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You Need First Aid, Not Financial Aid

No one in an epic crisis would intentionally slap a lifeguard, run away from the paramedics, or avoid a star in Mario Kart. That sounds silly at first, but that is how it appears when we reject help-especially when we know that we need it. But according to research help around campus is becoming more Read More

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Justice Isn’t Blind, She’s Bribed

So I’m sitting in a Greek Orthodox Church on a Saturday wanting to slap a guy around with an extreme prejudice who is sitting just 4 pews in front of me. Why? Well, here’s the lowdown. I was taking a microbiology class and it was taking everything I had to pass this guys class. As Read More

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“Oh @#$!, I’m In College!!!”

One of the most underrated, underestimated and forgotten tips that can be given to anyone who wants to become a successful student is to make sure that your lifestyle promotes academic success. I studied and studied hard during my freshman and sophmore years, but their results landed me on academic probation because my lifestyle never Read More

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This Class Is Stupid–I Quit! (Questions 7 and 8)

Question #7: Am I studying or am I struggling? Sometimes we want to retreat because the opposition is difficult. You know what I mean: you begin studying for a test two days before the test when the difficulty of the class requires for you to begin studying a week before the test. If that is Read More

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Broken versus Broken Off-Part One

College is like jumping out of an airplane: 1. The more prepared you are, the better chances for survival 2. If your parachute doesn’t work, there is a high probability that you won’t walk away from it 3. If you do walk away, you’ll have a great story to tell 4. Taking the first step Read More

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3 People Who Will Help You Fail My Class: PART 2

The second person was and still is my deadliest enemy: its Complacency, better known as W. D. Tomorrow (We’ll Do it Tomorrow). He and I grew up together. My parents were constantly kicking him out of the house and I was constantly sneaking him back in. When I got to college, he helped introduce me Read More