Delgado Community College- Recent Activity

TODAY! At Delgado's fine campus in city park, from 6 – 8 p.m., a free Final Cut Pro X demonstration will be taught in the DMEC computer lab.
With schools located throughout Louisiana, the 90 year old Delgado Community College is a shining example of the potential and impact a community college can have on a student’s life. Its student body is increasing rapidly as students realize the importance this two year educational institution can make.
The college offers a tour of the city of New Orleans, which provides information about the rich and deep history of the city. The tour guides must be licensed which is not mandated by every tour. Seven years ago the school established a Quality Enhancement Plan to improve the performance of their students. Seven years later, the QEP is working well and enhancing the lives and education of Louisiana.
For this upcoming fall semester 2012, the University of New Orleans has helped relieve the over populated Delgado of their crowding by setting aside five classrooms on their location.
Delgado, unlike other schools, has a chancellor instead of a president. A new chancellor was recently named and met with the schools' students.
In news regarding professors, Mrs. Susan Hague received the Fulbright grant to teach in a foreign country. She will be leaving her job as a speech professor to educate children in India.
Another professor making an impact on the local community is Fine Arts and Music Philosopher and Professor is Mr. Peter Cho, who was interviewed on his stance on music and racial harmony especially through jazz. Mr. Cho focused and added to the life and legend of jazz musician Luis Armstrong.
Delgado graduates can expect a joyful career. Alumni have made impacts on local and surrounding communities and have gone so far as to make the states' board of governors.
According to our research, Delgado's top three most popular degrees are in Business Administration, Liberal Arts, and Nursing.
In response to rapid expansion, Delgado is also adding to their curriculum including one of their newer programs: Service Learning. Service Learning gives back to the community while at the same time students earn a grade and college credit. It is this abstract and creative approach to learning that makes their students so successful. The school has also added a Digital Media Education Center or, DMEC, which teaches students of all abilities ranging from beginner to expert.
The schools baseball field, Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, is 55 years old and isn't named after the Delgado Dolphins. Instead it was dedicated to Cyril Kirsch and Robert Rooney, residents of the surrounding Lakeview Louisiana area. Another interesting aspect of Delgado, is their kindness and help for the disabled which is seen in their rehabilitation center which has been helping the handicapped for decades.

Founded: 1921
Years: Two
Main Campus Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Colors: Green and Gold
Mascot: Dolphins
School Website:

Bad habits freshmen learn while being away from home

So you're away from home and away from the rules of your parents now and you're thinking "No rules, let's have all the college fun!". Well you're absolutely wrong, and those thoughts are a sign of immaturity and lacks the foresightedness needed to graduate. Don't worry though you will learn. The following bad habits are often formed as a young adult living away from home and can have lasting effects. Decisions made as a college student will impact the rest of your life. You're parents were smarter than you thought, so listen wisely because they tried to raise you properly!
#1. Tobacco
Why not? You're 18 (here in the USA) and can purchase cigarettes if you want. This is an addictive and harmful habit to begin. Without having to worry about parents catching a smell of your clothing, students often feel smoking is a harmless way to relax or take the edge off, when in actuality, tobacco, or nicotine specifically, is addictive and carcinogenic. Many smokers say they started smoking in college when their parents weren't looking over their shoulder. Creating an addictive habit like this can make going home difficult because there are only two choices: tell your parents you use tobacco or try and cover it up/ stop using. By telling them you are using tobacco you run the risk of them not supporting you with spending money or if they are really strict you could lose your freedom. By trying to stop cold turkey when you visit home you will be irritable and not your normal self around your loved ones.
#2. Drinking Alcohol
Of course, who doesn't have a beer or two at a party in college? Students would be surprised that a lot of college students don't participate in using alcohol especially if they are under the legal age (21 in the U.S.). The majority of college students do try a beer, so know your limits and realize the decisions you make under the influence could be embarrassing, illegal, or inappropriate. Normal rational thinking goes out the window when alcohol is in the mix and emotions can run wild. Deciding to drive after even one beer as a student will get you a driving under the influence charge. Greeks who use peer pressure to get their frat or sorority pledges to binge drink are not true friends. Drinking also leaves remaining after effects such as liver damage and hangovers. Waking up early or trying to study and learn new material while hungover is frustrating and more problematic than it needs to be.
#3. Sleeping too much (or too little!)
Don't become lazy as a student! Mom is not there to wake you up every morning for school so make sure you have a reliable alarm clock. Make sure you earn your sleep! Nothing is more valuable than time especially as a student. Sleeping in all Saturday and not being productive is a bad habit and will lead to unemployment, lack of social life, and ultimately depression. Look in to exercising more. Believe it or not, getting your heart rate up relieves stress and will give you more energy throughout the day, while at the same time helping you fall asleep at night. Sleeping too much will cause bad study habits and your grades will reflect your constant snoozing. Waking up for early classes can be difficult, so avoid partying into the late hours of night.
On the flip-side of sleeping too much, there is the problem of not sleeping enough. A sign of sleep deprivation is also a sign of poor time management. There is no bed time or curfew in college so you can stay out as late as you want, however, your brain will not function at its potential and this will harm your educational advancement. There was a student who once went 4 straight days with no sleep and stayed up on caffeine. By the third day she was unproductive and couldn't focus. We tried to convince her to get some sleep or see a doctor in case she had insomnia. By the fourth day she fell asleep at 11am and didn't wake up until 3am. This was a huge problem for her sleep schedule as normal people don't sleep and wake at those hours. She said it took an entire week for her to get her sleep cycle back on track. Don't be dumb and stay up all night, because you're body won't be working at its full potential.
#4. Eating Proper Meals
Having a homecooked meal every night kept you healthier than you previously thought- and it probably tasted better than the school's cafeteria. Now, without a structured set of authoritarians watching your diet you are free to eat all the donuts and pastries you want. However, this can lead to diabetes and obesity which are leading causes of illness and death in the U.S.A. It is important for parents to help raise their children with respect for a proper diet and healthy lifestyle. This is because the habits they formed as kids are going to carry with them throughout adulthood. A college schedule is also hard to eat three balanced meals at the same time everyday. Make sure to avoid sugars and limit caffeine usage.

