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Regarding Resolutions

By Chelyse Prevost Blog Content Contributor It’s finally here. You’re drinking more water, sleeping better, and doing away with problematic habits. You’re channeling through distractions and toxic people. Speaking everything into existence is essential because, yes, you are serious this year. Whether you practice what you preach from day one or halfway through the year, […]

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How to Make a Vision Board

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When asked the question “Where do you want to be in 10 years?”, we all have an idea of what we want our lives to look like. We think about what house or apartment we want to have, what city we want to live in, how much money we […]

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Five Things Every Student Can Relate To

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When first enrolling in college, it may be easy to assume how student life will go for you. Getting to make your own schedule, being away from home, and interacting with new people are just some of the freedoms and benefits you think about when picking where you want […]

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Finish Strong during Finals Week

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor In honor of finals week rapidly approaching and my busiest semester ever coming to a close, I’d like to share some of my favorite tactics for maximizing productivity that I’ve found to be very helpful over the last four years. This balancing act that we consider college life can […]

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Where to Buy the Weirdest Clothes

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor Whether you’re a hipster or a fashionista, it’s true that everyone (especially at the college age) occasionally gets that urge to do something crazy and out of the ordinary. But to do crazy things, you’ve got to have crazy clothes to do them in, too. For some people, those […]

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If the Sky is the Limit…

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Do you remember being young and having everyone ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up? We all envisioned being things like doctors, astronauts, police officers, etc. Throughout the years, there were some people who actually continued down a path to be these extraordinary things. Then […]

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Take Care of Yourself During Finals

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor With finals going on next week and the week after, students are finding themselves spending more and more time at the library and getting less sleep than they have this entire semester. While it is important for us to study for our exams and do well in our classes, […]

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Let’s Talk About Stereotypes

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When looking at the world, it is easy to see how diverse we are. There are different races, cultures, languages, and so much more that makes all of us different. With all these differences, it is hard to relate to or understand people that are nothing like us. Sometimes […]

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Give Them a Chance

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor People fear traditionally aggressive pets, and with good reason. With instincts so primal, it is hard for our humanized minds to understand them, or even have the desire to do so. However, giving these misunderstood creatures a chance is so worthwhile. I used to have the same mindset as […]

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The Low Budget Guide to Gift Giving

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor ‘Tis the season for white elephants, secret Santas, and gift exchanges with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews—the whole gang. Everyone gets excited at the idea of presents, but what do you do when you’ve got a heart full of love and a wallet full of next to nothing? With […]

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Coconut Oil: A Must-Have for College Students

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor With the true nutritional benefits of coconut oil still hotly up for debate, it’s time we take a step away from the cholesterol and heart disease conversation and look at what other surefire purposes coconut oil can serve in each of our lives. If you’re like me and have […]

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A Reflection on Visiting Home

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor I recently visited home for the first time in three months. I live about four hours away, so going home every weekend isn’t really an option for me like it is for a lot of my friends. I got really homesick as soon as I moved to Texas State […]

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How to Survive Cuffing Season

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor This month is not only in the beginning of fall, but it also marks the start of an interesting concept: Cuffing Season. Cuffing season is the time period between fall and winter when scouting a significant other to date is of the utmost importance. To be exact, the main […]

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Living Rich on a College Budget

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor Having expensive taste is a heavy cross to bear. I just can’t help that I feel my best when surrounded by the finer things in life. But all my heart’s deepest desires do not change my financial situation (hopelessly collegiate) and the severe case of money guilt that follows. […]

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How Do You Know Love?

By DeMornay Harper Web Content Contributor We see it all around us. Love is in our fingertips. It’s in the way we say goodnight, and the smiles strangers inspire in us on the street. It is in that overwhelmed call to mom and the helping hand from a neighbor. While these days it is hard […]

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Why Adopt and Volunteer?

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor As the weather gets colder and “ruffer” things get harder for stray animals. Yes, there are shelters who take in these stray animals, but according to dosomething.org, “Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive […]

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Are You an Introvert?

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor I think majority of us all have that one friend who they consider the introvert of the group. And if you’re like me, you are that introvert. Sure, you might find me out for a night on the town or hang out with great people from time to time, […]

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#WhyIWrite

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor I used to keep diaries when I was younger. It was like those diaries knew everything about me. They knew my fears and aspirations. They knew my good times and my bad times. I wrote everything I could in those diaries because it was the only way I knew […]

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You Are More Than Your GPA

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor College life is crazy. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle of things especially being constantly surrounded by your peers. It’s honestly difficult not to feel like you aren’t measuring up to where you “should be” based on what the people around you are doing. Because of […]

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Your Breakdown Survival Kit

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor There are so, so, so many things to get upset about. Midterms are sweeping the campus, natural disasters just keep happening, you miss your family, the neighbor didn’t let his dog come say hi to you—all totally reasonable things to get you in a funk. When one thing after […]

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