Summer Checklist for the College Freshman

For those taking the next step on their academic career this year and moving to college, I have devised a list of simple tips to ready yourself for this big step. I am moving this autumn, and I have been using all my time in between classes browsing Pinterest to get the best design tips […]

7 Tips on How to Suceed in College

College can be a time of difficulty and transition. Even for those who have taken AP courses in high school, the style and assignments of college-level courses can be a challenge. Over the years, certain student practices have been singled out by various college faculties, the media, and college students. In this blog, I will […]

The Aftermath of the Rolling Stone’s Article on UVA’s Rape Culture

Earlier today, Rolling Stone issued an apology for reporting inaccuracies in an article published two weeks ago titled “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” The article, written by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, recounted the experience of a girl named Jackie who claimed to be raped at UVA her freshman […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About College Applications

1. The Common App: Also known as the brain grinder. High school seniors can make a common app account to apply to the numerous colleges included on there. You can also find essay prompts from the colleges and options to include recommenders. What teachers usually won’t tell you is that filling out the common app […]

Five Tips for Freshmen Students at the University of Tampa

Looking back at my freshmen year of college, there are many things that I wish I knew before coming here. Every year, The University of Tampa takes in more and more freshmen students. According to the school’s website, last year’s enrollment is over triple the University’s enrollment of two decades ago. It’s quite obvious, especially […]

5 Ways to Hang Out with Your Friends on a Budget

The summer is almost over, and it’s time to plan last minute hang outs with your friends However, you may not have the cash to go out with your friends as much as you would like, especially if you are a high school or college student. Here are some ways that you can hang out […]

It’s Never Too Late

You may have heard the phrase “it’s never too late” hundreds of times in your life. Most of those times, you probably roll your eyes and forget about the whole thing. However, the phrase can definitely be proven truthful. Throughout our lives, we build up different passions and interests, some of them we pursue and […]

Your College Survival Guide

So I’ve been, more or less, in college forever. As with most things, that fact has it’s distinct advantages and disadvantages. I’ve learned a lot since I started college seemingly back in the late 90’s – most of which involves things found outside of a textbook. It’s always bothered me how college is always portrayed […]

College students should take advantage of study abroad experiences

Making the jump from high school to college proves to be a huge feat for some, with new people, new classes and a new environment. And in this entire bustle, another type of new experience is often lost: the study abroad experience. Luckily, I go to Pepperdine University where international programs are highly encouraged as […]

The Difference Between British and American Universities

  When pursuing an education, would you prefer a professional-level specialization or freedom of choice? Going into London for a study abroad program, that was the first time I realized how different the British “uni” system was from the United States. In fact, university and college don’t even mean the same thing to them. It […]

Even Not Having a Facebook Can Affect Your Employment

Source: Reppler In an effort to conceal personal information from potential employers, Facebook users have long learned to adjust privacy settings and name changes to disappear. But recently, interviewed hiring managers say this lack of social media presence is “suspicious”, an error of omission that hurts your chances just as much as a less-than-pristine Facebook […]

Heated Chilean Student Protests Unveil a Flaw in U.S.Society

Americans take education for granted.  There I said it: someone had to.  There is no other explanation that can describe the trend in our culture that makes students loathe going to school, puts pop-culture and sports on pedestals way above academia, and allows only 4% of the country’s GDP to be spent on education.  The […]

Passing the Test

If you think about it college is kind of like one huge test. To me college means, a new beginning. It’s a win or lose situation, and honestly it’s extremely scary. There are several questions on this test that I expect to find answers to such as: How will I do on my own? Will […]

The Cost of an Education

Did you know that the average cost of a public four-year college education in 2010 was $16,140 per year? Now that is only for in-state students; if your from out-of-state the price rises to $28,130. Say you wanted to go to a private college, that inflates the price to $36,993 per year. Keeping in mind […]

Who says you need school to get educated?

At present, one of the largest issues and problems facing people –whether college students or working adults- is the lack of readily available, and not to mention affordable and quality education, or academic sources of information.  I stumbled onto Coursera on Tumblr, which is a site that offers 100+ courses from big name universities such […]

So long summer vacation, hello fall semester!

Getting ready for school doesn’t have to be all work and no play! I’ve got you covered with these basics. It’s that time of year, y’all. While the hot and humid weather may be around for a few more months, summer vacation is coming to a close. I know many of you are sad to […]

Five Ways to Get Social

With the school year rapidly approaching and apprehension and excitement increasing for many attending new schools and universities, it’s clear that getting back into the swing of college and making new friends is on everyone’s list. Though many are returning to familiar routines of school and hanging with old friends, others are timidly walking into […]

Aftermath of the Sandusky Trial: A Lesson for All

The dust is finally settling around the Penn State, Gerry Sandusky scandal.  Most people at this point know at least some of the large sanctions passed unto Penn State from the NCAA.  Now all that’s left is for people to decide what they think of the punishment, what it means for the future of college […]

The Job Market: How can you gain experience, without experience?

Once I came home from my freshman year of college I had one thought, get a job. With that said for the next month and a half I applied to place after place. While I will admit that I should have gotten a head star and applied much early than May, still time after time […]

The Plight of the College Student (Part Two)

For those of you who have read the majority of my articles, you might remember the very first one that I wrote for Candor News: “The Plight of the College Student.” That article focused largely on the problem that college students face of finding anything productive to do during the summer, regardless of how much […]