• Getting The College Experience As A Commuter Student

    Not every college student gets to experience campus life. According to U.S. News and World Report, nearly 20 percent of incoming college freshman are commuters and many large universities report that the majority of students are commuters – in the case of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, this number reaches a whopping 90 percent. While it’s true that

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  • Top 5 Worst Things You Can Do As A Roommate

    Whether your roommate is your best friend or a complete stranger, living with another person is tough. Sharing space with others means that you don’t always get to do what you want – and walking around naked is usually out of the question. And while no one is perfect – and you’re bound to piss people off once or twice

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  • You’re Ready To Adult If You’ve Nailed These 5 Things By Graduation

    cartoon by KC Green. If you’re kicking off your senior year, buckle up and enjoy one of the best years of life. You’re finally free of the anxiety that sets in every time a bouncer stares down your fake ID at a bar and setting up a class schedule that gives you a four day weekend every week will prove

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  • 5 Tips For Not Screwing Up College This Year

    Before you get too carried away with big dreams and plans for the year, remember that there is more to college life than just having a blast. (Right? Right.) We have five tips to keep you on track and ensure that you start off your school year on the right foot. 1. Create a budget. We know – it’s hard

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  • Slay In College With These Back To School Study Tips

    We get it: There are parties to attend, friends to make and activities to join. But amidst all of the fun that comes with the first few weeks of school, there’s also – you know – classes. And some of you might actually be determined to make your mark scholastically this year. Believe it or not, being a straight-A student

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  • How To Spend The Least Money Possible On Textbooks Every Semester

    Buying textbooks in the 21st century is a ridiculously stressful process. In the old days, the only option students had to buy textbooks was to make a trip to the campus bookstore, wait in long lines and pay an exorbitant amount of money for required course materials. Today, not only are campus bookstores not the only option, they’re generally not the

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  • How To Score A Cheap Laptop For College

    If you’re gearing up to start college in the fall, chances are that you have a long back-to-school list full of dorm room essentials, school supplies and other “must haves” to prepare you for the next phase in your life. Unfortunately, the expenses of going away to college can be dizzying and finding a place where you can cut corners

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  • 6 Things You Didn’t Know You Should Pack For College

    Summer is in full-swing and the upcoming school year is probably the last thing on your mind. Chances are good that you haven’t even figured out which bar you’re going to tonight, nevermind what you’ll need to pack for college. Sure, you’ll need all the fun stuff – like a comforter, desk accessories and the latest-and-greatest in dorm room artwork

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  • Five Things You DON’T Need In College

    If you’re new to campus life, chances are that you don’t entirely know where you need to throw your back-to-school dollars. We have a few suggestions of items you might think you need, but actually don’t – so you can have more money for those big nights out. Printer. Dorm rooms are tiny and cluttered – the last thing you

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  • Five Easy Jobs To Help You Make Extra Cash

      As summer rolls along, a quick look at your bank account might reveal an unpleasant fact: You’ve blown through your savings and it looks like you’ll be eating ramen for the rest of the year. Well, have no fear – there are plenty of ways you can earn some cash without the hassle of committing yourself to a part-time

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  • Major Mistakes College Students Make and How to Avoid Them

    It wasn’t that long ago I was graduating from high school and moving into the dorms at GSU. I was excited but had no clue what to expect living on my own. The next four years was a series of trial and errors, most of which cost me tons of money, humility, and time. Learn how to avoid these major

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  • How To Travel On A Teeny Tiny Budget

    You’re broke. You’re bored. You’re looking to get out of dodge. Sometimes, summer isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and you’re “summer of fun” ends up consisting of little more than hanging out on your parents’ couch, watching Lifetime movie marathons. Well, fear not – it’s not too late to salvage your summer! We have a few tips on

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  • Lies people tell you about post-college life

    You’ve heard it a million times: College is the best time of your life. You get to live with the freedom of an adult, but none of the responsibility. Friends abound in close quarters, so finding a person (or people) to hang with is never a problem. Making your own course schedule allows you to sleep in and – in

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  • 5 tips for college seniors looking for a job

    If you’re an incoming college senior, chances are good that you haven’t even begun to think about trying to find a job post-graduation. After all, why would you bother worrying about next summer when you’re enjoying what might be your last-ever summer off? While it might seem like jumping the gun to start sourcing out jobs for next year, it’s

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  • 7 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before Going Away To College

    The summer between finishing high school and starting college is a really exciting time. With high school behind you, you can move onto the next phase of your life – freedom, parties, football games and a seemingly endless supply of people to date. But before you move onto drunken debauchery, there’s plenty to check off your bucket list for your

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