Entries by Angela Kovalyak

Tips to stay healthy and avoid the flu season 2013…or at least manage if you get it!

Did you get the flu shot this year? If so, you are among the small 37 percent of Americans who did. If not, you may want to consider visiting the campus clinic, a local pharmacy or your regular doctor to get one, especially as you return to school after winter break. With the 2013 flu […]

How to survive college winter break after the holidays

Leading up to winter break, you may have had awesome expectations of lazy days and late nights, of home cooked meals and long visits with family members. However, as reality sets in, you may come to realize that living back at home offers not only cramped quarters but also seems quite boring without the excitement […]

Mental health and college students

December can be a time of overwhelming stress, depression or anxiety, especially for college students. Maybe you are stressed out about your final exams. Perhaps you feel sad because of the gloomy, dreary winter days. Possibly the looming holidays cause you to remember or miss someone no longer in your life. Although anxious feelings are […]

Top 10 ways to relieve stress during (and after) finals week

Maybe you are in finals week right now and totally stressed out. Perhaps your final exams are quickly approaching and you are overly anxious about these tests. Or, you may be completely finished with this term, but you still feel stressed about how you did on your exams. Well, stop worrying! Instead, follow these top […]

2012 holiday gift guide for the college student budget

Right now you are probably more worried about exams than the looming holiday season, but it is coming up…and fast! Fortunately, you don’t have to worry or stress. Here is your 2012 holiday gift guide so you can check each person off your list. The best part? Each and every item won’t deplete your college […]

Preparing for all types of natural disasters — College students and Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern states early this week and has already severely impacted many densely populated areas, leaving cities flooded and millions without power. Governors in both New York and New Jersey declared these areas “states of emergency.” Even if you are a West Coaster who won’t be affected by Sandy, this should get you […]

From Halloween costume ideas to fun Halloween party games: How to be spooktacular this season

Halloween nostalgia may bring back memories of bags filled with candy, spooky ghost stories and outlandish costumes — and this is only from last year. This fall, be the hit of your campus! Here are some Halloween costume ideas that will make you the center of attention at every gala. Throwing your own shindig? Learn […]

College student budget: Should you splurge on the Apple iPhone 5?

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the Apple iPhone 5 was unleashed. With it came a slew of college students flocking to retailers in hopes of getting their hands on the newest technology. Some had been waiting in line since Thursday. Others were disappointed to find sold-out stores. One student, a senior at Tufts University in […]

Celebrity death hoax claims Bill Cosby, Eddie Murphy and Alfonso Ribeiro as latest victims

Is it true? Did Bill Cosby die? Is Eddie Murphy deceased? Will the world never again be graced by Alfonso Ribeiro’s Carlton dance? To all the fans out there, breathe easy. These are nothing more than the latest celebrity death hoaxes appearing on Facebook and Twitter.

Why to consider an on campus job or internship…and which ones to snatch up!

Whether or not to work during college is a tough decision for a university student to make. On one hand, it would be great to have some extra spending cash. On the other hand, a part-time job might eat into your study time, take away your relaxation on weekends and erase your social life. Fear […]