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Taking notes

By Samuel Sprague

State and Local Public Policy major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Finding an important place to study on campus is an important step to thriving at Grand Canyon University. Students living on campus can study inside their room, but a comfortable study spot is appealing to both commuters and ground students. Your ideal study spot depend on your personal preferences. Some students enjoy loud outdoor locations, while others prefer quiet indoor locations. Here are a few places that are great to study on campus.

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Steeping tea

By Samuel Sprague

State and Local Public Policy Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

There are many types of tea, but what most people don’t know is that “tea” comes from the same plant (called camellia sinensis). Herbal teas (also known as herbal tisanes) are not technically tea, since they consist of herbs, spices, flowers and other plants. Tea leaves are all prepared differently, giving them distinct flavors, aromas and health benefits.

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The United States has been home to institutions of higher education since the 1600s when Harvard University was established in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After its establishment, a surge of colleges and universities opened their doors to awaiting students and we are still seeing it to this day. 

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Woman typing on laptop

By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

With the days of letter writing getting further and further away and text messages being more prominent, the art of professionally crafting an email is getting lost in-between the cracks. Email is how most employers and professors communicate and it is important to know how to properly write an email.

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Piggy banks

By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Who else entered college with little-to-nothing in their bank account too? College is that awkward time where we have so much we want to do, some money and bills that drain our account. That’s where money management is the utmost importance.

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From March Madness to the NBA Finals, this part of the year is an exciting time for college and professional basketball fans. While the battle between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors will soon come to an end, there is one more thing to look forward to this basketball season: the 2019 NBA Draft.

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Student sleeping in class

By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

We all have had that early-morning class that we dread going to in the morning. Everyone has to do it though and we can lessen the blow it gives us in the morning with implementing these quick tips. Check them out below:

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By Samuel Sprague
State and Local Public Policy Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Having a car on campus can feel liberating. The ability to get away from campus (e.g. for running errands, catching a break from the campus scenery, eating out) makes it seem like a golden investment. For commuters, it is an open-and-shut case. Driving your car to college is usually much cheaper than ride sharing and less exhausting than walking to campus from a bus stop. For campus residents, the question is more difficult to answer. The costs, responsibilities and alternatives to keeping your car on campus are all important things to consider.

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By Lily Cooper
Student, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you ever get those school planners in high school? You would receive it, write in it maybe once and then put it in your backpack, only to never see it again? Me too. However, I realized, keeping a planner in college, is actually very useful and a good investment to make.

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By Kennedy Lane
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Starting college can be a very difficult and stressful time. You are living on your own for the first time and figuring life out as you go. Here is some advice to incoming freshmen at Grand Canyon University to make your first year of college a bit easier.

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