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As a blog written by students, for students, we naturally speak about student life quite a bit, and as a part of a community as large as the U, there is much to explore. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure off-campus, a good way to get involved, or just a perspective from someone else, […]

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What’s the Deal With the Booster?

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What’s the Deal with the Booster?  Last year, I walked you all through my experience getting vaccinated. Now that I have also gone through the process of getting my booster, I wanted to share that experience as well. As a reminder, the University of Utah requires all students to be fully vaccinated against Measles, Mumps […]

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Social Justice and Inclusion

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Within HRE, we strive to promote equity, diversity and inclusion on campus. Students and staff have the opportunity to advocate for social justice, provide support and progressively make change to better our societies in a variety of ways like being a Social Justice Advocate (SJA) or participating in community projects. As individuals and a department, we recognize social […]

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Do You Know Your Strengths and Skills?

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During the past couple of weeks, I have had many classes and activities highlight the importance of knowing personal strengths and skills. Why is this important anyway?   In class, being able to recognize my strengths and skills has allowed me to map out what career path I want to pursue. As college students, it is […]

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Why Microaggressions Matter: Understanding the Impact of Unconscious Biases

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Our community on campus is built to foster a culture of belonging, personal development, and collegiate success. These goals inform the everyday work of our staff and student leaders, influence our resident programming and interactions, and provide a solid foundation for confronting challenges within our communities. One of the greatest hindrances to that goal is the prevalence of microaggressions experienced by students across campus every day.   A […]

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The Most Useful Student Discounts in 2021

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Don’t Break the bank! Take advantage of you student discounts! I’ll admit being a college student is not cheap. But, one of the many pros of being a college student is the discounts that are available to you! It’s always nice to save some money, so let’s learn about the best student discounts for college […]

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What’s the Big Deal With the Resident Satisfaction Survey?

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Every year, the University of Utah’s campus residents have the opportunity to use their voice and take the Resident Satisfaction Survey (RSS) conducted by HRE. We use this survey to gather your feedback and understand how residents feel about living on campus. HRE strives to create a positive on-campus experience, and your input is crucial […]

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What’s On Your Mind?

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Every year, we go through cycles: it starts cold, turns warm, gets hot, and returns to cold just in time to start again. By this time of year, most of us are feeling some stress from school or anxiety in our personal lives, and, with the cold weather returning, we often start to feel worse. […]

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Best Study Spots on Campus

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It’s officially midterms week. In preparation, you need to scout out and secure a great study space in order to conquer your tests! Willard Marriott Library Obviously, we couldn’t talk about study spaces without mentioning the campus staple, the Marriott Library. Everyone has their preferences, but the booths on the bottom floor take the gold. […]

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Breakfast on a Budget

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet almost a quarter of the United States skips this meal. Consider each of these important reasons to eat breakfast before you skip it:   Contributes to 16% of your daily caloric intake  Kick-starts your metabolism  Fuels your brain  Assists with weight control Your parents say so   I, too, used to question the importance […]

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