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Why The SATs Don’t Matter

Why The SATs Don’t Matter

With the November 1 deadline in the past, and the January 1 due date quickly approaching, high school seniors everywhere are about to embark on the most stressful part of high school: the waiting game. Those acceptance letters hold futures in their texts, and naive students put so much weight on their messages. If you’re…

Greek Life: Explained

Greek Life: Explained

As football season winds down and midterms come to a close, students are already looking forward to next semester. The first months of college go by in a blink of an eye, and students that were frightened of their campuses just months ago are now professionals at navigating the ins and outs of their niche….

College Beauty Must-Haves

College Beauty Must-Haves

COLLEGE BEAUTY MUST HAVES College is a great time to start a new routine. When entering your new environment, it’s always nice to stick to what has previously worked for you for comfort purposes, while also incorporating new tricks for your new chapter. Wellness and beauty are aspects of life that can fall by the…

A New Kind Of Halloween: How to Prepare

A New Kind Of Halloween: How to Prepare

Long gone are the days of trick-or-treating within a mile radius of your childhood home, dressing up in costume for the elementary school parade, and binging on candy for weeks after Halloween. But don’t fret, Halloween exists in a new form on college campuses, though it is a whole different animal than what it was…

Student Spotlight: Gabby Finkel

Student Spotlight: Gabby Finkel

THE GIFT OF GAB: A LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF A COLLEGE ENTREPRENEUR Gabby Finkel, a current senior at The University of Florida, is the founder and president of By Gabby, a clothing company that has taken the tailgate and collegiate apparel world by storm. Founded in 2014, Gabby aimed to “fill the void in…

So Your Sibling Is Coming To Visit You At College…

So Your Sibling Is Coming To Visit You At College…

And you have no idea what to do. What can you do with them that won’t infuriate your parents? How can you study for your midterm with them bothering you? How do you fit two people in your tiny twin bed? Don’t worry – we’ve got it covered for you. If they want to, let…

Top Ten Things NOT to Do During Parent’s Weekend from a College Student Who Has Survived Four Parent’s Weekends

Top Ten Things NOT to Do During Parent’s Weekend from a College Student Who Has Survived Four Parent’s Weekends

Bring the whole fam – your child will be overwhelmed by this change in lifestyle as it is, so only bring with you the essential family members. If you’re divorced, you and your ex should visit on two different weekends. Please. via GIPHY Bring more clothing – yes, if your child left his favorite sweatshirt…

College Students: This Streaming Platform Will Change Your Entertainment-Viewing Experience

College Students: This Streaming Platform Will Change Your Entertainment-Viewing Experience

If you’re getting sick of paying bills for the same content month after month, Blue-prynt has discovered an exciting alternative to Netflix and Hulu. Enter: PlutoTV, the 100 percent free streaming service that features over 100 channels of live and linear programming and thousands of hit movies, as well as television on demand and specific…

For the Foodie in You: A Comprehensive List of The Best Eats in (most) College Towns

For the Foodie in You: A Comprehensive List of The Best Eats in (most) College Towns

Feast your eyes on this list to find your new favorite eatery in your college’s backyard. In no particular order, of course. 1) New York: By Chloe New York University and other New York City colleges; New York City, NY Known for their delectable vegan eats, By Chloe is a favorite amongst NYU students. Aside from…

Advice Column: Finding Your Headspace During Midterms

Advice Column: Finding Your Headspace During Midterms

Our social media editor, Sarah, sifted through her knowledge bank to share with you her best tips for keeping it cool during periods of high stress. With midterms going on right now or coming up in the near future, follow some of these steps when you feel the pressure rising. Doing one or a few…

University of Maryland’s Elkton Hall Residents Forced to Move Out Due to Mold

University of Maryland’s Elkton Hall Residents Forced to Move Out Due to Mold

As if the transition to freshman dorm living is not hard enough, University of Maryland students living in the Elkton Residence Hall on North Campus have been dealt and extra bout of stress. According to a story in The Diamondback, UMD’s school newspaper, students living in Elkton Hall have been reporting instances of mold in…

College Students Find Study Havens All Over Their Campuses

College Students Find Study Havens All Over Their Campuses

One of the biggest differences between high school and college is how one’s study methods develop and change. It was once not even a question of where a student would buckle down and prepare for a high school test or write a typical five-paragraph essay, inhabiting the kitchen table or bedroom desk for hours after…

Student Spotlight: Danielle Guglielmo

Student Spotlight: Danielle Guglielmo

A Rockaway Park, NY native, Danielle Guglielmo, 18, spoke to us about her unique college experience. With a goal of becoming a veterinarian, Danielle decided to take her talents abroad and enroll in a veterinary medicine program in Ireland, specifically University College Dublin. Danielle gave us the “blue prynt” of her dorm and answered all…

Worried about Paying for College? Here Are Our Tips

Worried about Paying for College? Here Are Our Tips

Worried about Paying for College? Here Are Our Top Tips The cost of a four-year education at a private college has skyrocketed to over $200,000 total. This means you will need to earn over $500,000 in pre-tax dollars to send two children to college. Unless you are a recent lottery winner or have a long…

It’s Care Package Time!

It’s Care Package Time!

Now that classes have begun, your kids are ignoring your calls and staying up until 3 a.m., much to your dismay. Despite their “MOM, I’m fine!” attitudes, chances are, they’re missing home (and you!) more than they care to admit. During a college semester, the intensity continues to rise with each week and stress overflows…

The Easiest Way to Combat the Pesky Freshman 15

The Easiest Way to Combat the Pesky Freshman 15

Beware of the Freshman 15! College is the first time kids are on their own. No one monitors them, and the freedom undoubtedly gets to their head, sometimes unintentionally, living their lives how they see fit rather than by the rules of parents, teachers, or coaches. One of the most common ways students let loose…

How to Decorate an Insta-Worthy Dorm Room, According to a Professional Designer

How to Decorate an Insta-Worthy Dorm Room, According to a Professional Designer

Dorm rooms: the land of cinder block, linoleum flooring, and communal bathrooms that aren’t cleaned well enough (you’ll never see shower-drain hair like you will in a dorm bathroom). So, how are kids across the country completely making over their dorm rooms to look like these? Meet Carol Konigsberg, a Long Island based interior designer…

Uncommon Knowledge – On Writing the Common App Essay

Uncommon Knowledge – On Writing the Common App Essay

The Common App Essay is one of the most wildly misunderstood parts of the college application process. Prima facie, it seems like a simple enough task: write an essay of 650 words or less that responds to one of seven prompts, all of which contain innocuous questions that seem to be more or less on…