College dating tips and fun, inexpensive fall date ideas

Pumpkin patchCollege dating can be a challenge because, let’s face it: going out costs money. Right? Well, that’s only if you think expensive concerts or dinner at a fancy restaurant is the only way to have a good time. Come on, now. If you think about it, there are a ton of fun, cheap date ideas out there. Take these inexpensive college dating tips, for example, and try them on for size! Read more

Top 10 study tips for college midterms and final exams

It may seem like you just moved into your dorm room, met your roommate, unpacked your clothes and attended your first big lecture. But, guess what? You’re already almost halfway through this term of classes, and that can only mean one thing — MIDTERMS!!!!

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

Although this concept has been known to drive people to the brink of sanity — mostly due to lack of sleep, caffeine consumption, and stress — rest (pun intended) assured that you can survive these daunting exams! Read more

Tech trends: Mobile payments, iPad Mini and Windows 8 release date gossip and more

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Paper, plastic or iPhone 5? With Google Wallet and other mobile payments making carrying cash passé, what’s in your wallet these days? Plus, the rumors about what to expect from Windows 8, the rumored iPad mini, and news about the most played video game — shockingly, it’s not World of Warcraft or Diablo 3 but League of Legends. Read more

How to study in college: Top five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

Study tips for all-nighterWhile studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. Or maybe you forgot a big assignment or paper and only just saw the pop-up reminder on your phone go off. Whatever the reason, these nights are simply no fun and you’ll always be kicking yourself for having to do it in the first place. But if you find yourself pulling a red-eye before midterms, we’ve got the top five tips for how to study and get your work done the healthy way. Read more

College life: Can I keep a pet in the college dorms?

Pets in college dorms

Pets in college dorms

“It’s been a while since I left home and I miss my cat.” “My dog must really miss me and wonder where I am.” You might be asking, “Can I keep a pet in the college dorms?” Some schools have strict policies against college students having animals on campus, while others are on the forefront of allowing family pets in dorms. Pets improve student health as they provide young adults comfort during the stressful parts of college life. Here are some top points to keep in mind when considering a pet at college. Read more

Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season?

You're actually sick?I’m a young, healthy college student. Do I need to get vaccinated this flu season? That’s a great question. While it’s true that vaccination is recommended for people at risk of getting the flu, like the elderly and children, this population also includes college students who live in a densely populated community. Influenza is very contagious, and symptoms of the flu can pop up in places where people have close contact with others. Getting a flu shot is a matter of promoting positive preventive health behavior. Read more

College student budget: Should you splurge on the Apple iPhone 5?

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the Apple iPhone 5 was unleashed. With it came a slew of college students flocking to retailers in hopes of getting their hands on the newest technology. Some had been waiting in line since Thursday. Others were disappointed to find sold-out stores. One student, a senior at Tufts University in Massachusetts, was not only able to get his hands on the new iPhone, he was also able to sell his spot in line for $460 as reported by the Tufts Daily. But what is so monumental about the newest iPhone? What does it have that the other iPhones don’t? Most importantly, is it worth dropping hundreds of dollars on this device? Read more

College scholarships: Begin your search here and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running this school year!

Scholarship researchLet’s face it: college isn’t getting any cheaper and loan rates are rising whether we like it or not. Why not alleviate some of that unnecessary stress by applying for scholarships to help pay for your education now? Need a kick in the pants to get started? Keep reading on to learn where to begin, get tips from the pros and apply for some very unusual college scholarships! Read more

Good, better, best — How to write a winning scholarship essay

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You’re getting your groove around campus. Giving class the ‘ole college try. But if you didn’t realize it before moving into the dorm, higher education has a pretty steep price tag these days, and a little extra cash sure could help pay for tuition. Grab your share of the available monetary help out there by learning how to write a winning scholarship essay.

Think before applying

What this means is, if you aren’t skilled in underwater basket weaving, don’t apply for a scholarship centered on that skill. Read more

Dean’s office, financial aid office and others help students navigate support services

Campus resourcesIf you’re new to campus life, don’t miss out on all the helpful services available to you just because you’re not sure where they are or how they can help. Check out these seven campus offices you should learn about to help you better navigate your college experience.

Dean’s Office

This is the go-to place for help and support on classes, student life, school policy and administration. Your school may have several deans of specific areas of academics, so get a list of each one and how they can be reached. Read more