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A Survival Guide for Incoming First-Years

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on May 1, 2017

As my first year comes to an end here at Misericordia University, I was able to pick-up on a few things that helped make my transition from high school to college easier. Some of these steps you might have already heard before; some you may not. Hopefully, you will be able to benefit from my experience and enjoy your first year at Misericordia that much more.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

To Commute or Not to Commute?

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Mar 29, 2017

Going to college has been the most important journey of my life so far, and I don’t want to have any regrets when I graduate. Staying on campus was arguably the biggest change that took the longest to get used to. While I liked the independence that came with living on my own, I missed the routine and company that my family had to offer. With my first semester of college officially complete, I decided it was time for a change. Instead of living on campus for the remainder of the year, I packed up my bags and went back home.

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Topics: Student Life

No Longer the New Guy On Campus

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Feb 28, 2017

As I start the second semester of my first year as a student at Misericordia University, I reflect on what I have accomplished and what I have learned from my first semester. I am happy to report that I am finally figuring out where everything is - I know which building is which, where most classrooms and professor’s offices are located, and due to one unfortunate circumstance, where to go when you are sick. As a veteran of my first college semester, I now understand the drastic struggle of studying for finals and finding the time to balance schoolwork with sports. It was all so much more stressfull that I anticipated. But, after having an entire month off from school, I feel rejuvenated and ready to get back at it this semester.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

Home for the Holidays

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Dec 12, 2016

After being home for five days for Thanksgiving break, it’s a relief to know that Christmas Break is right around the corner. The three weeks in between the two holidays have been the most stressful days of my life. Between studying for the dreaded finals and wrapping up end of the semester projects, I haven’t had time for myself. Luckily, the holiday cheer is too great to put a damper on my Christmas spirit.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear, Student Life

A Turkey Bowl Homecoming

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Dec 6, 2016

It’s weird to experience the feeling of coming home for an extended break from the demands of college life. With Thanksgiving being our first major break of the year at Misericordia University, I was able to go home for about a week and just relax. For the first time in a long time, I slept in my own comfortable bed in my own room. This was a strange feeling after getting accustomed to sharing a room with another student. I would say the best part about being home, though, was having home-cooked meals again, especially Thanksgiving dinner.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

Which Came First - The Student or the Athlete?

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Nov 16, 2016

You’ve probably heard this a thousand times, but getting involved is one of the only ways to meet new people in college. When you’re taking five or six different classes, you won’t really have the time or energy to worry about making friends. When you become part of a team, it’s like you already have a built-in family; a family away from family. I know as an incoming freshman, I was anxious about meeting new people and putting myself out there. The field hockey team at Misericordia University quickly took me under their wing and made me feel like I belonged at this school. I’m sure it’s the same way with the other teams as well.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

First-Week Jitters at Misericordia are not enough to Rattle the Excitement

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Sep 12, 2016

Every summer must come to an end. This year, however, was the start of a new chapter of my life: college. I was no longer returning to the familiar comfort of high school. Being the oldest, I had no one to turn to for advice on college life, so I packed up my mom’s car with too many clothes and drove to Misericordia not knowing what I was about to get myself into.

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Topics: #MUFirstYear

Livin’ the Simple Life in Tanzania

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jun 8, 2016

Since we have arrived in Tanzania, we have noticed many things here that are not as big a deal as they are in America. One of the first things we noticed was that in our guest house there is only one mirror to share among 9 girls. Because of this, many of us are less concerned about our appearances and wearing make-up. We can now go all day without looking in a mirror as opposed to being at home in America, where we look in the mirror first thing in the morning and several times throughout the day.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud

Khongas, Khongas Everywhere

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on Jun 6, 2016

As you walk the streets of Karagwe, Tanzania, you'll see women, mostly of child-bearing age and older, wearing beautifully designed fabrics. Khongas, as the native Tanzanians call them, are rectangularly shaped, brightly colored fabrics about four yards long. They sell for 18,000 shillings (6 dollars) at the local market; 15,000 if you have a Tanzanian friend with you to haggle.

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Topics: Misericordia Proud

Home is Where the Heart is at Misericordia University

Posted by Guest Student Blogger on May 5, 2016

Four years ago, my parents and I drove through the Misericordia University arch as I sat in the back of the car surrounded by way too many clothes and pairs of shoes. Needless to say, I should’ve listened to my brother, Trevor, when he told me that I overpacked. Trevor was returning for his sophomore year at Misericordia. My heart was pounding out of my chest. I felt excited, scared, nervous, eager, and homesick all at once. It was a brand new, thrilling chapter that I was beginning in my life, and I had no idea what to expect. After I unpacked all my personal belongings into my dorm room in McHale Hall, my parents left, I wiped away my tears, pulled myself together, and began my journey at MU as a freshman in the Medical Imaging program.

  

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Topics: Academics, Student Life, Misericordia Proud