Life hacks for college students home for the holidays

Classes are wrapping up for college students, and the dreaded exams will soon be a distant memory. That means most, if not all, will soon be heading home for the holidays. While you may be looking forward to celebrating with kith and kin, you also probably know that surviving the holidays with your family can take some skill and a whole lot of patience.

Follow our tips if you're home for the holidays. (Credit: PSU)

Follow our tips if you’re home for the holidays. (Credit: PSU)

I’ve got some well-tested advice on how to avoid stress and actually enjoy your time home with your relatives. Read more

Which types of degrees land you the best paying jobs?

I know that not everyone goes into college with the idea of linking what they are studying to their future earning potential. Nor do I think you should. However, that being said, the types of degrees you consider can have an impact on whether or not you land one of the best paying jobs.

Find out what the best paying jobs for college graduates are. (Credit: Daily Herald)

Find out what the best paying jobs for college graduates are. (Credit: Daily Herald)

Read on for insight into which majors can land you the highest salary. Read more

DIY plans to get outside and off campus during winter break

The semester is coming to a close. When I was an undergrad, I only had a J-term course planned for one winter break of my four years. During my other three winter breaks, I got off campus—usually by going home, since in our residential college staying over winter break was a no-go. I got a holiday job working retail, but I also made sure to get outside and do things.

Take advantage of our winter break activity ideas. (Credit: Unigo)

Take advantage of our winter break activity ideas. (Credit: Unigo)

If you’re in an area where you can go out winter hiking, either from home or near your dorm, try spending some of the warmer days this winter outside and off campus, getting some space from your academics so you can work with a clearer mind in January. Read more

The importance of student news through the OSU tragedy

An incident on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday, November 28, 2016, left 11 students and faculty members injured, before a university police officer fatally shot the suspect. Initially, the university reported an active shooter on campus. Journalists at The Lantern, the student-run news site, reported from the scene while larger media outlets were delayed in their efforts to get on campus.

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Learn how student news was used in the OSU shooting. (Credit: NBC News)

Meanwhile, a new report found that university administrations could be hindering the freedom of the press via their campus newspapers. Will recent events affect this? Read more

Optimize your studying with these 3 apps

Ahhhhh, why are you reading this blog right now? Shouldn’t you be taking a final exam or preparing for one right now?! Well if you’re reading this blog maybe you need a little help from some technology friendly studying apps that will help get that A you are striving for!

 

Need help studying? Yep, there are apps for that. (Credit: One*)

Need help studying? Yep, there are apps for that. (Credit: One*)

The great thing about the apps I am about to share is that they are all easily accessible either on your mobile device or your computer. Read more

Travel alerts hinder study abroad and international studies

Students interested in travel abroad programs, international studies and homestay trips will want to check with their colleges first. Many colleges and universities are taking the advice of the U.S. State Department’s travel alerts.

Would you consider a study abroad program in a place considered dangerous? (Credit: UWSP)

Would you consider a study abroad program in a place considered dangerous? (Credit: UWSP)

They are suspending or scaling back study abroad and international programs in countries with unrest, especially in the Middle East, in order to ensure the safety of their students. Why study abroad when there might be danger? That’s when students learn the most, some say. Read more

Finals week study tips and survival skills

Finals week is almost here! Whether it’s your first experience or not, you can always improve your final exam survival skills. Time management is probably the biggest challenge. You have to find the time to study and then know how to study in the time that you have.

Stay focused through finals week with our tips. (Credit: Thought Catalog)

Stay focused through finals week with our tips. (Credit: Thought Catalog)

Let’s look at some study tips that will help you to live through your finals schedule and conquer another semester. Read more

Give back this holiday season—ideas for college students

‘Tis the time of year for gifts and parties and lots of merriment, but if you are interested in taking a more altruistic tack this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. Even college students may be searching for a way to give back as the year draws to a close.

Find out how you can give back this holiday season. (Credit: Charmeck)

Find out how you can give back this holiday season. (Credit: Charmeck)

Charitable giving and community service are great ways to help others, whether during the holidays or throughout the year. Read more

How to be a hero and fight hate crime on campus

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) became the latest group to speak out against hate crime on campus. Noting a sharp increase in physical and verbal hate crimes in the wake of the election of Donald Trump, the AAUP called for support for undocumented students.

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

Learn how you can stop hate crime. (Credit: The ATM)

How will you fight hate and be a hero on your campus? Read more

Winter is coming! Life hacks for life on campus

It’s December, and winter is coming! If you live in a place of ice and snow, it’s the time of year to stock up on the types of things that will make life easier on campus. If you live in a suite, how can you make sure your toilet seat isn’t freezing first thing in the morning? Headed to a game and looking for ways to keep your feet warmer?

How do you plan to prepare for winter on your college campus? (Credit: Odyssey)

How do you plan to prepare for winter on your college campus? (Credit: Odyssey)

Worried about that exposed car on campus parking and how you’ll get your car going for that trek home from an evening lab? Check out these life hacks for some get-ready-for-winter tips! Read more