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 Volume 9 | Issue 10
The Importance of Extracurriculars

It’s easy to get caught up in the academic aspects of a college application, spending every spare second focusing on your grades. With so many educational commitments, it can be tempting to drop everything else in order to maintain your grade point average. However, colleges like to see other aspects on the application in addition to academics. They love extracurriculars.

Every student, whether a freshman or a senior, needs to factor in time for extracurricular activities. By taking a little time to prepare, students can juggle school, extracurriculars, and college admissions simultaneously and achieve that well-rounded look that every college dreams about.

Time to Sign Up

At the beginning of the school year, students should be aware of the extracurricular options available to them. Freshmen, this is the perfect time to explore. By the time you are a junior or senior, you should be able to narrow down your extracurricular activities to a few key favorites. Seek out activities with opportunities for service and leadership – these are key qualities to have under your belt come time for college. Try some new things and go out of your comfort zone.

If you’re stuck for ideas or have limited options, start your own club or organization. Dig in deep and involve yourself as much as you can handle. Your persistence will pay off.

Time to Decide

By the end of sophomore year, students should start to focus in on a couple of key extracurriculars. In order to really become a leader and stand out in your activity, you have to prioritize and that might mean cutting out a few activities. Pick two or three other clubs/activities to really commit yourself to. ....continue reading here. 

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To find out important dates related to any academic changes please visit the Spring 2017 Academic Calendar.
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GPS Navigator Highlight

Adiba Mahmud
If your entire life was a movie, what would be the name of it?
The Small Town Girl

What did you want to be when you were a kid? How has it changed?
Now that's interesting, I wanted to be a pilot. Then suddenly it changed to air hostess , till the 6th grade, I was in the air, above the sky. Then I wanted to be a doctor, biology interests me a lot. Then it changed to physics and Mathematics. Now I am going to be a Math teacher.There is no reason behind the change, as I have grown older, something new or the other popped my attention. One thing I am sure of, that, there is nothing more satisfying then witnessing young children learn and grow.

How do you spend your free time?
With family, watching movies and writing letters to best friends. Yes, I still write letters, I am 90's kid! And I love to read.

Describe your next 5 years in one sentence?
I see myself as a teacher having a Master's degree.

What advice do you have for freshmen students?
Freshmen!!! you are as fresh as the new spring onion we get in the early fall.People, this is the best time to explore, make friends and try different electives to go for the major which suits you the best.And remember GPA matters, don't get fooled by people who says GPS doesn't matter. It does!!!Make teams and do group studies and do your best. Have fun!!

What makes you happy?
Number 1: when my baby eats well and sleeps on time (being a mother). Secondly,studying less and getting good grades. I don't believe in study hard, I believe in study smart

To learn more about other Student Leaders like Adiba, click here.
Monday (05/01/17):
Zahn Center:
Demo Day
All Day
NAC  Plaza

The Winning Resume
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NAC  1/115

Tuesday (05/02/17):
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
NAC Ballroom

Israeli Student Association:
Israel Independence Day
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hoffman Atrium

Sigma Lambda Upsilon:
Informal Tea
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
NAC 1/209

South Asian Student Association:
Cloth Tying Workshop
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hoffman Atrium

Wednesday (05/03/17):
Student Life:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Game Night
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NAC Ballroom

Thursday (05/04/17):
Psychology Club:
Psyched Out
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hoffman Lounge

Gamma Nu Delta:
Family Feud
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
NAC Ballroom

Writing a Cover Letter
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NAC 1/115

CCNY Salsa Mambo Club:
Dance Lessons
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NAC 1/211

Women in Islam:
Importance of Mental Health in Our Community
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arronow Theater

Friday (05/05/17):
South Asian Student Association:
Talent Show
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arronow Theater

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Taurus Weekly Horoscope
You would be wise to give your buttoned-up, conservative side control today. Don't get involved with anything you're not totally sure of. Stay a bit cautions through the end of the week, and you'll be able to avoid some bad investments, unwise purchases and friction-filled social events. You might think you can handle a greater amount of risk right now, but the stars say that now is not the time to push any limits..... continue here.

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How to Overcome Test Anxiety

It’s test day. You accidentally left your pencils and pens at home, you spilled coffee on yourself rushing to the exam room after missing your alarm, then you sit down and get hit by the worst case of the butterflies ever. Your stomach hurts and you can’t concentrate on the questions in front of you. Can anything else go wrong?

Most students feel nervous before exams — especially the biggies, like standardized admissions tests, midterms and final exams. A little stress during an exam is good — you need some adrenaline to get you motivated to work through a test. But too much anxiety, as the all-too-familiar scene above illustrates, is not a good thing.

Besides making your test-taking experience miserable, too much anxiety can hurt your test performance. Below are some ways to help overcome test anxiety.


Whatever you do before an exam, do not cram the night or morning of the test. Doing so not only increases your pre-exam anxiety, but it isn’t usually effective in helping you study. Instead, space out your studying over at least a few weeks’ time. Study no more than two .…continue reading here.


Office/Dept./Org. of the Week

Student Health Services

Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to delivering quality care. Clinical services provided by a full time Registered Nurse are free and confidential to all currently enrolled CCNY students. Medical services include:

Immunizations - MMR, Hepatitis B, Tdap(Tetanus), Influenza (Seasonal)
PPD/Tuberculine testing 
Health Education 
First AId

Student Health Services also facilitates health promotion and disease prevention with:

Free on-site HIV Testing
Health Insurance Navigators on campus for health insurance enrollment
Continuity of care with referrals to community based organizations

Office: Marshak Room J-15
Phone Number: 212-650-8222
CCNY Student is 2017 Truman Scholar

CCNY Junior Claire Lynch is Selected for Prestigious Public Service Scholarship 
At a surprise meeting outside his office, President Vincent Boudreau had the pleasure of telling City College junior Claire Lynch that she is the recipient of a 2017 Truman Scholarship for Public Service. “Congratulations, Claire, you are a Truman Scholar. This is a huge deal.”
Boudreau told Lynch, who is a double major in political science and Jewish Studies, “This is life-changing. We’ve had Truman Scholars here at City College and we speak to them five, ten, fifteen years down the line, and they tell us it changed everything.”
Recipients of the Truman Scholarship receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership.
....continue reading here.

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