Category Archives: News and updates

See the charity: water journey through West Africa

At the beginning of the year, a team from charity: water set out on a journey to the Sahel Region of West Africa, which is known to be one of the harshest places on earth. The team learned a compelling … Continue reading

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Social media fundraising for college students

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have flooded the Internet recently. While it may just seem like a fun thing to do on a hot summer day, the Ice Bucket Challenge has already raised over … Continue reading

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Want a tattoo? What you should know before you get one

If you like the idea of tattoos and you just love those tattoo colors, think again. On August 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration issued an FDA warning letter stating that not all tattoo ink is safe, and could … Continue reading

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How medical marijuana affects college students

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of medical marijuana for adults. Meanwhile, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for adult recreational use. The rules around cannabis are definitely changing in the United States. Although the … Continue reading

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Colleges add gender neutral bathrooms

Many colleges and universities are adding gender neutral bathrooms — also known as “all-gender,” “unisex” or “all family” bathrooms — for their LGBT and straight college students. Often, a facility that decides to add a gender neutral bathroom only has to … Continue reading

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Medical marijuana and your college campus

One by one, states in the union are passing laws that support the usage of medical marijuana for people suffering debilitating medical conditions. Two states, Colorado, and now Washington, have even legalized the recreational usage of marijuana for adults aged … Continue reading

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DIY summer drinks and desserts for your next party

Summer break is about just that — taking a break to enjoy the warmer weather, the time off, and to spend time with friends and family. If you’re having company, whether at a beach party, a backyard BBQ or just … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, back to school time is near

With Fourth of July in the rearview mirror, it is only a matter of time before you will be heading back to school. Although college students may feel like they just left the dorm and quad behind, summer’s over … … Continue reading

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Have you been targeted by debit card fraud?

Exacerbating the student debt crisis is debit card fraud targeted to college students. A recent federal and Illinois state ruling fined a bank and its agent $4 million for fraudulent and deceptive practices. There are about 900 debit card partnerships … Continue reading

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Top 10 summer life hacks

According to the Urban Dictionary, a life hack is “A tool or technique that makes some aspect of one’s life easier or more efficient.” Sign me up, right? And what better time than summer to make your life easier? But … Continue reading

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