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Big Sis Advice: Going Ghost

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Kimiya Factory

October 18, 2018

Believe me, the pun is not intended for this week’s topic that happens to be in the month of October. Ghosting a person, or the act of declining phone calls, going “missing-inaction” and “not receiving texts” that were sent weeks ago, is something a lot of us like to pretend we don’t...

ADHD = All Diagnosed Have Dependence

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Sophia Alaniz

October 11, 2018

Some memories are more vivid than others. One haunting recollection from my childhood was when my fourth-grade teacher told my parents that she thought I had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My teacher was right on the nose with her diagnosis. I have had ADHD since the age of seven. Sy...

Big Sis Advice: Mental Health

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Kimiya Factory

September 27, 2018

Sadly, a growing trend I see is the throwing around of a term coined “mental health,” making the topic a redundant cliché. Like many important topics thrown around on today’s social media, the importance of this topic slides through the cracks of a conversation that people should be able to have...

The Road to Success

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Rebecca Saenz

June 9, 2018

To the incoming freshmen, welcome to the University of Texas at San Antonio! Like sitting behind the wheel for the first time, your upcoming college experience might excite, stress or scare you. It’s all right — you will learn to navigate this new world the way a new driver learns to navigate the...

The pursuit to perfection

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Ethan Pham

April 24, 2018

College is meant to be a place of education, growth and learning. What happens far too often is the overwhelming pressure to succeed in college leads to severe issues that affect many students across campuses in America. A survey conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA’s Hi...

Mental health in the mind of a college student

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Natalie Hollenbeck

March 30, 2018

Millennials have become the butt of baby-boomers’ jokes. Millenials have been on the receiving end of intentional attacks over workplace-readiness. Baby-boomers feel that millennials are entitled and unambitious, and this image is portrayed in news broadcasts and articles, advertisements, television...

Resident assistants aren’t so bad

Kenyatta Battle

September 13, 2017

College, it is important to establish relationships. Whether that relationship be with peers, instructors, or the library staff (get to know your school’s library, you will be there often), creating bonds are an imperative part of a college student’s success. A relationship most students fail to establis...

Siesta time

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Natalia Brookens

September 1, 2017

There’s a common list of important aspects of college life: grades, a social life, coffee and (above all else) napping. Napping becomes important when all the late night study sessions start to add up and the hours of sleep a student receives becomes increasingly smaller. Sometimes there aren’t enou...

Take control of your living situation

Take control of your living situation

Vincent Valdez

August 30, 2017

Imagine stepping outside one morning with a cup-of-joe in hand, only to see your neighbor watering your grass in his underwear—that’s what living with roommates is like. Living with people can be stressful, especially if you prefer clean kitchens over roommates that manufacture dirty dishes in th...

Is college worth it?

June 24, 2013

The term “worth” can mean many types of values: monetary, personal or something measured by the esteem at which it is held. So what worth does a college education have? Is it worth the money for the education, experience or degree? According to the Pew Research Center, a whopping 57 percent of ...