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Campus Life Tricks: Dining Hall Food

by ValoreBooks

Coming back to campus after winter break is bittersweet: you get to see all your friends again, but gone are the days of long naps on the couch, endless hours of Netflix, and amazing home-cooked meals. Once again, you’re stuck eating food from the dining hall. But fear not! There are ways to spice up the menu. Get creative, combine ingredients, and make food items of your own devising. Need ideas? We’ve got some for you:

Pizza-Bagel

Pizza bagel

This is one of the easiest and the tastiest foods you can make in the dining hall.  All you have to do is to grab a bagel, slice it in half, and add tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Then, just pop it in the microwave! (If you prefer a crispier bagel, try toasting it first). Pro tip: Add toppings! You can add chicken, ham, or turkey slices, spinach, red pepper, onion, mushrooms, pineapple or olives. Yum!

 

trail mix

Trail mix

Stock up on nuts, peanuts, M&Ms, and chocolate chips from the ice cream section; sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raisins, and almonds from the salad bar; and your choice of cereal from the cereal bar. Combine in a bag and you’re all set! Perfect for class.

 

parfait

 

Breakfast parfait

Combine cereal, nuts, granola, and yoghurt with bananas, strawberries, mangoes—or any other fruits you love—in a cereal bowl. Put the fruit in first, then yoghurt, and the cereal, nuts, or granola on top. Easy, delicious, and healthy.

 

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Ice cream sandwich

Tired of all the boring desserts? Try using two cookies—or, better yet, two brownies—to make an ice cream sandwich. You can even sandwich the ice cream between two different kinds of cookies for maximum flavor!

 

quesadilla

Quesadilla

It’s not Mexican night at your dining hall? No worries! Place a flat-bread on a plate, add on your favorite cheese, veggies, and beans and microwave! Here is your new favorite quesadilla!

 

panini sandwiches

Panini sandwich

If your dining hall has this heavenly machine, make use of it, now! Use your salad bar for healthy choices and cheese in between your favorite choice of bread. (You can also basically panini everything from PB&J and Nutella sandwiches to waffles.)

 

 

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7 reasons why you can’t live without your roommate

by ValoreBooks

 

1. Late night conversations

Roommates are always there when you need to vent about how unfair your Biology professor was at grading your midterm, or to gossip about the guy in class who finally asked you to get coffee.

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2. A go-to partner in crime

Who else is there to go to happy hour or late night fro-yo trips?

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3. Shared chores

Roommates make housework more manageable (or should).

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4. Company on lazy days

Pajamas, ice cream and Netflix are so much better when shared with your roommate.

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5. Shared closets

Two closets are always better than one.

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6. An honest opinion

Your roommate will tell you if your jeans are too tight.

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7. Never getting judged

You know you’ll never be judged for all the stupid things you do in your room.

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5 epic things to do in the cold

by ValoreBooks

Snowball fight 2

There’s no escaping winter, but that doesn’t mean you need to hide inside for its duration. Instead, bundle up, go outside, and:

 

Have a snowball fight. 

Obviously. Round up as many friends as you can and get throwing! Want to take it to the next level? Try to beat the world record for the largest snowball fight in the world.

 

Blow frozen bubbles.

It only sounds stupid until you see how freaking awesome it looks. Plus, it’s so easy. Just score some store-bought bubbles and get to work with your bubble wand on an ice-cold day. Better yet, make your own bubble solution at home for free: mix three parts water with one part dish soap.

 

Build a multi-colored igloo.

Seriously, how cool does this look? Get outside and make your own personal (amazing) fort. Then Instagram it, because all of your friends will be jealous.

 

Construct your own ice rink.

Sure, building your own rink is complicated, but the results are worth the investment. Train to be the next hockey star or ice ballerina in your own back yard.

 

 

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Are you a savvy student?

by ValoreBooks

What does being a savvy student mean to you?

We asked students nationwide what it means to be savvy. Why? Because we wanted to broaden our definition of what it means to be a savvy student and to generate ideas on how to save money, make money, and get the most value out of your education. Today, we’re happy to share our results:

 

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Finals week as told by cute puppies

by ValoreBooks

Finally, classes are over and you’re just like…

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Finals are next week, but for now, you can take it easy.

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Then your roommate asks if you’ve started studying and you’re like… “Uhh maybe?”

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But before you can start, you have to clean up a bit. You can’t study when your room is a mess!

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Might as well get some exercise in too… it’s good for your brain!

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But then you realize that finals are literally days away.

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So you start to take things seriously.

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But then you get distracted again.

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Ok. So now you really start to get work done.

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Caffeine becomes your best friend.

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All-nighters are an everyday thing and you don’t even know what day it is.

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It’s finally time for exams and you are ready to do this. “Let’s do this!”

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You don’t even know if you did well or not.

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But, hey! It’s over! Dance party!

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No more finals! Well…until next semester. Peace out till then!

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