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College Application Season – Staying on Track

Whether you apply to the one college or thirteen (this was my situation, I really wanted to get in), the college application process is a journey to go to college, the next frontier in your life. Shout out to my friend Malik who told me to "Be selfish." When you...

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Expectations v. Reality – After 1st Semester

My first semester was fun in some ways and not fun in others. Although the enjoyment and awe of Orientation had finally run out, I spent tons of my time outside of class chatting and meeting new people. In order to save my meal blocks and my DinExtra (Dinex), I...

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It’s the Final Countdown! Finals Edition

At CMU, the semester ends on a Friday. That day Activities Board, the only student-led campus organization that holds campus wide events hosts the semesterly extravaganza called End of the Semester. The campus basketball gym, Wiegand Gym, becomes a hub for fun! And...

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New Beginning

With this new year comes a new beginning of my change. I am nervous for what is to come as not only am I changing my major, but with that comes a new college and new buildings to get to know. Of course I am hoping for the best but I do have my reservations. I am...

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Happy New Year!

Another new year has arrived! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday break and got to spend quality time with the ones you love. I was able to go home for a few days to spend Christmas with my family and I had such a great time! I was able to see my nephew, who is...

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Handling Home

Most college students eagerly await any break they can get from college. They are overjoyed to go home to see their family and friends, but is that how everyone feels? I am here to tell you that if you don't feel that way, you aren't alone. Of course like most other...

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The End of Another Semester

The end of the semester is a fun yet stressful time. We all know the stress of finals, having to pack up and figure out when you are going on, your standings in your courses, where you will be spending the break from school, and etc. However, not many people know of...

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There’s No Place Like Home

Oh there's no place like home for the holidays! - but, what exactly makes up a “home”? Is it the place where your family is? The place you feel most comfortable or safest? Is it the place where you share a lot of laughs? Everyone has a different definition of home....

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Class of 2019, Happy New Year!

It's hard to imagine graduation the first year of college but it really swoops in. Now that I only have one semester left of my college career, all the questions are getting kicked up: what are you plans? have you locked down a job? will you move back home? It's like...

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Where the times get tough

Hello readers, These past two months were a whirl wind like any other month at college.. but from Thanksgiving break to Winter, there was only a two week gap then finals! Honestly, it feels like November and December were mushed together into one long exhausting...

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