Importance of ethnic diversity on college campus

Cultural and ethnic diversity on college campus provides college students a range of viewpoints and experiences from which to shape their academic and social lives.

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

Learn more about ethnic diversity on campus. (Credit: Columbia College Chicago)

More and more colleges are striving to provide cultural diversity not only in their student body, but also faculty and staff and college admissions. Read more

Big trends in the app world—a cheat sheet for the most popular

Back in the dark ages, or at least before 2007 and the introduction of the iPhone, smartphones didn’t exist. And if you mentioned an app, people probably assumed you wanted an appetizer.

Which app is your favorite? (Credit: Forbes)

Which app is your favorite? (Credit: Forbes)

In the U.S. today, we all use so many apps that you need a cheat sheet to rank the most popular. So here’s a list of the big trends. Is there an app for that? Read more

Jerry Seinfeld thinks college students are too politically correct

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld started a flap about standup comedy when he appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on June 8, 2015. Seinfeld, who became a sensation in the 90s with his own TV show, stated that he would no longer do gigs on college campuses because college students have become too politically correct (PC).

Do you think college students are too politically correct? (Credit: Consequence of Sound)

Do you think college students are too politically correct? (Credit: Consequence of Sound)

His remarks were surprising because Seinfeld is one of the least controversial comedians. So it’s got to make you ask, are college students too politically correct for comedy? Read more

Health news on campus—What’s affecting today’s college students

No two ways about it, getting sick sucks. But for today’s college students, the top health issues aren’t always colds and flus. In fact, on campus many are feeling anxious.

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Learn more about health news related to college students. (Credit: Thinkstock)

As a result, anxiety has overtaken depression as the biggest concern for college students according to the latest health news. Read more

Ideas for your summer break hair care routine

Summer break means lots of fun in the sun, swimming and other outdoor activities. But wind, sun and chlorine in swimming pools can really damage your hair. One solution is to just cut it short and forget about it.

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

Proper summer hair care will leave your locks perfect. (Credit: The Little Hair Guide)

But if you’re like me and like longer hair styles, you need a hair care routine to help you maintain healthy hair all summer long. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to take care of your hair this summer. Read more

How college students can deal with chronic depression

Even though you’re young and have your whole life ahead of you, it’s still common for college students to suffer from mild depression. It’s usually nothing to get too worried about. But when your levels of depression deepen and a few incidents turn into chronic depression, then it’s time to consider that you might have a mood disorder.

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Learn how you can combat chronic depression. (Credit: Her.ie)

Without help, depression can turn into a serious problem. There is a lot that you can do to deal with depression and live the life that you want. Here are a few life hacks to help you conquer depression. Read more

College admissions review criminal record of applicants

How does revealing a criminal record affect prospective college students who have to provide that information on college admissions applications? The college Common Application is a website where college applicants can fill out a form that is used by 500 schools. The form gathers extensive information on applicants, including the question “Do you have a criminal record?”

How will your criminal record affect your college admissions? (Credit: Veritas Prep)

How will your criminal record affect your college admissions? (Credit: Veritas Prep)

I agree with some in the industry that filling out the question–and using it as a factor in admissions review–has become controversial and is stirring debate on the ethics of the information. Read more

Health info and the Internet—How to know if it’s valid

Want to find out what tomorrow’s temperature will be in Montserrat? Need to know the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise? Internet searches can help with any of these things you need to know. And the World Wide Web is a great resource for health info on the thousands of health care website options.

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

Beware of inaccurate health info that is shared through the Internet. (Credit: Photos.com)

A recent Northwestern University study found that eight in 10 U.S. teens ages 13 to 18 use the web for answers to health questions. Are you one of them? But how to know if the facts you are finding are reliable and accurate? Read more

Let’s have the talk about transgender and Caitlyn Jenner

Once upon a time, few people could say they knew someone who was gay or lesbian. Fast forward to 2015—most of us have a friend or relative we know and love who identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual. Yet transgender people have remained very misunderstood, and many institutions, such as women’s colleges have struggled with how to be inclusive.

Bruce Jenner debuts as a transgender with the new name, Caitlyn Jenner. (Credit: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair)

Bruce Jenner debuts as a transgender with the new name, Caitlyn Jenner. (Credit: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair)

That may be changing now that Bruce Jenner has made history by announcing his true gender identity. Now the transgender community will get another boost as Vanity Fair magazine introduces Caitlyn Jenner in a series of photos by Annie Leibovitz. Read more

What college students should know about mental health problems

Mental health problems can strike any one, at any time. How to cope when they do is chief among the things you need to know.

Find out how to best cope with mental health problems. (Credit: emPower)

Find out how to best cope with mental health problems. (Credit: emPower)

Equally important is seeking help from mental health professionals as needed to help you. Read more