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10 Tips on How to Survive (and Thrive) Your First Year of College

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Associate Director, Residence Life and Housing, University of Redlands

What does it take to make the most of freshman year? In addition to a willingness to try new things, introduce yourself to new people, and develop a new appreciation for ramen noodles, a university insider suggests you try these 10 things. read more

The Decision: Which Sport to Play?

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Senior Assistant Editor, Scholarship Manager, Wintergreen Orchard House

Generally in the high school world, the year is set up so you can play multiple sports. During the summer you can be on a travel swimming and diving team, during the fall you're playing football, during the winter you're synchronized skating, and during the spring you're playing lacrosse. With collegiate athletics almost always year-round, when you think about having to choose between sports as you move into college, it is heart breaking. read more

How to Get Cheaper Science Textbooks

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Scholarship Search Strategist, College Prep Ready

I remember spending over $500 in one semester for my biology books. You will find that many science or health majors spend upwards of a $1,000 or more per year because they have to buy model and lab kits in addition to their textbooks. However, there are ways to cut the costs of buying textbooks. read more

How to Stay Healthy in College

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Public Relations Associate, Carnegie Communications

When the weather is warm, students flock to the outdoors and constantly bask in the fresh air. But when the temperatures drop, students will be bundling up in the dorms with their blankets, hot chocolate, and, unfortunately, their germs. With such a high number of people in one building, residence halls are infamous for being a breeding ground for sickness. read more

One-on-One with Sara Vogl--Dance Minor

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Assistant Editor, Carnegie Communications

Sara Vogl is originally from Williamston, Michigan but attended Loyola University in Chicago where she majored in finance and double minored in marketing and dance. She has been dancing for 14 years with most of her training in ballet. read more

I'm having trouble adjusting to college life; what should I do?

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First, don't panic! You may not know it now, but many before you have gone through this same process with many of the same feelings you have now. read more

Transfer Student Survival Guide

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Associate Director of Admissions, Warner Pacific College

Former baseball player Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates once said, "Life is one big transition." Nowhere is this more evident than in the life of a college transfer student. read more