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If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Your mental health matters

If there's a Will, there's a way: Your mental health matters
February 16, 2020

Students are starting to realize how important it is to acknowledge mental health issues in college freshman. Over 95% of college counseling centers surveyed by Association for University and College...

More than a T-Shirt member

Students walking to class often pass by bulletin boards like these filled with information about upcoming events and important information for on campus events.
Upperclassmen encourage 'quality' involvement
August 24, 2016

Freshman Clifton Jett wanted to join “everything” college had to offer. The day before classes started, he spoke at the first Christian service offered by university Religious Life. He feels...

‘The carrot and the stick’

November 11, 2015

Campus Clarity holds rendered ineffective, completion encouraged Rachal Sperka started the required Campus Clarity course Nov. 2—five weeks after the original deadline. Despite receiving an email...

SGA population nearly doubles

SGA population nearly doubles
September 22, 2015

Student Government Association considered 15 applicants for membership Sept. 19, and after a meeting longer than two hours, the organization welcomed 12 new members and almost doubled its population. “I...

Stages of a semester

Stages of a semester
August 25, 2015

Campus signage confuses some freshmen

August 28, 2014

Jaleigh Bugher remembers a time when navigating campus wasn't so easy - something a lot of new students realized this week. Bugher, a freshman pre-radiology major, was on campus with her parents Aug....

Welcome Week’s only sort-of fun for freshmen

August 27, 2014

Welcome Week isn’t the same when it’s not your first year on campus. Each year, various organizations on campus put on events in the days leading up to the first week of classes. As a freshman,...

Remain fresh: don’t be a carbon copy

September 3, 2013

I haven’t seen much diversity among the freshmen class. Every year, the first day of classes is the same. Girls wear their club outfits or something they’ve been saving for months to wear. With guys...

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