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National Student Athlete Day!

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If you’re a student-athlete, today is YOUR day. Founded in 1987 by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, National Student Athlete Day is meant as a celebration of academic, athletic, and stewardship success. Additionally, April 6 marks the 2011 Giant Steps Awards, which honor those who demonstrate a balance of academics, athletics, life pursuits… Read more »

National Grilled Cheese Month

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April is National Grilled Cheese Month—who ever thought something as awesome as this monthly celebration even existed?! I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love grilled cheese sandwiches. And in honor of this wonderful month, here are some tips on the classic sammie that you might enjoy.

Going “One Day Without Shoes”

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Picture your closet. Now focus closer on each pair of shoes you have lying in there. How pairs do you think you see? 5? 10? 20? As a shoe lover, I know my number is even higher than that. In the United States most people have at least one pair of shoes. But that’s not… Read more »

Brownie Hoarding: Confessions from a UWO Brownie Aficionado

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When I take future UWO students out on campus tours, I always get questions about the quality of food here. And this is understandable – we are teenagers and young adults… and we are hungry! But, trust me, you have nothing to fear here! The food is delicious – from burritos at Titan Taco, to… Read more »

Harmless April Fool’s Jokes (that are still funny…)

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After doing a background check on April Fool’s Day, I’ve concluded that this day’s origin comes down to one monumental moment… April Fool’s! In reality, multiple stories are floating around out there, but it’s unclear exactly how this prankster holiday came about. One popular theory dates back to France in 1582. New Year’s was celebrated the previous… Read more »

A Nation in Need: How You Can Help

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On the morning of March 11th, I woke up with the usual worries about not having time for breakfast and finding a parking spot at school. I also remember a bit of whining taking place due to the recent oncoming of a cold. While I wasted a bit of time with these issues in the… Read more »

Tips for getting your books without going broke

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Many of us get a little worried about how we’re going to pay tuition each semester. We might pick up extra hours at our jobs, cut back on late night Jimmy John’s or rent movies rather than go to the movie theatre. But one thing we often forget during our saving is the cost of… Read more »

What Hollywood taught me about college…

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Movies offer a lot more than a couple hours of entertainment. They offer valuable life advice, especially for college students. Don’t believe me? Check out some of my all-time favorite movie quotes… complete with my personal explanation of how these offer solid advice for you in your college experience. “’Sometimes when the crew is up… Read more »

A Tangled Weekend

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The last couple weeks before spring break get a little stressful because of it being a good mid-point for professors to give tests. Luckily there are ways to relax during this time as well. Some examples? Well, I found a perfect way to break up my studying by going to, drum roll please, Reeve Union… Read more »