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We might be celebrating apart this year, but we’re still together in Lumberjack spirit.

Celebrate the blue and gold, wherever you may be with our NAU spirit kit.


Start Your Year Off with a Dose of Positivity

A New Year — new hopes and dreams.

Get your year started off right, by starting your day out right.

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Just as you fuel your body with good for you foods, fuel your brain with positive thoughts. In the process you can rewire your brain to become more positive.

“Tell yourself that this year, there isn’t going to be a single day where you don’t do something that positively feeds your mind.

Even if it’s as minuscule as reading for 10 minutes a day. Even if it’s meditating for 10 minutes every morning. Think that’s too much? …


A Look Back at 2020 & What’s On the Horizon

Team Reflections — What worked well in 2020 & what will take the spotlight in 2021

Becca | NAU Social sophomore

2020 was the weirdest yet most innovative year regarding the social and digital world. We learned to adapt, to overcome, to create, and most importantly to connect with one another in these unusual times.

Tiktok has been a major factor in the digital world this year, which has undoubtedly influenced new trends and creators that will leave a lasting impact from here and beyond.

Whether quarantine led you to download the app or you were an OG user, I think there’s something for everyone to learn from Tiktok’s influence this year. …


By Karringtan Bell

Fall 2020 has finally come to a close. This semester was the semester of CHANGE — whether you had all online classes or a mixture of online and in-person. For me, the majority of my classes were online — which I’ve never had before.

At first, it was a huge adjustment not being able to physically connect with my professors and classmates.

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All the extra screen time was killing my eyes, which led me to purchase some overpriced blue light glasses 🙃

But toward the end of the semester, I honestly started to enjoy it.

Now that all my exams and final papers have been completed and submitted, I feel less stressed and fully ready to take in the holiday season. …


What to get the Lumberjack in Your Life

Merry Everything and Happy Always!

This holiday season, give the Lumberjack in your life a gift they’ll love AND use often. Our Lumberjack gift guide.

Flannels

A Lumberjack wardrobe essential.

Everyone loves a great flannel shirt — it’s soft, comfortable and perfect for the cooler temperatures. Flannels = casual closet-pleasers that can be worn with everything.


Our seniors reflect on their time at NAU and what the future holds

Natalie Krafft, College of Arts and Letters

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Q: Why NAU?

I chose to go to NAU for the location actually. I was like Phoenix is too hot, U of A is also too hot. I knew that Flagstaff has wonderful weather and I wanted to experience snow and wonderful fall colors. So that’s why I chose to go to NAU.

Q: What was your favorite class you’ve taken?

My favorite class would probably have to be the piano ensemble classes.

It was so neat being able to work on my pieces — both solo and collaborative works and to get feedback from not only my mentors, but my peers as well. …


The most wonderful time of the year is coming up and we all want to spend those times with the ones we love.


Words of wisdom from our deans

College of Health and Human Services

“My advice to you is to take what you’ve learned here and go out and do good things in the community. You are exiting the higher education system right now at probably the most unique time that we’ve ever seen. As Health and Human Services graduates, you have skill sets that are going to make a difference in this post-COVID-19 world. Whatever it is you do, you are going to make a difference. Good luck and congratulations!”

-Dr. Roger Bounds, professor and Interim Dean for the College of Health and Human Services

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

“Congratulations SBS graduates, we are so proud of you! Go out in the world and do great things. My advice is to take a moment and take in this achievement. You have a degree from NAU; most people in the world don’t get this kind of opportunity, privilege or access that you just got from all of the years of hard work you put in. …


Our guide to finishing strong & prioritizing self-care

by Karringtan Bell

2020 is almost over, and fall semester is coming to a close. Which means — -finals are right around the corner, and so is stress.

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But at the end of the day, it’s important that you end the semester not only with good grades but with your self-care in mind too.

Here are some tips on how to finish the semester strong.

Create a Study Plan

One big thing that causes stress is procrastination. It’s hard to stay focused and motivated when you have several long studying days ahead of you.

The fix? Create your study plan. Write out what days you will study for your classes and prioritize them what you need to review most and the date of the final. By creating a balanced study schedule, you will be more determined to learn the information during that time.


The ups and downs of my COVID-19 diagnosis

By Karringtan Bell, NAU Graduate student

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives drastically. Our new normal involves wearing masks, social distancing, and staying at home as much as possible.

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COVID-19 is a serious health issue and should not be taken lightly. The information about this virus continues to changes every day, and we still fully don’t understand it.

Hearing that you have tested positive for this virus is a scary thing — it at times can feel like a waiting game because you don't know what your symptoms will be, when they will start if they haven't already, or how severe they will be. …

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