Entries by Lorraine Savage

Least valuable and hardest college majors

Here are some of the worst college majors, hardest college majors and majors that too many people are taking in relation to jobs available. But there’s a disclaimer: college students have serious choices to make when choosing a major. This list of college majors is based on various data sets calculated by number crunchers that […]

10 English grammar rules to live by

With term paper writing season just around the corner, here are 10 English grammar rules and style tips so your writing is up to snuff (that means good!). You can also use these writing tips to make your blogs, Facebook and journals more professional.

6 tips on college life from upperclassmen

I was kind of green when I started college and didn’t think to go to upperclassmen for advice. (Actually, I was a bit intimidated by them!) But if I had taken the chance, I would have learned that they are just like you and me, only with a couple of extra years of experience under […]

College campuses catering to various religions and what they’re doing

Colleges and universities are catering to the religious and cultural diversity of their college students. My college campus has a few Christian student groups, but there is nothing for other religions, which is a shame. However, more colleges are catering to students of different religions, and are offering classes or extracurricular activities for anyone who […]

5 college tips to adjust to college life

Campus life and dorm life can be difficult to adjust to. This isn’t high school any more. Here is some college freshman advice and tips for all college students who want to thrive in or adjust to college life.

Colleges and universities adapt to millennial generation

As more and more students apply to colleges and universities, these institutions are adapting to the way students search for a college and to college students’ needs once they get there. The millennial generation specifically is changing the way colleges do business and is having an effect on enrollment and on college curriculum, such as […]

8 college tips for surviving the second semester

Like other college students, I got over the fear of my very first semester and looked forward to my second. Even after a few years, the second semester always felt easier to approach. I created my own do-it-yourself guide for surviving (and flourishing) in the second semester. Here are some college tips for the second […]

Semester at Sea: pros and cons

Semester at Sea is a study abroad program that offers college students a trip around the world onboard a cruise ship with stops at various cities for day-long off-ship travel and learning opportunities. Run by the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE), the program is sponsored by the University of Virginia. The sea semester programs run […]

Ideas for holiday giving to not-for-profit charities

As a college student, I don’t have a lot of discretionary income that I can give away to charities during the holidays. But I volunteer at an animal shelter, which is my way of giving to the community. I have also bought some supplies that were tax deductible. Here are some ideas for holiday giving […]

Watch out for whooping cough, college students!

Is whooping cough contagious? Do bees fly? Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection. Children who are not vaccinated are susceptible to whooping cough and can be carriers of the disease to adults who may need a booster pertussis vaccine. College students in proximity to lots of other people are […]