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

Dress up your ramen - Vanesa Anaya-Aldana

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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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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What Majors Would The Stranger Things Cast Choose?

Summer is in full swing, the Fourth of July is on the horizon, and we can practically taste the sweet, sweet nostalgia of a Bomb Pop and Summer Break. But the cast of Stranger Things is growing up fast, and while saving Hawkins from an impending Sci-Fi apocalypse might seem like the only thing on the priority list, it might be time to put some real thought into what the future holds, and what majors they should choose when it’s finally time to leave the nest and forge their own paths in college—that is, if the town hasn’t been completely overrun by the forces at work.

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Which Disney character is your roommate?

Could you share an apartment with your favorite Disney character? It’s great to live with friends to save on the expenses of an apartment, but great friends don’t always make great roommates!

Sometimes you get lucky and your roommate situation works out perfectly, but rarely do all the types of roommates fit your preferences. We’ve made a list of some of your favorite popular Disney characters and associated them with the classic roommate archetypes that are so prevalent throughout life. The Lazy Roommate, the Clingy Roommate – you know the ones we’re talking about, because certainly you’ve had at least one. Continue reading

Landlord Spotlight: Aspen Springfield

Every action an apartment takes with a current resident or prospective renter has meaning to it. They all say something about the apartment and ultimately define the apartment. It’s hard to control how every property manager, leasing agent and community manager communicate, but there is one easy way to make sure that your student-focused apartment is communicating the right message to tenants and potential future tenants alike: social media. Continue reading

The Most Popular Filters Students Use to Find Their Place

Ever wonder what goes into a student’s decision when they’re looking for a place to live? If you answered yes, you’re thinking about the right things when it comes to finding new student tenants. If you answered no … what’s the deal? These are the occupants that keep your units full – you should be taking what they want into consideration.

Being a leader in this industry doesn’t happen by overlooking the small details. Knowing what filters students are clicking on might seem like a small detail, but understanding these patterns is really understanding the things that matter most to the students who are in the comparison stage of looking for a place to live. Knowing how students function here will help you improve your listing and how you navigate converting your leads to leases.

So what was popular? Pools? Tanning beds? Coffee bars? Nah. Students keep it much more simple than you’d think. Continue reading

Making Your College Apartment Study-Friendly

When you move into your first off-campus apartment in college, it can be a little overwhelming. You’ve never had this level of freedom before! So what do you do with it? If you want to set yourself up for success, you should start by making your place as study-friendly as possible.

There are lots of ways to let your grades slip when you’re living on your own, but if you follow these tips you should have no problem staying focused and ready for whatever challenges the world of higher education throws at you!

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How To Take Advantage Of Lake Ontario At SUNY Oswego

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If you’re planning on attending SUNY Oswego this year, there’s one thing you shouldn’t neglect: Lake Ontario! Bordering Oswego to the north an expanding for miles in every direction, it seems like one of the world’s largest freshwater bodies of water would be impossible to miss. But you’d be surprised at how many Oswego students don’t know about all the wonderful activities happening at the water’s edge (and on the water’s surface, and beneath the water… but we’ll get to that shortly).

Since you’re going to need a relaxing break from searching for apartments and houses for rent near SUNY Oswego at some point, we’ve created a list of just some of the great things Lake Ontario has to offer its college residents.

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10 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself From Rental Scams in College

College is a tough time. You’re tired, stressed, overworked but somehow still broke (?) and unfortunately, you’re an easy target for scams. Rental scams have swept the nation in many different forms successfully scamming college students out of thousands of dollars and a place to live.

Rental scammers have multiple ways of targeting their victims, and it seems as if the only way to save yourself from these scams is to completely avoid them all together. So, how do you do that? A good first step is understanding what a rental scam is.

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