Pros & Cons of Living Away from Home in College

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Are you ready to live life in college without your Mom and Dad? // Photo Source: Huffington Post

With the fall semester already kicking into high gear for many students, the one aspect that plenty of kids in college are adjusting to is living away from their parents for the first time. For some, this is a cause for celebration; for others, it may also be a cause for despair. The great thing about college is getting to explore things outside of one’s comfort zone, and living away from home is a common experience that students have varying reactions with. Let’s take a moment to see the pros and cons on having to live without the guidance of parents once kids graduate from high school.

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Weird School Sports That Actually Exist

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Discover some strange but exhilarating athletic alternatives if you’re not into common school sports. // Photo Source: Edge Parkour

Basketball, football, swimming, volleyball, hockey, baseball, track and field, cheerleading… These are just some of the common athletic fields that students actively engage in on a seasonal basis. But did you know that there are weird competitive games that certain students are also into? A bit of variety is always welcome when it comes to school sports, and here are some strange yet incredible examples of physical activities that push the boundaries of student athleticism.

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Healthy Food Alternatives to Eat in College

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Put down that greasy pizza and rethink your food choices while you’re in college. // Photo Source: Cision News

The thing about living as a college student is that you often forgo eating proper meals for the sake of convenience. Thus, it’s not common for many college kids to constantly eat instant ramen noodles, pizza, take out, canned goods, and plenty of junk food. When you think about it, this kind of diet can have serious consequences on your body in the long term, so you need to rethink your food choices if you’ve noticed that your main sources of sustenance are the items mentioned above.

Sure, you might not have that much money and you’re mostly relying on your college meal plan. But there are affordable and healthy alternatives you can do to improve your eating habits in college, such as the suggestions and recipes featured below.

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Keeping it Real: Tips on Becoming a Savvy College Freshman

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Ready to become a savvy college freshman? Here’s how you can do it! // Photo Source: Forbes

The thing with entering college for the first time is that it can be an intimidating experience for most former high school seniors. After all, everyone has this desire to make a great first impression once they enter the world of collegiate life. While making new friends and doing well in classes are achievable goals for any incoming college freshman, here are some key aspects they should also note in order to avoid being a stereotypical college newbie.

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What Kind of Freshman Will You Be?

Diverse college students

Are you a Fun Seeker or more of a Challenging Nonconformist? Find out what kind of freshman you will be in college below! // Photo Source: Stem College

Most graduating high school seniors have a sense of enthusiasm when they enter college. But what they might encounter once they become college freshmen might not be that different from their high school lives. In fact, college is pretty much the same when it comes to various cliques and subcultures. This isn’t to say that this is a bad thing, because knowing the various kinds of college social circles can help incoming college students some insight as to which group they’ll fit in best.

 

With the recent passing of Robin Williams, I’ve recently re-watched one of his movies called Good Will Hunting, which was coincidentally, set in college. This inspired me to showcase the various types of college subcultures by way of films that identify them the best. Check them out under the cut to see which group you’ll likely rub shoulders with once you officially become a university freshman.

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