It's no secret most people on this planet aren't fond of speaking in public. Anytime a presentation is assigned, people start freaking out. Why? Speaking in front of people qualifies as a pressure situation. When you prepare something, you want it to go as planned. In practice, it's okay to mess up because no one is watching. However, speaking in public puts fears of people either not liking what you prepared, you messing up, or both. How do you get around this? Practice. I used to be nervous to speak in front of people, but you would never know that...
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Thursday night was the USciences Olympics Closing Ceremony. This wrapped up the two months of events the Spirit Committee hosted. Events ranged from dodge-ball and ping pong to archery and trivia night! The organizations earned a combined total of over $3,000 from all their medal winnings! This year we had a first-time tie for the overall gold medal winner! Alpha Phi Omega and Phi Kappa Psi earned the same amount of points during our Olympic season and were our Gold Medal winners! Then Alpha Sigma Tau came in 3rd place with the Bronze Medal. It's a fun time for all...
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As you progress further into your education and major at Usciences, the course work gets harder, but so do the expectations outside of school. Students have to face rotations, internships, and the worry of being able to get a job when you graduate. USci is constantly having different presentations and programs to help answer your questions and alleviate the stress. There are some presentations from students who have graduated and were in our position, or students that are older than us that have gone through what we are going through and are willing to help. Also, there are always emails...
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If anyone is looking for a great credit card designed specifically for students, I would recommend the Discover It card. It offers features such as 1% cash back on all purchases, 5% cash back on some purchases, and no annual fees. Also, they do text and email reminders when your statement is up and when your bill is due, and they have the best customer service. It is fast and based in America. If you refer someone else to get the card, you each get 50 dollars cash back. I have been a member for a while now and they...
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Spring break is finally here. After classes Friday, we will be free for one week. Some students choose to do an alternative spring break that USciences offers. The alternative spring break is a program where students choose to spend their spring break working with community organizations and learning about a specific social issue. The theme for this year is Aging and Older Adults in Philadelphia. Over the course of the week the group of students will visit with a variety of non-profit organizations working to support senior citizens in Philadelphia and advocate for the needs of older adults in the...
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The sixth annual USciences Olympics will come to a close tonight. Every year, Usciences holds USciences Olympics which is an opportunity for student organizations or formed teams to participate in 13 competitions over 45 days. Some examples of the activities are rifle shooting, trivial pursuit, soccer, Frisbee, and more. Each event is concluded with the presentation of Gold ($100), Silver ($75), and Bronze ($50) Awards to the top three finishers. This prize money goes toward each team’s respective organization. The overall gold medal team gets announced tonight and gets year long recognition until the next Olympics.
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This week at USci and all over was eating disorder awareness week. USci had many events to commemorate this week and bring awareness to the cause. There was mirrorless Monday where students were challenged to go all day without looking in mirror (mirrors around campus were covered up by paper), on Tuesday there was a jean donation for charity, Wednesday there was an exhibit of artwork done by women in recovery from eating disorders, and Thursday there will be a breaking the stigma event where students share negative experiences they have had and collectively the student body will break the...
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Some people have disagreed with the thought that exercise is emotional, but I can tell you from my experience, from the observation of others, and, most importantly, science that exercise does certainly have an emotional component. Think about a sport you watched recently. When the athlete scored what did he do? He ran around and celebrated. He showed emotion. If you ever have watched the meatheads in the gym (or are a meathead, be proud) get a new max, there's definitely emotion there. Even without the competition of another team or a lifting partner (or 7), think about the last...
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Occupational therapists often work with patients with various diagnoses that may present a complication in the upper extremity. The OT can help these patients by forming a custom splint for their individual needs and disability. Last week we finally got the oppurtunity to make 4 different splints! We were all very excited to learn how to make them. Through some trials working with the material below are some of the results!
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You may have seen articles about some Americans not knowing the Earth revolves around the sun (or you may just not know it, sorry for that surprise). So, me being the college student I am, immediately found the study. It was a survey done. I thought it would be fun to take the survey and want to give you the same chance. Here are some of the questions everyone was asked (I paraphrased): Is the center of the Earth hot? Yes or no Have the continents been moving away from each other and will they continue doing such? Yes or...
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