Why You Need a Roommate Contract (and How to Write One)

Let’s face it: roommates can be a source of great joy—but also great tension. Over 75% of college freshman live with at least one roommate. If this includes you, it’s possible you may be enjoying genuine friendship with your roomie and having a blast. On the other hand, it’s possible that your living situation is rubbing you wrong and...

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Journeying with Jesus through College

“Spiritual formation” has been defined as the process of being conformed to the image of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God and the sake of others. In other words, it is a pilgrimage with a clear, specific destination: Christ-likeness. The apostle Paul speaks about this journey when

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Why Fall is a Great Time to Apply for College

Your senior year of high school is full of so many things…taking senior pictures, ordering your cap and gown, sending out graduation announcements, submitting photos, planning parties, senior trips, and on and on!  In the midst of it all, you’re probably dreaming of the independence of college. Maybe you already know your next...

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College in the Time of COVID

No one living in 2020 has managed to escape upheaval and change! COVID-19 has shifted our daily routines, and in some cases, drastically disrupted our lives.  And college life is no exception. Whether you’re entering college for the first time, or are a returning upperclassman, this fall’s college landscape will look anything but...

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How to Cling to Hope in Hard Times

There will be many things we walk through in this life that are dark and seem nearly hopeless. Life can be really beautiful and really hard—sometimes at the same time. There will be seasons that are dark and confusing, and other seasons that just feel long and full of endless waiting. In these times, it

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How to Stay Focused in College

There’s a lot going on at college. You’re probably juggling schoolwork, extracurriculars, a social life, a job, and a variety of other things all at once. It can be challenging to stay focused on one thing when there’s so much calling for your attention—especially when you add in noisy roommates, your ever-present social...

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How to Survive Self-Quarantine

There’s a lot that’s unsure in our world right now. Most people are either under a mandatory state or area lockdown, and many are self-quarantining to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19. While this season may seem strange and extraordinary, we can rest assured that God remains unchanged no matter our circumstances. We can...

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How to Stretch Your Budget When Money’s Tight

These days, your budget might not seem as reliable as it once was. Depending on your college’s response to the pandemic, you might find yourself working on schoolwork in isolation from your apartment and no longer working at your on-campus job. If money is feeling tight these days, you’re not alone. There are a lot

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How to Push Back the Darkness

There’s a lot happening in our world today, and it can be easy to despair. Many writers of old, including J.R.R. Tolkien, lived through a war, crushing poverty, injustice, and a variety of other cruelties, so writing a story where evil oppressed a world was simple because it reflected the actual world they lived in.

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Practicing Gratitude in Trying Times

There has been a lot of new information out there lately about how practicing gratitude can do a lot to relieve anxiety. If you haven’t spent a lot of time intentionally practicing gratitude, the process of it all may seem a bit foreign and strange. You might find yourself grateful for a lot of things,

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