The Purple Umbrella

7 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

Each year, the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Thanksgiving is about expressing thankfulness and spending quality time with friends and family, and much of that time tends to be centered around food. That’s why we are sharing a few tips to maintaining, not gaining, over the holidays:   7. […]

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12 Places HPU Students Can’t Get Enough of

It’s true – High Point University has everything a student could possibly need within walking distance of your dorm room. However, the school is also surrounded by a growing city that is buzzing with local appeal, and HPU students definitely have their favorites! Here are the top 12 things High Point Students can’t get enough […]

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6 Apps to Keep Your Life in Check

Phones come and go, but apps are forever. Whether you are eagerly anticipating the release of the iPhone 6 today, have already decided what you love and hate about iOS 8 operating system, or are sticking it out with ol’ faithful until your contract ends, there is one thing we all share equal opportunity in: apps. […]

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The Hidden Menu

You’ve heard the rumors of #HackTheMenu, or maybe the Starbucks secret menu. Are these secret items all urban legend, or just plain excellent customer service? After polling a group of HPU students, we are taking you behind the scenes and uncovering some of the “Hidden Menu” items at every dining location on campus, both created […]

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The Freshman Bucket List

In honor of 10 days until move-in, here is a list of 10 freshman must-do’s for the Class of 2018 for your first year at High Point University. 1.     Eat at 1924 Prime Steakhouse (make your reservations here) 2.     Attend a CAT (Campus Activities Team) event. Welcome Home Bingo will take place on move-in weekend, […]

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Summer in the Southern Hemisphere

by Kara Benkovich You could call it the summer of a lifetime. For me, this summer is sure to be one I won’t soon forget, as I will be embarking on not one, but two dynamic international Study Abroad trips to the Amazon of South America and the ancient splendor of Athens, Greece. As I […]

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Bonners take on the HPU Ropes Course

The Millis Estate: A Donation that offers an outer body experience for students Donated in late 2011, the 22-acre Millis Estate offers a house to be used for professional meetings and retreats, as well as tons of open outdoor space. Not only is the Millis Estate often used for paintball (one of the awesome events […]

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A month of philanthropy

October was a busy month on High Point University’s campus. Between Alumni Weekend, midterm exams and Fall Break, it is amazing that students have had the time to come together to help those who deserve it most. The Greek community on campus works tremendously hard to promote their philanthropies, and October was a month full […]

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Bonner what?

“Bonner What?” “Bonner Love!”   Above are the two things I heard the most this two weekends ago at one of the Bonner Foundation’s annual conferences, Bonner Congress. Two-four representatives from each of the 70+ Bonner Colleges come to the host school to develop a big idea project for their program, receive feedback and network […]

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How Briayna keeps busy

I told you in my bio that I was very involved here on campus, now let me tell you just how involved! Campus Concierge, Peer Mentor, Civitan Club, The Bonner Leader Program… these are just some of the things I’m involved in, and only a brief look at some of the 50+ campus clubs, organizations […]

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All the World’s a Stage

It’s really starting to feel like winter’s coming in High Point! I’ve had to break out all my newly acquired warm clothing and face the fact that my days of lounging on the San Diego beaches in the middle of January are behind me. Braving the drop in temperature has been worth it though—the campus […]

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Decisions…Decisions…

I can’t believe it’s only been a little over a week that I’ve been at High Point University! I feel like I’ve spent at least a month learning from my inspiring professors, having fun with my new friends and eating yummy sandwiches at the Great Day Bakery! I am so happy to be on campus at […]

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Introducing Georgie…

Hey there! I’m Georgie, and as you’ve probably guessed by now (or not), that’s just a nickname. My real name is Georgesula… …*crickets* It’s easy to pronounce, I promise!. I was born and raised in North Carolina, so while the other bloggers drive for what may seem like forever or have to catch a flight […]

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Introducing Summer…

What has two thumbs and an unusual love for marine invertebrates, comes from San Diego, and has already been on the High Point campus for 22 days? This girl!   While the majority of my fellow freshmen are still pouring over their packing lists and trying to calm their pre-college butterflies, I’ve been taking classes […]

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