Entries by Ginny Gaylor

New college rankings—How do we determine who is the best?

Everyone wants to be number one—institutions of higher education are not exempt from this. But figuring out who is the best can be a tricky proposition. The latest college rankings have just been revealed, but what do they really say about which are the best colleges and what we value in education?

Handling money life hacks for college students

In case you haven’t realized it yet, handling money can be hard. Do you feel like you have the financial literacy skills to make the most of what money you do have? It is never too late to learn some life hacks for money management. Maybe you are living off mom and dad now, but […]

How HB2 is affecting NCAA athletics in North Carolina

Fans of college athletics know how important college basketball is in the state of North Carolina. The recent news that the NCAA won’t play any basketball championships in 2017 because of the HB2 bill has upset more than the fans, especially after the ACC followed in their footsteps. Both groups’ decisions will have major impacts […]

Avoid the Freshman 15 with a DIY healthy breakfast

While your mother may have been wrong about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, there is still something to starting your morning off with a healthy breakfast. But finding something that is good for you and quick and easy may seem like an insurmountable challenge. Never fear! I have some easy DIY […]

Bucket list ideas for your senior year

Congratulations! You’ve made it to your senior year of college. You’ve spent the last three years focusing on classes and probably having some fun, but there may still be a few items on your college bucket list. Now is the time to make the most of your last year in college with this list of […]

3 life hacks to help you survive freshman year

Freshman year in college moves pretty fast. If you don’t learn some life hacks to help you survive, you might miss something. OK, I might be paraphrasing a fairly famous movie hero on that one, but it doesn’t make the sentiment any less valid. Whether you’re just starting college, or want to do things better […]

DIY energy foods for those who don’t like coffee

Ever wonder why you seem to hit an afternoon slump between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. every day? Do you wish that were some good alternatives to coffee that would help you power through, maybe some good for you snacks or some DIY energy foods that could keep you going strong? I’ve got […]

Pokémon Go: Is it good or bad for you?

Young and old seem to be obsessed with the new Pokémon Go app. But the latest news may hit a little too close to home for some college students—a 20-year-old student in San Francisco was shot while playing the game with friends at Fisherman’s Wharf. We’ve all heard about the car accidents and other problems […]

Dorm organization tips for back to school

The time is here again to head back to college. While you may not be chomping at the bit to get back to class, you are surely excited to be with your friends and to be on your own again. If this is your first semester or you simply want to ensure you get your […]

The do’s and don’ts of your first credit card

A good credit score has a big impact on the rest of your life — from buying a house to even your insurance rate. That’s why college students need to be thinking about how to get your first credit card and start establishing good credit now. Read on for the things you need to know […]