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.

Syracuse University's stone circle for pagan students is one way to cater to various religions. (Credit: Syracuse University)

Syracuse University’s stone circle for pagan students is one way to cater to various religions. (Credit: Syracuse University)

However, more colleges are catering to students of different religions, and are offering classes or extracurricular activities for anyone who wants to learn about a faith different from their own. This is happening in an era when Americans in general and millennials in particular, are identifying less and less with a specific religion. Read more

Alan Rickman wants you to give back and here’s how

British actor Alan Rickman who portrayed Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, died last Thursday, January 14, 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. One of his last projects was a video with college students that he hoped would go viral and raise money for the refugee crisis.

Find out ways you can give back. (Credit: Keep Calm-O-Matic)

Find out ways you can give back. (Credit: Keep Calm-O-Matic)

Let Rickman’s legacy inspire you to find ways to give back to the community. Read more

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.

Follow our tips on how to adjust to college. (Credit: Achieve Change Grow)

Follow our tips on how to adjust to college. (Credit: Achieve Change Grow)

Here is some college freshman advice and tips for all college students who want to thrive in or adjust to college life. Read more

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.

Has your college adapted well to the millennial generation? (Credit: MFE)

Has your college adapted well to the millennial generation? (Credit: MFE)

The millennial generation specifically is changing the way colleges do business and is having an effect on enrollment and on college curriculum, such as adding more online learning. Read more

Join the SCA this MLK Day and volunteer in your community!

Does your New Year’s resolution include finding ways to give back to your community? If so, this is a perfect opportunity for you! This month, join the hundreds of Student Conservation Association (SCA) volunteers who will come together to pay tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Find out how you can help your community on MLK Day. (Credit: The SCA)

Find out how you can help your community on MLK Day. (Credit: The SCA)

Check out the opportunities available so you can give back to the public lands in your area on MLK Day. Read more

Pledge your birthday to charity: water

I don’t know about you, but oftentimes I have no idea what I want for my birthday. However, charity: water now allows me to pledge my birthday to them.

Bring clean water to the world for your next birthday. (Credit: charity: water)

Bring clean water to the world for your next birthday. (Credit: charity: water)

So if you’re thinking you’d like to do a good deed for your next birthday, let charity: water be the recipient. Learn more about how you can help here. Read more

Pat Tillman Foundation awarded grant to support U.S. veterans initiatives

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation board of directors announced three new grants to support initiatives that assist U.S. veterans.

New grant supports U.S. veterans. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

New grant supports U.S. veterans. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

One of these grants has been awarded to the Pat Tillman Foundation and aims to fund multiple programs serving U.S. veterans and help assist in their educational pursuits and efforts to readjust to civilian life. Read more

College students, got the winter blues? Here’s what to do about SAD

If you’re like me, you find the grey days of winter a little hard to take. The lack of sunshine can make you feel as if you have some kind of mental illness. You feel depressed, low energy and scatter-brained. Others call it the winter blues, but its medical name is seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Find out what you should do if you're affected by SAD. (Credit: Turning the Clock Back)

Find out what you should do if you’re affected by SAD. (Credit: Turning the Clock Back)

It’s a real condition and there are techniques that you can use to make yourself feel better. Here’s what college students need to know about seasonal affective disorder. Read more

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is here—Will you see it?

No, you weren’t alive when the original film hit the theaters in 1977, but unless you have been living under a rock, you know all about the original trilogy by George Lucas as well as the prequels released between 1999 and 2005. Now, from J.J. Abrams, the reboot of the beloved story is here—Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

What do you think of the new Star Wars movie? (Credit: Wikipedia)

What do you think of the new Star Wars movie? (Credit: Wikipedia)

Whether you have been counting down the days until the new movie was released or you couldn’t care less, you won’t be able to escape hearing all about it in the days and weeks ahead. Read more

Campus activism and student protests: Where social media plays a role

The recent protests at the University of Missouri and the ousting of that college’s president seems to have ignited a new wave of student protests and campus activism that is spreading. And if you think student protests are something only hippies did in the 1960s, let me tell you how wrong you are.

A new wave of student protests has escalated due to social media. (Credit: Tyler Adkisson Kbia)

A new wave of student protests has escalated due to social media. (Credit: Tyler Adkisson Kbia)

Students at Amherst College, Brown University, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Ithaca College, Oberlin College, Occidental College, Purdue University, Swathmore College and Willamette University have all begun to speak out on racial issues and asking for social reforms. And social media has been playing a huge role in their efforts. Read more