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Eleven Tips For the New School Year

by Madison Holerud and Rose Gottschalk

1. Make new friends. For anyone of any age, new friends are important.  They don’t have to be a new bestie, but they can still be a friend.

2. Explore Dubuque Dubuque is a gorgeous town. Don’t be afraid to go out and explore. Especially the River Walk!

3. Try something new This doesn’t have to be super exciting, but college is a time to try new things. It could be as simple as chips with ice cream (a personal favorite). Experience new things while you’re here!

4. Step out of your comfort zone If you live in a bubble of comfort, you’ll never get anywhere in life. Break out of your comfort zone, and make new exciting memories. You will never grow as a person if you’re comfortable!

5. Use resources available to you Between the Health and counselors’ office to campus security. These people are here for our use and to make things easier for everyone. Explore these resources and don’t forget about them later in the semester!

6. Attend a school event These events may seem lame, but some of the best memories will come from standing in a long line waiting for free food. And free food is always great, never take these opportunities for granted.

7. Find a good study spot This could be your room or a spot on campus. This study spot should be mostly free of distractions and should allow you to really crank out some homework.

8. Make good choices Although college is time to try new things and put yourself out there, still make good decisions and trust your gut. Don’t do anything that doesn’t feel right.

9. Don’t be scared to ask for help Everyone has been in your position before of not knowing where something is. No one will laugh if you ask for directions or guidance on an assignment.

10. Keep track of your Duhawk Dollars It can be easy to blow through half your Duhawk Dollars in a week. Keep track of them, and don’t go over your limit. Also, don’t let them go to waste! They don’t carry over to the following semester, so treat yourself during finals week if you have some left!

11. Stay on top of homework It can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the schoolwork. Take it one day at a time, and class by class. It may seem like a lot, but you got this!

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Rose Gottschalk is a copy editor for The Lorian.

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