Entries by Bessie Mazur

Vaccinations on campus: What college students need to know

Everywhere you look you can hear someone debating the issue of vaccinations. The latest discussion surrounds the measles outbreak that started at the California Disneyland in December of last year. Besides the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, there are a number of other vaccinations that, if administered appropriately, could keep you and your roommates […]

DIY study guide to help you ace your midterm exams

It’s about that time of the semester where you should consider making a study guide for your upcoming midterm exams. With the help of CengageBrain and some handy tips, you can be confident when you hit the books with a DIY study guide. Share these helpful hints with your classmates and ace those exams!

Did you know? Freedom of speech and hate speech aren’t the same thing

You might think that being a college student in America you’d be protected under the First Amendment if you choose to exercise your right of freedom of speech, even if that meant you were addressing your opinions on tough topics often considered hate speech, right? Not necessarily. Did you know that freedom of speech and […]

Trending worldwide: March in Paris, historic event for French

The attacks on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which posted images of Islamic extremists in its newspaper January 7, 2015, have sparked support and is trending worldwide as millions marched in Paris at a historic event for the French, January 11, 2015. Here are the facts of what’s happening so far and how you […]

DIY health and beauty tips for college students on a budget

Being a college student can be tough – you have a lot of expenses and not a lot of income. If you’re trying to save money, give these DIY health and beauty life hacks a try. That way you’ll have money for life’s more important things, you know, like books.

How to survive the winter where the air hurts your face

If you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the northern states, you know what is close by in your future. No, not holiday break, though that is coming, too; winter is coming, snow is coming – and lots of it! If you don’t suffer from short-term memory loss, you remember last winter’s series of polar […]

DIY Friendsgiving dinner: Start a new tradition!

You have a little over three weeks left until Thanksgiving break, and then it’ll be crunch time until finals, so why not spend a little time with your best buds and plan a Friendsgiving dinner? There’s not much more relaxing than cooking a delicious meal and playing games with your BFFs before the busy season […]

Lyft or Uber for college students?

If you don’t have your own wheels and you haven’t heard of Uber or Lyft, you may want to jump on the bandwagon. Here are some tips to help you catch a ride and, yes, there’s an app for that!

Most haunted college campuses in the U.S.

Halloween is quickly approaching and while it may not be appropriate to dress up and go door to door asking for candy from strangers, it is appropriate to seek out haunted ghost stories that will have you wishing you were back home under the watchful eyes of your parents. Here are the top most haunted […]

News feeds for college students to know what’s happening in the world

Sure, you all know how to check your Twitter feeds and Facebook notifications, but do you tune in to the news and know what’s going on in the world? Don’t live in a plastic bubble — learn how to keep yourself up to speed with these DIY tips from CengageBrain!