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”
Tag: College life
I love what I do, and I feel really grateful that I can say that. That thought made me think even more about why it is I am yet to dread anything I do and unlike a lot of people I do not have any miserable tasks hanging over my head. This is an “explore as you write” kind of blog-post where I just threw a random thought or feeling onto my laptop screen and at this point I do not even know where I am going with this.
Is it that I find the silver lining in everything? Is it that I am too easily entertained? (I would put my money on that.) Or is it that I coincidentally have a knack for everything I do? (I would NOT put any money on that- at all.) Continue reading “Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”
There are two reasons why March is a really exciting time for me -I do not know about what everyone’s plans for this year are, but for me usually spring break is for road trips and summer vacation is for travelling. So March means I am only two weeks away from my spring break road trips and only 10 weeks away from my summer travels.
WE HAVE 26 DAYS LEFT UNITL SUMMER IS HERE (including today, weekends, dead week, and finals week). If you’re like me, you’re strugglin’ to find the motivation to finish the semester in full force. However… I swear we don’t have too much left. I say this, trying to convince myself as well.
To prove that time is going to pass quickly and to motivate you to continue putting forth full effort, I’ve taken some pictures of what 26 days looks like… In the form of rice and some other random stuff. Keep trucking K-Staters. Good Luck!
1.) 26 writing utensils. For all those notes you’re going to take to prepare for finals.
2.) Here are 26 shoes. Not 26 pairs though, that would be ridiculous.
3.) 26 cents. Not even enough to buy the guac at Chipotle.
4.) 26 grains of rice. What you actually can buy with 26 cents at Chipotle.
5.) 26 coupons. I may have a problem.
Anyways, these were all kind of random… But hopefully one of these pictures struck a cord with you and showed you how few of days there really are left until SUMMER. Finish strong K-State!
Meet Mackenzie, a junior majoring in Marketing and minoring in Leadership Studies at Kansas State University. Combing two of her passions, helping cancer patients and supporting the K-State family, she has helped introduce “Love Your Melon” to our campus. Not only does Mack have an incredible story to share, she represents that despite tragic events; hope, love and hard work will prevail. I’m proud of Mack for sharing her story and blessed to call her one of my best friends. -Cajsa
What is something that you are really passionate about? Maybe in your college career you are unsure of what that looks like for you at this point. As a junior, I am just discovering what that is. Before I graduate Kansas State University, I set a goal that I wanted to make a lasting impression and leave something behind at K-State that made it better than when I started here. Personally I am passionate about helping cancer patients, their families and those left behind because of cancer. I personally have been impacted and experienced loss because of cancer. My mom lost her battle to cancer in 2008 and ever since her diagnosis in 1997 I have looked for ways to continue working with people affected by cancer. One day while on Facebook I stumbled across an organization called Love Your Melon a nonprofit started by college students that sells hats, t-shirts and other gear. This grabbed my attention because it was started by students, which was very relatable to me. They have a buy one; give one philosophy so every hat they sell they donate one to a child going through chemotherapy and other cancer treatment. I was so energized by the whole mission of the organization and having a passion for non-profits this stood out to me. The more I looked into it I found that they had campus ambassador crews. Noticing that K-State didn’t have a crew I emailed the site looking to start a team. Luckily I was able to connect with some other women from K-State looking to get involved in the organization. We started in January of this year and are quickly approaching our goal of selling 100 hats at 95 right now! We are planning our first donation event to be able to bring the kids hats at Children’s Mercy in Overland Park. Once we reach 300, Love Your Melon will make a special KSU beanie. The reason I am so passionate about bringing this to K-State is because I have already seen amazing support from the community and I believe in K-State family. For me, losing my mom and moving away from home to come to college was a big challenge and it wouldn’t have gone as well without the wonderful people that make up the K-State family. KSU truly is my home away from home and I want to do what I can to make it better than when I started here. We all sincerely appreciate the support you have already shown.
If you are looking to get involved, follow us on social media at @KSULYMCREW on Instagram, @KSULYM_Crew on Twitter, and Kansas State University Love Your Melon Campus Crew on Facebook.
If you are interested in making a purchase, check out www.loveyourmelon.com. They will be releasing a new summer line soon!
Fighting Ever Fighting,
I just love this picture!
I also like the fact that I was able to be involved in such a great organization because of K-State. I know I have been drilling this into your head all year, but seriously, GET INVOLVED. K-State has so many wonderful things to offer and so many wonderful people that are just like you, there is honestly nothing to lose. If you are new to campus and are afraid of the uncertainties that await you, don’t fret. College is one of the best experiences I have had thus far, and I have made so many unique friends, and met so many awesome people. Through what? K-STATE. Why? Because K-State is a magical land. Don’t believe me? Haha, nice joke. Of course you believe me. Purple Pride runs deep, mis amigos, real deep. I will miss the Wildcats so much when I leave to embark on a new journey, but hey, I bleed purple, eh?
I just wanted to congratulate all of the nominees and award winners from last nights Awards Banquet. Through my experiences at K-State, I have found that just by being involved on campus truly impacts the students and faculty that surround you. To all of the incoming freshman and even the students considering joining an organization, my advice to you is this: Do something great while you attend K-State. You don’t have to find the cure for cancer, but try to make an impact on the people around you. Get to know people you don’t normally hang out with, plan a community service project, tutor someone who needs help in a class. Just do something. It makes your college experience that much better, le trust.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
Holy cow, sorry for the brief hiatus, school has seemed to consume my every thought and motion lately! It sure doesn’t help that we have like three weeks left? Maybe four. My mind is so boggled with all of the things on my massive to do list, that I might just go insane. I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling this way, but luckily, I have a certificate for a free massage. Whaddup?! So stoked, I need some time to chill for a moment and reflect on all of the awesome things I have done this past year. Come on, I have a legit blog where I can pour my soul out into, have been involved in amazing campus activities, and just had a really good year! For those of you who didn’t know, I will be moving to Arizona after this semester, so you will have to find me on my personal blog and/or facebook. Facebook is life, at least for college students, you holla at me, I holla at you.
Besides that though, Open House is Saturday, and my sorority has a pretty ballin booth we’re gonna set up, so if you wanna see sparkles and fantasticness, I recommend stopping by and having a chit chat with us!
As the semester draws to an end, I find myself reflecting on all of the awesome things that I have experienced at K-State. Not knowing how to handle college as a freshman was scary and exciting. I had no idea that I would become a leader on campus, be involved in so many awesome student organizations, or meet so many unique and amazing people on campus. K-State is like my second family. My professors help me through whatever I need academically and even sometimes in my personal life. People accept that you have your own individual differences and are aware that bringing those characteristics to campus is what makes us such a close and loving environment.
As a FSHS major, there have been endless resources for me to broaden my knowledge of the information taught in class, as well as meet other students who have the same interests as me. I’ve learned leadership, communication, and diversity in almost every aspect of my college major, and my career will benefit from that knowledge. My experiences thus far have been phenomenally magical, ninja-tastic( you all know how much I love ninjas), and just awesome. K-State, you rock hardcore. Being a wildcat has been one of the best choices I could ever make. If I could growl like a wildcat at this point, I would. Imagine me doing so, and remember, we bleed purple up in here!
P.S. this link at the bottom is a scholarship where you get some moolah for talking about K-State. Check it.