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Columnists look forward to 2022 by making their New Years resolutions.

Fill in the blank: My New Year’s resolution is . . .

By Opinion Staff, Parker Otto, and Summer Fitzgerald | December 31, 2021

… be more of service  Parker Otto | Columnist I’ve always been willing to take the time to give back to my community. However, during college and the pandemic, I have found myself regressing into my studies and focusing on my career. But I...

Group of teenagers lighting sprinklers and celebrating New Year.

New Year’s resolution ideas and tips for students

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor | December 25, 2021

The new year is right around the corner, which means that people are about to start making New Year’s resolutions. For college students, resolutions can be a bit different, like focusing on mental health, school, or career opportunities.  Making...

Three resolutions for college students

By Sarah Fischer | December 29, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, many students are beginning to list their resolutions for the new year and motivation is high, although several resolutions rarely make it past the first couple months of the year.Students are among the many who plan to better...

A resolution to end all resolutions

By Dan Martynowicz | January 16, 2012

Like many Americans, my New Year's resolutions last about as long as an iPhone charge. According to a study published by the University of Scranton's Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 percent of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions. Twenty-five...

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programs like pilates at the Rec.

Don’t run out of steam: Sticking to New Year’s resolutions

By Hailey Kurth | January 16, 2012

Making a New Year's resolution is the easy part--sticking to it is what can prove to be a problem. "My resolution for this year is to be more approachable by giving a better vibe to people," said Khaled Ismail, junior political science major. Another...