By avoiding these four habits: smoking, drinking, sleeping, and eating; the young man or woman will be ready to live a mature, healthy, and responsible life. It is important to hang around a good group of friends. A students' peers are shown to have an incredible impact on their thoughts and decisions, including whether or not to partake in the aforementioned four habits.
College is a time of learning life lessons and deciding for yourself what will be done with your gifts and talents. However, immature decisions can lead to life altering consequences. Now that you are an adult you don't have to follow your parents rules, however, you will have to reap the consequences of ignoring how you were raised because you will now be seen as an adult.

College Sports: Meeting a Student-Athlete

When it comes to playing sports in college, no matter if it's football, baseball, soccer, track, or whatever, students realize that their athletic training will add stress to an already busy and unfamiliar schedule. Make sure the school offers the sport. Many smaller schools will not offer clubs such as lacrosse or ice-hockey. This is especially true with women's sports. Few freshmen make varsity level teams. A red shirt freshman is eligible to play for five years and not just four. For this reason, he just practices and gets to know the team for his first year. A red shirt freshman is not a freshman who made the roster but has to wait a year. This is how a fifth year senior happens on the collegiate sports level. Walk-on freshman to a well unified and arranged college sports team can be a difficult transition. Walk-on freshman play for the team without a scholarship. A scholarship to play college level guarantees your spot on the team.
College football brings in a lot of revenue for schools. Often students will be able to receive scholarships to attend the university if their performance is impressive enough. There are many different athletic divisions including the NCAA, WAC, and Ivy League. These divisions are based on region as well as school size and ability. Division one is the most competitive and expects a high level of performance and athletic talent from their players.
Baseball in college is nothing compared to football or basketball. This is obvious when college basketball goes through March Madness or when college football teams compete in the various bowl games. Collegiate sports are based on three divisions. There are also collegiate teams that compete outside these divisions and NCAA, and are usually more laid back and can even be taught by an instructor so it is a learning experience just as much as it is a competitive or training routine. Syracuse is a great football school.
We spoke with a college athlete who was attending a state school on a scholarship. He played varsity basketball and explained the differences between junior varsity and varsity. From what he said, it was obvious there was a large difference in the amount of athletic talent and contrast in the level of competition. The athlete told us that he was offered a larger scholarship to play football elsewhere, but he wanted to make sure that if he didn't make the big leagues, that at least he had his education to fall back on. He said sports were on his top three priorities in life. As we finished the interview with this gentleman, a few co-eds came up and started talking with Mr. Big Shot. The social advantages to performing well on a college team were obvious. Competition is very tight to get on the roster, but the training relaxes him when it comes time to study. Many athletes cannot handle the work load of strengthening their mind and bodies and end up having to make a decision between the two. This is why student athletes who maintain a high grade point average are well respected.
It is understood by most athletes that there is always a chance that their dreams of playing professionally won't happen. This is why they must make sure that their grades stay above a 3.0. If their academics fall below that, they run the risk of missing career opportunities, as well as ruining their education. Experience playing in high level sports, such as basketball, swimming, or track and field, demonstrates a student's ability to be above average by setting their minds to something and succeeding at a difficult task.
For readers who are more interested in the actual sport, rather than the extreme training and competition that comes with varsity level sports, an intramural division or club is recommended.
Student athletes often have difficulty managing their time. It is important to get enough rest to allow the body to heal itself. Playing sports in college, however, is the best and most common way of being able of making it to the professional stage of the sport. Online colleges do not offer their students chances that other colleges offer to get seen by prospective recruiters and drafters.
Many students are devastated when they realize they won't be able to play their favorite sport in college. Maybe it wasn't their favorite sport, but was a sport they thought they were the best in. Being cut from the team or being told that you aren't a good enough player for them to use can be crushing. The NCAA keeps sports rosters online and they can be found for decades in the past.
Athletes also run the risk of injury. If improper techniques or mechanics are used in sport a horrible accident could occur that would handicap a young person early on in life. Red shirts have the ability to come back and play for a fifth year if they take the entire season out. This is another great way to catch up and stay ahead academically. Fifth year senior athletes usually have a low-intensity academic schedule so they can train and practice longer and harder. Also, just like those who focus excelling in school, an athlete must get plenty of rest and take care of their body. This means no late night parties or shindigs. Student athletes, especially popular ones, are often like celebrities at their college. Their social life shines with other students who want to meet them.
College sports can be a great addition to a job resume especially if the interviewer also played that sport or was a fan of your team. College sports also help if the student is interested in working at a sporting goods store selling items and trading stories. Few freshmen make college teams.

