Get giveaways and the hottest HC content in your inbox!

Sign up for HC Study Break
Get HC in your inbox!

High School Preparing for College

College can seem like a never-ending shopping spree… in a bad way. Up until this point in your academic career, all you had to worry about was buying new school supplies and maybe a new backpack or outfit here and there. But with college comes a whole new lifestyle, and the costs of that new lifestyle can add up. Follow these tips to help you stay on budget in style and avoid stealing plastic utensils from the dining halls! 1. Make a list. The best way to make sure you don’t overbuy and spend money on random “essentials” is to figure out exactly what your essentials are for dorm life. When...
Fall semester is quickly approaching, which means you’re probably thinking about the next part of your life and all of the new experiences lined up for you: living with a roommate, sharing a bathroom with strangers, meeting guys at parties and joining cool clubs. Oh yeah, and there’s also, um, college classes, aka the reason you (or your parents) are paying a truckload of money to be in college in the first place. You may have gotten away with slacking off once in a while in high school, but college classes are different —for example, if you fail a class, you’ll have to pay thousands of...
Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility of spending an entire year with someone who might be your new best friend or just someone who sleeps in the other bed. Luckily, HC is here to provide you with a few tips on getting to know your roomie before it’s time to move in! 1. Talk on the phone or Skype By talking on the phone, Skyping, or FaceTiming with your roommate, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know a few things about her before moving in. For Julia Flaherty, a senior at the University of Wisconsin-...