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True College Experience

True College Experience

Terry Lee III December 16, 2021

Illustration by Tiffani Nelson When I graduated high school I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do in life, but I knew that I wanted a bachelor’s degree. I thought about a couple of different...

The Transfer Experience at Kent State

The Transfer Experience at Kent State

Sarah McGinnis December 24, 2020

Illustration by Samantha Schaffer When I was 18, I did not know what I wanted to do with my life. I did not have a career plan, let alone a college plan. So like millions of other people, I decided...

Grow Through What You Go Through: College Edition

Grow Through What You Go Through: College Edition

Lillianna Difini October 5, 2020

Illustration by Alyssa MaziarzPhotos by Hayley Vitale August: A month filled with back-to-school advertisements, goals for the new school year and an abundance of brand-new school supplies. The month...

Dear Past Self,

Dear Past Self,

Lillianna Difini June 1, 2020

Writing for The Burr Magazine has truly been an amazing opportunity that I encourage for all students regardless of their past writing experience. I first heard about The Burr from a friend who was involved...

Illustration by Alyssa Maziarz

Quarantined: 7 Ways College Students Can Tame Your Boredom

Jacqueline Flickinger April 8, 2020

Self-care Now is more perfect than ever to work on that one pesky thing you know you’re supposed to be working on, but just haven’t had the time or motivation. I’m talking about your own well-being....

Illustration by Alice Leach

A Broad Perspective

Lillianna Difini March 24, 2020

Illustration by Alice Leach With mounting pressure towards the end of the semester, it is no doubt that students feel overwhelmed by their courses and pressured to finish the semester in great academic...

Surviving the Middle of the Semester: Tips for Organization, Studying and Self-care

Surviving the Middle of the Semester: Tips for Organization, Studying and Self-care

Lillianna Difini March 5, 2020

As many college students are aware, course loads in the spring semester tend to increase in volume much sooner than most people realize. The start of the spring semester begins slowly and reintroduces...

12 Common College Courtesies You Need To Have As a Roommate  

12 Common College Courtesies You Need To Have As a Roommate 

Jacqueline Flickinger March 4, 2020

Illustration by Elliot Burr Do your dishes This should be common sense. However, some students just can’t muster up the energy to clean their own plates. No one wants to come home to a pile of...

Evaluating Productivity & Making for Meaningful Study

Evaluating Productivity & Making for Meaningful Study

Emma Andrus February 12, 2020

Illustration by Drew Donovan I’ve never been one to exercise the most consistent study habits. I don’t create calendars reminding me to keep to a particular schedule. I don’t have any “tried...

A Lesson in Accidental Minimalism

A Lesson in Accidental Minimalism

Emma Andrus January 31, 2020

If there is one thing my first semester of college has taught me, it’s the valuable lesson of “less is more.”  I first came to campus bright-eyed and seemingly unprepared, and I noticed...

Responding to a Daunting College Inquiry

Responding to a Daunting College Inquiry

Lillianna Difini January 25, 2020

Every student has been asked the same daunting question before, regardless of whether they are an incoming college freshman or a third-year student coming back home to visit family members on a holiday...

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