It’s tempting to think of university life as a bubble, insulated from everything else. But just like anyone else, college students are vulnerable to dangerous situations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 27,300 crimes were reported on vocational or higher-education campuses in a year—the most common being physical assault, sexual offenses, vehicle theft and burglaries. The bottom line? You don’t need to live every day in fear, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take precaution.… Continue reading
The holidays are almost here! This time of year can be really special, but for some, it’s emotionally draining—and the toll it takes on their mental health is overwhelming.
And if you’ve noticed that this year just doesn’t feel as joyful or celebratory as you think it should, you’re not alone. In fact, a study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found that 64 percent of people with mental illness feel that the holidays present additional challenges every year. But whether or not you’ve struggled with mental health before, everyone is susceptible to feeling low or extreme stress.… Continue reading
Halloween is a major deal on university campuses—so much so that schools all around the U.S. have their own traditions to celebrate this spooky occasion. Whether you’re into eerie jump scares or more light-hearted fun, you can be sure that several campus costume parties will be calling your name on October 31.… Continue reading
Social media is an essential part of our lives. These apps keep us connected: we can share what we’re up to, boost community causes, or post embarrassing photos from last Saturday’s game night. But of course, there are downsides to using social media. It’s probably not realistic to delete our social media altogether, so we recommend using these five tips to help you improve your relationship with it instead:… Continue reading
When you were an elementary school student, summertime was an extended break to relax, unwind, enjoy beautiful weather, and spend time with friends and family. But when you moved to college, summers probably became a little different. These four years often come with more responsibilities, and it can be harder to capture that original summer fun.… Continue reading
Your last year of college can bring on nearly a million emotions. You’ve made it a long way, and graduation is just around the corner. Though you may feel confident in your academic success, you may feel anxious about what’s next. It’s easy to fall into the trap of “action paralysis,” or deciding that doing nothing feels safer than doing anything.… Continue reading
Despite having a closet full of clothes, do you struggle to choose your outfit in the morning?
If so, you’re not alone—the struggle is real. Who has time to pick an outfit when you’re working against making it to class on time or studying for exams? And for the student on a budget, it’s not always easy to purchase a new outfit. There are many ways to combat a closet conundrum, but we recommend starting by investing in a minimalist capsule wardrobe.… Continue reading
As a Clemson student, you know firsthand there’s no shortage of activities to enjoy right on campus. It’s one of the reasons you chose this school in the first place, right? From football tailgates to water sports on Lake Hartwell, the ‘55 Exchange ice cream or outdoor concerts at the amphitheater—Clemson University has a vibrant atmosphere.… Continue reading