Pre-Exam Stress in College

It's the day of a big test and you've studied, but are still extremely nervous. Whether or not you pass or fail the course relies on doing well on this exam. The instructor hands out the exams and you take a look at the first question. Suddenly, your mind goes blank! This is just an example of one the many negative effects stress can have on a student before taking a test. How can college students avoid stress before an exam? College Cranium offers the following advice to not just freshman.

Confidence in preparation!

As a student, your primary responsibility is going to class and learning the material. That being said, it is important to study hard and study properly before an important test. Don't allow yourself to fall behind in the class especially early in the semester (or quarter). Most classes give students opportunities to make up for a failed test.
Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before a valuable test. This means no "all-nighters" and studying into the early hours of the morning. Study weeks in advance, and get a good nights sleep. This also means no partying or excessive energy drinks late at night. Be confident that you have prepared properly and that way sleep will come easy because you will not be anxious. Before the test, do a quick review of everything that you have been reviewing.
Another important aspect of performing well on the exam is to ask your professor questions about information that you do not understand or seems too complex. If you are a student who often gets stressed out before a test, you may also be too shy to ask questions. Don't be! Even if you must go to the teacher after class hours, it is vital that the information is understood so you won't worry and stress out before the test.
Make sure you keep organized so the exam does not sneak up on you. Keep a list of important dates for when papers or exams are due. By staying on track and organized, the student does not have to worry about missing essential deadlines for classes. Also, find healthy ways to relieve stress such as going for a walk or run. Exercise is a great method to deal with anxiety and it can relax the student prior to taking the test. Eating a well-balanced meal and a multivitamin before going to class can do wonders for a students concentration and performance ability. Meditation has worked for many college students as a means of releasing negative energy and replacing it with the confidence and focus needed to succeed on examinations.
Talking to the universities guidance counselor can be beneficial in calming an anxious student. Take a few deep breathes before the test is handed out and realize that every student is just as anxious and nervous about the test as the next student. Visualize a time in the past where you performed well on a test, and remind yourself that you always do better than you think you do.
Another piece of advice that works for a lot of college freshman is listening to music before taking a test that they have been stressing over all week. This will calm them down and allow them to focus on their goal. It is important to study and prepare many days in advance so that the brain has enough time to absorb all the new material that is being taught at college.
Finally, a key factor in exam and test performance is having a positive attitude. Visualize yourself doing well on the test and how relieved and excited you will be to have gotten a good grade. In college, exam performance reflects how hard you worked. You must earn your grade. Studying a few hours the night before a test will not work in college. Exams cover a lot of information and most of the questions can be detailed or accumulative so make sure you understand what is expected of a college student. Keep in mind you are learning this knowledge to better yourself at whatever job or career you choose!
If you follow College Cranium's advice you will certainly be relaxed and perform to higher expectations by avoiding pre-exam anxiety. However, just remember to always study in advance and be a prepared and organized student.

