Maximize your university experience with these tips for all things collegiate–how to achieve a perfect GPA, select the right major, finance your college education and more.
Things to Know Before Joining a Sorority
Sure when you think about sorority life you think sleepovers, brunch dates and lots of matching clothing but being a sorority girl is hard work honey. Obviously, once people read this they are going to think: "What is so hard about being in a sorority?" Well... let me tell you.
One Semester Left
I'm a broadcast journalism major with minors in journalism and broadcast management. Since about seventh grade I knew I wanted to be a journalist. I’ve always enjoyed writing and I believe in the public’s right to information. The summer of tenth grade was when I realized I wanted to pursue broadcast journalism. I participated in a pre-college leadership program called Lead America, it took place at Fordham University in the Bronx. Not only did I meet people from all over, it opened up to me that there is a whole world within journalism. It only begins at newspapers, the opportunities are more than I had realized.
The Moment I Realized University Was Killing My Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson once stated in a TedTALK in 2006 that the fear of being wrong will stop us from being creative, that kids will take a chance as they are not frightened at being wrong. However, as adults, we have stigmatized mistakes; they are the worst thing you can do at your job, or in your life. Sir Robinson goes on to state that we are educating people out of their creativity and, to this statement, I could not agree more.
7 Classmates You Will Have at Law School
Law school. Ah, those two words carry with them prestige, promise, and pay-off. Sometimes. As incoming law students we all felt that pride, telling our friends, our parents' friend and whoever asked and listened where we were headed after secondary school.
An Open Letter to My RA
Listen here bitch, I'm sick and tired of you coming up to our apartment, telling us we are too loud, and it constantly sounds like we're partying. Bitch we ain't ever even home.
Why I Joined a Sorority
I never in my life would’ve thought I’d have joined a sorority. I grew up with three brothers, I played basketball and worked out, I watched Will Ferrell movies and can out-burp anyone I know. So how did I end up in a sorority?
Learn from My Mistakes in College
Learn from my mistakes in college. As someone who recently graduated from university I’ve learned a lot, most of it I didn’t apply, but learned the hard way.
5 Things I've Learned About Being a Music Major
"What's your major?" "Music Education" "Oh." When I was a freshman in college, I had a ton of family members, friends, and just the common public asking me this question. When I responded with "Music Education" I got puzzled looks, and more commonly, I got asked what I could possibly do with that degree. As this continued on, and I started my first year as a music major, this really got too me. I continued to ask myself, "Well heck, why would I ever wanna teach high school music?" But as I continued on into this program, I realized why I, along with everyone else does it. Music is a lifestyle, and we want to share our lifestyle with the people around us.
A part of me still loves addy. The overachiever in me does—the part of me that would gladly trade in my well being for a good day’s work.
Freshman College Strategies
I can think back to last year at this time and the kind of stress I experienced was nothing compared to my first semester in college; from receiving college acceptance and denial letters, to preparing for the last set of ACT and SAT dates available, my whole high school career was less stressful then this semester. I went to a high school that did not operate like most since we used (unfortunately) the seven-period schedule, where we would spent the entire year with the same seven classes. That system personally didn't help me adjust to what college had in store, especially midterms and finals. In high school, finals week came around at the end of the year, sometimes in May, and our knowledge would be put to the test. However, my limited experiences were expanded! I will be giving some tips to help you succeed during the semester, midterms, and finals season and bypass that unnecessary stress:
College Students, Social Media, and What They Don’t Know
Living in the twenty-first century, technology is heavily used and depended on daily for basic needs, especially in college. While college students use this advanced technology for justified purposes such as to write papers, keep up with online work, and keep contact through email with their professors, there is damage that is created when we begin to talk about social media. College students have used social media for positive purposes such as keeping family updated about their progress or having a pen pal far across the globe to learn about a different culture, but glamorization of binge drinking alcohol is not one of them, yet it is so popular.
Things to Know Before Starting College
Media portrays college as a party ground, the best years of your life, the start of independence. While it can be true, college is difficult in a multitude of ways, financially, mentally, and physically. These are ten things that I have learned over my freshman year of college.