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Alisha D'souza's picture

Different Shades of Spring Break

Converging midterms and assignment deadlines instill in students a sense of longing for the short respite that spring break offers. The media and Hollywood portray spring break as an opportunity for college students to cut loose and party...
Abhishek Vashist's picture

Where to live??

Dorms VS Apartment life. A big question in the minds of every student in college time. We hear variety of opinions around us, some considering campus life to be the best and some saying that apartment life is the life one should live while living in college. But what to do? Here I am giving my view on both after living in both conditions. Choose wisely.
Junyo Park's picture

What to do in Minnesota during cold winter? WINTER CARNIVAL!

Many of you would have already heard about the notorious winter in Minnesota. Yes, I won’t negate that – it gets REALLY cold during the winter here. However, there are still things that you can do despite the cold weather. If it’s cold, then you...
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...
Rabab Ibrahim's picture

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...
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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...
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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...