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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.

Scholarships Are Like Coupons For College

They might not be exactly like coupons, but when it comes down to it, scholarships are the best way to take an enormous tuition bill down by a few thousand dollars. Much like ‘extreme couponing’, however, the process is rigorous and time consuming, but if you are willing to put in the time, you can save some money. Here are some useful tools to help when trying to find scholarships to qualify for. Continue reading “Scholarships Are Like Coupons For College”

Don’t Need A Lot O’ Dollars to Have A Lot O’ Fun

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Do you ever do the thing where you check your bank account balance before you go out just to do that rough mental math where you decide how much bank can you really break? You ever do that math and realize you can maybe, just maybe, afford to break like $5 worth of bank? Well put your sad little $5 bill back in its safe place (the rent money pile, duh!) and read this list of hangout spots in Manhattan where you won’t need a lot o’ dollars to have a lot o’ fun. Continue reading “Don’t Need A Lot O’ Dollars to Have A Lot O’ Fun”

Credit Hours Don’t Grow On Trees

As I was walking into the College of Business Building on Friday I ran into Dr Bosco walking out with a mom and her high school junior. He walked up to me to ask how many credit hours I came to K-State with, because he was trying to show the student the importance of transferring in as many credits as possible. So that interaction made me realize the importance of accumulating as many credits in the shortest time possible. It is the best thing one can do to make their life in college easier, and there are so many different ways to do it. Continue reading “Credit Hours Don’t Grow On Trees”

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”