Taking Online Courses for the First Time

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Online courses can either be a blessing or a disaster, and only you have the power to determine the outcome. It’s often a blessing in disguise at first, because you’ll see that you have one less class to physically go to, but time management is definitely going to be your best friend. This is my first semester taking online courses, and so far it’s really good and I enjoy it a lot. Being able to have a clearer schedule from taking online classes can benefit you if you are working, or if y...

Graduate in Three Years or Four?

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Welcome to your first year of college! It's new, exciting and maybe a little stressful at times. My first year at college was all of this and more. Four years of undergraduate is such a great time, but if you don’t want to stay for four years you can always leave in three. In my second semester of freshmen year, I decided that I would like to graduate in three years. This is not the decision for everyone to go through, because school is always stressful, but if you want to graduate earlie...

Advice Moving into the Dorms

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Moving into the dorms can cause a lot of mixed emotions. At Farmingdale State there are three on campus - Orchard, Dewey and Alumni. Living on campus means you get to have a lot of independence. For me, every time I moved into the dorms there was a feeling of excitement and anxiousness, as I have independence from my family and feel anxious about meeting my new roommates, and wondering if I have everything I need. This is some advice for incoming dorming students. Check your paperwork   ...

The Things I Learned During My Time in College

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To many seniors, during your last year you tend to look back and remember all of the memories in college, all the good, the bad and everything in between. College is a time to learn, make mistakes, and if done right, you would do it the same way all over again. There are many things that I have learned during my time in Farmingdale. Here are just a few.   The first thing I learned in college is to put your school work first. College is a time to have fun, hang out with...

Want a Well-paying, Secure, and Continually Growing Job? Try Health Care

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How does a well-paying, secure, and continually growing job sound? Enticing, I would assume. Pursuing a job in health care could lead you to a job fitting all of those characteristics. Health care is an enormous field with jobs for every type of student. However, the sad truth is that our health care system is significantly flawed. Despite being one of the highest-income nations and spending the most on health care, we are not ranked highly in the quality of health care in comparison to othe...

Why You Should Consider a Career in Health Care

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How would you like to be highly respected, knowledgeable, and a leader in your community? How would you like to make noticeable impacts in the lives of people such as friends, family, and even strangers?  And how about getting great compensation while doing what you love? Health Care today is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The population is changing and people are getting older all the time.  With all the new technology and changes in society, there is an increased ne...

Why Go Greek?

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Greek life at Farmingdale State College is by no means a recent development. Fraternities and sororities have made their mark on this campus over the past few years, and they are continuing to expand. Some of you might be wary to join Greek life, for fear that all the stereotypes are actually true. But at FSC Greek life is incredibly welcoming and will definitely enhance your college experience. At Farmingdale State College there are five fraternities: Alpha Phi Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Tau K...

Why Would I Be Interested in Politics?

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Politics has become such an ugly world. I would say the majority of people don’t like discussing it, watching it, or want anything to do with it. I, on the other hand, have been interested in all things politics since I was around eight years old. Instead of playing sports or video games, I was looking through picture books about the presidents. Shortly after I started reading about them, I was able to memorize the presidents in order, which I felt a shot of confidence for the first time. ...

How to Get Organized and Stay Organized

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Being organized in college is a lot easier said than done. Between early morning 8 a.m. classes, deadlines, and staying on track with homework it can become overwhelming if you’re not organized. I am going to explain some of my favorite ways on how to get organized and stay organized. First things first, you're going to need a planner! Planners are a great way to lay out ideas and visualize what your week has lined up for you. Make your tasks easy to read and ordering them as a check-list...

Top 7 Memories from Freshman to Senior

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    1. ASAP program summer ASAP, also known as the TRIO program, is a Student Support Service program that serves first-generation students (students whose parents have not completed a bachelor’s degree), students who are low-income, and students with disabilities. They provide the support you need to stay in school, finish your degree, and (if desired) pursue graduate study. TRIO staff created a two-week summer Bridge Program to assist with the transition of being a high school senio...