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Safe Dating Tips for Girls

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College presents a fresh start with instantly hundreds or even thousands of new people to meet. The opportunity to date and get to know new people is a big part of the college experience, and you will develop all kinds of friendships and relationships over the next four to five years as an undergrad student. You will have the opportunity to meet diverse people with various backgrounds and from all over the globe. When it comes to dating, it is a good thing to be open and accepting of diversity….read more

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Game Day Safety

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It’s always a bit of a drag to start the fall semester after three full months of summer break, but with a new fall semester comes college football! From undergrad freshman to second-year graduate students, professors, and faculty, everyone loves this time of year when we all come together to cheer on our school in America’s real favorite pastime. With football season starting, so does the tradition of tailgating. For many college students tailgating means two things, drinking and more drinking. While this can seem tempting, be aware it also…read more

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Healthy College Lifestyle

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Through the majority of college, some students struggle to form a healthy lifestyle and avoid gaining the infamous “freshman 15.” All over the media you’ll find resources with titles like “Top Healthy Snacks,” “Best Weight Loss Foods,” or “Quick Ways to Shred the Flab.” The list just goes on. You name it, there is an article about how to thin, trim, and slim down. The majority of the time students begin these diets or fitness goals with the “mind-over-matter” mentality. However, most of them soon revert to their favorite fast-food…read more

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Student Health Centers

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Moving away from home for the first time can be scary and overwhelming, especially when you get sick and are not sure what to do. The Student Health Services office on your campus is a great place to go for any health needs. Most offices are located very convenient for student access. If you ever do need to go to the student health center, think ahead about what you will need. For example, in North Carolina all students are required to have health insurance. You can sign up for this…read more

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A Productive and Healthy Schedule

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Although it’s easy to get caught up in school work and your social live, living a healthy and fit lifestyle isn’t something to throw to the side. Staying healthy involves more than just being fit and exercising properly. Simple choices made throughout the day help keep you healthy as well. Keeping a weekly schedule of all your classes and other responsibilities is a great way to ensure that you won’t fall behind on anything. I like to track out my week from 8am – 5pm on a chart or calendar,…read more

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Preventing Sickness

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I feel a college is best compared to a small town or community. Freshmen, who usually live on campus, are especially in the middle of it all. But when existing in such close quarters like the dorms, illnesses and diseases can and do spread rapidly. Being sick in high school might have even been a treat because it meant one less day of sitting in class for 6 hours. In college, missing a day or two of classes is much more crippling now that “in-class” time is reduced to 3…read more

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Entering College Safety Tips

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Going to college is incredibly exciting for students leaving home for the first time! Now away from home, it’s time to meet new people, make friends, and venture out in the world. During the first few weeks almost every student living on campus is in the same situation—not knowing anyone. Take this great opportunity to meet all the new faces you can! That being said, always keep a few things in the back of your mind. For a lot of students, this is their first time away from their parents;…read more

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