4 Effective Ways To Get On Your Roommate’s Good Side

So, you are finally moved in to the college of dreams (a student can dream, right?). Now, you have to make due with living with a total stranger. At least, this is true for those of us who went random or picked someone off the class Facebook page. Fortunately, you will not be strangers for long. Making a good impression on your new roommate is fair...

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Recovering From Fall Break: Freshman 15 Strikes Back

Fall break has come and gone, and you never knew you could feel this lethargic after a few, er maybe more than a few, bites of turkey. Thanksgiving takes a toll on college students, especially freshmen, since everyone is dealing with the stress of a new environment and adjusting to the college lifestyle. You may have gained a few pounds, but there ...

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Deck the Dorm: Tips for Holiday Decor

Well, it’s that time of year again. The holiday season is gradually working its way back into the lives of every college student who didn’t think they would live past midterms to see it. Dining halls are churning out the peanut brittle and other festive snacks. Your staff will probably also be doing their best to recruit you to help dec...

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Gen-Eds: They Can Be Fun Too!

One of the most frustrating processes for any college freshman is beginning to fulfill their general education requirements. If you’re lucky, you will get it done in only two semesters like me (with the help of previous dual credit experience), or you may be in for the long haul. Either way, there are several classes you can take to complete ...

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College Social Life: Making The Most Of A Night In

Let’s face it. College is not all parties, nights of blurred memories and laughable mistakes. At times, the best night is one spent indoors with a small group of friends. While this may sound lame, there are a multitude of activities that can be done in a dorm. Plus, you will only become closer to your friends and learn more about them in the...

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Preparing For Your First College Winter

Brace yourselves, winter is coming. Ned Stark of Games of Thrones was not wrong to approach this hazardous season with caution. Winter is dangerous, and it should always be prepared for. This is especially true once you are in college and away from the nagging, yet valid, comments of your mother to please put on a sweater before you are out the d...

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Walkers and Bikers: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Growing up in a non-college town can really protect you from knowledge of one of the most discussed problems on college campuses: the adverse relationship between walkers and cyclists. Whether you hear a nearby classmate complaining about being hit by a biker, or a bike rider in shock at the ignorance of a pedestrian, the problem is inescapable. An...

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The First Gym Visit: A Freshman’s Essential Checklist

You can’t escape it forever (well, maybe if your metabolism is powered by the Incredible Hulk on his best day). Sooner or later, you will find yourself at your university’s gym, or recreation center as they are frequently called. Once you get past the lingering smell of sweat and occasionally overly exposed bodies in exercise clothing, ...

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