Author: Elsa Cipolletta

How to study for finals

Finals are just around the corner and the pressure is slowly building. It’s the final showdown between you and summer and possibly graduation. Here are some study tips to lower your anxiety during these last weeks of the semester: Make a checklist Write down every assignment and final you have due by the end of semester. Write them down by due date, priority and class. That way you have a visual representation of the workload you have for the next few weeks. You also have a place to start with — the most important project that is due first....

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How to go green for earth day

April 22 is Earth Day and there is no better way to celebrate than to give the world a little more love. Thankfully, the day falls on a Saturday so you can spend a little time outdoors enjoying nature rather than in class. Here are some things that you can do to give Earth a little TLC: Skip the steak Red meat production emits five times the amount of carbon monoxide and methane than poultry or pork. Switching out steak for grilled chicken on Earth Day will emit less harmful greenhouse gases. The meat market focuses on supply and demand like most industries. If the demand is lower, the supply will also be lower, emitting less harmful chemicals into the air. Use clean transportation Biking, walking or using public transit can take a little more time, but it’ll significantly lower your carbon footprint. They are also a great way to see your town in a new light and get a little exercise. Try walking to places that are less than a mile away. Make it an adventure to get ice cream on foot or bike to the mall. Recycle your possessions Spend a little time taking note of possessions that can be reused and serve another purpose. You can recycle more than plastic, paper and biodegradable items. Donating clothes and items that can go to someone in need also...

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How to love yourself

Now that midterms are over and we are well into the spring semester, our optimistic attitude from January has worn off. You might have lost track of your goals like keeping a perfect attendance at school or eating healthier. This, on top of the stress of being a college student with outside obligations, might have you a little disappointed in yourself. Here are a few tips to get you thinking more positive. Do something you love every day Make time to do something that you love every day, even if it is something small like singing along to your...

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Spring Break Staycation

It’s almost here! Our well-deserved spring break is upon us and plans are underway. If you aren’t going anywhere, don’t sweat it. Here are some ideas to make staying close to home feel more like a getaway. Salt Lake City Salt Lake has some beautiful sights and plenty of nightlife. Spend a day exploring the Leonardo Museum’s exhibit for Brain Awareness Week. It is only $12.95 for adults and $8.95 for children. They also have various STEM and Art Saturday activities for kids. If the weather allows, explore nature at Butte Garden or take a trip to the Hogle Zoo. You can enjoy that last bit of snow this season by heading to Snowboard Ski & Summer Resort. Daily lift tickets are between $26 and $96. If you want to stay at the resort, starting rates are $135 with lodging and lift tickets. Park City If you want the small-town ski village feel, go to Park City for a day. You can peruse Main Street with its small shops and eateries. You can ski and lodge at the Park City Mountain Resort or you can attend the Park City Film Series, a nonprofit theater that supports independent and local movies. National Parks Utah is home to five national parks. Three hours south of campus is Bryce Canyon, the forest of stone. If the weather is still snowy, you can...

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How to avoid head injuries while doing activities

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, there are more than 200,000 cases of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. every year. It mostly affects people ages 14 and up. With spring just around the corner, it’s important to be conscious of decisions when starting to head outdoors for activities. Here are some tips to prevent head injuries while you are enjoying the spring weather. Be aware We are creatures of habit. Some things become so instinctual to us after a while that we barely think about them anymore. Activities...

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