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Sophronia Cheung's picture

Dorm Life 101

I’m sure there are some mind-boggling questions everyone has coming to university. One of them is for sure, “how’s life living in the dorms?”. Don’t fret though. I’ve been living in the dorms for a semester and I believe I’m more or less an expert...
Alisha D'souza's picture

Don't Stress About Stress!

College is a great place to make new friends and gain new experiences. However, it is also extremely challenging and requires significantly more effort than high school. At least for me personally, balancing academics, a job, research, and...
Wangzhen Ma's picture

Being a Guest in American Families

I want to talk about how to be a proper/good guest in American families as an international student. I am from China, and many of you are from different countries, we have different cultures and backgrounds, and we all know that American culture can...

Picking Classes for College

The process of choosing classes is not as daunting as you may think. The university has a website www.schedulebuilder.umn.edu , which lists all the classes offered, making the entire process relatively stress-free! All you have to do is choose the...
Polina Malakhova's picture

Survive exams and plan your break

While everyone is worried about first semester finals, I'm worried... about winter break! Discussing your problems, finals, exams, assignments and concentrating on studies is surely fun, but the best anti-atress is planning your holidays. Believe me...
Azhar Akesh's picture

Thanksgiving Trip to Colorado

Ah! It’s that time of the year again, when all of the US awaits for the Black Friday deals, tons of stuffing and turkey, and a break from school, work and other duties. It’s been two years since I arrived to the United States and I remember so...
Kentaro Nagashima's picture

Getting a cold

When you get a cold, you feel the worst. You cannot get up from bed but need to go to a class. If you are not going to the class, you are going to fall behind in class... Don't worry! Everyone gets sick, and professors know that! I catched a cold...
Sabrina Ho's picture

Dressing for the Minnesotan Winter

Before I came here to the University of Minnesota, I was told that it can get really cold. Now that I've spent a year and a half here, I am telling you, the cold here is NOT A JOKE. If you are from a tropical country like I am, I have a few tips...

Navigating outside classroom resources!

Prospective Gophers! I want to talk to you in detail about the extracurricular and outside classroom learning opportunities available at the U! One lifetime is not enough to figure out everything the university has to offer - you can take my word...
Hui Tan's picture

Managing midterms

Let’s be honest: Midterm week is difficult. This past week I have had four engineering midterms in four days. So here are some useful tips I wish to share with everyone to better manage the most stressful time of the semester. 1. Plan early and know...

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