Advice I Would’ve Given Myself in High School

As I progress to my second semester of college, I have been reflecting a lot on my high school career and all the things I would’ve done differently. These things include academic endeavors and even social events that I would or wouldn’t have gone to.

So, without further ado, here is some advice that I would’ve given myself in high school. Read more

Got Senioritis? Survival Tips For Your Last Semester

When that final semester of college rolls around, it can be hard to stay focused, much less interested, in your classes. If you are like most college students, including myself, you feel like you have got this one locked up. In the bag. Done and done. Basically you have that feeling of wanting to blow off everything that you had at the end of high school, except now it is back with a vengeance because the next stop is the real world.

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

Learn how to survive senioritis. (Credit: Berkeley News)

But you can get through senioritis, without tanking your GPA or alienating your friends, with some hard-learned survival tips. Read on. Read more

Do Men or Women Have The Dirtiest Dorm Room?

Cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list as a college student. To start with, no one likes to clean, and without your mom bugging you, odds are you push that unpleasant task out of your mind. But your dorm room may be even nastier than you think based on a recent study to determine who had the dirtiest dorm – men vs. women.

I would like to say that the ladies came out as leaders in the world of cleanliness, but you may be surprised at how many germs and bacteria were found in the living spaces of either sex. Read more

Organization Tips and Ideas To Help You Stay Organized

With a new semester getting into high gear, college students are going to need all the help they can get to stay organized and meet all of their deadlines. Can you find all of your important supplies when you need them?

How about locating that reading assignment or the research that you spent hours compiling? It’s time to look at some dorm room ideas and organization tips to get organized before it’s too late. Read more

6 Spring Break Tips For Stress-Free International Travel

Some adventurous college students decide to travel international for spring break destinations for a memorable experience. You’ll learn about other cultures, eat exotic foods, and see beautiful scenery.

Travel with ease for your spring break trip. (Credit: Pexels)

Travel with ease for your spring break trip. (Credit: Pexels)

But traveling to another country can be a source of stress if not approached with careful planning and realistic expectations. Here are some tips for safety and CDC recommendations for international travel. Read more

How to Crush Your Research Paper or Oral Presentation

It doesn’t matter what you’re studying—inevitably, you’re going to have to write a research paper or give an oral presentation this semester. I wrote papers in my Calculus I class! Requirements are going to depend on your professor, but it’s more than likely that as a college student, you’ve got at least one research paper looming, and one oral presentation on the syllabus. If you already have a few years of college under your belt, you more than likely have a few life hacks you’ve developed for handling these deadlines.

Perfect your public speaking and research paper skills. (Credit: Pexels)

Perfect your public speaking and research paper skills. (Credit: Pexels)

One of mine: start early! If you know you’re going to have a big paper due at the end of the semester, don’t wait until the last minute to get started. Read on for a few more life hacks I’ve gathered on research papers and oral presentations. Read more

4 Ways To Go Green on Your Campus

Being a college student can not only be expensive, but it can be very wasteful as well. The plastic water bottles you bring to class each day and the paper cup full of coffee you throw away can add up each day and each semester.

Make your campus a cleaner place when you go green. (Credit: Civic Arts Project)

Make your campus a cleaner place when you go green. (Credit: Civic Arts Project)

Our generation can make a difference in the environment now, and here are some ways you can do this on your campus: Read more

7 Study Tips To Help You Ace Your Midterm Exams

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to psych myself out while preparing for midterm exams. And I assume I’m not the only person who stresses out about how to study before midterm exams.

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Here are some effective study tips to help you ace your midterms. Read more

You Blew It: Now, How To Apologize?

There comes a time in almost every relationship when you discover that you blew it. You made a big mistake or the other person thinks you did. And now your friendship/relationship is on the skids. What do you do? I say you need to apologize. But how to apologize?

We're all prone to making mistakes. Learn how to apologize for them. (Credit: EC)

We’re all prone to making mistakes. Learn how to apologize for them. (Credit: EC)

First, suck it up and take responsibility for what went wrong. Your ego isn’t as important as fixing a broken friendship or loving relationship. Here’s what to do. Read more

6 Valentine’s Day Ideas For College Students

“Wuv, twue wuv!” So says the Impressive Clergyman in the cult favorite film The Princess Bride. Spending Valentine’s Day at college can be an exciting time.

Show your love for everyone on Valentine's Day. (Credit: Pexels)

Show your love for everyone on Valentine’s Day. (Credit: Pexels)

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or have a crush on someone, there is so much to do and many ways you can celebrate the holiday on college campus, off campus, on a budget, with friends, or alone. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas and tips for college students. Read more