How to use your coffee maker to cook food in your dorm

Dorm life often calls for a quick meal or snack at odd hours. What can you do when it’s too late or you’re too broke to call for take-out? Cooking your own food is the answer. As a college student, you know how to get creative with time management and meeting deadlines.

There are so many foods you had no idea you could cook in your coffee maker. (Credit: Cole Saladino)

There are so many foods you had no idea you could cook in your coffee maker. (Credit: Cole Saladino)

Now I’m here to tell you that knowing how to cook with a drip coffee maker will turn out to be another one of your favorite life hacks. Read more

Deadlines and other things you can’t blame on your advisor

If you’re a freshman, you made it through your first semester. Hooray! If you are a seasoned college vet, congratulations on yet another successful semester. With finals drawing to a close, and winter break to look forward to, remember that there is a whole new semester to prepare for.

Everything worked out with your advisor? Great! Time to head home! (Credit: memegenerator.net)

Everything worked out with your advisor? Great! Time to head home! (Credit: memegenerator.net)

Here are some things you may want to use your winter break to catch up on. Read more

College tips: Save money and get organized

Due to the high cost of college and how busy I am all the time, I have to cut corners to save money and time wherever I can. College students can learn to streamline projects, get organized in your dorm room and reduce costs.

There are several ways to save money while in college. (Credit: peerTransfer)

There are several ways to save money while in college. (Credit: peerTransfer)

Here are some college tips for the best ways to save money and practice time management skills. Read more

You ask, we answer: Social media overload help!

Hi J,

My roommate/friend thinks it’s okay to post crappy pictures of me on social media. Except it’s not. I’m tired of seeing shitty images of me having fun or just lounging around end up on Facebook or Instagram. I mean really? Why the hell does she need to post EVERYTHING? I mean sure some of them are funny, but I’m getting really tired of it. Plus I don’t want my family (who I am FB friends with) seeing all the pictures on social media.

Make it stopppp,

Amanda M.

Hi Amanda,

I get it. It sucks to have images on social media where absolutely everyone can see them and on top of that they can save and use. Read more

You ask, we answer: I’m SO COLD! How can I warm up?

Hey J,

I don’t know what’s wrong with my roommate…but he literally doesn’t get cold. And worse is that he loves having the window open. It’s cold here and I am in sweaters and my winter coat and he’s sitting over on his bed in shorts like it’s nothing. He also doesn’t want to turn on the heat because he doesn’t want to pay for it. I don’t know what’s wrong with him!

Please help before I freeze my a** off.

Charles D.

Hi Charles,

I get it. It’s getting cold now and your roommate has grown up in ice caves and doesn’t know the difference. Read more

8 Halloween party do’s and don’ts for college students

So this year, you’ve decided to forego each and every lame college Halloween party and throw your own bash. Kudos! Whether you’re a party planning novice or known around campus as the soiree guru, there are a few extra steps you MUST take for Halloween.

These Halloween party ideas and tips are sure to keep you and your guests festive until the wee hours of the morning — that is, if you want them invading your space for that long! Read more

College advice: 3 things to avoid

With college students beginning another (or your first) school year, everyone is filling you with their college advice and words of wisdom – mostly in the “To Do” variety.

Avoid working too hard. Find a balance between work and play. (Credit: Daily Eastern News)

Avoid working too hard. Find a balance between work and play. (Credit: Daily Eastern News)

Here is a Do Not Do (aka avoid) list that involves study habits, college roommate faux pas and college dorm avoidances. Read more

Extroverts and introverts in the college classroom

As a college student, I was both an extrovert and an introvert. I loved speaking up in class, especially when I knew all the answers (and occasionally pointed out when fellow students were wrong!) but I also did not go to many parties and had few, but very close, friends.

Learn more about the differences between extroverts and introverts. (Credit: Playbuzz.com)

Learn more about the differences between extroverts and introverts. (Credit: Playbuzz.com)

Extroverts and introverts have always been divided in the classroom, dorm rooms and extracurricular activities, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more

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Things you need to know about making friends freshman year

Not to put any more pressure on you, but it is important that you focus on making friends during the first few weeks of your freshman year in college. Otherwise you will die sad and alone. Just kidding.

Making friends in college doesn't have to be hard. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

Making friends in college doesn’t have to be hard. (Credit: DIYLOL.com)

But there are some things you need to know about the best places, times and ways to find friends when you are at school, because your bestie probably won’t be your freshman year roommate — mine sure wasn’t. Read more