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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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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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2016

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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07

Mar

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Senior Moments: Spinning Class

There’s a poster hanging up in the Edge office that really resonates with me. On the poster, a dog is shown standing in front of a pizza. The caption reads, “Yeah, I’m into fitness. Fitness whole pizza in my mouth.” Okay, so it’s not the most inspirational message, but I think it truly captures my […]

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23

Feb

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Top Eight Things You Need to Bring for Class

I am a chronic over-packer. You know that scene in “Toy Story 2” where Mrs. Potato Head is prepping Mr. Potato Head to go rescue Woody and she goes as far as to pack him an extra pair of eyes? Well, let’s just say I never knew I had so much in common with an […]

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2015

09

Dec

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Surviving Group Projects

‘Tis the season not for jingle bells nor Santa, but for endless projects and assignments. With finals week in sight, you’ve probably got those deadlines for end-of-the-semester projects quickly approaching. If you’re lucky, these are solo assignments, with the only person to blame for being lazy and unmotivated being yourself. Given that the universe is […]

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09

Oct

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What to do when your Roommate is Sick

It was a peaceful Saturday morning when my roommate, affectionately called Other Mary, toppled onto her bed with an exasperated moan. “I feel like garbage,” she coughed. “I think I’m getting…sick.” At the mere mention of the infamous “S” word, my second roommate Jess burst into our bedroom. “SICK? DID SOMEBODY SAY ‘SICK’?” Jess wailed, […]

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22

Sep

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Pre-Occupied: Top 5 for Fall

Real talk: fall means the return of good, meaningful entertainment. Gone are the days of vapid summer blockbusters and mushy beach reads. The change of season goes hand in hand with the return of pop culture staples. Here are my top five choices of upcoming books, movies, music and television, guaranteed to keep you cozy […]

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12

Aug

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The Bling (Ear) Ring

It happens to everyone; we wake up in the morning and trudge off to our bathroom, only to be underwhelmed by our reflection in the mirror. For weeks I had been doing the same routine of looking in my mirror and being bored with what I saw staring back at me. I had been rocking […]

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