College Guide to Grocery Shopping

By Soriana Stern · November 15th, 2011 · Graduate, School, Student Life · Comments

15 November

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Growing up at home, grocery shopping always consisted of Mom or Dad heading out with the bigger car to the store (or Costco) and filling up the shopping carts to the brim, with all of the best treats (steak, Oreos, soda, fruit roll-ups, etc.) In college, though, many of us may find ourselves still struggling to master the ropes of the grocery store. Here are some tips to guarantee you the best deals, and the best foods.

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5 Tips to Help You Win at Standardized Testing

By Jennifer Titche · November 14th, 2011 · Admissions, Testing · Comments

14 November

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If you’re applying to college, you’re probably going to have to take the SAT or the ACT. And while spending three to four hours on a Saturday morning taking a test that will play a part in determining which colleges you will be admitted to probably isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, there are some ways to make it a little less painful, and maybe even come out on top. Keep reading to find out how you can win at the SAT/ACT!

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Don’t Change a Thing!

By Jeff Havens · November 10th, 2011 · School, Student Life · Comments

10 November

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Hello, Campus Splashers!  I’m in the Detroit airport right now, on my way to a college comedy show at a school in New Hampshire.  I already know the show is going to start late, because they always start late; in the last four years I can’t remember a college show ever starting a time.  That’s because most college students are 5-10 minutes late to whatever event they’re attending.  And that’s perfect!  A consistent lack of punctuality is an excellent skill to develop if you don’t want to work anywhere for very long.

But it’s also only the beginning.  There are plenty of other things I know will happen tonight that are fantastic techniques to use in the workplace as well.  Who knew my comedy shows could be such good practice for the working world?

Are you ready?  Here we go!

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Two Great Internship Search Sites

By Soriana Stern · November 9th, 2011 · Graduate, Internships, School, Student Life · Comments

9 November

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There are so many different internships across the U.S. for you to apply for—the trick is finding them. In many of my internship searches, I often started out with company websites I heard of, but shortly after found that my search was dim. Here are two of my favorite websites to help make sure you avoid limiting yourself!

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Should I Tell My Friend Her Boyfriend’s Cheating?

By Guest · November 8th, 2011 · Student Life · Comments

8 November

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Dear Kathleen,

To say I have a serious dilemma would be an understatement. My two best friends started dating a few months ago and from the outside looking in everything seemed to be great. Until, I, recently overheard two girls in my English class talking. Now usually I would just mind my business but when I heard my very unavailable guy friends name mentioned I decided to ease drop. Boy, oh, boy, did I quickly regret  doing that. Turns out one of the girls in the conversation has been hooking up with him on the regular!

I just don’t know what to do. We all became best friends freshmen year and I don’t hold one friendship more valuable than the other … either way I feel like I’m betraying a friend . Should I tell his girlfriend? Or should I just keep my mouth shut?  It’s weighing on me I don’t know what to do? I don’t want to lose either of them.

Sincerely,
To Tell or Not to Tell

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Exercising Your Creative Side, Or: How I Learned to Stop Ruminating and Love the Blog

By Guest · November 7th, 2011 · Student Life · Comments

7 November

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To the uninitiated, it may appear that I have never written a blog post before. To the educated creatures that inhabit this blog-space (I’m talking to you, Campus Splash users), it may appear that I have never before written much of anything at all. However, the fact of the matter is that I have blogged in the past. I enjoyed it so much that I’ll do it again – right here! And I’ll do it right here because the truth is that any of us can blog. I know it seems daunting – to imagine that words can come out of your own head, find themselves on the Web, and stay there for all to see and for all eternity. But if you do it right – which those of us who can think independently can – it’s an excellent way to keep your thoughts sane, organized, and active. To prove to you loyal readers how effective blogging can be for your mental health, I’m going to tell you all a story about love, redemption… and getting your thoughts out into the public domain.

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Fun Halloween Tricks to Play on Your Professors!

By Jeff Havens · November 4th, 2011 · Graduate, School, Student Life · Comments

4 November

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Ah, Halloween.  It’s a magical season, a time for carving apples and bobbing for pumpkins and sleigh rides and fireworks and most importantly, playing tricks on people.  After a year of being mean to people for no reason, you finally have an excuse to flaunt your darker side.  Hurray Halloween!

So, in honor of this most evil of holidays, I’ve decided to share with you a few ideas that I think will make this month’s classes a little more entertaining than they might otherwise have been.  You ready?  I don’t care if you are or not, because we’re going to get started anyway!

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