13 Essential School Supplies for College

If you’re one of the over 20 million students heading to college this fall, it’s time to prepare for the coming semester—first, by purchasing school supplies! If you’re looking for inspiration and advice on what to buy for the upcoming semester, you’ve come to the right place.

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5 Things Your College Orientation Leader Wants You to Know

As summer orientation leaders, we spend months making memories with the future freshmen and other new students at our schools — and we have a blast! While I remember a lot of future freshmen having similarly great times at their orientations, unfortunately, there were some who struggled to make the most of their days. After witnessing all of the sessions, I realized that having a rough orientation day is totally avoidable, if you accept these simple facts:

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Technology Isn’t Ruining Our Lives, It’s Enhancing Them

Technology is often accused of ruining our lives by tearing apart relationships and causing the decline of social interaction. People flash dirty looks when they see students’ eyes on phones in classrooms, conferences, and generally anywhere in public. With cell phones in our pockets, portable laptops, and even tablets, it seems that the world has become overrun with technology — but is it really all that bad?

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5 Steps to Setting Up Your Planner for the New School Year

Hello all!

I can’t believe that it’s already time for back to school. It seems like just yesterday we were counting down the days to summer, and now we’re ready to go back to college – ah, time flies.

With the arrival of the new school year comes the season of preparation – and if you’re anything like me, you want to be as prepared as humanly possible for the start of classes.

Staying organized from August to May starts with the use of a planner, and if you’re ready to get yours all set up for the first day, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to get your agenda first-day ready in five easy steps.

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How to Stop Student Loans from Taking Over Your Life

Student loans can be daunting, to say the least. With tens of thousands of dollars borrowed, and ridiculously high interest rates to deal with, some recent graduates are even experiencing mental health issues as a result of their growing debt. Don’t let this happen to you — try these tips:

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prepare for College Applications

Maybe you’re just starting high school, or maybe you’re just about to embark on your senior year before college. Either way, there are tons of things you can do now to prepare for the college application process — so, if you’re eager to jump right in, here are some ways to get started right now:

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