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School is Out!

The semester is finally over and I can finally relax! I could feel a huge sigh of relief reign out throughout my campus when finals week ended. After my last final I had to move everything out of my dorm for the summer. This year was the worst experience for me in...

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Are you working this summer?

In between preparing for finals, I have been actively searching for jobs outside of campus. I also have to be thinking how I will be spending my summer. The main take that I have learned from going through this is to always have a plan. This has helped me set goals...

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What I Wish I Knew As an Incoming Student

  Now that graduation is less than a month away, I’ve often be thinking back on my college experience and have evaluated my actual experiences to the perceptions I had in high school of college. One of the areas I have been thinking about is the academic rigor...

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Idleness in March: Spring Break Edition

I spent my Spring Break last month going back home to New York City and hanging out with my family. While some of my peers went on trips to Cancun or to Europe, I decided that it would be best for me to return home seeing how I’ll be spending a lot time working for...

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Lessons from a Student Studying Abroad

The second act of the spring semester of junior year has reached climaxes on more than one occasion. I keep saying it, but it is true, the amount of milestones that are happening, one after the other, is simply remarkable. So much self-growth. Not that academics do...

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Spring Time Arrival

The cold weather has been ushered out making way for the lovely spring time weather! Though here in Houston it's been pretty erratic. It goes from cold to hot, windy to raining, etc. With that, there's only two more weeks of school and I cannot wait for this semester...

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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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