News feeds for college students to know what’s happening in the world

Sure, you all know how to check your Twitter feeds and Facebook notifications, but do you tune in to the news and know what’s going on in the world?

A compilation of news feeds college students can follow. (Credit: Brandwatch)

A compilation of news feeds college students can follow. (Credit: Brandwatch)

Don’t live in a plastic bubble — learn how to keep yourself up to speed with these DIY tips from CengageBrain! Read more

Use color codes to get organized for college

When the fall semester starts you have to hit the ground running as they say. Anything that can help you get organized will come in handy.

Keep yourself organized by using the color coding system. (Credit: everything-home)

Keep yourself organized by using the color coding system. (Credit: everything-home)

One way to organize your life is by using color codes in your file system, note taking and even in your closet. Let’s look at some ways that you can color code your life. Read more

Low risk of ebola virus for college students says CDC

Going to college means learning all kinds of new things and meeting people from all over the world. You can meet and get to know college students from such exotic areas of the world as Europe, Asia and Africa.

The CDC has reported college students are at low risk for the ebola virus. (Credit: AP Graphics)

The CDC has reported college students are at low risk for the ebola virus. (Credit: AP Graphics)

But the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has lead to questions about the risk of exposure to the ebola virus from students who have come from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the actual risk of contracting the ebola virus is very low. Read more

End of summer road trip ideas for college students

Well, the start of a new school year will be here before you know it and with that, college courses will be underway. Why not use the time you have left for an end of summer DIY road trip with your buds?

Plan out your road trip route on a map. (Credit: Marvin Hlavac)

Plan out your road trip route on a map. (Credit: Marvin Hlavac)

Here are some road trip ideas that all college students can appreciate! Read more

Sexual assault on college campus: Safety tips

Colleges and universities in the United States are waking up to the pervasive problem of sexual assault of college students on college campus. Many cases of sexual abuse are dismissed, unreported and unresolved. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating 67 colleges for possible Title IX violations related to sexual assaults.

Learn how to keep yourself safe on campus from a sexual assault. (Credit: Bob Priddy, Missourinet)

Learn how to keep yourself safe on campus from a sexual assault. (Credit: Bob Priddy, Missourinet)

Concerned about campus safety? Here are some campus life tips for college freshmen and everyone else to be safe and enjoy college life. Read more

Soldiers become scholars with the Pat Tillman Foundation

348. 4.6M. 85. Not sure what these numbers mean? Since 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation has helped fund military veterans and their spouses with the opportunity for academic  scholarships. Since then, 348 military scholars have been given scholarships, $4.6M has been raised for scholarship support for scholars’ potential, and 85 universities have been attended by these military scholars.

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One Tillman Military Scholar in particular, Jon Andrews, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with U.S. Army Special Forces, recently received the prestigious WMS Hackett-Auerbach Award from Read more

Local students get involved with The Student Conservation Association

Earlier this summer a local crew including members of the Student Conservation Association set out to install rain containers across Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to householders who had requested them.

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The students involved in SCA install eight to 12 rain containers per day – and last reported, they have installed 171 and have a goal to reach 200 by the end of their summer. Based on the excellent and efficient progress they have made, another 200 will be installed by staff state Sen. Jim Ferlo hired for the project and one of the SCA students.

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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 story from two women about how clean water has made such a difference in their lives. For up to four hours each day, women and girls collect water. Hunched over a hole in the ground they hoist buckets of contaminated water in unbearable heat – with temperatures averaging 115°. With your help and contributions via the Extra Credit program, charity: water will change that.

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We’re excited to let you know that charity: water has launched a new Read more

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 $62 million in fundraising efforts toward amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

With social media awareness, fundraising efforts have reached new levels. (Credit: For Momentum)

With social media awareness, fundraising efforts have reached new levels. (Credit: For Momentum)

Here’s what you need to know about social media fundraising for a cause, and how you can join in to help raise funds. Read more

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 cause skin infection.

The FDA's latest warning might make you think twice before getting a tattoo. (Credit: Kyra Bramble/Travelettes)

The FDA’s latest warning might make you think twice before getting a tattoo. (Credit: Kyra Bramble/Travelettes)

Tattooing may be popular now, but is it worth it to get a tattoo if it’s going make you sick? Here’s what you need to know about tattoo ink risks. Read more