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Minimalist Closet in College by Dana Schroeder
ave you heard of minimalism? Recently, I've heard of more and more people interested in living with less and less. Buying and owning less STUFF means lower cost of living, less clutter, more...
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5 Essentials That Will Help You Embrace the Sweater Weather by Michelle Setyanto
Chapped lips, cracked fingers, and the inevitably cold winter in Bloomington: what do they have in common? Yup, they can and most probably will make you cranky. Ugh, who wants that? Voila! These are a...
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The Downright Truth About College by Sara Claire Gaspard
College is hard, its like a non stop roller coaster --- there are the ups and downs, even times when you feel a bit sick to your stomach. College students are some of the hardest working people...
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Hello again, lovely readers! I'm going to be doing a series of blogs about my sorority recruitment experience here at IU. I've never seen anyone write about recruitment (or rush, as it is more commonly...
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The Ultimate Tassel List
I've read many articles about the "IU Bucket List" during my time as a student. I took a different path in my time as a student at Indiana, and received a lot of support to follow through. I graduated a semester early, in December, and am now going...
Getting Involved From A Cox Scholar's Perspective
Hey guys! Welcome to my first blog post as a Cox Scholar Ambassador. I'm a Cox Engagement Scholar, meaning I work as an ACE (Advocate for Community...
Student Peace Alliance: Starting a New Student Group
Extracurricular involvement is a key aspect of any average college student's life. You find many students involved with Greek life, residence hall communities, or even starting a brand new...

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Minimalist Closet in College
ave you heard of minimalism? Recently, I've heard of more and more people interested in living with less and less. Buying and owning less STUFF means lower cost of living, less clutter, more freedom, and fewer impacts on the environment! I've decided to give it a try...so I need to think about what...
5 Essentials That Will Help You Embrace the Sweater Weather
Chapped lips, cracked fingers, and the inevitably cold winter in Bloomington: what do they have in common? Yup, they can and most probably will make you cranky. Ugh, who wants that? Voila! These are a few things to keep handy that will help ease your irritation towards the cold. Lip Balm—or lip...
Bagels with Balog ~ A SustainIU Week Experience
SustainIU Week is put on by the Student Sustainability Council, which is a group for different environmental initiatives on campus to collaborate their efforts on campus to make real change in the IU community. SustainIU Week is an opportunity for groups from ReInvest IU to SPROUTS to plan events...
Crying Over Spilled Coffee: Student Teachers Lament
Last time I checked in, I was feeling pretty confident about the lessons I learned through going away to college at IU, prepared for student teaching, and prepared for leaving for Costa Rica in March.  Today, I'm stressed over lesson planning, observations, and money, PLUS a lovely coffee stain on...
Student Peace Alliance: Starting a New Student Group
Extracurricular involvement is a key aspect of any average college student's life. You find many students involved with Greek life, residence hall communities, or even starting a brand new student group on-campus. Now, the average college student looks for opportunities that already exists; however,...

 

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