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

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

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

By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University Perhaps one of life’s most fascinating experiments is the advent of communal living. Ah, roommates; the greatest test of one’s wherewithal and well, temperaments. Whether it’s your freshman year of college or your attempt to save a couple pennies on your post-grad rent, roommates can be the most

By Olivia Lawnick, Student at Newberry College  Every college-bound girl is terrified of the Freshman 15, the urban legend that is a lot less legend and very real. The unwanted weight gain can result from a few different factors such as overeating, stress and bad food choices. The most important thing you can do to

By Briana Luca, Student at Iona College Every summer, there are thousands of kids around the country who are biting their nails, making to-do lists and gearing up for their first year of college. When you move out of your parents’ house and into a dorm room, there is so much that changes. You are

By Megan O’Connell, Alumna of University of Wisconsin-Platteville This fall marks the first time since kindergarten that I will not be returning to school. How weird! Though my journey into the post-grad, full-time job world has definitely kept me on my toes, I am already getting that nostalgic feeling seeing other people I know head

By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University One of my biggest pet peeves throughout my academic life was the word “helicopter parents.” It’s a teaching buzzword thrown around when debating the appropriateness of “over-involved Moms and Dads” and is something that to this day still rubs me the wrong way. My parents were equally as

By Megan O’Connell, University of Wisconsin–Platteville Diet, exercise, water, sleep; we hear these things in reference to avoiding the Freshman 15 all the time. The problem is that the explanations given as to why each of these things is so important is always chock-full of scientific jargon that we quit reading after a few sentences.