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Get it done: Knocking out your final paper

Get it done: Knocking out your final paper

Rebecca Saenz

November 29, 2018

Santa is coming! So are final papers. We all have that final paper we should already be working on ‐ or starting on. We put it off, work a bit, put it off again ‐ then all of a sudden the thing’s due in two days and we’re stressed out. But it doesn’t have to be this way! As an English m...

A Graduate’s Guide to An Undergraduate

A Graduate’s Guide to An Undergraduate

Ben Shirani

August 30, 2018

As an entering graduate student, I took time to look back at my undergraduate career and phase out some things that ended up helping me get to this next phase in my life and some of the things that did not.  First and foremost, you need to be there. You have to show up.  You must go to every si...

Breaking the heartbreak

Breaking the heartbreak

Ethan Pham

May 4, 2016

Heartbreak is a universal human experience, but having a broken heart can serve as an opportunity to strengthen oneself. Nothing will ever hurt quite like the loss of a love in your life, but the good part of hitting rock bottom is that you can only build yourself up from there. When I went through m...

Meditation, man

Meditation, man

Alyssa Gonzales

May 4, 2016

At one point or another, everyone has heard that meditation is good for emotional and mental health. Whether it’s from an Instagram post of a girl on the beach or from the weird spiritual guru in the latest cinematic comedy, meditation has gotten a bad street name. If you google “benefits of meditation...

Make it rain

March 2, 2015

Marcus Connolly After the holiday season, tuition and other expenses of the New Year, your bank account may seem a little less full then you would like. Saving money can be frustrating, but with these simple tips it’ll be easy and you’ll be able to keep more pennies in your pigg...

Don’t sweat it

March 2, 2015

Let’s face it: working out isn’t always as self-explanatory as it seems. Those seeking logical advice often find themselves swimming through a perilous ocean of fitness myths and legends. Be at ease; we’re here to help. What follows are some very basic, but important, do’s and don’ts fo...

Unlicensed-Professional Advice for Writing A Novel or Other Works: 2

November 17, 2014

If you made it through last week’s Unlicensed-Professional Advice, then you have successfully made it to the section where I will discuss the importance of knowing and selecting a genre for your writing. The simplest choice, albeit the wrong choice, is not choosing a genre at all. If you sta...

Unlicensed-Professional Advice for Writing A Novel or Other Works: 1

November 17, 2014

Over the next several weeks, I will give writers (creative, hobbyist, beginner, explorative, etc.) insight on a writing process that I have found works best for short stories and novels. Poem writers are free to read too, but who writes those things anymore? That is a joke of course. Topics that...