Slip and slide — not just for kids!
It’s gonna get hot! Summer is on its way, and in some places it’s already here. Whether you’re on the beach, working at a summer job, studying school subjects for a summer catch-up or kicking around a soccer ball, you want to stay cool. Student health is important, so don’t overheat during summer sports, tanning or just having fun. “But I can’t afford a trip to the Caribbean for sun and fun!” you say. Well, don’t despair. Here are some cheap tips to beat the heat wherever you find yourself this summer. Continue reading
Hey, summer’s here! I’ll get a summer job, hang out with the gang back home, party with friends, put school behind me and forget everything I learned …. And that’s the problem. It’s called “summer learning loss.” Students of all ages tend to lose some of the knowledge they gained during class the year before. To keep your brain in learning mode so you don’t get out of practice, do some summer reading of books in your field (history books, modern literature, science books, psychology journals), attend a lecture or get a summer internship. Continue reading
Congratulations to Addie Ratcliff from the University of Indianapolis, as the winner of MindTap’s “Show us a Slice of Your Life” video contest. Our friends at MindTap challenged you to make a video showing what makes you a unique learner while peeling an orange in a creative way, and the response was incredible. Out of more than 300 video entries, six videos were chosen as finalists, and online voting took place in early May to choose the final winners. Over 5,000 votes were cast and Addie’s video was voted as the favorite. Addie, creator of the “Peel of the Day” project showed us how she creates inspirational messages out of orange peels and leaves them around campus for people to see. It seems everyone was inspired by her unique learning style, “to truly learn, means not giving up when the learning gets difficult”. She will receive a $2500 scholarship to reward her efforts. Continue reading
Total and complete lack of summer adventure plans have you a bit bummed out? Think squandering all your money on Spring Break may have been an epic fail? Well, don’t you sweat it just yet!
Summer sounds good to us!
Especially when the sounds of summer are going to be in Grant Park : Chicago, IL. August 2, 2013 through August 4, 2013 for the completely sold-out Lollapalooza Festival. And of course those tickets sold out ages ago. Who wouldn’t want to go? If you missed out on tickets for Lollapalooza this year we’ve got you covered…
We are giving away TWO pairs of 3-day passes for the Lollapalooza Festival
Photo credit= AP | Joel Rosario rides Orb during the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. (May 4, 2013)
Oversized hats and mint juleps can only mean one thing: The Kentucky Derby 2013! Held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May every year, the Derby is THE place to be and be seen! And not just for the horses. This year, over 150,000 people flocked to the race and the festivities. If you couldn’t make it down to Kentucky or if you missed the broadcast (which started later than scheduled), don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Read further for a live-cast video of the race, celebrity fashions, the Derby winner, Orb, and everything you need to know about this year’s famed race! Continue reading
What’s the big deal about school spirit anyway? Maybe it’s overrated or maybe you’re secretly jealous about all the fun those peppy students are having? It’s time to try getting into the spirit, if you haven’t already. Having school spirit isn’t just about sports or the fraternity/sorority set. After all, we are a part of this school, too, and we’re proud to be here. No one wants to miss out on the excitement. If you’re looking for ways to get your spirit on, check out these ideas. Continue reading
Just like there’s more than one way to peel an orange, there’s more than one way to learn. Our friends at MindTap recently invited students to share their experiences as unique learners through a video contest. Students were tasked with creating a short video of peeling an orange in a unique way, while showing at the same time what makes them a unique learner. More than 300 creative students submitted entries. Techniques for slicing the oranges ranged from pottery wheels to animation and even power tools. (Thankfully no students were harmed during filming — that we know of anyway!) The MindTap team tackled the difficult task of narrowing the list down to just 6 finalists out of all the entries, and because there were so many impressive entries they also added a second category of “Viewer’s Choice” to highlight a few more.
And now, we need your help to pick the best video and winner of a $2500 scholarship!
Visit MindTap to see all the finalists’ videos and cast your vote for the winner! You can vote once a day between now and Sunday May 5th.
Become a tour guide in your town or campus
While finding summer employment can be tricky, but if you’re open to looking in new directions, you can really find a summer job or summer internship that you’ll actually enjoy! Still drawing a blank on where to begin? Check out our list of the top 5 summer jobs, and the college majors they’ll pair nicely with:
- Radio station promotions team: If you live in a large metropolitan area, chances are there are several radio stations nearby, most of which do live events all summer long. Continue reading
Eight weeks of doing nothing but working on your tan and seeing how many hours you can pack into one night’s sleep. That may sound like a pretty darn good summer vacation plan now, but the smartest college students know that to stay sharp over the break we have to keep the ‘ole noodle active! Read on to discover five ideas we can use to have a great summer vacation, without wrecking our back-to-school experience come fall. Continue reading
Aack, it’s that time of year! The summer sun is calling, but before we break for freedom, there are those needling final exams to get through. The final exam torture routine includes all-night study sessions and copious amounts of Red Bull. We scour study tips and test taking tips in the hopes of gaining a few extra points on our tests. Often we know what we’re supposed to do — practice effective study habits; get a good night’s sleep. But there are plenty of things we should not do. Here are some fool-proof ways to bomb your finals (that you should probably avoid!): Continue reading