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    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College

    Pack It Up: What to Bring to College
    Soon you’ll be packing your bags for college. But packing them with what? Countless freshmen arrive at the dorms lugging massive boxes and suitcases only to discover that they brought too much or forgot something. By bringing the right items with you, you’ll get a good start on the school year without worrying about buying or returning items. What to Wear ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +233
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    Roommates 101

    Roommates 101
    I heard all the roommate stories before I started college. The majority of them were about how awful roommates were and how it was impossible to get along. I had a major case of roommate phobia before I started college and I was convinced that I would get a psychopath for a roommate. To my surprise, my roommate and I became ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +105
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    Apartment Hunting Questions

    Apartment Hunting Questions
    Great! You've finally found a few available apartments and you've made an appointment to take a look. But what should you look for? When you're looking for the perfect apartment for school, keep these questions in mind. They'll not only make the process more organized but also find a place that meets your academic, social, and personal needs. Payments How much ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +36
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +35
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +32
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    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By

    Survive Dorm Life: Rules to Live By
    Where else can you make lasting friendships, have too many all-nighters and eat lots of ramen all under one roof? Dorms add a lot to the college experience, giving you the opportunity to live with students who are going through the same things you are. Know what to expect once you move in and get the most out of your dorm ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +31
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +30
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    The Forgotten College Student

    The Forgotten College Student
    This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +29
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +29
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +29
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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 3 months ago | Rated: +27
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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 4 months ago | Rated: +27
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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 16 days ago | Rated: +25
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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 16 days ago | Rated: +25
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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 7 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 28 days ago | Rated: +23
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    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work

    Residential Life: A Place to Live and Work
    There’s at least one in every college dorm. From mediating arguments between clashing roommates to diffusing finals week stress, they look out for their residents. They're Resident Assistants, more commonly known as RAs, and they're an integral part of dorm life. An Uncommon Job An RA is usually in charge of a floor or a wing of residents. Their responsibilities ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    15 College Dorms with Crazy-Awesome Amenities

    15 College Dorms with Crazy-Awesome Amenities
    Why live in a cell-like dorm when you can have the comforts of home? Or, perhaps even, an upgrade from home. Many of these dorms are more luxury resort hotels than typical college residence halls. Some schools have one ultra-fancy dorm (specified), while others have dorms that are so luxurious, we couldn’t pick just one. Chances are that students living on ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +23
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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 8 months ago | Rated: +22
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