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don't procrastinate

7 ways to stop procrastinating

As the end of the semester draws near, so do your finals—whether they come in the form of a test, paper, research project, presentation, pubic performance, or whatever else your professors may have cooked up to test your comprehension of material …… Read More

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5 ways to save money in college  

At ValoreBooks, our goal is to help you save money on more than just textbooks—which is why we’re here to help you save money on everything else in college, too. Why? Because getting an education shouldn’t cost any more than it …… Read More

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The best weird holidays to celebrate on campus

College life is dominated by long classes, constant studying, and lots of stress. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. All you need is something to celebrate! To that end, here are our favorite weird holidays you can celebrate solo …… Read More

Ellen’s story: A year to remember

Ellen’s story: A year to remember

Like many college students, during my first years in school, I stressed over exams, juggled parenting with school work, and fretted over getting all my reading done. But, unlike many students, in my third year of college, I had to overcome more than I ever thought possible. …… Read More

college mascots

Crazy college mascots that really exist

A good college mascot intimidates the competition and riles the crowd. Bears, tigers, steers, eagles, and buffaloes are just a few among many viable options. But these colleges have decided to forego the obvious in favor of…well, the following:                             The Banana …… Read More

reality of college and work

Reciprocal benefits: Your classes can help you in the real world

For many students, there is a delay between the acquisition of knowledge and the application of that knowledge in the real world.  To learn something in theory is of course useful; however, to be able to put it into practice immediately …… Read More

movies about school

The 15 best movies about school

The excitement of school life has long been fodder for Hollywood. Why? Because high school and college life is full of drama. School is where we make friends and enemies. It’s where we fall in and out of love. It’s even …… Read More

Infographic: Are internships the new interview

INFOGRAPHIC: Are internships the new interview?

Internships are becoming increasingly more important with each new group of college graduates. Internships allow students to break into their industry of study and gain real-world experience and skills. Internships can also be a direct pathway to securing a job at …… Read More