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Take the Stress Out of Scheduling with These Tips
As  I was scheduling my classes for fall semester, I started to think about how I wish someone gave me some advice on scheduling before I did it at New Student Orientation. Here are a few of my tips for you: Do Your Research– Ask around. That’s the best way to get a feel for […]
Cafe Laura: Penn State’s Student Run Restaurant
Penn State’s Hospitality Management Program is one of the best. The capstone class for the major is HM430. This class places students into groups and they plan theme dinners at Cafe Laura, an on-campus restaurant in the Mateer Building. The theme dinners range from Star Wars to Mardi Gras. One of the themes this semester was […]
Juggling Life in College
While college can be a fun and exciting time, it’s also a time when you do a lot of growing up. Part of the experience of maturing in college is balancing everything that comes your way. First things first, you always have to put your academics first. Think about it; you’re in college to learn, […]

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The Top 5 Things You Need for Your Dorm Room
Now that you’ve accepted your offer and decided on a living option for next year, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to need for your dorm room. As we’ve previously stated, living in a dorm room with another person can be a big adjustment. But, if you have the five things listed […]
What To Do The Summer Before College
You finally decided where to go to school, you’ve picked your roommate or gone random, and you’re done with high school. Now what?? You might be super nervous about going to college, or you might be anxiously counting down the days. Whatever the case, here are some tips for what you can do the summer […]
You got in! Now what do you need?
Now is a time where acceptances are coming out, and let me first and foremost say congratulations to those who have heard back already. But now it’s time to crack down and figure out what you need to start school. Of course there are the things that you automatically think about like, bed sets, books, […]

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What I Would Have Told Myself a Year Ago
If I told you that I was ready for college a year ago I would’ve told you, “Yeah! Bring it on.” Looking back on it, I was not ready for it at all. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. And I mean that in the best way possible. Now, as I’m […]
How to handle your indecision about where to go to college
Now that the May 1 deadline is approaching, the question of “Where will I go to college?” is more present than ever. If you’re like me, you still don’t know where you want to go to school. I had my heart set on going to Fordham University in New York City for virtually all of […]
Penn State Knows Music
No matter what your taste in music, Penn State has you covered. There are multiple venues offered on campus, and this leads to multiple concerts a year. They range from large-scale performances in the Bryce Jordan Center to free smaller concerts in the HUB’s Alumni Hall. Free concerts in the HUB are a great way […]