The Life of a Collegiate Athlete

Coming into Hanover, I thought I would be able to balance academics and athletics pretty easily. A week into school I quickly found out that I was wrong. Being on the tennis team and taking 4.5 units has been very tough. I cannot afford to abandon my carefully thought out schedule. 7:10 am Wake up…

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From one job to the next

One valuable skill that I have definitely gained from being a Hanover College student is having the ability to hold many hats. I guess you could say that it has been that way for me my entire life, but now I have noticed how it has applied to my life both as a student and…

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A break from the race

Going to college is supposed to be the start of the rest of your life. You get here, you register for classes, you try to make new friends and find where you fit in a world without your parents holding your hand. In the rush to get things right, it can be easy to forget…

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Dead Week approaches

The name “Dead Week” is nowhere as innocent as it may sound. Dead Week is supposed to be a time where professors begin to wind down on their curriculum and begin preparations for the given classes’ final exam. Well, this may be true to an extent; the term “Dead Week” can spell utter hell for…

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Taking a little study break

Two weeks into college, you might notice your classes getting a little more difficult. Of course, that’s to be expected. But trust me: no matter how much you study (or don’t study), you’re likely going to have a lot of stress on your shoulders. Time management and other good study habits can help ease the…

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A Little Bit of Everything

When I write a blog, I generally try to find a common theme or idea that happened to me throughout the week and write with that as my framework. I’ve been lucky enough to have some sort of theme each week so far this year, but this week has just been all over the place….

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Ordained to fly!

“You are ordained to fly!” Dawne Gee from WAVE 3 News used this quote when she spoke at my church this past weekend. I have thought about these words over and over and try to remember to repeat them to myself daily. There are days when I wake up and I cannot even get out…

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Keep Calm and Organize On

Let me start with a pretty obvious statement: when you go off to college you are on your own. Your parents, best friends from high school, favorite teachers, grandparents and whoever else you might rely on at home are no longer with you. You are suddenly responsible for waking up in time for class, having…

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Time Management Lesson #1

Managing your time properly is one of the first things you will learn how to forget at Hanover. In fact, with the design-your-own major Hanover offers, I’m highly considering getting a doctorate in time mismanagement. Just kidding, we don’t have a doctoral program here. On a more serious note, I have been lucky enough to…

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Cookies and increased heart rates

Today was not such a good day for me, and worst of all, I have no one to blame but myself. It’s a sobering thought when you have to climb a mountain of suffering alone, and today I had three: academic, social and personal. I woke up, post-snooze button mashing, at 7:48a.m., and only by…

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