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Is There Such a Thing as Being Too Ambitious in College?

Ever hear of the saying that too much of something is never good for you? Yeah, here’s your confirmation proving that saying absolutely holds true. My ambition drove me to do things I never thought I could summon the confidence to achieve. To do those things I needed to do regardless of everything else because…

10 Invaluable Skills You Get from Learning and Working Virtually

With virtual learning and remote work turning into the new norm, we often associate the word Zoom with a big sigh. However, looking on the bright side of things, every experience offers its own value. We can count the cons of working online, but let’s try pulling out some of the pros.  Here are 10…

Class Etiquette 101: The Unspoken Rules of Zoom

School is back in session, but things look a little different this year. The 2020 version of the going-to-school-in-your-underwear nightmare is watching TikToks in Zoom class with your mic on. Yikes! Though we have half a semester of experience, we all have some adjusting to do with our newfound virtual classes—including a lesson in Zoom…

CM’s Ultimate Guide to the English Education Major

Despite the multiple career options English majors can choose from, the most common question asked regarding their occupation revolves around: “Are you going to be a teacher?” The most common answer to that question? Yes! Most English education majors dedicate years of blood, sweat and tears to become future educators, whether they teach excited kindergarteners…

How to Study for a Test When Your Roommates are Pregaming

Picture this: it’s Thursday night and that dreadful physics–or whatever class you take–exam awaits you Monday morning. As you begin to study, your roommates decide to play music. No worries. They said only three people would come to your place tonight for a pregame. Five minutes later, the music gets louder and you hear the…

Higher education in the UK is morally bankrupt. I’m taking my...

As academics in England prepare for their strange new semester, I have been making the most of the familiar countryside of the idyllic North Downs in Kent. This summer, the picnics and the walks have been bittersweet: after more than 25 years in the UK, I am leaving to take up a professorship at Hamburg…

Class of 2021: how will you learn at university?

Scenes of overflowing lecture halls, with impassioned professors inspiring students, are a staple of any university-based drama. But for many students choosing the institution where they want to study in September 2021, they may be a thing of the past. Following the coronavirus pandemic, from September lecture theatres are more likely to be used as…

Getting Into My Dream University With A 2.1 GPA

At just 14 years old, I considered dropping out of high school. Like many teens, I hated going to school. I despised waking up, throwing on a uniform, and spending eight hours of my day in a classroom full of people I didn’t get along with. Freshman year, I began self-publishing my own paper magazine,…

The Show Must Go On: 10 Tips for Success in Online...

With colleges transitioning to remote learning, theater majors face an especially tricky adjustment. Rehearsing becomes more awkward than ever when it takes place in an apartment with roommates. Creating a sense of community with your fellow cast members can feel empty when you don’t get the chance to meet them face-to-face. And the overall magic…

15 School Supplies English Majors Literature-lly Need This Fall 

Most colleges decided that classes will remain predominantly online, and depending on the type of student you strive to embody, this decision may have thrown you off of your academic game a bit. Enrolling in Zoom University had many students blissfully remembering their days of arriving on campus for in-person instruction (even at ungodly hours)…

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