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The Dreadful Question: What is your major?

October 15, 2014

Throughout your junior year and senior year of high school, you are going to start noticing something…. questions about your future.  The first question you will be asked is where are you going to college.  Simple, but it is the next question that every single person could say that they hate this question; what is your major?  Most of coming into college have no idea what we want to study or what we want to be when we grow up, so do not freak out.  Here are some helpful hints and things that you should know.

  1. Your Major Will Change.  When you come in as a freshman, you may have some idea about what you want to major in or not.  Or, you may know exactly what you want to do.  But let me tell you right now, it will change.  For example, just this past week, I changed what I thought I wanted to major in about three or four times.  It went from Biology to Environmental Geoscience to Anthropology back to Biology and then to Sociology.  Your mind will change for various reasons such as coursework...

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The Sophomore Struggle: Part 3 “This is What Dreams are Made of”

October 15, 2014

Currently it’s 3:52AM on a Tuesday and I’m perched on the infamous Boulder. As I sit here and contemplate what I’m doing with my life at 3:52 in the morning, I think about what DePauw means to me. Cliché? Absolutely. But trust me, when you work in the Admissions Office and are asked that question on the daily, it really gets you thinking. What does DePauw mean to me? Looking around at my surroundings it hits me. DePauw means memories, memories and traditions.

Not many people forget the first time a group of naked bodies ambush them. Especially in November. When it’s 30 degrees outside. And snowing. That’s a “Boulder Run”. No one knows how or why this tradition came about, but it is here to stay. Cue Lizzie McQuire singing “This is what Dreams are Made Of”.

I mean I’ve always contemplated about embracing my natural state and living in a nudist colony, but then again…perhaps not. However if you’re fine with encountering the occasional streaker, maybe taking the trip down to the good ol...

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13 Girls & 2 Showers

October 14, 2014

Ever since the day I arrived on campus, I was very skeptical about the idea of sharing a bathroom. Having a younger sister, I came prepared to share not only my room, but also the idea of a communal bathroom. Not only was my first destination on move-in day my dorm room, but also the bathroom that I would be sharing with my wing. When I walked in to the very basic tiled bathroom down the hall, I immediately got flashbacks of the high school gym locker room bathroom. There is nothing extra-ordinary about a college dorm’s bathroom, other than the initial excitement of it being something new.

When the initial excitement wears off, the only thing left is an ugly blue-tiled bathroom left. Having to share a bathroom with 13 girls sounds absolutely terrible, and it did to me at first, but what I am about to share with you will surely shock you. In the months that I have been living in Humbert, I never once have had to wait to use the bathroom, or even wait to use a shower. As crazy as it sounds...

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Surviving Midterms Week

October 13, 2014

The first semester of the school year is always exciting, whether as a freshman or as an upperclassman. You’re reunited with all of your friends (and meet new ones), you slowly get back into the habit of going to class and making sure you’re on top of your school work. It’s all fun and games…until you you’re looking at your syllabus and realize midterms week is already next week. Yikes!

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as bad as it seems (or as finals week). Here are 7 tips on how to survive this stressful (sometimes 2) week(s):

 

  1. Take a deep breath

  2. Plan ahead
    Look ahead at your syllabus and highlight, underline, circle, etc. when your exams/papers are. That way you know exactly when they are and you can pace yourself. 

  3. Don’t freak out.

  4. Time Management
    Study a little bit every day. If you have a paper or project, work on it a little bit every day. Cramming at the last minute is never fun. And most likely, it won’t turn out as great as you’d hope. Trust me.

  5. Eat. Shower...

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9 Things Liberal Arts Students Are Tired of Hearing

October 10, 2014

Saying we’re getting a balanced, well-rounded education confuses some people. Here are my sarcastic answers to these questions.

  1. So, how many credit hours is that?
    Do you say how many how many “meal hours” you get too?

  2. You guys love to party.
    Well, I am minoring in fraternity sciences.

  3. Prepare for unemployment.
    T
    hanks for the warning. I guess this giant network of alumni isn’t worth my spit!

  4. What are you going to do with that?
    Probably become Indiana Jones. Or a hobo.

  5. I liked this one liberal arts school, but my parents wouldn’t let me go because of the expensive tuition.
    Weird, because my parents think heaps of student loans build character. But really, DePauw helps, it's not that bad.

  6. I wish I could take fun classes too.
    You’re right. The Neo-Classicism Developments of the Late Roman Economy is a blast.

  7. I bet you went blue in the last election.
    How intuitive. Because of the word “liberal” arts, my campus has no political diversity whatsoever.

  8. Liberal Arts...

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