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    • julsrich

      Read your textbooks. Regularly. In high school, you may have been able to get away with not reading, but in college, it can mean the difference of a letter grade. You may be learning by attending class, but you’ll absorb even more if you make the extra effort and read. Plus, you’ll most likely be paying hundreds of bucks for books, so you might as well get your money’s worth.  Also, visit your campus career center before the second semester of your senior year. It’s a great resource most students don’t take advantage of.

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      I was in NYC for the weekend and needed to get from Midtown Manhattan to Long Island City for an appointment, and unfortunately the best way to my destination was by cab. It was mid-afternoon and and it seemed like no cabs were available. After 20 minutes of trying to hail cabs from multiple locations, I finally got one to stop for me, but he wasn’t willing to drive me to LIC (I later learned I should have told him my destination AFTER I got in the cab, but I digress). At this point, I was really frustrated. Suddenly a cute, 20-something pedicab driver with an unidentifiable accent came up to me and asked if I needed a ride. I told him that I was going to LIC, so obviously he couldn’t take me, but thank you anyway. I thought he had gone on his merry way, but a couple minutes later I heard him call to me from down the block. Lo and behold, he got me a cab and somehow convinced the driver to take me to LIC. I was so surprised, all I could say was thank you. I never got his name, but I’ll always remember his kind gesture.