Tag: College

Quarter System Pros and Cons

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Finally, a new blog post! I’ve been super busy these last few days unpacking, getting into the swing of school again, and catching up with friends. But for today’s back-to-school post, I wanted to share some of the things I love and hate about going to a university that’s on the quarter system (instead of a semester system). People are always surprised to hear that I don’t start school again until the middle of September… in some ways, it’s one of the perks of having quarters, but starting so late in the year can also be a drawback. Keep reading to hear about all the unique aspects of a quarter system and some of my likes and dislikes! Continue reading “Quarter System Pros and Cons”

What to Consider When Choosing a College

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For today’s Back-to-School blog post, I’m talking about what you should consider when choosing a college/university and why I chose the University of Denver (DU) to call home for the past three years. Deciding on what school to attend after high school is a daunting task, and I know for me, it was the first ‘big’ decision I ever had to make. Ultimately, visiting campus and touring DU (not once, but twice) helped me realize that the school just felt right, but it was a culmination of all the following factors that has made me so happy in my choice of college. Continue reading “What to Consider When Choosing a College”

College Dorm Room Essentials

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I know I’m pretty late to the back-to-school party at this point, but I always forget that everyone else goes back to campus a whole month before I do! (Quarter system life.) Nonetheless, I figured it would be fun and helpful to share a post detailing some of my dorm room essentials from over the years, since moving in and decorating is always my favorite part of a new school year. I’ll be a senior this fall, and all of these items are pieces I got freshman year—they’ve stood the test of time and have proved useful every living arrangement since. Anything in pink text is a hyperlink to make shopping super easy, so without further ado, here are my 15 dorm room must-haves! Continue reading “College Dorm Room Essentials”