Category Archives: Dorm life

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Your profile picture is woefully out of date.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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Pro football culture of bullies, violence against women and racism

Recent events in sports news have done little to repair pro football’s reputation for violence, especially violence against women, and its culture of bullies and racism. It isn’t just pro football that shows a disregard for others and the use … Continue reading

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Do it yourself: Speed cleaning tips for dorm life

No one likes it, but sometimes you gotta do it. Whether it is because mom and dad are coming to scope out your dorm life or because something green is growing in the tub, there comes a time when you … Continue reading

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How to go green on campus—environmental ideas for college students

College life is all about studying, meeting new people, having some fun, figuring out who you are and … recycling? Well, while how to go green on campus may not be what first springs to mind for college students, there … Continue reading

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Get around campus: Transportation options

College life is about getting around. Traveling between the dorms, gym, classrooms, library, and student union can be quite far, especially if your college is large and has multiple campuses. You also want to go into town or home to … Continue reading

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Seasonal farmers’ market offers whole foods for student health

This is the season for apples, homemade breads, pumpkin pie and artisan cheese. Get them all at your local farmers’ markets, which are springing up this fall and winter to feature a bounty of foods. College life doesn’t have to … Continue reading

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Surviving Thanksgiving away from home—Quick and easy dinner ideas

The Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching. If you aren’t able to make it home to engage in the all-day turkey fest followed by a glutenous shopping trip that commences in the wee-small hours of the morning, never fear. Surviving Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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How to keep your computer safe from hackers, the crypto virus, and ransomware

Imagine this. You’re off campus, doing research on Questia on your laptop in a local café. You get an email notification and see you have a message from UPS. The email is related to a customer support issue and has … Continue reading

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Pumpkins! From pumpkin carving to pick your own

It’s pumpkin fever! This is the time of year when this uber-popular winter squash is king. Pumpkins are being carved, roasted, baked into pastry and chucked. Colleges are hosting pumpkin carving contests and pumpkin drops. Check if your local farm … Continue reading

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Eating healthy: Tips for quick healthy meals on the run

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day even for essentials like eating and sleeping. So finding quick healthy meals that you can take and eat on the run is pretty important. Eating fast food or even school cafeteria fare … Continue reading

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