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, …

Pros and Cons of AP Courses

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Advanced Placement (AP) programs are expanding within high schools across the U.S., and more and more students are faced with whether or not to enroll in AP classes. Since every student is different and has unique strengths and abilities, you must weigh the pros and cons of AP courses before deciding which classes to enroll in. Taking this a step …

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 …

How Work-Study Works.

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  Do you want to get paid to sit at a desk and do your homework? How about giving tours on a campus that you love? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, then work-study is for you! In order to understand how work-study works, let’s first identify what work-study is. According to studentaid.ed.gov here is a quick …

Is Community College Right for Me?

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Well…. That depends. There are many variables that go into making the all-important college decision. But most of all, the question at the heart of the answer lies in your academic, social and financial reality, along with your aspirations. Are you a student that might not have it all figured out right now but know that you want to do …

Common Student Loan Mistakes

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Taking out student loans tends to be a “given” for many students, and a given you feel you don’t need to think about until after college. While that is partially true, do not make these mistakes: Using a student loan to go to a college that expensive. A good way to think about it is this: the amount of money …