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I've never lived in a dorm before. HELP. #askingforafriend

March 06, 2019

We know you have questions, some that you might be afraid to ask, about campus housing at Ouachita. So, we’ve put together some common questions and answers to give it to you straight. No need to ask questions for your friends – we’ve got you!


Uniquely prepared: Appreciating my multifaceted Ouachita education

January 22, 2019

My precious Ouachita — I wish I could put into words how special my four years at Ouachita truly were. It was an exciting time of learning and growing my relationship with the Lord. As I have exited “the bubble” and entered graduate school, I cannot help but be so thankful for all the ways that Ouachita prepared me.


Women's Rush outfit guide: Ideas to help you show your style

January 11, 2019

Rush is my favorite week of the year! Girls, although Rush Week is super fun and exciting, it can also be kind of stressful – from choosing outfits to wanting to ask the right questions to making the right decision on “pref” night.


Guys at Ouachita: "I'm just rushing for the food"

January 10, 2019

Rush Week is coming up at Ouachita. Welcome to the great gender divide! Often, the women on campus are busy planning outfits and garnering recommendation letters while the men are much more relaxed and just excited to try a free smoothie.


Freshman dorm perks: It's not where you live, but who you live with

February 27, 2019

If you’re like me, the idea of living in a building with lots of tiny rooms that are full of random young women (we’re not girls anymore) who’ve just been released into adulthood isn’t very appealing. Yet, here I am, a junior, thinking back to all the fond memories I made living in Frances Crawford West my freshman year at Ouachita.


Not rushing? Not in a social club? How you can still enjoy Rush & Induction Weeks.

January 14, 2019

Right after the “most wonderful time of the year” comes what can sometimes feel like the loneliest time of the year. For “indies,” those of us who are not involved in a social club at Ouachita, Rush Week and Induction Week can totally change your normal social interactions because your club friends are so busy. But don’t worry!


20 questions to consider during Rush Week

January 10, 2019

It’s almost here—Rush Week! I feel like all I could think about my first semester freshman year was whether or not I should join a club. I did know that I wanted to find out as much as I could about the clubs before I made my decision. That is exactly what Rush parties are for!


Making healthy choices and avoiding the "Freshman 15"

December 21, 2018

The “Freshman 15:” Is it a myth, or is it true? Well, statistics show that a majority of students gain around 10-15 pounds their freshman year. If this is true, how can we show those stats they have nothing on us? Living a healthy lifestyle is very important not only for our physical health, but also our mental health.


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