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The Midterm Slump

We’re already halfway through the semester, which means your chances to save your grades are dwindling. Your performance on midterms and assignments later on in the semester has the power to really influence your final grade. Most teachers don’t assign high stakes assignments at the start of the semester. These are typically due later on... Read more →
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Why You Should Learn to Cook

One of the most important skills I learned in college did not happen in a classroom. Learning how to cook has not only helped me survive (literally), but I’ve also been able to do something I enjoy. Obviously we all need to eat. I prefer to cook my meals for myself rather than pick them up in a cafeteria or eat carryout every night. By... Read more →
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Why ISU Needs to Keep the “DD”

              As you have probably heard by now, the city of Bloomington is trying to ixnay the ISU student designated driver. A long running “tradition” so to speak, students from all over campus drive around their cars for a night giving rides to their fellow, usually... Read more →
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Adjusting to college

                  As many students adjust to being away from home for the first time, the six-week plunge has been brutal. The thrill of the “first weekend” has begun to wear off and the realities of studying and tests have started to sink in. When caught up in... Read more →
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Why You Need a LinkedIn Profile

If you’re a senior, you’re probably starting to realize how important your LinkedIn profile is. If you’re an underclassman, you will see the importance of this tool soon. LinkedIn, and networking in general, is arguably the second most important aspect of college behind your education. So when is the right time to start networking?... Read more →
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Don’t Get Fooled by Off-Campus Housing

While you may not be thinking about next year’s living situation at the start of this school year, local leasing companies want you to be. Someone decided that the start of the fall semester was a good time for students to sign leases for the following year. It may be easy to get caught up in the flurry of choosing a new apartment, but... Read more →
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Redbird Tailgates

Last weekend was our first opportunity as a school to set the tone for the school year with our first football game—thus bringing on the first tailgate of the season. Sure, we had a great crowd. Sure, our student section was packed. But the most appealing thing to my fellow ’Birds should and could be the tailgates. Let’s not shy away... Read more →
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Get Involved

I’m often asked for one piece of advice for freshman students. The most important thing I’ve learned over the past few years has been this: get involved. It doesn’t matter what your interests are. I can almost guarantee you’ll find something either on-campus or in the surrounding community. Whether it’s a registered student... Read more →
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Top 5: Spots to eat off-campus

Now that students and professors are back on campus and we are well into the school year, are you sick of dining center food yet? Have you found yourself wishing you knew some great places on or near campus to try out with some friends? What many students don’t know is that there are many great places off-campus, yet nearby to find a good... Read more →
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The Last Semester

                  Upon starting back to school last week, I had the realization that life would change all too soon as I opened a new chapter. I realized it was my last first day of school…well, as an undergrad at least. So for those of you who will not be... Read more →

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