Finals Week, a Meme Thread

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Finals Week is approaching, meaning all chaos is about to set in. You totally forgot it was coming didn’t you. via GIPHY You procrastinate studying and just continue your latest binge watch on Netflix. via GIPHY But when you finally crack open your notes it’s like complete gibberish. via GIPHY You forget what days without […]

Embracing Intellectual Wellness during Finals Week at GU

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As this semester at Gannon University concludes and finals week approaches, Good for U looks to end 2016 on a note of wellness by reminding the campus community to embrace their intellectual wellness as they prepare for final exams. Intellectual wellness is defined as the ability to open our minds to new ideas by pursuing […]

Preserving your mental health through the stress of finals season

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The atmosphere around this time at most college campuses is one of high stress and busy bodies. This goes for professors and students! It is difficult not to get wrapped up in it and keep a healthy perspective, but taking care of yourself and stepping back to live in the moment is something that is […]

12 ways your life changes when you go to college

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Everyone says these are the best years of your life, and they’re right. College is a great time, but it’s also a big adjustment. Here are 12 ways your life changes when you get to college: 1. You find ways to improvise meals.           Ramen pizza couldn’t be that bad, right? […]

5 apps every college student should download

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We live in an age where the majority of us can’t go a minute without checking our phones. While lots of smartphone apps exist solely for entertainment, many can help with productivity, navigation, fitness and more. Here is a list of the five apps every college student should download. (And yes, “there’s an app for […]

PLAYLIST: Stay inspired while studying

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Like it or not, an important part of college is studying. Actually, it’s THE most important part — that’s the whole reason you’re here. But studying can be tedious and, let’s face it, boring. To keep you inspired while you cram for that test or write that annotated bibliography, here’s a playlist of some of […]

Gannon Confessions: Study habits

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It’s no secret that studying is a big part of college. Some students have their processes down to a science – utilizing flash cards, bookmarks and all the highlighters they can get their hands on. For others, studying is a cluster of caffeine, crumpled-up papers and tears. Regardless of your technique, it’s important to adopt […]

Tips for making the homestretch

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Easter break came at the perfect time this year- right in the middle of April, now we have a little over a week left of class and then finals week! Here are a few tips to get you through the rest of the year strong: Make time for breaks! Schedule 10-minute breaks when you’re studying […]

4 steps to surviving the classic ‘all-nighter’

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If it hasn’t happened to you yet, just wait; avoidable by some and a bad idea for all, the all-nighter is a very real possibility for any prospective college students. What I attempt to do here is provide you with a helpful guide to making it through the non-fun version of this common late-night challenge. […]

The reality of college: Knowing your limits

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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 […]