Category: Campus Life

Putting the “Home” in Homecoming Weekend

This past Homecoming weekend, I had the delight of spending time with my mum on campus. The last time my mum was on campus was for Freshman Move-In day last year, which wasn’t much of a visit. I’m glad she’d spent a few nights with me so she could get a feel of the campus, my classes, and just my overall college experience. On Friday, her flight came in the afternoon and we immediately had dinner at Rathskeller, because it is one of my go-to places to eat and hang-out on campus. Then I gave her a simple tour of...

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“Sometimes Family Are the Ones You Choose”

Even though it’s Sophomore year, I’m still trying to find a group I feel comfortable being around. One of the reasons I joined a sorority on campus was so that I could better seek out individuals who were similar enough to me in order to increase my sense of belonging—not as a means to solely define myself but to find something on campus that partially defined who I saw myself as already.  It was less about having a social life, but more of just making this college experience a bit more worthwhile. Since the beginning of fall term, these...

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DIY Decorations

If you’re like me, then you love finding those little bits and bobs that make a house a home.  The transition from a double dorm-room to an on-campus apartment meant that my housemates and I had a lot more space to fill than our previous two-walled decorations could satisfy.  Without breaking the bank, we found some creative and crafty ways to make all the extra space feel like our space. First, is stickers.  It’s something that I never usually think about until I’ve collected a few too many.  Many students at Union save these for their laptops or naglene waterbottles, but for me,...

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5 Tips for College Sophomores

Many upper-class students claim that their Sophomore year at college was their favorite year overall. Many newbie sophomores, including myself, intend to follow in that path of Sophomore dreams. Below are five tips on how to make Sophomore year better for yourself. Don’t Repeat Freshman Year: Whether it’s grades, college mistakes, your social life, or campus involvement, don’t allow yourself to repeat life as a first-year. The rules have changed a bit. You’ve gained some social advantage. You’re wiser and more aware of how to handle yourself in various situations. But let go of some of those Freshman habits,...

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