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7 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving

11.21.2014
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

11.5.2014
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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Found @High Point, Not @Home: 8 Southern Brands you NTK

10.8.2014
High Point University is home to students from 46 states and 30 countries – we’re a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Since 80% of the student body is from outside of the Old North State, there’s a lot of Carolina culture that seems foreign at first. And just as the north prizes their Old Bay […]
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6 Apps to Keep Your Life in Check

09.19.2014
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

08.29.2014
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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3 days to #HPUMoveIn: HPU’s Best-Kept Secrets

08.20.2014
Only 3 days remain until #HPU2018 moves in! By now, most of you have visited campus. You’ve toured and seen our state-of-the-art academic facilities, our unparalleled living quarters, and our relaxing and inspiring areas for self-reflection. But there are a few hiding gems you may not have seen during your tour. Today we’re letting you […]
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The Freshman Bucket List

08.13.2014
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

07.31.2014
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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One day she’ll be your “Floss Boss”

02.20.2014
Teeth! You mostly think of your own, how they form a smile, how white they are and probably the dentist and your major fear of him or her, as most people tend to tell me. But…did you forget what they’re mostly there for? Think about it…that’s right – for food! Well, for grinding and breaking […]
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Bonners take on the HPU Ropes Course

11.18.2013
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

11.6.2013
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?

10.30.2013
“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

09.18.2013
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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Meet the new bloggers: Briayna Cuffie

08.29.2013
Hey! My name is Briayna Cuffie, and I am a junior here at HPU. I am an International Relations and Sociology double major, and Anthropology minor. I am from Annapolis, Maryland! I speak Spanish and am functional in Arabic. My goal once I came to HPU was to involved everywhere on campus, and I’ve somewhat […]
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Meet the new bloggers: Stephanie Schwartz

08.28.2013
Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie Schwartz and I am a senior from sunny Boynton Beach, Florida! I am studying Strategic Communication and Marketing, with hopes to go into corporate marketing upon graduation! In addition to being the senior blogger for the marketing team, I am a University Ambassador and the VP of PR and […]
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All the World’s a Stage

11.8.2012
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…

09.4.2012
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…

08.3.2012
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…

07.23.2012
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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