Have you had an argument with your roommate? Stressing about your roommate’s nail clippings or socks on the floor? It can always get worse. This post brings in some of the most jaw-dropping college roommate experiences posted recently on Reddit.

Roommate’s Psycho Girlfriends

One guy recorded the on-going argument of his roommate’s girlfriend going crazy on him. The guy’s calm demeanor in listening to the vicious fight indicates how normal this type of fight could be.

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Food Insecurity

Food insecurity on campus is a growing trend and needs action. “Data from a survey of more than 4,000 students at 10 institutions around the country revealed that one in five was hungry, and 13 percent were homeless” (source).

#RealCollege

Temple University and Wisconsin HOPE Lab are currently hosting #RealCollege hashtag on Twitter.

The aim behind this hashtag is to draw attention to the food insecurities that undergraduate students often face while they study.

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The Desire to Get into Computer Science

I’ve often wondered what it would take to become a software developer. There is a lot going for software developers who often get high salaries, awesome perks and benefits, paid-time-off, and so on. Did I forget to mention a very casual workplace where you can wear what you want? However, I scoff at the idea of going to college all over again to reinvent myself.  Yet, I am not alone in wanting to take a career shift.

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Preventing Aggression

We are barely beginning to recover from the gruesome Las Vegas attacks at James Aldean’s concert this past weekend. What we’ve learned so far about the killer shows next to no warning signs of a killer.

College students are at the cusp of their adult lives and may be wondering at this point, is this the world we want to live in?

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What can Social Psychology Tell us about Making and Keeping Friends in college?

By this time in the semester, a lot of first-time freshmen are asking the age-old question, “Why am I not making any friends in college?!” Well, of course, others may be so bogged down with friendships that they might not realize that many of those friendships may not last past the college years.

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One of my greatest concerns in college was personal safety. I was bitterly aware of the high crime rate on campus and had been a victim on more occasions than I’d like to share. In any case, my schedule was all over the place in my freshman year, and I had to walk in the dark, alone, multiple times through the week. My mom’s advice was to carry mace. I did carry it, but it was so obvious,

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This post is just a quick change of pace. I wanted to share with you the books I’m reading this month. The books we read tell so much about us, and I thought it would be a unique way for you to get to know me.

Books I’m Reading in September

Cool Japan Guide

Don’t ask me why — I know next to nothing about the Japanese culture, but I love sushi.

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Before college, my parents gave me two pieces of advice that I wanted to share with you as many College Mamma’s readers are just starting out in college for the first time. This post is being shared in honor of my father who was just diagnosed with cancer for the second time. [Prayers appreciated.]

Life Advice from Dad

dad's advice

“If you ever see a couple trying to get a picture of themselves,
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Fall semester at many colleges is just getting started. This is the point where you need to make the best impression on your teacher. This post contains five of the most helpful strategies for impressing your professor.

Why Is a First Impression Important?

Believe it or not, even with high credentials, doctorates, post docs, graduate degrees and all levels of certification, college professors are not inherently unbiased and non-judgemental. In all honesty, the judgment begins in the first class.

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