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Freshman Fireside: Surviving finals

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Surviving finals

Plan, eat and sleep. Let me explain. If you’re anything like me, you probably have found yourself wondering how in the world it is already time for final exams. How do I prepare? Should I pull an all-nighter the night before? When will I sleep? Will I have time to eat? What’s the lowest grade […]

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Freshman Fireside: Sink or swim?

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Sink or swim?

Have you ever heard the saying, “when it rains, it pours?”  For UNC Charlotte students, it seems to be more like, “when it’s due, it’s all due.” It’s inevitable that every time I have a big assignment due in one class, every other professor feels the need to make all of their assigned work due […]

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Freshman Fireside: Should you stay or should you go now?

| April 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Freshman Fireside: Should you stay or should you go now?

Moving from Cleveland, Ohio to Charlotte, N.C., I was forced to make one of the most crucial decisions about college before I even stepped foot on UNC Charlotte’s campus as a freshman. Do I have to share a bathroom? How much walking will I be doing? How much money should I spend? How many roommates […]

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Freshman Fireside: Homerun? Not so easy

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Homerun? Not so easy

It is inevitable that in this life we will be thrown a few curveballs. The difficulty lies within the ability to get to home. And when you are an out-of-state student, sometimes our only choice is to go wait in the dugout until we can get another chance. There really is nothing better than being […]

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Freshman Fireside: Sick of Getting Sick

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Sick of Getting Sick

Let’s face it. We made it through first semester, but staying healthy in the dorms is still an issue for some of us. Whether you got stuck in a high rise or placed in a dorm like Lynch, you may have found, as a freshman, it is nearly impossible to stay healthy. For some of […]

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Freshmen fireside: Bathroom Etiquette

| September 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshmen fireside: Bathroom Etiquette

Freshmen year is full of adjustments. New roommates present a great challenge, and when it comes to the bathroom’s here in the freshmen high-rises, some people are lacking a degree of etiquette. Each hall has two stalls and two showers. Let’s not pretend that these accommodations are at any luxurious level, but we can agree […]

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Freshmen Fireside: Elevators

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshmen Fireside: Elevators

Should I take the stairs or use the elevator? Considering there is a total of 11 floors in the high rises on campus, I think most of us would choose to use the elevator. However, throughout the week there were problems with many of the elevators. It was quite the struggle for all of us […]

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Freshman Fireside: First week of school

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: First week of school

What a week it has been. As a freshman at UNC Charlotte, we not only survived move in day, but we also carried on through a lot of new challenges in our first week as college students. Let’s start off by agreeing that the so called “professional movers” during move-in may have needed a little […]

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Freshman Fireside: Procrastination

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Procrastination

Procrastination sucks and it would be a bold faced lie if I said I never did it. I procrastinated writing this article that you’re reading. Granted I had no idea what to write about until I realized I was procrastinating but it still counts. The worst part about this time of the year is that […]

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Freshman Fireside: Census scare

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Census scare

Earlier this week in one of my LBST classes, we discussed the changing value of a college degree. Over the weekend, Yahoo! shared an article which compared information from the 1940 U.S. Census to the 2010 Census. In this comparison it was really shocking to see how many more people, on average, have a college […]

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Freshman Fireside: Ketchup

| March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Ketchup

The experiences of freshman year are 100 percent identical to ketchup. No really, hear me out. When we start college we can become immersed in this totally different world filled with friends, fun, parties, work, Chartwells and geese. All of these are great, or at least they are in moderation. Just like ketchup. You would […]

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Freshman Fireside: Registration

| March 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Registration

As a freshman we are winding down our first two semesters of college (or “collage” for those unaware of the difference). Quizzes, exams and research for our basic general education and major requirements out of the way. MATH 1100? Done. COMM 1101? Handled that. ENGL 4203? Uhh, maybe later. But how much later? How many […]

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Freshman Fireside: Getting Back in the Swing of Things

| March 15, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Getting Back in the Swing of Things

We are back from our first college spring break. From the stories shared on campus it was filled with various things like a lot of sleeping, eating, sunshine and mainly a lot of fun. Now we have to assimilate ourselves back into the routine of the daily grind and that is not going to be […]

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Freshman Fireside: Make a budget to save money

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Make a budget to save money

Well we are about three fourths of the way through our first year here at UNC Charlotte and one topic we haven’t talked about is one of the most important, money. It’s hard to come by and once we have it it’s even harder to hold on to. Most of us are constantly broke and […]

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Freshman Fireside; 49er Valentine’s Day

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside; 49er Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. The time for lovers to grow closer and all those single kids to complain about how much they hate the person they are crushing on for not loving them. Chocolate, passion, ice cream, depression fills the air in the early part of February and for us freshman, this is our first collegiate Valentine’s […]

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