10 Tips for First Time Teachers

By: Kate Pallini

Ever since 10th grade, I’ve had my sights set on becoming an English teacher. Through the years, I’ve met people who have grown to become my closest and best friends, and many times, they were older than me and becoming teachers as well. Watching them go through education programs, student teaching, and eventually, becoming full-time teachers, there was always one warning that I’ve always been given: “Your first year will be the hardest.” No truer words have ever been spoken. My goal here is to try to give you my best tips from what I’ve learned on this crazy roller coaster ride so far!
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The Wishing Tide: A Book Review

By: Sam Miller

The Wishing Tide by Barbara Davis tells the story of three main narrators: Lane Kramer, who moved to the island Starry Point, North Carolina, five years ago after divorcing her husband; Michael Forrester, an English professor on sabbatical in Starry Point who claims to be looking for a quiet place to finish writing a Charles Dickens memoir; and Mary Quinn, a local “bag lady” who appears on the dunes every morning to stare out at the ocean. Continue reading

Tips for Surviving Your First Year of College

By: Kaycee Grancher

So you’re in college now. Wow! You’ve spent months picking a potential school, filling out applications, filing for scholarships and financial aid, and now you’re here! Suddenly, you’ve been given freedom that you didn’t have in high school. That is so exciting! But, keep in mind that with this freedom comes responsibility. Listed below are some tips to help you survive your freshman year and have an overall fantastic college experience. Continue reading

21 Thoughts I Have When I Go to Sephora

By: Gabbi Battiloro

I’m going to start this off by saying I have recently started to come around to Sephora, but, for a while there, I was overwhelmed every time I was forcibly pulled into the store. I was that awkward, anxious person that tried to keep to herself and would pet the face brushes on display while my friends essentially left their kidneys on deposit to buy all sorts of makeup. You may think I’m kidding, but for a low maintenance makeup gal like myself, Sephora was too much to handle. Below are some of the thoughts that have crossed my mind when venturing into the makeup black hole. Continue reading

The Night Game’s “The Outfield” – Your New Favorite Song

By: Kate Pallini

Recently, Martin Johnson and his new group, The Night Game released their first single as an up-and-coming band. Johnson, the lead singer, was once the lead vocalist for the band, Boys Like Girls and is now taking his vocals and songwriting talents on a new endeavor that has been received extremely well by The Night Game’s fans. Their first single, “The Outfield” has already launched their popularity and has gained them lots of attention with its ‘80s vibes. Continue reading

Three Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water

By: Kaycee Grancher

Those who know me know that I love testing out new recipes and making up my own different concoctions. When I need a break from school work or just the everyday happenings of life, I love playing with different and made up recipes in the kitchen. In addition to making up some of my own measurement free recipes, I’ve found a few recipes that I always go back to. Because I don’t have a list of true measurements or bake times for my own recipes, here is a list of three of my favorite food blogger finds to make in the kitchen! Continue reading