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Navigating Higher Ed

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Confessions of an Overbearing Friend

I admit it: I’m a helicopter friend. I mean, not all the time. Nobody wants a friend who’s always making other people’s lives their business. The thing about being a successful helicopter friend is...

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De-coding College Slang Terms

For college students, using slang terms is basically second nature. Whether we say them out loud or post them on social media, most of us are familiar with the slang. But that may not...

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Recovering From the Verge of Failing

If you are getting back assignment after assignment, quiz after quiz and test after test with failing grades, you may be on the verge of failing. This can be a scary moment, realizing that...

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Field Guide To Freshman Year

Freshman year can be terrifying. But it can also be exciting, new, fun and could be the beginning of the best four years of your life. As I round out my freshman year, I thought it...

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Spending Time

Time is an very interesting concept. When you actually think about it, time really is the only thing that we are always spending, and we all have a limited amount of it. From the moment we’re born, we...

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Dealing With Failure

In college, everything is a lot harder than high school. Even the simplest assignment could have you throwing in the towel. But working on things that are hard just means you have to work...

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Learning the Balancing Act

With more freedom comes more responsibility. As independent college students, we’re responsible for getting things done without being prompted by anyone else. There’s often so much going on at once that it can become...