February Q: What is your favorite food to eat/snack on when you are stressed out?

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This year we’ve launched a monthly question feature, where our bloggers respond to questions from current high school students. Our February question is: What is your favorite food to eat/snack on when you are stressed out?

Dralandra (Augsburg): My favorite food is pasta – shrimp alfredo, but when I am stressed, I love to eat cheetos or doughnuts!

Lulu (U of MN – TC): I absolutely love to snack! I’d have to go with either dill pickles or ice cream.

Ariana (U of MN – Duluth): Sour patch kids and pringles.

Natalie (Concordia): When I’m stressed out about my personal life and health, I eat entire boxes of Cascadian Farm Oats and Honey granola. When I’m stressed out about school, I tend to eat a lot of cheese based snacks: Cheeze-Its, Goldfish crackers, cheddar popcorn, etc.

Lucillia (St. Thomas): When I’m stressed out, I love a good Smucker’s pre-made PB&J sandwich!

Maddi (Cal-Berkeley): If I’m feeling healthy, carrots and apples with peanut butter. If I’m feeling normal, a grilled mac and cheese sandwich, or tacos.

Alia (MCTC): I don’t eat when I’m stressed, otherwise, I eat chicken of all kinds.

Ellie (McGill): When I am stressed out I make tea and dunk WAY too many tea cookies in it!

 

January Q: What do you think are the biggest misconceptions about college for high school students?

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This year we’ve launched a monthly question feature, where our bloggers respond to questions from current high school students. Our January question is: What do you think are the biggest misconceptions about college for high school students?

Maddi (Cal-Berkeley): The biggest misconception is that everyone drinks or parties and that a social stigma exists surrounding those who don’t go crazy; the party scene can be a lot more controlled and is definitely a choice.

Julie (U of MN – TC):  College will be easy. (It isn’t impossble! But it’s also hard work!)

Ariana (UMN Duluth):  That everyone likes to party and you have to drink otherwise it’s not a fun time. But now I think it’s the kind of people who you spend your time with… Get to know people that can have a good time all the time, without drinking.

Ellie (McGill):   That making friends will be difficult like it might have been in high school. Being in college gives so many opportunities to meet people, your friends will find you. Trust me.

November Q: What do you miss most about being a High School student?

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This year we’ve launched a monthly question feature, where our bloggers respond to questions from current high school students. Our November question is: What do you miss most about being a High School student?

Julie (U of MN – TC): Being surrounded by a close group of friends.

Lydia (MCAD): The ability to miss a class if you are ill and being able to make it up the next day. There is a zero absence policy at MCAD.

Ariana (UMN Duluth): I miss not having to do so much work. And being debt free!

Alia (MCTC): What I miss most from high school is having a school locker. There are lockers at my college, but not everyone gets one and they are super small. I miss having a locker to put my stuff in.

Maddi (Cal-Berkeley): The free time to do leisure activities; painting, working out, reading for pleasure etc.

Lucillia (St. Thomas): The thing I miss most about being a high school student is the amount of responsibility. Now that I am in college as an adult, I have many more responsibilities and sometimes it is too much.

October Q: What is your favorite non-class activity/event/club so far in your college career and what did you like so much about it?

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This year we’ve launched a monthly question feature, where our bloggers respond to questions from current high school students. Our October question is: What is your favorite non-class activity/event/club so far in your college career and what did you like so much about it?

Julie (U of MN – TC): The Hmong Minnesota Student Association Club because I will be an actor in one of their biggest events this year, Heritage Day! I can’t wait to act!

Maddi (Cal-Berkeley): I joined the Berkeley quidditch team the second week of school and it was the best decision I’ve made so far. It’s so fun not only because it incorporates Harry Potter and it is an actual workout, but the team atmosphere and the players are the type of people I get along best with

Ellie (McGill): I’m on the Varsity Track and Field team here at McGill so that’s definitely my favorite! I have made some great friends who love to run as much as I do, and I’ve becomes a much better competitor as well. Another big plus is that it keeps me in shape.

Alia (MCTC): I’m a co-leader of the writing club at my school and we have had awesome turn outs and really interesting people come to our meetings. We have students write from a prompt we provide and then they share their writing with the group. I enjoy being a co-leader because I get to decide stuff and make colorful crazy posters. We’re having a halloween party soon, the school gives us money to do this kind of stuff and it’s going to be so awesome.

Lucillia (St. Thomas): My favorite non-class activity so far would have to be Art club. Before I came to college, I was never really interested in art, but after going to a couple of meetings with my friend, I really began to really enjoy it! Though I am terrible at painting, I look forward to going each week!

Natalie (Concordia): I founded a Feminism Club on campus and it has been such a wonderful experience.  It has been so inspiring to hear messages from people who don’t know much about feminism thanking us for creating a safe space to learn about equality.

September Q: What are you doing differently during your second year out of high school?

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This year we’ve launched a monthly question feature, where our bloggers respond to questions from current high school students. Our September question is: What are you doing differently during your second year out of high school?

Alia (MCTC): Waiting to buy my text books until I’ve had my classes for at least a week. Last year I ended up not even using some text books and was out the money!

Ariana (UMN Duluth): I plan on spending my time more efficiently and setting monthly personal and academic goals for myself.

Natalie (Concordia University Moorhead): Managing my time better, as well as trying to work out more!

Guanani (Reed College): This year I will advocate for myself more and let people know if they’re making me uncomfortable or offended.

Cara (UMN Twin Cities): I still plan to join clubs at my school, but I’m not going to over-commit myself so I have enough time to study.