Unfortunately, final exams are, once again, around the corner. If you’re new to final exams in the college setting, here’s a quick overview:
Final exams do not take place during the normal class times; there is a set date and time for each class that has a final exam.
Previously, the last day of the semester ended on a Tuesday and Reading Day would follow (basically “study day” for students). Final exams would begin on Thursday. ASU has taken a different approach this year: the last day of classes is a Friday (December 6th) and, instead of Reading Day, the weekend has been designated as “study days.” Final examinations will begin on Monday this semester and will run to the end of the week.
Sometimes students who transition into college find that, for the most part, college is pretty similar to high school. Their study methods and work ethic don’t need major adjustments and life at college seems to fit perfectly with how they’ve lived in the past. For others, the transition can mean changing some former habits that worked back in high school, but aren’t really the best for college. What are some of these adjustments that students find they really had to make in the first semester of college? Alex and Kaitlin share some of the biggest adjustments they’ve made this year when getting situated here at college. Continue reading →
We all give to our families, friends, and loved ones every year, but the fact of the matter is, there are a lot of people out there who actually need things, instead of just want them. Bill and Melinda Gates helped create a new day this holiday season, Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is on December 3rd, the Tuesday following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, and it’s all about giving back in an effort to create a better world.Continue reading →
I met with the owner of Phoenix Photo Lab a couple weeks ago, and he’s got quite the story. Phoenix Photo Lab used to be called Colormark, and the store was started back in the 1960s…when most of our parents were born. Colormark closed down in 2011 due to the economy and the owner passing away. The new owner, Dieter Schaefer, has always had a passion for art, imaging, photography, and anything to do with images in general. He bought the store and opened up Phoenix Photo Lab in the summer of 2012. So far, it’s been a great success, which is awesome to hear. Continue reading →
College is definitely a huge adjustment. There is no way to deny that. But what are some of the biggest adjustments you should expect to make when going to college? Not all colleges are the same, but our lovely trio would like to share what have been some of their biggest adjustments to college life here at Arizona State University. Continue reading →
Feet: half way off the ledge of the 108th story, looking out I can see as far as the fuzzy purple mountains on the hazy horizon probably dozens of miles away. I can see the resorts that pepper the Las Vegas strip like they were tiny play things. Cars pace along like insects far below.
As we sit back this month to think about what we are thankful for, take a moment to observe all that is around you. That chair you sit in, the shelter that is over your head, that snack waiting for you in your backpack, and the clean drinking water that is in your water bottle. What many of us don’t realize on a day-to-day basis is how easily these things come to us. As students, we carry on our way from class to class and then head home, not thinking about the simple things that actually make up our day. Continue reading →
‘Tis the season to bombard the community with gratitude. As the semester winds down and finals loom menacingly in the near future, I’ve been trying extra hard to count my blessings and express gratitude for this wonderful school of ours. Continue reading →
There have been many things I’ve been grateful for throughout my life. I want to highlight just one of those, however, which is my roommate Juan. Both of us attended the same high school and met as freshman back in Fall 2008, so we’ve truly known each other for quite a while. I would like to dedicate this post to our friendship. Continue reading →