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    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 1 day ago | Rated: +30
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    Getting to Know Your New Roommate

    Getting to Know Your New Roommate
    Most college freshman are just now transitioning into college life. Moving into your dorm, getting acquainted with the campus and importantly, meeting your new roommate. If you decided to go the adventurous potluck route, getting to know your roommate can be confusing and awkward. After all, you will be living with this stranger for the next year. This task doesn't have ...
    Published 13 days ago | Rated: +9
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    Are You the Bad Roommate?

    Are You the Bad Roommate?
    A very wise man once said, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate.” Okay, it was Conan O’Brien, not Confucius, but it still might hold truth. After all, nobody’s perfect so your normal may be someone else’s weird. There are ways to cope with bad roommates – but that’s almost easier than realizing that you are ...
    Published 22 days ago | Rated: +20
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    21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use

    21 Cool Items All College Students Can Use
    We’ve found all of the stuff a college student could want – at the best prices around! This list includes everything that can be used in both dorm rooms and apartments to keep the roommates at bay and to let you play. After all, what’s college if you can’t have a little fun in between classes? (Don’t worry – there are ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +37
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    College Dorm Packing Checklist

    College Dorm Packing Checklist
    By now, you've probably started to think about packing for college. While it's easy to get overwhelmed, remember that you're just going to college – not Mars. Every year, tons of students pack way too many items in fear they won't be prepared. However, they arrive to learn that they have little space to store everything and end up regretting packing ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping

    Budget Savvy Back to School Shopping
    Heading to college is exciting…and expensive! Whether you're going for the first time or returning for a new semester, there are likely items you'll have on your shopping list that quickly add up to one hefty sum. Wise shoppers stretch dollars, so don’t overspend on things you don’t have to (which is pretty much everything, by the way). How? It’s easy ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +32
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    10 DIY Dorm Room Projects

    10 DIY Dorm Room Projects
    Summer’s not over yet (thank goodness). You still have plenty of time to think about what type of décor you’d like your dorm room to have – and then, instead of purchasing it, why not save some dough and create it? Worried that you’re not crafty enough? Don’t be! These projects aren’t difficult – they’re easy enough that any student can ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +30
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    Make Your Move-In Day Plan

    Make Your Move-In Day Plan
    Moving is stressful. If you haven’t done it before, brace yourself. Quite frankly, it’s the pits. I’m not trying to scare you – I’m just trying to prepare you. It’s crowded, hot and overwhelming. Oh yea, it is exciting, too. To maximize the exciting factor and minimizing the less desirable aspects, it’s best to prepare as early as possible for any ...
    Published 2 months ago | Rated: +25
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    5 Lessons Dorm Living Teaches You

    5 Lessons Dorm Living Teaches You
    Some students say that living on campus is helpful when attending college far from home, as it saves them both money and the hassle of securing off-campus housing. Other students choose to live on campus because it’s convenient when managing a full course load. For many students – both current and incoming – living on campus is simply a vital part ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +17
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    What to Ask Your Future Roommate

    What to Ask Your Future Roommate
    There’s so much to cover yet it can be so overwhelming that you have no idea where to begin! May we suggest starting with the essentials and building a roommate relationship from there? Here are ten questions to ask your future roommate to help prepare for the year ahead: 1. What time are you planning on moving in? Is anyone helping ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +39
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    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates

    Pros & Cons of Friends as Roommates
    Let's debate: should friends room together in college? This is an issue which can be especially relevant to incoming freshman when they are forced to decide upon a roommate. There are solid arguments to both sides. So, let's analyze the pros and cons of rooming with a buddy. It's up to you to determine which side you agree with most and ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +37
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    Future College Roommates and Facebook

    Future College Roommates and Facebook
    Incoming college freshman, understandably nervous about their future living arrangements, learn their roommate assignments and promptly log on their Facebook accounts to investigate their future roommates. Upon finding information they find favorable or, perhaps even, unfavorable, they began to immediately build friendships or put in for roommate changes, often without even meeting the assigned roommate. Weeding Out via Social Media: Useful ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +42
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    Communicating with Your Roommate

    Communicating with Your Roommate
    Living with a roommate is a uniquely collegiate experience which comes with its own set of challenges. You may have shared a room with your sister back home, but your relationship with your college roommate is not likely to be as immediately comfortable as your relationship with your sister. Unfortunately, it’s less acceptable to yell at your roommate to turn off ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +21
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    Considering Different Aspects of College Choices

    Considering Different Aspects of College Choices
    Deciding on a college will be one of the most important decisions you ever make. This may be a stressful decision process since you want to make the best choice for yourself. In order to choose the college that best fits you, you must consider many aspects. When making your choice, be sure to consider the following: 1. Location, Where Do ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School

    Why I Love Going to a Big Ten School
    When I was a senior in high school, I was only looking at colleges within the Big Ten. I came from a relatively small high school and I was ready for college to be an entirely new experience. I went from my high school of 800 people to my college of 40,000. I think what I wanted was pretty obvious. To ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +25
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    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips

    Roommate Relationship Maintenance Tips
    As we come to the middle of the semester, you’ll probably find that you’ve adjusted to life away from home and the familiar. I hope that it’s become easier to get yourself to class each day, practice study skills and make friends, but if not, never fear! There is still plenty of time to find your way. For many people, one ...
    Published 10 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Welcome Week Warnings

    Welcome Week Warnings
    The first week of college may not be the most stressful or overwhelming of your higher education career, but it is sure to be one of the most nerve-wracking. You've spent weeks, if not months, preparing for your move—you’ve bought extra-long twin size sheets, a shower caddy big enough for all your bath accessories, and enough notebooks to last you all ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +16
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    3 Ways to Resolve Your Roommate Crisis

    3 Ways to Resolve Your Roommate Crisis
    Roommate relationships can go a multitude of ways. People end up being the best of friends, they can’t stand each other or they just tolerate the other person with no real relationship. Of course everyone wants the first scenario to happen, especially since most people don’t know anyone their first week. But, if your roommate situation has been moving the opposite ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +15
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    Coping with a Bad Roommate

    Coping with a Bad Roommate
    You’ve got the roommate everyone dreads – they’re dirty, they use your stuff and they’re up all hours of the night doing who-knows-what with so-and-so. If they won’t leave your stuff alone, eat your food and borrow things without permission you’ve got different options (some of which are not recommended) of how to deal with the situation. You can deal with ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +21
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    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 12 months ago | Rated: +35
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