A Freshman’s Guide to Doing Laundry

As you begin your first year at college, you’re going to learn how to master some new skills: how to take effective notes; write a twenty-page term paper; and find work-study balance are just a few. Chances are that you are living in a resident hall and this is the first time you will live alone and that you are not used to doing certain things by yourself i.e. washing your dirty clothes. What better time to learn it than now? Here are is simple guide to doing your laundry. (more…)

Great Campus Novels

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. (more…)

Tips on Choosing a Major

By the end of your sophomore year, most students have already decided on their major(s) or at least have a good idea of what it will be. However, if you are one of the many students who enter college not knowing what they want to study, then that is perfectly okay! To get the ball rolling on selecting your majors, here are a few advice and suggestions:

How to Pack When Returning From Abroad

You have just spent the semester or year in a foreign country where you mastered the language, immersed yourself in the local culture, saw some pretty amazing sights, and gained a whole new perspective about yourself and the world. Kudos to you for completing your study abroad experience! Now that your exchange is coming to an end, you are due to fly back home shortly. You look at your closet and the various souvenirs and objects you’ve collected since you arrived overseas. You’re thinking how the heck am I going to fit all this into my luggage? (more…)

3 Reasons to Not Facebook

Ask a random college student (or anyone on the street for that matter), and I can most certainly guarantee you that he or she uses Facebook. Unless you have been living under a rock, you must know that Facebook is a widely popular social networking website that has changed the way people communicate and connect with each other. Everyone can now get the most up-to-date information and photos from your Facebook page and you can still in touch with those whom you do not get to see regularly. (more…)

Bucket List for Graduating Seniors

If you are reading this, you are probably a college senior. Congratulations on making it thus far! These four years at college really do fly by and now you may have mixed feelings about this period in your life: you might feel nostalgic and reminiscent of your good-old college days and memories and wish to stay longer. On the other hand, you might be itching to get the heck out of there and move on and open the next chapter. Whatever your sentiments are, here are a few suggestions on what you should do before walking across the podium and picking up your college degree: (more…)

5 Tips to Cut College Tuition Costs

It’s no secret that college tuition is rising and college students are taking out more and more loans to cover the difference. Looking at that balance you owe after you collect your college degree, those numbers are both staggering and daunting. According to the Project on Student Debt, the average student loan debt just passed $25,000 in 2011. Twenty-five grand! Imagine what you could do instead with that amount: buy a car, put a down payment on a house, go on a luxurious trip around the world, and many more. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce college tuition costs during your four years at school. (more…)

5 Tips on Moving Out of the Dorm at the End of the Year

It is the end of the semester and you are busier than you have ever been during the whole year: you are busy pulling all-nighters, studying for finals, turning in those twenty page papers, and finishing up summer internship plans. In addition, there is a certain date and time for you to move out of your resident hall and you have not even started clearing out your room. Moving can be stressful and generally not fun, but with good planning you can move out of your dorm room without the need to scramble and with minimal hassle.

Here are some five helpful tips to keep at the back of your head: (more…)