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The End of Finals

The End of Finals Howdy Aggies, The end of the semester has finally come and that means finals. Late nights reviewing with your note cards, lecture slides, and the best of what Starbucks has to offer. Finals time is very stressful but just remember Christmas break starts soon. A tip for the next few days of near all nighters is sleep. I have done my fair share of all nighters but let me tell you they do not work.  I felt terrible and any type of caffeine booster does not really help the stomach after that much time awake. If you know you are going to pull an all-nighter I would suggest 30 minutes to an hour nap at the most once you feel yourself closing your eyes frequently. For the freshmen if you have not found your spot to crash on campus I would like to suggest the 3rd floor of Evans or the back side of the MSC is quiet and has great couches to catch some sleep. Remember to do your best, your mind needs time to relax and recharge so forget the AMP or... (Read More)

Reflecting on the Year

Reflecting on the Year Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we are finally in the home stretch of the semester. It is hard to believe that I am already nearly halfway done with my second year of vet school.  It feels like just yesterday that I was sitting in orientation, both excited and terrified about the challenges awaiting me.  As this semester comes to a close, I'd like to reflect a bit on my feelings about veterinary school.  To begin, I am more and more grateful each day that I will be a part of this profession.  As classes become more clinically focused and applicable, I find myself excited to learn and pleased with how much I have learned already.  There is a sense of pride when you hear a veterinarian reference a drug and you understand the way it works and why it is being used. It only takes a few of those instances to remind you of why you're putting yourself through the daily challenges of veterinary school. As a second year stude... (Read More)

Fall Means Paws to the Pavement and the End of the Semester Approaching

Fall Means Paws to the Pavement and the End of the Semester Approaching I hope you all are enjoying this nice cool weather! I know I definitely enjoyed it this past weekend while I was at Wiener Fest. I had so much fun watching the races and seeing all of the dogs dressed in their Halloween costumes. I also had the pleasure of volunteering to represent the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the booth that they had there. My job was to educate the public about our upcoming event, Paws to the Pavement. For those of you who don't know what that is, let me tell you. Paws to the Pavement is a 3k/5k pet walk/run in which all of the proceeds from the event goes to helping the College of Veterinary Medicine's Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center. This year will be our second annual Paws to the Pavement event and it will be held on November 10th at 9 a.m. The walk/run will begin and end in the Diagnostic Imaging and Cancer Treatment Center parking lot (Lot 75). Participants may also dress ... (Read More)

Downhill from Here

Downhill from Here We have hit the half point in the semester for undergraduates and now it is time to stop and take a breath. For many, midterms and the second round of tests finished up last week and now we have a little bit more spare time on our hands. What do we do with it? My advice to you is to get out of the library and coffee shops and do what makes you happy. Whether is just hitting up the rec for some cardio or volleyball, catching up with friends playing 42 at the Dixie Chicken, or going to the football game to watch us BTHO of LSU this weekend. This is the time before next test round to relax and recharge which is very important so you do not burn yourself out by the end of the semester. Along with relaxing, I also want to say remember to stay involved within your organizations. I know every semester we are excited and eager to join organizations so we participate in more activities in the beginning of the semester. As tests approach and we are study... (Read More)

Learning How to Study

Learning How to Study Well, we are now into the 3rd week of the semester, and for me it seems like the semester is already going by really fast. As I was planning out my week last night, I realized that my first round of exams is coming up next week. For those of you that are freshmen, I know how overwhelming the first round of exams may be for you. But don't fret! There are many programs around campus to help you figure out the best way for you to study. Supplemental instruction (SI) is one of the best ways to get help. Most freshman level classes have an SI leader that sits in on your class and takes notes. Then, the SI leader holds SI sessions three times a week to help you with what was taught in class that week. Supplemental instruction is free and a great way to get help and form study groups! You can also get help from the counseling center. Surprisingly, there are counselors on campus that specialize in giving you academic help. I actually spent most of my f... (Read More)