5 Best Places to Study at Salve Regina University

Let’s face it, as a college student, life consists of studying, sleeping, partying, and (sometimes) working out. Professors always assume their class is the most important and pile work on like it’s nothing. Where you study can make a huge difference in the quality of work you are able to do! When studying in your bed just isn’t cutting it, these 5 places around campus will give you the pick me up you need to get that work done!

1. Mckillop Library                               

Three floors of varying material and noise levels, along with a room of vending machines, the library is sure to have what you need to succeed. The first floor is not a strict quiet environment, so studying with friends or in study groups is perfect on this floor. The second floor is a quiet study floor, with a craft section for any projects you could have. The third floor, is a silent study floor, so you can that big exam coming up by burying your head in the books without voices distracting you. Study rooms are available through the library website!

 

2. Miley- Starbucks Lounge                             

Miley lounge is the perfect space if you’re looking for a homework/study area with soft chairs, music, and coffee. Snacks are available at Miley Mart, as well as a limited Starbucks Menu. Open late, with a printer, this spot is perfect, especially for those living in Miley/Walgreen.

3. Common/Living Rooms                     

For dorms that don’t have an area like Miley Mart/Starbucks Lounge, common/living rooms are a great place to get work done. The accessibility of common rooms is incredible, and they are available 24/7! Common rooms are a great option for homework/studying. Couches and chairs are a big plus.

4. O’Hare Academic Center        

Aside from having classes here, O’Hare is a great place to study!  Jazzman’s cafe has plenty of options including coffee, espresso, teas, bottled drinks, as well as pastries, grab and go food, and even flatbreads in the afternoon. Open until 6pm on school days, Jazzman’s has everything you need to fuel your studying.  On a nice day, you can sit outside in the back of O’Hare, and have a view of the cliff walk and ocean. A great place to breathe in fresh air and lots of information!

5. Wakehurst Student Center

With couches, chairs, and charging stations, Wakehurst is a student’s dream! Wakehurst also holds Global Café, which is open for lunch, and late night meals on the meal plan. Because the dining hall closes so early (7:30 on weekdays), Wakehurst is fantastic for that late night hunger that is inevitable. Open late, this is the perfect spot for studying late-night with some food!

Studying is no one’s favorite thing to do, but it’s a huge part of college. Although no one loves to do it, once you find a place that you’re productive at, studying doesn’t have to be as dreadful. These five places around Salve’s campus gives you a range of studying environments that provide what you need to succeed. These places will get you studying so efficiently, your GPA will thank you!

10 Reasons Why You Should Join Your School TV Station

Going into freshman year as a film major, I knew I wanted to get involved with as much as I possibly could. I signed up for many clubs, but one in particular stuck out to me- the college’s television station, made by students for students. Although I have only been involved with my station for a little less than a month, I can already assure you that it’ll be the most fun you have in your college and communications careers.

1. Apply for whatever interests you.

My friend Tim applied for every single show on the network, but I preferred choosing the ones that interested me. The show you’re on is a full-time commitment. You need to put a lot of work into your position, and it’s better to be happy working on something you love than to be miserable at something you hate. There’s always something towork on for a show you like, on and off screen. Which brings me to my next point…

2. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

Three of my friends currently hold positions of Writer, Assistant Editor, and Social Media Manager for several of the network’s shows. How? They had complementary roles and experiences on their resumes from high school, and they also showed a lot of interest in learning more. You learn more from these clubs about working with creatives than your own classes. In the studio setting, everyone is a team player and everyone has their own responsibility. If you just want to know more about how things work, become a Production Assistant! PAs are positions where anybody can learn about anything ona production set.

3. Try something new.

I was so sure that I would end up doing production work on a show my first year. However, I decided to also give acting a try. I grew up going to a theater camp, I loved movies, and I was always open to trying new things. A few days later, I went to an audition for a scripted show, put everything I had into this role (I even said that I would be an extra if I didn’t get cast, as I liked the project that much) and ended up getting the lead role. I was so happy when I found out! Lesson to anyone reading this- life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to step out of it.

4. Time management.

I swear extracurriculars are the best thing in the whole college universe. However, as college students, we also have classes to worry about and papers due almost every week. This sense of pressure is actually a great way to figure out how to manage your time. I have rehearsals and shooting days four times a week, ranging from 8 A.M in the morning to 8 P.M at night. For me, that means I need to get work done not after, but during that. I bring my laptop and books to shoots to take notes for lectures. I also bring my phone so I can also call my family after the shoot’s done. College life is stressful, but nobody can teach the word ‘commitment’ better than a club that gives you a position similar to a job.

5. You’re gonna make so many friends.

I’m very fortunate to be friends with the cast and crew of my show. They’re some of the most talented, most creative individuals I’ve worked with so far in my career. I went from not knowing my costar at all to eating lunch with her after every rehearsal and talking about life. Make friends with these people. They will be your colleagues and collaborators in the future- and they might just become life-long friends!

To support IC-TV, visit ictv.org

To support shows like ‘Blinded’ and ‘The Legend of South Hill’, visit their campaigns at (https://www.gofundme.com/480efug) and (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ictv-s-the-legend-of-south-hill-television#/).