Category Archives: Dorm life

Health tips for the holiday season—how to avoid getting sick

You know you need to get that flu shot. And you try to sneeze into your elbow and wash your hands regularly. But are there other things you can be doing so illness passes you by this holiday season? Read … 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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Console gaming at college: Xbox One or Sony Playstation 4?

It’s a sellout, no matter which new video game console you’re talking about. Both the Sony Playstation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One left gamers waiting as the preorders and sales left shelves empty the week of their release, and … Continue reading

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DIY projects to brighten up your dorm room

It’s almost winter, and as we’re losing sunlight, Seasonal Affective Disorder may be hitting you or your peers in full force. While people who suffer from S. A. D. need professional help, and you can find some tips about identifying … 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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Student health: How to protect yourself from meningitis

Since March, Princeton University has seen seven cases of bacterial meningitis. What’s notable about the Princeton cases is that they are the rare strain B. Meningitis, which can arise in crowded dorm rooms on college campuses. Living and eating in … Continue reading

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Words you need to know: “Selfie” is Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013

It may not have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, but the word “selfie” hit Oxford Dictionaries top word of the year spot for 2013. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a word or expression that has … Continue reading

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How to get over the winter blues: Seasonal affective disorder treatment

Are you feeling S.A.D.? Seasonal affective disorder is a condition in which the lack of daylight makes you feel lethargic, moody and anxious. Now that the clocks have changed after Daylight Saving Time (note: it’s Saving not Savings), it’s getting … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving dinner on campus for international students

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up soon. Classes get out, vacation week starts and everyone packs up to go home. But international students and those who live far away might not be able to travel home over the break. No … Continue reading

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How to take a selfie (without being a jerk)

Your profile picture is woefully out of date. Your roommate is asleep. It’s just you and your smart phone and it’s 2 a.m., and this has to be done right now (because some things become ridiculously important at two in … Continue reading

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