Author Archives: Lorraine Savage

Change your major: Improve college GPA and student advantage

Now that you have a year or so of college under your belt, maybe you’re having second thoughts about your declared major. There’s no shame for college students in changing your major. The goal of college is to give you … Continue reading

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Top five questions to ask your professor before your final exam

With the season for final exams rapidly approaching, college students can engage their professor for help or advice. Don’t be afraid to meet with your professor before a final exam. Don’t be intimidated or feel like he or she will … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself green cleaning tips for college dorms

College students – you don’t need expensive cleaning products and insect repellent for your dorm rooms. And you don’t need to jeopardize student health with many toxic ingredients found in traditional cleansers. Instead, you can make your own green cleaning … Continue reading

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After a bad midterm exam: College tips to improve academics

Bad midterms are not the end of the world. Student success doesn’t hinge on one test. There are ways for college students to improve study habits and get a better grade on your subsequent tests and final exam. Did you … Continue reading

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Campus safety tips for college students

College life is supposed to be a fun place for both learning and social interaction. But as with any place where large numbers of people gather, there are safety concerns for your property and yourself. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse … Continue reading

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DIY tips for keeping food fresh in dorm rooms

Many factors of college life conspire to make eating in college dorms a whole lot nastier than eating Mom’s pot roast. Too many fatty foods, costly fresh fruits and vegetables, crazy work and study hours, difficulty storing and cooking good … Continue reading

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Student health for college students: Surgeon general’s report hits 50

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark report announcing that smoking cigarettes causes serious diseases. Recent Surgeon General Regina Benjamin hosted a summit of former Surgeons General at Xavier University in New Orleans to discuss … Continue reading

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DIY college tips for survival kits for dorm rooms and car

Some college students like to wing it from the seat of their pants, while others like to be prepared for any contingency. Here are some ideas for do-it-yourself survival kits for your college dorms, car or trip away from home. … Continue reading

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Tax breaks and tips for college students filing returns

With student debt growing and becoming a burden to recent graduates, college students will want to take all the tax deductions they can to save money. Federal tax filing is very complicated and the information here provides just a few … Continue reading

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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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