November 13, 2012

With all of the papers, exams, and other time-sucking assignments that inevitably accompany the end of the semester, it may be difficult to get excited about recreational reading. (In case you\'ve forgotten, with your brain all muddled up with lit papers and math exams, recreational reading is reading you do for fun in this magical…

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November 12, 2012

Dangling modifiers appear in our everyday speech, in the media, and even on street signs: Grammatically, this sign is warning drivers that pedestrians are slippery when wet. I wouldn’t really say that pedestrians become slippery when wet, but even if they do, the slipperiness of a pedestrian does not merit the existence of a cautionary…

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November 7, 2012

Whether you were running around campus celebrating or pouting in your room by the end of the night on November 6th, you probably turned to the Internet to say something about how you felt. And even if you didn’t say anything, you certainly read what someone else said! As our newsfeeds filled with rants, memes,…

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November 2, 2012

Ok, so nobody\'s denying it: citations can be tricky, and students usually look for ways to make the works cited page as painless as possible. And that\'s ok! But sometimes, we\'re tempted to throw caution to the winds, pay a little visit to an automatic citation cite (like EasyBib or BibMe), and copy, click, paste,…

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October 26, 2012

I’ll be the first to admit that I rely too heavily on spell check. It’s so convenient to have the computer fix your mistakes for you (and if you’re anything like me, sometimes your fingers just can’t keep up with your thoughts, sacrificing correct spelling). It happens when we text, too. There are whole websites dedicated to…

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October 17, 2012

Do you ever wonder what other people are listening to through their headphones while they are workin\' away in the library? Everyone writes to the beat of their own iTunes. Here are a few jams that we like to listen to. Amber is currently obsessing over Youth Lagoon, but her long-term studying favorites have been…

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