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All About Love <3

Hello All, It's been a while since I've posted, I know. In the last week of February, when life's throwing me for a loop, I thought it would be a good time to get back on track. What better to get you on track than blogging about love in the month dedicated to the...

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Finances and Planning

The last thing you may want to think about when worrying about classes, integrating, and a whole new chapter of your life is finances. It is crucial that you stay on top of them and always know what is going on; this will help to ensure you have enough money to pay...

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The Value of Goals and SMART Goal Setting

New Year! New semester! New goals! Goals are essential. Everyone should have goals! They help us focus and plan, we feel accomplished when we reach them, and they help guide us to live purposefully. The way I see it is, living without goals is like living without a...

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My First Hackathon Experience

With the start of the new year, I decided one of my goals for 2019 was going to be to push myself into pursuing more professional development. As a second-year biomedical engineering student by now, I pretty much have the social and academic aspects of college down. I...

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January Term

At my college we have something called J-term, this is one semester long class that is jam packed into three weeks. We go to this class every single day for several hours. This year I decided to take a class called self care, they offer this class to anyone but highly...

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Fighting Procrastination

I’m sure you have all heard countless people try to crack the “procrastination code”. Mini rewards, chewing gum, and even colorful notes have been a few of the many ways people have tried to limit this common practice. While there are numerous ways people try to stay...

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Aaaannnndddddd........ We’re back! Second semester is in full swing! I woke up this morning, took a deep breath of the fresh dormroom scent, and got ready to get back into the swing of things. I hadn’t realized that I had forgotten how to be a student, in a way. It’s...

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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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