Category Archives: The Word: April Shernisky

PLAYLIST: Relaxing before bed


“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


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


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!)


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


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


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


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