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  • 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...

  • College Student Guide: How to Prep for Parents Weekend

    Aug 8, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • College LifeRead More »
    College Student Guide: How to Prep for Parents Weekend

    Parents Weekend can bring students both excitement and anxiety. This is especially true of college freshmen, whose parents are often arriving on campus for their first extended visit. My first Parents Weekend seemed to come just as my new college social life was starting to feel comfortable. I had made a solid group of friends [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...