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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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The Dangers of Overloading Your Car as You Move Out

Moving out of your dorm may come as a sudden shock, whether you’re moving due to COVID-19’s spread or you’re otherwise unprepared to move. While it’s tempting to pack everything you had while on campus into your little four-door sedan and set off for home, this presents a real danger to you, your car, and […]

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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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Tips for Buying Clothes for College This Fall Semester

One of the funnest parts about going to college is updating your wardrobe. However, this can also be stressful if you have a low income or are not used to buying your own clothes. With the upcoming fall semester comes the need for more clothes. You want to purchase clothes that are comfortable to wear […]

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5 Reasons to Study Abroad While in College

Studying abroad in college is a smart choice. This post will cover five reasons why studying abroad while in college is a smart choice.   Gain Language Skills  If you study in Canada, you will have a much better understanding of English by the end, and you might even have a better understanding of French […]