One of the best parts of college: dorm life. Not only are you finally away from your parents, you're also surrounded by hundreds of potential friends with similar goals and, perhaps more importantly, similar fears.
But when you're surrounded by so much to do all within a few feet of your cozy little room, it's easy to get swept up in all the dorm activity and never really get to know anybody further away than the girls on the second floor. As awesome -- and comfortable -- as it can feel to be an integral part of your dorm's social circle, don't let yourself get stuck in a rut.
We've officially kicked off 2013, and it’s time for a new year and a new you. Sometimes it can be difficult to make resolutions and actually keep them, but whether or not we choose to set personal goals for ourselves, there is always something we can do to work on bettering our lives.
Have you ever sat down and really considered the people you are surrounding yourself with? Your peers are a huge factor in determining the direction you are headed in, and it is easier than you think to become blinded by toxic friendships.
By Amanda Cross, Student at University of Central Arkansas For the most part, unless you are going to a college close to home, one thing you are worried about is making new friends. College is extremely different from high school, but making friends in college isn’t as hard as you might think. Here are some
I’m a firm believer that you never truly know someone until you live with them. Specifically, you don’t know your friends as well as you think until you live with them. In some situations, you get to know your friends better and your relationships grow deeper. Case in point: my freshman living experience was amazing.
One of the best parts of college: dorm life. Not only are you finally away from your parents, you’re also surrounded by hundreds of potential friends with similar goals and, perhaps more importantly, similar fears. Dorm life is full of constant activity; from hall council meetings with guest speakers (and if you’re lucky, lots of
The first day of school is always intimidating, whether it's your freshman year or you're entering your final year of grad school. For most of us, one of the thrills of heading back to school is reuniting with old friends, as well as meeting new ones. First impressions are very important, but don't stress, we've got some great tips for conversation starters that will surely get you some new friends this year!