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Thursday, December 02, 2021

Karilla Dyer


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Summer Jobs to Consider: Camp Counselor

Most college students are always in desperate need to make extra cash over the summer, but the problem with a summer job is that we still want to enjoy our break and have a little fun during our down time. Being a camp counselor may just be the answer you were searching for. 

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A guide to the couch surfing experience

As a college student, it is important to learn how to cut corners and stick to a budget. We sometimes have to clip coupons, take the bus or use generic toilet paper that feels more like parchment paper. One solution for cutting travel expenses is to couch surf through couchsurfing.org. Many people have heard of this new travel trend, but few have been so bold as to actually try it.

BLOGS  |  MONDAY GATOR AIDER

A guide to creating an interesting résumé

Due to the current competitive job market, many students are told that they must set themselves apart in order to get ahead. We are constantly told to gain as much experience as possible, to tailor our résumés to the position we want and subject ourselves to countless resume writing workshops and critiques. Here are some ideas for presenting your résumé with a creative edge:

NEWS

A guide to healthy banana bread

As a typical social media distracted college student, I often find myself pinning recipes and colorful pictures of fruit salads on Pinterest instead of writing my five-page midterm paper. I recently stumbled upon a recipe for banana bread with three over-ripe bananas resting on my kitchen counter.

BLOGS  |  THURSDAY SWAMP CINEMA

The feminist perspective on the manic pixie dream girl

When I was a textbook pre-teen girl trying to figure out who I was and how I wanted people to see me, I would often aspire to be one of those eccentric, free spirits I saw in films. Those “manic pixie dream girls,” as film critic Nathan Rabin called them, were my idols because I thought that I wanted to stand out and be “different.” I realized later in life that these characters, as inspiring as they may seem, are really put in movies to serve the agenda of the male character.

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Keep the heart fond miles apart with technology

Once we meet that someone special, we are faced with the fact that most people in college are from another city or another state. What is a couple to do when Christmas or summer break separate them? Family obligations, internships or even studying abroad can take its toll on a relationship. Here are a few suggestions on how to keep the flame burning.

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