Author Archives: Lorraine Savage

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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Aerobic exercise in dorm rooms improves student health

College life is fraught with the Freshman 15 extra pounds, all-you-can eat cafeteria food and the temptation of holiday candy and cookies. The will to exercise is low. But don’t think you have to schlep out to the gym to … Continue reading

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Most beautiful college campuses enhance student success

The view from your college dorms may not be the most important criteria for choosing a college, but many colleges and universities promote themselves as having one of the most beautiful or picturesque campuses. College life in a relaxing and … Continue reading

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Successful gift giving: Avoid these top 10 worst Christmas gifts

It’s that time again. What to give Aunt Sally, Cousin Bob or your dorm roommate? They’re probably thinking exactly the same thing about you. College students are notoriously low on cash, but you shouldn’t succumb to silly or cliché gifts. … Continue reading

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Test taking tips for final exams: How not to fail

It’s final exam time again. You know what you’re supposed to do and what you’re not supposed to do. Don’t forget your test taking tips, practice good study habits, get some sleep and exercise. If you don’t want to fail … Continue reading

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College life on campus during Thanksgiving break

So you’re stuck on campus during the three- to five-day Thanksgiving break. What to do? You could clean your dorm room or serve Thanksgiving dinner to international students. Or you could give back to your community by volunteering your time … Continue reading

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