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2017

20

Mar

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Other Side: Beating Burnout

One of the most challenging aspects of being a fieldwork student or unpaid intern is the continuous pressure to be “proving yourself.” I found that during my level 2 fieldwork experiences, I would constantly be pushing myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. I wanted to prove to my clinical instructors and other members of the staff […]

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10

Mar

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Other Side: Do I Really Need These Classes?

One of the most common complaints I hear among college students regards taking core classes. The bemoaning typically goes along the lines of, “This *insert class title* is so dumb; why do I even need to take this?” Well, dear students, as someone who has taken those classes and also whined about them, I’m here […]

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03

Mar

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Other Side: Résumés and Recommendations

I made a promise to myself that once February rolled around I would seriously start the whole job hunting process. Well, February 1 came and went, and I found myself staring blankly at  an empty word document labeled “Résumé 2017” with a WikiHow article instructing me how to write a cover letter. I had no […]

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13

Feb

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Hello From the Other Side: Classes I Wish Existed

For those that don’t know me, my name is Mary Kate Carroll. I’ve held various positions at Edge Magazine, from contributor to editor, throughout my undergraduate career. Currently, I am a fifth year student enrolled in Gannon University’s occupational therapy program. For the past six months, I’ve been out in the “real world” completing fieldwork. Essentially, I’ve […]

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11

Feb

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Best Internet Distractions for College Students

Oh, the internet. It can be a source of great knowledge and inspiration. It can also be a great source for baby animal videos. According to Pew Research Center, 98% of all undergraduate students use the internet, have broadband at home and connect using Wi-Fi. That’s a lot of college students with access to the […]

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03

Feb

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Playlist: Love

To paraphrase a tweet by famous rapper Tyler, The Creator, “being in love is cool as heck.” To capture this sentiment and celebrate the holiday of Valentine’s Day, I’ve curated a playlist that expresses the idea of being in love. Give it a listen this February 14th for some warm and fuzzy feelings! “Peach” – […]

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31

Jan

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Advantages of an Accelerated Program

As a high school student, looking into different program and major options is extremely overwhelming. However, some students know exactly what they want to do with their future – and kudos to them! For these students, the most challenging aspect is matching a program best suited for their needs, both financially and academically. The typical […]

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2016

09

May

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A Goodbye

“Yes I’m changing, yes I’m gone/ Yes I’m older, yes I’m moving on/ And if you don’t think it’s a crime you can come along with me.” This is one of the opening lyrics from Tame Impala’s “Yes I’m Changing,” a song about saying goodbye to your former self and moving onward to the future. […]

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29

Apr

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Emotions of Graduating (as Told by Memes)

Graduating from college is a big ol’ mixed bag of emotions. You’ve spent the last four (or maybe five or six or seven–no judging!) years at a place you now call home. Now that you’re finally prepping for departure and going off into the real world, you may feel an onslaught of bittersweet feelings. And […]

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04

Apr

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Senior Moments: Gannon Family

I was sitting in the good ol’ Edge office when I received the familiar *ding!* of an email in my inbox. I didn’t recognize the sender, but it was a Gannon email address, so it couldn’t be one of those spam bots. The message was from a student named Jessica Edmondson, who was working in […]

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