Tips for Getting Your Application Noticed

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Take a holistic approach when completing your application. There are so many factors that will contribute to your acceptance and you need to organize your four years of high school in an effective manner. You, along with your parents, teachers, and counselors will be instrumental in helping the college rep understand your personal values, academic accolades, work ethic, and individual …

Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Your Freshman Year

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Let’s face it: college is expensive. If you planned carefully before entering your freshman year, chances are you will still have some (hopefully minimal) debt by the time you graduate. That debt, if you play your cards right, should only apply to your tuition and nothing more. The following are some tips on avoiding those extra financial mistakes so many …

Choosing Clubs and Activities on Campus

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You’ve probably heard the old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” You’ve heard it for a good reason. It rings true for many people. Participating in clubs and activities on campus can enable you to broaden your social network, which may accordingly lead to increased and/or improved employment opportunities. More importantly, you’re more apt to feel …

How to Work with Your Student Advisor Effectively

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By Corban Sanchez Working with your college advisor is a lot like working with your high school guidance counselor. A big difference is that, like the rest of the college experience, you’re expected to be more independent and take the initiative to seek the guidance and support you need. Colleges want to graduate competent people who, among other things, can …

Laundry Tips for the Laundry Room

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College is a time of gaining more independence, and for some, that may mean doing their own laundry for the first time in a shared laundry room.  So if you need help with your course load, this blog isn’t for you, but it will help you with some tips on your laundry loads and if all else fails, call home, …

Healthy Snack Recipes For Students On The Go

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by Brooke Nowak We’ve all heard it before: the dreaded “freshman 15” but the reality is not all college students  gain weight during their first year at school.  In fact, The Journal of American College of Health reports only 50% of students gain weight.  There are quite a few factors that could play in to the unwanted weight gain: stress, …

Why students should get involved in college…

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1. It allows students to become connected to their school: Colleges are full of resources, but the responsibility is on the student to seek them out. Being involved helps them to do that. Students should find the on-line resource or office building that is in charge of school activities. Most schools even have questionnaires that will help students figure out …

All about the Greek life

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By:  Lauren Benters, School Counselor You’ve seen the college sorority and fraternity houses in movies and on TV, students partying, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, and scantily clad people.  Is it really accurate? Just like anything else in movies or on TV, all of that is usually quite a stretch. Let’s explore Greek life, so you can decide if it …

Ramen Recipes

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Preparing Ramen Noodles for a Recipe Boil the noodles according to the directions on the package and drain. If raw noodles are called for, then just break the noodles into bite-sized pieces before opening the package. Fried ramen noodles add crunch and a unique flavor to a recipe. For a recipe calling for fried noodles, heat 1/3 cup of canola …