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Month: October 2016

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Part I

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As a Finance major, a good chunk of my college education revolves around the concept of minimizing cost and maximizing profit -or in other words, getting your money’s worth. So this is a concept I think about quite often, and a lot of times it finds its way into my personal life as well. We all like to get our money’s worth when we spend it, especially being college students, but if you are having a hard time running out of month before running out of money, here are some things you can try to maybe stretch your dollar just a little bit further. Continue reading “Getting Your Money’s Worth: Part I”

What Makes K-State Great: Travis Britz

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Senior in Education – English

 

 

Hometown: Harrisonville, Missouri

 

 

Nickname/Spirit Animal: Polar Bear

 

 

If you’ve watched K-State football in recent years, you’ll recognize this name. Travis Britz, one of the top defensive tackles in the Big 12 during his time on the K-State football team (2012-2015) and voted a team captain during his senior year, is undoubtedly a great player; but what’s more, he’s a great person as well. Read on to learn about this awesome guy!

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A place I know full well: My 6 favorite spots in Manhattan

After spending 3.5 years in the best college town in the country (Read about it, it’s true), here are my favorite places in Manhattan, Kansas!

img_0015The Konza Prairie is breath-taking, peaceful, and not too difficult of a hike for us amateurs. If you have friends who don’t think Kansas is beautiful, take them here.

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From The Archive: Flowers

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Two summers ago, I took care of a friend’s yard while he was away for a few weeks. Amidst the watering and the mulch laying, I took some photos of gorgeous daylilies and other flowers. These photos have been on my camera ever since and I had totally forgotten about them. Below are some I thought were worth sharing.  Continue reading “From The Archive: Flowers”

Beginner’s Survival Kit

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Palms sweaty? Knees weak? Arms heavy? Well, that is okay, you do not have to know much to start. Being an expert in anything is all about putting in time, making mistakes, and being curious. Today I felt like writing about every time I was super nervous about starting something I have never done before, and how that nervousness is sooner rather than later replaced with confidence. Continue reading “Beginner’s Survival Kit”

Beyond The Football Game

Tailgate outside Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State vs Texas Tech. 10.8.16

For a while since I’ve moved back to Manhattan I had not fully understood football or the experience around a football game. I had not grown up watching the sport so I did not know enough about it. Well, having been at K-State for a while now and given how much everyone around town gets excited about the football program here, I could not help but get on the bandwagon -and to be honest, it has been a fun ride. So here are three things I learned being a K-State football fan. Continue reading “Beyond The Football Game”

What Makes K-State Great: Yepiao Yu

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Senior in Secondary Education – Spanish

 

Hometown: Shenzhen, China

 

Favorite Fun Fact: Octopuses have two hearts

 

Spirit Animal: Cat

 

 

Do you think trying new things is scary? This K-State student moved to a different country to go attend college!

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