Archive for July, 2012
Finals are over, you’re moved out of your dorm, and best of all summer vacation is here! This means you can pull out that reading list that you have been meaning to go through but couldn’t because you were too busy reading those boring, dense texts assigned by your professors. Along with the titles that you already scribbled down, consider the following great novels set on campus. Read More
Oh no! The summer’s already halfway over, and you’ve yet to do anything more exciting then working your dull summer job and going on late-night McDonald’s runs with your best friend. You need a thrill, something to fully exploit the warm, sunny weather and freedom from academia. Read More
This time of year, many friends and siblings are graduating, or have graduated, from high school. This means that the quest for the perfect gift is in progress, and it can be hard! Sure, you can get your grad a daily planner, or money, or gift cards, but where is the fun in that? Here are a few really unique gifts that your grad will love. Keep in mind that many times, expensive gifts are not always the most special. Read More
No matter where you are in the world or what you’re doing with your summer, there’s no doubt that the long warm days can do a number on all that studying from the previous semester. Instead of letting everything you learned go to waste, it’s important to retain what you’ve learned, especially if that includes material from courses relating to the ones you’ll be taking in the future. Keeping up with study habits isn’t nearly as hard as it seems when you put a regular effort in while managing to enjoy the break from school. Read More
For the majority of my life, I have to say I was an avid PC fan. Apple computers seemed inconvenient since most people didn’t work with their operating system. However, after buying my first laptop computer (an HP PC), I was left craving a Mac. Read More
Okay, everyone knows procrastination is bad, bad, bad. In 99% of cases, procrastinators end up hating themselves for wasting the precious time they could have spent doing absolutely anything else containing any ounce of productiveness. The 1% of the time in which they ace the paper/project/test etc. is a 100% fluke. Read More
Many college students feel the need to go up and down the aisles of Bed Bath and Beyond or Target and buy every college accessory in site. However, as fully stocked as these stores are, they may not hold everything you need throughout the year.
Here are some things I wish I had brought with me on my first year of college.
Urban life has a lot to offer for college students – diversity, interesting people, employment, internships, nightlife, history, art, and culture. But the city’s high cost of living and numerous expensive allures can empty your wallet and drain your bank account if you’re not careful. Here are some tips on enjoying the city without burning a hole in your pocket. Read More
Whether you have straight hair and long for luscious waves and curls or have curly hair and are just striving for a way to tame it without resorting to straightening it, most curling methods like irons and hot rollers are not only tedious and difficult but also can cause a lot of damage to your hair when used too often. However, there are other techniques that are not only simple (and affordable!) but won’t do nearly as much damage to your hair, if any at all. Read More
Traveling on a budget is no easy task, especially when there can be a multitude of places worth visiting. In New England, a great way to travel from state to state while being able to have plenty of lasting experiences is by journeying along the East coast. Depending on where you’re starting obviously impacts the trip, but let’s assume you’re venturing from south to north, beginning in Connecticut. Read More