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

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

Ask Madison: Introducing Your New Go-To Source for Advice

It is a warm summer day in July. I am relaxing on a float in my grandmother’s pool when I decide to plug my earphones in, zone out, and learn tips and tricks from my favorite podcast, “Call Her Daddy.” I catch up on the ex-co-host Sofia Franklyn and her boyfriend Peter Nelson vs. Barstool Sports drama and proceed to listen to the newest episodes … Continue reading Ask Madison: Introducing Your New Go-To Source for Advice

From Collages to Career: How Corey Paige Turned Her Designs into a Business

It’s safe to say that we have all doodled in our notebooks before, whether it was during a particularly boring class or just filling time at home. By now, a lot of us have mastered drawing our name in bubble letters and perfecting a smiley face, but have you ever seen your doodles come to life?  Corey Paige has.  It all started with some poster … Continue reading From Collages to Career: How Corey Paige Turned Her Designs into a Business

“Vote Up” Movement Encourages Students to Prioritize Voting

Hey college students; let’s talk about voting.  Our age group is notoriously thought of as “apathetic, lazy and uninvolved” when it comes to politics. However, in our current political climate, with refocused attention on the Black Lives Matter movement and other racial injustices brought to light amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many college students are reevaluating their voting habits. Carolyn Shachtel, Vanderbilt Class of 2022, was … Continue reading “Vote Up” Movement Encourages Students to Prioritize Voting

Young Women Create Weekly Newsletter to ‘Catalyze’ Activism Beyond Social Media

Political activism has catalyzed change throughout history, and the overwhelming presence social media has today only magnifies an individual’s ability to educate themselves as well as take action. The recent horrifying deaths of black individuals gave way to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, which aims to bring attention to racially-charged police brutality, and as this movement gained momentum, so did activism’s presence … Continue reading Young Women Create Weekly Newsletter to ‘Catalyze’ Activism Beyond Social Media

What It’s Really Like To Drop a Class in College

This might come as a shock to some people, but college is hard. This came as a shock to me at least. I thought I would be bouncing from party to party nightly, all while successfully balancing my Pre-Med courses with ease. Oh boy, did I have a rude awakening.  I’m convinced that everyone considers dropping a class at some point in their college career, … Continue reading What It’s Really Like To Drop a Class in College

How I Found a Community on Campus by Breaking Out of My Comfort Zone

My freshman year at Lehigh University can easily be categorized as the happiest year of my life thus far. To any anxious incoming freshman out there: I get you.  I was terrified for school to start and spent every minute leading up to move-in day worrying about how I would mimic the comfortable life I had in my hometown. Arguably, what I found to be … Continue reading How I Found a Community on Campus by Breaking Out of My Comfort Zone