04.17.17

How I Made My College Decision

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Before I knew what was happening I was helping to hide a mannequin... while simultaneously discussing how one of the students was using his free time to write a captivating autobiography in the style of the Odyssey. I can honestly say I had never met such interesting, passionate, and kind people.

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02.13.17

Spotlight on Columbia

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Consider this: you finish all of your homework and have the entire afternoon to relax and just enjoy the day. What do you do? Hanging out in the residence hall or sitting on the Horseshoe is a great way to unwind, but Columbia has so many spots near campus worth a visit!

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01.23.17

No Football? What do I do this Semester?

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It is a challenge all USC students face in the spring semester. A challenge far more difficult than surviving the first round of exams or hiking up the stairs of the Humanities Building. One that incoming freshman might believe is impossible to overcome.

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12.01.16

Finals Week

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We’ve reached the end. Classes are finished, homework is no more, and only finals week lies between us and winter break (freedom).

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09.15.16

The Calm Within the Storm

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After my second exam this week, a friend of mine suggested that we get some work done on the Horseshoe just to change up the scenery a little bit. It was a beautiful day, unlike the scorching heat that had seemed to be taking over Columbia. Looking up from my books and up at the sky, I could see clear blue on a cloudless day and the light shining wonderfully through the trees. And for a moment, it felt as if the calm had returned.

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09.07.16

Bedtime Stories with Dean Lynn: an experiment

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Being an Honors College Student, I quickly figured that it’s the bedtime story that makes the difference. No matter whether it is a soothing story, a quick poem, a riveting adventure, or an extremely cheesy romance—there’s something calming nonetheless about living vicariously for a moment through other characters and letting your own worries float away. This way, there is no need to count sheep. As a fellow honors student, perhaps you would like to conduct your own experiment? No problem. How about this? On Monday, September 12th at 9pm in the Honors Dorm, I’ll provide the cookies and milk, our very own Dean Lynn will read the story, and all you need to do is come and discover the validity of my hypothesis.

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08.25.16

The First Week

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I’ve seen my first Palmetto, eaten my first bites of pimento cheese and fried pickles, heard my first southern drawl. I’ve had my first college lecture, went to my first office hours, passed my first college exam. I’ve tripped on my first Horseshoe brick, rocked a black dress at my first Gamecock football game.

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07.19.16

Dear Summer: It’s not you, it’s me

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Dear Summer, It’s not you, it’s me. I just can’t wait for my friends to finally return to campus and for the incoming freshmen to finally end their summer by starting their fall with the SCHC.

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