This page will help you figure out how this blog works. It’s super easy to get started, and once you do, it will be a lot of fun. We’ll try to answer some questions you might be having.
Who is this blog for?
This blog’s target audience is new undergraduate students at Boston University (some might call them Freshman). However, it’s not just for Freshman – if you’re a student at BU and you’ve got something you want to share with others, maybe something you wish you’d known when you were a Freshman, this is the place to do it. So its for Freshman, sure, but its really for everyone – to read and to write.
How can I contribute?
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Write! You’re a BU student, so we want to hear from YOU! Write a post – long or short, funny or serious, school-related or not – about an experience, idea, thought, opinion, or whatever, and submit it to us. Once we review it, we’ll publish it for all to read! If you like posting, come back and post once, twice, three times a week! We’d love to hear about your pre-college summer, and so will future students! If you’re an upperclassman, share some of your experiences as well!
Comment! Hopefully the posts on this blog will get a discussion going – if you read something you can relate to, that angers you, that excites you, leave a comment, engage the author, and engage the readers. This blog is all about creating and sharing a culture, and that’s best done together. So sure, share posts of your own, but also comment on other posts and get a discussion started!
How do I post or comment?
What “stuff” should I post about?
Those few months leading up to college are exciting; between orientation, IKEA shopping sprees, and saying goodbye to friends from home, you’re going through a lot of changes, and that’s exactly what we want to hear about. Tell us (and your fellow incoming freshmen) about life at home as you approach college – What are you doing to prepare? What are you most excited for? Most scared about? How was orientation? Many of you are probably going through similar things, and this is a great way to get a discussion started! In addition to the posts you make, we upperclassmen at BU will post about what college life is like and what you can expect come September. Feel free to comment on our posts as well – we’d love to hear from you!
Who are we?
We are MUGS – the Mugar Undergraduate Greene Scholars – a group of students working for the Boston University’s Mugar Library. We manage our own blog, The UnCommon Discussion, where we post stories, videos, podcasts and more. Billy Kirkland, a former member, put it best when he wrote: “Our group’s goal is to provide a platform for Boston University students to talk about things that actually matter in student life.” That’s what were here for, that’s what we do. If you’d like to know more about us, send us an email at email@example.com.
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