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YOUNG VOICES: Know how to respond to challenges

YOUNG VOICES: Know how to respond to challenges

These past few weeks at Denison University marked major transitions, some bigger than wanted. Courses, majors, minors, clubs, music, fitness, friendships, faith and most importantly, personal values and beliefs were exploited and brought into the light.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Mom, chicks leaving nest will remember you

YOUNG VOICES: Mom, chicks leaving nest will remember you

When I moved out for college, I bought my mom the book "Your Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space."

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Mentors can help scholars succeed

The 21st Century Scholars program aims to help low-income, at-risk children get a college education so they can break the cycle of poverty. That's easier said than done.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: What’s next for college-bound seniors?

YOUNG VOICES: What’s next for college-bound seniors?

It’s November and time for some “big fish” seniors to seek a bigger pond. As many of us anticipate college, an uncertain and stressful atmosphere lingers in school hallways and classrooms. Students drill one another with “Where are you applying?” and “Really? I’ve never pinned you down for t…

November 04, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Being Roman is about roamin', not acquiring

YOUNG VOICES: Being Roman is about roamin', not acquiring

I am in my first semester as a college junior, living abroad for the second time, and living in Rome, Italy, for the fourth of six non-consecutive months.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Remember college goals to keep priorities straight

YOUNG VOICES: Remember college goals to keep priorities straight

College is one of those "work hard, play hard" situations; however, most college students, especially freshmen, get this analogy confused with work less, play harder. For new college students away from their parents, managing time and doing work can be a huge challenge.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Break college stereotypes, create your own experince

YOUNG VOICES: Break college stereotypes, create your own experince

There are multiple stereotypes about college and college students, some of which I have found to be truer than others.

September 30, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Parents, we aren't leaving you forever

YOUNG VOICES: Parents, we aren't leaving you forever

Packing for college is frustrating, scary and exciting all the same time. The impossible part occurs when I have to pack my life into four storage bins and I have to limit the number of shoes I can bring.

August 26, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Make the most of your life on campus

YOUNG VOICES: Make the most of your life on campus

After writing several pieces on preparing for college life, I cannot believe I have now completed my freshman orientation week at Purdue University. I am now past the point of saying goodbye and am beginning to welcome the future because the more time I spend here, the more I feel myself beg…

August 19, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: I dream of getting additional sleep

YOUNG VOICES: I dream of getting additional sleep

I grew up learning that getting eight or more hours of sleep was the only pathway to success. Getting less than the doctor-recommended amount of shuteye would apparently lead to an overall lesser amount of productivity, emotional mood swings and an inclination to consume a million unnecessar…

April 15, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Boo hoo over flu makes you miss mommy, too

YOUNG VOICES: Boo hoo over flu makes you miss mommy, too

Flu season is miserable for everyone. Even for those lucky enough to stay healthy during this time, a constant fear that our immune season will abruptly weaken always remains.

February 11, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Dating in college isn't like it was in high school

YOUNG VOICES: Dating in college isn't like it was in high school

It’s universally realized that college is a world of its own. Fledgling young adults are thrown into an atmosphere where eating pizza for every meal is socially acceptable, going to bed before midnight is abnormal, and skipping class because “my bed is just so much more inviting!” is a commo…

October 08, 2012 12:00 am
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September 04, 2012 12:00 am
Ditching the dorm room: off-campus decorating 101

Ditching the dorm room: off-campus decorating 101

For many college kids, the dorms are home for all four years, and they're happy campers. But for many others, the opportunity to move off-campus, into an apartment or house, is a welcome lifestyle change.

August 09, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Is #YOLO American culture or just college life?

YOUNG VOICES: Is #YOLO American culture or just college life?

With one fell swoop of a tassel, another class of young men and women enter into not only the rest of their lives, but also the beginning of a great journey. No, not college graduates, but rather high school graduates. A time full of blossoming ambition, the seeds of success cultivated for s…

June 04, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Ready or not, adulthood is here

YOUNG VOICES: Ready or not, adulthood is here

The taste of freedom is an alluring mix of mostly sweet combined with hints of cautioned irresponsibility. This universal rite of passage for all teenagers entering into the world of adulthood is inevitable and, for a large majority, comes when our adorably loving, but increasingly too invol…

October 17, 2011 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Nervousness, excitement about new stage of life

YOUNG VOICES: Nervousness, excitement about new stage of life

As I type this, I have five days until I leave for Huntington University. I figured I would write down my thoughts every day until I leave.

September 12, 2011 12:00 am
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