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Being an Iowa City Artist

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Iowa City is like an oasis of art amidst the never-ending farmland that controls the state. Even amongst other cities in Iowa, like Ames, Iowa City stands out in its deep passion for art and artists. This is something I knew nothing about when I first came here my freshman year, but I’m so glad that I happened to choose a place that puts such value in art, and as an artist, that makes it ...

Exams, Essays, And Projects: What I Like And What A Student Sees Most

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Knowing what to expect in college for a workload is probably among the hardest things to guess because it all depends on the classes you are taking in a given semester, but looking at class structure can give you a great idea of what you are getting yourself into. If you know how you like to be assessed, even better! You can create your schedule to be tailored to you and you can prepare yourself ...

I Stayed on Campus Over Thanksgiving Break and Here’s What I Ended Up Doing

Monday, November 28, 2022
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving break and savored the short week with your family because, in just a few short weeks, the fall semester will officially be over, and we’ll all step away from our schoolwork for a month. With the semester I’ve been having, I know I’m ready for some holiday cheer and relaxation with some good books, my hometown friends, and, of course, my cats! While some students ...

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