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Home for the Holidays

Home for the HolidaysThe temperature is dropping, the stress is increasing, and winter break is just around the corner. Most everyone is looking forward to heading home for the holidays, and if that sounds like you, it sure makes sense. Home-cooked meals, old friends, and zero responsibility sounds like a complete blast and a half.

But what if you’re not exactly ecstatic about leaving?

For many of us, coming home means work. It means struggling to get acclimated once again to living at home. We love our … Continue Reading

Surviving, No, THRIVING: Job Expo


Picture this: you walk into the Perry Field House and see hundreds of business professionals dressed in their finest eyeing you down as you make your way through the crowded rows of desks. Flying resumes, high-strung nerves, and sweaty palms. The moment has come; it’s time to talk to your first company, but everything that you’ve ever rehearsed leaves your mind.

Ok… So maybe I’m exaggerating just a tad bit… Or maybe that’s exactly what you’re nervous about. Honestly, I’m not gonna lie to you. It’s nerve-wracking, but it’s also worth-while. Here’s … Continue Reading

What to Expect: First Day of Class

first day of classesYou made it through the first weekend! I hate to say it, but the real work starts now. Here’s how to survive the first day of class!

  1. Back your bag the night before. Collect everything you’ll be needing for the busy day in your bag so you don’t find yourself scrambling the morning. It’ll allow for a stress-free beginning to your day!
  1. Find your classes beforehand. You’re not going to magically know where every building and room is right away. That’s okay! Give yourself a little time to locate … Continue Reading

What to Expect: Move-In

move inGuess what? Good news: today you are a “Future Falcon,” but soon you’ll officially be a student of Bowling Green State University! How does it feel? Unreal? Yeah, thought so.

With Move-In and Opening Weekend just around the corner, here are some tips and tricks to help Move-In Day go just a little smoother!

  1. Pack as much as you can the night before. Trust me, you’ll thank yourself in the morning. Put everything in the car the night before (excluding your toothbrush and pillow of course) and the morning will be stress-free and … Continue Reading

What to Expect: Pre-Move-In

pre-moveinSo you have a few final days before you find yourself at Bowling Green State University. Are you ready for the whirlwind of chaos coming your way? If not, here’s what you can be expecting!

Expect stress. Deciding what to take with you to college and what to leave behind can be daunting. How are you supposed to pack things that you’re going to need within the next couple of days? (My advice? Buy a second hairbrush, toothbrush, razor, etc. It may seem a bit outlandish but I promise it’ll help!) Expect … Continue Reading

Summer Bucket List

summer bucket listIt’s your last summer before you’re officially a Falcon. So what’s it gonna look like? How will you spend it? What’s going to make it legend *wait for it* dary? Here’s my two cents:

  1. Spend as much time as you can with your parents. Sounds lame, right? Wrong. This transition is going to be just as difficult for them as it will be for you. Cut them some slack and cherish the last moments of dependence on people who think the world of you.
  1. Host a kick-butt graduation party. I know … Continue Reading

Summer Blues

summer bluesAs my freshman year here at Bowling Green comes to an end, my friends and I have come across a huge dilemma: how do we spend the summer apart? We’ve spent every waking moment together over the past 8 months and now we are forced to be separated for 4 months. We saw it coming all along, but now reality is hitting us like the BG wind.

It’s going to be quite an adjustment to eat meals by myself. I’m so used to picking up my phone and sending a quick … Continue Reading

Finals Week

Surviving THRIVING: Finals Week

thriving finalsSpring semester has completely flown by me, kind of like the wind here in Bowling Green. One second I was coming back from winter break and the next second I was back at home for spring break. Before you know it, my professors began giving out final projects and papers in preparation for the dreaded finals week.

Finals week. The two words that send shivers down the spine of every student across the country. Just seeing these words make my eyes well up with tears. I’m … Continue Reading

How to Pick the Perfect College

Well, maybe I shouldperfectcollege start by stating the truth: no college will ever be the PERFECT college, but perhaps you can find one that’s pretty darn close! April is prime everybody-post-where-you’re-going-to-college time. At this point, it seems like all of your friends know exactly where they’re headed and if you are left staring at your drawer full of college information and acceptance letters, you’re not alone. Take a deep breath, give yourself some grace (this is a big decision, it’s OK not to know right away), and take it one day … Continue Reading

A Spring in Your Step

spring in your stepBetween the homework, the papers, the exams, and the dreaded finals, sometimes all I need is a good, old-fashioned walk. Usually, around this time of year, I just need a break. Spring break has already come and gone (way too quickly for that matter) and I can just barely see the light at the end of the tunnel: Summer. It’s times like these that I find myself needing some fresh air.

Thankfully, the weather here is perfect. It makes walking around campus all the more fun. The snow has … Continue Reading

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