Author Archives: Lorraine Savage

Special Olympics: College students can volunteer

As we get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, let’s take a moment to learn about the Special Olympics and the role college students can play in volunteering their time to this worthy cause. The Special Olympics … Continue reading

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Job ideas for college students

Many students work while taking classes, whether they’re working their way through school, need some extra spending money or want to add to their resume. Besides working in fast food, there are many other choices and ways to think outside … Continue reading

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College sports and academics: Reading level of student athletes

The revelation by University of North Carolina (UNC) whistleblower Mary Willingham that some college athletes read at a grade school level has received much attention. Willingham was a learning specialist in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes at UNC. … Continue reading

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Dorm life: College tips for non-alcoholic party ideas

Winter is cold and boring, and cabin-fever is making you crazy. Why not throw a party? Combine that with your New Year’s Resolution to improve your student health by cutting down on the drinking and you can throw a fabulous … Continue reading

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Pay off holiday season debt: Credit card tips for college students

Very soon the credit card purchases you made this past holiday season will appear on your statement. Ouch! Student success depends on smart money matters, but credit cards are a temptation that could lead to bad spending habits at the … Continue reading

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Honor Code vs. paper mill: Know the academic and ethical penalties

Student success depends on making ethical choices during your college years. The reasons for buying a term paper online and passing it off as your own are many, not the least of which is that starting your adult life off … Continue reading

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Target credit card breach: How you can protect your credit

The recent credit card breach that took place between November 27 and December 15, 2013 affected about 40 million Target customers. Hackers stole bank information such as customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. College students can protect … Continue reading

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Smoking ban on electronic cigarettes on campus to improve college life

Electronic cigarettes have been gaining popularity, especially with young people who believe the devices are safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes and may even help in quitting smoking. Well, the science isn’t completely in on that yet. In the meantime, many … Continue reading

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10 dorm organization DIY tips for tidy dorm rooms

Have a messy dorm? Can’t find your books or phone under all the clothes and pizza boxes? College life shouldn’t be wasted amid a messy room. You have enough to worry about doing well in your classes. So take an … Continue reading

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5 worst fashion trends for college students

Maybe your high school had uniforms or a strict dress code, but when you’re in college, you’re pretty much free to wear what you want—within reason. Campus life is when you can create your own identity, show off your trendy … Continue reading

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