Pebbles of Positivity with #RockOutErie + #GURocks

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There’s a trend buzzing… or, rocking. I first saw this in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio by members of the Facebook group “Northeast Ohio Rocks,” participants have been painting rocks and hiding them around the city. The rocks are sprinkled with happy messages, bright colors, or inspirational quotes.  Individuals who find a painted rock snap […]

Playlist: Graduation Style

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Congratulations! You did it! You’re graduating (or at least dreaming about it!). What an exciting and momentous time! This calls for a celebration (playlist)! We’ve curated a few songs that will help set the mood for that big beautiful day. Give it a listen while you’re donning your cap and gown. Enjoy this day, smile, […]

Other Side: Mastering your Thesis

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At the time of writing this, I have roughly three hours until I give the biggest presentation of my academic career. Yes, my friends, I’m talking about thesis defense. Many of Gannon’s programs require students to complete a senior research thesis (other schools call it a capstone) before graduation. For some students, thesis can be […]

Hello From the Other Side: Classes I Wish Existed

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For those that don’t know me, my name is Mary Kate Carroll. I’ve held various positions at Edge Magazine, from contributor to editor, throughout my undergraduate career. Currently, I am a fifth year student enrolled in Gannon University’s occupational therapy program. For the past six months, I’ve been out in the “real world” completing fieldwork. Essentially, I’ve […]

Best Internet Distractions for College Students

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Oh, the internet. It can be a source of great knowledge and inspiration. It can also be a great source for baby animal videos. According to Pew Research Center, 98% of all undergraduate students use the internet, have broadband at home and connect using Wi-Fi. That’s a lot of college students with access to the […]

Playlist: Love

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To paraphrase a tweet by famous rapper Tyler, The Creator, “being in love is cool as heck.” To capture this sentiment and celebrate the holiday of Valentine’s Day, I’ve curated a playlist that expresses the idea of being in love. Give it a listen this February 14th for some warm and fuzzy feelings! “Peach” – […]

Advantages of Accelerated Occupational Therapy

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As a high school student, looking into different program and major options is extremely overwhelming. Some students know exactly what they want to do with their future – and kudos to them! For these students, the most challenging aspect is matching a program best suited for their needs, both financially and academically. The typical formula […]