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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-...
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Ah, professors. You see them every day, even on the days you don’t want to. They can be funny or strict, boring or brilliant. Sometimes we forget they’re real people, and the fate of your grade is literally in their hands. Love them or hate them, we all have to have them. Any collegiette will tell you that a professor can either make or break your classroom experience. Luckily for you, there are dozens of websites designed to help you avoid Dr. Lectures-a-Lot so you can take Professor Total-Hottie. Based on real collegiettes’ advice, here’s your go-to guide to professor rating websites, how...
For most pre-collegiettes, choosing the perfect college is no walk in the park. There are tons of factors that go into the decision process, including the school’s location, size, and ever-daunting cost of attendance. But one important aspect that shouldn’t be overlooked is the cultural makeup of the institution. Historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, are a source of deep pride for the black community. An HBCU might be the ideal choice for a prospective collegiette, but how do you know if it’s the right place for you? By definition, an HBCU is “any historically black college...