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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

19 Feb

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The 5 Best Places to Nap on Campus (Besides Your Dorm)

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By Daley O’Keefe

Some days throughout the semester are guaranteed to be so hectic, that time between classes is limited and nights usually end up sleepless. For those times where you need to get a couple ZZZs in, but don’t have enough time to head back to your comfy room, here are the top 5 places on campus to take a quick nap.

1: The Library

The DC is full of fun little hideouts or comfy couches you can find to work or whatever homework or studying needs to get done. Plus, when your eyes start to glaze over from reading your textbook, it’s a perfect place to rest your head for a quick catnap.

2: In the View

Most of the time you’re already in the View to get food, why not take a little nap there too? The booths are pretty comfortable, and it cuts down on travel time, too! As long as you’re comfortable sleeping around other people, this is a great place to nap to save some time!

3: The Pool Lobby 

Although I’m sure it’s not the first place most people think of, the couches set up right outside the pool are a great place to take a nap.Unlike Aquinas, the pool tends to attract little traffic, so you won’t get interrupted while sleeping. The only downside is that sometimes people drop their weights a little too loudly. Continue Reading

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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