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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…

Top 10 Colleges Deserving Recognition for their Response to COVID-19

Let’s be real. Absolutely no one was ready for the craziness the Coronavirus threw our way. But that doesn’t mean everything’s been a disaster. In fact, some universities implemented emergency funds and even appealed to distribute more money to students than was required by the government. Some even send alerts daily as they monitor the…

Fight On: 8 Reasons Why USC is Better Than UCLA

Cardinal and gold or blue and gold: that is the question. USC and UCLA have been battling on and off the field for decades. While both universities reside in sunny Southern California, the difference between USC and UCLA lies in athletics and networking opportunities, among many things. Can’t make up your mind about which school…

Speak Your Mind: 5 Ways to Practice Feminism in College

Calling all feminists! Equality Day is right around the corner, which means we should all wear our feminism proudly. While there’s no one right way to advocate for gender equality, working towards real change always starts with having conversations. To make your feminist voice heard, you need to make it a goal to discuss feminism…

5 Ways to Take Your Zoom Hangouts to the Next Level

In the middle of month five of COVID-19, quarantine and social distancing, a new pandemic now plagues our society: Zoom Fatigue. While not fatal, you should take your symptoms of Zoom Fatigue seriously. In our current circumstances, we all rely on Zoom to keep us connected to our friends, family, peers and coworkers. While it…

How Not to Take Your College Final Exams

The first semester of college almost always proves chaotic no matter what college you attend.  Nothing quite compares to the exhilaration of leaving behind rigid high school schedules. That is, until you find yourself spending your last $3.50 on vending machine food at 1:30 a.m. cramming for two midterms. These creative studying techniques may seem…

Quarantine Tips: 10 Ways to Make Virtual Friends Freshman Year

As if making friends at a new school wasn’t hard enough already, the pandemic has brought even more new challenges to the college social scene. Whether your university plans to go back online in the fall, in-person or both, you might need to get creative with how you reach out to potential new friends. But…

10 Ways to Experience Des Moines During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Is this heaven?” “It’s Iowa.” Staying home this spring made us sick of our homes, but not of our cities and all they offer. Iowans shouldn’t write off summer just because they won’t see the Iowa State Fair butter cow this year. We can take this opportunity to embrace the Field of Dreams wisdom and…

15 Social Distancing Activities That Ensure Good Vibes for Summer 2020

Starting to feel Netflix partied out? Although TV bingeing never goes out of style, typical social distancing interactions today prove a bit boring after the fifteenth or sixteenth repetition. With regular Facetime nights and streaming parties already under your belt, start adding some more exciting six-feet-apart traditions to your repertoire. Hinting at more than just…

My Durham Top Ten!

I have loved my first two years in Durham so much that it is very hard to pin down my favourite things but if I had to decide, these would be my top ten.I hope you enjoy hearing a bit more about some of the things that make Durham so great. Carina FontHi, my name…

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