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If you’ve ever caught yourself lying in bed staring at the App Store, deciding whether or not to download Tinder, you’re not the only one. If you’ve ever caught yourself constantly deleting and re-downloading Tinder, trust me, you’re not the only one.

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With warm weather, flexible schedules and a break from classes for most students, summer is the perfect time to travel. However, finding the money explore the world isn’t always easy. I’ve put together 5 tips to help you travel on any budget:

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I know it’s not for everyone. It takes a certain personality for a person to get excited about spending their break slaving over a porch or landscaping. However, if possible, students should strive to volunteer more. Whether it is in their own backyard or 250 miles away, service is key for a…

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We’ve all made that silent promise of kicking the bad habit of all those late night McDonald’s runs and quick pick-me-ups in between classes that are filled with grease and processed ingredients, but we still go back to them.

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March is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing — spring break. If you’re one of the lucky few, you’ll be headed to the beach for a week of sun, sand and copious amounts of alcohol (if you’re of the legal drinking age, of course). Unfortunately for some, their week will be spe…

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“For me, when everything goes wrong, that’s when adventure starts” is one of my favorite quotes by Yvon Chouinard. Nothing so accurately describes this adventurous feeling of being safe when there is absolute chaos around you. Traveling is escaping your own reality, whether it be on a hike o…

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Almost everyone is looking to save a pretty penny when shopping, especially for makeup. All makeup lovers know tools and products can rob the bank account. Here are a few products and tools that can alleviate how much money is spent next time you are in need of a makeup haul.

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Being a college student is hard enough, but trying to find something to eat with very little free time can be nearly impossible. Sure, it’s easy to run into town or stop by the Center Court to have the same old things, but for those who are on a budget or don’t have many resources, here is t…

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There’s no time with greater potential for burnout than the second semester of the year. While you think you’ll return refreshed from winter break, it’s more likely that you’re saddened by the gloomy weather, all the homework on the horizon and the fact that you have to go back to your own c…

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After all that has happened in the past year, I found it extremely important that I celebrate Kwanzaa this year. So many lives have been lost at the hand of violence not only recently, but also throughout history, and it has become important for me to not only learn my own culture, but also …

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In college, finding your next meal can be expensive. Some can’t afford to spend $5 on a meal that will keep them full for only two hours. With that in mind, the most popular college student “go-to” is ramen. Depending on your nearest grocery store, ramen can cost you anywhere from 20 cents t…

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With the arrival of winter we have the reality of the temperatures plummeting, just like our motivation to go outside. While we all can enjoy a visually appeasing snowfall, and the idea of sipping hot cocoa by the fire; the reality of winter is a harsh one for college students. The majority …

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While there definitely isn’t a shortage of holiday activities, some are clearly better — and cheaper — than others. I’ve made a list of the best holiday traditions so you can skip the hassle of deciding what to do and get straight to the fun without breaking the bank.

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When choosing products to use on a daily basis, or even once, it is extremely important to make sure you are choosing wisely. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, each year, more than 100 million animals — including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guine…

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The last few weeks of the semester are upon us, and while most of the world is preparing for holiday festivities, college students are stressing out to the max as they prepare for what is undoubtedly one of the toughest weeks of the fall semester.. There is no doubt finals week is the worst …

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If you don’t know who Desi Perkins is, you're seriously missing out and should search her on YouTube right this instant.

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No matter who you are, everyone likes to smell good. It is always such a compliment when people notice you are wearing your favorite cologne or perfume because you probably spent a fortune on it.

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With Halloween only a few short days away, I am sure many of us have procrastinated our costume of choice. If you find yourself scrambling around looking for an affordable, easy to make costume at the last minute, here are some ideas.

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It’s almost that wonderful time of the year where Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and Christmas follows closely behind. It the midst of all the holiday cheer, you realize you have 32 homework assignments to do, 10 tests coming up and four group projects.

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This past week, three days consisted of 75-degree weather and sunny skies, and I honestly could not have been happier. This means fall is right around the corner. I know many people love summer, but here is why fall is the best season.

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Seeing as we’ve reached the advent of sweater season and the workload from classes is piling up, a good cup of piping hot coffee is more or less essential to a college student’s life.

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With the new year quickly approaching, some of you may be wondering how to spend the last night of 2015. In the Metro East and throughout St. Louis, here are 16 ways to ring in 2016 while staying on a budget. If you do plan to go out for the holiday, be aware of others on the road, and alway…

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In life, some people are only meant to be in the picture for a short period of time. As humans, we are constantly growing and changing — and there is nothing wrong with this; it’s simply the way things are meant to be. However, as sad as it may be, not everyone grows at the same pace we do. …

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When we were younger, the holidays were an exciting time filled with presents, treats and magic. It was all about the anticipation and excitement of the season. Looking back, we didn’t have a care in the world; when it snowed, we didn’t think twice about having to shovel or drive in it, it w…

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The holiday season is upon us and this can only mean one thing — parties, parties, parties. Unfortunately, they’re not the kinds of parties you have in mind. These could include family, work or even intimate gatherings with friends. Regardless of the type, each party has it’s own dress code …

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By now you have a good list running of online sources for affordable clothing, and you know the places that are either a waste of time or a potential risk to your security. There is one last place you should add to your list, and that’s moddeals.com.

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In my opinion, this site is a dud. It’s worth mentioning so no one wastes too much time browsing heavenlycouture.com. I have never ordered from this place because no matter how many times I bring myself to check it, I can never find anything I would ever wear.