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Good Stuff to Do: Le Café Français

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Bienvenue, mes amis! As Charles the Great, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, said, “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” Neurologists, language instructors, and bilinguists all agree that the best method in facilitating fluency in any tongue is through constant practice. So then, why not practice...

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The Neuroscience of Effective Study

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Everyone knows that effective study skills are crucial to a successful college experience, but finding ways to study that work can be difficult. Professor Nancy Michael, shares her perspective on the what really works when it comes to studying.

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Top 3 Lecture Hacks

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As a first-year student, regardless of major, you are bound to take lecture classes. In lecture classes, professors present course material to large audiences of students. Although it may seem fairly straightforward, with a large class comes new opportunities and new challenges.

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Advising Attuned to the Music of the Soul

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Dr. Rufus Burnett joined the First Year of Studies advising faculty in August 2016. He and first-year students interested in the blues host the First Year Blues Review, a radio program on WSND 88.9 FM, every Monday from 10:00 PM to midnight.

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Introduction to Critical Thinking Through Intro to Psych

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With 15 years of experience teaching first-year students, he has valuable insight into how new undergraduate students should approach their education at Notre Dame. Although PSY 10000 is a survey of the basic principles of psychology, Prof. Venter hopes the course will be relevant to his students many years in the future....

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Drawn From Life: Daara

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Daara, a class of 2017 alum, talks about his successes and failures throughout his journey to find a job. 

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Top 3 Stress Relievers

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As the first round of exams approaches, it is normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Here are a few tips from Jenna Gehl Jones at the McWell Center to stay healthy— mentally and physically!

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Top 3 Unexpected Study Spaces

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Some students swear by the Hesburgh Library and others by the LaFortune Student Center. You’ll find your own special study spots this semester, but here’s some suggestions to try from sophomores.

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Good Stuff To Do - Peer Advising

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Peer advisors meet with first-year students to provide support from a first-hand perspective. They will be contacting first-years in the month of September.

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Meet the Minor: Portuguese

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Professors Marcio Bahia and Sandra Teixeira discuss the opportunities and benefits open to students who minor in Portuguese.

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ForReal Computer Science and Psychology Major

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Meet Madeline Gent, a Computer Science and Psychology double major! Madeline is part of the Reilly Program at Notre Dame, which allows students to complete two majors: one in the College of Engineering and one in the College of Arts and Letters. This program usually takes five years to complete....

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