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Mountain Jumping
I am only 20 years old and haven’t seen the bitter side of life too often. My life has been consistently pleasant with relatively little bumps along the way. However, this does not mean that I am living a perfect carefree life. I have my hardships, my ups and downs, and my own personal trials. As small as they may seem from the outside, they are really battles on the inside.
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Freediving Fun
Senior marketing major Rich Abernathy also has a passion for freediving. Freedivers rely on just one breath of air to complete an underwater dive that usually lasts between a minute and two and a half minutes. Rich has dived in over 37 different springs in Florida and also in ocean locations. He is currently a sponsored freediver with Florida Freedivers, and his end goal is to be sponsored by GoPro.
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Biking Across America
Senior finance major Michael Ciurea is leading a group of 28 other college-age students in cycling across America from Baltimore, Maryland to Portland, Oregon this summer to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults! 
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Major Issue
Out of the challenges I’ve faced so far in life—moving to a new country, adapting to a new culture, learning a new language—choosing a major that would set my career path for life has proven to be one of the hardest ones.
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Six Books Worth Your Time
Being in college means being incredibly busy. Between classes and studying, it’s difficult to find time to just relax. After burying yourself in mountains of textbooks, the last thing you want to do is read a book. However, I have a list of six books that are easy, exciting reads, definitely worth your time in college.
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New Year's Resolutions
Happy Holidays! As another year wraps up, we cannot help but feel a mixture of melancholy for the old and anticipation for the new. This was the year of The Great American Eclipse, Wonder Woman, Salt Bae memes, #TheFloorIsLava challenge, Despacito, and much more. Still, it is time to say goodbye to 2017. To commemorate this new year, we asked five Southern students what their New Year's resolutions are. Here are their responses.
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How I Take Care of my Hair
Here are Southern we get quite a few rainy days, hot days, humid days, and even days that are all of that at once! Three of our Southern ladies are here to share how they keep their hair looking great in the meantime. If you don't recognize the codes some girls use to describe their hair, check out this hair typing system.
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The High School to College Transition
Hi, everyone, I'm Faith Rodgers. I am thrilled beyond words to be an incoming freshman this fall at Southern! I will be majoring in biology (with a biomedical emphasis) in pursuit of my goal to become an obstetrician. In addition to its top-notch biology program, I chose Southern because I believe this institution embodies many of the values which are important to me as a Christian.
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