If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.
Instead of bracketing off college experience as foolishness, we should take what happens at college more seriously: we should condemn those who act stupidly, and we should aspire to the better world that students imagine as part of a higher education aimed at the public good.
Being a third year RA, I've definitely learned a lot, and for someone who wasn't even going to apply for the position, I'm so glad I did. For anyone who wants to make a difference on a college campus, definitely apply to be an RA.
It seems like every other day there's a list circulating Facebook of the same arbitrary reasons as to why you need to study abroad in college. On multiple occasions, I have found myself reading these lists and by the end of them, I have perpetually felt like the odd man out.
While elementary school taught me the importance of saying sorry for my mistakes, my experiences in college have shown me how to live life unapologetically.
Things like exercising and eating healthier can help boost that energy. Even though it sounds like it is common sense, not everyone has an easy time staying consistent. Do not let working out be at the end of your to-do list. Here are four tips to get and keep you in shape!
I'd rather invent a cheaper alternative to home decor by using random materials around the house, and living on a college budget has helped me become more resourceful. Here are some DIY Room Hacks that I have created in my home that are perfect for college students.
The political and philosophical conversation of young people comparing values and ideals seems to be a vital part to becoming not only a well-versed academic, but also an informed, decision making adult. Yet it seems that most of my peers have no interest in ever engaging in one of these conversations.
As familiar as Shakespeare, students can always recognize the sound of the frenzied flurry of paper flipping as the teacher says "this will be on the test."
We'll obligatorily say thank you when it's something small, like responding to an email. But when you put a big wallop of emotions in our lap and you do something wholeheartedly genuine and caring, "thank you" isn't the default reaction.
After high school, everybody seems to throw around the saying that college is going to be the best time of your life, and to take advantage of it. In the weeks preceding your trip as you pack up, enormous emotions overtake you.
While I let friends slide on minor things, realizing all of those "what ifs" played a part in my decision to quit my RA job. Over my three years time, I had let it get personal.
Roomies are an interesting concept: they range from casual acquaintances to best friends, including complete strangers contacted after Craigslist prospecting. With roommates, the dating stage is omitted, going sometimes straight from handshaking to the intimacy of non-romantic cohabitation.
Experiences outside of the classroom are often as meaningful as those inside the classroom. The academic professionals on your campuses are integral to the success and well-being of your students.
You hear free living, free dining, and cheap parking and you immediately jump. Especially as a college student. But that's not what entirely pulled me in to applying to be a Resident Assistant.
In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...