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“Sun Rays and Snow Days” by Carly Patent

Hi everybody! Carly Patent, here, reporting live from the University of Delaware campus right here in Newark. As anyone who has left their dorm in the past couple weeks knows, we’ve been having some crazy weather lately, and word on the street is that it’s only going to get crazier. From sunny days in the high seventies to flurries in the mid-teens, I’ve got your winter weather report so that you’ll never have to worry again about when to rock the snow boots and when to break out the flip flops—stay tuned!

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“Home” by Alyssa Schiff

University of Delaware’s almost-two month Winter Break sounds, at first, like a blessing. Two months of hanging out at home with old friends, seeing much-missed family, and maybe picking up a job on the side. At the beginning, yes, the break is great, especially being able to come home a little earlier than others. But as soon as friends begin heading back to school, each day starts to seem longer and more drab than the last. No school work to do, no friends to see, family members might have work during the day, and siblings may have school still. I found myself deciding to binge-watch shows I had previously never had an interest in, or attempting to read books that I would probably never finish, just to have something to do. I offered to drive my sister everywhere just to have the opportunity to do something. In group chats with friends from school we would all share our unproductive days and how excited we were to have homework again to fill our days. I felt like I just needed to leave. I needed to go back to school and get out of the hometown, a place that I’ve always loved, which was a new feeling for me. Continue reading

“Time” by Shannon Murphy

A few months ago I heard something really inspiring during, of all places, a TV commercial:

Time is infinite and yet we’re always running out of it.”

It’s quite a paradox. Time is perhaps the only thing that is guaranteed to go on, and yet we constantly feel as though we never have enough of it. It is inevitable, unchanging. No refunds, no returns, no exchanges. Continue reading

“The Mini Gap Year” by Ben Aghajanian

Now that the second semester has started, people have begun the search for summer jobs. I’ve already submitted a couple applications myself–one to a resort in Cape Cod and another to an ice cream shop in my hometown. With either job, I’ll make a suitable amount of money to last me for another year whilst I enjoy the sweet repose that summer has to offer. No academics, minimal commitments, sunshine, beach sports, books, hammocks, shorts and sandals, and the vivacity of a slight sunburn.

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“UDHP’s Key to Success: Small Class Sizes” by Amanda Langell

After a relatively domestic winter break, I am happy to return to UD and begin the new semester. Although I love hanging out with my family and binge watching new TV shows, I prefer to get back into a routine. However, with five major courses on my schedule this spring and an order of 25 textbooks, this semester seemed more daunting than others. The night before the first day of classes my eyes were locked on the clock for lifetimes, watching the minutes tick up, recycle, and then start again. Suddenly, the 1 I had been staring at morphed into a 7 and the dreaded iPhone alarm signaled my necessary departure from my sheets. Nothing is ever as bad you think it will be. Nothing is ever as bad as you think it will be.

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