Author: Brianna Bailey

Graduation accomplished

Photo illustration: Brooke Morrill   In a short couple of weeks, many students will be walking out of the campus doors for the last time as an undergraduate. With this can come nostalgia of this experience and the question of what’s next? It’s normal to feel a flood of emotions as students look back and reflect on the classes taken, relationships built, networking done and friendships made that will likely last a lifetime. There’s a lot of stress and pressure to find a job, if you don’t already have one, and to figure out what’s your next step. I’m graduating...

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Doing your road trip right

Photo credit: Niccola Pritchett   Planning a road trip with your best friends for spring break can be an exciting idea but proper execution of road trip etiquette is crucial. Choose a smart car  Just because you own a car, doesn’t mean that it can handle a hot long car ride. Decide with your friends whose car has the best fuel efficiency and is in good condition. Take it from me; I was on a spring break trip four years ago that ended in our driver’s transfer case falling out from under the Jeep on the freeway 20 miles outside...

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Finding your fitness finesse

Photo credit: Matt Bowen   As we’ve made it a month into 2015, it’s easy to become discouraged with some of our resolutions. A common one is increased gym time, but don’t fret, we have the perfect solution for your fitness routine. A large contributing factor to not being able to maintain or keep up on fitness goals is a lack of routine and organization when it comes to the gym. Many students just know that they would like to get in shape, lose weight, tone themselves, add muscle etc. but don’t understand how to create a plan or how...

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Email etiquette

Email has become a dominant line of communication in the millennial generation. Learning proper guidelines for emailing is essential to not only classroom success but real world as well. As students are juggling more tasks than ever these days, they’re emailing professors, coworkers and applying for future internships and jobs. After doing some human resource and recruiting work during my internship with Seventeen Magazine, I was appalled at the email applications I sorted through on a day-to-day basis. The majority of these students within the communications world specifically, had little to no email common sense. It became apparent to me...

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Smoother sleep

Falling back into a demanding school schedule often increases stress, which can lead to late nights with insomnia and anxiety. Overcoming these sleep issues can be easy when proper measures are taken.   In our fast-paced and multi-tasked lives, it’s easy to have a difficult time winding down. You are going from one place to the next throughout your day and trying to accomplish everything on your to-do list.   Once it’s nighttime and you need sleep soon, it’s normal to want to catch up on social media and e-mails.   Although this might not seem like a big...

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