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A Glimpse into a Dartmouth Winterim!

One of the coolest and also stressful things about the Dartmouth D-Plan and quarter system is that we tend to have shorter terms and so our finals come up a lot quicker. But, this also means that I typically get to be done with finals before the holidays! (Yes, even...

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Getting Ready for the Final Stretch

When I first got to UT Austin, I did not know what to expect. I knew it was going to be a lot more difficult than any of the classes I ever took in high school, but I don't think I was truly prepared for what was coming my way. If I am being honest, I did not know how...

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Taking Time Off ~ Goals for the Semester Break

Somehow, 2020 has felt the shortest and longest year of my life. While I truly can’t believe that it is already halfway through December, I also cannot wait until classes and finals are finally over. For a lot of us, being inside and spending our days staring at our...

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Reflecting on a Zoom Semester

In one of my other blog posts, I mentioned my post-midterms slump. For a lot of my friends and I, once midterms were over, I felt extremely burnt out and I lost a lot of motivation to put my all into the rest of the semester. I came into the semester knowing it was...

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Getting Through Finals

If you know me, you know that I hate exams. Even the word itself sounds extremely intimidating. Add another level like the fact that you are taking an exam in college, it is no wonder that so many colleges romanticize stress culture as if it is a competition on who is...

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Persistence, Motivation, and Resilience

As I get closer to my graduation date, I want to reflect a little on my entire college experience. I begin by looking at who I was when I first started. Then, I reflect on my rollercoaster journey. Lastly, I think about how my personal and professional growth will...

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How It Started and How It’s Going

We are often told that it is alright to go to college and not know what you want to study or what you want to be. While that is true in many cases, it was not exactly my situation. I had known since the second grade that I wanted to be a nurse because I have always...

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Looking Back; Staying on Track

When I think back to November of last year, I can’t help but laugh. During this tumultuous time of college applications, I remember feeling a variety of emotions. Overwhelmed with the whole college application process; frustrated with my essays; and worried that I...

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Couldn’t Have Done It Without You

College can be a lonely journey sometimes. As a freshman, it is very easy to become overwhelmed by everything around you. The new people, the organizations, and the pressure to keep acceptable grades while also maintaining some sort of social presence. However, you...

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