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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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How to Be a College Commuter Student

A student riding a bicycle down a street. student life
While there is a convenience to living on campus, there is also something to living off-campus. The space, the ability to cook your own meals, not having to share a room with others, not using a communal bathroom; I could go on. Of course, there are some things to consider when living off-campus. Whether you …
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Uber on College Campuses

A student driving a car with their phone attached to the dashboard. student life
If you are from a metropolitan area or pay attention to the news, you have probably heard of Uber. Uber is similar to a taxi service but more convenient for its users and drivers. Users download the app and easily find a ride at a reasonable cost, you pay online through the app, and the …
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Finding Volunteer Opportunities on College Campuses

You'll still have volunteer opportunities in college. student life
Many high schools have volunteer service requirements that students have to meet in order to graduate. But the volunteering doesn’t have to stop after high school graduation. Here are some ways to find volunteer opportunities in college. Classes Certain classes might have service-learning requirements. This should be apparent in the class overview and syllabus. You …
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Dance Marathon on College Campuses

Consider joining Dance Marathon! student life
As you embark on your college journey you will constantly hear the phrase, “get involved.” What do they mean? They are talking about getting “involved” with extracurriculars on campus. Choosing a student organization, sports team, volunteer group, or any other activity can be extremely beneficial for college students. It leads them to better manage their …
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