College Cranium visits and reviews University of Cambridge

Cambridge Blue [*2]
College Cranium wanted to review an international college and after much deliberation, a crew of three journalists including myself decided to go to England and to see what the University of Cambridge was all about. The reporters for College Cranium generally focus on institutions in the United States, particularly the Ivy Leagues, because of the schools give most excellent tours, and their reputation behooves them. Their were some difficulties that made our international visit more strenuous and less of a vacation then our earlier national college reviews, however, when we made it to Cambridge on College Open Day, our expectations were exceeded. [*1]

Back on topic, College Cranium found that the University of Cambridge has the same prestigious reputation around England that the Ivy League schools had back home. This public university had many differences compared to the U.S.A., for example instead of presidents and vice-presidents, the school was run by a Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor. Another multifarious fact about Cambridge is its ancient establishment date. This school is over 500 years older than the oldest college (yes, Ivy League) in the States! Cambridge university, along with Oxford (future review pending from College Cranium!), created the Blue athletic award.
Cambridge boasts an incredibly large number of international students, both inside and outside the European Union. Students agree that self-motivation, passion, flexibility, and confidence are definitely required characteristics to succeed in your studies at Cambridge. Cambridge also boasts a 3 year requirement for students to receive their undergraduates degree. England also has much less student debt than the United States does. This student debt is caused by improper decisions such as to receive a student loan. College Cranium was impressed by the financial aid and support Cambridge offers. This fantastic international college felt as if their were thousands of clubs and organizations active on their campus. Students are told they are among thousands of intellectual thinkers all with common goals, although their area of study may differ. Cambridge has specific colleges for both bachelor of arts and bachelor of science. Theology, natural sciences, chemical engineering, and Asian and Middle Eastern studies are just a few of the courses offered to students who are lucky enough to attend Cambridge as an undergraduate. Cambridge also offers a graduate college. After a tour of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge's Art Museum, we were astounded by the treasures and spectacular art swag found inside.

[*1]To review this United Kingdom University, we renewed our visas and set our destination to Cambridge, England. Our passports were difficult to come by because we were outside of the European Economic Area. However, unlike Cambridge students who require a tier 4 visa, we did not need an O,P, or H visa from the United States and our passports were already sponsored. The problem was with British Airlines, however, and we experienced a delay while we waited for the U.K. to approve our short visit with their five tier visa system. All troubles aside, finally arriving in Cambridge was well worth the stress because of how beautiful the city was and how friendly the campus tour guide was.
Before the tour, we rested in an excellent hostel which resided further, away from the school than expected, but still slept well and awoke to a breakfast of crumpets and tea. Once making it to the campus, we were greeted by one of the nicest gents I've had the pleasure of gathering information and reviewing a college with.

College Cranium's University of Cambridge Swag Facts

School Motto: From here, light and sacred draughts
Founded: 1209
College Cranium Seal of Swag:
Notable Alumni: Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin (monkey swag), Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, John Madden (director)
Campus Location: Cambridge, England
Nation: (foreign/international) United Kingdom
Color: Cambridge Blue[*2]
Team Athletics: The Sporting Blue
University of Cambridge Website:

Do college freshman party every night?

Parties are important in college. They teach life lessons and time management among other learning experiences. What are common freshman parties in college? A classic get together is a dinner party, where everyone gets to share a meal and socialize. College students also find that going to a bar is a great start to a night that usually ends in a house party. Greek organizations offer Rush parties and other events to help freshman meet new people and also recruit. House parties are usually where most freshman will get together because of the age requirements at bars and clubs. Make sure to not party too much, if you think you need help tell a guidance counselor. College is mainly there to study not party. Learn to balance your time of academics and socializing or you will find your college experience short.
When having a roommate who always wants to party, set firm guidelines that let him know when you cannot afford to be distracted by guests when you are studying or working on class material. Be lenient and allow the extroverted socialite you got stuck with as a roommate to have his fun, but don't let his fun come at your academic expense.

