Should schools be teaching more things about lifestyle?

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Some of us that are in high school already know what they want to do. While most in college know what they want to do, others do not. For every person that does know what they want to do, there is a person that does not know what they want to do. A lot of times these students go unnoticed. I know the feeling of being in school and not knowing what to do. I have changed majors several times. It was like you’re just in school just because it is a norm in our culture that school is something we...

How Greek Life Changed College for Me

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One of the most important things we are always told in school is to get involved, in whatever type of extracurricular activity that may interest you. As a new college student last year, like many of us, I chose not to listen to that advice. Doing so I did not enjoy freshman year whatsoever; I went to classes and sat in my car on breaks just to go back home at the end of the day. I viewed each person I walked past as a stranger because I never had any social interactions with other people aro...

A Good System Shortens the Road to the Goal

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It takes a lot to be a full-time college student. With various assignments, quizzes, papers, group projects, and social activities, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. However, there is always a way to lighten the load. “A good system shortens the road to the goal” is the perfect saying for a student in desperate need of time management tips. Academic or social related activities may not seem like such a “to-do” if you find a healthy way to manage your time-- but what’s the best way to manage y...

Textbooks at FSC

Unlike in high school, textbooks are not covered by your school district, nor do they send you a list of books you need for the start of the school year, where the only thing you have to do is pick them up. It, unfortunately, does not work like that. Like with any type of schooling, some form of textbook and/or workbook is usually required no matter the school, major, or class. Sometimes, you get lucky and there is no textbook, but that usually means your professor uploaded some type of lite...

Study tips!! Do not wait to the last minute to study!!

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Ever take a test and felt like you didn't study? Waiting to the last minute is definitely not the best choice. Studying a lot of information at one time can be consuming. I don't know how many times I’ve tried to study the day before and failed the test the next day. Over time I found that this strategy was not successful. The strategy worked a couple times but for the most part it was not successful. It wasn't until I began to try other study methods that my grades improved drastically. ...


the hustle
Gain the experience to succeed. At the age of 16 I had been working non-stop, and then I got my first internship/job the summer of my junior year of high school, which lead into my first job. I’m now currently 20 and my job experience is quite full. I've had various jobs, some back to back, and working simultaneously. At one point I had four jobs, going to school full-time and still managed to still be sane. All friends would always be impressed, and just ask “How do you do it, Safwan?” I...

On Leadership

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Do you consider yourself to be a leader? All of us have the potential to be great leaders.  However, it takes time and hard work.  Your success is going to depend on how much you want it.  There is a difference between leadership and management.  There is a quote that helps to illustrate a key concept of leadership.  “You manage things, you lead people”– Admiral Grace Hopper.  There is a popular misconception.  Leadership is not just telling people what to do.  Leadership is learning to work...

High School Summers Matter!

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What are your plans for the summer? A common question everyone is inevitably confronted with this time of year. Are you vacationing, traveling, spending time with friends and family? What better way to spend the sunny days! Be cautious to not let the carefree, comfortable summer daze paralyze you in an idle state. High school summers matter-- especially for soon-to-be college freshmen! If you’re college-bound, summer is a golden opportunity to focus on specific tasks and get hands-on experie...

How to Pick the Right One (A College That is)

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Finding the right college may be one of the hardest decisions of your life, or maybe not. Everyone is different; some people have their heart set on a college since sixth grade and may already be prepping cool college gear for years before they even get there. Some people decide where they want to go a week before college decision day. Whenever you decide… just make sure it is not the day before college decision day. I’m not saying that because it is bad to procrastinate (trust me, I am a hu...

Stay Awake but Never Stop Dreaming

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Last year I had an epiphany. And coming from a lower working-class single black mother household, those are pretty hard to come by. It was a deeply humid Saturday morning smack dab middle of June when I heard something of a racket downstairs in my family home. This wasn’t the pleasant, rhythmic noise of pots and pans I’d usually hear the day before Thanksgiving, where my mother would ready her dishes. This sound was of desperation and panic. My mother, who remained a collected person up unti...