Shannon Columb

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Eight Gnarly Winter Activities to do in the Stevens Point Area

A thick blanket of snow brings an array of recreational activities that you can only enjoy for 3-4 months out of the year. Not only are these activities fun, but they can also help distress (and distract) us college students from finals week. Here are some ideas of how you can get outdoors and enjoy […]

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Reflecting on My First Year as a Transfer Student

Freshmen year of college can be nerve-wracking. Learning to live on your own, making new friends and adjusting to college life is challenging in a new, unfamiliar place. After the end of my freshmen year, I was relieved I never had to go through that again—then I decided to transfer colleges. For my first two […]

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CNR European Field Experience

Summer Field Experience in Europe Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to travel to Europe, indulge in real German chocolate, float down a canal in Venice and be immersed in different cultures. Studying abroad for an entire semester seemed a little too intimidating to me, so I decided to start looking into summer […]

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Life Lessons Learned From Working At Summer Camp

UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources blogger Shannon Columb shares nine life lessons learned while working at summer camp.

Summer is hands-down my favorite season. I love feeling the summer air, warm on my skin, and the smell of burgers grilling and freshly-cut grass tickling my nose. Like some of you, I would spend a portion of my summers at camp; for me, those memories are the fondest. Throughout the summer, I learned a lot of life lessons working at camp. Here are nine I still apply to life today…

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5 Essential Oils For College Students

UW-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources blogger Shanon Columb shares five essential oils for fellow Pointers to try.

I began my essential oil journey a few months ago. I decided to start using essential oils because I wanted to use a more natural product in my everyday life, which not only would benefit me but the environment as well. Before I got into essential oils, I always thought they were only used for aromatherapy. Boy, was I wrong! Essential oils are extremely versatile and have so many benefits.

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