Mar 20 2019

How To Manage Your Time In College

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Proper time management is an important skill to practice in college. Without being able to plan properly, your ability to fulfill daily tasks could suffer. Here are some tips on how to balance your schedule in college!

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Set Concise and Attainable Goals

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The most pivotal step in being able to manage your time requires goal setting. Be specific about what you want to achieve and construct an approximate timeline of when you want to attain the goals. Learn how to prioritize your most important tasks and think about how you will complete them effectively. Don’t just say what that you want to have “good grades”. Be specific about the GPA you desire to accomplish, how long you plan to study for each day, and how you will achieve this goal.

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You Can’t Do Everything

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.Getting involved in student organizations can be a great way to build your resume and establish new relationships with peers and possible mentors. However, when you begin to overextend yourself by joining everything, you defeat the purpose of being involved in the first place. Try to get involved in the organizations that will be the most beneficial to you but don’t overdo it. Managing your schedule will become a lot easier when you narrow down your involvement on campus to the extracurriculars that are the most important to you.

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.It’s Okay to Say “No”

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If you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay to turn things down. Not all opportunities are worth your time. When offered opportunities, use your best judgement to determine which ones will be the most beneficial. It’s better to do a few things and do them well rather than being involved in everything and doing an awful job.

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It’s really difficult to manage your time properly if you wait until the last minute to do everything. If you procrastinate for any assigned task, eventually, you WILL fall behind. Mark due dates in an organized planner or notebook. If neither of those work, try using your cell phone! Putting things off for a long time can only hurt you. There are many factors and people that will try to negatively impact you. If you fall behind in certain aspects of your life, it’s okay to take some personal time for yourself. Taking the time that you need to focus on improving yourself does not make you a bad person.

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About the Writer:

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Hello! My name is Dominick Brooks and I am a sophomore majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. I truly enjoy working for the Division of Communications as a Go Social Team Member. When I am not working, I take pleasure in singing and performing on trumpet. I am the lead male vocalist for the EMU Jazz Ensemble and perform at venues in Ypsilanti, Belleville, and Ann Arbor.

Mar 15 2019

A Little “Herstory” For You During Women’s History Month

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As we transition into the month of March, we can begin to celebrate what we should be commemorating year round, and that is women. Women have collectively made amazing contributions and continue to do so every single day. Whether it be big or small, you can see many women around the world showing the range of what they can do to make a difference in the society we live in today.

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.I would like to share with you an amazing woman that has made momentous strides in fighting against gender discrimination and advocating for women’s rights throughout her career.

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The woman I want to celebrate is Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Still alive today, she is the second woman to be elected as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice out of a total of four women that have ever been appointed. Ginsburg has spent a lifetime of fighting against inequity. As Ginsburg progressed in her career, she fought against the discrimination she found in her education at law school in addition to finding work after graduating. Ginsburg eventually became Columbia University’s first female professor to earn tenure. Ginsburg was also a leader in the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union where she fought not only for women, but also men. As director of the project, she argued for six landmark cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. After some time, she was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia for many years before being appointed as Supreme Court Justice by Bill Clinton in 1993.

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As Ginsburg still fights for justice today, her track record alone shows her commitment to the cause of gender equality and deserves a tremendous amount of appraise for her service to women and men alike.

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.This is only one small look into one woman’s history for this month and I implore you to look up more women to celebrate. Besides looking up other women, celebrate with the women around you that are kicking butt in making a difference in their community. No woman should go unnoticed this month as we start to celebrate a mass of contributions, history, culture, and society of women worldwide!

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About the writer:

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Hi! My name is Cheyenne Glassburn. I am currently a junior majoring in English Linguistics with a minor in Theatre Arts. I have helped a lot with theatre shows here on campus, but besides that I enjoy reading and hanging out with my boyfriend and friends!

Mar 08 2019

Student Friendly Places to Visit In Ypsilanti

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Looking for a fun place to hang out with friends? Need a quiet place to study? Want to grab a bite to eat? Ypsilanti, MI offers a wide variety of student friendly places located conveniently around campus. Here is a list of some of the most popular places:

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Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea

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Located at 735 W Cross St. near the Ypsilanti Water Tower, Sweetwaters offers a wide variety of coffee, tea, frozen drinks, light fares, pastries, and desserts. This is a relaxed and quiet place to work on homework, catch up with friends, or just grab a quick bite to eat on the way to class.

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https://www.sweetwaterscafe.com/ 

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Cultivate Coffee And Tap House

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Located at 307 N River St. in the heart of Depot Town, Cultivate Coffee and Tap House is a community-based business that is best known for providing its resources and time to help others in the Ypsilanti area. Cultivate is a perfect place to grab your morning coffee, dinner with friends, or decompress from a long day in the outside seating area.

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https://www.cultivateypsi.com/

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Frog Island Park

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Located at 699 Rice St. and conveniently near Depot Town, Frog Island Park provides 5-acres of land that includes a community garden, soccer field and running track. Frog Island Park is the perfect place for students to spend some quality time outside studying, working out, or simply de-stressing after a long day of classes.

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https://cityofypsilanti.com/facilities/facility/details/Frog-Island-Park-2

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Depot Town

Located down the street from Eastern’s campus, Depot Town offers many restaurants and chill spots for students. Some of the more well-liked restaurants include Maize Mexican Cantina, Sidetrack Bar and Grill, Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill, and many more. Depot Town is a diverse and popular area for students to come and hang out, eat, and socialize!

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https://www.visitannarbor.org/play/ypsilanti-depot-town

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About the writer:

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Hello! I’m Hannah Nowaske. I’m a senior at Eastern Michigan University from Canton, MI majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Graphic Communication. I am a member of PRSSA and the EMU Love Your Melon campus crew. I also work in the Division of Communications as a GoSocial Street Team member. In my free time, I love to travel and be outdoors!