Posts tagged: Tips

Surviving College without a Car

By Allison Todd on February 2, 2018

I have survived three and a half years of college without a car. Yes, there were times when I felt bad about having to ask around for a ride to the grocery store or felt like I was pulling teeth to find a ride to my church. But through all of these encounters, for better or worse, I made it. And you will too. Stranded on campus? Here are three transportation options to get where you need to go.

How to Survive Winter in West Michigan

By Sarah Hiemstra on February 23, 2018

Winter is an exciting time of the year. It brings the holiday season, snow and dropping temperatures, especially in Michigan. Whether you love winter or loathe it, there are simple tips that can help you survive a West Michigan winter. In fact, you might just be able to thrive in it.

Building Community: Lessons I Learned Freshman Year

By Allison Todd on March 2, 2018

College is a new adventure, and freshman year is filled with exciting twists and turns to branch out and meet new people. But, sometimes the relationships you find, aren't the ones you quite expected. And what about the high school friends you left behind?

Here are five lessons I learned about relationships during my freshman year.

How to Cure Your Senioritis

By Samuel Brooks on April 20, 2018

If you're anything like me, whether you're a senior in high school or college, you are probably suffering from a bad case of "senioritis." This particular type of procrastination often happens when you are focused on the idea of walking across the stage to grab your diploma. I experienced the feeling when I graduated from high school, and I'm experiencing it again now, as I plan to graduate from college…

A Day in the Life of a CU Student

By Sarah Hiemstra on April 27, 2018

College can be intimidating. It is a unique stage of life that contains challenges and opportunities not found in any other setting. As a result, the daily schedule of a college student can be a bit different than the average high schooler or working adult. Every day can be a whirlwind of classes, work, homework and social time. Navigating it all can seem overwhelming.

Here is a general outline of…

Why You Should Communicate with Your Roommate before School Starts

By Sarah Hiemstra on May 11, 2018

There are few relationships quite as complex as that of roommates. You can barely know a person and suddenly, you are sleeping a mere foot away from each other.

The transition to living with someone else after having your own room can be difficult. However, there are certain steps you can take to make it a little easier. You might even find yourself with a new friend at the end of it all.

Underrated College Departments

By Sarah Hiemstra on May 25, 2018

The ultimate goal of college is to receive an education. Along the way to earning your degree, you might be surprised at how many areas of life are involved in college besides course work. During your time as a student, you will grow not only in academics, but you'll also gain professional experience, health and relationships along the way.