as they are now. This can seem overwhelming, but starting small...

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New Hobbies

I have been trying to find new hobbies to try out because I feel as though I have been stuck in a rut. I have been trying painting, which is actually really fun but does take up some time and effort. I have also been looking into trying sewing- I got a jean jacket to...

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Summer Time Events

Summer is here and in full swing! I have two classes this summer so that I will be able to get a head start on some of the pre-requisites for a few required classes. Summer classes are nice because they aren't too crowded but they sure are busy and fast paced! They...

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The Bachelor – Choosing Your College

The first acceptance letter I received was from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The other schools I was admitted to were the University of Miami, Boston University, University of South Florida and Carnegie Mellon University, my current school. I was a QuestBridge...

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Things I Probably Did Not Need in College

Summer is finally upon us! We made it through yet another semester and can now take some much needed relaxation time.  This semester was undoubtedly challenging in all facets of my life. One difficult task I had toward the end of the year was figuring out how to fit...

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How to Make the Most of Your Summer Break!

One of the perks of college is getting out of school for the summer earlier than when you were in high school. And since beginning college in the summer of 2017, this is my first summer with no classes! I am ecstatic simply because I have so many plans to make this...

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