What college students need to know about police procedure

On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, a grand jury in Staten Island, New York, decided that there was not enough evidence to prosecute officers involved in the death of Eric Garner. This case, and that of Michael Brown, highlights the issue of police brutality and the use of excessive force.

A militaristic approach being used by police. (Credit: cops.usdoj.gov)

A militaristic approach being used by police. (Credit: cops.usdoj.gov)

Many question whether policies such as “stop and frisk” and the war on drugs are leading to excessive police militarization. Here’s what you need to know about conducting yourself in a police confrontation. Read more

Body weight fitness for student health

From Thigh Master to Shake Weight to Zumba, exercise trends and gimmicks have been around for years. Each year fitness professionals (and marketing executives) predict what the next fitness trend will be. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducted its annual fitness trend forecast based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals.

Body weight fitness is the next big trend in workouts for 2015. (Credit: Elaina Verhoff )

Body weight fitness is the next big trend in workouts for 2015. (Credit: Elaina Verhoff )

Top of the list for the official fitness trend for 2015 will be… body weight training. Read on to learn about body weight workouts for good student health in the new year. Read more

5 skills to learn in college for your career path

In addition to academics, learning social skills and living on your own away from parents, college is intended to give you an education so that you can go out into the world, have a career and support yourself and your own family.

Develop your communication skills in college to prepare you for the future. (Credit: Getty Images)

Develop your communication skills in college to prepare you for the future. (Credit: Getty Images)

Not only do college students need to learn information vital to your career path (business, biology, computers, etc.) but you also need skills that make you marketable and attractive to prospective employers. Here are some college tips for skills to learn to land that great job. Read more

Holiday etiquette: Don’t do these 10 things

The holiday season is officially underway, and you’re probably thinking of everything you must do – buy presents for family and friends, decorate your living space, and so on. But have you thought about what you DON’T do?

Having the right holiday etiquette when you sit down to chow down will go a long way. Especially if you want to be invited back to the next holiday get together. We have compiled a list of the top 10 holiday don’ts if you want your family and friends to still like you. Please, please don’t do the following. Read more

Create your own study guide to help you ace your finals

With final exams looming ahead, you need to figure out ways to study that will work best for you. Having a study guide to work from is a good start. But you’ll have to apply effective study habits and use the study guide for it to be of value.

Keep yourself organized with a homemade study guide chart. (Credit: wikiHow)

Keep yourself organized with a homemade study guide chart. (Credit: wikiHow)

Learning how to study for exams is a study in itself. So is the development of test taking skills. Let’s take a look at how you can create your own study guide now and put yourself on the track to success. Read more

Easy travel hacks for college students

As the semester draws to a close, your mind naturally turns toward winter break and traveling home or other trips. With a little digging you can find easy travel hacks that will make your journey more enjoyable and less stressful.

Be prepared to travel with our best tips. (Credit: btitravel.com)

Be prepared to travel with our best tips. (Credit: btitravel.com)

With only a few weeks between semesters, it will take some planning and thought to ensure that your winter break is the best it can be. Let’s look at a few life hacks for winter travelers. Read more

How to survive the winter where the air hurts your face

If you’re fortunate enough to live in one of the northern states, you know what is close by in your future. No, not holiday break, though that is coming, too; winter is coming, snow is coming – and lots of it!

Surviving the winter is never an easy feat. (Credit: LOL Zombie)

Surviving the winter is never an easy feat. (Credit: LOL Zombie)

If you don’t suffer from short-term memory loss, you remember last winter’s series of polar vortexes and record-breaking snowfall. You’ll want to make sure you’re more prepared this year, so here are some of our best tips on how to survive the winter! Read more

How to save money on DIY Christmas gift ideas

The holiday season is fast approaching—a scary time for a broke college student. You want to give your loved ones presents but your funds are limited. How to save money and celebrate the season? DIY Christmas gift ideas to the rescue.

Create a personalized mug as a Christmas gift. (Credit: Tutorial)

Create a personalized mug as a Christmas gift. (Credit: Tutorial)

Not only will you spend less by making your own presents, but everyone will feel extra appreciated knowing you spent time and creativity on them. Read more

Millennials and higher education: Influence of a generation

The Millennial generation has been categorized and labeled, sometimes with good qualities and sometimes not. But many people are studying this generation born between 1980 and 2000. Millennials have been called entitled, well educated, ambitious, confident, sheltered, diverse, team-oriented and dependent and deferent to authority.

A cartoon's take on the Millennials. (Credit: Mark Anderson)

A cartoon’s take on the Millennials. (Credit: Mark Anderson)

Millennial college students have unique educational needs and opportunities in higher education. Here are some traits, influences and obstacles for the Millennial generation. (Disclaimer: This is a broad general characterization of an entire generation, which does not take into consideration individual traits or performances.) Read more

Checklist for final exams — study tips for college students

Final exams are just around the corner, a time all college students live in fear of. Whether this is your first experience with finals or your 500th, there are some test preparation steps you can take, and some study tips you should know, that will help you be better prepared.

Time to get your study on! Read more