The Minnesota Daily

All content by Erin Lengas

The art of networking

April 23, 2012

We’ve all heard it before, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” — meaning networking with people in your professional field of interest is more valuable than...

Scaring off smokers

April 10, 2012

I’m going to be honest: There’s nothing I hate more than taking a deep breath, expecting to inhale the crisp Minnesota spring air but instead getting a mouthful of cigarette smoke. I’ve...

An alternative spring break

March 26, 2012

The term “spring break” has a bad rap with almost everyone except college students. To most, spring break means heading south and wearing next to nothing while doing keg stands on the beach,...

In defense of naps

March 5, 2012

Sleep is a college student’s best friend. However, as often as we neglect it, it abandons us. Between classes, schoolwork, intramural sports, socializing and procrastinating that ends in an all-night...

How the Internet is affecting our memories

February 20, 2012

Human beings love to reminisce. We live for nostalgia. Hearing a song from the “remember when” days makes our eyes glaze over as we think of the good times we had while that song played in...

We work out

February 6, 2012

If I had to guess the last time any given student at the University of Minnesota worked out, I would say sometime in the past seven days. According to the UniversityâÄôs website, 88 percent of...

Unpaid internships still worth it

January 25, 2012

Ask any college student and most will admit that getting a job after graduation is on their mind. This conundrum constantly lingers in the back of the mind, but it should really be at the forefront. However,...

Doing the Honors

December 8, 2011

When I applied to the University of Minnesota over two years ago, I didnâÄôt realize the one simple application also made me a candidate for the University Honors Program âÄî something...

Socializing online or homework sabotage?

November 22, 2011

Last week I did the unthinkable, the college studentâÄôs worst nightmare. I blocked Facebook on my computer and deleted the application from my phone. No, I didnâÄôt deactivate my profile...

Student’s guide to saving

November 8, 2011

As the total United States student loan debt nears the $1 trillion mark, concerns of college students everywhere were finally recognized by the big man on campus âÄî President Barack Obama. Obama...

The positive process

October 24, 2011

At home, scattered around my kitchen, my parents cut out positive quotations from newspapers and magazines and taped them on the cupboards and put them on the fridge. Some are motivational, some inspirational...

Halloween starts now

October 12, 2011

ThereâÄôs nothing I like more than a good scare. So assuming I have always loved Halloween would be a safe bet, right? Wrong. Of course, as a kid I loved the free candy, but the idea of Halloween...

Address your stress

October 6, 2011

ItâÄôs that time again âÄî the time when college studentsâÄô lives begin to pick up and stress levels start to rise. Right now, about a month into the semester, professors cut any...

The charm of the St. Paul campus

September 27, 2011

  When many students think of the St. Paul campus at the University of Minnesota, they envision a secluded place, physically and socially isolated from the hustle and bustle of the Minneapolis campus. A...

Fall into fresh fashion on campus

September 18, 2011

LetâÄôs face it: As desperately as we try to cling to the final warm days of summer, we can feel the crisp autumn chill creeping its way into our lives.  This is bad news for those who frequent...

How to have a great freshman year

September 6, 2011

The most nerve-wracking aspect of freshman year is the element of the unknown. No one enters college knowing exactly what to expect. I have looked back and thought of my best advice and âÄúwhat...

Through the eyes of a freshman

May 4, 2011

Freshman year of college is a rite of passage, a huge transition for all students. It is a time to leave behind a sheltered life at home, take on new responsibilities and truly discover yourself. As my...

Making medical school fashionable

April 26, 2011

Anyone who watches Project Runway knows the drill. Designers follow specific guidelines to create an end product that caters to a common theme. One material the show has not experimented with, however,...

Thinking about taking vitamins?

April 6, 2011

The lifestyle of a college student is fast-paced and hectic. As hard as we may try, eating healthy is not always convenient. I try to compensate for any bad food habits by taking a multivitamin, which...

Bold trends bloom on campus

March 23, 2011

Spring has finally come, and it arrived none too soon for those experiencing the winter blues or the more serious seasonal affective disorder. Either way, spring introduces fresh new fashion that is sure...