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Life Academics

After slaving over endless tests, papers and projects, it’s good to reward yourself with beach trips and binge watching Orange Is the New Black or re-watching Gossip Girl (for the 10th time). But take the laziness level too far and you’ll be walking into class in September looking more like Crazy Eyes and less like the sophisticated, intelligent collegiette you really are. If you’re looking to sharpen your mind this summer and make sure that you enter class ready to learn, check out HC’s tips to keep your noggin in tip-top shape over the summer. 1. Cuddle up with a book It’s easy to forget...
These days, pretty much everyone takes notes electronically. Gone are the days of pencil and paper (for the most part), as we usually take our laptops or tablets to class to type out the most important points of a lecture. However, it’s pretty annoying to haul a laptop around all day, so we at Her Campus set out to see if we could find a tablet that works for note-taking so we can finally leave our laptops at home. We got a hold of two devices: a Surface 2 and an iPad Air. After testing both tablets, we named Microsoft’s Surface 2 the winner! While both were great at everything you’d expect...
While your friends are working their summer internships or studying abroad, you’ve found yourself back on campus taking summer classes. Campus has a different vibe during the summer that only summer-school students understand. From empty bars to busy classes, here are nine things summer school students experience during the not-so-normal semester. 1. Having to deal with freshmen who are new on campus and think they own the place. 2. Not having to worry about long wait times for the elliptical at the gym or finding a seat in the dining hall because campus is basically dead. 3. Feeling like...