Tag Archives: SOAR

5 free apps that outshine your phone’s default calendar app

To the naked eye, the modern-day college student may seem more akin to a machine than a young intellectual as the expansion of higher education has led to students’ taking advantage of more opportunities than ever before. Thankfully, however, one … Continue reading

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6 essential summer workout tips

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and now, just like that, it’s officially unofficially summer. But aside from the longer days and the increase in outdoor-cooked meals that come with the new season, summertime can also mean a longer, … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Gap Year

Gap America defines a gap year as “a structured period of time when students take a break from formal education to increase self-awareness, challenge comfort zones, and experiment with possible careers.” But at what risk would you be taking a … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown: what to do in the weeks leading up to finals

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The time for students to clean their apartments, reorganize their closets, rearrange their living rooms, read a magazine and then, finally, study. But finals season doesn’t have to be about dreading studying. … Continue reading

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5 tips for proper discussion board #netiquette

To supplement their online and in-person lectures, more and more professors are turning to online discussion boards as places where students can show what they’ve learned, as well as interact with their peers. But for many students, discussion boards are … Continue reading

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Veteran Connection: 5 Back to School Tips from a Veteran Student

Connecting with fellow vets It’s impossible to put a value on the support and camaraderie that veterans provide for each other: staying connected with other men and women who have experienced similar trials and tribulations offers a unique sense of … Continue reading

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Veteran Connection: Readjusting to Relationships

Changes can challenge a veteran’s reintegration with their family. This may occur following a deployment or as the service member transitions from active service to civilian career. Both the family and veteran may find difficulty in finding their place back … Continue reading

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The Impact of Obsession on Daily Life

Hooked on hand sanitizer? Can’t sleep without the glow of a smartphone screen nearby? Binge-watching Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad until both eyes glaze over? A new type of consumer has emerged in recent years—one raised by streaming devices … Continue reading

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Modern Warfare: The Unique Experience of OIF/OEF Veterans

Veterans across generations can speak of the commonalities of war. Across time, many aspects remain consistent: uncertainty, violence, chaos and death among them. War takes a toll on its combatants, physically, mentally and emotionally. Despite many similarities to previous conflicts, … Continue reading

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5 Lessons Your Kids Can Teach You

Back to school is a vital rite of passage for children and parents alike. But while the little ones are stocking their heads full of new lessons, adults could brush up on these often forgotten but always important life lessons: … Continue reading

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