Author Archives: Sarah Janz

20 Things Every UK Student Needs To Do Before Graduation

We don’t know who needs to hear this, but you need to start making the most of your time at the University of Kentucky. You know that old saying “Time flies when you’re having fun”? Well, it also flies when you’re cramming for finals, writing papers, and doing literally all the work for a “group” project.

Whether you’re a Wildcat graduating from UK this semester or in a few years, the last thing that you’ll want to have happen during Troy Bolton’s graduation speech is realize that you don’t have any great (sober) memories from your time at UK.

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Brr, It’s Cold in Here: 5 Hacks to Stay Warm and Lower Your Winter Heating Bill

If your guests have been asking you if you’re hiding the Toros cheer team from Bring it On somewhere in your house or apartment, it’s probably time to start considering winterizing your rental because seriously – BRRR it’s cold in here!

All great awful movie references aside, if you’re tired of spending an arm and a leg on trying to heat your place, you need to try a few of these simple hacks to keep your rental warm while lowering your winter heating bill.

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The College Ramen Diet: 5 Steps to Dress Up Your Ramen and Add Nutrition To Dorm Life

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If your meal prep is assigning 21 different packets of ramen as your weekday and weekend breakfast, lunch and dinner…. you’re probably a broke college student. Or a recently divorced dad. Either way, you’re definitely looking for a quick bite that won’t break the bank. Unfortunately, having ramen for every meal can go from I’M BEING BUDGET CONSCIOUS to MY LIFE IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL pretty quick.

But what if we told you that ramen doesn’t have to be boring?
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The 5 Worst Parts of Thanksgiving Break

For the naive freshmen, Thanksgiving break is thought to be a time to enjoy family, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some tasty food. And the idea of a long break from school to binge on Disney+ and take frequent naps sounds like a treat.

But to the experienced upperclassmen, we know what Thanksgiving break really is … a trap.

Don’t believe us? Here are 5 reasons that Thanksgiving break is the actual worst.

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Living in West Ames

Becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in Ames will help to determine which neighborhood will be the best fit for you throughout your college years. If you’re familiar with the city of Ames, you’ve probably heard of Campustown-the mix-use area of Ames located just south of the ISU campus filled with housing, entertainment, nightlife and dining options. While a lot of Iowa State students do choose to reside in Campustown, West Ames has grown to house more and more ISU students each year. Interested in living off-campus in West Ames? Check out West Ames rentals here.
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5 Simple Ways To Reduce Stress

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If you’re not stressed out about something, are you even in college? Stress is a natural part of life – a little stress can be helpful when it comes to kicking yourself into high gear to complete a big project or paper. Too much stress can overwhelm though, preventing you from focusing on getting one task done because you’re too worried you won’t get anything done. 

But there’s good news – there’s a lot you can do that will cut down your stress levels! If you integrate a few of the tips below, you’re sure to reduce your stress almost instantly.
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