A little more than half of all DYC freshmen choose to live on campus. Many students choose to commute, because they live within an hour radius of the school. As for me, I’m from a little town in New York State called Ticonderoga, located 8 hours away from D’Youville. I’ve found that there are many benefits to leaving my hometown and going to college far away.
Freedom to make your own choices: We all go off to college to work towards our dream profession. I started off college as a pre-pharmacy major only to decide I want to go into nursing. When you live home or in close proximity to home you lose the ability to choose 100% for yourself. For traditional students Mom and Dad want you to do one thing, while you may want to do another. Because I was far from home I was capable of making the choice of switching my major without the input from my parents (who were insistent upon me becoming a pharmacist). Continue reading
You may think that it’s impossible to eat healthy at college. However, eating healthy at D’Youville is possible, you just have to pay attention to what you are eating. I’m going to give a quick run through and compare desirable meal alternatives from the PVR, the Spot Cafe, and eating on your own turf.
What to eat @ Spot Cafe-
Spot Cafe offers many healthy food choices. They offer many different salads and wraps (the chicken wraps are amazing). They have a basket of fruit right next to the cash register with apples and oranges. They offer juices such as strawberry kiwi, orange, apple, and cranberry apple. They even offer tea.
At the Spot Cafe avoid the Little Ceasar’s pizza and opt for a salad instead.
Ask any freshman in college and they will tell you that college is nothing like high school. A freshman’s first semester is a lot of trial and error (and many mistakes). In order to succeed in college, freshmen need to find out what works for them and what really doesn’t. Here are examples of some of my experiences as a freshman and how they helped me (or hurt me). Continue reading
The two things guaranteed for all college students are stress and debt. Some students even stress themselves out about their debt. The college experience is stressful enough with daily drama, then by adding tests, papers, projects, and work – it can be nearly unbearable. By doing some research and asking the advice of some classmates, I have tips for handling stress that will surely help you. Continue reading