5 Things to Avoid at Bloomsburg University

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There are many great things at Bloomsburg University and some things that are not so great. Avoid these, and you can make your time at Bloomsburg a fun, educational, and social experience. 1.) Fast Food Bloomsburg has many food options, but some aren’t appetizing. One of the top things to avoid in Bloomsburg are foods that aren’t healthy (or tasty). Aside from major fast food chains everywhere, there are greasy pizza places in town (Nap’s Pizza in particular). Beware of the campus food (Husky, Roongo’s and Commons) and items at convenience stores (UniMart and Bloom Tobacco). There was nothing nourishing or fresh available on campus and very limited...

5 Things to Avoid at California State University, Long Beach

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College can be a stressful time with all the pressures of our social and academic obligations, there is no need for things that make life harder. At a big university like California State University, Long Beach, no one is going to hold your hand; your education is really what you make of it, so it is important to be on top of it. That being said, here are five tips regarding things to avoid while at California State University, Long Beach. 1.) Natural Disasters 101. There are certain GE requirements that, no matter how many AP credits you’ve come into college with, you just can’t avoid the physical and biological sciences are among the required classes...

5 Things to Avoid at University of Colorado Boulder

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1.) Driving on Campus on 4/20 No amount of obstacle dodging car video games will be able to prepare you for driving at University of Colorado Boulder on 4'20. Each year, thousands of marijuana lovers flock to the campus of University of Colorado Boulder just to smoke on Norlin Quad "a big grassy area just in front of the library." I learned this one the hard way. Not being a marijuana enthusiast myself, I had no idea that April 20th was a marijuana themed holiday and so I unknowingly drove my car onto Broadway, the street that runs along the western side of campus. I didn’t even make it one block when a huge group of people walked right into the street and...

5 Things You Must Avoid as a Student at College of the Redwoods

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Community colleges are starting points for people from all kinds of backgrounds with a variety of goals for their education and career paths. Some go to get certified for a technical career, others go with the intent of transferring to a four year university, and still others go knowing they want an education but are unclear about their direction or ultimate goals. That last one was my own experience and I have ended up studying consciousness in post graduate work as well as practical pursuits with indigenous communities. I would never have guessed that when I was a student at College of the Redwoods! The point is that we all have different life paths and there...

Five Things to Avoid at College of Staten Island

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Everyone looks forward to the best parts of college, but what about the parts that aren’t so great? Attending the College of Staten Island is an overall pleasant experience that is not without its disadvantages. Here are some tips on what to avoid or try to avoid during your years on campus: 1.) Parking Tickets Take it from me; you can’t trick your way into a free spot on campus. A parking decal costs about $109/year, and that’s a steal compared to the amount of debt you’ll wrack up from tickets. According to the campus faculty, visitors to the college who do not go to the school can park safely in the lot next to the gym. Naturally, students try to...

5 Things to Avoid at Carnegie Mellon University

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While it is useful to know the best things to do in college, sometimes it is just as important to know what to avoid. Below are 5 things that I recommend you avoid at Carnegie Mellon University. Following this guidance will help you stay safe, save money, and remain focused. 1.) Parking on campus Although the parking garage may be more expensive if you are only going to be on campus for a short period of time, you avoid the risk of returning to your vehicle to find a parking ticket. Streets on campus are monitored by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, and they do not hesitate to issue tickets to students who forget to pay the hourly rate! Parking is free...

5 Things To Avoid At York College of Pennsylvania

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There are obvious rules to follow, whether spoken or unspoken, in order to keep out of trouble when attending college. Don’t get caught with illegal substances, don’t skip class, and don’t overwhelm yourself with too many classes at once, etc. goes for any school but for the York College of Pennsylvania, there are a few other things to watch out for 1.) Don’t live on campus or purchase a meal plan when you don’t have to. Now, this isn’t altogether avoidable as underclassman freshman, sophomores and juniors are required by YCP to live on campus. As a freshman, you will not have access to a kitchen so a meal plan is also necessary. There are a few...

5 Things to Avoid at University of South Florida, Tampa

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1.) Taking Morning Classes if You’re Not a Morning Person As much as we’d like to believe that as soon as we enter college, we would immediately be in “adult mode,” this is simply not the case. Time management is essential to success, as is knowing yourself and your personal tendencies. I had to learn the hard way that 8AM classes just weren’t for me. Depending on the class, attendance may be recorded, and if you’re late, you may be counted absent, meaning that you miss out on valuable information, and that your overall grade will be adversely affected. This also goes for late night classes. My first semester, I had a three hour calculus class that...

5 Things to Avoid at University of Utah

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The University of Utah is a wonderful school. It is a great place to learn about the world, and to learn about your self. Yet, there are a few things to be avoided while at The U. The majority are just inconveniences that can be avoided by a little foresight. The following list will help you navigate some of the few difficult or strenuous events that you might encounter at The Utah. 1.) Parking If you are going to park on campus be ready for a nightmare. Buying a pass doesn't ensure you will find a spot near your class, or even a spot at all. The park permit system has multiple tiers. If you are set on parking look into getting an 'I' pass instead of the...

5 Things To Avoid at Tompkins Cortland Community College

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There are always certain aspects of a school to shy away from or completely bypass. The shoddy dining hall food, the seemingly pointless classes, the dull professors, etc. It’s always a bummer when you find yourself indulging in such unfortunate situations that could’ve been avoided. Here’s a quick list of things you might want to sidestep in your scholarly pursuit at Tompkins Cortland Community College. 1.) Living On Campus While having the convenience of being in walking distance to the main campus is certainly appealing, it does have its limited benefits. Living on campus can be quite expensive. You could be paying more than four times the rent...