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Edmonds: Friends can still be made as an upperclassmen

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist April 21, 2017

After New Student Orientation, making new friends can be daunting, but people are much friendlier than we often realize. Winding up a junior or senior without a solid group of friends isn’t a failure,...

Edmonds: Parents need to give students space

McCoy Edmonds, Staff writer April 14, 2017

College for many is a time of increased independence and self-reliance. An education with less structure in a new space and away from parents.  And yet, for some, the parents never really leave. They...

Edmonds: How to fight the urge to procrastinate

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer April 7, 2017

Procrastination haunts all but the most elite of us. It is persistent, seductive and easy. But it’s also a choice and it’s not one that has to be made. Battling procrastination is not for the weak...

Edmonds: The value of poetry to non-poets

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer March 31, 2017

For a long time, poetry seemed dumb and confusing. Every poem we read in my high school English class had some sort of deeper meaning I missed. But the lack of punctuation and grammar involved in writing...

Edmonds: How to navigate breakups

McCoy Edmonds, Staff Writer March 24, 2017

College is one of the best times to form relationships and start dating someone, but for many students this is a relatively new part of their life. Thus, breaking up can be a very difficult experience....

Edmonds: When helping, listen, then speak

McCoy Edmonds, Columnist March 3, 2017

Confessions are difficult, both for the speaker and the listener. It can be great to get something off their chest but it can be hard as a listener to know how to respond. Confessions can be heavy. They...

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