• 5 Halloween Activities You Can Still Host Or Enjoy This Weekend That Don’t Include A Halloween Rager

    It’s midsemester and chances are, you’ve worked pretty hard to get through midterms and the first part of the school year. With Halloween landing on a weekend, I’m sure the pull to throw on a costume and party hard is strong, but it’s important to be responsible and not flout campus rules, especially at the risk of suspension. Not after how

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  • 6 Types Of YouTube Channels That Will Help You Chill Out And Relax

    Escape through one of these Youtube channels when you need to relax, recharge, or stuck at home but would give anything for a change of scenery. Don’t forget, YouTube isn’t just for the phone. The YouTube channel is available on a smart tv, Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, Apple TV and more, for maximum tuning in and zoning out. So save these recommendations

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  • BIGWORDS HIGH SCHOOL: College Visit DOs and DON’Ts

    When trying to select the college that’s right for you, getting a feel for the campus can go a long way.  The best way to do this is to put yourself in the shoes of an actual student and physically set foot on the campus exploring everything the school has to offer – from campus life to campus facilities and

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  • Celebrate National Book Month with October’s Most Anticipated New Book Releases

      Happy National Book Month! Fall is the perfect time to nestle into a new book (or reread an old favorite) and celebrate our love for reading and our country’s beloved authors.  Like we needed another reason to love October. Looking for a new read to observe this awesome literary holiday? Check out the most anticipated book releases of October

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  • 5 Tips To Help You Survive Midterms

      Midterms. While there aren’t a ton of shortcuts and ways to sugarcoat the reality of copious amounts of tests and papers you must get through within just a few days of each other, there are some ways to ease the pain. 1 Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine. Whether your poison is soda, coffee or energy drinks, make sure that you’re fully

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  • Dopey Study Habits You Have To Just Stop

    Your study habits (or lack thereof) can make or break your test performance. To avoid spinning your wheels and (hopefully) give your GPA a boost, avoid these crappy study do nots. (Not donuts. Never avoid donuts.) Very Bad Study Partners. Best friends are great, aren’t they? They are always available, they come over to help you study, you can laugh about stupid

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  • 8 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for College NOW

    While college preparation is critical in your junior and senior year, you should be utilizing all four years of high school to prepare for college. You’d be surprised how fast the time to apply for college comes up! Get a head start now and set yourself up for success come graduation with the following tips.   Start Looking for Colleges

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  • 2020 U.S. Election: A College Student’s Voter Information Guide

    With tests, homework, essays, and Covid-19 complicating your daily life, attending college in 2020 has already been plenty challenging. Add an election that could fall around midterms and I can completely sympathize if you start to feel overwhelmed by it all. But this is your future and your voice should be heard on issues that might affect you and those

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  • The Ultimate College Survival Book List

    College should be one of the best times of your life. With a strong emphasis on the word “should.” Here’s an extensive collection of the best books to own if you ever find yourself struggling to get through these crazy, sometimes draining and anxiety-ridden years – and beyond!   How to College: What To Know Before You Go ( And

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  • 15 Books To Read For All The Fall Feels

    Put the beach novels away. Fall starts in a few days and with it begins the best season for making warm beverages, trading air conditioning for smelly cinnamon pumpkin candlelight and sitting next to a rain-spattered window with a new autumn-feely book. Whether you’re looking for a cozy read to curl up to, a small-town mystery, or a story that invokes the slightly sinister

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  • 6 Items to Help You Stay Organized As Your College Workload Increases

    When I was in school, I couldn’t tell you how many times at the end of each class, I would shove my papers recklessly into my backpack, only to have to dig them out later – covered in crumbs, lettuce and grease stains from a lunch that had also been shoved in there at some point. Sure, I was an extreme example

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  • 8 Great Apps and Web Services for Taking Notes In College

    The hardest transition from high school to college is the increase in the amount of information dumped upon you in one given lecture. As fast as we can write down everything a professor is saying, we still miss their examples on board, slides, etc. Frustration ensues…but not anymore. Here are eight of our favorite apps and website services. 1. Evernote From short

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  • 10 Books To Help College Students Manage Stress and Anxiety

    Ten books that can help you identify stressful triggers in college – containing advice, guidance, and tips to assist you with anxiety & time-management, when you start to feel out of control and overwhelmed. Note, that while self-care and advice books may be helpful for managing stress and anxiety, not all anxiety is “typical” for college, and could be a

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  • How To Not Get Overwhelmed In College

      Starting college amid a pandemic can add a host of challenges to a student’s life… when college alone is already plenty challenging. If you already feel like your sinking before you’ve even hit the water, calm down. Panicking and stressing will only take you down faster. The best way to stay on top of all of your schoolwork is

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  • What NOT to Do in College – Advice from Someone Who Learned The Hard Way

    Not that long ago (ok, it was a bit long ago), I too was entering my freshman year of college. I was pretty excited, but I also had no clue what to expect. How did it go? Well, if I’m going to be completely honest, each semester spent there was a series of trials and errors, most of which cost me

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