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Azhar Akesh's picture

Networking at the U

When students first come to the University of Minnesota, they get absorbed into this endless spiral of orientations, cultural programs, events and student organizations. Pretty much everywhere during their first week so much information is thrown...
Abhishek Vashist's picture

PLAN TO GET SURPRISED

College is a mysterious place to be in. It’s my fourth year being here and there has not been a single week in which I have not found out something new that has been present in the University, or even around me, for long period of time. Whenever I...
Dahae Park's picture

Life in the Bailey Hall

Got assigned to Bailey Hall? Seems like there is no way for you to get out of there? Well.. there is a well-known saying in Korea, “If you can’t avoid it, you may just enjoy it!” It would be frustrating if you start hearing people calling you a...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Transportation at the U

Moving about at college is something you will do a lot, to classes and back, friends gathering, sport events, student groups meetings and so you will find yourself needing to figure out how to do all this, and fast. Here at the University of...
Sabrina Ho's picture

Graduating from the U

Graduating from high school is easy compare to graduating from university. You’ve got counselors that would guide you through the process and there’s a very high chance that all of your peers are planning to attend university after high school. But...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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