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Books,Books,Books

Yep, it’s that time of the year again when school is not yet in action, but your bank account is. Buying books for the semester is always a pain — either stressful for those who break their wallets to get them or stressful for those who need them but can’t afford it. However, most of us want to pass our classes so we make an effort to actually purchase ...

6 Tips For Taking 6 Classes

In the Fall 2012 semester I took six classes and an internship, and in the last two weeks I wrote six final exams and completed several projects.

In the process, I sprouted dozens of white hairs, gained five pounds and my stomach was in knots all through finals. On top of all of that, I had to tell one of my best friends from Canada not to visit me. That ...

Surviving Summer School

So you registered for your spring classes late, all of the available slots in one of the classes you needed filled up and now the only hope of making up for those lost credit hours is summer school? No worries!

At Georgia State University, this scenario pans out for more students than you might think. Prime example: me.

One week into my world history summer school class, I still ...

“Crunch Time” Tips

Making the grade at the end of the semester is always what counts the most. But for hard-working scholars like myself, classes that wait until the end of the term to pile on all the heavy stuff never make it any easier to give your 100% effort. For me, every year is usually the same: slow start after the first weeks, midterms in October, then over half the syllabus is ...

Back to School

Back to School: Are you ready?

As I held GSU’s admission offer letter in my hand, I envisioned a future with endless possibilities. And yet I was extremely doubtful of taking the plunge. Back then, I had a preschooler who had never stayed with a baby- sitter, a road warrior for a husband and I was looking at, evening classes!  Would all of that fit together?

And then, I met ...

GSU Leaders of Tomorrow

Even though my international status prevented me from voting in the 2012 election, I was excited to use what I had learned in my required American Government and U.S. History classes to converse or debate with my peers and parents and even have one-way arguments with the commentators on television.

Election night 2012 at GSU was filled with a similar excitement. Campus Events, along with Phi Beta Sigma fraternity and ...

What does your coffee order really mean?

By: Johnny Self

 

When I walk into Starbucks on Peachtree Street, I don’t exactly say “Can I get a Venti Mocha, no stress, with an extra shot of motivation please?” Usually, I just want a quick fix to keep my energy running. Let’s face it, as college students, we all get stressed easily and attempt to avoid any additional tasks ...

Leaves Changing, Scarves Hanging

I know what you are thinking: Fall is here and you need to buy a huge coat and gloves that will last the whole season. WRONG. Since I’ve attended Georgia State, I have seen various interpretations of what I like to call “Jumbo Jacket Syndrome.” People buy these huge jackets that completely swallow them just to stay warm while they are outside — not to mention that it’s about ...

Commuter Culture at GSU

Are you a commuter student? Before students lived in University Commons on Piedmont or The Village near Georgia Tech, a typical GSU student would wake up around seven o’clock in the morning – maybe six – pack ALL of his or her books, lunch and gym clothes for the day into one bag, drive to the nearest MARTA station or the Turner Field blue lot, take the Panther ...

Hard Work

I’ve always been amazed at the way time seems to fly by. Seven hundred and thirty days ago, or two years, to be brief, I mailed out my first college application. I was a 17-year-old high school senior who was set on attending the one school that I applied to. As confident as could be, I opened a letter from Georgia State University in January 2011. Instead of reading ...