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Get thee to a theater

Plenty of learning (and becoming better people, and all that) occurs outside the school building. Now we’re getting a sense of how effectively it can happen inside a theater. We’re better off seeing a...
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Stop, collaborate, and listen: 5 tips for successful group projects

Rate this article and enter to win“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Sound familiar? This famous quote from Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) is applicable when people are working together to...
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Mind & body: A broader look at disordered eating

Rate this article and enter to winIn how many ways can eating be disordered? Anorexia and bulimia are familiar terms, and you might have heard of binge eating disorder. What about orthorexia, rumination disorder,...
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How to handle a passive-aggressive roommate: Even if it’s you

Rate this article and enter to winA roommate getting passive-aggressive can make you want to move time zones away. You may be familiar with sneak attacks by roommates, like procrastinating on emptying the trash,...
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The beginner’s guide to budgeting

Rate this article and enter to winOne of the great things about a new school year is that it’s much like New Year’s-you get the chance for a fresh start. That’s why it’s crucial...
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Smoke and stress: Break the link

Rate this article and enter to winBrittany B., a senior at Oklahoma City University, had her first cigarette when she was 17. It started small, something she did every couple of days with friends....
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Roommates: Do’s and don’ts of sharing space

Rate this article and enter to winIn many ways, college is about independence. Ironically, though, there’s little alone time since most students live with other people. The majority live cooperatively and peacefully with roommates,...
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Stress and the student body

Rate this article and enter to winIf exam season is approaching, your class notes may be piling up and your calendar becoming crammed with study sessions and finals. Pressure? Ever feel like it’s too...
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What to discuss with health care providers

Sometimes people feel awkward asking questions or explaining how they’re feeling to health care providers. But offering information will help them help you. Here are some tips: Explain any symptoms in detail. Make a list of...
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Getting wild with no regrets

Settling into campus life comes with tons of things to do. Be sure to add “experiencing wilderness” to your list.“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains...