The Truth About Business Policy

Surely everyone has heard the horror stories of Business Policy. It’s the capstone for everyone in the Haub School of Business. It’s four credits instead of three, and worst of all….it is a semester long group project.

I officially finished Policy on Wednesday, and since then a lot of people have been asking me if it’s really that bad. And the truth is…yes.

It is a lot of work, it is hard to handle at times, and you will have late nights because of it. Sometimes you may even question your major.

BUT, the feeling of finishing this course is extremely satisfying.

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10 Quick Tips for Finals

As a senior, I have been through the ups and downs, the good grades and the bad, of finals. And believe me, YOU CAN DO IT! You can conquer that final you’ve been dreading all semester.

Here a are a few quick tips to help you study:

  1. Go to as many review sessions as you can. Reviewing past material with your professor or TA can never hurt. They know what they’re talking about and they know what might be on the final exam.
  2. Find a study group. Having a support group is super important.

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It’s Not a Place, It’s a Feeling: Calling Hawk Hill “Home”

After talking with some friends who go to other universities, I’ve realized not everyone calls the place that they live while at school “home.” After one decides he or she will attend Saint Joe’s, it is commonplace to say “SJU will be my home for the next four years.” The concept of home is a complex one because it is not necessarily a place, it is a feeling.

Yesterday, while I was preparing to go back to campus after Thanksgiving break, I told a friend that “I’m going home tomorrow.” I caught myself saying this, and realized that while at my actual home where I grew up,

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For The Love Of Food

This year I started writing for the SJU student newspaper, “The Hawk.” Considering some of my favorite interests are food, health, fitness, and the community, I figured that I would be best suited to write for the lifestyle section. I wrote a few articles about charities, restaurants, and shopping in the city, but my favorite articles are the articles where I share my recipes with the readers. While I always wanted to attempt to branch out and write about something out of the ordinary, part of me felt the need to share all of my recipes and food ideas with the readers.

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The Homestretch

Homestretch

Noun

1. The part of a racecourse between the last turn and the winning post

2. A final stage

Well my fellow Hawks, it’s happened, we’ve reached the homestretch, the final countdown, the end of the beginning whatever you want to call it. The final two weeks of the semester where it’s perfectly acceptable for me to cry hysterically to Adele’s new album (perfect timing by the way, Adele you beautiful land mermaid), catch the sleepy ha ha’s because I’m sleep deprived and will laugh at everything (literally anything and everything) and most importantly,

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Thankful for a Different Bird

This Thanksgiving, as food is splayed out on tables across America, we will say our prayers and count our blessings for all that has happened in the past year, and for the family and friends that surround us. We’ll dive into piles of food, laugh (or bicker) with family, and merriment will be had by all around. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and ultimately– the inevitable turkey, the “bird.”

 

And though I do indeed harbor a fondness for turkey on Thanksgiving, this year, I’m especially grateful for a different bird.

 

As a senior who will be leaving this campus in a mere six months,

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Higher Altitudes and Higher-Order Concerns: A Writing Tutor in Utah

What is a “higher-order concern?” For a writer and a writing tutor like myself, the “HOC” term has become an infamous description of what is considered truly important during a tutoring session – organization, content, and style. On the other hand, grammar, sentence structure, and spelling are grouped together as “lower-order concerns:” things to be dealt with as quickly as possible in order to move on to the really meaty stuff.

But it’s all subjective, right? For many people coming in to the SJU Writing Center, especially for those whose first language is not English,

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Hawks Stand with Paris

On the evening of Friday, November 13, the entire world was shaken by a series of terrorist attacks on France’s capital. As a result, we have seen countless acts of solidarity displayed by countries across the world.

It was impossible to avoid the news on this tragedy. Coverage flooded every social media platform as well as every news outlet. In my apartment, we saw the news on Twitter and immediately turned on the TV to watch CNN while we ate dinner. People of all ages, across the world, were affected by this horrific event, and members of the Saint Joe’s community were no exception.

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CIP Thanksgiving Dinner

Every year, the Center for International Programs (CIP) hosts a Thanksgiving dinner that allows International and American students to come together, mingle, and enjoy a good meal. For many of the students, this is their first American Thanksgiving dinner so they were excited not only to meet new people, but also to celebrate the holiday.

A few months ago the executive boards of the Asian Student Association (ASA), Latino Student Association (LSA), and International Student Association got together to talk about why there was no overlap of students in our general members. We all agreed that we should start working together in order to support each other’s organizations and help increase each other’s membership.

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When You’re a Grandma Living in a College Senior’s Body

I turn 21 in February (yes, I’m young for a senior. I didn’t go to Kindergarten) and all of my friends who’ve been 21 for what feels like forever keep reminding me how I just haaaaave to go out once that day comes. But, can I be honest? I find nothing appealing about going to a hot, loud, crowded room and pretending to dance and make small talk with people for hours at a time and during multiple days of the weekend. Like … just why?

Their rebuttals are varied:

  • When you’re 40,

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