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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...
Kentaro Nagashima's picture

Getting a cold

When you get a cold, you feel the worst. You cannot get up from bed but need to go to a class. If you are not going to the class, you are going to fall behind in class... Don't worry! Everyone gets sick, and professors know that! I catched a cold...
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...
Hui Tan's picture

Managing midterms

Let’s be honest: Midterm week is difficult. This past week I have had four engineering midterms in four days. So here are some useful tips I wish to share with everyone to better manage the most stressful time of the semester. 1. Plan early and know...
Alisha D'souza's picture

Volunteering: What, How, Why.

Volunteering is a good way to gain confidence, meet people, network, and obtain new skills – all while making a difference in the community. The best part about living in the Twin Cities area is the wide array of volunteering opportunities available...
Rigoberto Amaya's picture

Intramural Sports at the U of M!

The University of Minnesota offers intramural sports to its students; for those who don’t know, intramural sports are leagues that give an opportunity to students to compete at a higher level against other student teams. You can make your own team...
Melissa Koe's picture

Finding the Perfect Study Spot!

Finding the perfect study spot can be daunting. Study spots make the difference between being productive and accomplishing close to nothing, so it is important to choose a spot that fits you! Fortunately, the U has launched an application recently...
Sabrina Ho's picture

Work Hard, Play Hard

University is about more than just partying and having the craziest time of your life. It’s about being able to manage your schedule and manage to get things done WHILE having an amazing time. All the events in university can be roughly categorized...
Azhar Akesh's picture

Find Your Happy Place

There's a point in time, when you don't feel good about yourself. It doesn't have to be anything physical or work-related, you just know that something's wrong. You like your classes, enjoy spending time with friends, study and work, but you just...

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