How to Read a Book: What I Didn’t Learn Until College

There are a lot of amazing books out there that will deceive you and make you think that you know how to read a book. What you, my friends, know how to do is experience a book. One of the greatest lessons I learned in college was how to actually read a book. I am not trying … Continue reading How to Read a Book: What I Didn’t Learn Until College

Avoiding Debt While Building Credit: Why it’s Important in High School and College

There are a number of great ways to build up your credit score as a college student without taking on huge amounts of debt. This is something important to consider even before going to college because it can impact your ability to receive scholarships and aid, especially loans. You definitely want to start saving your … Continue reading Avoiding Debt While Building Credit: Why it’s Important in High School and College

The Unofficial Textbook Buying Guide

Textbooks are insanely expensive and anyone who has taken a college class knows that the price only goes up the longer you're in school. It can become a hardship to pay for textbooks if you don't take the time to understand how it all really works. Up until now you have probably been handed your … Continue reading The Unofficial Textbook Buying Guide

How to Ward Off Homesickness: 5 Tricks to Make it Work

When I was a freshman I was a bit of a basket case. I bawled during orientation because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to cut it in college, I had a slight nervous breakdown when my parents drove away from campus, and then I was so upset that I threw up every day … Continue reading How to Ward Off Homesickness: 5 Tricks to Make it Work

Packing Guide for College: 8 Tips and Tricks

Packing for college is very difficult because you know you will both need a lot of items for a whole year away, and you will also be bringing all of these home at the end of the school year. Below I have listed some tips to help make it easier for you to move, not … Continue reading Packing Guide for College: 8 Tips and Tricks

How to Spend the Summer Before College: 7 Tips

The summer between high school and college is a special time. It is a time you can use to prepare for the adventure that lies ahead of you and it is a time to enjoy being at home before you move out. That being said, there are a lot of things you should consider doing … Continue reading How to Spend the Summer Before College: 7 Tips

4 Ways to Experience Campus and What to Expect

There are several ways to experience a college campus and each leaves you with a different perspective on academics, student life, and campus atmosphere. There are benefits and risks with each type of visiting opportunity for prospective students. Looking back on my own college experiences, I would suggest utilizing at least two of these options. Even … Continue reading 4 Ways to Experience Campus and What to Expect

Greece: The Good Ole Days

Honestly, I'm so tired that I can't differentiate between the days we've spent here in Greece. I remember the things we did, I'm just not sure when they happened. I had a hard enough time knowing what day it was before I lost all of this time traveling internationally, and now I don't even know … Continue reading Greece: The Good Ole Days

Greece Day 4: Getting Along 

There are a lot of things I experienced on our 4th day (I'm writing on the morning of the 5th) that relate to the pace of Greece as a country. The way they live their lives is incredibly interesting to me.  Cooperation is a challenge for the people and for your groups. They are very … Continue reading Greece Day 4: Getting Along 

Greece Day 3: Exploring A Country With A Language I Can’t Understand

A lot of the great things about travel boil down to the learning opportunities you get because, regardless of what you are doing, you will learn something.  Today we went off on our own, equipped with nothing but a map and a pocket full of euros. We somehow managed to get to the metro station, … Continue reading Greece Day 3: Exploring A Country With A Language I Can’t Understand