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campus involvement

Getting Involved on Campus

Finding the balance between class, work, socializing, studying, and everything else can be extremely difficult. Many students question whether adding campus involvement, either in the form of organizations or clubs, is worth it. But I’m here to tell you it is! Here’s why: Better …… Read More

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The 7 most annoying people in every college class

College classes are often long and sometimes tedious. It’s hard enough to focus and take notes in a perfect learning environment, and harder still when class is disrupted (or group activities are sabotaged!) by one of the following: 1. The constant …… Read More

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7 of the world’s weirdest scholarships

Tired of applying for scholarships with thousands of applicants, that you have little to no chance of winning? Have other non-traditional talents or traits that separate you from the pack? Maybe you’re really tall. Or you know how to use duct …… Read More

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Your guide to better sleep in college

Getting the proper amount of shuteye in college is important not just for your sanity, but for your health. Not to mention your grades! But if you’re too stressed, or its too loud in your dorm, and you wake up every …… Read More

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The 51-year-old college freshman

I decided to go back to college last fall at the age of fifty-one after my youngest child graduated from high school. I had said for years that I was going to go back to school and now it was time …… Read More

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Young adult books everyone should read

The great thing about young adult books is that they’re not just for young adults. Sure, they may be written with young adults in mind. But their stories are jam-packed with action, tension, love, revelation, and everything else that makes great …… Read More

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10 things you didn’t know you could cook in a microwave

You probably think food on your campus could use an upgrade, especially if you’re eating in the dining hall or, worse still, in your dorm room, where your only available appliances are probably a microwave and a mini fridge. What you …… Read More

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The 4 best apps to keep you healthy and active in college

Trying to get fit or stay in shape in college is a difficult task. But, no matter how you choose to exercise, technology can do some of the heavy lifting. Here are four of the best apps to keep you healthy …… Read More