Hot Tub in a Lightning Storm

Finals week is upon us. Arguably, the most stressful time of the semester for college students. If any sleep was found during the semester, consider it now lost. Empty bank accounts are put toward energy drinks, coffee, and fast food. Of course, that’s only if you make it out of the library long enough to purchase one of these necessities.

My two roommates are seniors, while I am only a junior, so this is their last run before they walk and in order to prepare for the upcoming week, we took the opportunity to get away. My roommate’s parents own a lake house on Table Rock Lake, so we packed up the car on Friday and left for the weekend.

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Summer Stays

I know what you’re thinking. Based on the title, this a blog post about summer vacation destinations. But this isn’t Expedia, and I’m not a travel agent.

Summer is just around the corner, which means the tears of college students everywhere will soon subside and be quickly replaced by pure elation. Here are five stays to get you to and through the hot summer days:

Stay confident.

You’re almost there. You’ve almost survived another semester. You can do this. You’ll be back again in a few months to do it all over again, but that’s okay. Enjoy your time off and embrace the challenges you face head on.

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A Weekend in Arkansas

There’s something special about escaping to nature. There’s something even more special when you get to do it with a group of friends.

Spring break is finally here and there was no better way to kick it off than road tripping three and a half hours to Ponca, Arkansas and the Buffalo National River with 12 friends for a weekend away.

We packed our cars, piled in, and began our adventure. We arrived at our campsite just before sundown, set up camp, then relaxed around the campfire amidst good friends and good conversation.

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Please Turn It Down

In today’s society, we’re bombarded by noise. If we’re not multitasking, we’re wasting time. I noticed this in my own life recently when I switched my major from biology to public relations. I can’t say my new major is less demanding than my old one, it just demands differently. I used to have to spend hours memorizing animal reproductive systems, now I spend my time writing blog posts.

It used to be that I would come home from classes and immediately start working on an assignment due the next day or start studying for a test. Once I made the switch, I had a lot more free time, but I had developed a problem. I was now hardwired to work—constantly. Rather than enjoying my new free time, I stressed myself out over nothing. What should I be working on? What am I forgetting?

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Becoming a Minimalist in College

I am in my third year of college and late last semester I was turned on to the idea of minimalism. Now, being a college student, my life already represented that of a minimalist since I didn’t have much to my name as it was. What would make me want to get rid of the stuff I did have?

The answer is simple. Actually, the answer is simplicity. Even though I already didn’t own much compared to a career man with a house, wife, and kids, I still owned too much. I had clothes I never wore, shoes I hadn’t put on since the day I purchased them, and plenty of other clutter in my life.

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