Category Archives: On Campus

Journey To Move-In: A Brief Vlogumentary

Hello Internet, Two weeks ago, I moved in to my dorm at NYU, which was pretty mundane as far as move-ins go. The week leading up to that, however, was just the opposite. Thanks for sharing with me. Jerry

Five Tips for Roommate Survival

Since I was a little girl, actually since I was born, I have had a roommate (or “womb-mate”). My twin sister and I have shared a room right out of the womb and so I learned to share, adjust, and accommodate fairly quickly.  When I

Welcome Week: Serving our Student Retreat

When deciding which college I should go to, I heavily considered going to a historically black college or university (HBCU) because I spent the majority of my academic career at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). I grew up in an environment that made me feel as though I was

Big Campus. Small World.

“So who wants to take the first lea-?” Before my junior year tour guide could even finish, I was hightailing my way from the middle of the group, up the stairs to the fountain, kicking off my shoes, taking off my socks, and laying my

Thursdays are for Crying

Every Thursday the Art Institute of Chicago grants free admission after 5 to Illinois residents. So, naturally, as a broke college student, I go every Thursday to get in for free. It’s an absolutely unbelievable place; every time I go in, I find myself lost

College Orientation

Deciding where you want to go to college means your job as a college student has just begun. One of the most important things I had to do was sign up for orientation. For me, orientation was a time to sign up for classes, get

Living Off-Campus: Finding an Apartment

Are you planning on living off-campus in college, but you aren’t commuting from home? Chances are you’re going to have to find an apartment. Here are some tips on how to save some time (and some stress!) when trying to find your first apartment. When

Turn Around

Tonight, I stood camped outside of the fenced off Grant Park, trying to grasp floating earfuls of Vic Mensa’s Lollapalooza set. While I was standing there, I noticed a couple, in their early twenties presumably, also wandering along the fence, and I asked them if

Time Budget: How to Be Involved without Failing Classes

College may not have started for me yet, but going to the Academy taught me a lot about time management. At my home high school, I played tenor and bass trombone in eight different concert bands (pep band, pit band, marching band, parade band, symphonic band, district

Sebastian: About Me

  I think the most important thing I’ve learned this summer is that hardly  anyone, no matter how old, how wise, or how educated, ever really knows what’s going on. Which, as an incoming college freshman, is reassuring, because it seems that no matter how

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