How to survive the winter where the air hurts your face

If you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the northern states, you know what is close by in your future. No, not holiday break, though that is coming, too; winter is coming, snow is coming – and lots of it!

Surviving the winter is never an easy feat. (Credit: LOL Zombie)

Surviving the winter is never an easy feat. (Credit: LOL Zombie)

If you don’t suffer from short-term memory loss, you remember last winter’s series of polar vortexes and record-breaking snowfall. You’ll want to make sure you’re more prepared this year, so here are some of our best tips on how to survive the winter! Read more

How to save money on DIY Christmas gift ideas

The holiday season is fast approaching—a scary time for a broke college student. You want to give your loved ones presents but your funds are limited. How to save money and celebrate the season? DIY Christmas gift ideas to the rescue.

Create a personalized mug as a Christmas gift. (Credit: Tutorial)

Create a personalized mug as a Christmas gift. (Credit: Tutorial)

Not only will you spend less by making your own presents, but everyone will feel extra appreciated knowing you spent time and creativity on them. Read more

Learn about charity: water and how they work

It’s easy to see that charity: water is very passionate about their mission to solve the water crisis across the globe by building sustainable, community-owned water projects.

Learn how charity: water and their partners contribute to the world. (Credit: charity: water)

Learn how charity: water and their partners contribute to the world. (Credit: charity: water)

Since they use 100% of their public donations to put towards funding water projects, project organizers hope it’s possible to complete their mission within their lifetimes. Read more

Marching on after war with Pat Tillman Foundation

It’s not uncommon for veterans to feel lost when it comes to their sense of purpose once returning home from serving tours in areas including Iraq and Afghanistan. Many are left on their own not knowing what to do next in the workforce.

Military members learn to march forward with the Pat Tillman Foundation. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Military members learn to march forward with the Pat Tillman Foundation. (Credit: Pat Tillman Foundation)

Last year’s Pat Tillman Foundation Leadership Summit was held in Chicago at the downtown campus of Roosevelt University. In attendance included Ivy League MBAs, future doctors and lawyers, as well as urban planners and social workers. They emphasized the idea that veterans have more career options available to them than ones in a military-like environment. Read more

Veterans take on training of SCA Fire Corps

In 2010, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and the U.S. Forest Service organized a 90-day training program allowing veterans to explore careers that will help the transition back into civilian life easier. Such careers include wildfire containment where they learn about fire mitigation.

Veterans get involved with Fire Corps training. (Credit: SCA)

Veterans get involved with Fire Corps training. (Credit: SCA)

The program is called the Veterans Fire Corps, which was specifically designed for veterans interested in working in conservation-related fields and serves the Forest Service in an internship manner. A current VFC crew is operating in the area of Prescott, Arizona. Read more

Millennials and higher education: Influence of a generation

The Millennial generation has been categorized and labeled, sometimes with good qualities and sometimes not. But many people are studying this generation born between 1980 and 2000. Millennials have been called entitled, well educated, ambitious, confident, sheltered, diverse, team-oriented and dependent and deferent to authority.

A cartoon's take on the Millennials. (Credit: Mark Anderson)

A cartoon’s take on the Millennials. (Credit: Mark Anderson)

Millennial college students have unique educational needs and opportunities in higher education. Here are some traits, influences and obstacles for the Millennial generation. (Disclaimer: This is a broad general characterization of an entire generation, which does not take into consideration individual traits or performances.) Read more

Checklist for final exams — study tips for college students

Final exams are just around the corner, a time all college students live in fear of. Whether this is your first experience with finals or your 500th, there are some test preparation steps you can take, and some study tips you should know, that will help you be better prepared.

Our study tips will keep you from praying for an A in your finals. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Our study tips will keep you from praying for an A in your finals. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Time to get your study on! Read more

DIY handmade holiday ornaments for college students

It may be a bit early to be thinking about Christmas. But if you’re on a budget then you can save lots of money by starting early with things to make for Thanksgiving and homemade Christmas ornaments. DIY crafts can be a great way to create unique decorations and presents for Christmas and other holidays.

Create your own handmade ornaments for the holiday season. (Credit: Michael Minars)

Create your own handmade ornaments for the holiday season. (Credit: Michael Minars)

Take for example what you can do with homemade cinnamon ornaments. They are pretty and smell good too. Here are more DIY ideas for your holiday ornaments. Read more

How to survive Thanksgiving break at home

Enjoying your freedom at college? Hanging with friends, no parents in sight—it’s a pretty good gig. Despite all that autonomy, you are probably looking forward to Thanksgiving break at home.

Some college students have mixed feelings about going home for Thanksgiving. (Credit: Imgur)

Some college students have mixed feelings about going home for Thanksgiving. (Credit: Imgur)

But ask any college student with a couple of semesters under his/her belt and they will tell you that being home for the holidays isn’t always what you were expecting. You can learn how to survive, however, with some tips for college students who have been there before you. Read more

Winterize your car for cold weather

If you haven’t already experienced cold weather in your part of the world, it will be coming soon. Preparing your vehicle and knowing some winter weather driving tips are both college life hacks to master sooner, rather than later.

Preparing your car for the winter season is very important. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Preparing your car for the winter season is very important. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Even if you have already experienced some of Old Man Winter’s efforts, it is always good to take a moment to winterize your car. Read more