Student Life – The University Network We help students save! Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:56:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Student Life – The University Network 32 32 Are You Stuck on the Treadmill? Challenging and Overcoming Monotony Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:50:30 +0000 I grumpily shut off my high-pitched alarm that begins ringing punctually at 8:00 a.m every morning: the sign of daunting, awaiting responsibilities, a fresh cup of coffee with almond milk, and the excitement of a new, undiscovered day in New York City. I begin my usual cycle of repeatedly hitting snooze until the very last possible minute, savoring every last second in the solace of the warm comforter that wraps me like a burrito. I roll out of my bed and begin to complete my daily routine mindlessly: get dressed, eat breakfast (usually oatmeal), sprint a few blocks to class ]]> NYC Brunch Guide For College Students On a Budget Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:25:35 +0000 New York City is known for its delicious, mouth-watering brunches, but when you’re a student on a strict college budget, it can be frustrating to live next door to the most expensive brunch spots. Sometimes it seems like the closest I can get to delectable avocado toast and stacks of warm pancakes is looking at pictures on Instagram as I fill myself with food envy. Despite the high prices of NYC food, there is a way to enjoy decadent brunch without destroying your wallet. Remember, it is important to treat yourself amidst the omnipresent stress that is college, so indulge ]]> Participate in National Pecan Month! Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:37:27 +0000 Snacking healthy is good for you and the pecan nut is a great choice. You can incorporate pecans in a meal or snack or eat them separately. Pecans are low in calories, naturally free of sodium, tasty, crunchy, and a great source of protein for days when you don’t want to eat meat. Pecans are affordable and nutritious, so make them your choice of nuts to eat this spring. Start today and be on your road to health.   April is National Pecan Month, and you can participate by sharing pecans with your friends, family, classmates, and colleagues, or even ]]> Pros and Cons of Living On Campus vs. Off Campus Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:26:36 +0000 Undergraduate students have the exciting opportunity to live away from home. Most universities and colleges provide dorms for students, but some also give students the option to live off campus. The off-campus option is usually for the upperclassmen rather than incoming freshmen. In fact, many universities and colleges require freshmen to live on-campus for the first year, which helps ease transition into college. However, for those of you having a hard time making the decision, here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of each option. Pros of Living On Campus There are many advantages to living in a college ]]> The Daunting Task: How to Prepare For Finals Week Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:34:25 +0000 Finals week is right around the corner, and stress levels are coming to a boil. Jaws are starting to clench and hair is getting messier by the minute. Coffee shops may love this time of year, but for most students, this is the week we dread. Finals are inevitable; it is just something we have learned to live with. But that doesn’t make it any less distressing. The term ‘dead week’ refers to the week leading up to finals. Most professors don’t assign very much work in hopes that their students will use that time to prepare for the final. ]]> 5 Easy Tips to Avoid Senior 15 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:13:05 +0000 Senior year of college is an experience you’ll never forget. From turning 21 to having real world jobs, you will be going through a whole bunch of new life changes. But a common trend goes unnoticed throughout senior year — the health changes that take place among seniors. When you have just about a hundred things going on in your mind, from exams to your future, your health and body might be the last thing you have time to think about.   It’s obvious that these bodily changes occur because of what college seniors put themselves through. Frequent drinking and ]]>