Wow! Time has flown by. It’s 5 days before the end of my final semester in college and 7 days until Christmas. By now, I’ll usually have completed my assignments and my Christmas shopping. However, I haven’t finished either yet.
With my time and wallet crunched, I had to get creative with presents for my coworkers.
A week or two ago, my roommates and I were all complaining about the weather getting colder and colder—and how much drier it made us feel.
Dry scalp, dry hair, dry lips, dry skin: they’re not nice, and I’m sure you’ve experienced them too. So, to help us all, I looked up some awesome money-saving tips for dealing with all of these winter problems.
With midterms behind me and no papers or articles due, this week seemed like it’d be pretty relaxing. Of course, the second that I try to relax, I get sick. (Just my luck.)
Germs spread easily this time of year—whether you spend your day in a classroom or an office. And nothing ruins, well, everything like coming down with something. So, here are some tips that can keep you and your wallet well. Because when you’re sick, you don’t want to feel bad spending a lot of money too!
The following might come off as a little ignorant, but I want to be honest.
Like many high schoolers, I was naïve and seemingly always spent my time with people like myself: middle class, similar age, similar beliefs. As a result, I didn’t realize all the different ways you can look at things.
Colleges naturally pull together people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. However, I didn’t realize how true this was for community colleges, where “non-traditional” students are the norm. Interacting with these people—with their different ages, religions, and cultures—has been my most valuable college experience yet.
I heard many times how hard it would be to make friends at community college. Everyone commutes, most people have work, and students’ ages range from 17 to 60—and sometimes even older.
However, when I attended community college, meeting people was easy. Here are four ways I made friends (whom I still have while now at my 4-year school) during my time there that you can easily do too.
One problem I faced during my time in community college was how little outsiders understood about the experience. “It’s easy.” “It’s just a means to an end.” “It’s a waste of time,” they said.
I’m sorry, but based on my experience, most of this gossip was not close to being accurate. Here’s the truth about five common rumors I heard—it will make you think twice about overlooking community college as an education option.
I applied to college very late compared to most of my class. If I had applied earlier, I may have gotten more scholarships, but something seemed to hold me back. I got into the 4-year schools I applied to, yet all of them left me with a lot of money to borrow. Being a farmer’s daughter, I couldn’t afford it.
So, it was off to community college.
It’s the time of year again when college students run around to get their dorm “essentials.” For parents and students, paying for these items can really add up.
Through my experiences, I’ve learned that I didn’t need some items that I thought I would. Since it stinks to spend money you don’t need to, here are four expensive items that I didn’t need to for school—and you probably won’t either!
Although I didn’t go there much this summer, one of my favorite places is my local library.
It saddens me that so many people seem to forget libraries. You use it at college for research and quiet study time, but when you don’t have a class, the library becomes the last place you want to be.
However, they have so much more to offer.
My local flea market has an unofficial event called “Free Stuff Sunday.” At the end of the weekend, vendors leave things behind they don’t want. People can then walk these deserted tables to pick these items up for free.
I had only heard of “Free Stuff Sunday” from my dad and friends. Then, last weekend, I visited this legendary event. It was both as you would expect and not as you would expect.