A College Freshman’s Guide to Surviving Orientation
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A College Freshman’s Guide to Surviving Orientation

Freshman orientation can be one of the scariest or most exciting things for incoming freshmen (or perhaps even both). That being said, there is nothing…

6 Important Tips for Choosing Clubs as a College Freshman
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6 Important Tips for Choosing Clubs as a College Freshman

Every college has its own version of Activities’ Day, usually held during syllabus week, when all the clubs on campus showcase what they are to…

How to Research Sorority Life Before Getting to College
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How to Research Sorority Life Before Getting to College

When you’re in the process of narrowing down your list of college applications, a great way to measure “fit” beyond school size, location, and overall vibe,…

13 Do’s and Don’ts of Dorm Room Shopping
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13 Do’s and Don’ts of Dorm Room Shopping

Shopping for dorm room doodads has potential to get you stoked for the move out but it also involves a headache-inducing number of decisions. If…

9 Items To Remember When Packing For College
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9 Items To Remember When Packing For College

Packing for college. It can be daunting, confusing and even overwhelming. You’ll probably forget a few things, and—even more likely—you’ll probably bring things you don’t…

TP’s Ultimate Pre-Collegiate Summer Timeline
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TP’s Ultimate Pre-Collegiate Summer Timeline

So now you’re graduated, and you feel like the tank fishes at the end of Finding Nemo. You know what I’m talking about: BLOAT: Come on,…

Picking Classes without a Problem
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Picking Classes without a Problem

Now that I’m pretty much settled into college, I have had time to reflect on my classes and the process for choosing them. When I…

O-Week is Not for the Weak
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O-Week is Not for the Weak

On a bright Sunday morning in late August, I stepped foot on the vibrant campus of Duke University. Like everyone else, I was confused, nervous,…

TP Does Dorming On A Budget
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TP Does Dorming On A Budget

Your life couldn’t be more perfect — you got into your dream school, you LOVE your roommate, and you even managed to get all afternoon…

6 Tips for the Overzealous College Freshman
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6 Tips for the Overzealous College Freshman

Welcome to college, freshmen! When you go to college, it’s really easy to get really involved and be running around in eight million different directions….

Are You Ready for Life in a City?
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Are You Ready for Life in a City?

For most of you, going to college in the fall means moving somewhere new (even if it is just a few hours away) and for…

Go Pro: 6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Bike for College
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Go Pro: 6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Bike for College

A lot of campuses have policies that restrict freshmen from bringing a car. So what’s a new kid to do? Bring a bike! Riding a…

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