At 11 a.m. on a Wednesday, I sit in front of a diverse and amazing group of young men and women in the Latino Club at Front Range Community College. As I listened to their stories and diverse experiences I am reminded that it’s that wonderful time of year again. It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which […]
You’ve registered for classes and have your supplies and books. Looks like you’re ready for college! Not so fast. Have you braced yourself for some of the newness that is about to come your way? During this final month of summer, take a quick run-through of this “mental preparation” checklist and make sure you have […]
As a queer student, I know from many, many personal experiences that being non-straight and not cisgender (cisgender means someone who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth) can feel like an island. With the recent push for campus inclusivity, it can leave one wondering “What does inclusivity mean about my experience here?” […]
April is Stress Awareness Month, which is a good time for college students to take a deep breath and remind themselves that everyone encounters challenging times in life—it’s all how you react and manage them. This national effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress is […]
We’ve all been there. You have a lot to do and don’t know where to begin. You start your hour-long break between classes by returning a few emails and suddenly it’s time to head to your next class. Or, your “quick” Facebook break turns into 90 minutes. It’s easy to waste time on unimportant activities, […]
Attention, college students: If staying organized is one of your New Year’s resolutions, your smartphone opens up a world of possibilities. Last year, we offered a list of excellent time management, study tool, and to-do list apps, all of which still make the grade if you need help staying on top of your academic life. […]
If you’re a junior in high school (or the parent of one), it’s a race to the finish line—and you’ll be packing bags for college before you know it. Not so fast, though. There’s a lot to do between now and then: researching colleges, investigating financial aid, visiting schools that interest you, taking the ACT […]
As we dust off our backpacks and return to school this month, we all want to start the new semester off on the right foot. To help you find some inspiration to do just that, take a minute and let these words of wisdom sink in.