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2017

10

Mar

books 2

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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2014

12

Apr

The reality of college: Knowing your limits

It seems for a majority of my academic career, I’ve been striving for excellence. Even in kindergarten, I was determined to have the best macaroni art in my class. I’m not quite sure how this intrinsic motivation for perfection all started; part of me believes it was engrained into my subconscious from watching the Pokémon […]

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2013

01

May

Granting a Twilight Wish

During this semester, I took Business Policy – a course that is required of all senior business majors to graduate. I did not have much enthusiasm for participating in this class during my last semester at Gannon since it has been known as the “gross anatomy” of the business department.  As I sat down for […]

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11

Apr

Locked out of bio!

At exactly 3:04 p.m. on March 25, I raced to my laptop, logged on to GUXpress, and methodically hit “Register” for each of my classes. As my finger quivered over the “Submit” button, I thought to myself, “Finally! My schedule for next year is going to be so awesome! I’ll have no classes on Fridays!” […]

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08

Feb

Spring semester = Second time around

As the second semester progresses, continued motivation is key. We all know that classes will become increasingly difficult, so we need to become increasingly motivated to achieve the futures we are all working towards. In some ways, this semester will be less of a challenge than last. Being away from home – farther for some […]

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2012

16

Nov

Final Advising Day leads me to reflect

One of the most inevitable aspects of college is that it will be challenging. Balancing the workload and time outside of class can be enough to knock you off your feet. Advising Day here at Gannon never fails to do the same. Each semester, Gannon sets aside one day right before registration opens where classes […]

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09

Nov

Setting goals reduces stress

November brings a lot of changes to campus. It could be anything – the weather, the general atmosphere of campus, or even a change in friends, opinions or goals. Change is a part of life and is necessary for us to grow as individuals. We learn more and change the way we think about certain […]

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07

Nov

Trampled by the season

The word(s): The (real) most wonderful time of the year November is my favorite month. For me, November means comfort food – mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, peppermint hot chocolate. It means fleece jackets and fuzzy toe socks and electric blankets. And with the biting chill of winter, November brings television sweeps, during which […]

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02

Nov

Embracing the excitement of first semester

Introducing Edge’s new freshman blogger, Alicia Fassinger. Alicia, a sport and exercise science major from Pittsburgh, will be relating her experiences as a member of Gannon University’s class of 2016. Freshman year of college is one of the most exciting times in someone’s life – or so I’ve heard about a million times now. It is important […]

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09

Oct

In hectic college life, class comes first

No matter what else is going on around you, from clubs to friends and family, to be a successful college student, you’ve got to put class first. After all, that’s why we’re here. It’s not always easy, but it’s important to stay focused to prepare for class — and life after college. [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ueU1S_KRjQ&feature=plcp”]

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