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  • 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...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • 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 [&hellip...

  • Day Napping 101: 4 Tips for Optimizing Nap Time

    Jul 24, 2013 • Brittany Moorman • College LifeRead More »
    Day Napping 101: 4 Tips for Optimizing Nap Time

      Day napping is an essential part of college. It is not always the case that you will be able to get a solid night’s sleep, and even if you do, stress can be exhausting. In order to be able to sneak in these essential day naps, you need to schedule them for the right [&hellip...

  • Spice Up a College Staple: 5 Tasty Recipes for Ramen Noodles

    Jul 19, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    Spice Up a College Staple: 5 Tasty Recipes for Ramen Noodles

    Ramen noodles are a college student staple, and for good reason: they’re cheap, delicious, and only take five minutes to prepare. I ate a lot of ramen my freshman year, so much so that I got a little tired of the flavors offered. I tried experimenting with my own flavorings, and I browsed ramen recipes [&hellip...

  • 5 Pinterest Boards for College Dorm Room Inspiration

    Jul 18, 2013 • Loretta Kay • College LifeRead More »
    5 Pinterest Boards for College Dorm Room Inspiration

    I knew from the start that I wanted my dorm room to look amazing. I was excited to have a blank space to decorate and make my own. In search of design inspiration, I turned to Pinterest, a great source for all kinds of home decor ideas. Here are five Pinterest boards that give great [&hellip...

  • 5 Tips for Maintaining a Friendship Over a Long Distance

    Jul 18, 2013 • Leeann Sullivan • College LifeRead More »
    5 Tips for Maintaining a Friendship Over a Long Distance

    Maintaining a friendship over a long distance can be trying, but the friends who are willing to put in the effort are the ones who ultimately matter the most. For me, this has especially been true with my best friend from college, who is now 700 miles away from me. Distance has not only made [&hellip...

  • College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    Jul 17, 2013 • Sarah Teczar • College LifeRead More »
    College Community Service Keeps You Connected

    When I was a student, college community service opened my eyes to what a beautiful area my school was in, helped me meet some amazing new people, and took me out of my comfort zone. I went to college in a tiny town in the middle of Ohio, surrounded by farmland and Amish country. As [&hellip...