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It's OK to be undecided

Tired of being asked about your major because you don't know what it is yet? That's OK. Being undecided gives you the opportunity to explore majors and careers you might never have considered otherwise. 

Emily Graziano
Emily Graziano
July 11, 2019

Little Lesson on Nuclear Physics

Just what does an experimental nuclear physicist do? Nathan Frank gives us a lesson on what it's like to be the first person to discover an exotic nuclei, and how that affects nuclear physics at large.

July 3, 2019

Getting started as a first generation college student

You might feel overwhelmed about how to start searching for colleges if you're the first in your family to go, but thinking about price and campus culture can help you narrow down your options 

June 25, 2019

Little Lesson on Propaganda

Can you tell the difference between news and propaganda? Most people can't, especially when information is shared on social media. David Snowball teaches us how to think critically and strategically about information provided through news and social media for the sole purpose of influencing the emotions and beliefs of the people.

June 20, 2019

Tips for living with a roommate

Living with a stranger your freshman year can be stressful. This change is one of the biggest worries for college students, but there are easy ways to create a positive living environment.

Madison Williams
Madison Williams
June 18, 2019

6 Mental health resources to help you see the bright side of life

A variety of websites that focus on positive, strength-based mental health exercises to help you improve you life satisfaction and subjecting well-being in measurable ways, brought to you by Augustana Counseling Services.

William Iavarone
William Iavarone
June 12, 2019

Little Lesson on Voice Identity

Transgender people's voices don't always match their desired gender presentation. How do you help them sound like their true selves when hormones don't affect the voice? That's where Fiona Briggs comes in.

June 6, 2019

College applications: how to effectively showcase yourself

Application essays are a great way to show admissions reps who you are and why you're a good fit for your dream school. Reflecting on your accomplishments before you start will help you showcase yourself in the best light. 

Krishna Marme
Krishna Marmé
June 6, 2019

How to start your college search as a junior

Knowing where to start thinking about college as a sophomore or junior can be confusing. Here's our best advice for gathering info and learning about yourself on the way to finding the right college fit. 

Ila Mostafa
Ila Mostafa
May 17, 2019

New perspectives: why choose your gen eds with care

Perspectives classes, or gen-eds, are more than just a requirement to graduate. They're an opportunity to gain a new outlook on different topics and a chance to learn new things. 

Madison Williams
Madison Williams
May 13, 2019

The one way to tell if your SAT/ACT scores are good enough

If you're stressed about ACT/SAT scores keeping you out of your dream college or university, there's a way to find out. A college admissions counselor gave me this advice and it eased all my worries. 

Emily Graziano
Emily Graziano
May 13, 2019

Little Lesson on Uncomfortable Truths

Dr. Monica Smith talks about the residual effects of historical racism, and the need to actively push back against the systems that create unequal access for people of color, women and other minority groups.

May 2, 2019

How to prepare for finals

Ila Mostafa
Ila Mostafa
April 25, 2019

Jail time changed my goals after college

Rachel Hecke
Rachel Hecke
April 11, 2019