May the light be with you!

The library may be one of the better study space options, but on those winter nights or late night study sessions, sometimes you may just want to stay in your home away from home. On nights like these, my clip-on lamp was the perfect dorm accessory! Having time to wind down after a long day Read More…

Don’t Leave For The Dorms Without It!

Lets face it – that one chunk of dirt on your carpet has been sitting in a ‘way-too-visible-to-ignore’ spot for a ‘way-too-long-to-ignore’ amount of time. You walk past it everyday, and somedays, you even think to grab it and toss it into the trash… but alas, you do not – which is a shame because Read More…

Make Your Life Easier With 1 Item

When I was a freshman, I considered myself pretty well prepared coming into college. The summer before, I reviewed my list of classes and bought all the supplies I thought I needed: pencils, pens, notebooks, binders. Everything went well until the day my first Chem 109 lab was due and I realized I forgot one Read More…

Bring Batteries and Leave Worries Behind

You wouldn’t bring a cell phone or a laptop without a charger, but what about those electronics that don’t have a rechargeable battery? The types and number of batteries you should bring really depends on what electronic devices you use and how often you use them. However, long story short, avoid the hassle of having Read More…

Mix, Blend, and Purée Through Freshman Year

Pancake mix, peanut butter, and smoothies. What do the following three items have in common with one another? At first, perhaps you might have considered similar textures or colors. But more intriguingly and surprisingly, all three are similar in the way in which they can be created by the ultimate, indispensable college kitchen tool: the Read More…

College Must Have: Shower Shoes

The One Item You Must Not Forget to Bring to College I remember the summer before I started college. I was watching tons of YouTube videos on college essentials, freshmen tips and advice, college reflections, and many other college related videos. Watching these videos made me more pumped for college and they also made me Read More…

But First, Coffee.

If you’re anything like me, you are a nonfunctioning human being before the hours of ohhh, let’s say, noon (on a good day). And it is especially worse on the days that you don’t have your much needed caffeine fix. Freshman year at UW, I made the awful mistake of enrolling in an 8 am Read More…

Mark Your Calendars…College is Coming

Welcome to college. The first thing you’ve probably realized is, there are no rules here. Well, there are…but I’m talking about parental rules. No more Mom or Dad telling you what you can and cannot do. Learn to Handle Freedom. Given that you’re free to schedule your time as you please, it’s important to learn Read More…

A Mattress Pad Will Change Your Life

  A mattress pad is an indispensable item I brought with me to college because it added comfort to a dorm bed. I always heard stories of how dorm beds are uncomfortable and lumpy so I had to feel it to believe it. The first thing I did when I got to my new dorm room Read More…