Commuter vs Campus Living

Megan Richards is a junior living on-campus in Faculty Memorial apartments. Caroline Smith is a senior commuter from Wilson, NC which is about an hour away from campus. They were both asked a series of questions about their experience of on and off campus living. They both discussed some of the benefits and disadvanges of their situation.

Megan Richards outside of Faculty Memorial apartments

Megan Richards explains that she really enjoys living on campus because it is in range of everything. She can walk to get food, go to the gym, and class. Also, being able to live in an on-campus apartment is super convenient because everything is furnished, so on move in day all she needs are her own belongings. Megan loves being able to room with her friends and have fun every single day. But, some of disadvantages would be that the rooms are very close together so if her roommates are being noisy while she is sleeping or studying it can be a downfall. Also, sharing the bathroom with someone else can be a hassle sometimes. On the other hand, Megan really loves faculty apartments because it is so close to everything that she do not have to drive. 

I think that living on campus helps your soical life because you get to room with friends and meet new people at all the events offered on campus.

Megan Richards
Caroline Smith and her grandmother

Caroline Smith explains that she likes commuting from home because she only has to come to school two days out of the week. She gets home cooked meals and does not have to pay rent. Also, commuting from home allows her to spend more time with her family before she graduates and leaves the nest. One big advantage Caroline gets from living off campus is being able to have pets. But, some of disadvantages would be having to travel early in the morning and in traffic, gas, and not really having much of a social life with her peers. On the other hand, Caroline has really enjoyed this last semester commuting because she was able to get an amazing coaching job that will help her in the future. 

Exam Tips

That time of the semester is upon us- exam time! These last few weeks are very important for finishing up classes strong. There are many tips that can help reduce the stress of exams and better prepare you for finals. Here are some tips:

  1. Give yourself enough time to study. Do not wait until the last minute to start studying. Even if you have multiple exams, schedule 30 minute sessions to study for each.
  2. Find your study space. Whether you like to study in your room, library, groups, outside, etc make sure it does not have any distractions. Make sure you have a space where you can be comfortable and able to stay for multiple hours without getting side tracked.
  3. Use Visual aids to study. Draw out the concepts by using tables, diagrams, pictures, and maps to organize the information to better understand the big picture.
  4. Teach the material. If you can imitate the teacher and resight the information in your own words it will help you understand and remember the information.
  5. Make sure you are taking breaks. Give your brain a break and go out and enjoy the fresh air and relax a little.
  6. Get a good nights sleep. Right before bed, look over the most important section of your notes because taking in information before you sleep will help you remember. Then, make sure you are getting the full 8 hours of sleep.

Remember: you can do this. Finish strong!

Free Massages

On Monday, April 29th the Rumley Center will have massages & Stuff-a-Plush from 5-8pm. Take an exam break and come relax with us. The massages are a 1st come, 1st serve basis, and Stuff-a-Plush will continue while supplies last. So much sure you get a good spot and do not miss this amazing opportunity to relieve exam stress.

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Cookout Night

On Friday, April 26th Cookout will be giving away free Cookout trays. It will be at the Cookout located in Dunn, NC from 5-7 pm. The 1st 300 people will get a free tray, so make sure you get there early!

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Pick Up the Yearbook

The yearbooks are hot off the press and out for pick up. Come pick up your 2019 Pine Burr Yearbook, you do not need to reserve a copy in advance. The yearbooks are FREE for undergraduate students but you NEED to bring your student ID. The pick up time and locations the yearbooks will be distributed:

Monday, April 22- 9:30am-4:00pm in the Fellowship Commons near Marshbanks Caferteria.

Tuesday, April 23- 9:30am-4:00pm in the Fellowship Commons near Marshbanks Caferteria.

Wednesday, April 24- 9:30am-4:00pm in the Fellowship Commons near Marshbanks Caferteria.

Thursday, April 25- May 3 the remaining copies will be in the Wallace Student Center.

Come pick up your with memories from the Campbell University yearbook.

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Drumming Doc

Come join the CU Community and take a mental health break before exam begin on Thursday, April 25. Drop by and D’stress by drumming (no music skills required). This event will be held in the academic quad in front of D. Rich from 3-4:30 pm. If it is raining, we will relocate to the band room in the Fine Arts building at the same date and time. Come have some fun and d’stress!

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Midnight Breakfast

As a Campbell University tradition, the midnight breakfast will be on Wednesday, April 24th. This event will be held in Marshbanks and begins at 10 pm. Come out and grab your favorite breakfast food and hang out with friends before reading day. Remember, the brain works better with a good meal in the belly!

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