It’s back-to-school season and we’re launching a weekly college news update for parents and students alike. Â Check back with us every week for advice, tips, and suggestions on preparing for college and beyond.
Not only should you be mindful of your budget at college, but you should also reuse items whenever you can.Â Eco-friendly is in fashion right now, so The Weekender has provided tips on how to recycle and stay resourceful.
To college newbies: twin-sized bedsheets from home will not fit on college Twin XL-sized beds.Â NWsource talked to college students in the Seattle area about which stores you should go to for all of your dorm life necessities.
The Freshman 15 is no joke.Â With buffet-style dining halls, it’s easy to lose track of how much you’re eating.Â These tips from the Providence Journal will help you stay healthy and make sure you have all of the necessary kitchen materials.Â The bonus recipes at the end of the article are also helpful.
Would you want to bunk with someone who is your long lost twin? Â This New York Times article talks about how more and more colleges are allowing future freshmen to choose their own roommates through online services similar to eHarmony and Match.com.
Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts is aiming to instill social responsibility in their students from the very beginning of the school year.Â The school’s “From Day One” program hopes to remind students that they do not have to separate their goals of profit and purpose when shaping their education and career.
Fidelity Investments is providing some benchmarks on what you should save for college in order to avoid loans, but are these benchmarks accurate?Â Are these numbers possible to predict?Â See for yourself in this New York Times article.
With the rising costs of books for college classes, students are increasingly turning to rental services available at their schools or from online sources, but are students actually saving money with this new practice? Â The Burlington Times News investigates.
For college parents, this is a list of events from the New York Times blog that you know should happen, yet might not. Â For college students, this is insight intoÂ why your parents might feel stressed as you leave home once again or for the very first time.
Ultrinsic.com is a new website that allows students to wager on their grades for class. Â Some are applauding this venture for motivating students, but will there be adverse consequences as well? Â Listen to find out more in an interview with the company’s co-founder on NPR.
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