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1 05, 2019

What is APEX? A Comprehensive Guide.

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: How to Student|Comments Off on What is APEX? A Comprehensive Guide.

Alright, so you’ve enrolled in the Unbound program. Now you are either on the forums, FB group or reading your emails, and you keep hearing about this thing called APEX. You do a little exploring and discover the rather sparkly description on the official APEX website: “A five-day student event, created by students and for students, where you will experience the networking power of a conference, the learning opportunities of a convention, and the fun, recreation, and friendships of a college campus—all condensed into one all-inclusive, jam-packed week.” Yay. But as awesome as that description is, it still leaves a [...]

26 04, 2019

Your APEX Experience: Enneagram Style

By | April 26th, 2019|Categories: How to Student|Comments Off on Your APEX Experience: Enneagram Style

Everyone comes to APEX for a different reason. It could be because you’re absolutely stoked to soak in what the speakers have to say, you’re ready to face your fears on the giant swing, you want to display your talents at the annual talent show, or you want to be the champion of the Blitz Games. But regardless of what brings you to APEX, students continually say that the most important thing about APEX is what they leave with: relationships. APEX is so much more than an amazing event with awesome activities. It’s a community. Since APEX is the hub [...]

19 04, 2019

You Already Have Money for APEX

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Frank Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, once sang, “The best things in life are free!” While I do love a good Sinatra tune, I can’t help but roll my eyes just a little bit and wonder if Frank’s sentiment outweighed his sensibility for this song. We all know that APEX costs money. Six hundred and twenty-five dollars, to be exact. Each one of those dollars is carefully used to provide top-notch speakers (more coming soon!), a gorgeous camp location, Blitz Games equipment, Unbound’s Got Talent surprises, and so much more. (No seriously, a LOT more. We have a color-coded spreadsheet.) [...]

12 04, 2019

A Case for Staying Up Late

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There are many ways that we Unbounders are different from the rest of the population, but there is one thing that is near and dear to (almost) every Unbounder’s heart: staying up late. Whether we are actually insomniacs, vampires or just avid coffee drinkers, we all seem to have an attachment to the evening hours, and I personally think that’s super special. Now, there are some who would disagree. They would say that once the sun is gone, so is our safety AND our morality (little extreme I know, but hey I’m trying to make a point). Well, I’m going [...]

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