By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University Perhaps one of life’s most fascinating experiments is the advent of communal living. Ah, roommates; the greatest test of one’s wherewithal and well, temperaments. Whether it’s your freshman year of college or your attempt to save a couple pennies on your post-grad rent, roommates can be the most
By Brianna Pennella, Student at Ithaca College Here’s the breakdown: Most incoming freshmen dread the prospect of a random roommate. The idea that you could end up with the kid who hangs salami in the closet or the one who stays up all night playing the banjo can make anyone anxious. Despite this, college is
By Olivia Lawnick, Student at Newberry College Every college-bound girl is terrified of the Freshman 15, the urban legend that is a lot less legend and very real. The unwanted weight gain can result from a few different factors such as overeating, stress and bad food choices. The most important thing you can do to
By Briana Luca, Student at Iona College Every summer, there are thousands of kids around the country who are biting their nails, making to-do lists and gearing up for their first year of college. When you move out of your parents’ house and into a dorm room, there is so much that changes. You are
By Megan O’Connell, Alumna of University of Wisconsin-Platteville This fall marks the first time since kindergarten that I will not be returning to school. How weird! Though my journey into the post-grad, full-time job world has definitely kept me on my toes, I am already getting that nostalgic feeling seeing other people I know head
By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University One of my biggest pet peeves throughout my academic life was the word “helicopter parents.” It’s a teaching buzzword thrown around when debating the appropriateness of “over-involved Moms and Dads” and is something that to this day still rubs me the wrong way. My parents were equally as
By Amanda Ferrara, Student at NYU So you meet a new boy at college; he’s funny, cute and totally likes you. The only problem is he lives right down the hall. What do you do? When it comes to “dormcest”, there are two main concerns that people have before they decide to take the plunge
By Ashley Yenick, Student at Merrimack College The new school year is almost here, so it’s time to get packing. Now, everyone knows what textbooks to buy, but when it comes to outfit choices, I always tend to bring more than usual. I often find clothes that I forgot I had at the bottom of
By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University Tech gadgets today come and go as quickly as the hottest fashion trend. But whether you are currently a social media diva on the campus or just trying to stay plugged in, getting on top of the tech totem pole can get tricky, and yes, expensive! Here are
After countless of hours spent on college applications, getting good grades and enjoying the final senior moments of high school, it’s time to help your teen decide which college is best for them.
But before settling on a school, here are five things your teen needs to do now to prepare for college!