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morganackley

Morgan has a never ending love for writing. Majoring in English Literature and minoring in Spanish Language, she hopes to one day publish a novel and interpret Spanish. Often she can be found daydreaming about traveling, mentally brainstorming ideas for her work-in-progress novel, and longboarding on chilly mornings.

After finally coming to terms with the fact that college tuition is expensive, the last thing anyone wants to hear is it will take a shift upward. But before tossing in the towel, think for a minute about what that money buys. For Boise State, money will buy more full-time faculty, which means more classes for students. The bottleneck students are currently facing toward getting into upper-division classes will be reduced. The current issue is there simply is not enough staff to teach these courses due to lack of funds, so the tuition hike will address this issue. In response ...

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Too often students come to college with the mindset of, “I’m just here to get a degree.” But there is a problem with that. Even with a degree it is still tough to find a job in the real-world job market. So, basing the decision to attend college on just getting a degree seems a bit too limiting. What then does it mean to be university educated? Does it mean having a nice paper diploma to hang on the wall for later reference if anyone asks? Or could there be something embedded deeper into that piece of paper, something not ...

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It is difficult not to notice construction signs, especially when they are just outside the classroom. The construction going on inside the Math and Geoscience Building is distracting. What is the big deal with the project anyway? Why could it not have been done when students are not in class trying to learn? But it seems this project is more important than meets the eye. From the outside, it seems as though this is a small project, but it is actually larger than it appears to be. What is being done on the inside involves expanding and remodeling. The construction ...

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It is rare that students pay for college out of pocket. It is almost laughable to think that it is even a possibility with the continual rise of college tuition. It comes as no surprise that 88 percent of students at Boise State are currently receiving some type of aid. This means more then half of the students here will likely leave school with debt to pay off. Even with the help of their degree, students face a challenge. Almost any student can receive some kind of federal aid, whether it is grants or loans, thanks to the FAFSA. The ...

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For the last couple of weeks stores and advertisements have made everyone aware of the quickly approaching Valentine’s Day. This holiday has many mixed feelings surrounding it, ranging from date nights, and celebrations to anti-valentine’s day parties, and Single Awareness Day. There are plenty of traditional items to get a woman for Valentine’s Day;—roses and chocolate are on sale, and are easy to find. But one problem many face is what to get a guy that he would equally enjoy. It seems perfectly acceptable for girls to expect to be surprised with gifts and date night plans. However, it is almost ...

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For some students, hearing the term math may spark an unpleasant memory; a night beating their heads against the textbook or allowing the dog to eat the homework. For others, math may not be a big deal or even sound fun. This may have something to do with being left-brained or right-brained. Maybe that is not exactly the case. Maybe partly the reason for math being such an irritant for some and a relief for others is the way math is taught. Boise State has adopted a less traditional and more technological approach to math learning with programs such as ...

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