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The End

by Taylor on December 1, 2016

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Hey everyone!

We’re finally here! The end of semester is so close I can almost feel it. With holidays and the end of 2016 finally coming to an end, I can’t help but look back and think of all the crazy, weird, and awesome things that have happened, both personally, and as a society, and I truly think that 2016 was a year that we will never forget. I know that personally, this has been a year of self growth and life lessons, and I honestly feel like I’m ready for a new year and to put everything that I learned about myself and life in 2016 into use. I hope you all feel the same, and that the new year brings you everything you’re hoping for. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts with you all.

 

Taylor

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day with their friends and families. Unfortunately, I did not get to leave campus to go home this year for break, but that’s okay because I’ve found several ways to still have an awesome Thanksgiving! I know I’m not the only one who stayed here for the holiday, and I just want share some tips for having a fun break even if you don’t get to leave.

Take everyone up on offers for Thanksgiving dinner– Once all my St. Louis native friends found out that I would be staying on campus today, they all felt sorry for me and invited me to their family’s Thanksgiving dinners. I got at least 5 invites, so I basically have an entire day of eating lined up, which I am pumped about. It’s also fun to hang out with other people’s families and see how they interact. If someone offers you a totally free meal and the opportunity to hang out with them and their crazy/fun family, take them up on it! You still get to eat, and you’re not sitting in your room alone feeling sorry for yourself that you’re not home.

Find other people stranded on campus and hang out- Even though campus is mostly deserted (and a little bit creepy quiet honestly) you are not the only one around. There are always about 15-20 students who stay over breaks. Find them and do something! You can bond over your mutual boredom. It’s a great opportunity to make friends, and what else do you have to do on this quiet campus anyway?

Do your laundry- I know, I know. This sounds like a super boring tip, but we all know the struggle of 150 students trying to share 4 washers/dryers per building. Now is your moment where no one has left their gross clothes in the washer for the past 3 hours, and you reallyyyy need clean underwear, so you have to hurriedly take them out and put your clothes in before they get back and catch you in the act and get all mad that you’re touching their stuff. Been there. Avoid that now and do laundry while no no one is here.

Stay off of social media- The fear of missing out is so real when you’re sitting on your empty campus and your siblings and cousins keep sending you hilarious snap chats of Thanksgiving dinner back home. Ignore them for now, and find other things to do to entertain/distract yourself. It’s easy to feel sad and miserable when you’re comparing your day to the glamorized version’s of everyone else’s on social media. Remember that most of those posts are fake, and nobody is ever having as much fun on their snap chat stories as they want the world to think. Also, don’t forget to feel #blessed that the one perk of not being home for dinner is getting to dodge awkward and inappropriate questions from extended family members about your personal and or/romantic life. Bet you never see those on your sister’s Snapchat.

Happy Holidays, Fontbonne! Enjoy your break, and I’ll see you all when you get back!

Taylor

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Tips for Living on Campus

by Taylor on November 15, 2016

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Hi everyone! As a Resident Assistant, and a having lived on campus my entire 4 years at Fontbonne, I would say that I am now an expert on how to be a campus resident. I have seen it all, and through my own trial and error have managed to master living in a dorm. Below are my top 5 tips that I wish someone had told me before I moved on campus.

  1. Only bring the basics– Seriously, as cute as all the “dorm essential” items are at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, you really do not need any of them. Save your money and only bring things that you’ll actually need (i.e., bedding, mini fridge, clothes, microwave). Anything else will sit in your room unused all year and it’ll be a major pain in the butt to try move out at the end of semester. Trust me.
  2. No one cares what your room looks like– This sort of goes hand in hand with the above rule. Yes, bring things that will make your room feel like home. Pictures, your favorite poster, that cute bedding you found at target. Whatever. But don’t drive yourself crazy trying to decorate your room so that everything is color coordinated or you follow a theme. You’ll waste energy and money, since you’re only going to live in that room for a max or 9 months, and most likely you’ll be bored of all the stuff you bought by the time the year is over anyway. No one really cares what your room looks like, and chances are you ‘ll be so busy with school and extracurriculars that you won’t be in your room very much anyway.
  3. Attendance is necessary. You know those programs your RAs put on throughout the year in the res halls? GO. They’re designed to get people out of their rooms and socializing, and honestly, they’re the best way to meet the people you’re living with. Also, 10 out of 10 times there’s free food, and we all know how good food tastes when you don’t have to pay for it.
  4. Dorms are LOUD– The walls are thin, and the buildings are crammed with people, which makes your business everyone else’s business too. There is no such thing as a quiet dorm, which actually makes things fun most of the time, but you’re always going to be able to hear other people walking, talking, snoring, hanging out, whatever. Think again if you thought studying in your room or having a private conversation was something you could reasonably do. That’s why we have a library and cars. Use those instead.
  5. Your space is not your space– This one is mostly for freshmen who have roommates. You are going to be sharing a tiny room with a potential stranger for 9 months of your life, as well as a bathroom with 30 other people on your floor. Be considerate, and remember that it’s not just your room or your bathroom. Other people live there too, so keep it clean, and learn how to work out issues and problems with each on your own as adults, since your parents are no longer there to do it for you.

