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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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College School Supplies: What to Take and What to Leave

by Meaghan Healy on July 10, 2014
Junior>English and Communications>Boston College

Don’t you miss kindergarten? Scheduled naps, snack time, recess, printed lists of exactly what you need to bring to class. Make school shopping for college a breeze with this definitive, tried-and-true...

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The 10 Types of Packers You'll Meet in College

by Meaghan Healy on July 09, 2014
Junior > English and Communications > Boston College

You consult every online packing list imaginable. You watch YouTube tip videos. You interrogate your older cousins. What do I bring to college? You form a complex list that you hope will strike the...

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A Midsummer Dorm Nightmare

by Ross Tetzloff on June 25, 2014
Sophomore > English > Boston College

As I awaited my freshman year last summer, the prospect of meeting my randomly-chosen roommate was very exciting for me. When school got closer, though, I started worrying about how badly things could...

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7 Ways to Turn Your Dorm Into A Girl Cave

by Alex Wood on September 27, 2013
Junior > Communication Studies > UCLA

A dorm room is as bland and depressing as those educational videos your middle school teacher used to put on for the class when she didn’t feel like teaching. Those blank, white walls and ugly,...

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10 Ways to Stay Sane this Semester

by Alyssa Holcomb on September 16, 2013
Junior > Telecommunications > University of Florida

 Let’s be real – school is hard. Beyond that, coming back to school after a relaxing, sun-soaked summer is even harder. But it’s that time, kiddos. Time for textbooks, exam cramming,...

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CM's Top 10 Back-To-School Essentials

by Alex Wood on September 05, 2013
Junior > Communication Studies > UCLA

Laptop, laundry bag, and twin XL sheets. So you think you're all set for college, right? Think again. Here are 10 back-to-school essentials you didn't think you needed.   1.  Fun,...

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Top 10 Things Upperclassmen Say

by Ryan Galvin on September 03, 2013
Senior > English> Boston College

Ahh, upperclassmen. The big dogs of college campuses everywhere. The juniors and seniors who seem to know all there is to know, the ins and outs of the life of a university student. What’s...

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Is Syllabus Week For Real?

by YaaAsantewaa Faraji on August 27, 2013
Sophomore > Advertising > The Pennsylvania State University

It’s that time of the year. Bathing suits are getting packed away and we’re shouting our last goodbyes to those two overbearing people we hate to love the most. The ease of summer is coming...

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