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When terror meets pop culture

Pre-concert jitters are a real thing. I get them every time I go to a concert. It doesn’t matter that I’m not the one performing. There’s just something about the idea of a crowd-filled arena that makes me anxious.

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The 2018 federal budget and you

This past month marked the coming of President Donald Trump’s official 2018 budget proposal on Capitol Hill. To the surprise of few, architect of the spending proposal Mick Mulvaney, from the Office and Management of Budget, laid out a $9.2 billion cut from the Department of Education.

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Take time out

Life can be very busy sometimes. For a college student, this is very obvious. We have homework, essays, exams, all that good stuff. For those of us with jobs, our work schedules add even more pressure to our days. And you know what? As I’m sure we’ve all been told at some point, it doesn’t get much better out in the real world. There have been many times throughout my college career when I’ve felt bogged down with all my responsibilities and found myself almost dreading the road ahead. For this reason, I feel it’s important to always take time away for yourself.

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Love in relationships

What do you look for in a relationship? Is it someone who shares many of your interests? Is it someone who is willing to put their needs aside for yours? Is it someone whom you’re willing to spend the rest of your life with? Love can be complicated, and it’s important to understand what love is in order to have a good relationship with someone.

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Let’s stop career shaming people

If you’re reading this you’re probably in college, went to college or are at the very least visiting a college campus. But why? My guess is that you, like myself, want a better future, an awesome career or just more in your life. You have goals and that’s awesome. Maybe you want to be an astrophysicist, an accountant or a professional violinist. Maybe you just want to own 12 puppies and drink moscato (shyly raises hand).

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Benefits of the Honors College curriculum

One of the biggest complaints many students at Grand Valley State University have is the pointless nature of the general education curriculum. The information doesn’t apply to their major, the classes are difficult, and they feel like they’re memorizing information for the sake of memorizing information. For these students, the value of a liberal arts education is not clear.

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Interdisciplinary advocacy

Sometimes, our focus can become isolated in our own advocacy missions. Full investment in a passion is not inherently bad. Devotion is beautiful when you find an area of focus to be attentive of. However, when we begin to ignore the missions of others, we seem to miss a mutually beneficial opportunity.

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