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College. You know, the usual: risqué Halloween costumes, strings of all-nighters, beer pong contests and stories to last for decades…oh, and the four-year process of earning a diploma. But with the current state of our nation’s economy, our degrees are not as highly valued as they used to be, despite the rising prices of our annual tuition, textbooks and time.
• 3 cheap and chic outfits for going out • Why being rejected might be the best thing that's ever happened to you • The best websites for procrastinating • How to survive financially after graduation • 8 ways to be greener and save money at college • Meet the Alliance of College Editors • Top 5 productivity apps for college student
• 5 ways to save cash in college • Clean up your dorm room in 60 seconds • Why you should use Linkedin before graduation • Cleaning out pre-college clutter • 12 Twitter tips for students • Do you like this on-campus look? • How to score a summer internship
I am sort of floundering right now. I mean, high school was easy. All throughout high school, I had one goal: Get into a good college. I knew I had to turn in my homework, to get A’s on tests, to play sports, take on leadership positions, etc. Everything I did, I did with the idea of, will this help me get into college? But now, I have no idea what I should be doing.
Sorority recruitment can be many things: fun, intense, scary, adventurous, and exciting - but it can also be brutal. Warning: Expect tears. While many girls will end up in their dream house, there are plenty of potential new members that will not get their first choice house and some girls who won't get in a house at all!
College introduced me to my best friends (who ended up not being my best friends senior year, but oh well), girls that compulsively wore Uggs and North Face jackets to class, stereotypes unknown in high school (hello frat boys), frenemes, coffee buddies, and classroom peers, and a few boys I wish I never met.
Your boxes are unpacked, your bed is made, and your parents have left the building. You are officially a college student. Woohoo! No more living under their rules. You are a free adult livin’ the dorm life. It takes a few days of getting used to, but you’re finally feeling settled. You’ve even sorta mastered the cafeteria slop. This whole college thing isn’t so hard after all.
Now let me start this off by saying I have nothing against freshman. I volunteer at Orientation every year. I dutifully hand out identification cards and point them in the direction of the cafeteria/registrar/financial aid office. I’ll help them get through Writing 101. I’ll edit their articles. I’ll listen to their incessant chatter in the library with mild amusement. But um…well…actually, it’s probably a little bit more than mild amusement.
Hooking up in college is an art. Hooking up in college during Halloween weekend is a true feat. And that's why we set up a do's and don'ts guide for your viewing pleasure. Someone's gotta look out for you, right? So sit down, take notes, and prepare for the worst most successful Halloween shenanigans yet.
Halloween in college is a big deal. Major, really. You may have thought you hit your trick-or-treating peak in the 3rd grade when you wrapped yourself in tinfoil and went out as leftovers, but think again.
Hey Dude, I am a 21-year-old female and I have strong feelings for an instructor (24 or 25 years old) at college. He teaches a small studio setting course of 8 students including myself so we have a lot of one on one interaction. Also, he has made himself readily available to all of his students outside of the classroom setting (like some of the other instructors at my college).
Post-grad life is a lot about taking two steps forward only to take a step back. Some days, you feel like you’re ahead of whatever curve you’ve set for yourself and then other days, you feel like you’re falling behind.
Relationships are great, there's always someone to give you attention, to go eat with, to be your date to parties, and so many more activities (wink wink, nudge nudge)! But somewhere along the relationship journey, it's easy to forget that you have friends that can do (most of) the same things your significant other can.
• Choose the major that will get you to your dream job • 3 fun and unexpected Halloween costumes • Just a typical college ACB thread • Tailgating on the cheap • Do's and don't of bringing a laptop to class • Unusual careers for college grads • 4 habits you should adopt in college
Dear Residents, Now that your boxes are unpacked and you've begun sneakily drinking and smoking illegal substances in your rooms, I feel it is time we had a little chat. There are a few things that we need to get clear right now so that we can all happily coexist for the remainder of the year.
• How to have sex without regrets • I can't find one boyfriend, but he marries his 4th wife • 7 easy ways to get healthier • College girls finally close the marriage gap • Justin Bieber's laser tag scandal • Looks that should be left behind in college • OMG. Michael Lohan. You're the worst!
Departments require senior research projects, senior thesis papers, senior seminars, and projects of all kind for graduation. But are these projects, these courses, actually doing students any good? Yes, my scholarly writing will improve as I work on this, but what good will that do me when I’m looking for a job? It's not like my resume needs citations or annotations or intense research.
Fall is in full swing. The pumpkin spice lattes are a part of your daily ritual. You’ve broken in your new fall boots. You’ve given up that whole turning over a new leaf idea - you know, the one that involved getting your homework done on time. And hey, just in time for midterms too.
• 3 places to meet guys in college • Halloween costumes you'll wear again • Why it's good to go to college far from home • The Rappin' Librarians (video) • Pay off your college debt now • 8 Brain Boosting Foods • Vote now for a national homecoming queen (and be eligible to win MONEY)
When you’re in college, everyone knows there are the classes you take because you have to and then the classes you take because they’re actually going to help you in life. Anthropology of Magic? A major sophomore year mistake. Unless my letter to Hogwarts got lost in the mail, I’m never going to need to know how to read tealeaves. Wine and Spirits? Fun, but again- not exactly functional in the job world.
The Huffington Post created this gem of a slideshow several days ago. Liz O’Neill claims that the usual reasons your roommates loathe you (you’re a slob, a mooch, etc.) are veils for deeper, subtler issues. Actually, they hate you because you are prettier than them. And, you’re going to make more money than them in a few years!
Remember when going back-to-school meant a new box of crayons and a slammin’ new backpack (L.L. Bean. Initialed, obviously)? If you’re headed back to college this fall, no doubt this bit of nostalgia has probably crossed your head at some point or another. For collegians, a new year usually brings with it new housing, and more importantly, returning to the center of your social universe: friends, parties, and never-ending entertainment all a quad’s walk away.
Common wisdom should tell you that movies and clubs are great places to take a first date. don't take your first date to any of the following places. But sometimes where you are and what you're doing plays a key role in whether things go well or not. However if you want to start a potential relationship off on the right foot, don't take your date to any of the following places.
Joining a sorority is a huge time, financial and social commitment. It's more than choosing a place to live for the next school year; the chapter you join determines who your friends will be, what your social life will look like and even your life post-grad