Tag Archives: first-year tips

11 Must-Have Apps for College Students

Ever wonder if there is an easier way to keep yourself organized, on budget, or in shape? Well with today’s technology, we can have tools to help us right at our fingertips. There are so many apps out there that can do so much and many can help college students control our crazy schedules. Here […]

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Healthy Eating on a College Budget

Every college student or high school senior has heard of the stereotypical weight gain associated with first-year college students. One of the main issues students face is trying to save money while eating as much as possible. Fast food is cheap food, but not healthy food. Consuming too much of it can result in unwanted […]

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Pointer Family Q&A: Transitioning to College

UW-Stevens Point student Val Every and her mom recently interviewed each other about their experiences during Val’s transition from high school senior to first-year college student. Val, now a sophomore at UWSP, and her mom also shared how their relationship has changed over time. Question 1 Were you ready for Val to move away and why? Mom: […]

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Top 5 Ways to Cope With Homesickness

Speaking from personal experience, homesickness is real, especially the first semester of your first year in college. You are adjusting to living on your own in a different place, working on making friends and living a completely new life. Homesickness can really start to eat at you. Here are five ways I combatted homesickness. Hopefully, […]

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