How to Recover from a Hard Freshman Year

How to Recover from a Hard Freshman Year

The most difficult time in college isn’t when all the senior year exams and papers need to be completed. Instead, it’s often the experience of freshman year that’s the most trying. Students have to adapt to a whole new lifestyle and workload while being “on their own” for the first time in their lives. Some ...

Why It’s Okay to be Single in College

Why It’s Okay to be Single in College

You know the scene: you take a break from studying and glance over social media, and all of your feeds are flooded with high school friends getting married and having babies. Meanwhile, you still spend your Thursday nights with your dog binge-watching Supernatural on Netflix. I mean, that can’t just be me. Can it? Being ...

Specialized Apps for Studying

Specialized Apps for Studying

The grind of never-ending study and submitting assignments on time legitimately wears down college students. Your academic success is closely aligned with how you organize and plan to meet test dates and deadlines. Luckily, you can put your mobile devices to work to help you study smarter. Here are two apps: one for Apple devices ...

Eleven Things First Time Renters Should Do

Eleven Things First Time Renters Should Do

So you’re leaving the dorms (or your parent’s house) and heading out on your own. Congratulations! Here are some tips to help you navigate apartment hunting and utilities. Do keep in mind that your particular rent situation will vary based on what you’re renting (house, apartment, room, duplex…) and where you’re renting it. 1. Know ...

Why You Should Take Summer Classes

Why You Should Take Summer Classes

Okay, so spending summer in a classroom is basically the nightmare of every elementary, middle, and high school student. “Summer school” is more like a term of punishment rather than an enthusiastic suggestion. What makes college any different? You might still miss out on all that beach time, sleeping in, and generally not thinking about ...

Managing Your First Credit Card

Managing Your First Credit Card

Turning 18 means that you’re suddenly allowed to do a bunch of cool things that you just weren’t mature enough for a few days earlier. You can buy Sharpies, sign things on your own behalf and go skydiving. Responsibility ramps up as well: any felonies you commit will now be on your permanent record and ...