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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College Supply List

When starting your first semester of college in the fall, there will be a lot of adjustments and changes you will have to make. Moving from the comfort of your parent’s house to a shared dorm room is definitely something you have to get used to. Since most freshmen don’t have a car on campus, it is a good idea to go to school as prepare...

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College Sweethearts: Dating in University

Dating in university a lot different than those made in high school. For example, you can hang out with friends on your own time. There’s no need to ask or check in with your parents when you want to attend a social event. You also may not see these friends everyday. University campuses are much larger than high school ones, so typical meeti...

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How to Make A Lot of Friends in College

College is primarily an academic institution. If you ask my parents, the main reason anyone should go to college is to learn. To an extent, they’re correct. You can probably go from your first day of freshman year to your graduation without talking to anyone and you will be no worse for wear. In fact, you’ll probably have incredible gra...

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Volunteers In Service To America

The schedules of college students are often very hectic. Between classes, jobs and other student requirements, there is not much time left for college students to keep track of what is happening in the news and society around them. Even though staying up to date with news may be hard for students, it is necessary. Earning a college degree is not so...

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Easy Dorm Recipes

So you’re sick of eating in the dining hall, but have no motivation to cook a “real meal.” Have no fear, you can make easy dorm recipes from the comfort of your room! All you need is a few key ingredients (that you probably keep in your mini fridge anyway) and a handy dandy microwave. Now I know that not everyone is on board with the microw...

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Things Needed for College

As summer draws to an end, college students are moving back into the dorms and trying to think about the various things needed for college. There are the essentials like bedding, towels, school supplies, and your clothes, but there are some “must haves” and things needed for college to make your dorm room one of the coolest on campus. ...

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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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Avoid an Empty Wallet During College

College and money go hand in hand. One day we’re paying college tuition bills, the next we’re stocking up on groceries and toiletries, and the day after that we’re treating ourselves to a well-earned shopping spree. It is a never-ending circle that can become vicious in a short amount of time if you are only emptying your bank account and not...

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How to Stay Awake in Lecture

Let’s face it; going to lecture is not always the most exciting thing you’ve experienced, nor will anyone ever tell you that lecture was a highlight while reflecting back on their college experience. And with everything from boring class material to monotonous professors, lecture can be a trap just luring you to go to sleep in the middle of...

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