#FreshmanFails: Confessions of a First-Year Student

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Oh, freshmen year. It’s when you’re finally considered mature enough to live on your own, but you discover you have literally no idea how to do so. The first year of college is crammed (much like that inevitable 18 credit schedule) with learning experiences. Some are moments of self-discovery and personal growth. Others are, well, […]

What’s the cure for homesickness? (Hint: It isn’t going home.)

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Homesickness can hit pretty hard during your first year of college. You’re used to living in a familiar setting with your friends and family, then you get dropped into a new place where you don’t know as many people and you have to live a little more independently. I definitely felt homesick my first semester […]

Reflecting on freshman year with current freshman

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As their college careers come to an end, many seniors are reflecting on memories and imparting wisdom to underclassmen. But we wanted to see what the newest members of the Gannon community had to say about their first year. Here’s some memories and advice from the freshman class: What is your favorite memory of freshman […]

Moving doesn’t have to be a struggle

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There’s less than a month left until the end of the school year which means it’s almost moving time for many students. Here are some tips to make it easier to get all your stuff home: 1. Split it up across trips: Planning ahead can save you a lot of effort. If you’re going home […]

So tell me what I want (what I really, really want)

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When I was in high school, I had to complete a senior project to graduate. That project was to be completed in a few parts, and one was a task known as job shadowing. Job shadowing, for those not familiar, is the act of following around someone in a field that you are interested in […]

Managing my time

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For all students – not just freshmen – classes, relationships and ideas have their fair share of pros and cons. Approaching mid-semester, classes are in full swing, activities are slowing down a bit and the cons are becoming more identifiable. If classes are getting you down, remember to get help whenever you need it. Don’t […]

Spring semester = Second time around

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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 […]

ASK EDGE: Student Questions, Student Answers

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Got a question for Edge’s student editors? Drop us a line via Twitter @gannonedge, Facebook or email at edge@gannon.edu. Or, if you’re on campus for a visit, submit your questions in the Office of Admissions. Paul from Kentucky asks: “What does Gannon do to ensure that the students feel safe when walking to class after […]

VIDEO: Freshmen Invade Gannon!

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The freshmen are here! Keefer Kopco, Edge’s video editor has the details about the Class of 2015’s arrival in this Edge :60. You can hear this Edge :60 along with some awesome music on Gannon’s radio station, 90.5 WERG.

A Dozen College Applications, One Place to Believe In

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Welcome to Edge’s newest blog, “Sci-Guy.” Learn about life at Gannon from Matt Kridel, Edge’s new assistant editor and a sophomore biology / pre-med major. My journey to Gannon started with a postcard. It said, “Apply to the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) 4+4 program.” By this point, like many other high school […]