10 Things College Freshman Find Embarrassing, That Are Actually Really Normal

Listen up all you incoming college freshmen!  As you are getting ready to embark on your college journey you are probably feeling all the feelings. Excitement, nervousness, anxiety, anticipation and more. While the adjustment to college life can be difficult, all you freshmen are in it together. While there are some things that might seem oh so awkward, I’m here to remind you not to … Continue reading 10 Things College Freshman Find Embarrassing, That Are Actually Really Normal

5 Ways to Decompress When You’re Stressed

With school back in session, it is nearly impossible to not be stressed. However, just as important as studying for your exams is taking a break to relieve your stress. Here are five personally tested and student approved ways to release your stress and recharge! Go on a walk. This is one of my favorite ways to decompress after a long study session. I have … Continue reading 5 Ways to Decompress When You’re Stressed

How to Make the Most of College in a Pandemic

*Written by Madison Ernst* With little time for goodbyes, college students were rushed home in March 2020 due to the impacts of COVID-19. My sophomore year ended too soon.  After my low-key summer spent with my family, I was focused on making the most of my junior year at Syracuse University.  I knew my college experience would be different than what I was already accustomed … Continue reading How to Make the Most of College in a Pandemic

Sorority Recruitment: The Unexpected Possibilities

Last winter, there was one thing on my mind: sorority recruitment. This was not uncommon, as almost any girl I knew participating in the recruitment process felt the same. At Lehigh, freshmen undergo the recruitment process at the beginning of the Spring semester, leaving me aimlessly wandering about what was to come. For me, it was not a question of if I should rush, but … Continue reading Sorority Recruitment: The Unexpected Possibilities

Five Ways to Have a More Productive Day

This semester has undoubtedly been a difficult one for us college students. It’s hard to keep your spirits up and be productive when you’re inside all day and learning in a virtual environment. While it’s important to not push yourself too hard during these circumstances, there are ways to help you get your day started. Here are some tips I recommend for having a more … Continue reading Five Ways to Have a More Productive Day

How to Beat Zoom Exhaustion

“If I have to respond to one more discussion post I’m gonna -” is a thought that myself and many other students I know have at least once a day.  As a freshman in college, adjusting to a new lifestyle in a pandemic has proven to make even the most mundane of activities more difficult than anticipated.  Personally, one of the most uncomfortable of those … Continue reading How to Beat Zoom Exhaustion

Mental Health Tips for Fully Remote Students

College is hard. College miles away from campus is even harder. The Covid-19 pandemic is isolating for everyone, but being a fully remote student—far from friends and the buzz of campus life— can leave you feeling particularly overwhelmed. I’ve picked up a few things over the first half of this semester that have helped my mental health during these challenging times. Tip #1: Do not … Continue reading Mental Health Tips for Fully Remote Students

School’s in Session: Best Study Tips for Your Zoom University Semester

Learning online can be hard to navigate if you’re not used to it. Zoom links pile up, slow internet connection can drive you nuts, and online tests can become oh-so overwhelming to handle when they consume your day-to-day life for months on end.  During times like this, we have to learn how to adapt and sometimes even change the way we approach tasks. Online learning … Continue reading School’s in Session: Best Study Tips for Your Zoom University Semester

How to Make Your College Dorm Room Feel Like Home

After a long few months in quarantine, many students will be coming onto campus for the academic year—or maybe already have! Students will move into dorms, apartments or houses that they will be calling home for (hopefully) the next eight-ish months. It is important that students are able to get the most out of their space and make it feel like their own. I’ve compiled … Continue reading How to Make Your College Dorm Room Feel Like Home

Things No One Tells You You Need in College

When I finally headed to college, it was after a summer spent checking and rechecking an organized list of university essentials. From shower shoes to desk lamps, I created a long list of things that I knew would be necessities for me in dorm life. I checked it over and over in order to ensure that I forgot nothing. Looking back, I wish I had spent … Continue reading Things No One Tells You You Need in College