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Being Shy in College

Being Shy in College

Even if you and your roommate aren't exactly Ted and Marshall, there are many ways to get to know other students.

Laura Magerkurth
Published November 12, 2012
Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

Financial and Educational Benefits of ROTC: Is It Right for You?

Student contributor, Dante, shares about a different way to pay for college -- ROTC.

By Dante Jordan
Published September 13, 2011
My First 4 Weeks of College

My First 4 Weeks of College

Laura gives an honest account of the first few weeks of college.

By Laura Magerkurth
Published September 12, 2012
Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

Ways to Educate Yourself for Free

Kizzy shares ways that you can educate yourself for free. And who doesn't like free learning?

By Kizzy Preston
Published November 23, 2011
What I Wish I’d Known Before College

What I Wish I’d Known Before College

Getting peer-to-peer advice can really help with the college transition.

Laura Magerkurth
Published April 7, 2014
Surviving Midterms

Surviving Midterms

Midterms causing a meltdown? Kristen has ways to fight it.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published October 18, 2011
Working Out Your Workout Plan

Working Out Your Workout Plan

Raheem shares how to work out a workout plan at your school.

By Raheem Smith
Published February 1, 2012
Working the Meal Plan at Your College

Working the Meal Plan at Your College

Kristen shares her creative dining plan for her college dining plan.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published August 25, 2011
Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Advice from a Scholarship Winner (and Loser)

Scholarships are like the lottery: you can't win if you don't play.

Samantha Starkey
Published August 25, 2014
The Stages of College Essay Writing

The Stages of College Essay Writing

The college essay occurs in three stages: topic-storming, actual writing, and the dreaded editing period.

Maya Moritz
Published September 10, 2013
How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

How to Avoid Bad Teachers and Snag the Good Ones

Ann walks through the importance of finding out more about your professors before you enroll in the class.

By Ann Mallick
Published June 14, 2012
Freshman Year Feelings

Freshman Year Feelings

Alaina shares her first year college fears and excitement.

By Alaina Martini
Published August 19, 2011
Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Be a Social Networking Sleuth

Use social networks to get a good look at the school you're interested in.

By Kristen Lemaster
Published March 23, 2012
Senioritis: An Epidemic

Senioritis: An Epidemic

Lahela shares her frustrations with senioritis.

By Lahela Maxwell
Published September 25, 2012
Examining the College Journey

Examining the College Journey

The freedom that you’ll have once you arrive on campus is unlike anything you’ve ever known, but there are some aspects of this liberty that may surprise you.

Laura Magerkurth
Published September 10, 2013
Second Semester Motivational Tips

Second Semester Motivational Tips

How on earth can we keep ourselves motivated when the end seems so close and yet so far?

McKenzie Nevins
Published December 12, 2014
The Meaning Behind Community Service

The Meaning Behind Community Service

Community service offers so many wonderful life experiences and lessons, not to mention, will look great on your college applications.

Alison Graham
Published December 3, 2012
A Few Minor Problems

A Few Minor Problems

Raheem shares his experience as a 17-year-old in his freshman year of college.

By Raheem Smith
Published March 5, 2012
College Life Versus the "Real" World

College Life Versus the "Real" World

In the "real" world, it is very possible to find yourself in a job you don’t like, surrounded by coworkers you don’t like, longing for your old college days.

Kizzy Preston
Published October 9, 2013
Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Finding Your Perfect Roommate Situation

Sometimes, students discover that rooming with a stranger is better than they ever expected. Suddenly, you're like two peas in a pod!

Laura Magerkurth
Published February 7, 2014