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  • College Dorm Room Craft: DIY Lanterns

    Aug 2, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    College Dorm Room Craft: DIY Lanterns

    Crafts are a fun way to bond with your new friends at college. They’re an excuse to sit and talk and have a fun activity to do while you get to know each other. As a great bonus, you end up with really cool, unique decorations for your dorm! One of my favorite crafts I’ve ...

  • The Benefits of Getting Involved in College Clubs and Organizations

    Jul 31, 2013 • Alice Riley-Ryan • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of Getting Involved in College Clubs and Organizations

    While I knew that I’d be interested in getting involved in college clubs and organizations as a freshman, I had no idea just how much they would influence my life and my career. I attended the Student Organization Night early in the year and was very excited, and completely overwhelmed, by all the clubs represented ...

  • Dorm Food, Indian Style!

    Jul 29, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Food, Indian Style!

    Transitioning to dorm food can be difficult when you’re used to home cooking. A few months into my freshman year at college, with homesickness still nipping at my heels, I began to crave the delectable dishes I used to eat at home: biryani, daal, tandoori chicken. Up until then, I had been happily surviving on ...

  • Roommate Etiquette: 4 Tips for Having Friends Over

    Jul 29, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Roommate Etiquette: 4 Tips for Having Friends Over

    If you’ve never had to share a room with someone, proper college roommate etiquette may not come naturally. And when you constantly have friends over, it could make your roommate feel uncomfortable, or as if they have a third or fourth roommate. My roommate from freshman year and I didn’t hang out much outside of ...

  • Dorm Room Design Tip: Use Scrapbook Paper to Decorate Your Walls

    Jul 27, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Design Tip: Use Scrapbook Paper to Decorate Your Walls

    One of the main difficulties of dorm decorating is the blankness of the walls. At my college, we’re not allowed to paint them or cover them with wall paper, and there are often strict guidelines about what we can attach to the walls. Luckily, I’ve found that scrapbook paper can make a room a lot ...

  • 5 Microwavable Meals to Make in Your Dorm Room

    Jul 27, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    5 Microwavable Meals to Make in Your Dorm Room

    While many students have dining halls to keep them fed, others have to make do with nothing more than a mini-fridge and a microwave. This might seem meager, but after a summer in a 10′ x 10′ dorm room with just these two appliances, I mastered the art of microwavable meals. Here are some tips ...

  • College Jams: Music Streaming Services That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

    Jul 26, 2013 • Rob Zappulla • College LifeRead More »
    College Jams: Music Streaming Services That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

    In the increasingly expensive world that we live in, you, a college student, are going to find every way possible to cut costs. Luckily, this very same world has produced a number of music streaming services that can fit your lifestyle and, more importantly, your budget. While downloading sites like iTunes and Amazon are great ...

  • How to Prepare for Parents Weekend

    Jul 25, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    How to Prepare for Parents Weekend

    Parents Weekend usually falls about halfway into the fall semester at most colleges. The campus will have some scheduled activities planned for students and their parents. If your student is further away, it may be your first opportunity to see them in person, check out their fully-assembled dorm room, meet their friends, and see where ...

  • If You’re On the Fence about Greek Life, Rush Before Making a Decision

    Jul 25, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    If You’re On the Fence about Greek Life, Rush Before Making a Decision

    Greek life in college can be a ton of fun and help you grow your circle of friends, but it’s also a pretty big commitment. I came close to pledging a sorority in college and ultimately decided it wasn’t for me, but a lot of my friends were members and I know they had a ...

  • The Benefits of College Pets: Why You Should Have One (and What to Do if You Can’t)

    Jul 24, 2013 • Noelle Held • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of College Pets: Why You Should Have One (and What to Do if You Can’t)

    I am lucky enough to attend a college that lets students have pets on campus. I have friends who have dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and even a baby sugar glider on campus. College pets are great companions. It’s so nice to have something to come “home” to after class. I’m pretty sure that even my ...