Posts By: Shannon K. Auringer

2014’s tips for better success with resolutions

Five, four, three, two, one . . . HAPPY NEW YEAR! Auld Lang Syne blares through the air while partygoers kiss and hug their way around the room. This is the moment where everyone is a friend and bygones become bygones. It is the first day of a new year and a clean slate; anything is possible…. Read more »

Ways to cut consumerism this Christmas

As the month of December starts to poke its toes quietly around the corner, the reality of Christmas is quickly closing in. With this comes the tantalizing tickle of childhood memories of eggnog, gingerbread cookies, and presents. Most of us remember vividly how hard it was to concentrate in school as Dec. 24 drew nearer…. Read more »

Power-stance your way to success

The door looms tall and foreboding in front of you, your fingers loosely touching the cold metal knob, while you draw in a quick deep breath before turning the handle. You’re not asking for much, just a week off at Christmas, so you can fly home to see your family. He’s totally going to see… Read more »

Taking the stress out of stress

You have a paper due for each class, every spare moment is spent studying for the upcoming midterms, your significant other has been texting you madly about not spending enough time together, and your parents keep calling you to ask why you haven’t called. You don’t even have enough energy left to think about final… Read more »

Welcome to the world of cash

“Cash or debit?” was the question of the moment as the mouth-watering aroma of baked cheese and pepperoni tickled seductively at your salivary glands. The dinner of champions—well, students anyways—is at your door and only moments from your hungry belly. “Debit please,” you answer, taking hold of the POS machine, like so many times this… Read more »

Mr. Sandman and the hippocampus

Your eyes snap open and you feel an immediate rush of adrenaline surge through your body like a misguided thunderbolt. “How long have I been asleep?” you think to yourself. As you glance around your bed, still groggy and unable to focus on anything too far away, you notice how little of your comforter is exposed… Read more »