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Author: James Greco

James Greco

Philanthropy on Campus

February 24, 2020

I had heard about Dance Marathon (DM) during my first few weeks on campus but didn’t really know what it was. As I began pledging my fraternity, one of my brothers encouraged me to attend a DM information session. There, I realized that DM was exactly what I was looking for.

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James Greco

Home for the Holidays

January 03, 2020

One of my favorite things to pack is my reindeer onesie, which I wear around my apartment all the time, to socials, and even to class sometimes. I’m not exactly sure how much my professors like it, but at least I’m warm in class.

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My Favorite Organization on Campus

November 13, 2019

As an incoming freshman attending a large university and living in an apartment off-campus, I knew that I needed to get involved early so that I was not at a disadvantage and could be proactive in meeting new people, creating my network, and building my resume.

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Staying on Top of Your Classes

December 04, 2018

It isn’t over until it’s over. If there is one thing I have learned after my year and a half of being a college student, it’s that there is definitely no room for procrastination. It is imperative to stay on top of your classes so that you do not have to play catch up two nights before an exam or the night of.

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To Rush or Not to Rush...

February 28, 2018

Choosing to rush a fraternity last semester was one of the best decisions I have ever made. However, I didn’t always want to rush or pledge a fraternity. My original thoughts were that Greek life might not be for me. Going into college and my fall semester, I was reluctant because of the stereotypical stories you hear about fraternities as well as the recent tragedies that have been all over the news.

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Treating Each Semester Like a New Year

February 15, 2018

Every new year is a new beginning, a fresh start. The same applies to a new semester. Every semester is a fresh slate for you to improve on study habits, your grades, your involvement, and so much more. Just as New Year’s Resolutions are easy to shy away from after a few weeks into the year, so too are new semester resolutions. However, all you need is a little discipline to ensure you don’t make the same mistakes that you did the previous semester. Before the semester started, I wrote down 5 resolutions that I have for this upcoming semester, and they are hanging on the whiteboard above my desk to remind me of my goals. It is probably safe to say that procrastination is a common resolution among students.

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Effective Time Management

November 30, 2017

The key to success in college is effective time management. Currently, I am pledging a fraternity, and it bears a huge time commitment. However, pledging has really helped me hone in on my time management skills because there is definitely no time for procrastination. Through the time management skills I’ve grasped, I am able to balance my obligations to the fraternity as well as my responsibilities as a student.

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James Greco

Keeping Your College Room Organized

October 18, 2017

Nothing annoys me more than having a cluttered and disorganized room; my OCD kicks in immediately if I see anything out of place. One of the best habits you can get into your first few weeks of college, if you haven’t already, is to keep you and your room organized. In doing so, you are more likely to know where the essentials are and when assignments are due.

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How to Shop For Your College Dorm

September 07, 2017

One of the hardest tasks to tackle when leaving home and going off to college is shopping for your room. Some students love to shop and have the upper hand when it comes to buying the essentials for the ultimate dorm room, while others despise shopping and simply do not know where to begin.

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