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Dorm life and college roommates: How to find a roommate you can live with

Dorm life and roommatesIt used to be when you opted for dorm life that your college roommates were assigned to you. Good luck with that – rooming with a surprise stranger can lead to lifelong friendships or dreadful college semesters. The Internet has given students a new option: you can find a roommate online, then finalize the arrangement with your school. If you would rather live off-campus, you definitely have to hunt down your roommates yourself. You’ll need one or more roommates to share the cost of rent and utilities. Here are a few tips to on how to find a roommate that you can live with – and avoid roommates from hell. Read more

Breaking Bad Finale: What you missed from the show of the year! SPOILER ALERT

OK, OK. I admit it. I became a fan very late in the game. After the finale tonight, I’m not sure I can watch any other drama on TV (yes, even my beloved Grey’s Anatomy) without feeling a bit disappointed. Here’s what you missed from the Breaking Bad finale, the show of the year!

How fans wanted it to end

There have been predictions and spoilers posted online for the past week on how fans wish the show would end. Read more

10 College Halloween party ideas: How to be responsible while throwing a rockin’ bash!

Halloween party ideas

Halloween party ideas

So this year, you’ve decided to forego each and every lame college Halloween party and throw your own bash. Kudos! Whether you’re a party planning novice or known around campus as the soiree guru, there are a few extra steps you MUST take for Halloween. Not only do you need a theme (yes, a theme), you have to consider that this holiday can get a little out of control — but that doesn’t mean your gathering needs to get broken up before midnight. These Halloween party ideas and Halloween safety tips are sure to keep you and your guests festive until the wee hours of the morning — that is, if you want them invading your space for that long! Read more

Cheap Halloween costume ideas guaranteed to be spooktacular!

Halloween costume of Towelie, South Park character

Simple Halloween costume of Towelie, South Park character 

Chilly days and crisp leaves mean more than just returning to campus for fall term. It also means that Halloween is just around the corner — and before you know it, your inbox will be jammed full of Evites for the numerous bashes happening around town. Your goal: to find a unique, flattering, cool, trendy costume that is also budget-friendly. The great news is that you have come to the right place. Whether you are going solo, as a couple or getting a group together for the best Halloween party on campus, these cheap Halloween costume ideas will definitely make you the hit of any soiree!

Individual-ity

Maybe your best friend is a party pooper and refuses to dress up for Halloween—or perhaps your significant other does NOT want to be the yin to your yang. Who cares? There are plenty of great solo costumes available. Read more

Study tips for college students: How to find or create the perfect study space

College study tipsAlthough fall term’s just starting, it won’t be long before midterms and papers fill your to-do list — so start off the year with some great study habits and the perfect study space. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry. We’ll give you all the details about the best places to study both on and off campus. Short on time and need to stay close to home? We’ve got that covered too. These study tips for college students explain how to turn a section of your dorm room or apartment into an optimal study space.

Don’t be social

Yes, college life is all about the social scene: meeting new people and enjoying your new-found freedom. However, don’t make the mistake of studying where everyone goes to be seen. This causes you to focus on everything (and everyone) except what actually needs your attention. Read more

College clubs: Where to make friends and find new experiences

English: Student at Goucher College playing Hu...

Student at Goucher College playing Humans vs. Zombies

Going to college may be your first experience of living away from home and your family. Lonely? Want to know where to make friends? College clubs can be a safe haven where you can find like-minded people to hang out with and share new experiences. Campus clubs form around different interests such as a foreign language, music or a sport. There is bound to be a club to suit your interests.

Campus clubs

To find your campus clubs, go to your school’s website and look around. There will probably be a link specifically to student clubs. Once you’re there, you’ll find links to individual websites for many of the clubs. Read more

How to be more social: Skills for hitting the college social scene

Social adviceAre you a wallflower? Would you rather stay in and play videogames on Friday night? Do you know more about dead historians than your roommate? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you are not making the most of your college social life. One of the best things about college is the ability to meet new, diverse individuals. So get your nose out of that book and take your friend up on the offer to go out for the night. And don’t worry about acting like a fool. Just follow these tips on how to be more social, brush up on a few social skills and you will soon realize that the college social scene is pretty awesome! Read more