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Crunch Time

11.8.2011
I’ve finally found it. The holy grail of study locations. After many trials and much deliberation, I have discovered that my productivity is optimized when I park myself at a table on the third floor of Smith Library.   Now, in high school, I could pretty much work wherever I wanted and get by just […]
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No HalloWEENIEs here…

11.1.2011
BOO!   Did I scare you? If I didn’t, I hope something from this past Halloweekend scared you! I’ve seen a lot of great, creative, and … interesting costumes this past weekend. Many HPU students roamed campus in multiple costumes, while others roamed Spooky Woods! Lucky them, I took too long to sign up at […]
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FALL BREAK!

10.24.2011
Happy (Belated) Birthday To You, Happy (Belated) Birthday To You, Happy (Belated Birthday To Lara, Happy Birthday To You!   It’s a beautiful day here in Greenwich Village. Yeah, that’s right. I’m sitting in my dad’s office in Manhattan writing this week’s entry. Boy, is it good to be home. Don’t get me wrong, High […]
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Oh Happy Day

10.17.2011
Don’t spend your senior year itching to get out of the house or your freshmen year not calling them.
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High Point University > High School

10.10.2011
October 2010: I was stressing over the SAT I never heard of High Point I had hardcore senioritis There were literally 1,000,000 people in my classes I had to wake up at 6:00 A.M. to get to school I was ready to get out of school I had 8 classes a day My school had […]
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One Happy Camper…

10.3.2011
They say college changes people.  It’s true, really.  I can attest to it: 1.  I have become a night owl. My friends will be the first to tell you that I was always the first one out at sleepovers, but now I can’t even tell you the last time I went to bed in a […]
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Pretty Inspired. Just Sayin.

09.26.2011
You know what inspires me? RAIN! Okay…maybe it doesn’t. But we had some rainy and grey days last week. Of course, that only motivates you to stay in bed right? Not here! Okay…maybe here too. But can you imagine if we went to a school that was just average instead of extraordinary? It would not […]
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Bamboo Apparel

09.20.2011
Extraordinary- there’s that word again. Let me educate you a little bit about an extraordinary individual working to achieve extraordinary things on and off the campus. My buddy Seth is a fellow HPU student and has LAUNCHED HIS OWN COMPANY. This is called Bamboo Apparel and I’m really excited about it. Bamboo Apparel, in a […]
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Thoughts on America, Friends, and the Freshman 15

09.14.2011
OK SO… It’s a little bit odd but I’m writing this post on September 11th and can’t seem to shake a somber mood. It doesn’t help that I’m listening to Boyce Avenue Acoustic radio on Pandora and my suite-mates (who are usually all crazy and loud) are being boring and doing homework…pshhhh. Alas, we are […]
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Wait. I enjoy going to class?

09.6.2011
So it’s official, HPU can’t get any better. College is totally awesome, and the best part is, classes aren’t ruining it.
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Oh the Laundry Room.

08.31.2011
Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying the start of your school year as much as I have. As a freshman, I feel like I have already been faced with numerous questions: Why can I never remember that the automatic doors in Slane stop working at 5? Where is the ice cream truck? Where did […]
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We’re HERE!

08.24.2011
Hi! *waves* If you didn’t already know, this past weekend was the beginning of week-long move-in shenanigans! Saturday was the actual move-in day, but you can’t just end it there! All on that ONE day you: unpack your stuff, set up your room, have lunch with friends (if you’ve told your parents to shoo), eat […]
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The John Marsicano Coupon

08.15.2011
I look forward to starting the next chapter of my life in High Point, North Carolina, surrounded by incredible people in an environment incomparable to any place else.
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Got Socks?

08.8.2011
If you are stressing out about getting ready, packing, and shopping - take a deep breath, count to 10, and keep reading. I have a few pointers to give you about school away from home. What are my credentials, you ask? Three years at boarding school.
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It’s Finally AUGUST.

08.1.2011
HPU has the most down to earth student body. I am excited to learn how to surf, how to DJ, even how to shuffle. That's what makes HPU the best of the best. It's not only about what I learn in the classroom, but thatI have an opportunity to learn from my peers.
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The Epic College-Preparation Excursion

07.25.2011
So my advice to you as you embark upon your own shopping experience is this: Don't go crazy!
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Introducing Briayna

07.19.2011
Hear Ye, Hear Ye High Point University Students…My name is Briayna. Here are some hints on how to save yourself from getting a blank stare: 1. If you’re thinking “Bri-ay-nuh” … you’re wrong. 2. If you’re thinking “Bri-anna” …. that’s not it. 3. If you’re thinking “Briayn-uh” … you guessed it! That’s not right either […]
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Introducing John

07.12.2011
I am looking forward to starting my life on that incredible campus at High Point, with incredible people and it's all less than two months away!
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Introducing Lara

07.5.2011
I will never sugar-coat anything (my inability to lie is both a blessing and a curse).
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Introducing Nick

06.28.2011
My family has expanded to incorporate the HPU student body. That's my home, school and family now.
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Introducing Caroline

06.20.2011
I filled out three applications this past year: HPU, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest. I got in to all three, but it was no competition.
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