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How do you celebrate your Valentine’s Day at BGSU?

funny-valentine-memes-2Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means it is either going to be the best or worst weekend ever for students at BGSU. Whether you have a significant other or not, there are plenty of ways to celebrate your Valentine’s (or anti-Valentine’s) Day at BGSU! Being tight on money is all a part of the college experience but that doesn’t have to get in your way for Valentine’s Day. You can have a Netflix movie night in your dorm room or apartment with your significant other and order a … Continue Reading

Opening Weekend is one of the most exciting times

One of the first impressions of college that students receive is during Opening Weekend.

This is the first weekend of the school year and is probably one of the most exciting weekends as well.

I think that the Opening Weekend experience at Bowling Green is one of the best around, and that’s why I decided to be an Opening Weekend Group Leader (OWGL) last year.

Being an OWGL allowed me to work with incoming students and to help show them how much I love Bowling Green.

I decided … Continue Reading

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

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

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

Honors student says classmates help her relax during Finals Week

Finals week … a blur of note cards, coffee, computer screens, clocks reading 3:04 a.m., more coffee and complete exhaustion.

I wish I could say that as an honors student, I’ve figured out how to avoid becoming overwhelmed during finals week. Sadly, that isn’t true.

The past few weeks of the semester are packed with projects and papers from every class. By the time the week of finals comes around, it hits you all at once that you actually need to study on top of all of the other things that your classes demand.

Though not the … Continue Reading

‘I have met some of the greatest people through honors classes’

I won’t lie, the Honors College at BG is pretty hard.

It will make you work harder than most other classes; it will take away precious hours of sleep.

But I truly love the Honors College.

The honors professors are an oddity; they truly care about whether or not you succeed in their class.

Not to say that the professors in non-honors classes don’t care, but the honors professors have always been the ones who I am closest with and the ones who help me with academic problems.

These professors want to challenge you in … Continue Reading

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