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How to survive as a night owl in an early bird world

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I have a coffee maker at the foot of my bed. I know, I have a problem.

*oops it is 2:00 a.m. again*

I swear I am writing this blog at 2:30 in the afternoon. But usually, most of my productive hours are late at night. Nine p.m. to midnight is MY TIME. When everyone else is winding down, I am just getting started. If I had taken the ACT at 9:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 a.m., I would have scored at least 4 points higher. I could beat Steph Curry at 21 after 9:00 p.m. I could write Taylor Swift’s next hit song, clean the bathroom, and do all the Christmas shopping for a family of four from 9:00 to midnight. Continue reading “How to survive as a night owl in an early bird world”

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”

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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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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What Makes K-State Great: Dr. Emily Lehning

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Associate Vice President for Student Life and

Director of New Student Services

From Olivet, Kansas

Strengths: Maximizer, Arranger, Individualization, Learner, and Achiever

This phenomenal woman is someone that you need to know.

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To my sisters: The case for building fierce female friendships in college

img_3471I have always wanted a sister. I have a wonderful brother, Joe, but he has never helped me pick out new shoes.

In college, your family is far away. Who is going to be there when you flunk a test or can’t figure out how to air up your tire? Who will encourage, love and support you in this strange, new collegeland? Answer: Your friends! Continue reading “To my sisters: The case for building fierce female friendships in college”

Digging For Inspiration

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This is a little bit of a guilty pleasure confession. Last semester it was bacon cheddar cheese crackers, but now it is motivational content on the internet. So yes, I am now one of those people that read inspirational quotes and listen to recorded seminars given by motivational speakers. Continue reading “Digging For Inspiration”