Quarter System Colleges: Life of a Trimester Student

I attend one of the quarter system colleges in Illinois, North Central College. A small, 4-year liberal arts school seated smack dab in the outer burbs of Chicago, IL. Like any other college, the campus community thrives with a solid academic base and an exuberant amount of school spirit. However, unlike most colleges that begin their 16 week semes...

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How To Stay Healthy In College: Surviving Life on Campus

I realized during my first college cold that it was quite a bit different than being sick in high school. In high school, you can spend the day in your bed, turn in your homework a day late, and you usually have a parent around if you ever need anything.  When you get sick in college, you still have to share a room with your roommate, go get your...

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How To Pick The Right College For You

Finding the college that is right for you can be a difficult and nerve-wracking task. You will be spending about four years at your college of choice and the last thing you want is to feel as if you have made a mistake in the college you choose. This post will help you determine how to pick the right college for you. It is a picky task of weeding t...

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What Grades Matter For College?

Transitioning from Junior High to High School  The transition from junior high school or middle school into freshman year of high school is a considerably large step, and it can sometimes be quite a rough one. At that age, new high school freshmen in their early teenage years are likely still struggling to find their identities and under pressure ...

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How To Build A Wardrobe on a Budget

Entering college is the chance to begin anew. You will be entering a new environment, surrounded by new people and new experiences. It could be the chance for you to re-invent yourself, if you so choose. This would involve a new wardrobe. While shopping for new clothes to begin your college career can be an exciting thought, bringing it into realit...

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How To Fight Depression In College

The Blues…we all get them. Being away at college and on your own for the first time can make the blues even more apparent. Whether you’re feeling homesick, are down about a relationship/friendship or are just in a funk, you’re not alone. Most students will feel blue at some point in their year, especially as a freshman.The trick is findin...

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How To Resolve Roommate Conflicts

Being the awesome rebel and loner/desperado I truly am, I went into the dorms my freshman year blind, that is without knowing who it would be I was going to be sharing a tiny little room with for an entire school year. The summer leading up to that first day and night in the dorm itself caused some anxiety, some doubts, and a lot of ‘what if&...

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What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?

Your friends in high school are talking about going to college, while others are headed to varying universities. What’s the difference between a college and a university? And which is the best choice for you? According to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, there were an astounding 4,409 institutions granting degrees in higher ...

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