A Binder’s BFF

Coming to college, you have a huge list of stuff to bring. Extra hangers, your shower caddy, and of course school supplies. After having your parent look it over at least 3 times, you’re sure you remembered everything. But a couple days into classes, you start getting worksheets to put in your course binder. You Read More…

Choose an Actual House for Housing

October of my freshman year was a blur of picking roommates, apartment tours and my mom asking, “Do you seriously need to sign a lease this early?”. In this haste to sign, some of my friends chose to share rooms in “luxury” apartment buildings for absurd prices, and others had to live far from campus Read More…

A Winter Break Worth Remembering

Getting Even More ‘Winter’ Out of Your Winter Break Year after year, college students agonize over where to travel in December to take the monotony out of an entire month at home with few responsibilities. Speaking from experience, the best way to maximize all that winter has to offer is to hit the slopes and Read More…

How To Make Friends in the Dorms

Coming into a new school, environment, or situation is always a bit nerve-wracking. But coming into a new school, a new “home”, a tiny dorm, and maybe not knowing ANYBODY around you… that can be extremely scary. But there’s no need to fear because I have a few tips on how you can make some Read More…

College is tough, Mental Health is tougher

According to the American Psychological Association, College students mental health is a substantial increasing concern across the nation. The survey suggests that among college students 41.6 percent experience anxiety, 36.4 deal with depression and 35.8 counter relationship problems. (Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association, www.apa.org/monitor/2013/06/college-students.) With these statistics so shockingly high, it is important as Read More…

Tips to Expand Your Circle

Going to college can be scary. The dorms can be scary. How will you live without your lifelong high school friends? Luckily, almost every UW-Madison freshman is in the same boat as you. Everyone is looking for new friends! Yay!¬†Follow these unconventional tips for friend-making made easy in the dorms. Tip #1: Leave Your Door Read More…

Your Parents Head Home… Now What?

It can be both liberating and terrifying when you head to college, leaving your home and parents behind. Whether you were independent and took care of your own errands and tasks, or your parents did your laundry and made your meals, living on your own will take some getting used to. With the following information Read More…