Van Gogh was a post-impressionist and painted “Starry Night” in 1889. Guess what I had to do to learn this? Take a nap. There was no Internet or textbook involved. All I needed was a pillowcase. Well, not just any pillowcase but a pillowcase that was created by Barry Weinstein, founder of Pillowcase Studies: Homework you can sleep on. Weinstein makes pillowcases that have the core concept of (un-)popular college subjects printed on them. It’s a bit like spark notes for your bed instead of your bookshelf. Thanks to Pillowcase Studies, you will never have to worry about waking up with ugly marks in your face and drool on your textbook.
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• Looking for a delicious snack to go along with your study break? Check out this recipe for sweet and savory tortilla chips from Small Kitchen College.
• If you’ve been holding out for the newest iPhone but aren’t sure if it was worth the wait, College Info Geek has some helpful information about the new 4s.
• If you’ve been wondering what all this fuss is about the “Occupy” protests, this article over at Next Gen Journal is a must-read.
• Sports fan? Check out this awesome infographic from our friends at College Cures.
• As Halloween begins its spooky approach, most of us enjoy a good horror film to get us in the mood. College Magazine has put together a great list of horror films you should DEFINITELY avoid.
Staying in touch with your family and friends while you are away at college may seem like a daunting task. You will be busy adjusting to your new surroundings, cramming for tests, making new friends, and (hopefully!) getting involved in all sorts of extracurricular activities. But these two worlds – college and home – do not have to be mutually exclusive! It is very possible to have a fulfilling time at school and still sustain strong, meaningful relationships with your loved ones back at home. All it takes to achieve this balance is some commitment and good time-management skills.
The first step toward fostering healthy relationships is determining your priorities. With the jam-packed schedules and overstuffed plates that most college students juggle, you probably won’t have time to keep in touch with everyone back home on a regular basis. One relationship you almost definitely want to devote some time to is that with your parents – if only because they gave you life and are likely helping you finance this whole college thing! Other than that though, you are going to have to take some time to really think about which relationships are most important to you.
When I started at UCSB back in 2008, tuition was $9,077. Now when the bill comes in the mail its nearly three thousand dollars more at $11,713. I’m willing to bet my financial aid check that your school is instituting some sort of tuition or fee increase as well which means we all have a little less to spend on electronics this school year. After reading an article on TechnoBuffalo about what gadgets to get for the dorm I thought I’d throw my two cents in the mix. I was a Resident Assistant (RA) for two years and have seen hundreds of dorm room setups – some simple, some Irie, some cutie, some greeked out, some disgusting – but all packed with electronics!