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15 ways to avoid the Freshman 15!

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Everyone has heard of it, and many have lived the dreaded.....Freshman 15! In high school you have designated mealtimes, sports practices after classes, homecooked meals, and Mom or Dad watching over you. Now, it's time to move away from all of that. Many students struggle with the new freedom and challenges, and their health starts to become a secondary priority. Here are some quick tips to avoid gaining weight and maintain your health while having a blast in college!

5 Life Lessons I Learned from Marching Band


As I listened to my high school band director give one last pep talk before an important competition, I realized how many life lessons are learned from marching band.  This art and sport encompasses and fosters many aspects that can be applied to every area of life.  Not only does marching band exercise the mind and body, encourage friendships, cultivate creativity and expression, and provide students with an opportunity to grow as people, but its foundations and lessons make it an extremely valuable experience.  The following life lessons are crucial to a successful marching band and are definitely beneficial in life.  (And I haven’t even mentioned that it’s tons of fun!)

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