Category: College (3)

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Aug
31

End of August

From the blog of “A Day in the Life of a 20-Something Year Old”

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Well since I haven’t written on what was my new blog since Nam, I figured what better way to start back up again with a back to school post?

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So what does it mean when August is coming to its end? That summer is basically over. That it is officially time to start packing your things, convince your mom you have absolutely NO clothes and need to go back to school shopping, and do whatever has to be done for some last minute cash – because if you’re anything like me, then you’ve wasted away all of your money over the summer on clothes you didn’t need, sushi and frozen yogurt which you also probably didn’t need, and of course adventures in NYC (for Instagram – example below).

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Most importantly, the end of August means that it is time to head back to school. Which of course is the time most of us have been looking forward to since finals ended back in May. But as for the select few who aren’t thrilled to get back to their college grounds… then, well, that’s just weird. Because this begins a new semester where we get to reunite with all of the people we love to be around, where there is no such thing as drinking too early or too much (the same goes for eating), and where we have absolute freedom. And if you don’t remember why or are not fortunate enough to know why getting back to school is so fabulous, please refer to my previous post “6 Reasons Why We’ve All Been Looking So Forward to Getting Back to School”. And I mean the only real downfall of it all could perhaps be that we are suppose to start attending classes again, but I mean who actually does that unless it’s exam day (losers).

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Heading back to school also means it’s time for my mom to start getting clingy and tell me that calling her twice a day is NOT enough because she misses me so much, for my dad to ask me why there is a picture of me with my face in a pizza box at 2 AM, and for the both of them to start questioning me as to where all my money is going. And for those who are as lucky as I am and have two parents who never went to college (THANK GOD they still ended up being so successful), then the best response is: well mom and dad, you never went to college, so you just don’t get it.

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By Rachel Giovanello

 

 

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Top 5 Places to Study at the University of Delaware (In no order cause I said so)

Check out these 5 student submitted study locations. As an incoming freshman, I wish I had this information when I first arrived. As a senior now I am passing on my wisdom and hiding spots to maximize study/work efficiency and minimize distractions. Pass this along! Hopefully it can help some of you! If it doesn’t, well that sucks…

Third Floor Morris Library
Whether you want…sorry ‘need’ to finish that 15 page paper due tomorrow morning at 8am or need to become best friends with your TI 84 for that Calc 2 homework, third floor Morris library offers a close to silent studying opportunity. Quiet, spacious, and tons of books…What more could you ask for?!?

Harker Lab…or ISE Lab to us old farts.
Harker Lab has multiple floors to complete any medial task you have. Modern, clean, and relatively quiet, Harker Lab gives you the opportunity to make the most of the allotted time you gave yourself to study, do work, or even make conference calls. But if you would rather procrastinate, that’s fine too… We once were college students too.

Gore Hall
When classes finish, Gore Hall provides open classrooms for students to use, which even include overhead projectors. So if you are lucky, you can even play TV on them to waste your time! Fun! No. Study! Gore offers 3 wonderful floors of classrooms, ranging from mid sized lecture rooms to small group discussion based rooms. It also offers some not so wonderful stairs so beware. P.S. those stairs are a workout! Located on the Green it offers students the chance to look outside and see how miserable they are inside.

Smith Computer Lab
Although this is in the basement of Smith Hall, and we all don’t like stairs, Smith Computer lab offers a plethora of PC and Apple computers, printing, and tables to do work and delegate others to do your work for you. Smith Computer Lab is a great place to cram, especially if you have an exam in one of the huge lecture halls in Smith Hall. The staff are friendly and so are the other students too. Go check it out!

Trabant Chapel
Last but not least the Trabant Chapel. In addition to offering Chick-A-Fil, and other delicious but unhealthy food options, Trabant offers the Chapel. Which once used to be a place of worship, has now been transformed into a place of asking for forgiveness because school is hard and you would rather be outside having fun with friends. The Chapel is extremely quiet, has many outlets and tables (made of rich magonhey, jk I don’t really know), making it a perfect space for North Campus students and others to pilgrimage to and study their a**’s off!

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1. Make other friends
You may love your roommate now, but if you ONLY hang out with each other you are bound to get into some fights.

2. Set aside time for each other
Make it a thing to cook dinners together every Sunday night or get drinks after class one day a week. This lets you create a fun tradition you can look forward to every week.

3. “Do it” when your roommate isn’t home
College apartments have thin walls. To avoid any awkward fights, do it when they aren’t around…or just invest in a REALLY loud fan.

4. Negotiate
As much as you would like, you can’t always get what you want. Learn to give up things in exchange for others.

5. Respect their stuff
Don’t eat all their food or use their stuff without permission. Just because you live together, doesn’t give you the right to snoop through their things. Be respectful and ask before you take.