10 Songs to help you ride through Winter Break (Add your own!)

It’s a new year and the start of a new quarter (or semester). This is also the time of the Post-holiday Blues. None of us want to get out of bed, let alone study.

 

The morning struggle.gif

 

Winter quarter is the worst. You just finished a 3 week break full of festivities and family time. Before that, you had a break to eat a huge meal while assimilating with your family again.

Thanksgiving table

Now, you are bombarded with assignments and projects with no breaks for approximately the next 10 weeks.

8334815004_7caa2df23f

At least there is coffee.

AND music!

Here is a list of 10 songs that will boost your mood and help you ride out Winter Quarter.

Yes, everyone has a different taste in songs. You may like some, you may like none. That’s why there is a comment section below! Share songs that you listen to while you are studying or taking a break from studying.

The River Flows in You – Yiruma

This song is too good. It’s perfect for those bus rides to class and for a self-reflection study break where you ponder if college is worth it. Usually you will decide it is while you listen to this.

Chasing the Sun – Hilary Duff

Yes. You may remember her as Lizzie Mcguire. But now she is 28, a mother, and singing/acting again. Many of us may relate to her daydream video since we may not see the sun for another 3 months. At least there is hope 🙂

Never Gonna Give You Up –Rick Astley

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

It’s Queen. No explanation necessary.

Crystallize – Lindsey Stirling

Any of her original songs. You can’t go wrong.

Rey’s Theme – John Williams

Movie soundtracks can really help while writing long papers. And who’s better to think about than Rey? This one isn’t leaving our work playlist anytime soon.

I’m not Afraid -Eminem

For a laugh, check out Eminem’s My Salsa song. You’ll never look at him the same again.

 

Survivor – Destiny’s Child

We all need a voice to tell us we will make it through. This song does it for some of us and who else wants to hang out at this beautiful beach?

It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

This song is especially awesome when you choose a major that your parents don’t agree with.

Here Comes the Sun – Beatles

Once Spring comes a bit closer, this song will be even more relevant. It will be come sooner than you know it.

Want songs specifically to help you focus? Check out this list from Bustle.com. or this list from Odyssey Online.

And don’t forget to add some of your own picks in the comments below!

Happy Zapping and Studying!

 

Advertisements

New Features: Mobile and More

Have you logged in lately? There have been many new changes to ArcZap! But here are the major changes and new features:

1) Look and feel

We went with a friendlier interface this time with a softer color scheme and friendlier fonts. The event calendar is easy to navigate and the side menus have been consolidated.

Look and feel.jpg

Event calendar UW.JPG

 

2) Navigation bar

Groups, Events, and Messages  now share the side navigation bar with easy access from the top

Easy nav.JPG

3) Mobile friendly

Look for events on the go and upload photos right away! We want to make searching for your next party fast and easy.

Mobile.JPG

4) Goodbye to “spam” emails

Emails are no longer sent immediately but instead come in a single daily summary email.

daily email.JPG

However, you can choose to receive event invites and reminders immediately.

Emailing your group alias will stay normal but comments, updates, and messages will be sent in a summary email once a day.

5) Event Reminders Revamped

Event Reminders are individualized and you can have it text you, email you or both.

Reminder.JPG

 

6) Event editor

If you own a community or a group, there is now an event editor that can tell you when there are errors in events to be corrected. Tutorials for this will be given to those who curate events.

7) Are you sponsored by a community?

Groups who have a sponsor community, can see the community events amongst your group events. This reduces your need to check both places.

 


 

Now… screenshots can only show you so much. So, try out some of these features for yourself!

 

 

Looking for Winter Break Events?

Some of you are already on Winter Break!

Beagle_puppy_Cadet.jpg

But some of us still have a few days to wait…

puppy-384647_960_720.jpg

So after a few days of Netflix binge-watching and eating everything in sight, what is there to do? (Besides see Star Wars)

Lil_Bub_2013_(crop_for_thumb).jpg

Continue reading Looking for Winter Break Events?

Whoa, Games at the Library?

Did you know that November 21st is a day for libraries around the world to participate in International Games Day? This means there are board games

monopoly-junior-600771_640.jpg

Card games

TCG.jpg

and even video games!

3605180954_f4753e8186_o (2).jpg

Continue reading Whoa, Games at the Library?

What’s Cool at CWU? According to Taban Cosmos

Some of you may know Taban Cosmos.

Taban Art lover

Taban CWU startup

Taban agreed to be out first featured CWU upperclassman to tell us what’s cool on campus. Did you just start at CWU? Well here’s some go-to places for you!

Continue reading What’s Cool at CWU? According to Taban Cosmos