Oct
31

Improve Your Habits: Sleep is Amazing

Guest Blogger, Jessica Falcon takes a look at the habits that helped her as a biomedical engineering major at Drexel University. One of the hardest things that I had to overcome my freshman year of college was living an unhealthy life style. Between not having a kitchen in the dorms, crappy food in the cafeteria, and staying up all night, the “freshman 15” was bound to become more like a “freshman 30.” The transition from high school to college is commonly understood to be … [Read more...]

Oct
31

The SAT: What is it Really?

Hello high school seniors and juniors. It’s time to take the SAT. That means 3 hours and 45 minutes of sitting at a desk, reading long boring passages, and making perfect little bubbles on your answer sheets. But that’s only after you've completed endless practice tests and questions and endured countless lectures from teachers and family about how important this one test is to your future. But before you drive yourself crazy stressing about the SAT there is something you should … [Read more...]

Oct
28

Halloween Safety

My first Halloween on campus, I decided to walk home by myself, at 1 AM.  Stupid, I know!  One block away from the house party I’d so gleefully deserted, I found myself glaring over my shoulder searching for ghosts or zombies or ghouls (human or not) who were sure to be hot on my scent.  I held my cell phone ready in my hand, and half walked, half ran all the way back to the security of my dorm room.  Luckily for me, I survived without a scratch, but it was seriously one of the dumbest … [Read more...]

Oct
28

The Good and the Bad: College Jobs

Work study was awesome. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, my simple front desk job in the library was the best job I would ever have in college. My only responsibilities were to check out books and pull course reserves out of the back room. Nobody cared how often I was late or called out sick, and I was given plenty of time to study on the job. Too much time actually. I thrive off of movement and activity.  I hated sitting at the front desk all day with just my homework for … [Read more...]

Oct
27

Ice Cream for Breakfast!!

It’s difficult to eat healthy in college.  There's a lot of temptation to have two desserts a day, order pizza and wings every other day, and go out drinking every night.  Finding, eating, and paying for healthy food can sometimes be a major challenge, not to mention a real pain.  Especially when everyone around you seems not to care how many calories their eating.  Or when your best friend can eat anything he wants without gaining a single pound.  But here are some tips to help … [Read more...]

Oct
27

The Winner is: The Nation’s most Expensive Universities

Campus Grotto has released a list of the nation’s most expensive universities. Over 111 of those universities cost more than $50,000 per year, once tuition, fees, and estimated room and board expenses are added together. The award for the most expensive university goes to Sarah Lawrence, located in Bronxyville, New York.  The school, which clocks in at $59,170 per year, is one of four universities located in New York City that made the top five most expensive on the list. According … [Read more...]

Oct
26

Internship Interviews: Being Prepared Isn’t Easy

  Interviews are scary.  No matter how much you prepare you can’t anticipate every curveball that will come your way.  After hours of research and countless practice questions it will often boil down to how quick you are on your feet and how charismatic you can be in a difficult situation. In college, my career councilors told me that I could avoid this.  Research, they said, and practice.  But that’s easier said than done. Especially if your dealing with a full course load, … [Read more...]