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Navigating Higher Ed

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Tackling Test Anxiety

It was time to take the ACT, the test to determine my admittance into college and the rest of my life. Perhaps I was prone to extreme thinking. I brought my perfectly sharpened No....

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Free Food For The Famished

Eating well, especially when living on a budget, is not easy. I have a friend who has developed almost a sixth sense that helps him smell free food from miles away.  I asked him...

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Read Like You Mean It

Back when I was young and still played sports, a baseball coach told us our goal each day was to “practice like we mean it.” The idea, and it’s a cliché we’ve all heard...

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Don’t Take All the Credit

I remember when I got my first “free” credit card application in the mail. That was an awesome day for a 19-year-old with a part-time job and full-time load of ASU classes. “Free Visa...

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Bad Roommate Series: The Awkward Roommate

There are three basic levels of social awkwardness: There’s “I struggle with leaving voice mails and operating automatic soap dispensers” awkward; There’s “I know 800 facts about narwhals and have a Zoobooks collection” awkward; And there’s...

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Alternative Studying Methods

It’s time to stop mindlessly skimming through your textbook and struggling to make sense of your class notes. As a transfer student from a junior college into a university, I didn’t really have an approach...

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Don’t Stress Out, There’s Help

College is stressful, especially when you move miles away from home. Class assignments pile up, maybe your employer is pushing you to work more hours, midterms are coming up, and don’t even think about...