Campus Life

Lugging Your Stuff Around School

We’ve explored moving to college, but what about walking around on campus … or even high school? Going from class to class or to the library or dining hall can require a lot of accessories to support your collegiate and high school lifestyle. How do you plan on handling that? I was inspired to write ...

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College Food Rankings

I often wonder if any high school seniors apply to certain colleges because of the great food those schools serve. Conversely, I also ponder whether or not anyone chooses not to apply to a college because the food is reported to be substandard. That’s an an interesting selection criterion. It may also be related to ...

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For-Profit College Marketing

All you rising high school seniors have no doubt been considering your college application options over the summer. Ever since you took the PSAT, you’ve probably been bombarded with email and slick glossy brochures from colleges vying for your attention (and application fees). Ah, the wonderful world of marketing. If you ever watched the multi-award-winning ...

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Pokemon Go on Campus

Just for fun … The past week or so has been interesting, reading about the latest national craze: Pokemon Go. Have you heard about it? If not, here’s an explanation: Pokémon Go (stylized as Pokémon GO) is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company as part ...

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Cars on Campus

For most of you who won’t be residing at home during your college education, living away from Mom and Dad should be a study in independence. Having a car with you on campus can enhance that independence — for better or worse — dramatically. The “better” parts of a campus car are flexibility and adventure. ...

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College Move-Out Day

Over the years here, we’ve discussed moving to college and how to decorate dorm rooms. What we haven’t addressed, if my memory of almost 800 Admit This! posts serves, is moving from college. So, let’s talk about that today. The major arc of college life seems to be that we take way more stuff than ...

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Practical Campus Transportation

A good friend of mine and his wife took their son to college late last summer. One of the first things they did when arriving on campus was to buy him a bicycle, since he was without one. At age 16 in high school, he had quickly evolved from his old, small BMX unit and ...

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One Price of Protest

This has been a period of upheaval on college campuses around America. Over the past year, it seemed as though every week we were reading about student groups making seemingly outrageous demands to college administrators. The administrators, in response, acquiesced to varying degrees, sometimes even resigning their positions in hopes of quelling student unrest. I ...

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Visiting Campus … Newspapers

There’s lots of excitement on the horizon over the coming months. College admission decisions will be issued. Along with those “fat envelope” (or should we call them “fat email”) verdicts comes another big decision: where to enroll. Even those of you who have already been accepted via Early Action have until May 1 to make ...

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Prediction Tracking

It’s only the third week of the New Year and already I’m seeing signs that reflect on the second prediction in my post, Three Predictions for 2016. That particular prognostication is: 2. Political correctness on campus will reach the breaking point. Eventually, enough will become enough. I predict that at some point this coming year, ...

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