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The Key to Surviving an Online Math Class in 2020

Submitted by Richard Fried College math classes alone are notorious for their difficulty, but when the format becomes completely virtual, they create a new beast entirely. As a math major with only upper-level courses left, I needed to learn how to survive some truly difficult math classes this semester, and I have some advice for…

Rejection In College Is A Good Thing, I Promise You

Let me guess. You think that getting rejected is a personal failure, and that everyone who did better than you is superior in every way. Maybe you even wonder how everyone seems so much smarter, more attractive and more athletic than you. You handle rejection all wrong when you think less of yourself. I’m here…

Battling Boredom: 10 Movies to Binge Over Winter Break

Nothing to do over winter break? Let your Christmas be filled with mirth by watching the following films. Although this break won’t look the same with the pandemic continuing to progress, there still remain opportunities to find some joy! Here are 10 movies to binge over winter break once you start running out of things…

10 Gifts to Show Some Warmth to Your Lonely Friend

During this pandemic, it can get lonely out there, especially if one chooses to live alone in a dorm or apartment instead of going back home for the semester. If you have a friend who misses people, a sweet gift can provide some comfort. Keep scrolling for some holiday season gift inspiration to cheer up…

Your Ultimate Guide to Dating Safely During COVID-19

What better time to meet new people than now, while you’re in college? Everyone tells you before you go off to school that college will bring you the best four years of your life—but no one expected a global pandemic to happen. Although COVID-19 has likely uprooted many of your college plans, it doesn’t have…

10 Self-Care Tips and Tricks for Success: COVID-19 Edition

POV: You’re 7 months into a pandemic and a civil rights movement, while juggling academic responsibilities, internships and work. Whether you’re self-quarantining or with your family/friends, most students need a little time to participate in some self-care. Don’t worry–read on for 10 tips and tricks to help you practice self-care! 1. Cute Masks  giphy.com Is…

Top 10 COVID-Friendly Activities Around Amherst, Massachusetts

We understand the frustration of being trapped inside your apartment while at school Trust me, we get it. Thanks to COVID-19, classes unfortunately moved online for most students. Despite the shift, you can make the most of it and by discovering the COVID-19 friendly things to do in your area. For students in the Amherst,…

Swords, Bruises, and How to Find Joy in College

In high school, the biggest piece of advice I got was “get involved,” and “don’t waste your college years.” giphy.com Relatives at graduation parties and family reunions constantly repeat the same old refrain: “they’ll be the best four years of your life.” I consider myself a logical and reasonable person, so I took this advice…

Finding Purpose: How to Pursue Your Passion

Imagine two paths before you and both lead to your goal. One goes straight while the other twists and turns. Though we want to follow the straight path, life never turns out that easy. The road to passion isn’t a straight line. Instead, it’s full of twists and turns just like a windy road. We…

So You Filled Out the FAFSA: What Am I Supposed to...

Student loans are no joke. With college prices on the rise for over two decades, there’s no surprise that student loans are a necessity in many college students’ lives. But how exactly do they work? If you’re like most college students, financial literacy probably isn’t your highest skill set. Terms such as “subsidize,” “interest rates,”…

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