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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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Plan For The Drama…Part Two

In the last post we talked about planning for the drama that seems to arrive when you are on your way to becoming a successful student. But how do you handle drama that comes without any warning? How do you deal with the drama that arrives when you do not have a plan? Here is Read More

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Plan For The Drama

I realized this week that there is one item on my office supply list that I am running very low on: tissue. I have seen a lot of tears this semester, and it has not been pretty. The faucets have not been running over trivial things either–people are going through some serious and tough times. Read More

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Get Me In The Mood

I had the entire night planned–flowers, gifts, card, and a top-dollar restaurant. Trust me when I say this: I had thought of everything. It was our wedding anniversary and I was about to leave my wife speechless. Everything was as smooth as a Kem concert until we arrived at the restaurant. Now you’ve got to Read More

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I Did It For The Free T-Shirt

My freshman year of college was one of many semesters spent without many resources, so free t-shirts were always a carrot on a stick for me. One night in Tillman Auditorium, the Def Comedy Jam Tour came through our town and the unique opportunity came to have a freestyle rap-battle against one of the comedians Read More

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“What’s The Phone Number For 911?” Part 2

The second reason for not asking questions at times is that we confuse the process of asking for help with admitting defeat. “Help” and “Quit” do not sound the same, are not spelled the same, and are not even located on the same page in a dictionary. Much of this is developed from childhood. I Read More

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“What’s The Phone Number For 911?”

I’ve actually heard those words come out of someones mouth before, during an emergency situation. Before you start throwing rocks (and after your laughter dies down) you should know that when you don’t ask for help when you really need it, you’re no better than the person who makes this colorful statement (OUCH). ‘Not asking Read More