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The Long Way Round: Insights From A First Generation College Student

Carol J. Carter | Posted 01.12.2017 | Home
Carol J. Carter

Troy Seppala, student of Communication at the University of Colorado, is in the first generation of his family to attend university. He transferred to...

Smoke and Mirrors: Behind the scenes of Student Filmmaking

Desirae Hoover | Posted 01.02.2017 | Home
Desirae Hoover

When my classmates ask for my advice on writing, I tell them first and foremost, write the movies you want to see. My personal favorite films are sto...

Why I Mentor Writers

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.12.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

My college mentor was amazing: funny, good-natured, and inspiring. I took every course she offered, both literature and creative writing. I even too...

When College Kids Return Home For The Holidays

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 12.08.2016 | Home
Leslie Blanchard

After all, the only life this child has ever known is a house overflowing. What would life be like for him with no peers? Who would help him absorb the daily excesses of our signature over-zealous parenting style?

College Is A Time To Define Yourself Through Action

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

I have been a lot of things in my life. I've had the privilege of saying, "I'm a mom," "I'm a friend," and "I'm a professor." What I have realized, ho...

Confessions Of A University Professor

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Stephen Kuusisto

I often find students in my classes who want more than just a course. They're eager, sharp, apparently more energized than their classmates. For years...

A Liberal Arts Major's Guide To Handling #ThanksgivingClapBacks

Mycah Hazel | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Mycah Hazel

PHOTO: Situation Interactive Twitter will tell you to be a savage. Come to the function with enough clapbacks for the dinner table at Thanksgiving a...

Dog Gone Days

Ruth G. Zavitsanos | Posted 11.23.2016 | Home
Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Dog Gone Days The dog gone days began when my daughters departed for their college experiences. Both would be 1,000 or so miles away from home and...

Time Management Tips for New College Students

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 11.21.2016 | Home
Ross A. Rosenberg

As much as you will enjoy the freedom that college life can bring, you may very well hit the wall of freedom overload.

The Return of the Plague: An Open Letter to Our Students

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Paul Stoller

Dear Students: I write with some unwelcome news: the plague has returned to America. The rats have crawled out of their holes and are swarming ove...

Election Lessons for Every College Applicant

Sara Harberson | Posted 11.16.2016 | Home
Sara Harberson

As pundits and parties sift through the smoldering results of this presidential election, I can't help but think of our high school seniors. Seniors a...

Experiencing This Mo(u)rning From a College Campus

Laura Jensen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Laura Jensen

As someone who calls herself a writer, my first inclination in this time of tragedy is to write. I use the word “tragedy” because that’s the moo...

Better Together: The Importance Of Motivating Millennials

Anne Deeter Gallaher | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Anne Deeter Gallaher

They're the largest generation to enter the U.S. workforce and every business owner and talent recruiter is trying to tap into their DNA and engage th...

4 Easy Ways To Improve Your College Essays

Victoria Yore | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Victoria Yore

Since a good bit of your life [and grade!] will rely on essay writing, you may as well hone your skills early so you can shock your professors and continue to improve your grade.


Anthony Hatcher | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home
Anthony Hatcher

Two students in my Journalism in a Free Society class sent me emails on the same evening recently. Each message contained a disturbing video depicting...

Dear First Year College Student: What You Do Right Now Will Impact Your Credit Future

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Jeanne Kelly

Dear First Year College Student: Welcome to one of the most exciting and memorable times of your life! By the time you're reading this, you're proba...

Creating Positive Energy in the College Dorm

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Linda Lauren

A neighbor's daughter is going off to college. She's excited, yet understandably insecure. This is, after all, new and uncharted territory with exposure to buildings and people too numerous to count. And when you live on campus you have the added issue of absorbing completely new living quarters, most likely shared with a roommate who is a virtual stranger to you. It is a lot of energy to deal with before even getting started in your first class.

5 Proven Tips To Prep Your Teen For Today's Sexual Culture

Mike Domitrz | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Mike Domitrz

Think about it this way: Who is preparing your teen if you are not? Someone is talking to them, even if it is not you.

Stop Taking Pictures of Your Private Parts and Other Online Reputation Advice

John P. David | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
John P. David

Recently, I spoke at my local chamber of commerce about online issues, and a number of attendees approached me about a section of my presentation which they thought was particularly relevant for teenagers, college students and young professionals. They encouraged me to write about it and share my advice.

24 Hours Writing Questions For The Presidential Debates: A Look Inside College Debate 16

Andrew Plotch | Posted 09.30.2016 | Home
Andrew Plotch

College Debate 16, organized by Dominican University of California, is working to focus on the issues that millennials care most about. Students representing every state discussed the questions America's biggest voting block, our generation, wants answered--and that was a responsibility we all felt.

Words of Wisdom for This Year's College Freshmen

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 09.22.2016 | Home
Michael A. Moodian

Freshman year of college is one of the most momentous and exciting periods in a person's life. For many freshmen, it is a time of new friends, new res...

What College Students Should Learn About Money

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home
Nathaniel Sillin

As you prepare for a new year at college, managing your money may be the last thing on your mind. Maybe you're more focused on registering for courses...

The Healthy Role Of Ultrarunning In My Stress-Filled Academic Life

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

My academic life and my ultrarunning life require discipline, endurance, patience, and mental and physical strength to endure the highs and lows. Both require disciplined scheduling and time management. The ritual of planning semesters is not unlike the ritual of training for a race.

Former Foster Kid Helps Students In Similar Situation Move Into College

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home

Though their parents weren’t there to help them move into college, these students still received some A+ support. A recently released ad fr...

“I’ve Been In College For One Week, And I Hate It!”

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Carlota Zimmerman

A friend of mine recently asked for some advice for a college freshman she knew who had been in school for all of one week, and already was miserable,...