Category Archives: The Word: April Shernisky

PLAYLIST: Relaxing before bed

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“O, A, E, B, C…R? I think it’s R…Note to self: Look up soil horizons before the test tomorrow…Ugh, I shouldn’t have eaten that leftover pizza…I really need to go grocery shopping…How much money do I have in my bank

An app for every occasion

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A while back I wrote about the five apps every college student ought to have. While I was searching for them, I came across dozens more that had nothing to do with academia, but still seemed worth investigating. Some, like

Un-slumping myself

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The word: un-slumping There’s undeniable truth to the concept of the “sophomore slump.” Take Hootie & the Blowfish, for example. (You know, the group who sang, “Well there’s nothing I can do, I only wanna be with you.”) Their debut album,

Don’t rain on my parade (just hire me!)

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The word(s): don’t rain on my parade Even though I’ve got a few years before graduation, I sometimes like to poke around job search engines. Why so early? Whether I’m watching the news or standing in line at Wegman’s, I hear phrases

Trampled by the season

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The word(s): The (real) most wonderful time of the year November is my favorite month. For me, November means comfort food – mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, peppermint hot chocolate. It means fleece jackets and fuzzy toe socks and

Sleepless in Erie

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The word: sleep Remember that saying about early to bed, early to rise? How it makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise? I’m not sure about the wealthy aspect, unless you’ve signed up for some kind of sleep experiment. But

Finding inspiration in New York City

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And the first word of the 2012-2013 academic year: luck. The last time you heard from me, I was desperately seeking summer employment in my hometown. To make a dull story short, I landed a job as a cashier at

Reviewing my résumé before (hopefully) resuming work

Reviewing my résumé

What I learned from watching “Friends”

And the word is: cohabiting. It’s no secret that living with another person is hard. Ask newlyweds or siblings or cloistered monks, and they’ll have a lot to say. Ask college students, and they’ll have even more.

Student fights killer deadlines

The word: deadlines I lack adequate respect for deadlines, which is problematic for someone whose intended career revolves around them. See, I’m the girl who RSVPs around 9:30 p.m. the day the invitation requests; the girl who has to sprint