Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life
Why should you seek out community service or volunteer opportunities in addition to your high school or college coursework?
The concept of service is that it should be performed primarily for altruistic reasons. Pursuing community service or volunteer opportunities throughout your educational career demonstrates the type of person that you are.
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Posted on Monday, July 9th, 2012 under Humor, Student Life
If you plan on watching a college TV series or two to get an idea of what you can look forward to in the fall, you have a few options.
Whether you’re tuning into a current show or a classic, if you’re turning to them for more than pure entertainment value, it is important to consider just how realistic the program you’re watching really is!
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Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 under Academics, College Classes, Student Life
Maybe you’re taking a difficult class, maybe your workload’s out of control, or maybe life is distracting you — whatever the reason, you might need to improve your college grades, and quickly.
Bad grades CAN be turned around. It takes planning and hard work, but you can do it!
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Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 under Student Life
Although college students are normally active, it has been found that the number of registered organ donors among college-aged students is stagnant.
A study conducted by the University at Buffalo found that only 11 percent of students surveyed at two New York State universities had signed an organ donor card or had that portion of their driver’s license checked. Despite this, 80 percent of students desired to learn more about organ donation.
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Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 under Starting College, Student Life
College orientation is often the first official college event you’ll be invited to, so it’s normal to have questions about what to bring. The answer depends on whether the freshman orientation at your college will last just a few hours or a few days.
Many schools send out a list of what to expect from freshman orientation, and what to bring to the event. But if yours has not done so, here is an overview of what you may need.
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Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2012 under Student Life
Your college library is no longer just for checking out books.
In fact, there are several ways to put any college library to good use, helping you make the most of what your school offers.
The good news is that nearly everything you can do in the library is either free or inexpensive, so it makes sense to spend some time there both before and after your classes.
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Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012 under On Campus, Student Life
College students are busy, and we know it can be very difficult to fit in exercise when you have books to read, papers to finish and exams to take.
Even still, it’s easy to work exercise – even up to the recommended 30 minutes daily – into your routine.
Can you fit one of the following into your busy college schedule?
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Posted on Monday, March 5th, 2012 under Choosing a College, Starting College, Student Life
Disabled students about to begin college can expect schools to make several accommodations that enable them to have the same opportunities as their classmates.
If you are disabled in any way, you should learn the changes your college should be willing to make in order to give you the learning environment you need.
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Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2012 under Student Life, Travel
As it gets sunnier outside and your classmates make plans to travel, now is the time to start thinking about cheap spring break ideas to keep your checking account in good shape this season.
Avoiding the typical destinations is one way to save money. But even if your spring break would not be complete without a visit to a popular destination, you can use some money-saving tips.
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Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012 under Student Life
We know college community service is a great way to help others. But volunteering comes with plenty of benefits for you, too – the chance to explore longtime interests and discover new ones, make friends and have a genuine good time.
What’s more, community service can be excellent real-world training for that summer internship or job you’re hoping to land.
But how can you find community service activities if you are a college student with a full schedule? Follow these tips to find out what options are available to you.
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Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 under Student Life
Being on your own for the first time gives you freedom to eat what you want, when you want. That fifteen pounds did not come just from hours spent studying in the library. It also comes from eating unhealthy cafeteria food and one too many sugary lattes from the campus coffee shop.
Eating healthy and exercising will help you keep a good attitude, feel better and enjoy your freshman year.
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Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 under Campus Correspondents, Student Life
Joining a sorority or fraternity may seem like the only way to make friends and get involved at a school where Greek life is big, but it may not be the right association for you.
Campus correspondent Devon Abelman says to follow your passion and find an organization that is the best fit for you and will help you get the most out of your college experience.
» Read More of Skipping Greek Life, Even if You’re Surrounded
Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2011 under Choosing a College, On Campus, Student Life
As the movement to go green gains traction in the US, it’s no wonder that bikes are becoming one of the most popular means of transportation on college campuses across the nation.
Since we recently published a blog post on the advantages of riding bikes in college, we thought it only fair to let you know where you can find some of the most bike-friendly campuses in America.
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 under Academics, Student Life
Integrity is a difficult concept to define. We all have it, but few can clarify its meaning.
We mostly know that “integrity” is some condition of steadfast morality or ethical principle, but that “definition” doesn’t capture the immense importance of subjectivity. One person’s “integrity” could be inconsistent with another’s.
Some people believe that the quality of integrity varies based on circumstances. But nothing could be further from the truth!
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Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2011 under Academics, College Classes, Student Life
As the registration deadline for your next semester of college classes creeps closer and closer, it is essential that you be prepared.
A lot of careful consideration must go into deciding which classes to register for each semester in order to ensure that you stay on track with your degree program as well as experience, learn and accomplish everything that you would like to in these four short years.
Here are a few tips to help you get through the registration period stress-free and end up with a college class schedule that rocks.
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