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Schools skip valuable lessons

Julie Ramos // March 26, 2016

We spend almost a quarter of our lives in school. As early as 3, some people enter preschool, by 4 we all start kindergarten. Then we go from elementary school, to middle school, to high school, to college....

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Real World: Adulting

Megan Mann // August 31, 2015

My hands are cold and clammy. My heart's racing I'm pretty sure I'm on the brink of having a panic attack. I click on the online link and meticulously scan the article, devouring every word as my hair...

Millennials transcend their entitled reputation

Miles Inserra // January 18, 2015

Millennials have been coined as the generation of entitlement, who take luxuries for granted and expect rather than appreciate. In their younger years this may be true, but come adulthood, millennials...

Family will always stay number one

Julianna Eveland // October 23, 2014

My mom said something to me the other day that made me think about the connections I'll keep with my family as I get older. "Janie, I'm not always going to be here to help you take care of these things,"...

Commitment scares me to death

Matt Murphy // October 20, 2014

Nothing makes me feel light-years away from adulthood like hearing about young marriage. My parents met as undergrads, and if memory serves me right, I was born before my mom finished graduate school. I...

Coping with adulthood is difficult

Matt Murphy // September 11, 2014

I dislike responsibility. Traditionally, I have done my best to shirk it wherever I can. It's scary and I've concluded that I would be much better off without it. It's quite unfortunate for me to report...

Julianna Eveland

Age marks milestones, not maturity

Julianna Eveland // April 1, 2014

I was wearing a complimentary sombrero and eating free ice cream the day I turned 18.The joy and excitement that came from something as simple as free dessert and a cool-looking Chevys Fresh Mex sombrero...

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