Tag Archives: college students

Mother’s Day gift ideas for college students on a budget

Dear ol’ mom. There’s really no sufficient way to thank her for all she has done for you over the years—from taking care of you when you were a baby, to taking care of you when you were sick, to … Continue reading

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Get the FAQs for college student academics

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, college students have many questions. Some are perennial favorites, like why do I have to take electives. Others concern study habits and best strategies for a term paper. Here are a few answers … Continue reading

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Be sustainable: Compost, recycle and the Pee Bus on campus

College students on campuses across the country are participating in environmental and sustainable projects that involve composting, recycling and growing community gardens and roof gardens. A college in New Hampshire even collects pee! Here are some conservation projects that are enhancing … Continue reading

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Heartbleed bug: 7 college tips to protect students

Monday, April 7, saw the discovery of the Heartbleed security breach that attacked the encryption protocol known as OpenSSL. Heartbleed can access the memory of data servers and sensitive personal data like usernames, passwords and credit card information that is … Continue reading

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Go green this Earth Day — Upcycling and DIY projects

In 1970, 20 million Americans held rallies across the country in honor of the first Earth Day. Twenty years later, the effort went global with 200 million people in 141 countries coming together to draw the international community’s attention to … Continue reading

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4 things college students need to know while still in college

College life is full of hopes and dreams… and misconceptions. There are some things to expect in campus life and some big surprises. Besides getting an education, you learn to live on your own, make your own decisions, get an … Continue reading

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Filing taxes — last minute how to tips for college students

Ah taxes … part of entering the world of adults is beginning that lifelong dance with filing taxes. If you had a job in high school, mom and dad may have taken care of your dealings with the IRS, but … Continue reading

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Living on a budget — tips for college students

Living on a budget is hard for anyone. But for college students, it may be the first time that you have been in full control (or almost full control) of your money. A few tips for how to handle your … Continue reading

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Change your major: Improve college GPA and student advantage

Now that you have a year or so of college under your belt, maybe you’re having second thoughts about your declared major. There’s no shame for college students in changing your major. The goal of college is to give you … Continue reading

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Top five questions to ask your professor before your final exam

With the season for final exams rapidly approaching, college students can engage their professor for help or advice. Don’t be afraid to meet with your professor before a final exam. Don’t be intimidated or feel like he or she will … Continue reading

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