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Helpful tips to help you survive the independent college years. We all know it's hard letting go (well maybe some of us don't care), regardless, I'm here to take this lovely journey with you! My name is Katrina and I am the founder of this blog. I'm attending Roosevelt University and am super excited to live in the Windy City! Please don't stalk me, but feel free to ask questions and submit your own advice, stories, etc.
Young Adults Adjusting to Life

Jenna and Julien Podcast about College!

I think this is a really nice podcast that discusses some experiences of college, halfway through the show gets pretty real. It’s an hour long, but if you have time; just might be worth it! [:

I just want to use my freedom of speech to tell everyone about a low-key college that not many people know about. In college, rape happens quite frequently when the dean of a school lets students with gang murder charges, sexual assault, assault, and any type of criminal background go to this school with a 100% acceptance rate, New Mexico Highlands University.
When too many criminals are put in one school just because they are so desperate for any type of income and/or a good sports team, the students’ safety are in danger. That is why the college denies it and covers it up. Crime statistics here are thought to be false. Schools that are 4th tier aka low income, low graduation rate, low GPA average, high drop out rate, and highest STD rate are so desperate for money because nobody wants to go there after all the stuff put in the news about the school that they are willing to let ANYONE in, as I previously said NMHU has a 100% acceptance rate for these reasons.
I have had friends who have been raped and assaulted here and I have personally been assaulted. The dean showed no sympathy and did nothing about it. Many girls ended up dropping out of this school and their half-completed education went to waste because nothing is getting done about it. Help spread the word!!!
http://www.nm-blog.com/2011/11/04/nmhu-denies-report-jocks-in-gang-rape/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkr9lfHd5oE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pba5jUyZK4s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8T_w_U0JNM&list=UUZ_uPtQdjW0dALZ7lJd0tdw
And this school has gotten sued for racial and sexual discrimination multiple times
http://www.aauw.org/resource/demartin-v-new-mexico-highlands-university/
http://www.aaup.org/report/academic-freedom-and-tenure-new-mexico-highlands-university
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This is awful. Please reblog to spread the word about a college that does illegal things to students who try to expose them for covering up crime. They consistently violate student’s constitutional rights claiming that the university laws are different from the court. That is bullshit and court cases from students have proved them otherwise - the more outrage there is, the more likely it is that something will be done about it.

I just want to use my freedom of speech to tell everyone about a low-key college that not many people know about. In college, rape happens quite frequently when the dean of a school lets students with gang murder charges, sexual assault, assault, and any type of criminal background go to this school with a 100% acceptance rate, New Mexico Highlands University.

When too many criminals are put in one school just because they are so desperate for any type of income and/or a good sports team, the students’ safety are in danger. That is why the college denies it and covers it up. Crime statistics here are thought to be false. Schools that are 4th tier aka low income, low graduation rate, low GPA average, high drop out rate, and highest STD rate are so desperate for money because nobody wants to go there after all the stuff put in the news about the school that they are willing to let ANYONE in, as I previously said NMHU has a 100% acceptance rate for these reasons.

I have had friends who have been raped and assaulted here and I have personally been assaulted. The dean showed no sympathy and did nothing about it. Many girls ended up dropping out of this school and their half-completed education went to waste because nothing is getting done about it. Help spread the word!!!

http://www.nm-blog.com/2011/11/04/nmhu-denies-report-jocks-in-gang-rape/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkr9lfHd5oE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pba5jUyZK4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8T_w_U0JNM&list=UUZ_uPtQdjW0dALZ7lJd0tdw

And this school has gotten sued for racial and sexual discrimination multiple times

http://www.aauw.org/resource/demartin-v-new-mexico-highlands-university/

http://www.aaup.org/report/academic-freedom-and-tenure-new-mexico-highlands-university

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This is awful. Please reblog to spread the word about a college that does illegal things to students who try to expose them for covering up crime. They consistently violate student’s constitutional rights claiming that the university laws are different from the court. That is bullshit and court cases from students have proved them otherwise - the more outrage there is, the more likely it is that something will be done about it.

