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The Booty Shakin’ Electric Factory Festival Experience

This last Saturday, 5/6/17, I attended the SOLD OUT outdoor festival at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia. A mere 6 months ago this festival wasn’t even scheduled to happen. By sheer happenstance 2 different tours were going to be in Philadelphia around the same time, Devin Townsend Project + Gojira + Opeth and Russian Circles + Eagles of Death Metal + Mastodon. Because all of the bands are friends and have mutual fan bases they decided to combine the 2 shows into 1 big festival at the Electric Factory. 6 bands, 8 hours of music, 1 stage, SOLD OUT.

This was my experience….

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Courtesy of Nick Lang

 

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It’s Finals Season: How and when do I study?

Many colleges and universities are two weeks, or so, away from final exams. This can be the most stressful time for a student, especially one who might be completing 12-15 credit hours per semester. Not to mention, they could be working a part-time job or interning at some establishment.

So what do you do?

How and when do you study?

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Coming Out Of Your Comfort Zone: The Struggle is Real

As the title suggests, coming out of one’s comfort zone is perhaps one of the most nerve-racking things he or she can do. However, it does not have to be this way.

For self-disclosure, I am not the most social person. Many times I shy away from anything that I feel “forces” me to be around people, but since I am going to be in the communications world, I understand that I have to break out of my shyness and become a great communicator. You can take baby steps to combat the “shyness routine”, such as talking to someone at school or work that you might not normally communicate with. Broadening our horizons is the best thing that we can do because it is always an advantage for you to receive different perspectives. Continue reading


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Spring: Break-Away From the Norm

Spring break is upon the campus of Rowan University-note much of the inactivity around campus- but there is plenty to do in New Jersey or wherever your home is if you cannot afford to go down to Florida or climb aboard a pleasure cruise.

Unfortunately, for some people, snow appears to be in the forecast this week. However, the snow can work to your advantage. So long as you are not in the workforce, the snow might keep you indoors, meaning that you can get ahead of your peers by studying. I know it does not sound glamorous, but what else do you have to do? This is a great opportunity if you were not satisfied with your classroom performance in the first half of the semester. If studying and getting ahead is not “your thing”, you can go outside and have a snowball fight, just like you used to when you were a child. Having a snowball fight or even playing a football game in the elements is always fun, no matter your age.

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I rarely ever get sick. Do you want to know why?

We are well into cold and flu season and you might be thinking that if you haven’t had your flu shot yet, trouble is on the horizon.

However, I am here to tell you that I have never had a flu shot in my lifetime, and I have never been very sick. Nor do I catch the common cold as much as I have in the past. This could be a coincidence, but I refuse to believe that my lifestyle has nothing to do with this. Overall, I am quite consistent in keeping clean, especially using hand sanitizer. Continue reading


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Oh, Baby: How to handle a new “bundle of joy” when you’re the aunt or uncle.

After what seemed like an eternity, my very first nephew was born on Thursday evening.

Baby Dylan Nicholas is seven lbs., seven ounces and healthy, which makes myself and my sister very happy. Although, I have a four year-old niece, Briella at home, sometimes I forget how I used to help my sister and family take care of her. So, I thought that writing about how to help take care of a baby from the aunt or uncle’s point-of-view, was a good topic Continue reading