Campus Life

Excess Baggage: Hang-ups You Need to Leave Behind Before You Head Off to College

You’re moving away to college within the next few weeks, so it’s time for a major reality check: Your life is about to change drastically and that can be a really scary thing to fully comprehend.

Holding on to the past can be comforting, but it's only going to hold YOU back once you start your life as a college student. The best way to make a fresh start is stop being helpless, to let go of what you can't change and to ditch any bad habits you’ve accumulated over the years.

The Final Countdown to College

The final countdown to shipping out and starting anew as a college student can feel like the end of the world. You start to panic, realizing you are still a kid!

How do I clean a toilet? What’s the difference between hot and cold laundry? And do not tell me I have to SHARE a closet?

First rule, don’t panic. By breaking down your countdown by the months, weeks and days to departure, you can make a clean getaway to campus and a lighter load in your laundry for the week!

The Top 10 Surprises About Freshman Year

As your first year of college approaches, you probably have begun to imagine the times to come. Attending amazing, 'Gatsby'-esque parties with your new best friends and your studly boyfriend after a week of getting A's, right?

Well ... that it could be the case, but it's unlikely.

College will be a new, exciting and amazing experience, but it may not be the one you have imagined. Here are a few of the typical surprises freshmen encounter upon moving onto campus.

Fun In The Sun: Ideas For a Fun Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here, and I could not be more excited. For those of you who dare not wear white until the date, it’s time to take out those white jeans and sundresses!

With the federal holiday, most of us are given the opportunity to take the day off. It also marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

Here some ideas on how to have fun this Memorial Day weekend!

The Media Maven: Start Biking Now!

Summer is finally here! I’m sure many of us have made a list of all the things we want to do this summer and what kind of person we want to become because, let’s get real, anything is possible during the summer.

Many of the things on our list never get done because we are lazy college students or recent graduates (congrats!), but there is one thing we should all try to start doing more: biking instead of driving.

The Guide to Taking a Summer Class

Each summer, collegians are stuck with the debate of what to do during their break.

The options are endless -- from going on vacation to getting a job to taking a summer class -- and it's a tough choice to make! Taking summer classes is a popular option, but be warned ... it's much different than taking classes during the fall or spring semesters. I talked to students to get their feedback on summer classes, and here's what they said.

The Top Writing Mistakes to Avoid

As the summer creeps closer and closer, grammar is probably the last thing on Earth you're thinking about.

Unfortunately, whether you're writing a five-page essay to get an A or a cover letter that lands you the job of your dreams, grammar matters.

Luckily, our friends at Grammarly have hooked you up with a list of the most common writing mistakes for students. Once you're done reading this list, grab your laptop and get writing!

The Media Maven: What 20-Somethings Can Learn from Kate Middleton

Now, we all can’t be the Duchess of Cambridge, but we can still act and be treated like a princess like Kate Middleton.

Ever since her engagement to Prince William was announced a few years back, Middleton has been in the spotlight ever since. The media admires her sense of fashion, her generosity, philanthropic eye and her true ability to be a classy lady.

The Media Maven: My Take On ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’

Nowadays, just about every “has-been” or D-List celebrity has their own reality TV show. Joining this circle is 28-year-old Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte on his new show “What would Ryan Lochte Do?” on E!

I find this unusual since Lochte is at the height of his career. Why would he need/have time for a reality show? He isn’t retired yet -- not even close since he is already training for the 2016 games in Rio.

Staying in Touch With College Friends Over Summer Break

Summertime is amazing because you have all the free time in the world, you are not worrying about when your next paper is due and you are just enjoying the hot summer air.

With summer, though, comes a chasm. You can change so much in a summer, especially in college. There are so many things to do and your newfound friends aren’t going to be right next to you every step of the way.

Luckily, there are many ways to keep in touch with your college friends over summer break -- no matter the distance!