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Sabrina Ho's picture

Keep Calm and Pack for University

Who's not excited about university honestly? Leaving home for the first time, living on your own for the first time, and getting a chance to start a new life. BUT! BUT! BUT! The idea of walking into the unknown can also be terrifying. One thing that...
Rabab Ibrahim's picture

Saving up!

Let’s face it. College is expensive, but it’s also the first time you get actual independence and are considered old enough to manage your own money. I personally did not think I was old enough to be responsible for paying my own bills and spending...
Alisha D'souza's picture

Getting into Research

The University of Minnesota prides itself on being a research university with abundant opportunities for undergraduate students. However, as an incoming freshman with little to no experience conducting any sort of research in labs, it can be...
Alisha D'souza's picture

I found a roommate.. Now What?

Most students at the University of Minnesota do not live alone. On campus housing does have some single room options, but these are generally more expensive. Besides, it's good to get out of your comfort zone and live with a complete stranger-...
Sameer Siddiq's picture

Fitting into the U

As an International student, it could seem scary to come to live and study in Minnesota. I for one definitely felt this coming from the Philippines. I studied in an International School and have always been a part of an international community. It...
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...

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