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How NOT to be a Total Failure in College: 3 Tips

 

1. Do not question "free."

Chasing Cars

 
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Now I must say, Evansville is in fact a small town (especially if you are used to big cities like St. Louis, Indianapolis, Philly, etc.) but it has a special something that other cities cannot offer, let me tell you why.

Freshman Fails: 4 things I would tell my freshman self

 
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As a junior now, what I would tell freshman me two years ago as I arrived on campus... 

Thinking Out Loud

 
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So I guess the best thing to do would be to talk a bit about myself to begin with. My name is Oscar Gomez, I am s sophomore international student from El Salvador, but I currently reside in Costa Rica. I am double majoring in Marketing and Business Management and I must be completely honest with you, living in Evansville has been fantastic so far!

Back to my Big City

 
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London was a homecoming for me, metaphorically speaking. I haven’t ever actually lived in London, but after a year and summer in Evansville I was craving a big city atmosphere again and sunk easily into the waves and energy of the metropolis. While expressing this to my friends back home they asked why I was still excited to return to UE in the spring if it felt so small. My answer was quick: UE is a small campus, but its opportunities are huge. I’m writing this blog in ENGLAND. I’ve just returned from the Harlaxton weekend trip to London – a city mashup of history and modernism in its architecture and its people - so few people get to do this. While I’m still exploring this side of the pond, I can just say that I’m thankful for a university that realized they needed to send me out to find my place and my education.

Embrace the Ace

 
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 Hey everyone- my name is Jenn Pickles and I’m one of the new student bloggers! I have just begun my senior year at the University of Evansville. I am majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in English as a New Language. I am hoping to one day teach abroad, but for now I am enjoying student teaching at a local elementary school. After moving from Toronto, ON to Evansville at a young age, I have grown up loving this city.

It took me 5 hours to cook dinner

 

Without a meal plan this year, it’s been a learning curve the past few weeks with shopping, budgeting, and then actually preparing meals when I’d really rather not.  However, I can promise you it’s more rewarding than you’d think to prepare a meal yourself and realize your diet will consist of more than cereal and PB&J this semester!  Here’s a super easy crockpot recipe I used the other day; I threw everything together at 2 p.m. right before I left for football practice, came back at 7 p.m. and it was all set to go!

Blogging, budgeting, and back to classes

 

Classes have started again and truthfully, I was genuinely excited for them to begin this year.  I’ve actually been back on campus since the beginning of August for high school football rotations in the athletic training program.  So for the past three-and-a-half weeks my days were filled with reading, tv watching, and football practices.  It really hit me that classes were a welcome change when I began to get annoyed with being able to identify commercials just by hearing them. 

The Jezreel Expedition Experience

 
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Not all archaeological excavations are created equal. As a PhD candidate specializing in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of California-Berkeley, I can tell you that, mostly, the dirt is the dirt is the dirt. All over the world the earth yields beautiful, wonderful, exciting, mundane artifacts - jewelry, figurines, sickle blades, broken pieces of pottery, you name it. And those artifacts tell all sort of stories about the people who made those fabulous and ordinary and marvelous things, stories that are both familiar and surprising, stories that link us to them and show how different we all are, yet how much we are also the same.

Why Come to Tel Jezreel?

 
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The team at Jezreel includes several volunteers in our 50s and above who have no obvious staff or academic role. We are here as amateurs in the original sense – we study archaeology for love.

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