3 Tips to Ace your College Courses!

Everyone gets stressed over grades in college. However, you can overcome these stresses by optimizing your study process. Here are 3 tips you should know to ace a college course Go to class! I always looked forward to not being required to go to class in college. However, not going to class is the most Read More…

Gettin’ Figgy With It

While this isn’t your typical list of study tips, it’s certainly something that can save you from frantically looking up Buzzfeed articles with study tactics the night before your final. UW offers First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) for freshman, and you’d be silly not to at least consider them. You are bound to find something interesting, Read More…

Study Buddies- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

So you’ve hit the books, spent hours locked in your room scanning notes at breakneck speed, and have finished every review guide your TA provided you since the beginning of the semester. And yet, you fail your first midterm with a less than stellar performance. Well, maybe it’s time to try one of the most under-appreciated Read More…

Tips for Housing

For most people, college is their first time living without their parents and with a roommate.  This is an incredibly exciting time in your life, but it is also a big adjustment from living at home.  I am going to offer several tips that will hopefully ease your transition from life at home to life in University Read More…

Roommate or RoomHate, you choose.

Let’s be real, roommates can be a hassle- from the moment you move in freshmen year, until the day you own your own housing, roommates will always be a topic of discussion. That being said- the discussion could be a very positive and engaging one. One way to look at the age-old roommate debacle is Read More…

Southeast vs. Lakeshore: The Pros and Cons

You’ve finally received your dorm assignment and you’re either entirely excited or terribly devastated.  Have no fear, both neighborhoods have their pros and cons, and you’ll find either to be the perfect home away from home. Lakeshore Pros: Beautiful scenery: You’ve been given your own lake house at the the age of 18! Just steps Read More…

Secret Tool to a Higher GPA

I listened and hung on to every word of the SOAR advisors’ opinions, when I should have reminded myself that they were there for advice when you didn’t understand what classes you needed for your intended major. This one counselor, Cody, a Trans Lit major, raved endlessly about this one literature class he suggested I Read More…