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BVU Life Hacks


Samantha Hirschman | Assistant News Co-Editor

Buena Vista University (BVU) is a small university, which means we pride over the many opportunities we can find easily available to us. But what are a few of the many hacks at BVU? What are some tips that would help make campus life a little easier?

Senior Theatre major Stephen Condon gives a quick tip to a first year student or anyone who is looking for advice at BVU.

“Be friends with a computer science major,” Condon said.

He explains that computer science majors are very friendly and they provide “24/7 tech support!” Along with that, sometimes the easiest route is to be friends with those who are in your major, but it can be equally as helpful to be friends with others who are not in your major. This will expand your horizons and offer you knowledge in different areas that you are not exposed to.

A few more helpful logistic tips are:
1. The first Wednesday of the month is the free Midnight Movie in Storm Lake.
2. The color printer available to students is located outside of 2fix.
3. Setting up meetings through Outlook is a great tool for getting in contact and meeting with faculty, staff, students, or student organizations.

What are a few things to know when eating at BVU?

Egypt Clayton, a senior business major gives a helpful hint to any bacon lovers out there.

“Tuesdays are bacon days,” Clayton said.

Also, if you like coffee, then be sure to:
4. Use a coffee punch card from Common Grounds.
5. Try mixing half French vanilla and half hot chocolate; these are available right next to each other in the serve by the coffee.
6. Grab your drink last before going to sit down. You won’t want to carry it all over the serve while getting your food.

There are many places around BVU that students may not know about. For instance, BVU has a Mac Lab in Lage. The Mac Lab provides Adobe Suite for FREE!

A few other places that students may not know about are:
7. The tunnel that goes from the mail room to Edson; and
8. The bathrooms in Schaller, located down the steps from the main lobby.

Surely there are more hacks at BVU, but here is just a start to opportunities available. There are plenty of seniors and other students around that know the ropes of campus living, so ask them if you want more insights on BVU life.

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