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Bored of Ramen and Popcorn

By Heather Konish, First Year Mentor, First-Year Success Center      I know the routine. Wake up. Grab yesterday’s coffee. Put it in the microwave. Beep. Drink. Go to class. Come back. Open microwave. Reheat leftovers. Cook some easy mac. Beep. Eat. Go to bed. Wake up. Heat up water in the microwave. Beep. Make tea. […]

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Space Savers: Things to Leave at Home

  Packing for college can be a daunting task, one that can take days to accomplish. Then there is the problem of packing up the car and finding there is barely enough room for me to squeeze in with my parents.  Following this realization, I take a look at everything I have and wonder if […]

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But I was just at SOAR….

Woohoo! You did it! It’s officially the end of your first college semester! You have, indeed, made it through the long nights, roommate fights, dining hall food, time management issues, insane tests, crazy times, and everything else you associate with your first semester of college. Are you tired yet? Yes, no, maybe so? Don’t worry, […]

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Finals Already?!

Hi Chargers! Can you believe the semester is just about over? You can almost say you’ve survived your first semester of college! Now that the projects and papers are dwindling down, it’s time to start studying for those finals. This is your last chance to bring up your grades and finish the semester strong. Make […]

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Wisdom for Thanksgiving Break!

 Now that it’s November, most of us can’t wait for it to be Thanksgiving Break. We all just want that time to be lazy and not have any school work to worry about. Though, November is the perfect time to start making all of those study cards for finals. Yea, you’re reading this saying, “what? […]

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How to make the Most of Snow Days

         As many of you who lost power or are still without power know, we have already been hit this year with an early storm. I can only predict that this will mean plenty of snow days as the winter progresses! These much anticipated breaks are always a source of enjoyment and relief for students, but […]

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Time to Breathe

    Hey all!  So midterms are finally behind you and it’s Halloween. Time to reward yourself for making it through half of your first semester. Busy as you may be, sometimes it is good to relax and have some fun to avoid burning out before finals. What a better way to have fun than […]

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Time files when you’re having FUN!

 It’s already mid-October! Time flies when you’re having fun. Now its time to hit the books and study for mid-term exams. Some tips that have helped me in the past is to space everything out!  For instance, make flashcards one day, and then study them another day, don’t try to cram it all in one night. […]

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You Can Do It, We Can Help!

Hey guys! Would you believe mid-terms are already approaching? Time has flown, and I hope you’ve all been taking advantage of it to the fullest! By which I mean hitting the books and keeping up with your classes, since that’s what you’re mainly here for. If you haven’t been doing that, feel like you’re falling […]

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Study Smarter, Not Harder as YOU Prepare for Midterms!

  Hello All, its October now which means the leaves are turning, the weather is getting colder, and Midterms are right around the Corner!!! I know it seems like the year has just started, but midterms will be beginning soon and its important to stay on top of your school work. I would reccommend studying […]

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