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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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Is Getting The Flu Shot Worth It?

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Although it still feels like summertime here in good ol’ San Mo, we’ve technically entered influenza season. You probably received your “Take Your Best Shot” email from the university encouraging you to get your vaccination in order to prevent the spread of the flu virus on campus. You might […]

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Five Healthy Habits For a Stronger You

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor With so many different health products being shoved in our faces these days, it can be easy to over-complicate healthy living. A side effect that often follows those products is ending up spending way more money than you need to– possibly on things that may not even be helping […]

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The Underestimated Effectiveness of Meditation

By Claire Hansen Blog Content Contributor You’re probably thinking, “Oh great, another post about stress management and hippie lifestyles.” No. There is a stigma behind meditation, it’s true. With everyone’s lives getting busier by the week, meditation has unfortunately become somewhat of an overblown fad that many people, although hearing about it everywhere they go, […]

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You Do Not Need to Be Interesting

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor It’s been a little over nine months since I made a pact with myself to be more interesting. This New Year’s, I was convinced that was the best resolution I could make. See, I have a long history of being pretty boring. I’m something of a homebody, I don’t […]

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Saving You One Eyeliner At A Time

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor There’s nothing quite like winged eyeliner—with the perfect sharp wing, you can communicate fearlessness, conviction, dominance, a steady hand and dedication. If someone’s eyeliner is razor sharp and refuses to budge, that person already has my admiration and respect. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to pull off the look […]

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Be in the Moment, Be Mindful

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor As a college student and a daycare teacher, I find myself constantly running around. My hectic schedule makes the weeks drag by, and sometimes I wonder how I can accomplish all I want to accomplish in just seven days. I know many of you can relate. Because we become so […]

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Trusting a Bigger Plan

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor Trust is the word that has been swirling around in my head. It seems as if my intuition has it banging on my door like a desperate ex-lover. I’ve been closing my ears to it, of course, choosing instead to listen to the louder voices of my worries and insecurities. […]

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What Your Horoscope Doesn’t Tell You

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor When I was first introduced to astrology, I learned that the day you were born determined your sign. Once I found my sign, I was quickly directed towards horoscope articles that showed up on my yahoo and twitter pages. Horoscopes can range from daily to monthly and they tend […]

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Take Your Vitamins, or Don’t

By Hannah Wisterman Blog Content Contributor I’ll be honest: everything in my life could be falling apart, but if I remember to take my vitamins, I feel like a complete champion—a God of health who cannot be defeated by illness, fatigue, or nutritional deficiencies. It’s a small action to take to feel a little more […]

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Hydrate Before You Die-drate

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor While Freshman year comes with new freedoms and responsibilities, it also becomes the source of a lot of stress on our bodies, both physically and mentally. One of the biggest myths of freshman year is the infamous “Freshman 15”. As we become used to our class schedules and extracurricular […]

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Awkward and Black: My Perfect Combination

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor Jenise Jackson, the black girl who was never really defined as cool. She can’t really dance, she doesn’t party and her favorite movie is Napoleon Dynamite. She can also appear to be very standoffish in certain situations, mainly because she has no clue on how to approach them. I […]

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How to Manifest Travel

By Brittney Hemmands Blog Content Contributor Most of us dream of drinking margaritas by foreign beaches, eating exotic food in different places, or learning new cultures while meeting new people. Although it is easy to imagine living a simple and pleasurable life that consists of travel, it is more difficult to turn those dreams into […]

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How to Deal With Eczema

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor Ah yes… the itchy, dry and flaky skin condition that everyone who has it absolutely hates. This is probably one of the most common skin conditions! If you don’t know what it is, it’s basically an itchy, inflamed area of the skin (almost like a rash) that can be […]

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