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Lifting the haze on hazing

More than half of students involved in clubs, teams, and organizations experience hazing, according to StopHazing.org, a hazing prevention and research initiative based at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Hazing is any...
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Coping with homesickness

Rate this article and enter to winIt’s not unusual for new students to miss home-family, friends, teachers, and even pets. It’s natural to long for face-to-face time with people who know you well and...
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Best friends for never?: “How I handled my frenemy”

Rate this article and enter to winEver had a friend or colleague who routinely made you feel unhappy about yourself and your life? Just as positive relationships are known to be good for our...
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Students’ stories: Surviving sexual assault and other trauma

Rate this article and enter to winThe process of surviving sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences is unique to each individual and can be difficult to predict. “There’s no right way to...
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Roommates: Do’s and don’ts of sharing space

Rate this article and enter to winIn many ways, college is about independence. Ironically, though, there’s little alone time since most students live with other people. The majority live cooperatively and peacefully with roommates,...
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What do professors expect from you?

Rate this article and enter to winAs a student, there are many people with whom you may interact: advisors, classmates, study group members, family, supervisors… and one that is oft left off the list:...
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Look up!: Is your smart phone replacing your social life?

Rate this article and enter to winSmartphones are integrated into our lives—almost as much as toothbrushes, textbooks, and cat videos. By 2013, nearly three out of four college students had a smartphone. “Meeting someone...
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Red hot or red flag?: Test your relationship

Rate this article and enter to winIn an intimate relationship, we deserve to feel appreciated and supported, just as our partner deserves the same from us. Sexual coercion within relationships tends to be part...
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5 tips for conquering tough interviews

Rate this article and enter to winHow do you present yourself when interviewing? This is a very important question, one to ask yourself way before you’re actually face to face with a potential employer....
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Keep in touch: Creative ways to connect

Rate this article and enter to winMaybe you chose to go to school just a short drive or train ride away from where you grew up. Perhaps you went away, but you’re close enough...