Hi, idk what to study in college and I can't decide, and how can I choose a good major !????!! Help

Anonymous

Well hi there anon,

Choosing a major does not come easy for everyone, but it’s okay not to know for a while! I can’t really tell you what major is “good” or not because I’m not sure what you like, so I don’t know what you should lean towards. For me, for example, I know/have a goal of what I want to be in the future, but my major (biology) is quite broad. I can have a lot of job opportunities with that major related to things I want to do. Business is a broad major, journalism is a broad major, etc. 

As far as having a 10 year goal and whatnot, it’s not necessary, but if you’re truly lost ask your school adviser! They might have some tests or suggestions depending on your interests to lead you the right way! [:

Good luck!!

What's your major in college?

Anonymous

morosity:

stress

When you make an adult decision without calling your mother first.

ofgeography:

perfectxmystery:

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when you realize your adult decision has unforeseen consequences:

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WHEN YOUR MOM DOESN’T PICK UP THE PHONE:

So this is one of the best college survival blogs I've seen, you're doing an excellent job :) I don't really know how it happened that I even started searching for such blogs, I think I'm just kinda scared. I'm going to uni in a few weeks and it feels so strange. I've been working so hard to get into that uni fo the last 2 years and now I'm freaking out. I'll be completely alone, far from home, no friends coming with me. Do you have any advice on how not to go crazy at the begining?

Anonymous

Wow! Thank you very much, this is very flattering to hear!! AND CONGRATULATIONS! If you worked your butt off to be in your dream university and got accepted, you damn well deserve to be there! 

Here are two relatable posts I’ve answered previously if you want to check them out as well; post 1, post 2

Let me tell you, that you will be fine! You are definitely not alone on this considering so many students are experiencing what you are, being independent and feeling like there’s no support is very new, and scary, but it’s also very exciting! Though your family and friends won’t physically be there, there’s always Skype, phone calls, texting, e-mails, Facebook message, holiday breaks, etc. There’s also a good chance that your past friend circle will become smaller. It’s not that you realize you hate your friends or as some people say “you realize who your true friends are.” I think all friends are true friends but sometimes, some will become unimportant. I seriously can count all the people I continue talking to in one hand, and have to truly think to fill up my second hand. Don’t be frightened though, if you don’t experience loss of friends, you’re not moving on and up in the world. Think of it this way: the friends you keep talking to will most likely be the people you invite to your wedding, others are irrelevant. 

I don’t think you have to worry about going crazy in the beginning, you’ll be so overwhelmed with the new atmosphere, you’ll forget to feel lonely and be grateful for sleep and peace. Towards the middle is when it starts getting harder. Everything seems to boil down together, and issues arrive from everything and you’re tired, and maybe possibly depressed. Here’s how I try to make sure I stay calm and collect:

  • Drawing or painting
  • Mini volunteer opportunities
  • Writing in a pretty journal with pretty ink
  • Having a planner and a desk calendar that I write everything in, what I have to do, where I have to go, what I need, want, and the TIME of everything. It’s SOOOO important to stay organized, I cannot stress that enough
  • Keeping your room clean, hang/fold your clothes, keep your desk clean, keep yourself clean.
  • Exercise if you’re into that! It can definitely help!
  • Vent to new or old friends
  • Naps

And that’s all the suggestions I have! Keep in mind that I’m only a sophomore in college and am in no way a college guru. I can only give biased advice from personal experience, but I hope some of these things help you on your new journey! YOU’LL DO GREAT! Good vibes, and good luck lovely anon! ♥

geekvitamin:

Having a new printable planner is always exciting for high achievers!

I found a few on the web and I’ve posted links below. I didn’t link you guys directly to some of the download links, because I’m pretty sure the authors of the blogs wouldn’t appreciate that. 

For some links, there are several other planner designs on the respective bloggers, you guys might prefer them other than the one I posted here.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

There’s also a lot more there you can explore on your own here, here, here and here.

Enjoy!

imissnepeta:

the-soul-eater-alchemist:

You write a novel.

Everyone loves the novel.

Someone makes a movie based off your novel.

Your favorite actor is cast in the movie based on your novel.

You become best friends with said actor.

It can’t happen if you don’t sit your ass down and write your novel.

I love how this person just knows we fantasize about this