Saturday, November 20, 2010

Relax! You're in College

College is supposed to be the best time of your life, right? Yes, it is. At Indiana University, you can discover who you want to be, make great friends, and take great classes. So whatever you are going through, just know that it's almost over. Things are never as bad as they seem. And once it's over, you'll be wondering why you made it a big deal anyway. There are only a few more weeks left, so give it your all. Just don't overdo it. Staying up all night cramming for tests and writing papers is not the way to go. Time management skills are important, but most people don't have them. The residence halls make bulletin boards on the importance of maintaining your sanity during crucial study weeks.

Here are some tips that should be obvious, but...

1. Get 7-8 hours of sleep
2. Take a break from studying
3. Learn to relax and not stress out
4.Set realistic expectations for yourself
5. Things are so much more fun with friends
6. Stay organized and develop great time management skills
7. Eat! (Even if it's not balanced food is important.)
8.  Worst case scenario: You do poorly and need to work harder next time

Don't sacrifice your health for a test or paper. It's not worth it. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break.  Honestly, this semester is going to look like roses compared to what is in store for finals! So don't have a cow!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hoosier Cafe Provides Late Night Treats

Are you tired of fast food places late into the night?  Well, when Jimmy John's no longer satisfy you then stop by the Hoosier Cafe.  The Hoosier Cafe is located in Wright Quad Residence Hall.  They have a variety of items to satisfy your late night needs.

They can provide your household and grocery needs.  Do you need laundry detergent?  They have it!  Do you need a gourmet vegetarian frozen dinner?  Yes, they have that too.

Hoosier Cafe is open until midnight.  The best thing about it is that you can us your meal points.  You can use them even to get Listerine or laundry softner.  So if you find yourself studying late at the library, run on over to the Hoosier Cafe. 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mathers Museum of Culture

The best kept secret in Bloomington is the Mathers Museum.  If you love culture and art then please go!  It has the best of both worlds.  Our class took a field trip to the museum to get ideas for our presentations on textile history.  We got a chance to get up close with textiles that were hundreds of years old. 

The Mathers Museum has a variety of artifacts such as textiles, currency, photographs, and so much more.  My favorite was the African currency exhibit.  It was so great getting to see what was considered currency in african culture.  Many things were considered valuable using the bartering system.  The main item traded was jewelry.  Since Africa has some of the most beautiful jewelry I've ever seen, I was not surprised.


If you are interested in volunteering at the Mathers Museum then do not hesitate to contact them.  You can contact them directly through their website at or read about volunteer positions here. They always welcome volunteers and it would look good on your resume!