Character, Integrity, and Professionalism

My name is Michael Kelly and I am a senior that is matriculated into the Bioscience Major and Chemistry Minor here at Farmingdale State College. I am a pre-medical student hoping to one day become a cardiothoracic surgeon. I am heavily involved on campus, being a part of an ample number of clubs and organizations while holding many credible leadership positions. Some positions include Senator for Student Body at Large for Student Government Association (SGA), President of Golden Key Internationa...
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Picking a Minor Unrelated to Your Major

Since starting college, I have always found deciding on a major to be a challenge. It is a choice that shapes the rest of your life and alters your daily routine until the day you retire. It is understandable that doing the same exact thing every day may not be fun for everyone. Picking a minor that is unrelated to your major can change this and make your life after graduation interesting. Before college, I decided that I wanted to be in Computer Engineering. However, after getting into c...
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Tips for Freshman Year of College and Beyond

Going into college can be a very scary thing. I have learned so much throughout my college experience and it all started with freshman year. Here is a collection of tips to help you succeed and will contribute to your success. Make sure you show up to class. You never know when a professor is going to have something crucial to say that may help you on a test or quiz. Your attendance also shows that you care. Get your own bank account, if you do not have one already. You are now in colleg...
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Relaxing Apps for the Stressed Student

  Being a student can be a constant balancing act where we feel that we can never get a break. Technology has been intended for recreation, but can sometimes act as a stressor. Apps don’t always need to be used to check on the newest social media star, get a new high score, or remind you of future tasks. Here is a list of free, relaxing, simply-designed apps available for both iOS and Android. 1. Breathe Air This app is very simple to use. There is only one exercise to follow whe...
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Your Home Away From Home

Sometimes when you live far away from your school, desperate times call for desperate measures. Other times, you just need to feel that surge of independence and make your own home away from home. If you think this describes you, then doing is great! What better place to experience that then at Farmingdale State College. I commute to school by car but I made many friends in the dorms here. So I spent quite a lot of time there. Out of all the buildings we have for dorming, I’ve spent most of m...
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Making Connections and Filling the Gap

FSC is a constantly changing and evolving campus. Just this Fall, Conklin Hall was reopened as a new space for Student Activities. Over the past few years there has been a surge in the development of new student clubs and organizations. These organizations might represent a large population of students or smaller interest groups. FSC’s first Greek organization formed in 2011, and since then, the school houses three sororities and four fraternities that are nationally recognized. Many other or...
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A Taste of New Options at the FSC Market

One thing I love about Farmingdale State College is the consideration it takes to give more to its students. They work hard to provide students with more class times, courses, majors, and events. Campus Dining always provides surveys that can be found on your dining receipt from the Campus Center Market or on farmingdale.campusdish.com. They give us choices and hear us out. It really shows this semester with multiple new dining options in the Campus Center Marketplace. Today I’ll let you know of...
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Study Tips to Slay Your Stress

Whether a new student or a returning one, we can all agree that college can be a stressful experience, especially because of the schoolwork. We need to keep up-to-date on lectures, complete homework and projects, and prepare for tests. Balancing 12 – 15 credits can be tough, so here are some tips to make your next study session a little bit less stressful. 1. Before the Class Begins Use the time before class starts to get a few more facts in. Treat this like a small review session where ...
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Entering Engineering as a Woman at FSC

Everyone knows Engineering is a male dominated field. The number of women in the field is scarce. When I decided to pursue Engineering, one of the major concerns everyone had was why I would go into a male dominated field. The women that are in Engineering are strong and confident. They’ve fought through hurdles and broke barriers to reach the levels they are at now. Women are always given the short end of the stick and never given the credit they deserve. When they decide to pursue a career...
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Why Choose Commuting?

Throughout high school, everyone looks forward to going to college. It’s the excitement of getting away from home and being on your own for the first time. You can be independent and make your own choices. As the time gets closer, it becomes harder to choose. Am I making the right decision? What if I choose the wrong school? What if I am in the wrong major? What if I don’t make friends? Am I making the right choices for myself? You begin to second guess yourself with anything and everything. Goi...
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