Commuting to College: Why Living at Home is Better

According to a study that was done by Sallie Mae (a financial services company), 51% of college students are commuting to college and living at home. Among those surveyed, about 77% of students enrolled in public two-year schools chose to continue living at home. 40% of students attending private colleges, and 38% of students attending four-year pu...

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College Campus Safety: Staying Safe On Campus

One evening, Zach Peterson went out on the town with his friends Jeff and Alex near his university’s campus. While they were enjoying some drinks at a local downtown bar, Zach received a text message from his friend Liz who wanted to hang out. Zach invited Liz over to his apartment. After hanging out for a bit, Liz needed to go pick some frie...

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Fun Summer Getaways: 20 Ways To Have Fun Outdoors

The average person spends greater than 90% of their time indoors. For students, a lot of this time is spent in classes, studying, and participating in other indoor school-related activities. When those are all said and done, students spend their down time watching TV, playing video games, and visiting social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. T...

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Being a Parent and College Student

“The immediate need to get some sort of income is often so tempting that oftentimes (single parents) will drop out to work at that minimum-wage job that’s not at all fulfilling to them because they need that immediate income … or because their child care becomes unreliable or unavailable and that juggling becomes just too much,...

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How To Manage Stress in College

“College was the best four years of my life.” This is a cliché that unfortunately isn’t true for every student attending a university. According to Nami.org, “More than 40 percent of college students have felt more than an average amount of stress within the past 12 months.” This excess stress could be due to a lack o...

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The Tale of a Transfer Student: How to Make the Transition

Haidee Cardoso, a current student at the University of Illinois Springfield, transferred from Black Hawk College this past winter. She was kind enough to share her experience of transferring from a community college to a four-year school and provide advice for future and current transfer students. How did you decide that you were going to transfer ...

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Whether On-Campus or Long-Distance, Relationships Take Work

When it comes to college relationships, there are two types: on-campus relationships and long-distance relationships. The question is, “Which one is better?” There’s no clear answer as to which type of relationship is superior to the other. It really depends on the couple, how much they trust each other, and how willing they are ...

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Graduate Says Studying Two Fields has ‘Minor’ Problems

Angela Block, a recent graduate of North Central College, decided that upon entering college, she would have a major and minor. Her plans were to graduate as an English major with an emphasis on writing, and a minor in studio art. “Those two disciplines have been my passions since I was little,” said Block in response to why she chose t...

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