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

The end of the semester can be extremely stressful with finals, moving out of your dorm room, and figuring out next steps for the summer. There is so much going on that students are starting to get stressed out and anxiety hits. Here are some ways to help manage your stress and anxiety at the end of the semester.

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

Living on campus at Grand Canyon University is one of the best parts of being a GCU student. There are so many things to do and fun events and clubs to join on campus. There are so many ways to get involved and make friends on campus.

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Favorite TV shows among college students

With mid-term exams officially in the books, college students across the country are taking the next few weeks as an opportunity to catch their breath. And by that, we mean they’re spending far more time sprawled out on dorm room futons binge-watching their favorite TV shows than holed up in the library.

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

Moving to college on your own and not knowing anyone can be hard. It can be hard to know how to meet people and make new friends. Here are some tips for ways to meet new people and make new friends.

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

While living on campus, it can sometimes be hard to find fun things to do. Canyon Activities Board (CAB) is a student leadership team who puts on events specifically for students to get more involved in campus life and keep them entertained and interact with other students.

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By Ally Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, GCU students are even more thankful for all the things they love about their university. From the abundance of campus dining options to the amazing student body culture, students at GCU have lots to love about their campus.

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By Ally Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

GCU students are back from winter break and they are hungry. Luckily, Grand Canyon University’s campus is full of great places to eat, so the #AskGCU team set out to see what students think is the best place to get breakfast. There were lots of opinions and no clear winner. In fact, it seemed more like a five-way tie. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at which places topped the list.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

Grand Canyon University is built on a Christian foundation and seeks to provide its students with all the tools necessary to grow in their relationship with the Lord and be able to preach the good news to everyone they come in contact with. GCU does this through its classes, weekly Chapel sessions, weekly worship nights, outreach opportunities and Life Groups.

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By Lily Cooper
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

It’s finally 2019, and that means it’s time to make those New Year’s resolutions. Instead of making the normal resolutions such as losing weight, being less irritable in the mornings and saving money by buying less coffee, we have more practical ones to add to your list this year. These are ones that every student should try to practice in their college career.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

Christmas is getting closer every day and that means many students are probably already thinking about what to get their loved ones for the holidays. However, many students have difficulty finding gifts within their budget. College students are all living off limited funds, sometimes making it hard to afford gifts for friends and family. If you are in this situation, don’t worry! There are many gifts that are sure to show you care without breaking the bank!

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

First semester is almost over and that means finals are in full swing. GCU students are starting to stress about tests and many freshmen are wondering how they are going to survive finals week, let alone the rest of the school year. Freshman year can be tough for many students, but the #AskGCU team set out to see what advice they could get from students around campus.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

College can be stressful. From freshmen to seniors, every college student is in a perpetual state of change. We are all morphing into real adults and while this time in our lives can be incredibly exciting and fun, it can also be scary and stressful. The workload from classes doesn’t help much either.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

The holidays are here and the semester is almost over. This calls for celebration! This year, Grand Canyon University is bringing back one of student’s favorite holiday events: Hanging of the Greens. The event will take place on November 28 from 8-10 p.m. in the GCU Arena.

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, Honors College

What does it really mean to be a “lope?” Does it mean you wear purple? Or go to all the games? Or shout “Lopes up!” at anyone you pass? The #AskGCU team set out to find the answer by asking students on campus what they believe it means to truly be a lope.

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