Do college students have to serve jury duty?

It isn’t often that a person has jury duty on the same day as Taylor Swift. I certainly wasn’t on the Nashville, TN jury she sat on, but I did serve jury duty on August 26! It’s the first time I’ve actually made it to jury duty. I’ve been called three times as a college student in the state of Massachusetts, where I had to defer each time.

One of the photos tweeted of Taylor Swift at jury duty on August 26, 2016. (Credit: The Cut)

One of the photos tweeted of Taylor Swift at jury duty on August 26, 2016. (Credit: The Cut)

Most college students aren’t exempt from serving in either their home state and some are also eligible in the state where they attend college. What should you do if you get called? And what’s the process for jury selection? Here are things you need to know about jury duty (and a little bit of celebrity gossip to make it go down easy). Read more

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.

What would you include in your senior year bucket list? (Credit: InternQueen)

What would you include in your senior year bucket list? (Credit: InternQueen)

Now is the time to make the most of your last year in college with this list of fun ways to wrap up your college experience. Read more

Top 3 freshman survival tips from an upperclassman

If you are like me at all, walking into college freshman year can be one of the scariest things you will ever do, second maybe to when you get a text from your mom saying “we need to talk.” This post is from me to you about a handful of things that I wish someone told me when my parents dropped me off for my first year at Liberty University. Don’t go overboard and start thinking that this is the only way to make it through college and blow off any other advice you get—although that would flatter me—this is simply just a cheat sheet for success in your first year.

Follow these helpful freshman tips. (Credit: Fresh U)

Follow these helpful freshman tips. (Credit: Fresh U)

Remember, college looks different for everyone so some of these things might resonate with you and some of them might not, who knows (I definitely don’t), but what I do know is that a little advice from someone other than your parents—more specifically advice from someone who hasn’t been out of college for more than 25 years—is a nice change every once in a while. So take this with a grain of salt and enjoy the next few years at the greatest school you will ever experience. Read more

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.

Here's what you should know about playing Pokémon Go. (Credit: YouTube)

Here’s what you should know about playing Pokémon Go. (Credit: YouTube)

We’ve all heard about the car accidents and other problems that have come from players who don’t pay attention to what is going on around them. Here’s more on how to avoid any other health risks. Read more

What to know about doping in college athletics

A hot topic at this summer’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is doping of athletes participating in the games. The use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in college sports is also a topic of concern among college athletes.

Learn more about the prevalence of doping in sports. (Credit: Tennis Plaza)

Learn more about the prevalence of doping in sports. (Credit: Tennis Plaza)

The prevalence and effects of steroids are a problem in college athletics. Read more

Impress your friends with these 7 Olympics fun facts

The Rio 2016 Olympics are here! I don’t know about you, but I always look forward to the Opening Ceremonies and Olympics highlights. The modern Olympics have a long history, and in case you hit any Olympics watching parties over the next couple of weeks, it might be useful to tuck some Olympics facts, or trivia about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, away in your head.

The Olympics are named for the city of Olimpia, Greece, where they started in antiquity in honor of Zeus. (Credit: Alana Abbott)

The Olympics are named for the city of Olimpia, Greece, where they started in antiquity in honor of Zeus. (Credit: Alana Abbott)

Here are some of the quick bits of trivia you need to know to sound like an Olympics expert in conversation for the next couple of weeks. Read more

Watch the Rio Olympics online so you don’t miss a single moment!

For the most part, I don’t miss live TV; I gave it up years ago in favor of streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime or watching my favorite current shows online. But every once in awhile—say every two years—there’s an event that makes me need to figure out how to get access to live coverage. I’m talking about the Olympics, of course. NBC has the coverage for the Rio 2016 Olympics, but if you don’t get NBC, how do you watch the events you want?

Don't miss a moment of the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Credit: Associated Press)

Don’t miss a moment of the 2016 Rio Olympics. (Credit: Associated Press)

For the first time ever, you can watch highlights on social media! Snapchat and NBCU (the parent company) came to a deal earlier this year to release some of the best bits outside of NBC’s app. Check out these tips on how to catch the Olympics you want without committing to your TV. Read more

DIY one pot meals to prevent that Freshman 15

College students get a bad rap for eating food that is unhealthy and bad for them. But you can fight that stereotype by creating some good-for-you, one pot meals.

Find out how to add one pot meals to your list of recipes. (Credit: Apron Strings)

Find out how to add one pot meals to your list of recipes. (Credit: Apron Strings)

Having a healthy diet is something that will only help you succeed in college. Read more

DNC recap: The importance of voting for college students

There were a whole host of guest speakers planned for the four days of the Democratic National Convention. Some were known political players, but for many the most memorable speeches came from the ordinary Americans slated to speak about the issues and obstacles they have faced.

Here's what college students should know about the DNC. (Credit: Ohio DCCA)

Here’s what college students should know about the DNC. (Credit: Ohio DCCA)

Why should college students care about the DNC or the election at all? Here are the things you need to know about why voting is important. Read more

Heading to an out-of-state college? Here are 3 ways to prepare

The Higher Education Research Institute’s annual college freshman survey found that 20 percent of college students attend a school that is 500 miles away from home. Whether that means you are going to an out-of-state college or just heading across state, it is still a long way to be from home.

Find out more about how to prepare for attending an out-of-state college. (Credit: Unigo)

Find out more about how to prepare for attending an out-of-state college. (Credit: Unigo)

Beyond the basic skills of how to take care of yourself, what are some of the other things to keep in mind when you are figuring out how to prepare for this new stage of life? Read more