Author Archives: Lorraine Savage

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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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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