Snow Safety 101: Everything Short Of Avalanche Survival

It’s that time of year again. The sound of sleigh bells have faded into distant memory and the days of auld lange syne are here to stay. Now that you’ve headed back to campus and the doldrums of January have begun to set in, it is high time to pull up a cup of hot cocoa and learn a little snow safety to keep yourself toasty and safe until spring returns. Read More…

Beat the Heat! Or, How to Survive Without Air Conditioning

There are human luxuries we have all grown accustomed to in our comfortable American lives. These include: food, running water, bad reality T.V. shows, and air conditioning. I never realize how much I miss my air conditioner until it is the middle of August and I am left lying on the floor of my dorm room, panting, and praying for death.

Here’s a list of some useful (and some unconventional!) ways to keep cool on campus! Read More…

Forget-Me-Not: Don’t Forget to Pack _______!

Ah, returning to college. There is no experience quite as joyful as being back on campus, seeing all of your friends after a summer apart, and embracing the heady rush of independence!  But nothing brings you back down to Earth as suddenly and painfully as realizing that you left your vital _______ in your hometown! Here’s a last-minute checklist of the important things you may have forgotten. Shove these in your suitcase to keep your first days back on campus worry-free.

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How to Be Safe on Campus

You probably think of your college campus as home, at least while you are living there. I know I do! But it can be easy to forget that your “home” is open to all sorts of people—students, professors, employees, the general public—and not all of them are friendly.  Here are 10 useful tips to help you stay safe while on campus! (Note: While some of these tips may seem to apply more to women, it is important to remember that ANYONE can be a victim of assault. Stay safe, no matter what gender you are!) Read More…

The Big Sleep: How To Drift Off When Counting Sheep Won’t Cut It

It is 1:00 AM on a Thursday night, though you swear the clock actually stopped moving a few hours ago. Seconds fall as heavy as textbooks on your eyelashes. The essay/section of reading/group of math problems you have been assigned are finally completed. All you want to do is close your laptop, crawl into bed, and hibernate until summer again like a strange breed of college bear.

We’ve all been there. Sleep is elusive, valuable, and an indescribably blissful experience in college. But some evenings, despite your exhaustion, despite the all-nighter you pulled two days ago, and despite your determination to become reacquainted with the Sand Man, sleep cannot be found. Read More…

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