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A Belated Birthday Wish

A Belated Birthday Wish

A couple Saturdays ago was my mother’s birthday – Shout out to you mom! You’re an amazing woman and I’m so blessed to have you in my life 😊 – and we went tailgating at Notre Dame. Both of my parents’ sides of the family are heavily affiliated with Notre Dame and one of my aunts and uncles always throw huge tailgating parties on campus. Many family members on my mom’s side, including extended family, joined at some point or…

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Mind Explosion

Mind Explosion

Here I am, 1:42AM, and I’m feeling like I could accomplish anything. Have you ever been in one of those moods where everything in your brain starts moving like it hasn’t moved in years and all your creative juices start flowing like some explosion just went off? Where your body gets extremely excited and your nerves get all jittery like you just hit the jackpot? The kind of mood that shows up after feeling lost or unaccomplished but then you…

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Congrats Buddy

Congrats Buddy

I had a conversation with my younger brother, Andrew, a couple days ago and it’s been lingering in my brain since. Most talks between us are briefly humorous and/or scarce. Andrew is a hilarious, sensitive, and incredibly smart 14-year-old. He was telling me about his grades in school (he’s in 8th grade). He started going through all his classes telling me each grade percentage followed by an explanation for why it’s not 100%. Which would be understandable for me back…

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Red bull + Slushies

Red bull + Slushies

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #11 All-nighters are Real Red bull + Slushies are a necessity for emergency all-nighters. I guarantee you, this concoction is a must. And I also guarantee you, you’ll pull some all-nighters. Ingredients: • One 12oz. Red bull (flavor of your choice) • One 22oz Slushie (flavor of your choice) • One 32oz empty cup Instructions: • Step one: Put slushie into 32oz. empty cup • Step two: Put Red bull into 32oz. cup • Step…

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Get Your Foot In The Door

Get Your Foot In The Door

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #10 Networking If there is anything you need in life besides food and water, it’s the ability to network. You would be surprised how far you can get in life without meeting all the timely requirements. Though you can’t beat around corners for everything imaginable, there are a lot more resources in life that we could easily take advantage of. Especially in a school or work environments, maximizing your social connections helps in so many…

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Sleepy Students

Sleepy Students

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #9 Sleep Like I said previously, your health needs attention, and rest is a part of that. Our brains don’t work as hard when sleep deprived – the body needs time to reboot and rejuvenate. Between last minute papers, social life, and work, I know it’ll be hard to incorporate sleep into your schedule. But I can’t stress enough how important it is to get as much rest as possible. Whether that’s at the “right…

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The College Menu

The College Menu

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #8 Don’t Forget to Feed Your Body Its cliché but nourishing your body to learn really does make a difference. School can get busy, along with the rest of life. But don’t forget that your health needs attention as well. Your brain doesn’t function at its finest if its preoccupied with restlessness or hunger. So, to keep your body feed is really important. I should point out though that Doritos, Mountain Dew, and Poptarts will…

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A Heavier Work Load

A Heavier Work Load

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #7 Prepare for the work load When they tell you in high school that the work load will be heavier in college, they aren’t joking, haha. You’ll want to be prepared for long papers; there’s no more 1/2 pages crap from high school unless you’re lucky! Don’t be discouraged though! I’ve come to realize that it’s not so much more homework per say, its more detailed and larger assignments or projects. Therefore, don’t be too…

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Community Atmosphere

Community Atmosphere

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #6. Prepare for the atmosphere The atmosphere at community college is different than campus-living college; in a sense that you won’t be surrounded by students and classmates 24/7. At community college when you go home, you’re not in a school environment anymore, and you’re not surrounded by other students who need to get school work done as well. And since the outside environment is different, you must be able to focus on your own. To…

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