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Presenting to Professionals? Did I really do that?

Why yes, yes I did, thanks to K-State! Read on to hear about my experience presenting at a national conference with members of the K-State English Department!

From left: Professor Steffi Dippold, Sarah Peterson, yours truly, Cheyenne White, and Hunter Nelson. These are the awesome people that I was lucky enough to present with in Tulsa.

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So You Don’t Know What to do With Your Life…

 

 

Don’t have the rest of your life planned out to the minute? It’s okay. Read on to learn about my experience with coming to K-State with an Open Option major and how it benefited me.

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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”

An Open Letter to My Freshman Self

penrod-graduation-20Dear past me,

What’s up homie? It’s Maria from the future. It’s 2016! Oh the things I have to tell you…

First of all, The How I Met Your Mother series finale was terrible. Second of all, Drake and Rihanna dated and then broke up. Lastly, we graduated! WOO! I know you are scared, nervous, anxious, and petrified about starting college, but you are going to have a blast. I won’t spoil the journey by telling you everything, but I will tell you a few things I wish I had realized sooner. Continue reading “An Open Letter to My Freshman Self”

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”

Group Blog: Thankful for K-State

Photo credit: Matt Zajic
Photo credit: Matt Zajic

As we wrap up Thanksgiving weekend and get back to the hustle and bustle of work and classes, we pause to give thanks to the forces in our lives that truly move us. For our dedicated bloggers, one of those prime movers is K-State. Read on to learn why our bloggers are thankful for their alma mater!

 

 

 

 

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