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Moving to College

10 Things to Pack When You Go to College

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Robert E. Johnson

Whether you are heading off to college this fall as a freshman or as a returning student, it is critical that you think about your preparation -- not just in the practical matters of packing to outfit your residence hall room -- but also in preparing your mindset so you can truly get the most out of college.

Why I'm Worried About Going To College

Emily Truong | Posted 05.14.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

I'm worried about fitting in. What if everyone is more intellectual and sophisticated than me? What if I go from being one of the smartest kids in the room to one of the dumbest? I'm probably stressing out too much about this, right?

I'm Sorry, Dad

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Mousa Alshanteer

As I waited for my father to pick up, I immediately remembered why I had decided to call in the first place. If there's anything I had wanted to say to my father that night, it would probably best be summarized in three simple words: "I'm sorry, Dad."


Autumn Chiklis | Posted 11.06.2012 | College
Autumn Chiklis

Be it a person, place, activity, memory or idea, the notion of home is different for everyone, and I couldn't help but wonder... would I/could I ever consider college my own home?

Three Things You Shouldn't Bring to College

Uloop | Posted 09.25.2012 | College

The transition from residing in a nice spacious bedroom to living in a limited-spaced dorm can be quite tricky. You have to consider your roommate and their belongings, along with items that are simply prohibited in a college dorm for safety reasons.

When All My Stuff Was Stolen -- A Story of Transformation

Isabelle Laurenzi | Posted 05.29.2012 | College
Isabelle Laurenzi

Nothing had really changed. OK, my stuff was gone, but I was still ME. What else mattered? I love myself the way I am, and while I still like having beautiful things, I know that losing all my possessions gave me a greater awareness of the best possession I have -- myself.