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01 Apr

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Working From Home: The Ultimate Guide

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By Belle Frank

Although it sounds like a luxury, working from home is no small feat. It can be difficult to focus, stay motivated, and be productive. But here are some tips and tricks to make sure you are getting the most out of your workday. Continue Reading

24 Feb

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Misconceptions High School Students Have About College

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By Belle Frank

I sat down with sophomores Julia Loda and Julia Loprinzo to talk about the misconceptions they had about college.

Loda (left) is an IT major with a certification in Childhood Education, and Loprinzo (right) is a Social Science and History major with a certification in Childhood Education.

A common misconception about their major is that Childhood Education students just color and grade papers about the ABC’s, but that is not the case. Loda says, “Lesson planning takes hours. People don’t realize how much work their teachers put into all their daily lessons.”

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11 Feb

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3 Fashion Tips for Broke College Students

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By Belle Frank

College is all about budgeting. I know we have all heard the term “broke college student” more times that we can count. And if we had a dime every time we heard it, we wouldn’t be broke college students.

However, no matter how broke we are, there are some things that we just don’t want to compromise on. Like, that much needed caffeine fix, or our beauty products, and especially our clothing. But what if I told you that you could look fashion forward without breaking the bank? All it takes is a little patience and some creativity. 

  1. How to shop with limited funds
  • Thrift stores – The Mount is tucked into the Hudson Valley, which has some of the best thrift stores. Second hand clothing is much more cost effective, and eco friendly! Here are some of my favorites:
    • Goodwill, New Windsor, NY
    • Blackbird Attic, Beacon, NY
    • Recycled Style, Montgomery, NY
    • The Well, Saugerties, NY
  • Upcycle – Those outdated jeans you never wear anymore? Take some scissors to them and make them trendy again. Or, make them shorts! I am known to take old boot-cut jeans and distress them to be trendy again. Or, go into a sibling or parent’s closet.

These are thrifted Levi’s jeans I took scissors to, and my boyfriend’s shirt!

  • Discounts – Student discount, coupon code apps, and loyalty programs will be your best friend in college. ‘Retail Me Not’ is an app that gives coupon codes for online and in-store shopping. Loyalty programs in stores like American Eagle and Ulta give you points that you can use towards a purchase to money off. Some of the stores that give student discounts are: Continue Reading

10 Feb

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Top 6 Things You Need to Know Before Registration

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By Dayna Dwyer, Academic Coach

Registration is one of the most nail biting moments of any student’s semester. Waking up at 7:00 AM and making a mad dash toward your laptop, no coffee even in sight yet. We’ve put together some tips to help you through the process with the least amount of stress possible.

  1. Advising Months

During the months of March and November, students should plan to meet with their Academic Coach and their Academic Advisor in their major area of study to formulate a plan for the next semester. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure that students are on the right track per their academic program and are taking all of the necessary and mandatory classes in order to stay on track for graduation. You’ll want to meet with your Coach and Advisor to determine which classes you will be registering for.

  1. Have “Back Up” Classes

Sometimes the classes you want to take are full before you are able to register for them. In these cases, it is smart to have some “back up” classes that you could register for that also meet your academic requirements. For example, “I want to take U.S. History 1, but if it is full, I can take World History 1 instead.” This way, if a class is unexpectedly full and you cannot register for it, you already know what your next option is! Continue Reading

25 Nov

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21 Things I Wish I Knew Before Turning 21

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By Pascal Kadamani

It’s the year we have all been waiting for since we were old enough to count that high… the big 21! Now that you’re here, I bet it’s not as exciting as you thought it was going to be. Although, that is definitely not taking away from the joy of the nice perks we now have, such as the fact that you can now order yourself a drink! The big 21 also means though that you are that much closer to graduating college and moving onto the “real world.” Turning 21 is a huge milestone in your life, and it’s okay to feel like you have been around the world and back in your time so far. As I turned 21 in February, there are a few things that I wish I knew before, and here they are:

 

1. Mental health is more important than you think, so take care of yourself first.

2. School is not a race, get it done when you can and do it right. 

3. Appreciate the time you have with people while you have them in your life. 

4. There is always enough time to change your life: travel the world, make new friends, answer that text, try new food…

5. If you have the opportunity to try something new, say yes.

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