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A Guide to Healthy Grocery Shopping for College Students

Going grocery shopping in college might be the first time you’ve ever shopped for yourself. It can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating or overwhelming—especially if you want to uphold a health-conscious diet. If you’ve never had to shop for yourself before, you’ll probably face a lot of questions. What are the healthiest […]

How to Host a Successful Fraternity Party

The quintessential college experience is simply not complete without frat parties. If you want to host a successful frat party you will need to put in some work. It will be worth it, though, when your friends are still talking about it years later. Advance Planning A successful frat party needs to be planned in […]

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How to Find the Perfect House to Rent

Students who have experienced dormitory life may be wary of returning to campus in the fall and sharing tight spaces with dozens or even hundreds of other students. Colleges know this, and they’re taking precautions and coming up with protocols to ensure students can return to campus and still observe safe social distancing. Students who […]

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5 Tips on Choosing the Right College Roommate for You

The worst roommate anecdotes always start with random assignments. If you have no say in who you live with, you’re bound to end up with horror stories. Yet getting to choose your own roommates means big responsibility. How can you know if you’re picking the right person? Here are 5 tips to help you settle […]

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These Quick and Easy Dorm Meals Are Anything But Boring

If you can’t bear another night of Ramen noodles and chocolate milk, you aren’t alone. Nearly every college student struggles to find quick and easy meals to make in their microwave or toaster. But cooking delicious feasts without a stove isn’t as hard as it sounds, especially with the right recipes in hand. So roll […]

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Moving Off Campus? Here’s 5 Utilities You’ll Need

Are you ready to leave the dormitory and get your own place? You’re not alone. Although dorm life is often considered an essential part of the college experience, only 40 percent of public university students and 64 percent of those at private universities live on campus. One of the biggest shocks you might face when […]

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How to Make Your Bedroom More Productive

Although you spend much less time in your old room once you go to college, there are still plenty of moments when you’re back at home with your parents. Sometimes, you might even be taking classes online while you’re there. For this reason, it may be important for you to revamp your bedroom when you […]

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Easy Ways to Elevate Your Dorm Room’s Style This Spring

It used to be that dorm room decorating consisted of bean bag chairs, posters, bookshelves, hotplates, and plenty of ramen noodles. Today living in a dorm doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style just because the space is limited. Here are 5 modern design ideas to help make your dorm room stylish […]

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4 Things New Students Should Know About Apartment Leases

Finding student housing is often an exciting process for students. It’s also a process that can be very confusing, especially for those who have never signed a lease before. Before you head off to college, there are some things about leases that every student should know. As long as you are prepared, you should be […]