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  • Travel Tips to Live by for College Students and Recent Grads

    Sep 5, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    Travel Tips to Live by for College Students and Recent Grads

    When I went to Paris as a junior in college, it was my first time going abroad by myself, so I listened to advice of others who had done it before, but learned a few things as well. Whether you’re preparing to study abroad, taking a road trip across the country with your friends, or [&hellip...

  • The Empty Nest: Preparing for a Child Leaving for College

    Sep 4, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    The Empty Nest: Preparing for a Child Leaving for College

    I didn’t really know how to prepare for a child leaving for college. There was so much excitement with my oldest daughter through the college search process, getting college acceptances, choosing a college, and going to orientation. I was so happy about all the great experiences that were ahead for her. Then one day it [&hellip...

  • Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Sep 3, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Dorm Room Pets: Why Bettas Are The Best

    Living in a dorm doesn’t always mean giving up the companionship of a pet. While most schools don’t allow dorm room pets of the furry kind, some will allow fish. If you’re thinking of getting a fish, consider a betta fish. Bettas are easy to take care of and don’t need a lot of space. [&hellip...

  • Living Off Campus in College: Parents, Help Your Student Prepare

    Aug 26, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • College LifeRead More »
    Living Off Campus in College: Parents, Help Your Student Prepare

    Students may be in favor of living off campus in college for a variety of reasons, including saving money, having more freedom, and having more space. I tried it once back when I was a student, and found it wasn’t for me. But, I learned some valuable lessons that I will pass on to my [&hellip...

  • 4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    Aug 23, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    4 Tips for Maximizing Your Personal Space in College Dorms

    College dorms are notorious for being small. When you consider you’re sharing that space with another person, whether you know them or not, the lack of space can cause problems. Now, there’s no need to draw a line down the middle of your room to make it an even split (a lot of rooms aren’t [&hellip...

  • How to Get the Most Out of College Freshman Orientation

    Aug 19, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    How to Get the Most Out of College Freshman Orientation

    If you’re anything like I was when I started college, the thought of college freshman orientation has you utterly overwhelmed. All in one week, you’ll be attending back-to-back events, information sessions, and social ice breakers. New things will be flying at you at high-speed. While this hyper-business might seem overwhelming, it’s actually very helpful in [&hellip...

  • Why You Should Try Out an Unusual College Club

    Aug 15, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College LifeRead More »
    Why You Should Try Out an Unusual College Club

    In high school, I knew which clubs I loved, and which ones didn’t appeal to me. Going into college, I already had a pretty clear sense of what type of activities I enjoyed doing. I expected that I would pretty much join the same clubs in college that I enjoyed in high school, like drama [&hellip...

  • College Wardrobe Essentials: 5 Staples for Every College Girl’s Closet

    Aug 15, 2013 • Rachel Braedyn • College LifeRead More »
    College Wardrobe Essentials: 5 Staples for Every College Girl’s Closet

    Looking good on a college budget isn’t difficult. Just keep a few high-quality college wardrobe essentials on hand that you can pair with other items of clothing. These fashion staples can be worn hundreds of different ways with clothes and accessories you already own to create a new style. 1. Cute, Comfy Flats Most college [&hellip...

  • The Benefits of Being a Residential Assistant

    Aug 14, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    The Benefits of Being a Residential Assistant

    This past year, my freshman year of college, I was lucky to have a great residential assistant (RA). Like me, he was a writing major, and we shared many of the same interests. He told me about literary events around town, described his awesome internship at the local library, and encouraged me to apply to [&hellip...

  • 4 Reasons Why Not Having a Car in College Will Improve Your First Year

    Aug 14, 2013 • Leeann Sullivan • College LifeRead More »
    4 Reasons Why Not Having a Car in College Will Improve Your First Year

    Regardless of whether your campus is urban, rural, all-inclusive, or only partially integrated, not having a car in college can enhance your first-year experience. Shortly before my first year of college, I bought a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo for $2000. It had over 150,000 miles on it, the ceiling fabric draped into my eye line, and [&hellip...