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FAFSA, The Numbers Game

The FAFSA provides a preview of boring, adult financial forms one must fill out every year. While I still haven’t done my own taxes, referring to my parent’s taxes hints at a future one-sided relationship with numbers; in the wake of smartphones, math and numbers...

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The Capitalism of Mental Health

What do mental wellness and well-being mean? From the World Health Organization, they defined as “...a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and...

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This semester has been very hectic. I've been dealing with a whole bunch of health predicaments that have been really taking my focus away from school. I've been struggling to maintain school as my main priority but I have been holding on. This has caused me to become...

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Howdy, Bloggers What's the next big thing I can describe to you in my second semester of my junior year? I really struggle at thinking about what to talk about when it has all gotten so complex in feelings of total achievement and total devastation while at college....

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Let Your Geek Love Show

February, the month of love, is almost over. For me, love and college do not tend to flow with each other in the same sentence. Complicated is a more accurate description of my relationship status with my college, and that's not to say that I haven't thoroughly...

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Finance Advice: Balling on a budget

It’s funny looking back on my college experience that I didn’t choose to study finance because as a first generation student you take a crash course in personal finance on a daily basis. When I thought about budgeting for college in high school, the only things I...

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The Internal Changes While Being Away from Home

The wind is intense, it dries my skin, especially my fingers, they have been exposed to the cold simply being occupied carrying some of my groceries—a different type of groceries, though. I feel that it has not been a month of being abroad, yet and I have changed so...

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Here to fight.

I am in a war and on many battlefields. Who am I fighting against? What am I fighting for? How am I going to fight? Why am I fighting? These are the questions that I consistently ask myself yet, I still do not know the answers. However, there is one answer that I...

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