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Guide to Eating Healthy in a Dorm

Guide to Eating Healthy in a Dorm

We’ve all heard the term of “Freshman 15” which is named after the phenomenon that new college students have been reported to gain on average fifteen pounds by their second year. For some students, this can be unavoidable when you think about all the variety offered...

Top 3 Best and Worst College Majors

Top 3 Best and Worst College Majors

Choosing a major in college can be an extremely stressful time for students. This is the point where you are going to decide what you potentially want to do for the rest of your life and there are a few factors that you want to consider. First and probably most...

Perfect Your Notetaking

Perfect Your Notetaking

As a student, making sure you take precise, easy to read notes will allow you to come back to them later and be able to jog your memory on the subject with little effort. Whether you’re a student attending classes or someone who regularly makes lists, the following...

Pre-College Courses: Are They Worth It?

Pre-College Courses: Are They Worth It?

Across the country, many colleges offer a pre-college program for high school students to take advantage of in order to prepare them for the college world. While these programs are not without merit, they also come with a hefty price tag that not everyone can...

Taking Advantage of MOOCs

Taking Advantage of MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) give everyone an opportunity to take courses they’re interested in free of charge. The amount of students in one classroom can exceed 100,000 and admission can come from anyone in the world. While these courses don’t give you any...

History of the SATs

History of the SATs

In a high school student’s Junior year, most of their world revolves around their decisions regarding higher education. A huge part of this crucial year is the ever-important completion of the SAT. The standardize test consists of two portions including a writing...

Understanding College Savings Plans

Understanding College Savings Plans

It seems like every year the cost of college tuition is getting more and more expensive and the sooner you start saving for your child’s future, the better off they’ll be in the long term. One of the most popular options for saving for your child’s college future are...

The History of the University of Jamestown

The History of the University of Jamestown

Many colleges have interesting histories and for each institute of higher learning, there’s some kind of backstory. Lots of minor details are unknown to most people and the only ones who learn these fascinating facts are some of the students who attend the school....

Reasons Why Students Should Study Abroad

Whenever students enter academia for the first time, they are often told by at least one person or professor that studying abroad is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of. Pamphlets exist in most schools, that offer their case for why studying abroad is a...