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Author: Abdurahman "Al"

Hey, name is Abdurahman Basha, but you can call me Al. I'm a sophomore majoring in finance and entrepreneurship. I do a little bit of everything and try to learn as I go. I enjoy coffee, cooking, photography, Tumblr, and the TV show Friends. I blog about how to survive and make the most out of college outside a 4.0 GPA.

Study Smarter, Not Harder

If you have a part-time job it can be tricky to balance college and work. I found a few really neat tricks to get some quality studying done while at work. It will work well if you have a campus job like me where you can do work with your earbuds in. Continue reading “Study Smarter, Not Harder”

K-State Students Have Lunch With Warren Buffett

It is like if you were a Physics student, and you got to sit there and ask Einstein questions, or if you were an English major and you had Shakespeare walking around a room giving you insight into the ins and outs of the English language.  Continue reading “K-State Students Have Lunch With Warren Buffett”

Fall Semester Photo Recap

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The semester is over, I walked out of my last class this Friday and it felt so surreal that I am now five semesters down and only three to go. Time flies when you are having fun, time truly flies when you are at Kansas State. Here’s a recap of my Fall semester in photos. Continue reading “Fall Semester Photo Recap”

Guest Blog: Take Your Time

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A blog post from Rome by my great friend, Grant, who is finishing his Fall semester there. I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I have.

Seeing a different way of life has changed me. Right now, I am in the final legs of studying abroad in the beautiful country of Italy. I have been here since August, and although I arrived just three and a half months ago, I have changed more in the last three and a half months than I ever have before. I have seen how other cultures live. I have seen how people live in Ireland, England, and of course Italy. I see how the world views us Americans. Our large portions, our big cars, and our new president. Continue reading “Guest Blog: Take Your Time”

Something I Discovered This Semester

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This semester I stumbled upon a new form of entertainment that I had never ventured into before, which is podcasts. It sounds really boring at first, and the word podcast itself is a very jargon-y, strange, word too. I mean who wants to sit there and listen to some audio file? Well, the good news is that iPhones now have a built in podcast app that makes listening to podcasts as easy as listening to music, and the Podcast industry has grown so much that there are all sorts of different varieties of them out there from news podcasts, to sports podcasts to journalism and story telling podcasts. Continue reading “Something I Discovered This Semester”

3 Places I Cannot Wait To Visit

Icelandic horses graze with a volcano erupting in the background. Photo from thesun.co.uk.

A lot of people have bucket lists that include crazy adventures and all sorts of dare devil-ish activities. My bucket list has nothing but travelling on it. Through the magic of the internet, often I look up far away places and think about how amazing it would be to live there. Sometimes I even go on airline sites and look up how much tickets would cost and I even plan fake itineraries and sigh at the possibility of actually going on those trips (Sad, I know.) Continue reading “3 Places I Cannot Wait To Visit”

Getting Your Money’s Worth: Part II

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This is the sequel to last week’s personal finance blog post. If you are like me and you cannot get your hands on one of those nifty bills up there, here are a couple things that help me “adult” better and save money. Continue reading “Getting Your Money’s Worth: Part II”

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”

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”