Posts Tagged ‘college’

How To Deal With College Exes

How To Deal With College Exes

In college, just like in Mexican prison, there’s only one rule: don’t fall in love. However in college, just like in Mexican prison, following that rule is more difficult than it seems. There are many similarities between college and Mexican prison, such as the fact that I’ve spent four years in both, but that’s an ...

Your College Apartment Checklist

Your College Apartment Checklist

Thankfully, dorm housing doesn’t last forever. Soon (or now) you’ll be looking for an off-campus apartment, either for the academic year, your summer internship, or for both. Fortunately, I have you covered with what you’re looking for in an apartment. 1. People You Know The first and most important part of your housing is living ...

The Pros and Cons of Campus Jobs

The Pros and Cons of Campus Jobs

Is it worth it to work at your college while taking classes at the same time? You know the short version of this post (Pro: you get money. Con: you have to work more.) but every job is different, and some might be more suited to your taste than others. Here’s a rundown on the ...

How To Make Studying Less Painful

How To Make Studying Less Painful

That textbook is just sitting there. The first hour of studying always appears to be unbearable. Luckily, we’ve got some solid advice to make studying less painful. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield calls this force Resistance in his book The War of Art. Resistance is a force that everyone faces, every day, in some way, shape, ...

The Unwritten Rules of College

The Unwritten Rules of College

Here’s a list of my unwritten rules of college: You will not look like a total loser eating alone in the dining hall: you will, however, look kind of like a loser, and less like a loser depending if you go at a quiet time. Depending on the food it’s worth it. Never trust anyone who ...

The Importance Of Taking Notes

The Importance Of Taking Notes

Being a college student means taking a few classes that make you take notes every single class. This can get a little boring sometimes, and it might even make you want to skip class. But why are those notes important? Here is why I think they are. Good Notes = Good Grades I’m not going ...

How To Handle The Fourth Quarter

How To Handle The Fourth Quarter

You’re back from Spring Break, and it’s the second half of the second semester. That means this is the fourth quarter, and, if Basketball has taught me anything, it’s that the fourth quarter is the only quarter worth watching. Baseball wise, this is the home-stretch. Hockey wise, I have no idea. I don’t watch hockey. ...

The Importance Of Standing Out In College

The Importance Of Standing Out In College

Some people go to college and focus solely on their schoolwork. That’s great and all; I have nothing against that really. But are you standing out by simply going to class and going home everyday? Here are some reasons why you should think twice about just focusing on your academics during your college career. Student ...

30 Cheap Date Ideas For College Students

30 Cheap Date Ideas For College Students

Here’s something new: you’re in college and you’re broke. Actually, that’s not new. And your cash flow is even smaller once you find a significant other. In just a few words, here are some cheap date ideas that can help you save money and have fun at the same time! Watch the sun set – ...

Hard-Learned Advice: College Edition

Hard-Learned Advice: College Edition

This Sunday, as we recover from the weekend, I thought I’d reminisce with you. As a Senior, I’ve learned an awful lot of things the hard way, and I thought I’d share it with you. Following advice can be tougher than learning it, but I thought I’d give you some of the more painful lessons my friends ...

Studying, And The Art Of Cramming

Studying, And The Art Of Cramming

In college, there’s a lot to do. There are friends and parties and adventures and classes and, sometimes, one of these things can sneak up on you, forcing you to scramble to meet a deadline. And that’s where the cramming comes in. I’m not talking “three days until the midterm” cramming, either. I’m talking “this ...

Filing Your 2012 Taxes in College: A Checklist

Filing Your 2012 Taxes in College: A Checklist

Guess what? It’s tax season. What are you going to do about it? For college students, filing taxes is an incredibly daunting task. After voting on taxes last November, and listening to endless political arguments about who should pay them, the last thing you want to do is file your taxes. Well, whether you’re claiming ...

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