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Honors Learning Community offers great travel opps

Being part of the Honors College is about more than just academics; it’s about being in a challenging environment with peers who have the same desire to learn.

I have become best friends with people in the Honors College and learned so much just by being in an atmosphere where the students want to get the most out of each class they take and enjoy their experiences.

I found that joining the Honors Learning Community was a great way to meet people with the same interests as me, and to explore new … Continue Reading

Forensic Science Lab

An overview of the new Forensic Science Lab being built on campus.

Required ‘gen ed’ classes really do matter

While it may not seem like it at first, there really is an important purpose behind each course you take in college.

The BG Perspectives classes, or “gen eds” as they are more commonly referred to, tend to cause eye-rolls all across campus.

They may just seem like required credits (natural sciences, cultural diversity, humanities), but I’ve found that if you give the classes a chance, you can actually gain a lot from them.

I’ve found that I have been able to apply a lot of what I learned in perspective courses to other things I encounter in college.

I was just thinking about … Continue Reading

Seniors need to work on completing Bucket List

Seniors in college have a bucket list of things they want to accomplish before they graduate and enter the “real” world.

My advice: Set aside time to do these activities, even though senior year is busy, stressful and overwhelming with school work, classes and job applications.

This last year of college is the time to do the things you wouldn’t normally do.

My advice is to take advantage of the time you have with your friends while you can; do the things you haven’t done in Bowling Green that you have wanted to do … Continue Reading

Biggest BG regret: Not attending many sporting events

As a senior in college I find myself reflecting back on the past three and a half years and the memories I have made.

I am happy to say that I have done a lot with my time here from getting involved on campus with organizations, joining a sorority, meeting new people to taking advantage of all the opportunities within my major.

The memories and friendships I have made so far will last a lifetime and I am so grateful for that.

However, there are some things that I regret not doing from the very beginning of … Continue Reading

Honors project consumes student’s life (in a good way)

There are stacks of books on my desk that feel seem like they’re 5 feet tall.

It’s like I’m in a little book cave, surrounded by chapters and sticky notes, cut off from the rest of the world.

All I’ve been staring at for the past three hours are words and words and words on worn-out white pages.

I have begun my Honors Project.

Though at first I was intimidated by the proposal and the bibliography that I need to complete by
the end of the semester, I am starting to view the project as an intense learning process rather
than a … Continue Reading

It’s better to learn about the Honors College in person

When visiting college campuses, I always found that information was more reliable when
I heard it from an actual person rather than just reading it in a pamphlet.

There is a lot of information about the Honors College that is sent in emails or found on the program website, but I don’t think you can truly get a sense of the program until you meet the people in it.

On Feb. 21, 2014, the Honors College will be hosting a preview day where students can get an overview of
the college and see what it is like to be an honors student. … Continue Reading

Honors College isn’t about grades; it’s about learning

Honors classes in high school versus honors classes in college are different.

In college, it’s about more than just a letter grade. In high school, the honors or AP courses are weighted and can give you a 4.3 GPA instead of a 4.0.

High-achieving high school students want their GPA to be as high as it possible can so that they can brag about it to their relatives and add it to their killer college applications.

But once you actually get to college, things change a bit. … Continue Reading

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