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How to spend an entire day at the Kansas City Zoo (On a College Student Budget)

White sand beaches… warm days and crazy nights…that is how most people spend their Spring Break. For Sam and I however, Spring Break means working as many hours as possible, so when we do get our Spring Break, it is only about a day long, and we need it to be cheap. That glorious day is called Zoo Day. Welcome to finding out how two 21-year-old girls are able to spend their only day off  (and less than $50) at a place made for children under the age of 10. Welcome to  Kansas City Zoo Day 2K17.

Being poor college students can take a toll on things you can and can not do. If you can afford the $14.50 entrance ticket ($7.00 if you live in surrounding counties, Jackson and Clay, with proof of residency according to their website) then you can afford to go to the zoo. The rides all cost under $6, and if you have 7 minutes and $3, I would reccomend taking the sky tram across Africa.

One of the ways to save money at the Zoo is to bring your own lunch in. The KC Zoo allows atendees to bring in food and drink, as well as small coolers. Just remember to leave the glass bottles and alcholic drinks at home. Although most the money from restraunts and gift shops goes to helping with conservation, at the end of the day, the cost adds up.

The Zoo is set up to spend money. With the gift shop located next to the entrance and exit, it is the first and last thing you see. Another warning to all parents: If you plan on going inside the guest center, you will be immediatly met with overpriced toys and food, so stay clear, or walk a little further and go inside closer to the entrance of the zoo.

The KC Zoo can be cheap, and great way to spend your day. Just remember your walking shoes and a cooler for lunch, and you can have a great day.

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Five tips for cleaning up social media

Social media is a great place to express yourself and show the world who you really are. This is great for friends and family who live in different areas, but not so great when you are trying to find a good job. To help this process go by quicker, I have given you five tips for cleaning up social media.

1. Take down any embarrassing photos.

As much as your friends love that embarrassing picture of you at Spencer’s holding, well, anything from Spencer’s, a hiring committee does not. Making sure that your photo’s are clean and appropriate to really show how amazing you are.

2. “Clean up any text posts. 

This goes along with number one. Make sure that you have no inappropriate language on any text posts, just keep it clean people.

3. Think before posting. 

Only post pictures and text that you would say to your boss. Sorry friends, but unless your boss is extremely casual,  I don’t think that posting something like the picture down below would be smart.

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4. Use the the “Friends Only” Setting of Facebook to your advantage.

Do you have pictures on Facebook that you don’t want to take down? Thats okay, Facebook has two ways to fix this:
A.  Have you already posted the picture? If you have, go ahead and click that little world next to the time the picture was posted and click the Friends option.  This means that only friends will be able to see what you post, and not your future employers.

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B. Are you about to post? All you have to do is click on the little bar that says “Friends” and you are ready to post. Again, only your friends will be able to see this and it will not appear on your timeline for people who are not your friends.

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5. Look at your profile as a stranger. 

This is a tip for Facebook again. As a final resort to making sure your posts are appropriate, take look at your profile as a stranger. If you go to the upper right corner of your cover photo, there is are three faint dots next to “View Activity Log”. Click on those dots and you are able to view your profile as a complete stranger.

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