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As the weather gets warmer and finals get closer, you need to find motivation to remain focused on studying before classes end for the summer.  Sometimes motivation might be the escape to go for a run as a study break or tossing a Frisbee around with friends.  With final exams next week, here's what's keeping my nose in the books...for a few more days...

What college students need

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College students likely won’t admit this, and in all honesty may not even realize it, but there are things we miss about home when we’re away at college.  There are things we just can’t fulfill between the dozens of offices, clubs, and classes found on campus.  Following are my amalgamated observations and experiences about what I think it is we meddling-marriage-delaying-millennials need, though we may try to convince you we don’t.

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Settling In

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Well, it’s officially time to start settling in here at Harlaxton and fully embrace it as my new and temporary home (which is not difficult in the least). Studies are picking up and students are beginning to feel the burden of looming due dates. Of course, none of us want to sacrifice a travel opportunity because we put off our assignments until the last minute, so hopefully, we can all learn some useful study techniques.

Surviving without a meal plan

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Dinner was a breeze Thursday night and lasted me for two more meals after that; this is a dish I would definitely recommend.  Low-cost and easy preparation!

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Struck Pinterest gold again and found an incredibly easy dinner recipe.  It was in fact so easy I threw it together during my lunch break and forgot all about it until I returned home six hours later and dinner was ready and smelling delicious!

Three Textbook Tips

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Textbooks are a hefty expense in college, and not included conveniently into the rest of the dues and fees assessed in your tuition bill.  With the hope of saving money here are three things I have learned to lessen textbook bills the last two years:

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Fantastic Four (Part One)

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4 Reasons I Chose UE

More than PB&J

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Wanted to give you a look at what it looks like, at least for me, to have no meal plan and stick to a budget for groceries each week.   I’m trying to eat healthy (goes along great with working out, from my last blog post,, so with that in mind here’s what grocery shopping resulted in for me yesterday:

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.

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