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Freshmen Fears - What You Need To Know To Start College Off Right

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 18, 2017 1:20:37 PM

Failing classes. Wild roommates. Freshmen fifteen. These are just some of the fears that every first-year college student has to face. Trust us, we’ve been there. Read on for our tips for college freshmen and how to handle everything from a few bad grades to feeling homesick.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, new students

Westfield's Great Downtown Businesses Offer Much to Students

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 9, 2017 11:10:00 AM

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience

Choosing The Right College - Find Your First Choice (Infographic)

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 7, 2017 2:13:00 PM

Heading off to college in a couple years? It may seem like you have tons of time to make a decision, but finding your first choice school - choosing the right college for you -  is not a quick process. You really need to begin researching and planning for college during your junior year of high school. We created this helpful timeline to be sure that you plan ahead for what will be the best experience of your life, your college years! 

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Topics: Choosing the right college

Why Attending Conferences Enhances Your College Experience

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 3, 2017 11:27:00 AM

Experiences that students have outside of the classroom contribute to their growth, networking and overall tranformation. Attending conference is one of the experiences that Westfield students have that is life-changing.

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Topics: Academic conferences

Homesickness, Roommates And More - How To Cope Your Freshmen Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 28, 2017 3:03:00 PM

A new year away from the comforts of home can mean big changes, and challenges, for college students. Whether you’re fighting homesickness or just fighting with your roommate, we have the tips college freshmen need to know to tackle any problem you face freshmen year and beyond.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know

Why Choose A Liberal Arts Degree?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 27, 2017 4:13:00 PM

Asking a bunch of high school seniors what they want to do for the rest of their lives can be pretty tricky. On the one hand, they are about to start a brand new chapter in their education that will hopefully set them on the right path for years to come. On the other hand, they're still trying to figure things out. How could they know what degree they will want to hold in four years or what job they will want to spend the next forty years doing? Opinions, needs, and likes are constantly changing, and so is the world. What is a highly sought after job today might not be that in-demand tomorrow. That’s where the benefits of a liberal arts degree come in.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Choosing your major

The Great Balancing Act - How To Manage Work/Life Balance In College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 26, 2017 3:15:00 PM

Between a busy social life and an even busier academic schedule, it can seem like there isn’t enough time in the day to get it all done, especially during your freshmen year. Here are some of our tips for college freshmen for staying on top of your to-do list and still getting in a little “me time.”

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Topics: Paying for college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Athletics, College Athletics

College 101: A Parent’s Guide To Sending Kids Off To College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 20, 2017 11:11:20 AM

College means change, and not just for students. Parents are in for their own challenges right after the kids graduate from high school. Being prepared is the key to an easy transition for both parents and students when the time comes to send your kid off to college.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Sending your kids to college

Game On! How sports help you get the most out of college

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 16, 2017 2:05:00 PM

 

Athletics at Westfield State go beyond what you’d find in your typical high school P.E. class. Quidditch, anyone?

At Westfield, sports teams are separated into three different categories: varsity, club and intramural. Together, all three form the Westfield State Athletic Department, which is overseen by Richard (Dick) Lenfest. Let's explore how to improve your college experience through sports.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Athletics, College Athletics

Eat Local - Students' Favorite Restaurants in Westfield

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 10, 2017 3:17:00 PM

Two Rivers Burrito Company

Locally Sourced, Locally Served
by Brian Aurelio

Since opening in May of 2013 there has been a restaurant in downtown Westfield that has been gaining more and more attention.  Despite being located just a few strides from the downtown green on Elm Street, many people seem to pass by this place without a clue of its existence.  One of the most underappreciated restaurants in all of Westfield can be found at 36 Elm Street.  Two Rivers Burrito Company provides a unique family inspired dining experience that simply cannot be compared to anything else in Westfield.  Nowhere in Westfield will you find a burrito or quesadilla with as fresh and delectable ingredients as Two Rivers.  All of these ingredients, from the jalapenos to the guacamole are locally sourced whenever possible to support other local businesses.  Owned and operated by family and friends from Westfield, Two Rivers looks to restore downtown and the rest of Westfield to the glory it once held.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience

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