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Best of…(College Safety) 5 Tips For a Safer Campus Experience

During September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while preparing you for your first year away from home. This week,

Best of…(Roommates) It’s Not Me, It’s You – When It’s Time to Break Up With Your Roomie

One of the most important parts of the college experience is learning to deal with the ups and downs of having a roommate. Some freshmen begin college hoping to become best friends with their roomies, while others worry about being “sexiled” or finding their milk cartons empty in the morning. It can be difficult living

Best of…(Roommates) Keeping the Peace

The Problem “She never cleans up after herself and leaves her dirty dishes everywhere!” “Her boyfriend is constantly in our room—sleeping over, lounging around and eating MY food!” “She never locks the door at night!” “She drinks and goes out almost every night and keeps alcohol in our room!” “In the morning she turns on

Best of…(College Roommates) Bonding Tips for You and Your New Roomie

My roommate was Jewish and from Vermont. If I’d been a cartoon, you’d have seen a giant question mark pop up over my head when I found out. Judaism and the entire New England region was utterly foreign to me. How was I going to live with a girl who embodied those two things? After

Best of…Dorm Life (5 Ways to Germ-Proof Your Space)

During this September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while peparing you for your first year away from home. This

Best of…Dorm Life (Five Tips for Decorating on the Cheap)

During this September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while peparing you for your first year away from home. This

Best of…Dorm Life (Easy Icebreakers)

 

The first day of school is always intimidating, whether it's your freshman year or you're entering your final year of grad school. For most of us, one of the thrills of heading back to school is reuniting with old friends, as well as meeting new ones. First impressions are very important, but don't stress, we've got some great tips for conversation starters that will surely get you some new friends this year!

Dating on the Cheap: 15 Ways to Save Money and Have Fun

Whether you’ve just met the guy of your dreams or you’ve been in love with your BF for years, dating is fun and a great way to spend time with the one who makes your heart flutter. But let’s be real: we’re in college and strapped for cash. Luckily, hanging out together doesn’t have to

Define Your Dorm Style

College dorms are legendarily drab: cinderblock walls, groaty desk chair, matching wooden bed, desk, and drawers. That means how you decorate, what posters hang on the wall and what non-little kid sheets cover the bed, should truly express who you are. So how will you define your dorm style?

How to Snag a Great Written Recommendation

In a world where jobs and internships are hard to come by, even the lowest coffee-fetching positions are becoming more and more competitive. And while a resume and previous experience is extremely important, having a great recommendation letter can often make or break your future career aspirations. Here are a few tips to help you