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I have gone to Bodo’s Bagels almost every day of the academic calendar for the last two years.

A love letter to Bodo’s

No matter what changes in my life — with school, my friends or my love life — my daily stop at Bodo’s is one constant, always providing me comfort, joy and, of course, bagels.

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Ella Powell is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at 

My advice to survive finals week

Now approaching my fifth finals season as a third year at the University, the trick for me to survive this time has been to force myself to go out and have fun. 

Sam Saks is a Top 10 writer for The Cavalier Daily.

Dear routine, it’s time to break up

It’s not easy to break routine, but there are too many exciting opportunities all around us to let our typical schedules trump everything and dictate what we do every single day. 

I started to see myself as more than someone’s potential girlfriend, but as a full person in my own right.

Transfer student blues

Contrary to what my initial imposter syndrome would have me believe, my experiences before coming to the University and the work I put into transferring were the things that helped me succeed. 

I even fit in a nice, slow perusal of downtown, which made me feel a bit like a tourist in my own city.

The upsides of an unplanned staycation

Something about the sudden shift away from the usual hustle and bustle pushed me to pay more attention to Grounds and contemplate my appreciation for the University community and my place in it. 

Ella Powell is a Life Columnist for The Cavalier Daily. She can be reached at 

How a change of scenery changed everything

When people ask me what it was like living in Japan, I always respond with gratitude. Not just because of the beautiful culture I was able to experience on the island of Okinawa, but the true connections I made there — especially with myself.

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