Living on a college campus certainly has its perks, but sometimes the meal plan isn’t one of them. Whether you’re paying for your meal plan or not, there can be motivation for a student to wish to venture to a local grocery store to find their own food. And while there’s no problem with a little extra food on the side, spending money on grocery shopping week by week can be a huge financial burden for anyone. Here are some tips to manage grocery shopping on a college budget: Read More
Whether you live in a dorm and want to save money on your meal plan or are an apartment dweller that doesn’t always trust their cooking skills, recipes for cooking with your microwave can really come in handy. They’re quick, easy and affordable and there are hundreds of them out there online and they prove that just because you cook something in the microwave doesn’t mean that it came out of a package! Read More
However you like to get your caffeine — coffee, tea, energy drinks, cola — chances are, you’re thinking mostly about the temporary lift for a long night studying for the big test, and not about the long-term effects. The good news is, not all effects are negative. Here are three benefits and three risks for students, according to the recent literature. Read More
We all know the feeling. Eyelids flickering in your late afternoon lecture, ready to shut. Repeated yawning in front of the computer screen at one in the morning when you have a paper due for your 8:00 am class. Exhaustion is unavoidable for busy college students, and its impacts on your work can be detrimental. But suppose you don’t want to join your friends in chugging Red Bulls, 5-hour ENERGY, and shots of espresso to stay awake? Luckily, there is a milder (and tasty) alternative. Read More
For the busy college student, dorm snacks are the definition of comfort food. No matter what delicious restaurants you blew your money on over the weekend, no matter how many trips to the cafeteria or campus cafés you’ve made, nothing quite beats having a stash of snacks under your bed or in your desk drawer to reach for after a grueling exam or during a late-night study session. Here are my top five college snack foods: Read More
College life is great at first. Tons of new people, a bunch of school-sponsored events for entertainment, and not-too-shabby eats in the dining hall (for glorified cafeteria food, that is). Life is good once move-in is over.
Then a few weeks go by.
Not only is there class to deal with, but the dining hall food is all starting to taste alike, there are fewer campus events to go to, and while the people may still be interesting, everyone’s getting a little tired of the same old thing. So now what? Read More
Everything about college and being a college student is a recipe for unhealthy habits. The late nights, the fried food, ramen, and more coffee than considered healthy, there is little hope for maintaining a healthy diet. Luckily for you, here are a few tips to keep you on track during your four years without losing any of the fun! Read More
As a college student, there are often few options available when the dining hall is serving yet another mysterious casserole and questionable meat for dinner. Chinese takeout, pizza, ramen, and Easy Mac seem to be our staples. However, never forget that you can actually make your own meals—even if your dorm room doesn’t have a kitchen. All you need is a microwave and a mini-fridge to make the following easy and delicious recipes. Read More
Pizza served near the 24 hour library not quite as energy sustaining as you thought? You’re not alone. Across the country, students have been pushing for more healthy, sustainable (for your health and community health) food on campus. Before you reach for that 2nd burger with your dining dollars like it’s your only option, think twice. A tastier and healthier option might be more accessible than you think.