The Coffee Loft

A cool place to study, good coffee, and friendly people! The Coffee Loft isn’t far from SCF at all, and attracts students with its inviting atmosphere from all the schools in the area! Their drinks and food are really well priced, and students are given discounts anyway! They also host local shows all the time, which is a great way to enjoy music and meet new people.

The Coffee Loft is open Monday – Friday 7am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 8pm, and Sunday 8am to 6pm.

5025 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL, 34234

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Another Week

A new week has arrived once again and with it a whole week of classes, homework, studying, and work that needs to be done.

If you simply take it one day at a time and plan out what you need to accomplish each day, the week will go by fairly smoothly. Of course unless a hurricane hits… lets pray one doesn’t.

I find that setting small goals instead of big ones and then rewarding myself after accomplishing them really helps me get through my tasks. Maybe that will help some of you to!

Remember to Eat

Some mornings, you just don’t have time. You don’t want to be late, so you’re in a rush. You didn’t eat breakfast or pack a lunch, and you don’t really have the money to buy anything either. You’re faced with a hungry day ahead of you. This induces grumpiness, fatigue, headaches, etc… you know, the works. You can probably manage this for a day, but if this is your every day normal, you might find it helpful to try eating more regularly.

That’s why you should remember to eat! Even if it’s something easy in the morning, like a power bar or toast, it’ll help. And even if you bring leftovers from the night before for lunch, or even a poptart, you’ll feel better!

Especially during the semester, it’s hard to maintain eating regularly, let alone healthily. So try to be as nice to yourself as possible, give in to a little comfort food, and just eat! It’ll help you make it through the day!

This Friday

Heads up students! This Friday is Faculty Professional Development Day so no classes or academic labs will be held. If your class is scheduled at 4pm or later, you will still have class. The students services department will still be open until 1pm  for anyone who needs advising, admissions and records, testing, cashiering, or financial aid.

 

Budgeting

A daunting task… When there’s things you want versus things you need. How can you choose? I mean, I guess you could go without as much food this week in exchange for that new pair of jeans. But why should you?

Well, sometimes you can have it all and sometimes… not.

Look at how much you make a month. Split that among bills, gas, groceries, etc. See what you have left over. Is it enough? If so, see how much you want to spend on something personal that you want against things that you need. Play around with different figures. I’m sure you can make it all work to make the most out of what you have.

It’s Almost Time!

Its that time again. Time to meet with an adviser and pick classes for the next two semesters!

That’s right, the summer and fall registration is approaching quickly.
Students who are currently enrolled will be able to register for classes on March 30th. New students will have the chance to register April 6th.

Am I the only one who feels like the time is whizzing by?

Staying Motivated

Let’s face it, it can be easy to get discouraged. Especially when stress levels are high and the pressure is on. But that’s why it’s super important to stay motivated! Why? Because there’s goals to be reached and an end in sight – whether you can actually “see” it or not. Make little goals that can turn into big goals, and before you know it, you’ll be achieving exactly what you want. And along with that satisfaction, you’ll be really proud of yourself!

Lonely Court

The volleyball court is lonely…

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I walk past it so many times and I have never see anyone using it!

I think I was the only one to use it last semester with some friends.. and it has probably never been used since. So I encourage you, go grab 3 friends or more, stop by the Club Hub (Building 500) for a volleyball, and play a game :)

Oh, and if for some odd reason you don’t know where the court is located, it is between the Library and Science buildings on the Venice Campus.

 

 

Time Management

So you’ve procrastinated. The timeless story of every college student in quite possibly the whole entire world. Now what? There’s only 8 hours and you have 7 pages to write and 2 quizzes and 1 test and 5 books to read and the amount of stress this long run on sentence is producing is enough to knock the planet off its axis and into deep space.

But it’s okay. Sleep isn’t necessary for a little while longer and there must be a secession to the fact that not everything will get done. And that’s fine too, it really is! It probably won’t kill your GPA or fail you out of school. It’s a mistake, and like all the other mistakes before them, they don’t last forever.

But next time, for your sanity, and everyone’s around you, plan ahead for your work and breathe easily when it’s all done.

Getting Involved

Do you want to be more involved at the Venice Campus? Then you need to make your way over to the Club Hub in the Student Union (Building 500) and speak with Jeff Snyder. It’s in a secluded spot by the cafeteria and maybe you never even knew it was there but it does exist! There are many different exciting clubs that you can join and you can even be apart of the Student Government team and make a difference at the college!

For a list of clubs offered at SCF, go to SCF.edu. Scroll down to the bottom of the main page and you will see a link on the left hand side titled “Learn about clubs and events.” This link will take you to the SCF Student Life main page. From here, you will click on the “Organizations” tab at the top of the page to view the list of clubs offered at SCF.