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College Campus Horrors and How to Survive Them

Dawn Papandrea | September 10, 2015

They’re scary and they’re kooky, obnoxious and spooky — they’re the stuff of your college campus nightmares! If you want to survive the potential horrors of dorm life you’ll need to sharpen your stakes, put on your garlic necklaces, and — oh, nevermind… just read this post and keep your guard up! [Read More]

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My Story: Retreat for Freshman Leaders

Vanessa Burnam | July 31, 2015

Our summer intern Vanessa Burnam is about to embark on her college career at Florida Gulf Coast University. When we found out she was invited to experience a leadership retreat designed for freshman at the school, we asked she share her experiences… [Read More]

If you’re getting ready to head off to college in the fall, you’re probably in dorm shopping mode. In addition to following a list of rules and regulations that the college provided you, you should also think ahead to where you’re going to put all of that cool stuff during the school year, as well as when you head home for summer. [Read More]

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When it comes to murals, we instantly think of Diego Rivera. But did you know that U.S. colleges have quite an illustrious collection of such artwork as well? [Read More]

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There’s no doubt that being a new college student can be a stressful experience. From adjusting to the differences between high school and college and a new set of academic expectations, to learning how to stay motivated and organized, the transition can be a challenge.

We caught up with Dr. Jenny C. Yip, a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Renewed Freedom Center in Los Angeles, Ca., as well as the author of Productive Successful You.  If you’re a stressed out college student, what she says about beating procrastination and changing your perspective on anxiety can be a game changer that helps you maximize and enjoy your college years. Read on… [Read More]

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College Olympians Bring Smarts and Skills to Sochi

Dawn Papandrea | February 12, 2014

And you thought you had a busy schedule! Imagine studying for finals while training for the Olympics?

A big shout out and big cheers to Westminster College’s 23 student Olympians who are representing Team USA in Sochi right now. As reported in Forbes, the Westminster contingent represents 10 percent of the 230-person team, more than any other school. [Read More]

These College Students Earn an A in Winter Fun

Dawn Papandrea | February 10, 2014

While college students all across the country suffer through a brutal winter full of Polar Vortex cold, snow, and ice, Paul Smith’s College students wouldn’t have it any other way. As the only four-year college in the New York Adirondacks, they know cold, but instead of sleeping away their snow days, they incorporate the frigid outdoors into their coursework and extracurricular activities.

In fact, the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center (VIC) encourages students to explore miles of nature trails all year long. From cross-country skiing to owl watching to maple sugaring to winter astronomy, Paul Smith students laugh and learn in the face of winter. Take a look… [Read More]

On the Presidential Agenda: Rape-Free College Campuses

The CollegeBound Network | January 27, 2014

You’ve probably heard about the horrifying statistics when it comes to date rapes and sexual assaults that take place on our nation’s college and university campuses. And then there are the scores of other incidents that go unreported.

There’s almost an unspoken rule that what happens at drunken college parties stays at drunken college parties. A culture in which girls are taught not to leave their drinks unattended, but young men aren’t necessarily taught that attacking a girl who’s drunk or says no isn’t OK. And then of course, there are the scandals, the coverups when promising college athletes are involved, and on the flip side, the false accusations made by misguided, vengeful young women.

President Obama is making it his personal mission to change the culture of rape on campus… [Read More]

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