My name is Dakaline, a Community Assistant at The Verge! Through every emotion I have, I have relied on music to help me out. Music is an art and I believe it is completely undervalued. Through sadness, happiness, anger, feeling nostalgic, etc. I have got a certain playlist to tag along with that emotion. Along with emotions, playlists are good for the different seasons. My winter playlist is so much different than my summer playlist. Something about the dark skies of winter have me listening to slower paced, sad music. As soon as the summer heat hits, you can count on hearing me play upbeat, hype music.
Sun’s out, windows down, and music at max volume. Sounds amazing right?
Most of us know how beautiful Ellensburg is in the summer. Mix a little bit of good music with the sunshine and maybe a road trip or a day lounging out by the pool screaming the lyrics to Nice For What by Drake, and you have got yourself a day filled with good vibes.
Apple Music and Spotify are two of the most popular music streaming applications. They both include $5/Month deals for students. On either one of these apps, if you search summer playlists, you will be shown thousands of options. This is a perfect way to find and fall in love with some new music.
For some summer hits, check out some of these songs:
UCLA – RL Grime
Every Other Memory – Ryan Hurd
Waterboy – tobi lou
Beautiful – Snoop Dogg
Lil Boo Baby – Leek Jack
Scared to Be Lonely – Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa
Happy Thursday! May marks the middle of spring and approaches the end of the quarter at CWU. While many of us are working hard on school work or spring cleaning, remember to take care of yourself too! Take a minute and celebrate spring with these super easy fudge recipes. Whether you like chocolate or peanut better, combine the ingredients into a bowl*, microwave them in 30-second intervals (stirring each time) until fully melted, then pour into a 9”x9” pan to cool. Once it is cooled completely, cut and enjoy!
*If you are making peanut butter fudge, melt the peanut butter and butter together, and then add in the powdered sugar.
Happy Monday Vergers! For those of you taking classes this quarter, the switch to online classes can be an unexpected change, so we wanted to share our favorite tips and tricks to doing well in online classes!
Set a designated time to do school work. Especially as the weather warms up it can be so easy to put homework on the back shelf in favor of other hobbies. If this is something you struggle with, pick a block of time each day to focus exclusively on school work.
Get a planner. This tip has been shared with students as long as they have been in school, but having one while taking online classes can be a game changer. Find one that works for you, whether it’s physical, digital, or a school to-do list, knowing what is coming up can mean the difference between success and falling behind in online classes.
Ask for help. While classes may not be meeting in person this quarter, your professors are still available to help you with question through online channels. While students are missing in-person learning, professors are missing students, so let them know when you need help!
Set aside time for yourself. This one might be the most important; don’t let the stress of an online classroom and increased assignments get the best of you. Tune your focus into what you’re doing, but make sure to take some time for yourself as well.
Best wishes this quarter Wildcats, we are thinking of you!
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