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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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How to Survive Morning and Night Classes

Throughout your time in college, it’s almost impossible to avoid morning and night classes. It’s important to attend these classes, even when you’re tired or hungry. Finding ways to make these classes a bit more interesting makes for an easier semester.   Sit in front of the class. Although many students, including me, dread sitting […]

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Did You Know? 5 Hidden Gems in the University Centers

Do you want to be a model? Or someone who influences decisions for student life? Perhaps an investigator adventuring into secret tunnels? Or maybe even just a student snagging the best deals? Events, fundraisers, clubs and job postings are almost on every wall you see in the buildings. After some time, we ignore the collage […]

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Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships!

Hello, Pointers! Scholarship season is starting soon! While you may not have thought about filling out applications yet, it’s best if you start early. Below are several options on how to find scholarships and some helpful tips:   Scholarships Available Through UW-Stevens Point First-year and transfer scholarships are for new students applying for admission into […]

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Backpack Essentials of Every College Student

Ever wonder what you should pack in your backpack each day for class? After attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a couple years, I’ve narrowed down some essential items that I never forget to bring to class.   Umbrella: This item is at the top of the list since it’s the most essential item […]

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