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Mistakes First-Year College Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Freshman year can be a bit bumpy, and everyone makes mistakes. But here are a few to avoid to make your first year go smoothly.read more

The Pros and Cons of Living With Roommates vs. Living Alone

The age-old question: should I live with roommates, or will I be happier living alone? We've collected all of the pros and cons of each option just for you.read more

From Mold to Mice: How to Deal With Dorm Room Issues

Bedbugs, mold, mice, cockroaches...here's what students and parents need to do when faced with dorm room maintenance issues like these.read more

Mental Health: What Is It and How Students Can Find Help

Mental health is just as important as physical health. But what is mental health, and how do you find the right help as a student?read more

9 Trends Changing the Student Housing Industry

Student housing is going through a lot of changes based on how students learn and live. Here are nine trends to look out for in student housing.read more

How to Ask for and Get Help in College

It can be tough to know where to go if you feel in over your head as an undergrad. Here's a guide to finding help in college, from academic to emotional.read more

Ask The Experts

Q: Are there situations where it's appropriate for young people to "splurge"?

A: Yes, I think the best "splurge" young adults can make is on travel and experiences . . .read more


Q: How can students identify a bully and bullying behaviors?

A: First, I don't like to use the term "bully," as it is a label and prevents us from seeing the one to whom the label is applied as a person. And this is important because bullying is human; it is an adaptive trait...read more


Q: How should students respond to bullying?

A: The first thing is what you shouldn't do, which is to escalate the aggression. If someone attacks you verbally or intimidates you, don't respond aggressively. read more


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