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Letters of Recommendation

It seems one of the more stressful parts of the college application process is finding someone to write a recommendation letter for you. Some schools may ask you to provide just one while other may ask for three recommenders. If you’re anything like I was, you’re...

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First Things First

Hey all! My name is Mandy and I’m so excited to be joining the I’m First! family. For my debut post, I figured I’d tell you guys a bit about myself. I’m a senior at Boston University studying Communication Studies (so a combo between Public Relations and Advertising)...

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Summer is Over and It’s a Struggle

We are now two months into the Fall 2019 Semester and summer break is over, but it does not feel like it. Lately, I have been struggling with getting back into the groove of things. It’s been hard saying no to fun plans my friends make, getting into the routine of...

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How Was Move-In?

How was move-in for me? That’s a loaded mash potato of a question. On one hand it was smoother than expected, but on the other it was bittersweet. Move-in day was sunny and warm, but not too warm that my need to always have on a heavy coat—fashion purposes—had me...

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Summer’s Over Already?

As hectic as my first year was-between trying to make friends, keeping on top of my grades, figuring out what I wanted to do with my life, and being productive-I think a part of me craved the constant motion of life. If I wasn’t busy doing one thing I was doing...

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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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