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Anna Polovick

(Not So Obvious) Freshmen Years Essentials
I know there are a lot of posts about important things to have your freshman year of college, but I want to share with you my personal nuggets of wisdom. These are my thoughts about what's not so obvious, but oh-so-necessary. Letters and Stamps This may seem old school, but when you miss your...
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Btown Summer Hot Spots: Griffy Lake
If you're in Bloomington for the summer, or even at the beginning or end of the school year, there are a million different things you can do in the hot weather. I'm just going to give you one example of a really fun, inexpensive activity you can do close to IU: canoeing at Griffy Lake. Griffy Lake...
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Freshman Year Reflections
When I reflect on my freshman year at IU (but not as dramatic as Mulan's), there are a lot of different lessons I learned and advice I have that comes to my head. However, the most important advice I can give any incoming freshman is that everyone's experience is different. It can be easy to compare...
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The Necessity of Rainboots
You may have been told that you need to bring an umbrella to college. But at IU, that's not enough. What you really need is a good pair of rainboots. There's nothing worse than walking 15 minutes across campus to class in the pouring rain with soaking wet feet. Some days here, it gets rough. And let...
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5 College Myths Debunked
Everyone has different expectations of college. As a high schooler, you hear input from all sorts of places: your siblings, older friends, teachers, and parents. Not to mention the numerous letters you receive everyday from universities you've never heard of claiming they're the best choice for you....
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From Bloomington to NYC: Perks of Living in an Honors Dorm
This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to New York City with 100 other students and student leaders from my residence hall. I'm a proud resident of Teter Boisen 1, and all of Boisen is an honors residential community this year. Due to a small program...
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Student Organization Spotlight: WIUX
Looking for an awesome, accepting, engaging student organization? Look no further than WIUX: Pure Student Radio. It is a great way to get involved, and it is entirely student run.  The Basics The Stations WIUX has two stations: WIUX 99.1 FM and B-Side, which is a completely online radio station....
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Bloomington on a Budget: Top 3 Free Opportunities
On November 4th, I had the most amazing opportunity: I got to hear actress Glenn Close introduce a free screening of "The Big Chill" at the beautiful IU Cinema and listen to her during a question and answer setting afterwards. Not only that, but as I left the building and approached her behind some...
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Pursuing and Blending Your Interests at IU
This past week, some fellow students and I had the opportunity to have dinner with a patten lecturer, a biophysicist and professor from Princeton named William Bialek. Being an ethnomusicology and journalism major, what inspired me to go is beyond me. Despite his prominence in the scientific world,...
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Anna Polovick
(Not So Obvious) Freshmen Years Essentials
by Anna Polovick
I know there are a lot of posts about important things to have your freshman year of college, but I want to share with you my personal nuggets of wisdom. These are my thoughts about what's not so...
Btown Summer Hot Spots: Griffy Lake
by Anna Polovick
If you're in Bloomington for the summer, or even at the beginning or end of the school year, there are a million different things you can do in the hot weather. I'm just going to give you one example...
Freshman Year Reflections
by Anna Polovick
When I reflect on my freshman year at IU (but not as dramatic as Mulan's), there are a lot of different lessons I learned and advice I have that comes to my head. However, the most important advice I...
The Necessity of Rainboots
by Anna Polovick
You may have been told that you need to bring an umbrella to college. But at IU, that's not enough. What you really need is a good pair of rainboots. There's nothing worse than walking 15 minutes...
5 College Myths Debunked
by Anna Polovick
Everyone has different expectations of college. As a high schooler, you hear input from all sorts of places: your siblings, older friends, teachers, and parents. Not to mention the numerous letters...
From Bloomington to NYC: Perks of Living in an Honors Dorm
by Anna Polovick
This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to New York City with 100 other students and student leaders from my residence hall. I'm a proud resident of Teter...
Student Organization Spotlight: WIUX
by Anna Polovick
Looking for an awesome, accepting, engaging student organization? Look no further than WIUX: Pure Student Radio. It is a great way to get involved, and it is entirely student run.  The Basics The...
Bloomington on a Budget: Top 3 Free Opportunities
by Anna Polovick
On November 4th, I had the most amazing opportunity: I got to hear actress Glenn Close introduce a freescreening of "The Big Chill" at the beautiful IU Cinema and listen to her during a question and...
Pursuing and Blending Your Interests at IU
by Anna Polovick
This past week, some fellow students and I had the opportunity to have dinner with a patten lecturer, a biophysicist and professor from Princeton named William Bialek. Being an ethnomusicology...

About The Author

Anna Polovick Class of 2017, Journalism and Ethnomusicology major

My name is Anna Polovick, and I'm originally from South Bend, IN. I'm part of the IU Bloomington Class of 2017, double majoring in journalism and ethnomusicology

Currently I am a DJ for the IU WIUX radio station, as well as on the music and special events committees for WIUX. I am a member of IU Navigators and the IU chapter of Journalists for Human Rights. I hope that you enjoy my blog posts!


 

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