How To Choose An Elective

What Elective You Should Take According To Your Astrological Sign

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These electives will align perfectly with your astrological sign, what class are you going to take?

1. Aries: Business and Contemporary Society

You're a go-getter. This class will teach you more about the inner-workings of the world and how to use them in you, or your business's favor.

2. Taurus: Introduction to Culinary Arts

Taurus, not only do you love to indulge in delicious foods, but you have a passion for creating, Zod and providing for your family and friends. This class will open up your palette and teach you some things you can bring back to your kitchen. You're about to be the winner of your next potluck (even if it's not a competition).

3. Gemini: Campaign Analysis

Your ability to perform on the fly coupled with your need to please makes you a great politician. Even if you aren't majoring in poli sci the things you learn in this class will definitely help you with your actual major, especially after graduation.

4. Cancer: Work and Family in the 21st Century

You're the backbone of any group, whether it be at work or at home. You value family, so you may need to learn some new skills to understand your place both at home and in your career and prevent burnout.

5. Leo: Introduction to Acting

Even if you're not in the theater department you're a natural actor. Drama is your thing, so why not manifest it into an easy A?

6. Virgo: Communication in Organizations

With your work ethic, it's a given that you're probably part of a few organizations at least. At the most, you're the president of multiple clubs. This class will be helpful to you, even if you think you already have it all figured out.

7. Libra: Psychology, Spirituality, Love and Ethics

You are a hopeless romantic with a need for justice. This class was designed just for you, as it focuses on all of your interests and best qualities.

8. Scorpio: Contemporary Issues in Fashion

As a Scorpio, you are a trendsetter. However, you are also hyper-focused on your interests to the point of addiction. This class will be a healthy way to explore trends in fashion in culture while also being analytical.

9. Sagittarius: Study Abroad

You're going to use any excuse you can get to travel, so why not get credits for it?

10. Capricorn: Leadership and Organization Change

Cap, you are driven but you need to learn flexibility. In your career and your personal life, you'll be able to use the skills you learn in this class.

11. Aquarius: Ethics, Justice and Citizenship

I bet you're already well versed in the humanities. You care deeply for justice and equality so you're probably pursuing it as a career. If the course isn't already required you should take it anyway.

12. Pisces: Underwater Photography

Your sign makes you soulful and artistic. In this class, you'll be able to use water as your medium and create something that has never been seen before.

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Dear Mom and Dad, You Don't Understand What College Is Actually Like In The 21st Century

I can skip class. I can leave early, and I can show up late. But, ya see, I am not doing that.
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College is not what you think it is. I am not sitting in a classroom for six hours listening to a professor speak about Shakespeare and the WW2.

I am not given homework assignments every night and told to hand them in next class.

I do not know my daily grade for each of the five classes I am taking, and I don't know if my professor even knows my name.

College today is a ton different than how it was 20+ years ago.

I go to class for about maybe three hours a day. Most of my time working on "college" is spent outside of the classroom. I am the one responsible for remembering my homework and when my ten-page essay is due.

I can skip class. I can leave early, and I can show up late. But, ya see, I am not doing that. I am a responsible person, even if you do not think I am.

I do get up every morning and drive myself to class. I do care about my assignments, grades, my degree, and my career.

I spend a lot of time on campus having conversations with my friends and relaxing outside.

I am sick of older generations thinking that us millennials are lazy, unmotivated, and ungrateful. While I am sure there are some who take things for granted, most of us paying to get a degree actually do give a s**t about our work ethic.

Dear mom and dad, I do care about my future and I am more than just a millennial looking to just get by.

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5 Tips For Incoming College Freshman

Remember when everyone told you that high school was going to be the best four years of your life.. and then it wasn't? Well now for some of you, comes the BEST and WORST four years of your life. Here's a little bit you need to know in order to be prepared for the eventful year to come.

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Yes, believe it or not your parents, friends, and teachers were right. College is SO much different than high school in so many different ways. Luckily, I just survived my freshman year so I was in your place literally a year ago today. Everyone tells you how different college is from high school but they don't tell you how and that's what I'm here for! Lets just start with the 1st difference....

1. A whole new world

You will feel like your in a new world because in a way you are. You will suddenly be surrounded by so many groups of people, new cultures, different lifestyles, different languages, everything is so NEW. Not only are you not going to class with the same people everyday that you have seen in the hall for years but you are going to classes with complete strangers from all over the states and sometimes even the world. You are suddenly going to have to share a room with a stranger or even a best friend which can also lead to some issues. But what is most important to know is that even though you feel alone the first few weeks or even months... trust me so does everyone else, its okay to feel overwhelmed its normal. We all have absolutely no idea what we are doing we are all just pretending like we have somewhat of a plan. I met most of my friends my freshman year through being completely LOST on campus.

2. Making new friends

One thing that you aren't taught how to do in high school or honestly by anyone is how to make friends. I knew most people in my classes throughout high school so when I started college I hardly knew anyone besides my roommate. It definitely took me a while to branch out and start making friends but I had to remind myself to put myself out there and eventually I met some wonderful humans. Remember to always be yourself and you will attract people that WANT to be your friend. It takes time but once again, you are not alone. It will look like people already have their group and stuff but everyone is struggling just as much as you most likely.

3. Responsibilities 

The new responsibilities you will have... get prepared, they will hit you like a truck or at least they did me. You will suddenly be responsible for cleaning your room, doing your laundry, feeding yourself, doing your homework, remembering specific dates, paying bills, honestly the list becomes never ending because you are slowly becoming an adult :(((( I remember a time when I wanted to be an adult, now all i want to do is be in kindergarten taking a nap LOL, Luckily I already was familiar with most of these things as were others im sure but there are also people that haven't had to do some of the things by them selves before which can be overwhelming at times. You will eventually fall into your own personal routine and get your own system going and things will become second nature. Don't be afraid of this, just be prepared in order to have the most stress free incoming year.

4. Academics...

The real reason we are in college in the first place. Yeah, here is where your parents and teachers were right... high school courses and college courses can be either very similar or very different. It honestly depends on what the course is and who your professor is but, for the most part, college courses and professors are much different. Professors do not like to repeat themselves and expect you to remember any important dates they mention. They expect you to write it down, no excuses. In high school you teachers would give you a break but that's not really how college works. Some professors may cut you some slack but most wont. Do NOT waste a professors time and remember that even though you are paying to go to school there, you can get kicked out in a heart beat so don't risk it. Refrain from talking in class, and show up!!! you can miss one thing and the next thing you know you have a 5 page paper due in a few days. Save yourself the stress and just pay attention for the whole 50 minute or hour and a half class you have.

5. Packing 

PACK LIGHTLY!!! I packed so much unnecessary clothes, decorations, etc, that I ended up not needing or never even using. Safe as much space as you can because your dorm room will definitely get cluttered fast and you will accumulate more things throughout the year. So, pack the clothes and decor you NEED. Try your best to not over pack (as hard as it is (; )

6. Homesickness

No one:

Every college student ever: "Ugh I can't wait to go to college I hate living here!"

You know we've all said it but you will most likely get homesick at some point. My house is not far from the College at all and even I still was homesick sometimes. Its one of those things that everyone goes through so remember you are not alone. Luckily, we live in the 21st century too so you can always video chat your fam and send them some love. Its okay to be homesick just try to get more involved and do things you would do if you were at your own house. I always try to bring a few things from home too just to look at and remind myself that I will see my family soon.

Freshman year was difficult for me to adjust to as im sure it was to others, so hopefully you keep these tips in mind this summer as you prepare for your first year of college! I am excited for you all to start this next chapter, welcome to the beginning of adulthood class of 2023!

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