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Planning Spring Break on a Budget

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Spring break is one of the most highly anticipated weeks in college. It is an oasis in the middle of the spring semester when students can let loose; go somewhere fun; enjoy spending time with friends, family, or their significant other; and most importantly, get the chance to relax. On the other hand, spring break can also bring about feelings of stress and anxiety when it comes to planning a big trip on a tight, college student budget. But realize IT IS possible to go on a wonderful spring break…read more

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Weekend Getaways and Cheap Entertainment in College

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Not all college towns are bursting with excitement on the weekends. These kinds of low-key schools are often referred to as “suitcase colleges” because students usually go home or head to other cities to find things to do. Of course these “suitcase colleges” host fun events for their students on certain weekends throughout the semester, but typically not every weekend. Some of these schools are gifted with the leisure of having a big city nearby to entertain their students, but most are located in rural areas or hidden away.  Don’t…read more

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Final Semester Goals

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It is finally here! You are in your last semester of college! Where has the time gone? Countless late nights of study and early morning cramming sessions are finally finished. It is a weird feeling realizing after 16 or more years of being a student, your time in school could finally be coming to an end. It is exciting, terrifying, and stressful all at the same time. Many different emotions encompass the final semester of college. It is a season full of lasts. Some of these are good, like the…read more

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Types of Goals

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College is a prime time to explore new things, reach above and beyond what you know, and accomplish goals. That being said, it is important to have a variety of different goals that impact and advance various areas of your life. Think outside the box when you are goal setting; think about things you have always wanted to do but have never known how to start. It is important to set different types of goals, such as academic goals, physical goals, personal goals, career goals, financial goals, and so on…read more

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Semester Goal Setting Tips

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Goal setting is something very beneficial that you should do at the start of each semester. It helps you formulate  ambitions that will keep you driven and gets you to actively plan out strategies to reach those goals. When you are setting semester goals it is crucial to not just think about things you feel would be fun or important to do, but rather things you can see yourself actually accomplishing. It is easy to go into a semester saying you want to join a few new clubs and make…read more

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Cooking in College 101: Shopping

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On a college schedule no one is expecting you to cook a picture perfect meal every night. However, you can avoid eating out all the time (which can get expensive and is usually unhealthy) or prevent yourself from having to create patchwork meals out of random ingredients by buying the right groceries each week. The first big step to buying the right food items to fit your needs is to plan ahead. It’s important and time/money efficient to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack type-foods planned out before you even…read more

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Cooking in College 101: Tips

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Naturally, eating is essential; we have to do it to function and stay alive. However, going from having your parents cook for you to living on campus with the convenience of a dining hall to finally having to cook on your own in an apartment can be a scary, scary thought. Learning to cook on your own can be stressful. “Will what I cook taste okay?” Or, “How cheap can I eat and still be healthy?” are just two of an endless stream of questions that may come to mind…read more

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End the Semester Strong

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The rapidly approaching end to the semester usually creates a mixture of excitement for the end of classes, stress about exams, and many other emotions encompassed into one big ball of anxious anticipation. You’ve survived all-nighters, sporting events, pop quizzes, random roommates, living on your own, and so on, but it is easy to sometimes forget why we are in college. Do not let yourself think since the end of the semester is in sight that you can start slacking off. This is your time to prove to everyone, including…read more

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Living with Roommates

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Often when people think of going to college they think of going to get an education and having fun, but what is usually overlooked is the countless other life and growing up experiences that occur in college. One of the many areas college teaches us about is learning to live with roommates. This is often someone you have never met before, may or may not have anything in common with, and could be someone who turns into your best friend or your worst enemy depending on the situation. Discovering how…read more

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Pets in College

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Having pets in college can be a wonderful idea because they are great companions when your roommates and friends aren’t around, or if you just need a cuddle buddy. Your pet is always there for you and it is proven that they can help lower stress levels. But there are some things you need to consider before bring your furry friend from home or make that big step in purchasing a new lifelong friend. It’s important to realize that most dorms do not allow pets, with the exception of perhaps…read more

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