5 Reasons It's Perfectly Understandable To Cry In A Corner At FGCU

5 Reasons It's Perfectly Understandable To Cry In A Corner At FGCU

A few reasons crying in a corner at FGCU will make your fellow Eagles say, "same."


FGCU is by far the best school I could have attended. It's beautiful, scenic, and has everything I need in a school and home. That being said, we FGCU students stick together when it comes to some "just FGCU things" that only we can understand. We keep it real. That's why there are a few reasons crying in a corner at FGCU will make your fellow Eagles say, "same."

1. Parking- in every sense of the word.

As a frequenter of FGCU, it's likely that you've been in a hurry and found yourself battling-it-out for a parking spot that you have yet to find. While you're trapped in a parking garage with three minutes to spare before class, it's perfectly OK to have a good, hard cry.

2. Marieb vs. Merwin: The Saga.

I can't be the only one who even still struggles to remember the proper names for each building. When alliteration is at play, your chances of showing up to Biology class as an English major begin to skyrocket. Don't worry, you'll probably get the hang of it eventually.

3. Your Tapingo order is taking longer than you anticipated.

I can honestly say that Tapingo has saved me more times than it's ever let me down. 10/10 recommend. However, some days being busier than others for the on-campus restaurants, and when your food (or worse off, your coffee…) isn't ready when Tapingo said it'd be, the hanger is bound to set in. Don't be afraid to let it out; we get it.

4. You almost got run over by a college student on-wheels...

... for the third time today. It doesn't matter if you're on a sidewalk; that kid on his skateboard is waiting around the corner for you to cross his path.

5. When time and proximity are against you.

Class in the Library until 8:30, and one in Lutgert at 8:35? Say no more.

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We're Busy. We're Tired. We need help....and coffee.

For most college students, classes have either already started or are getting ready to start within the next week or two. With that in mind, everyone is now going to be scrambling to study for their next exam, to finish that four to five-page paper, or hanging out with friends on a Friday night-this means that the fact that you have an article due during the week stray to the back of your mind, where it stays until you release that it's the due date and you have nothing out there yet.

Never fear! It happens to everyone! But what happens when you cannot even think of an article idea when you actually remember? You look at another odyssey article that has a list of different topics for something that strikes your interest. So, I'll cut this introduction off so you can get to what you came here to read. :)

1. How your first week of college went

2. Why the first week is the best time, yet it's also one of the most stressful time

3. Ways to reach out on campus (clubs, service learning, volunteering)

4. Shortcuts on your campus

5. Are the ratings on Rate My Professor actually reliable?

6. Why does every major have that one class that everyone dreads?

7. Things to do during your first week

8. How to make friends when you're new to campus

9. Reasons why you want to study abroad

10. Pros and cons to studying abroad

11. The best places to eat on campus

12. The best places to eat off of campus

13. Ways to stay on top of assignments

4. Differences between your previous year of school (ex: senior in high school to college freshman or sophomore in college to junior in college)

15. Why you choose to live on campus

16. Why you choose to commute

17. Letter to your university on the lack of outlets in some dorms (yes, I am salty)

18. Why you shouldn't drop that class

19. Why you love/hate morning classes

20. Why you love/hate afternoon classes

21. Why you love/hate online classes

22. A letter to the professors that make you buy expensive books, yet they never have anything relevant in them

23. What's the best places to get your books from?

24. Reasons why you should call home

25. Why naps are incredibly important for survival

26. eBooks vs physical books (which is better? which is worse?)

27. Unique spots on your campus

28. Things to do on your campus on the weekends

29. The pros and cons to having a roommate

30. Why it's best to go talk to your adviser early

Go forth my fellow procrastinators! Also, if you're having trouble with coming up with article ideas you can always talk to your editors and even your friends, to come up with new articles. Happy writing!

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The Possible Strike At Rutgers University Hinges On Barchi's Unfortunate Spending Decisions

It's time for Rutgers to fix its priorities. Our faculty is what keeps our university running. We stand with our teachers, and we expect change.


Whispers have been floating throughout the Rutgers University campus for quite some time of a teacher strike, and whether people are interested in the solidarity of faculty or the possible break from classes, there are a lot of questions being asked.

So what does this mean? And what do we know?

To understand the effect is to understand the cause. The union at Rutgers, American Association of University Professors - American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), has been fighting "the corporate university" for over a year to achieve affordable education, more diverse representation, and better quality of our education. This could call for the first faculty and grad strike in the university's 253-year history, as President Barchi's priorities have been deemed twisted to those who are affected by them.

"Our working conditions are our students' learning conditions," said Rutgers AAUP-AFT.

The union has outlined what exactly they are fighting for, including three subcategories of equity, quality higher education, and security. This includes equal pay for part-time faculty, female faculty, and faculty in Newark and Camden campuses for equity, improvement of student/faculty ratio by hiring more full-time faculty, more diverse faculty, and more teaching assistantship to improve the university's quality of education, and salary increases ahead of cost-of-living, five-year graduate funding packages, longer and more secure contracts for non-tenure track faculty, and family/research-friendly work schedules for security.

AAUP-AFT has also highlighted some unnecessary, costly expenses that Barchi has been selecting to indulge instead of faculty salaries. These expenses include athletics subsidies ($193 million), liquid unrestricted reserves ($783 million), and money spent on coaches/administrators "golden parachutes" ($11.5 million).

Union members at Rutgers Newark have demonstrated protests by picketing for three hours last Tuesday. Rutgers — New Brunswick plans to follow this display if no contracts are made or improved, affecting its approximate 38,000 students just as the spring semester draws to a close.

"It's a final warning — contract or strike," said Deepa Kumar, the president of Rutgers AAUP-AFT. "Do the right thing and give us a fair contract. Otherwise, we will have no choice but to go on strike."

I stand with AAUP-AFT Rutgers professors who are prepared to strike in order to defend affordable, quality higher education. When we organize and stand together, we win.

Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders)

Though the university's spokespeople are claiming that negotiations are underway, a strike is still on track to happen at some point next week, leaving classrooms empty and students without work.

"Yeah, it's going to be complicated. Every syllabus is going to be screwed up," said Margaret Curran, an undergraduate student at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. "But it's something that needs to be done. We understand and we stand with our professors."

It's time for Rutgers to fix its priorities. Our faculty is what keeps our university running. We stand with our teachers, and we expect change.

For more information, you can visit www.rutgersaaup.org.

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