I’m moving closer to my college and this make me realize just how broke I really am….
Oh to be young and a freshman again. You have so much time to explore, live life, and have fun. While you should do all of those things, you should also start seriously thinking about your career. Why, you might ask? So you don’t end up like every other 20-something millennial working as a barista or Barnes and Nobles because they couldn’t find a job in time for graduation. Save yourself the hassle and follow these rules and get something useful out of school.
Get To Know Your Career Center Pronto
Freshman year is the perfect year to get to know your career year. Any year after that and you are too late. (Yes, I’m looking at you crying senior) These are the people who whip into shape a resume and cover letter. They will also give you a variety of personality and career aptitude test so you can figure…
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YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — After more than a decade of service, the Yolo Crisis Nursery may close its doors in a move that may be about more than just a lack of funds.
It looks like just another Davis house, but this home has been a lifeline for thousands of Yolo County children and parents.
“We literally prevent child abuse,” said Heidy Kellison, the head of the friends of the Yolo County Nursery.
She’s witnessed that help for 13 years, where the nursery would take children in when parents are in trouble and need help.
“We see families literally on the cliff of demise,” she said.
But now the nursery is in a crisis of its own.
It gets money through grants and other private funding, but the organization in charge of that money has decided to walk away. Without $100,000 by June, it will shut down.
CBS13 has learned…
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The Central Student Government examined the Ann Arbor school’s student sexual misconduct policy and released its task force’s findings Sunday.
It says Michigan routinely failed to meet deadlines to conduct investigations and that football coach Brady Hoke likely lied about Gibbons when asked why the kicker wasn’t with the team for a December bowl game. Gibbons hasn’t been charged.
In a statement, university spokesman Rick Fitzgerald says the school hopes “the CSG’s focus on these issues will lead to a greater awareness of the student sexual misconduct policy and even more survivors coming forward.”
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EDMOND, Okla. – It was a brutal murder in 1997 that left the family of a teenage girl in agony all these years.
Police found 14-year-old Amber Creek’s body in 1997.
Someone beat, sexually assaulted and suffocated her before dumping her body in a Wisconsin marsh.
Back then, investigators sent fingerprints around the country, but no one found a match until one Oklahoma woman got her hands on them 17 years later.
“Just wanting to I.D. that print if at all possible,” said Stacy Hirschman.
Hirschman has only been working with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigations for two years, but she was able to do what agents have been working to do for years.
She matched a fingerprint from plastic bound around Creek’s face, to James Eaton.
36-years-old now, Eaton would have been just 19-years-old when Creek’s body turned up in the marsh.
“Definitely was like, okay…
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The above linked article describes the changing landscape of college and university advertising directed at recruiting high school students. The article describes how a variety of universities in Ohio are altering their ‘direct to student’ advertising to fit the interests of today’s high schools students. The article begins by stating that universities are still continuing their regular mailing programs but those programs are directed at parents and are not tailored for the student.
Rob Spademan, assistant vice president of university marketing at Cleveland State University stated that 90 percent of today’s high school students are watching online videos and 25 percent are on mobile devices daily. These numbers are the reason universities are starting to spend tens of thousands of dollars in social media marketing to recruit ‘social media savvy’ high school students.
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You learn a lot in college. But not everything is from a textbook.
- People change. Some people are only meant to make an brief appearance in your life. Others will have a starring role.
- Drink water. It’s good for you.
- Take out your anger or anxiety through exercise. Never underestimate the healing power of a good run.
- However, ice cream is always an acceptable alternative. And I’m really just referring to boy drama.
- Timing will never be perfect. Don’t wait. Just go for it.
- Life is beautiful. Treat it that way.
- Get a job. It’ll help you learn to manage your money and give you pride when you pick up that first paycheck.
- Make your bed every once and a while. Sometimes it’s nice to crawl under the covers of a freshly made bed. Even better if you actually wash your sheets.
- Sometimes your parents do know best. You’re welcome…
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It’s the word we millenials have heard used to describe us hundreds of times before. Our parents have done everything from calling AAA for us when the car mysteriously broke down to specially making Kraft macaroni and cheese when we were feeling picky. Some parents even do their adult children’s laundry in order to aid in the stressful business of their lives. Hell, there are parents out there who fully support children in their thirties up to the point where they do their banking.
This isn’t a rarity. We all know a recipient of parental coddling and may even be one of them.
There’s one major problem in this coddling business: We don’t know how to do anything.
I’m all for the kindness, but life doesn’t offer trophies for being clueless. Personally, I only learned how to do my laundry during my freshman year of college, and even then…
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One day after school in eighth grade, I was pursued by a group of my most persistent abusers. They cornered me by a fence and began harassing me. I kept my face blank, but I was being destroyed on the inside.
When the harassment had escalated considerably, a girl stepped forward and tried to kick me. My poker face turned quickly into a snarl and I downed three of them, with two that left before they could know what the ground tasted like.
I ran home crying after that, but not because my classmates had hurt my feelings. That day, I had seen a part of me that could hurt people and that scared me more than anything.
My father had been a violent man, a fact which would make me question my own being for many years to come.
The violence I had seen in myself made me stay away from social situations and it made me look inside myself until I could answer one question: am I like my father?
When I got into the teen years I started self-harming as a stress reliever. Through the process of quitting this bad habit, I re-examined myself as a way to address what exactly was stressing me out so badly that I couldn’t stop doing something so obviously stupid.
I went around and asked my family and others how they would describe me to someone who has never met me.
To my bewilderment, nobody mentioned all the negative things I thought they would.
I realized that nobody cares what I look like or that I had an abusive father or that I like to eat muffins with a spoon.
I found out that anything someone says that is purposefully hurtful, is a reflection of that own persons hurt or a side effect of peer pressure.
I am stronger now and I could not have become this strong without the obstacles that I had to overcome.
So today, I forgive.
I forgive all the people who have hurt me through the years.
I forgive my father for who he couldn’t be.
And I forgive myself.
Because even though my father was a violent man, I am not him.