Dodging the Bullet: My First Servo Thanksgiving
Nov25

Dodging the Bullet: My First Servo Thanksgiving

By Peter Zhang, Staff Writer Servo sure advertised the Thanksgiving dinner well. Emails rushed in weeks ahead advertising ways to avoid the line. As a first-year, I had no idea what to expect. Around 5:30 p.m., I saw the line stretching all the way towards library. Thanks to friends from GRAB who waited in line since 3:00 and saved me a spot, I avoided much of that. Once I stepped into Servo, dressed up staff welcomed everyone. A red...

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Dodging the Bullet: Wonder Rooms and a First-Year Seminar
Nov14

Dodging the Bullet: Wonder Rooms and a First-Year Seminar

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer A few days ago, I attended an exhibit opening in Schmucker Art Gallery, but this was a special opening … I was one of the students who got to curate this exhibit. How did I end up working on an exhibit in my first semester of college for a field that I want to go into? Four words: my First-Year Seminar. In June, I looked through the list of First-Year Seminars and I wanted to take so many of them, but...

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Dodging the Bullet: My First Class
Oct09

Dodging the Bullet: My First Class

By John Zak, Contributing Writer As I awoke to my alarm at 7:45 AM on Monday, August 28th, I knew this was it. My first day of college, I had no idea what to expect as I hopped out of my bed to attend my first class at 9 AM. I had showered, got dressed, made a cup of coffee in a Yeti cup, and walked to Weidensall Hall (which I made sure I knew the location of the previous day). I felt a mixture of excitement and uncertainty as I...

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Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart
Sep12

Dodging the Bullet: Lincoln Diner, You Now Have My Heart

By Samantha Anastasiou, Contributing Writer It was particularly breezy on the first evening of September and we had just concluded our first week of classes as college students. Naturally, we were already overwhelmed with endless pages of reading, but Friday offered the opportunity to decompress with new friends. Our long night brought us passing our dorm, Huber, and continuing up the road for a midnight snack. As Friday quickly...

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Dodging the Bullet: Office hours Alleviate the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’
Sep11

Dodging the Bullet: Office hours Alleviate the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

By Miranda Feeley, Staff Writer After three months of not speaking a single word of French, I walked into my first college-level French class last Monday and promptly got a bucket of ice dumped on my head. It wasn’t a real bucket, don’t worry! It’s just that when you’ve never had a class entirely in another language before, and you’re out of practice to boot, 50 minutes straight of French can be pretty shocking. There was one part of...

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