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How to be a better person: New Year’s edition

How to be a better person: New Year’s edition

Amanda John, Lifestyles Columnist

January 8, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

Hello, it’s me again. I had a feeling the title would get your attention; if you’re reading this, it worked.  It’s 2019, and I can’t begin to say how excited I am that each, and every one of you made it into the new year. Like all new year’s we begin with resolutions,  a number of thin...

New year means back-to-school resolutions

New year means back-to-school resolutions

Emma Anderson, Lifestyles Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Lifestyles

We all tend to get caught up in resolutions and making promises to ourselves at the start of a new year. The problem that often occurs, however, is that after the first two weeks of a fresh year come and go, resolutions follow suit and we slip back into old habits.  One of the reasons the vows we make to ourselv...

Five tips to pull an effective all-nighter

Five tips to pull an effective all-nighter

Danielle Sons, Lifestyles Reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Have a game plan Disorganization is one of the many things that can cause stress because it can feel like everything is falling apart. This can cause anxiety and a bunch of other problems that will prevent the night from being as successful as it could be. Therefore, have somewhat of an organized plan going...

How to emerge from finals week in one piece

How to emerge from finals week in one piece

Danielle Sons

November 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Have the right mindset Going into finals week thinking negatively and thinking the worst won’t encourage you to try for an A. Instead, try going in with a positive mindset, this can help you want to study hard and ace your finals. To stay confident and get through finals, sophomore civil engineering m...

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Five ways to solve roommate problems

Danielle Sons

November 7, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Roommates can be the best or worst people you ever live with. Nobody wants to have a troublesome roommate, but, if it comes to a point where confrontation is necessary, there are a few things roommates can do to mitigate the issues or awkwardness. Create a contract Roommate agreements are alw...

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Rationing roommate responsibilities

Emma Anderson

November 7, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Whether you live in the residence halls, an apartment or a house, chances are you have at least one roommate. Sharing a living space with other people can be difficult, especially when it comes to splitting responsibilities, but it doesn’t have to be. For junior business economics major Abby Fla...

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Ways to reinvent a traditional fall activity

Emma Anderson

October 30, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

It’s not fall without pumpkins. Period. Although the season can proceed without carving pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is a traditional autumn activity that even the least of fall enthusiasts can partake in. It’s a messy ordeal — wherein scooping slimy, stringy pumpkin guts out may become just t...

How to manage homesickness

How to manage homesickness

Danielle Sons

October 16, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Whether it’s freshman year or senior year, most students might experience the longing to go home to family, friends and pets. Homesickness can be tough to overcome and many students might have have that opportunity very often. To avoid homesickness here are some tips to cope with something ma...

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Fun spots around town for whole family to visit

Emma Anderson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

It’s Thursday night and the phone rings. It’s your mom. She says your family is coming tomorrow for Family Weekend and can’t wait to see what you have been up to. Instantly panicking like any new (or old) college student might, a million questions spring to mind; one being: What are we going to...

Drink safe to stay safe

Drink safe to stay safe

Korey Schuld

October 1, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

Four out of every five students drink alcohol at some point during college according to the Alcohol Rehab Guide. About 80 percent those students also binge drink. The American College Health Association: National College Health Assessment II, a quiz freshmen took in March of 2018, asked how many s...

Safe drinking: What to do when consuming alcohol

Safe drinking: What to do when consuming alcohol

Landon Dierks

October 1, 2018


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Consumption of alcohol is regulated for a reason. Irresponsible consumption and actions resulting from it can have steep real-world consequences. The Collegian reached out to University Police and Student Health Clinic staff to curate a list of things to remember when deciding to drink alcohol....

Morning-after tips, tricks

Morning-after tips, tricks

Emma Anderson

September 26, 2018


Filed under Lifestyles

We have all been there.  We have gone out the night before, had a little too much to drink and are now are trying to “rally” and get our hungover selves to work or class. While drinking irresponsibility is never the best option, there are some helpful tips and tricks from Janae Jacobsen, nurse...