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...
It may suck to constantly be broke, not have any clue what we're doing with our lives and eat ramen noodles for dinner every night, but we'll never be as free as we are right now.
All these experiences I've had in college have taught me that it's okay to be different. It's okay to try something new and to do the things we've always been afraid of doing. It's okay to make mistakes and be confused about what you want to do in life.
I'm tired of white people telling me racism is no longer an issue. I'm tired of people of color being slighted by a system that doesn't work for them. Most of all, I'm tired of being tuned out -- by people of all colors.
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.
College tours are exciting. It's a completely novel experience, being surrounded by an entirely new environment that could be your future home in the next year or two. You could be reading under that tree, waiting for that same type of omelette, snoring in that classroom (just kidding, I hope).
Even if you are newly graduated and daunted by your new life as a "real adult," don't be afraid. Your college self is still there somewhere (probably in your heart and somewhere in the damage to your liver).
In his debut feature film, writer/director Justin Simien's perceptive observances take no prisoners.
We're still in the earliest weeks of the fall semester, during which new students are most acutely at risk for alcohol-related injury, death and other incidents. Though physically distant, parents remain the biggest role models in their students' lives.
Frezza's outrageous article is hardly an outlier. It's just the latest example of people demeaning drunk women and blaming them for anything that may happen to them while in said inebriated state. Meanwhile, men who get hammered are just fun-loving bros with wild stories.