Entries by Bessie Mazur

Top ten myths about college: What you need to know

When I was in college full-time I heard so many cliché myths in the book: “You’ll gain 15 pounds your first year,” “It’s OK to get all Cs,” and “You’re supposed to be stressed out,” blah, blah, blah. You need to know that myths are just that: myths. If you’re going to survive your college […]

Do-it-yourself gift ideas to fit your budget

Let’s face it; you’ve got a lot going on and not a lot of money coming in to pay for it all, right? Weddings, birthdays, graduation parties, Mother’s/Father’s Day, it’s all going to be coming up in the next 3 months and you’re going to need to plan ahead and set a budget to make […]

2016 presidential election: Who will we see on the ballot?

I always tell myself that this will be the year that I really do my research before heading to my polling station to vote in the presidential election. If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute to do any sort of research on the presidential candidates and you head to your voting location […]

College hacks: How to survive group projects

You can hear it in the walls of past students, and smell it lingering in the classroom; group projects are everywhere in college, and we all dread them! They’re not going away any time soon so you might as well suck it up and learn these college hacks on how to survive group projects, because […]

Planning to travel abroad? The strong dollar will get you far this summer

My decision to travel abroad during my junior year of college was the best decision I made regarding my education. Travel was still relatively affordable, and luggage was still free to carry on and check in while flying. A lot has changed since then, but if you’re planning to travel abroad this summer, a strong […]

Top 10 ways you can tell spring is coming

If you haven’t been hibernating all winter, you’ve likely experienced some of the polar vortex, ice storms, freezing rain, record-breaking snow falls, that Mother Nature has thrown our way. And chances are, you’re more than ready for warmer days. Here are the top 10 ways you can tell spring is coming, you know, to keep […]

DIY apartment makeover for college students

I’ve rented enough apartments and flats to know that if it’s not yours to own, you can’t — and don’t want to — put too much money into improving it. But, there are some ways that you can update that space without too much fuss. Read on for some DIY apartment makeover tips that even […]

How to use different social media platforms to build your professional network

I know that it’s hard to believe that social media is good for things besides watching Kanye make a fool of himself at the Grammys…again. However, if you’re interested in learning how to use different social media platforms to build an online presence (one you can be proud of) and grow your professional network, you’ll […]

Vaccinations on campus: What college students need to know

Everywhere you look you can hear someone debating the issue of vaccinations. The latest discussion surrounds the measles outbreak that started at the California Disneyland in December of last year. Besides the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, there are a number of other vaccinations that, if administered appropriately, could keep you and your roommates […]

DIY study guide to help you ace your midterm exams

It’s about that time of the semester where you should consider making a study guide for your upcoming midterm exams. With the help of CengageBrain and some handy tips, you can be confident when you hit the books with a DIY study guide. Share these helpful hints with your classmates and ace those exams!