Choosing to live (and stay) on campus was one of the best choices I ever made as a college student. There’s always someone around to hang out with, and when you live on campus, it’s so easy to find your place and get involved. If you can live on campus, do it, enjoy it, and remember that there’s no place like dorm sweet dorm.

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

Taylor

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Hey everyone! It’s already November which means it’s getting close to finals and the end of semester. With that comes stress, and with stress comes the potential abandonment of the healthy habits that may have been keeping you going all semester, as things like eating healthy and getting exercise are put aside for studying and finishing up projects. I’ve been there before, but now more than ever is the time to make sure that you’re taking care of yourself and giving your body the fuel and rest it needs to truck through the last few weeks of school. I’m here to help, with the top 5 things I always use to stay in a healthy routine.

1.) Water bottle– You can use a fancy Swell bottle that will keep your water cold for 5 years, or you can buy a normal bottle from literally any store in America. Pick one you like that you don’t mind carrying around with you everywhere and get your drink on. Dehydration will only slow you down and cause fatigue that definitely won’t help you when you’re trying to study. Take the bottle with you and set it in front of you during class so that you’re reminded to take a sip every few seconds.

2.) Jump rope- You can buy one at Walmart for literally $5 and trust me, this will revolutionize your workout routine. Jumping rope is a simple and effect cardiovascular exercise that can help you increase both speed and stamina and keeps your heart rate up to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. You can also take it anywhere, and it’s a really easy way to get a quick workout in a small space like your dorm room.

3.) Earphones- I find it impossible to work out, or even just walk across campus really, without music. Grab yourself a pair at the bookstore and make a workout playlist that gets you motivated. They’re a great thing to have when you’re not feeling the music that is usually blasting in the campus gym, and they’re also awesome when you’re in public and just need a moment to yourself to relax. Plug them in, find a song you love, and you’ll feel your stress levels drop by the second.

4.) Meditation apps- There are plenty of these to choose from. Pick one you like, and try to meditate every day, even if t’s only for 1 minute. Mediation can help reduce your stress and anxiety, and has even been shown to improve people’s focus and outlook on life. These will especially come in handy during finals week when your stress levels are at an all time high.

5.) Fruits and Veggies- If you live on campus and have a meal plan, make sure you eat at Ryan at least once a day. No matter what they are serving that day, they ALWAYS have steamed veggies, a salad bar, and fruit, usually berries. Fill up at least half your plate with fruits and veggies and you’re going to be loading yourself up with things like fiber to keep you full, and vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. If you don’t have a meal plan, find out what produce is in season right now and go grab some. Produce in season is usually more readily available, and therefore will be cheaper when it is in season than any other time of the year. My favorite easy, cheap, and go-to fruit right now is apples, which can be eaten as they are or cut up and put in things like oatmeal and cereal. My favorite vegetable right now is carrots, which I love to dip in hummus for a snack!

I hope you find this list helpful and that you try out some of my healthy suggestions! Have an awesome week everyone.

Taylor

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Favorite Music

by Taylor November 15, 2016

Music is one of my absolute favorite things about life. Ask anyone who knows me, I don’t go anywhere without earphones in except for class, and only because I haven’t found an effective way to listen to both music and my lecture (though I have tried)! My taste in music is all over the place […]

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Because of Fontbonne…

by Taylor October 20, 2016

“Because of Fontbonne I will…” This is the statement from the We Are Griffin Nation website that stuck out to me the most. Where do I start? There are so many things from my Fontbonne experience that are applicable to this statement. I have had so many experiences here that have changed my perspective and […]

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Top 5 Motivation Tips

by Taylor October 20, 2016

Hey everyone! As of this week, 2nd 8 week classes have started, it looks like we are safely halfway through the semester. This is about the time every semester that my motivation begins to fade a little bit, and I find the enthusiasm that I had at the start of school to be almost nonexistent. […]

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Fall Break

by Taylor October 11, 2016

Hi everyone! As you all know, we are approaching our last day of fall break. I don’t know about you all, but it’s been an insanely busy semester, so I didn’t realize it was even fall break until pretty much the day it started. Needless to say, I did not make any real plans, but […]

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Prepping for Fall

by Taylor October 4, 2016

Finally, my absolute favorite time of year has arrived! For those of you who don’t know, I look forward to fall more than any other season. There’s nothing better than leaving the brutally hot summers of the Midwest and being welcomed into the crisp fall weather and beautiful leaves filled with all things pumpkin spice! […]

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Campus Involvement

by Taylor October 4, 2016

One of the best ways to get the most out of your college experience is to get involved. Getting involved in a club, sport, or organization gives you a way to be a part of your campus community and can also help you get connected to other like-minded people you  go to school with. I […]

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