What I Learned from a Solo Month in Hawaii

I’ve loved to travel for as long as I can remember. After spending much of my first year of college unhappy, I opted to take my classes remotely in the Fall 2020 semester. When I couldn’t convince any of my friends to do the same, I chose to move to Hawaii by myself for a month.  When I told people about my plans, I usually … Continue reading What I Learned from a Solo Month in Hawaii

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

How to Get Through a 14 Day Q at School

Back-to-school during COVID-19 has brought forth many unknowns and changes to our lives as college students. Many college students across the country have had to enter both isolation and quarantine to mitigate the spread of the virus.  Two weeks ago when my asymptomatic housemate received a positive test result we had so many feelings– anxiety over whether we would become very sick, frustration that we … Continue reading How to Get Through a 14 Day Q at School

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

Advice for Freshman Going to School During the Pandemic

Preparing for your freshman year is typically a time characterized by excitement. Whether it be figuring out how you will be decorating your dorm room or talking to your future roommate, there’s a lot to look forward to; that is, until you remember you’re going off to college while COVID-19 is still rampant across the United States.  Acting responsibly to protect yourself and those around … Continue reading Advice for Freshman Going to School During the Pandemic

Welcome to The Freshman Diaries

*Written by Kate Turkeltaub, Olivia Talbott and Sara Jewel* Hi everyone! I’m Kate, a rising sophomore at Lehigh University. I am studying political science and environmental studies and I’m planning to add a double major in journalism! I am from Greenwich, CT where I have lived all my life. I was terrified of change and coming to college. The community I found at Lehigh my … Continue reading Welcome to The Freshman Diaries

Inside My Transfer Experience: How I Succeeded and My Major Takeaways

For some, transferring universities can be a very difficult and complex decision. For others, it’s a slice of cake. There are a bunch of valid reasons why someone may choose to transfer; maybe it’s because your financial situation has changed or you’re homesick. Perhaps you’re looking for more educational opportunities and pursuing a different major or a better program is more accessible elsewhere. Or, maybe … Continue reading Inside My Transfer Experience: How I Succeeded and My Major Takeaways