Category: UO 101

Top 10 College Life Hacks

By Lauren Bruce and Michael Davies Put your phone in a glass or ceramic cup to amplify sound – Some of us are heavy sleepers. Unfortunately, it doesn’t help when you’re running on little sleep and don’t want to get up anyway. One quick idea is to put your phone in a cup or mug, with the speaker facing the bottom of the cup. This will amplify the sound and (hopefully) wake you up. Want to take it a step further? Place your phone in the cup across the room, so you’ll be forced to get up to turn it...

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Housing Fair Raffle Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF TODAY’S HOUSING FAIR RAFFLE! Prizes are available for pick up in the Emerald office in room 302 of the EMU between 9-5, M-F! Bring your student ID! Xbox One: Madeleine Monkewicz Beats: Anthony Rushton Bluetooth Speaker: Daniel Thorpe Apple Watch: David Choe Amazon Echo: Markayla Conn 48″ TV: Charlie Barrett Kate Spade Laptop case: Samantha Toda Amazon Fire Stick: Rheo Rocco, Laurel Bruggeman, Danny Rojas Amazon Dot: Bob Canfield, Mira Cohen iPad Mini: Diego Fernandez KitchenAid Mixer: Matilda Thomas Knife Set: Rachel Ramierez, Kirk Temple, Payton Bruni...

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions You Should Actually Have

Written by Lauren Bruce Take 10,000 steps a day. Especially as students, we spend a large part of our days on our butts. Think about it – you’re in class, in the car, on the bus, studying at the Knight, watching Netflix, eating, in bed, in class again, and finally back to bed and all you really did was walk one place to the next. Unless you’re eating on-the-go or doing your binge-watching at the REC, you might be spending more time sitting around than you realize. You don’t have to dust off your ratty old tennis shoes and...

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Top 10 Best Study Spots on Campus

Words and Photo by Michael Davies Knight library: Arguably the most common place to study on campus, The Knight library offers four quiet floors offering computers to students, a TLC skycenter, and study rooms. They also have printers and copy machines. Lillis: The ideal place to study for a business major. The building in the day is filled with natural light, and there is a deck on the third floor. The more stairs you climb, the better chance you find an open table! Business law library: The ideal study spot for law students or anyone who prefers to study...

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Stay Healthy, Stay Sane, Stay Woke

Written by Delaney Rea | Photo by Lauren Bruce When the ice-cold hand of winter hits, there’s one thing you can count on: flu season will do everything in its power to make life a major drag. If you’re like me, the thought of dealing with a cold while trying to keep up with all of life’s responsibilities is a grim idea. Though the onslaught of seasonal sniffles and winter moody blues seems inevitable, they are still problems you can prevent if you know what you’re doing. With that in mind, follow these tips for staying healthy during the...

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