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People should realize they’re not alone

When I transferred to the College last fall, I’ll be honest — I didn’t think I belonged at first. It wasn’t because the environment wasn’t welcoming or I thought I should’ve gone to another school; it was because I felt alone and different for being a transfer student.

People should look beyond dating apps

In college, it's hard enough finding a relationship when you're already busy balancing your academic studies with other responsibilities, which is exactly why dating apps like Tinder and Bumble are so popular among college students.

Students should join more extracurricular activities

Now that we are a couple of weeks into the semester, most students are beginning to feel the brunt of their coursework. For some, getting back into the routine of balancing work for classes and other commitments has become second nature. However, for others, the freshman class in particular, this adjustment period may be unfamiliar. Looking back at my own experience freshman year, there are definitely some things I would have done differently.

People should be proud of their names

A name is sacred, a title that no one can take away. There will always be someone with the same name as you, but none of them could ever identify with it the same way. It took me years to understand that about my name, and honestly, it still takes a lot of self-reminders.

Students should find joy in learning

One of the most difficult challenges I had to overcome was my predisposition that whatever a student learns in college, there must be an end goal; a firm reason for each class you take and how it will benefit you in acquiring the “dream” job, as well as having the idyllic career so many yearn for.

People should use fear as motivation

This summer, I insisted, despite the reasonable objections of my parents, that I return to my summer camp one more time to be a counselor. I figured that my summers of carefree cannonballs into the deep end and late-night bonfires were numbered, and that I could squeak out one more season by returning to the iconic place that defined my childhood.

College unites to overcome hardships

It’s been a tumultuous year. As a campus, we’ve dealt with at least three incidents of racial bias, four student deaths, radical protestors and a controversy surrounding our school’s president.

Students should find balance between work and play

The balance between work and play is a continuous battle in every college student’s routine, but when you factor in a job, the equation becomes a little more complicated.

Students should find time to decompress

Each night after a long day of classes and school-related activities, I go home to do what I have been looking forward to all day — watching the Yankees game. Knowing I can get in bed, relax and enjoy some baseball helps get

Students should practice productive study habits

Now that we are in the final stretch of the semester, one of my more frequently asked questions as a tutor on campus is how to manage the increasing course load as the semester comes to a close. Even though some

People should open their minds to others’ religious beliefs

When I first stepped onto campus on move-in day, I didn’t know what my religious beliefs were. If I had to label them, I would say that I was agnostic, refusing

Home is a mindset, not a location

“Where are you from?” This is such a straightforward question that is typically answered in a short sentence, but having experienced four major moves and only being 18, I often find myself struggling to find the right response.

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