Entries by Brainiac

How to study in college: Top five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

While studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. Or maybe you forgot a big assignment or paper and only just saw […]

Dean’s office, financial aid office and others help students navigate support services

If you’re new to campus life, don’t miss out on all the helpful services available to you just because you’re not sure where they are or how they can help. Check out these seven campus offices you should learn about to help you better navigate your college experience. Dean’s Office This is the go-to place […]

Surviving on campus foods: College food can also be cheap healthy food

Whether you have a meal plan or are on your own for college food, you can make healthy choices for snacks or meals that don’t cost a lot of money. Campus foods can often be greasy pizza and fatty burgers – cheap, fast food that doesn’t give you the benefits of eating healthy. Inexpensive, nutritious […]

College student budget: Tips on finding cheap entertainment ideas both on and off campus

The idea of going to a concert or performance on a college student budget isn’t terribly appealing! You probably have a laundry list of shows you’d love to check out, but it’s a luxury that (you think) you just can’t afford. With a little know-how though, you can fit culture into your life without burning […]

Top 10 must-do college events: From college football games to Greek rush!

The number of available college events may seem overwhelming — and, if you are having a tough time deciding what to do, you aren’t alone. From the numerous booths promoting campus organizations to the students scrambling to get to the best tailgate, many freshmen choose to hide in their dorm rooms instead of facing the crowds. […]

Feeling overwhelmed: The secrets to getting good grades in college

You learn pretty quickly that college is a whole different ballgame from high school. And no, that’s not a reference to having to report to mom and dad where you’re going and what time you’ll be getting back. The responsibility of being on your own, making it to class, getting the course work done, planning […]

Textbooks 101: Buy vs rent, print vs eBooks — and even how to prepare before classes start!

Looking forward to a new semester — a time of brand new courses, instructors and classmates — we also face the fact that we need to purchase all the required books for those exciting, new classes. Thankfully, there are a few more options available these days: the options to buy vs rent vs download. Before sticking with the […]

Back to school in style: Top ten college student apps to get your year started right!

Getting back into the swing of the school year is always tough after you’ve had months off for summer break. College life is about balancing classes, studying, working and having a social life, which can be stressful even for the most seasoned students! This time of year, we’ll take all the help we can get. […]

College student savings: Getting the most out of back to school deals

Getting back into the groove of a new semester means ensuring you’ve got all the technology you need, all the dorm and living essentials and enough school supplies to stock a small office cabinet. But, those costs can add up quickly if you’re not careful. Read on for ways to stretch your college student budget […]

Dealing with confrontation: Intimidating professors, troublesome roommates

Each new semester brings new academic and personal relationships and, unfortunately, not all of them can be a perfect match. It’s inevitable that we’ll be thrown into situations of confrontation throughout our college careers, but learning effective ways to deal with confrontation with everyone from intimidating professors to troublesome roommates can save you a great […]