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From a Junk Drawer to a Dorm Near You: 25 Things You’ll Forget to Bring to College

by Daniel Kuhn on August 26, 2014
Junior > Print Journalism > Penn State University

Just because something earned a place in the junk drawer doesn’t mean it’s useless. There’s a reason collections of random items avoid the trash and end up nestled in between pizza...

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Over Packing? No Such Thing

by Melanie Rainone on August 25, 2014
Junior > Journalism and Creative Writing > Hofstra University

I’ll be upfront: I am the queen of over packing. A weekend away may require a backpack for some, but I need at least a duffle bag and a purse the size of a small child. Packing for college...

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10 Signs You Really Need to Go Back to School

by Melanie Rainone on August 22, 2014
Junior > Journalism and Creative Writing > Hofstra University

When final exams roll around, every college student is ready to be home. You’re done with communal bathrooms, subpar dining options and all-nighters. You welcome vacation with open arms and,...

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6 Ways to Deal with Being Tall in the Dorms

by Amanda Dash on August 22, 2014
Senior > Journalism > Pennsylvania State University

I’m a 6’1” female. Suffice to say, dorm rooms are not an easy monster for me to tackle. I hit my shins, everything is small and cramped and I feel like I can’t find a way...

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9 Things You’ll Miss This Fall

by Daniel Kuhn on August 21, 2014
Junior > Print Journalism > Penn State University

With wanted signs posted for our missing social lives, summer couldn’t end faster. Each slowly passing day brings us a little closer on the countdown to packed cars and parties. Trapped in...

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The Top 10 Luxury Dorm Items

by Jacob Scholl on August 18, 2014
Junior > Journalism > University of Missouri

While you’re moving into your dorm, you notice that Bobby from across the hall is advertising that he has the greatest room in the building. He’s claiming that his single room has more...

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Suitcase Ninjitsu: There Can Only Be One

by Adlaine Peterson on August 14, 2014
Senior > Journalism > Temple University

Let’s just say that when packing for school, I’m not The Minimalist. I stuff my suitcases within an inch of their polyester lives. Unfortunately, if you’re flying to school from...

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9 Things Your Roommate Should Have Packed

by Ross Tetzloff on August 01, 2014
Sophomore > English > Boston College

You’re bringing the microwave and vacuum, and your roommate’s got the fridge. Big whoop. Packing discussions between roommates usually go no further than this, but if yours did, what...

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Welcome to Course Registration 101, Little Freshman

by Ross Tetzloff on July 16, 2014
Sophomore > English > Boston College

On registration day of my freshman orientation, I arrived knowing every class I wanted. In addition to my first-choice schedule, I had prepared three backups just in case. They didn’t help...

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10 Dorm Bedding Styles and What They Say About You

by Meaghan Healy on July 15, 2014
Junior>English and Communications>Boston College

What’s the most important part of decorating a dorm room? Your bed set. You will come to find that your dorm centers around your bed, so the design needs to scream you. The vast array of bedding...

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Keep Hydrated: Top 10 College-Friendly Water Bottles

by Lyla Lawless on July 15, 2014
Senior > Communication and English > University of Maryland, College Park

Whether you’re a gym fanatic or just constantly on the go, carrying a water bottle at college is a must. It keeps you hydrated and it’s a great way to reduce plastic bottle consumption and...

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What Roommate Questionnaires Should Look Like

by Ross Tetzloff on July 14, 2014
Sophomore > English > Boston College

Roommate questionnaires are like high-level exams: both ask obscure questions that don’t help anybody. These forms crush dreams of healthy roommate relationships. Out of empathy for the frustrated,...

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CM's Top 10 Backpacks for Back-to-School

by Ross Tetzloff on July 14, 2014
Sophomore > English > Boston College

Backpacks don’t have to drag you down. A bad backpack can be a disaster, but I’ve seen the right ones inspire significant backpack envy. Since picking a backpack is one of the most important...

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