Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on My Move-In Experience
Aug24

Dodging the Bullet: Reflecting on My Move-In Experience

By Maddie Neiman, Contributing Writer A certain anxiety and excitement surrounded the moment that I opened the door to the room in which I will spend my first year of college. After all, I knew that the space between these four, cream-colored walls would have the potential to become a second home to me. With my hands full of extra-large shopping bags and my parents and grandparents following behind me (hands equally occupied with...

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Dodging the Bullet: Roommate Puts Fears to Rest
Aug17

Dodging the Bullet: Roommate Puts Fears to Rest

By Jennifer Clogg, Contributing Writer I am not one to use Facebook Messenger for anything more than playing Words with Friends, so when a message request from someone named Jourdynn Cooper popped up, I was surprised. I expected a spam message from someone unknown requesting an instant transfer of money because my husband had been kidnapped in New York City. But, before I clicked the “delete” button, something made me stop...

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Dodging the Bullet: Meeting My Best Friends of the Future
Aug04

Dodging the Bullet: Meeting My Best Friends of the Future

By Stephanie Osman, Contributing Writer People always say that the best friends you’ll ever make will be made in college, and I must admit, I’ve always been a bit skeptical of that. After all, we’re all practically strangers going in, and it is more than likely that we’ll be living with those same total strangers for at least two semesters. I can barely stand living with my brothers for that long, let alone someone I barely know. That...

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Dodging the Bullet: Traditional or Digital Textbooks?
Jul25

Dodging the Bullet: Traditional or Digital Textbooks?

By Peter Zhang, Contributing Writer “Beep, Beep, Beep”, I quickly pressed snooze button without taking my eyes off the computer screen. I knew exactly what the message was — it was my class registration reminder, which I had set about a month before. “Click, Click, Click”, I immediately checked out my shopping cart filled with a biology course, a FYS class, a first-year writing class, a lab session, and an eight a.m. Chemistry...

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Dodging the Bullet: Becoming a Posh Fashionista on a College Student’s Budget
Jul19

Dodging the Bullet: Becoming a Posh Fashionista on a College Student’s Budget

By Marisa Balanda, Contributing Writer When it comes to college dorm shopping, “Bed, Bath & Beyond” is truly an understatement. According to a 2014 study from The Washington Post, the average college student spends approximately $916 on dorm supplies. While this number may seem extravagant to any outsider, I can admit that I have been suckered into the marketing tactics, Pinterest boards, and YouTube videos that revolve around...

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