Campus Life

Holiday Checklist: Prepping for Winter Break

We know, it’s SO exciting to be getting ready to get away for the holidays; but proper preparation for break is important. With thse planning strategies, it’ll be all play, no work from now ’til January! 1. Secure your space: If you live in the residence hall or apartment, make a checklist of what needs

Holiday Chic: Giving Back to Your Community

By: Susan Fiorentino, Manhattan College Alumna December is a great time to not only reconnect with family and friends from home, but to also find a way to give back to your community.  You will be able to make a difference in a familiar setting while building relationships with people who share your same interests–

DIY Gifts for the Holidays

By: Martha-Raye Adjei, University of Delaware Alumna 2013 The holidays are approaching and fall semester is quickly coming to a close. You’ve probably started to think about gifts for your family and friends this year, as finals are probably the first thing on your mind. Then there’s finances and making sure you don’t go overboard

Finals Frenzy: Properly Preparing

It’s that time of year again; Nope! Not the holidays– It’s finals frenzy, and we know it’s crazy time for everyone  going through it. What’s the best way to stay sane? We’ve got your how-to on  to properly preparing 1. Know Your Schedule: First things first, know when and where of your finals. It’s important to know,

Cold Weather Winter Workouts

By: Ashley Yenick, Merrimack College  As a native northeasterner, I know that there are some wicked winters. It’s way too cold in the dorm, you don’t want to walk to the gym; you just aren’t in the mood— but what if your workouts were fun? Lucky West Coast gals have the luxury of wonderful weather all

Top 10 iPhone Apps for College Students

By Guest Blogger Taylor Jennings With the evolution of technology and the promotion of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), more students now utilize tablets and smartphones freely during their classes. The same devices provide them with a myriad of applications, not only for education but also for social and health/physical success. Some phones, such as

5 Ways to Save Money in College

By Emma Martin, Student at Ithaca College My college is ranked the 68th most expensive private college in the country. I chose my school because I LOVE the program they offer, but it is difficult balancing such an expensive school on a college student budget. Regardless of where your school falls on the ratings, I’m

Dealing With Over-the-Top Party Pals

Perfectly straightened hair? Check. Cute, new outfit? Check. Your best friend completely plastered before you even head out the door? Uh-oh. You’ve heard it all. “College is the time to try everything,” and “Hey, you only live once!” While college is obviously known as a time for experimenting, there is still work to be done

How to Balance School, Friends and Fun

By Amanda Ferrara, Alumna of NYU I recently graduated from college in a big city, and trust me, balancing school work, friends and fun was certainly a challenge. There were so many things I wanted to do, so many people I wanted to spend time with and so much school work that had to be

Dorm Room Ready Exercises

Wondering how you can avoid the Freshman 15 without having to hit the gym every day? Angeles Burke has some tips and tricks you can use to stay in great shape without having to leave the comfort of your dorm room! Check out her list below: College Dorm Dips Using your desk or even your