Owning the Kitchen: Basic Cooking Skills

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The Freshman 15 is no myth. Bad eating habits and new college students go together like peanut butter and jelly. And there are several key reasons why. First off, those who have open access to the college buffet via a meal plan have an open door to binge on their favorite (often fatty and carb-heavy) foods. Then there’s how fast-paced … Read More

Tips for Landing That First Entry-Level Job

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Are you done with restaurant gigs? Want to do some work experimentation with a part-time job in the field you’re pursuing? Or maybe you’re about to graduate and want to line-up gigs for summer? Wherever you are in your life, it is never too early and it is never too late to start researching and prepping your application and interview … Read More

Best Budgeting Tools

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It’s no secret that the public school system typically fails when it comes to teaching personal finance and budgeting. Ironically, we live in an age in which personal finance skills are at their most needed. It can be so hard to be a student on a budget, especially if you try and compare your spending always with those around you.  … Read More

Take Advantage of a Long Break

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With winter break fast approaching, you likely fall in one of two camps — you either know exactly what you’re going to do or you have no idea. One of the unique aspects of college life that separates it from full-on adulting is that, as a student, you have several long breaks from classwork to take advantage of. Winter break, … Read More

Not Sure About Your New Apartment? Open Things Up With These Tricks

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Welcome to your new home at the Cottages of Fort Collins! The goal of our construction was to create spacious, beautiful alternatives to traditional on-campus living situations. That said, as big as our apartments might be compared to dorm rooms, you might still feel them small to what you are used to. The good news is that there are some … Read More

5 Sunday Habits That Prep for a More Productive Week

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Fridays and Saturdays get a lot of attention in that these are the days many plan their weekends around. Friday evenings and nights spent out at college football games and parties with new friends. Meanwhile, Saturdays are the perfect day for new adventures and explorations. But what about Sundays? Sundays tend to be the days of sleeping in or last-minute … Read More

5 Healthy Breakfast Recipes for the Busy College Student

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Living at the Junction at College Station comes with many benefits — especially compared with on-campus dorm living. Here, you enjoy a large spacious apartment and access to amenities like a resort-style pool, outdoor gathering and grilling areas, and a fitness center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment. But what thing you don’t get, is wake-up and walk to the campus cafeteria … Read More

Ides of March? Toga Time!

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Sure, the Ides of March isn’t an official holiday, but the date does have enough history that warrants it as a good time to throw a party. Especially as this year the Ides of March (aka March 15) conveniently falls on a Friday! For those not in the know, this was the day poor Caesar was killed by his friends, … Read More