August 15, 2013

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Helpful resources @ WPI

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Some of the great assets of WPI are the multiple resources that it offers. These were key elements for me to succeed during my freshman year. WPI offers a variety of personal and academic resources you should take advantage of; here are some of my favorites: Your insight group My CA, FA and RA were […]

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August 14, 2013

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Top 10 things you don’t want to miss during NSO!

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Top 10 things you don’t want to miss during NSO!

New Student Orientation is almost here!!! I’m sure the anticipation and excitement is building every day that NSO gets closer! There is so much to do during NSO that you may find it tough to choose what you want to do. Here is a helpful guide to find some of the best parts of NSO […]

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August 8, 2013

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Goodbye High School – Hello Responsibility

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Congrats you did it, you graduated High School! You finished the required classes, made it through the regimented school day, and hopefully didn’t get in too much trouble. Lucky for you, you get to spend the next 4 years taking even harder classes, doing more homework, and redefining who you are! And on top of […]

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August 6, 2013

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What’s Up This Weekend?

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Everyone knows that WPI has an intensive course load.  However, many of the students here take it a bit easier on the weekends, subscribing to a “work hard, play hard” mentality.  Here’s a quick breakdown of a few popular weekend activities. First and foremost, many extracurricular clubs have events on the weekends.  Attendance at WPI’s […]

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August 4, 2013

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The Campus Center

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The Campus Center, located at the heart of campus, is one of my most favorite places on campus! Here’s my top 8 reasons why! 1)   It’s the home of Dunkin Donuts. Enough said. 2)   It’s where you can find people! Clubs and organizations always table-sit on the main floor of the building, so it’s a […]

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August 1, 2013

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10 Things To Do During Your First Week!

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Your first week at WPI is a whirlwind of activities, meeting new people, and getting acquainted with campus. Check out these top 10 things to do to make your first week ever better! 1. Run through the fountain! Running through the fountain in the center of campus is an essential part of becoming a WPI […]

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August 1, 2013

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Student Activities Fair – More than 200 clubs waiting for you..!

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When I first toured WPI, I remembered how my Crimson Key (tour guide) told me there were more than 200 different clubs on campus. I thought he was exaggerating but found it to be true after my visit to the Student Activities Fair during NSO. During New Student Orientation your CA will encourage you to […]

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July 31, 2013

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Class Concerns – No Worries People!

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It seems like forever ago that I was sitting on my computer, navigating through the mystery that is the WPI Designs website trying to pick my classes for my first semester. By now, you guys are past that point and your schedules, aside from a few minor kinks and maybe a waitlisted class or two, […]

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July 31, 2013

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Roommates!

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Roommates!

So you finally have your roommates and your room assignments!? For me, this was the moment that made college seem like it was actually happening. Knowing where I would live and who I would live with just made it seem real. It also completely amped up my anticipation and excitement for New Student Orientation, which […]

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July 30, 2013

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My Top 5 Places On Campus!

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I am an incoming Sophomore and I am so jealous of all you incoming Freshmen. Make the most of your freshmen year it’s a blast! These are the 5 places on campus that I couldn’t live without. The Quad: It has just been newly refurbished and is the heart of our campus! It is great […]

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July 27, 2013

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“To Bring or Not to Bring”: Packing For College

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Having some conflicts about what to pack for college? Here’s a list of some essential and some not so essential items that I’ve compiled based off of fellow WPI student’s freshmen year experiences. Please note, there are definitely more things to bring that aren’t on this list, but these are just unique or essential items […]

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July 25, 2013

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The Insider’s Guide to Life at WPI

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So you’re practically on your way to WPI.  What should you expect during your time here?  Here are some pro tips from an incoming senior. Expect a new level of freedom.  Mom and Dad aren’t around to remind you to do homework, eat your vegetables, or get enough sleep.  But, to misquote Uncle Ben, “With […]

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July 24, 2013

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Join the Community! Clubs and Organizations at WPI

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Join the Community! Clubs and Organizations at WPI

It couldn’t be easier to get involved in the WPI Community! With over 200 clubs and organizations on campus (I am not exaggerating!) it is almost impossible not to find something you want to be involved in! From theater to club sports to greek life to multicultural groups, we’ve really got everything. One of the […]

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July 23, 2013

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Do you feel ready for MOVE – IN day?

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Are you excited to move in to your residence hall? Are you pumped up to meet the people on your floor? Well, if your answer is YES then you are ready to move in!! Most people think that getting ready for college is about buying the items found in the college checklist of Bed Bath […]

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July 22, 2013

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Navigating the Bricks – Finding your way around campus

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Navigating the Bricks – Finding your way around campus

You may be worried about finding your way around campus when you first get here. Here are some helpful tips to help you distinguish between the brick buildings on our very compact campus. First tip – don’t worry too much! The other 1,000 kids in your class won’t know the campus any better than you […]

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July 19, 2013

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Red Polos, White Visors, and More – Your Insight Team

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Red Polos, White Visors, and More  – Your Insight Team

Are you excited for New Student Orientation!?! With about a month left until you officially move in and begin Orientation, it might help to get to know your Insight Team. All first year students are a part of an Insight Team. Your team is made up of a Community Advisor (CA), a Resident Advisor (RA), […]

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July 18, 2013

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Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad!

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Saying Goodbye to Mom and Dad!

That moment when you turn around and your parents are gone, and you’re officially a college student is huge.  Even three years later, as I’m about to enter my senior year, I can still remember my freshman move-in day.  The moment when my parents left was a scene worthy of an over-dramatic movie. It was […]

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