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5 Professional Ways to Get Better from Stopping Working a Class

It’s every student’s worst nightmare: you took the past month’s reading as more of a suggestion, the final review sheet disappeared into a jumbled pile of study abroad brochures, and now the big bad F-word is staring you down. Failing a class can be one of the hardest setbacks to bounce back from. That being…

10 Ways to Endure Balancing College Demands

All too often, we college students learn that we need to submit our ten-page research paper by our next class and unfortunately for us, we forgot to do any research. With all our assignments, extracurriculars and social obligations we forget to keep track of the important dates. Instead of taking advantage of any free time,…

Leading 10 Gen Ed Courses at Coe College

For a freshman, the butterflies of starting their college career still flutter within their stomachs— even months into the semester. This exciting feeling tends to dim though as you browse through the pages upon pages of possible classes for you to take. It’s not easy to choose your required general education classes. First thing, you…

UK academics deal with furious reaction for motivating trainees to vote

When Carrie Paechter, a professor at Nottingham Trent University, tweeted two weeks ago that students could register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses, she didn’t anticipate the tirade of anger it would unleash. She was reported to the police and the Electoral Commission, and someone wrote to her vice-chancellor calling for her…

The term ‘benefit’ has actually been weaponized. It’s time to retire...

In recent years, Skidmore College, where I am a professor, has been roiled by political incidents large and small. As at other colleges and universities, these eruptions have ranged from sometimes violent protests designed to prevent controversial speakers from speaking to “call-outs” and disruptions to prevent the teaching of ostensibly offensive books or to punish…

Sticking it to Senioritis: Mizzou Tigers Version

Senioritis: the worst thing since pop quizzes. It has the power to suck the life out of you and make time slow to a crawl. And in the Midwest, that feeling of having nothing to do is worse than our winters. For University of Missouri seniors, we’re experienced in finding relief from the overwhelming world…

10 Ways to Beat the Tension of Finals Week

Finals? Already? The box closes in, deadlines inching closer while to-do lists spill over like the coffee and energy drinks on your desk. College students roam around with bags under their eyes and stains on their sweatpants. Dead week, as my professor likes to call it. The overwhelming amount of stress college finals places on…

The Strippers, Bob Ross and Expense Nye Stroll into a Bar:...

This one grammatical mark seems so trivial, yet plays a crucial role in the modern writing world. Popular culture loves to talk about it, grammar snobs love to rant about it: the (in)famous Oxford comma. For some odd reason, the Oxford comma took the world by storm, and now we must all have a position…

Short-lived work at ₤ 9 an hour. No surprise speakers are...

When Thomas Swann completed his PhD in 2015, he spent three weeks applying for 40 different jobs in academia. He was lucky to secure a dream position at Leicester University’s department of politics and international relations, but the year-long contract meant it wouldn’t be the end of his job hunt. He is currently on his…

What hypocrisy, I believe guiltily, as I jet off to scholastic...

“What did you do on global climate protest day, Daddy?” “I was in the city centre, and joined the protest for a while. But I had to leave, as I needed to get to the airport to fly home.” I was in Hamburg that day. To speak at a conference, of course, one of many…

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