Student Life >> Browse Articles

Browse Student Life Articles

  • +16

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College

    Valuable Life Skills Learned in College
    While everything you learn in college is important, there are some teachings that may come in handy more so in life than, say, how to balance the most complicated chemistry equations. Such lessons are actually not taught in courses, they’re learned throughout the experiences in college courses, social life and other daily activities. Here are some valuable life lessons you'll learn ...
    Published about 7 hours ago | Rated: +16
  • +11

    What’s Your Vote: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

    What’s Your Vote: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013
    It’s that time year of again. Just as college students are packing up and heading back to school, The Princeton Review releases its college rankings for the next school year. Among the rankings for students who study the most, happiest campuses and most politically active is the list that everyone’s clamoring to see: the top 10 party schools. [gate] Though the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +11
  • +101

    Becoming a Mentor

    Becoming a Mentor
    Lately, college students are going back to school with some much younger classmates. Through mentoring programs, undergraduates are becoming an integral part of kindergarten to sixth-grade classes around the country. And elementary and middle-school students are finding role models in their very own communities. Getting from Giving "The first time I went to Code Elementary School as a freshman, I was ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +101
  • +51

    How Can You Help Japan?

    How Can You Help Japan?
    Japan may be half a world away but you can still make a difference in the lives of those who survived the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami on March 11th. While you may be a poor college student, or about to become a poor college student, there are little ways for you to give back to families who have lost loved ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +51
  • +18

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate

    3 Great Reasons to Procrastinate
    Let’s face it: when you sit down to write that five-page paper on the comparisons and contrasts between the Women’s Rights and Feminist movements, you’re not going to jam it all out within an hour’s time – unless of course you’ve procrastinated to the point that you have just an hour left before the deadline. In that case, stop reading this, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +18
  • +8

    Paper Writing Panic

    Paper Writing Panic
    So, you have three papers to write and they’re all due in two weeks. Stay calm! Writing a research paper does not have to be a stressful exercise. Just follow the tips below and those papers will practically write themselves! Choose a TopicOften, the most difficult part of writing a paper is choosing a topic. Here are some ideas if you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +8
  • +30

    13 Wild College Campus Traditions

    13 Wild College Campus Traditions
    College campuses are rich with traditions, some even dating back hundreds of years. Because many of the traditions are so old, the origins of them are often unknown and have simply been passed down through generations of alumni. That almost makes it a bit more fun, though. As time passes, rumors spread, legends begin and each tradition seems to take on ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +30
  • +9

    Become a Microwave Master Chef

    Become a Microwave Master Chef
    Cooking is probably the last thing on your mind. But before you dial the corner pizza place or trudge down the hill to the dining hall, consider how cooking for yourself can actually save you time – and money. All you need is a microwave, a few utensils and an empty stomach. What You’ll Need to Get Started: Can opener Chef’s ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: +9
  • +23

    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester

    30 Easy Ways to Save Money This Semester
    A new semester is a fresh start, which means it’s a perfect time to refocus on your academics and, of course, your budget. Here are thirty easy ways you can begin to save within your daily life, from the way you approaching food to the way you dining to driving, there are easy ways to scrimp and save on just about ...
    Published about 8 hours ago | Rated: +23
  • +52

    Learn to Love Your New City

    Learn to Love Your New City
    So, you’ve made the big move to a new city! Whether you’ve moved for college, a new job, or a summer internship, getting acclimated to your surroundings is often the key to your success in any given place. Almost everyone goes through an adjustment period when they move to a new town. Hating the city in which you live can affect ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +52
  • +20

    How a Non-Profit Can Pay Your Tuition

    How a Non-Profit Can Pay Your Tuition
    In March 2009, the Senate approved a bill to broadly expand AmeriCorps — increasing the number of positions to 250,000 from 75,000. What’s more, the bill would raise the education stipend that goes to volunteers to $5,350 — the same as a Pell Grant. So what does this mean for the average college student? If the bill is passed and you ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +20
  • +16

    College Safety 101

    College Safety 101
    College, like the rest of life, has many things to enjoy but also has its share of risks. I’m not talking about “homework kills” either. There are many issues that affect the health and safety of both you and your friends. Knowing these safety concerns and how to protect yourself can allow you to have a safe and happy college experience. ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +16
  • +35

    Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories

    Fastweb Roommate Horror Stories
    With the start of the school year approaching, some of you may be meeting your new roommates for the first time in just a few weeks. And while most colleges go through an extensive matching game to find the perfect roommate for you, sometimes they miss the mark. While bad roommates seem torturous at the time, they make for a great ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +35
  • +31

    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love

    Student Volunteer Opportunities You'll Love
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +31
  • +12

    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships

    America’s 10 Best Colleges and Their Scholarships
    Just as high school students are getting into the thick of their college search, countless organizations release college rankings. The experts say that these rankings should be taken with a grain of salt, and they’re right. Finding the perfect college for you has nothing to do with the rankings. It’s about academic and social fit and in most cases, proximity to ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +22

    Five Things to Never Do in College

    Five Things to Never Do in College
    It’s hot. Even though I’m a writer and I believe a good writer should be able to describe anything, there doesn’t seem to be an accurate way to record the feelings of a t-shirt sticking to the small of your back, slimy lines of sweat sliding down your neck, the grit of dirty feet from wearing sandals. It’s just hot ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +22
  • +22

    Conquer Boredom

    Conquer Boredom
    Do you ever just get bored? Your to-do lists are complete, your friends aren't around for whatever reason and you don’t know what to do with yourself. Yeah, it happens. Sometimes you just want to do nothing and that’s OK, too. When you’re itching to accomplish something, it’s a terrible feeling to stare at the wall and feel like you’re wasting ...
    Published 29 days ago | Rated: +22
  • +14

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
    I’m going to give a little back-story on my experience with the fantastic test that everyone dreads – the SAT. I took it for the first time in the fall of my junior year and for the second time in the spring of that year. I did relatively well the first time I took the test, but it wasn't good enough ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +14
  • +12

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit

    500 Words, No Problem: 5 Tips for Staying Within the Admissions Essay Word Limit
    The college admissions essay is a part of the application process that often gives students the most anxiety. In the essay, applicants work hard to really let the admissions counselors get to know them beyond their test scores and grades. After writing what they feel is a nearly perfect essay the student finds out that their 800-word essay is longer than ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +12
  • +20

    Getting Along with Your Parents During College

    Getting Along with Your Parents During College
    College is like a colander — it strains things. Mostly relationships. Mostly relationships with your parents. The way I see it, there are two types of parental predicaments. The first is when you fight over issues that hadn’t surfaced when everyone was living together during high school. The second is when kids begin to see their moms and dads as people ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +20
Join Fastweb for FREE