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What to Know About Staying at College During Summer

As the spring semester wraps up, you may be thinking about what your summer is going to look like if you’re staying on campus. College students stay at college during summer for various reasons, whether that be taking summer classes, doing an internship on campus, or not wanting to go home for the entire summer …
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Ways to Show Teacher Appreciation

As the school year ends, are you letting your teachers know you appreciate them? You should continue being considerate in class, say thank you, and consider a gift. Check out how to use these ideas to show your teacher you appreciate what they do: Always Be Considerate This one can be a bit obvious, but …
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How to Get to Know Your Professors

Are you planning on going to a college that has very large lectures for a majority of their classes? Students are often told, “Get to know your professors!” while at school. It can open a lot of doors when done right – but how can you possibly get to know them if you have over …
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5 Top Spring Break Locations

Where will you be traveling for your spring break? If you haven’t decided just yet, you might just want to consider some of these top spring break locations, which are regularly ranked in the top 5 best places to visit! Orlando, Florida Between the theme parks and short drives to the beaches, there’s no wonder …
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Best Purchases to Warm up Your Dorm

At no extra cost to you, College Raptor may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.  For much of the country, we’re not out of the cold weather just yet so you need things to warm up your dorm! If your dorm room has subpar heating, old leaky windows, or just tends …
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Pets in College: A Benefit or a Distraction?

Did you know that some colleges allow you to have pets in your dorm room? This can definitely influence your decision in college, but will having your pet with you benefit your college experience or prove to be a distraction? We’ll cover just that in this article, but we do believe it is a case-by-case …
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What To Do On Your Long Weekend

Presidents’ Day is just around the corner – do you have plans yet for the long weekend? If not, we’ve put together a short list of ideas you can take advantage of during the three day holiday. Have a Staycation You don’t have to travel to have a vacation! A staycation can be just as …