Campus Life

Know Thy Professors

Well, May 1 is history. Most high school seniors have sent their enrollment deposits and are now focused on having a strong finish to their senior year. It’s also time to start thinking about signing up for classes at college. Back in the day, before computers and the Internet, class registration was held on campus ...

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Spring Cleaning: 3 Tips to Organize Your Study Space

Today’s article was submitted by Tiffany Sorensen from Varsity Tutors. Spring is here, and what better time to organize your school supplies? As you prepare to clean your study spot, aim to be both tidy and loyal to your personal needs with these tips: Choose an organizational system that suits you Every student has a different ...

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Choose the Right Courses for Your Senior Year

Today’s article was submitted by Tiffany Sorensen from Varsity Tutors. Your senior year of high school is a year of balance—in other words, you should balance classes that will challenge you with ones that will delight you. Your final year is the perfect time to be both productive and exploratory, so here are three strategies to ...

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Free Speech on Campus

I have always been a proponent of free thinking, especially when it comes to the concept of higher education. Although we all have certain ideological polarizations, a healthy attitude for approaching college might well be something like, “I know what I like and believe, but I am certainly willing to keep an open mind and ...

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From Here to Fraternity

Here’s a question for high school seniors headed to college this fall and for college freshman who are now into the second half of their first collegiate year: Have you thought about joining a fraternity or sorority? In other words, is college Greek life for you? I remember one event from my dim college past: ...

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Resolution Revolution

It’s early January, the beginning of a new year. College students have returned to campus after what may have been a long holiday break and are ready to undertake what seems like the longest stretch of the academic year. In other words, it’s back to business … big time. Of course, this time of (New) ...

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Colleges with The Best Food

I’ll bet that most high school students researching prospective colleges don’t give a lot of (or any) thought to how good a college’s food program is as one of their selection criteria. When you think about it, food quality is a very important aspect of college life. Many high schoolers come from homes where good ...

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Is Your College Student Wasting Money?

Parents, if you have a child who is also a college student, especially if this is his or her first college year, you may be wondering about how s/he is handling finances. You may already have a clue, based on what you have observed about their spending habits at home. However, being away from home, ...

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Laptop Lock Up in the Dorm?

Question: My daughter has been assigned to Stuart Hall 6th floor (Penn State Main Campus). Do the desks have the capability of storing and locking a lap top? This is a question for the office of Residence Life at Penn State. Write to AskResLife@psu.edu or make a call to one of the numbers listed here: ...

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Last-Minute Room in the Dorm?

Question: What are the chances if you signed up for a DORM ROOM TO LATE? Im on a waiting list as of last week. Do you think its possible they will call me? This is a question for the Residence Life department at your college. “The Dean” has no way of knowing where you attend ...

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