Entries by Rebecca Caro

Reflections from Freshman Year of College

I’m going to say it—freshman year is hard. The entire year is a roller coaster, full of incredible highs you don’t want to come down from, and lows you don’t want to talk about.

Adulting in College: What It Means and How to Master It

What does it mean to “adult” in the world? For a lot of college students, the idea of “adulting” can be intimidating and mysterious. The first time I had to adult in the real world was when I scheduled a doctor appointment without the help of my parents—even though I still texted my mom for […]

Preparing For a Hurricane in College

College students are famous for procrastination, but preparing for a hurricane should not be something we procrastinate. I’m from South Florida, and I’ve had a lot of personal experiences with hurricanes. When I moved from Florida to Tennessee, I stopped taking hurricane warnings seriously. I quickly learned this was unwise when the city of Tallahassee […]

Summer Reads for College Students

Whether you’re off on a lengthy plane ride somewhere far away, headed to the beach, or just looking for something to keep your brain busy this summer, books have your back. There is an endless number of books out there, so finding a good book can often prove difficult. Here are some of my personal […]

Choosing A College Major: Passion or Practicality?

Picking your college major is one of the most difficult and influential decisions you will make in your young adult life. It’s often unclear what specific majors entail if they are appealing to you or not. In my personal experience, picking a college major was a roller coaster. I couldn’t decide between fashion, engineering or […]

Today is National Say Something Nice Day! Here’s How You Can Celebrate

It may seem a little silly, but simple holidays like Say Something Nice Day serve to remind us how important kindness is and just how much positive words affect people. National Say Something Nice Day is a tool to combat bullying and evoke civility within our nation.

The 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Courses

So, it’s summer. Spring semester is finally over, and now you have choices of what you can do for the next three months: catch up or take summer courses, get a summer job, travel, or even just take the time to relax at home. If you’re like me and are required to take summer courses, there […]

How To Keep Your Brain Active Over Summer Break

When students think of summer break, concepts like relaxation and vacation immediately pop up. And while it is important to use this time to take a breather, it’s also important that our hard work during the school year isn’t forgotten throughout the summer. If you aren’t enrolled in summer classes, I know the last thing […]

7 Ways to Turn Stress into Success

It’s the end of the semester. You’re tired. All you’re thinking about is back home, or the beach, or anything but studying. But alas, it’s not summer yet, and there are still projects to do, papers to be written and tests to be taken. So here’s my advice, student to student, on how to turn […]

Perfecting the “Practical Nomad” for Your Vacation

Although traveling is exciting and adventurous, it can also be stressful. Between packing and planning, maximizing your experience is something all travelers aim to accomplish. To ensure you get the most out of your vacation and maintaining sanity, here’s my advice to a stress free experience.