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  • August 19, 2014 9:10 pm

    Tips for Living With Roommates: Part 2

    And now for part 2 of Tips for Living With Roommates—specifically for the guys. If you want to check out the tips from a girl’s perspective click here!

    I honestly have no idea how the inner workings of a guy’s mind function, but I’m sure you manly men don’t care too much about sharing wardrobes and roomie arts and crafts. So I’ve enlisted one of my friends to give his perspective on the roommate situation, and some tips that the guys will hopefully find more relatable and useful.

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  • August 19, 2014 9:09 pm

    Tips for Living With Roommates: Part 1

    The thought of living with roommates in your college dorm can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. What if they snore? What if I snore? Will we get along? I’ve been there and totally feel you on the worries. I know all about the “research” you’ve probably been doing on Facebook, so here are some tips on living with roommates once you officially meet. And let me assure you that the roommate life is a good life.

    This post comes in two parts. These tips are from my experience; so if you’re a guy and have no interest in girly roommate bonding time, click here for a guy’s perspective!

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  • August 1, 2014 12:53 pm

    One Stop Dorm Shop 2.0

    I heard back from some of my lovely readers that my One Stop Dorm Shop from last year was very helpful in their preparation for Orientation and dorm shopping. I’m so glad to be able to offer some guidance through this exciting (and sometimes stressful) process, so this year I decided to write an addition to the Dorm Shop post.

    If you have questions about the layout of the dorms, I have descriptions and diagrams here on last year’s post. I also have a brief list of things I definitely suggest bringing and stuff you probably won’t need ;)

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  • April 7, 2014 10:56 am

    Eenie Meenie Miney Moe, to Which College Shall I Go?

    Deciding on which college to attend is a difficult decision, trust me, I know. Choosing where you want to spend the next four important years of your life is a very daunting task. My decision process involved a lot of laying face down on the living room floor in indecisiveness. A lot of my friends had already picked what school they wanted to go to, which only added to the pressure. I know a lot of you seniors are getting down to the wire here, so I figured I would share what I learned in hopes to ease your final decision making process. And those of you who are juniors—keep this info in the back of your mind for next year!

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  • March 23, 2014 4:37 pm

    Spring Break: Mother Teresa Style

    This spring break Ave Maria students went out on mission trips to Haiti, Mexico City, Jamaica, and Destin, Florida to do service work. This is the first round of mission trips with the Mother Teresa Project. With launch of the new Mama T Project, we went out to put her teachings into action and follow in her footsteps of giving ourselves in service.

    Today we had a Service Learning retreat, and all the spring break mission groups came to share their stories. I’m finally getting a chance to blog about my spring break experience after catching up on my sleep and homework this week. Along with six other students, I went on the trip up to Destin for Habitat for Humanity. I had never done Habitat for Humanity before, so I was super excited to get to work on a house for someone. After packing up our van (the Holy Roller) we set off on the nine hour drive up to Destin. We met up with students from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of South Florida; they joined our group for the week. That Sunday, we went to Mass together and then hit up the gorgeous beach to relax and play football in the sand.

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  • January 21, 2014 11:59 am

    Small Things With Great Love

    “If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” –Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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  • January 7, 2014 12:49 pm

    Semester Recap

    Happy New Year everyone! Currently I am buried under almost two feet of snow, so I figured now would be a good time to mentally head back to sunny Florida and reflect on my favorite parts of the fall semester.

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  • October 15, 2013 4:43 pm

    A Birthday, A Victory, A Consecration

    This past weekend we celebrated Ave Maria’s 10th anniversary on campus. It was a very busy, exciting weekend full of great activities.

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  • September 16, 2013 3:55 pm

    Sophomore Status

    Now that I have two weeks of classes under my belt, I think I can finally take a quick breather. This year my schedule is definitely packed—but in a good way!

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  • August 28, 2013 6:32 pm


    When I signed up to do O-Team at the end of the semester last year, I thought that it was just going to be like “Here’s your t-shirt, let’s move the freshmen in!” (more or less). I didn’t realize how much planning and work the O-Team did for my orientation last year, and now that I’m experiencing it first hand, I definitely am grateful. Working with my fellow O-Team members has been a blast and I can’t wait to meet the freshmen and get them through this orientation weekend!

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