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The Best Place to Sit in a College Lecture Class

Students listening on a class lecture at the University of Michigan. student life
Freshman, you’re probably used to high school classes with a max of 35 students. While there will be some courses at college that are similar, you will likely take a lot of lecture classes too. Suddenly you don’t just have 35 classmates, you have 100, or 200, or even 500. Class size will largely depend …
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Alternatives to Having a Car on Campus

A red moped parked in front of a green hedge. student life
Most people like having the freedom of a car. It makes everything accessible. However, much like having a car in Chicago or New York City, having a car on campus can be challenging. Many campuses do not have adequate parking for all their students, so driving to class can be a bit dicey. Most students …
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Pros and Cons of Having a Job In College

College student working as a barista mixing coffee on the counter. student life
There are a multitude of reasons students will take up a job in college–paying for tuition, want additional income, are eager for work experience, want to build up their resumes, etc. To many, finding a college job seems like a no brainer since tuition is expensive. Others might worry about the quality of their grades …
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The Pros and Cons of Having a Car on Campus

There are pros and cons of having a car on campus with you student life
There are many ways to get around on campus–taking the bus, walking, biking, even mooching a ride from a friend–but sometimes you wish you could just have your own car on campus with you. Most of the time freshmen aren’t allowed to bring cars to college with them, so when sophomore year rolls around many …
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11 Things to do Between Classes

Female college student leaning on a building post while studying. student life
As a college student, you have a lot of freedom over your schedule. You have a long list of classes that you can add to make a customized schedule. Perfect, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out how you want it. It would be really nice to have a block of classes each day starting …
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Where Top College Football Coaches Went to School

Where did some of the top college football coaches go to college? student life
The school year is just around the corner. The fall season brings fresh school materials, cooler weather, bonfires, pumpkin everything, marching bands, and football. Football is an important aspect to many college cultures around the culture. It boosts school pride and engages students in experiencing camaraderie with their classmates. Many people anticipate the start of …
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Letter to Students About College Move In Day

You're at your dorm room and ready to move in! student life
Dear Students, Wow! The day is here, and it probably feels surreal. The planning, applications, and search is done. You have arrived at your dorm. It’s most likely better and worse than you imagined at the same time. It may be not as nice as your room at home, yet seems so much more awesome! …
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10 of the Best College Marching Bands

Longhorn Marching Band at Texas Memorial Stadium. student life
When halftime rolls around, football players hit the locker rooms while the band takes the field—it’s their time to entertain and shine. Marching band halftime shows are a staple of American football and a highlight of Game Day for many fans. All around the country bands perform crisp drills and blare incredible music until the …
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A Letter to Parents about College Move In Day

It's college move in day for your student. student life
Dear Parents, Take a deep breath. The day has come, college move in day. It is a big moment in your child’s life, but also yours. Your student is excited about freedom, friends, and less class time than high school (okay other important academic interests as well). You’re nervous. You won’t be around to help …
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