It's that time of the year again where all the once "cool kids" of high school who once were witty, arrogant, over-achievers and class clowns who are now shaking in their boots as they start a new chapter as college freshman.
The rolling green hills scattered with students on blankets, strumming guitars and singing "Kumbayah." The lines of campus-wide tailgates, fraternity mansion parties and college town traditions. These college career staples you could never find on a city campus.
With fall getting colder as you settle into cruise control through the rest of your first semester of college, you may think you've already figured it all out. Perhaps you have, but chances are you are making one of these terribly risky mistakes -- if not all five.
Whether you're paying for tuition, books, an apartment or just a froyo addiction, a job can make your college years significantly easier to afford. And where's the first place you should look to find one? On campus, of course!
It's time to recognize the role that student life plays in American higher education. Students come to an institution to learn. They do so in the classroom but also in the thousand teachable moments that occur outside of it.
Getting out of bed for an early morning class can be trying after a long night of studying; dreading a long walk across campus, you only wishing you could attend without having to leave your dorm. For some students this is a reality, a result of the Blended Learning Initiative.
It is no secret that alcohol use is prevalent on college campuses. According to the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 80 percent of college kids drink alcohol, and over 50 percent of them have partaken in binge drinking in the last two weeks alone.
While this poverty is a bit of an exaggeration, it still behooves students to save as much money as possible. With the help of three college students, I compiled a list of free activities to look for while in college.
It's long been thought that cognitive style is fairly well fixed by adolescence. Some of us are saddled with a tendency toward negativity and rumination and other cognitive precursors of melancholy. But there is reason to believe that cognitive style is not immutable.
Did you hear about that philosophy final where the professor came in and wrote "Why?" on the chalkboard? And a student got an A+ by answering "Why not?" I guaran-effing-tee you this has never happened in the history of college.
When Richard Quinn, a business professor at the University of Central Florida, accused many of his students of cheating earlier this month, he probably didn't expect to find himself at the center of a national media story.