Long Distance Valentine
Unofficial Orientation Series

Long Distance Valentine

The distance sucks. There’s no way around it. Whether you’re 300 or 3000 miles away (or even continents away!), no one likes to add distance…

Welcome to the (Dot)Edu Portal Life
Unofficial Orientation Series

Welcome to the (Dot)Edu Portal Life

You’re finally in college. And now they keep sending you stuff. Lots of stuff. Printed-on-paper stuff. There’s a corner of your bedroom that’s starting to…

Finding Friends Under a Fedora
Unofficial Orientation Series

Finding Friends Under a Fedora

Hands down, the hardest part of your first day as a college kid is making friends. Sure, it’s scary to be in a new place,…

Branching Out: How to Handle Meetups Before College
Unofficial Orientation Series

Branching Out: How to Handle Meetups Before College

So you’re searching on Facebook and you come across a group that says “So and So University Class of 2017”. What? No way? That’s your…

TP’s College Survival Kit: 10 Things You Will Actually Need
Unofficial Orientation Series

TP’s College Survival Kit: 10 Things You Will Actually Need

Many of you are preparing to leave for college, and I’m sure you’re experiencing a full spectrum of emotions. My little brother and cousin are…

The Top 6 Things You’ll Miss About Home Once You’re A College Kid
Unofficial Orientation Series

The Top 6 Things You’ll Miss About Home Once You’re A College Kid

To all you high school graduates, congrats on finishing that long chapter of your teenage years! You done good. And it’s pretty obvious you’re just…

Self-Identity Crisis: Surviving New Student Orientation
Unofficial Orientation Series

Self-Identity Crisis: Surviving New Student Orientation

It is a fact of life that, “You must be new here” is painted across every freshman’s face. No, your official school lanyard* hanging around…

How to Become an A+ Cross-Country College Packer (and Mover)
Unofficial Orientation Series

How to Become an A+ Cross-Country College Packer (and Mover)

By now you’ve heard a hundred variations on the phrase: “But you’ll be so far away!” And all you can think when you hear it is,…

The Great Textbook Debate: Getting Books That Don’t Involve Selling Your Soul to the Bookstore
Unofficial Orientation Series

The Great Textbook Debate: Getting Books That Don’t Involve Selling Your Soul to the Bookstore

Textbooks are expensive; it’s a fact when it comes to college life. Gone are the high school textbook fantasies where your school provided mostly every…

Frosh Pre-Registration: The Power of Picking Professors
Unofficial Orientation Series

Frosh Pre-Registration: The Power of Picking Professors

We all know it’s the professor that makes or breaks a class. A lousy teacher in middle school may have made you hate math for…

“So, Like, What Do You Mean By Hook Up?”: All About Hookup Culture in College
Unofficial Orientation Series

“So, Like, What Do You Mean By Hook Up?”: All About Hookup Culture in College

People have been way too touchy about this subject, so I’ll spare you the lengthy intro and jump right to it: Hookup culture in college…

A Cautionary Tale: The Freshman Negative 15
Unofficial Orientation Series

A Cautionary Tale: The Freshman Negative 15

Writer’s Disclaimer: So this article was originally going to be a fun story about weight loss in college, but it sort of turned into a…

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