Author Archives: Ralph Esperas

All About Resident Assistants

So, you’re interested in becoming an Resident Assistant. Great! You might have serval clues as to what they do based on general observations and conversations with your own RA. Here’s the general description: A resident assistant (also variously known as a resident advisor, community assistant, resident mentor, residence don, peer advisor, community advisor, collegiate fellow,

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Guide to moving to college.

Let’s be real. Moving is not a glamorous activity but here are several tips to ease the process of moving. Dorm Room Essentials Residence halls will have a list of essential and non-essentials items to bring, either on the university’s website or orientation packet. There are numerous websites, such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, that

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Top Free Apps for College Students

Smartphones have changed the way we play video games, communicate, date, pay, and the list goes on. Can it help you become more productive and efficient in your studies during the semester? Here are a list of apps that boost your productivity levels using your smartphone. MyHomework Student Planner  MyHomework Student Planner seamlessly tracks your

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Returning home for winter break.

Congratulations! You survived your first semester in college. Well done! Now you embark on another journey… returning home for winter break. Just like when you arrived on campus, it was an adjustment, except this time you’re caught in a sort of a limbo, a period where your parents are not exactly sure what to do

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Surviving Finals Week

Grab your notes & coffee. Deactivate social media accounts Or at least limit time spent on social media. Did you know 28% of time spent online is social networking? Use social media as a reward, check content no more than 10 minutes a day before going to bed or during downtime. However, last thing anyone

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Easy Recipes for Friendsgiving In Your Residence Hall

So you’ve decided to host or got invited to a Friendsgiving. Great! Here are several easy recipes that hopefully won’t burn down your residence hall. Pan-seared turkey cutlets Using the residence halls’ ovens for a full size turkey can be done but not the best place to leave for an extended period of time. Make

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What To Do On Thanksgiving Break If You’re Stuck On Campus

So you’re stuck on campus during Thanksgiving break. It’s no big deal but you need ideas for creating a to-do list around campus that’s essentially shut down. Check out these suggestions for how to make your Thanksgiving break productive, peaceful, and surprisingly fun. Catch up on shows you’ve been meaning to binge watch Read at least

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Fun Fall Activities Checklist

While being snuggled up in the warmth of your home during fall is comfortable and ideal, there are many activities to partake in under the beautiful foliage and crisp weather. Check out these fun fall activities: Apple picking Get lost in a corn maze Soar into the sky in a hot-air balloon ride Flag football

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Delectable Halloween Treats for Your Dorm

Fun, simple, and delicious!  Show off your culinary skills by whipping out these fantastic, easy to make Halloween snacks for your dorm. Don’t fret, these recipes are easy enough to make without breaking the budget or having to use a restaurant grade kitchen. Short & simple Short on time? Check out these recipes for quick making

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10 Detailed Pumpkin Carvings That Redefine The Carving Experience

There are truly gifted people out there and when they take their talents to pumpkin carving, they don’t hold back at all. Enjoy these 10 detailed pumpkin carvings. 1. Predator The unreleased sequel. Source: Villafane Studios 2. Spider-Man Your friendly neighborhood pumpkin. Source: Reddit 3. Mario Princess Peach makes everyone glow. Source: punkbouncer.deviantart.com 4. Star Wars

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