11 Things You Realize Going into Your Senior Year

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It feels as though just last year I was a freshman in college. I wish that I could say that I was better prepared for how quickly these few years were going to move by but in truth I wasn’t. Just like all good things, college too must come to an end. As I approach […]

If I Could Go Back in Time

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For those of you who don’t know, I am a senior Advertising Communication major graduating this upcoming May. I’m your typical college chick for multiple reasons: I love my friends, love food and stay busy with class projects. One area where I may not be your typical college student is that along with 18 credit […]

Emotions of Graduating (as Told by Memes)

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Graduating from college is a big ol’ mixed bag of emotions. You’ve spent the last four (or maybe five or six or seven–no judging!) years at a place you now call home. Now that you’re finally prepping for departure and going off into the real world, you may feel an onslaught of bittersweet feelings. And […]

Hitting the road after graduation

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Well this is it, my last blog. I know, I know it’s a sad moment in all of our lives. I want to thank you all for listening to my ramblings over the last semester; it’s been a blast. After graduation I will be going on a road trip! I’m going with my roommate down […]

The big lesson: Learning to fail

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When I stepped onto campus four years ago, I had no idea what would come of my time at Gannon. I had no idea who I would become, who I would meet, what I would do here. I was nervous and excited, but ready to start on this grand adventure. Now, I look back at […]

The people you leave behind: Siblings and college

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Over the course of four years living away from home to go to school, you tend to grow up. You not only get older, but you have experiences that can’t be replicated as a high school student or while living at home. You mature, you gain a better understanding of the world around you and […]

Leaving home and going back again

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I feel like Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz.” No, I’m not confused about my gender; I’m talking about my journey through college. Let’s pretend that college is Oz. At the beginning, both are terrifying with all the new places, new people, and usually no one immediately around to help. Suddenly, you’re not in Kansas […]

Breaking vegan edge

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See, I’m not quite sure how to sum up a year of my life in 500 words. I stopped eating meat at the beginning of 2013 – cold turkey. (Pun completely intended.) I was told that there was no way I could do it; I ate too much chicken. So I proved that person wrong, […]

Anticipating grad school

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“I see you shiver with antici…“ I’m finally done with my applications for graduate school. I’ve applied to six schools with programs in clinical and counseling psychology, as well as public health. And now all I can do is wait and wait and wait…. As of the date I am writing this article, I’ve only […]

Filling my blank slate

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Tabula Rasa In Latin, tabula rasa literally translates to “blank slate,” referring to wax tablets used by ancestors to take note or record information. When needed, these tablets would be heated and reformed so that the wax was completely clear of all former impressions.  In philosophy, it refers to the theory that the mind is […]