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Finals Time It Is

I am pulling out my nerd card today. The memorable moments of the “Star Wars” series are countless, as are the inspirational quotes from the characters and their creator. Enjoy them, use them in...

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Busting College Myths

During your time leading up to college, you may hear and believe a lot of interesting ideas and opinions about the college experience. Most of these ideas are untrue or “myths.” Today, I’m here...

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What Do Emojis Really Mean?

Emojis. We use them in texts, Tweets and Facebook posts. Also referred to as emoticons, they are usually used in the most literal sense. However, some emojis have taken on a different role and...

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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...