Campus Activities Past Your Classes

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You wake up, go to class, learn some things about your major, go to the library to study for exams, pack your books up, then turn right back around and go home. This is the story of what most college students do on a daily basis, semester after semester. Little do they realize Farmingdale State College offers a plethora of activities for them to participate in after they finish class. Farmingdale State College has over 70 clubs and activities, including four fraternities and four sororities....

What Technologies Students Are Using to Aid in Academic Success at Farmingdale State College

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Every individual has strengths and weaknesses. Well... I do not like to use the word "weakness." Rather, areas in which someone can work on improving.  Understanding these areas is an important part of achieving the highest level of success you are capable of. Knowing one's own limitations is no easy task. This is why those college application essays and interview questions are always so difficult. It is easy to judge the actions of others, but looking towards yourself, now that is a challen...

A Love Affair with Biology

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Upon accomplishing one major milestone in the life of getting into college and completing a degree, Camila Ng, Biology Science major of Farmingdale State College, is graduating in the winter of 2019. “I feel like I have become more independent and more mature. I feel like soon I am going to step into the adult world, which is a big step” said Camila. Her biggest motivation for her to continue to be successful in school is that her parents and her professor inspire her to work harder, and ...

Balancing My Study Life with My Social Life

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College equals no more fun. Now I’m in college, and I can not have any distractions. NO! College is a learning experience and it doesn’t mean you can’t find a balance between socializing and studying. College is a new and exciting time in any student's life. One of the hardest parts of college is balancing your time, especially your social time. College life teaches you important life skills, while preparing you to become independent. I was scared of being distracted by this new world, that ...

Why Adrianna Chose Farmingdale State College

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Adrianna DellaVedova is a first-semester freshman at Farmingdale State College, with a story behind why she chose a school so close to home. Before graduating Deer Park High School in 2019, Adrianna thought she knew exactly what she wanted to pursue in college, without any question. Adrianna always had an interest in helping others with medical ailments, and it led her to decide that she truly had a passion to work in the medical field. During her years in high school, Adrianna was diagn...

How to Manage Your Time in College

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Time management is defined as the ability to use one's time effectively, and is one of the most important keys to success in life, but it also one of the hardest skills to maintain. Over time, I have made a list of things that help me manage my time wisely and stay on track as best as I can, and in this blog I am going to share my tips to managing time. The first suggestion that I have, and personally cannot go without, is to keep a calendar or planner, or even both. This makes it so much...

Have Extra Time?

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Do you ever ask yourself what to do with that spare time that you have during classes? Do you have a passion for anything in particular, whether it is gaming or art? At Farmingdale State College, we have a wide variety of clubs and organizations. You are bound to find something that catches your eye. The beauty of it all is that it may enhance your resume when it is time to take the next step in your life, and you get to have a great time doing something you love. We all have different ca...

How to Maintain Health and Fitness in College

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When I first started at Farmingdale State College, I didn't realize the time commitment that school calls for. I had just come out of a career that enabled me to have the time to workout at least once per day, while also staying incredibly active in my time outside of the gym, so my transition to sedentary studying life was difficult. Unfortunately, sometimes fitness extends beyond the classic "Freshman 15" weight gain that we have heard so much about. My first semester back was hectic. I...

Your Last Year of Undergrad Checklist

Are you stressed out because it’s your last year of college, and not sure if you’re in good standing? I’m going to lay out a precise checklist so that you can compare your progress and get a better understanding of your last year as an undergraduate student, so you can get that degree! The first thing on the checklist is to review your DegreeWorks, or campus-provided way to see all of the classes you have taken, and classes that still need to be taken. Farmingdale makes this easy for its...

Cell Phone addiction is real and it’s controlling us more than we realize

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Have you ever looked around the room during any moment of time and noticed the number of people that are staring at their cell phones? At a restaurant, in a classroom, at the movies, etc. There has been a drastic increase in how often society as a whole spends on technology, but there is no doubt that the focus has primarily been on cell phones. I even noticed in myself how much I look at my cell phone, and this is the core reason why I picked this topic to write about, as I wanted to explor...