Christmas Presents on a Student Budget

The holly is hung, the mistletoe is strung, and Christmas is right around the corner. The holidays are always a lovely time of year, and being on a college campus can make everything seem especially cheerful and bright. Twinkle lights sparkle on trees, wreaths adorn school building doors, and Christmas parties (and cheesy sweaters)...

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How to Stay Motivated

There’s no doubt about it: there’s a lot to accomplish each day when you’re a college student. You’ve got classes to attend, papers to write, projects to finish, extracurriculars to participate into, and perhaps a job to work as well. Not only that, but somewhere in there, you probably want to make time for the...

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Balancing School and a Job

There’s no doubt about it: money can feel tight when you’re a college student. You have textbooks to pay for, a grocery bill to foot—not to mention, it’d be nice to have a little extra cash here and there to fill in the gaps and go out and do something fun. It’s not a bad

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Transitioning to Dorm Life

Dorm life can be an absolute blast. Living on your own, with friends—and not just a room of friends but a whole building full of people your own age—can be a really fun and memorable experience. However, as with all community, living in close quarters with a lot of other people can also come with

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How to Make the Most of Your Winter Break

If you live in a northern state, chances are good that you’ve already seen snow flurries starting to fall, which means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. Along with the holidays comes the anticipated winter break—no homework, a chance to see family and friends from back home, delicious home-cooked meals, and...

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How to Prep for a Job Interview

College is so important—but why? Not only do you cultivate a variety of life skills when you’re at school, but you’re attending classes, doing projects, completing homework, and learning invaluable expertise that will give you the mastery and competence of your chosen academic path. Going to school gives you the know-how to...

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Why Failing Can Be a Good Thing

No, it’s not our goal that you get straight F’s in your classes your freshman year of college, but believe it or not, there are some good things that come forth from failure. In American culture, failure is often seen as a bad thing—society doesn’t seem to reward defeat, and we don’t talk about “failures

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5 Inexpensive Hang-Out Ideas

There’s no doubt about it: most college students don’t have a steady stream of cash at their fingertips. So how are you supposed to do anything fun?? It’s tough enough to make sure you have enough money each week to foot your grocery bill, let alone having enough left over to spend on gas, school

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Lonely

Everyone happens upon seasons of loneliness. Whether you’re in that weird season between high school and college, you’ve just arrived at your university, or you’re nearing the end of your college career and approaching graduation, it’s likely that if you haven’t felt the ache of loneliness yet, you eventually...

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Friendships that Last

When you head off to college, you get a fresh start. Whether you had a great experience in high school and made solid friendships, or you look at high school as the bane of your existence, college marks a new season of your life. Friendships that last seem pretty rare these days, and the concept

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