Just recently, the Oxford English Dictionary announced its 2020 Words of the Year, and to the surprise of almost nobody with a smartphone, “doomscrolling” made the list. This refers to the overconsumption of bleak, alarming news on social media—and since it’s 2020, there’s no shortage of this content. But how do you stop doomscrolling through the bad and depressing news?… Continue reading
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “have an attitude of gratitude” before—and while it may seem cliché, it’s actually an effective method of improving your general happiness and mental wellbeing. Especially for college students, it’s important to practice gratitude to reduce stress levels throughout the day (we know those exams aren’t easy). If you’d like to learn how to practice gratitude, try the following tips to embrace a new outlook.… Continue reading
Your college years are all about expanding your horizon, using education to explore the topics and fields that interest you, as well as evolving into an adult. Part of that journey is related to setting the right goals. Goal-setting in college helps you enjoy short-term success as well as learn how to determine and accomplish the right goals in your post-grad life—a useful skill to have!… Continue reading
Starting college is one of the most exciting times of your life. Between new friends, a new campus, and adjusting to your new social life, there’s plenty of things to sink your teeth into. However, you might be nervous and ready for a few tips for freshmen year.
Clemson has one of the most unique campuses in South Carolina. With mountains, the lakes, and down-home southern culture right on your doorstep, it’s full of new experiences.
So, where should you get started? From hiking trips and hangouts to Zoom office hours and part-time jobs, we’ve got you covered when it comes to TigerTown. Take a look at our best tips for freshmen below.… Continue reading
Now that the gorgeous summer weather is here, no one wants to be inside—even when it comes to exercising. Plus, with varying stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and new hours/temporary closures for gyms, you might be burnt out on indoor fitness. We’ve gathered five summer workouts that let you get your sweat on outside—and add a little variety to your fitness routine!… Continue reading
While this summer might look different than years past due to the global pandemic still in effect, many things haven’t changed. You can still lounge in a hammock, by a pool, or on a beach (safely, of course), and devour a good book. Whether you’re looking for a beach read or an inspiring biography—we’ve got you covered. We put together the essential summer reading list with six books for college students, organized by genre.… Continue reading
Here at EPOCH, we aim to help others on a daily basis. While we’re currently experiencing trying times, we believe it’s even more imperative to support our residents, neighbors, and friends. Here are just a few ideas for safely spreading joy in your community while maintaining safe practices and social distancing.… Continue reading
Clean eating is a healthy living method that encourages you to eat more whole, nutritious food instead of processed options. Different from a specific diet, clean eating is more of a lifestyle change to create balanced and healthy routines. To embrace healthier habits at college, try these eight clean eating tips.… Continue reading
Accumulating possessions is a part of life, but you might be asking yourself, how much stuff is too much? A smaller living space in college (such as a dorm room or apartment) can leave you feeling crowded and overwhelmed with all of your possessions. It’s not an ideal feeling to have when you’re trying to focus on excelling in school and preparing for the real world. If you find yourself feeling this way, it might be time to embrace the trend of minimalism.… Continue reading
If you’re an EPOCH resident who has signed a lease, but taking a semester abroad or taking time off, you might be worried about what to do. While you want to keep your amazing room, apartment and roommate setup, you don’t want to be on the hook for covering your portion of the monthly rent. Don’t stress! This is a common occurrence with university communities. We call it a lease takeover (LTO), where you find another student to sublet your room for a designated period, typically a semester.
To navigate your lease take over, use these tips and resources.… Continue reading