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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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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Getting Fat in College

Weight gain during college is so typical that the “Freshman 15” has become a commonly known phrase.  But if you start college with the necessary knowledge, tools, and determination,  and make a concerted effort, you can avert the seemingly inevitable weight gain.  Read more... Eat mindfully.  Are you paying attention to what you’...

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Staying Healthy In The Dorms

It’s inevitable; you’re going to get a nasty cold while living in the dorms. Illnesses spread like wildfire in dorms and there is no way to fully avoid the inevitable. But there are ways to avoid frequent bouts of sickness. Living in cramped quarters leads to quick spread of germs and bacteria that can infect everyone. Especially sharing a comm...

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Maintaining Healthy Skin in College

A very close friend of mine encountered skin issues during her freshmen year of college. Her skin was typically clear and radiant, the picture of healthy skin. It looked almost as if she drank eight glasses of water a day without missing a sip. But freshmen year caused her to be faced with several breakouts on her face that she did not know how to ...

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How to Survive College with an Alternative Eating Lifestyle

It’s hard enough stomaching on-campus meal options as a typical college student. However, when you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or have a gluten allergy, eating on campus can create an even bigger conflict. Four college students shared their input and experience related to eating on-campus, and they also provided advice for students with alternati...

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The Off Campus Living Guide to Meal Plans

During any residential college experience, the move from on campus to off campus living happens eventually. Whether that means finding an apartment once you graduate or living in a house with five other people during the school year, the transition forces an adjustment towards a totally different lifestyle. One of the main adjustments students endu...

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How to Avoid Getting Sick in College

One thing people don’t always anticipate before leaving for college is the mass doom that spreads rapidly through the dorms as soon as one person on a floor contracts a cold or virus. With so many communal areas and shared spaces that are unavoidable in the dorms, getting sick in college is, unfortunately, fairly inevitable. My whole floor genera...

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College is Awesome! So, Why Do I Feel Homesick?

There’s a ton to love about college life. New friends. Classes you may be thrilled about. New-found freedom. I know I was. I got dropped off at my dorm, my dad left, and all of the sudden I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I learned to be responsible by mapping out classes and their times and how to study well to earn good grade...

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A College Kid’s Appreciation and “How to” on Coffee

Begin stereotypical college scene: A 20 year old college student sits in a small Starbucks attempting to finish a seven page paper (due date is tomorrow) while frantically throwing back one cup of coffee after another. End scene. As a third year college student, I confess to portraying this image once or twice. I also confess to at one time in my l...

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