College Cranium advice: simple, cheap, and wild party ideas for college freshman:

beach party: just add umbrellas and to really have people talking, throw some sand around outside. Wear sandals and sunglasses and have someone bring a surf board. Oh what fun!
foam it up: get some mr. bubbles, fill sinks and bathtubs with water, everyone's covered in foam! protip: waterproof valuables
blacklights, blacklights everywhere Hang blacklights on the walls and replace the ceiling lights with blacklights. Encourage everyone to wear white.
karaoke night Someone you know must have a karaoke machine, take that bad boy out of the closet and let the good times roll! I can hear those oldies already!
Costume Party! Cheap, Swag, and Awesome!
jungle party This theme is almost too simple. Dim the lights and duct tape some tree branches to the wall. Presto! Your guests are in the jungle.
Disco/ 80's Night This may need the karaoke machine again. Being known as "that kid who keeps bringing out the karaoke machine" is a good thing, they respect you!
Costume Party That's right. Dress up as Ron Swanson dressed up as a pirate. Your imagination is the limit and college freshman really get into it! See the picture, it's related.
I'm a freshman and can't find any parties!
Is this you? Try going out of the way to meet new people. Strike up conversations with other students sitting close by in class. College is a chance to work on social skills. Getting involved on campus is a must! Don't worry that does not mean having to go Greek! Find a club or organization that fits your personality and chances are other students with similar interests will be there.

Where and How Freshman Study

When the college freshman decides to study is just as important as why the student has chosen to dedicate their time to learning new information and how the student is studying. Even more important is when to study. Study in class during the lecture. When taking notes, make sure to put highlight on important information that will likely appear on the exam. If a topic is continually being discussed there is a high probability that the point will be on the test. If the teacher writes something on the board make sure to copy that down! The teacher is not writing on the board for his own benefit.
This leads to the obvious statement: Go to class everyday! Even missing one class can mean missing valuable information that will help with studying.
Studying in groups is mutually beneficial and can help the student recall information easier. In classes which are primarily lecture, having a study group can mean getting information that may have been missed due to the fast pace of the course. It is important to study much earlier than the night or morning before the test. Cramming for tests does not allow your brain to store all the necessary material, the notes get stored in short term memory and are all but forgotten by the next day. This is a problem in the short run because most final exams are a general review of the entire course. In the long run, cramming hurts your professional performance. This means don't procrastinate!
Try and study in small amounts each day. Reviewing your notes and class discussion once class is over is a great way to make studying easier and vastly improve academic performance.
Studying in a quiet place is vital to ensuring you can stay focused. Avoiding distractions such as music and television will guarantee your studying is efficient and effective.
Studying is necessary because it allows your cranium the opportunity to absorb new material. College Cranium offers the following advice: study for an hour to an hour and half and then take a fifteen break. During that break find something to eat or other activity to ease your mind and relax. Making note-cards is a great study habit and can help with memorizing key points. Remember, in college, memorizing is only half of studying, the other half is making sure that you can understand and properly apply the information in real life situations.
Don't overwhelm yourself the night before a big test by not preparing for the exam ahead of time. Asking the professor questions about topics you don't understand during his office hours is a great way to distinguish yourself from the rest of the class and also make sure that your academic performance will reflect your understanding of the material. Staying organized is a great way to remain efficient and will help with avoiding stress. Some stress is good because it keeps the student motivated and focused, but overwhelming stress is not fun and can be avoided.
To retain weeks of new material and information, daily studying is important. Because of this, the when to study is more important than the how or where
Throughout college, you will learn as a freshman, that your own study habits will present themselves. You will learn what methods of studying work best for you whether it's flashcards, re-reading the information many times, or even writing and re-writing definitions. Writing information repeatedly is an excellent way to retain important information.
Make sure to attend class regularly and get to know your professors. Also, get acquainted with other colleagues who share your academic goals and form study groups for maximum studying efficiency.
Make sure the study group all shares the common interest of succeeding in the course, not simply passing. It can be uncomfortable when everyone except one person wants to pull their share of the weight. Having a single lazy team member benefit off the work of the rest of the team is unfair to everyone. Make sure you are not that student! Politely ask that team member to pick up the pace or begin doing his share of the work or else he will not be allowed to participate in the study sessions. Even if this student is a personal friend, he can be distracting others and may need to be someone to socialize with after your studying and academic affairs are finished.

Technology for the College Student

1. Laptop and Internet Access
This is an obvious necessity for college students. Welcome to the expensive technological age, where test results and homework projects are posted online. Handwritten reports are long gone, and professors rejoiced at their ability to require essays to be typed. No longer will the teacher have to struggle to read five pages of undecipherable hand-written paragraphs. With a growing number of online classes, it's pretty obvious that a reliable computer with compatible office software as well as access to online information is a necessity to the university student. A growing number of colleges require online homework submissions and software packages to complete and submit assignments in order to pass the class and ultimately receive your college degree. In this technological era, textbooks and pencils are no longer the essentials to making the grade.
Facebook and Twitter are also growing networks that allow students to stay connected with one another and also back home. The internet era is quickly consuming college life.
2. A Cellular or Mobile Communications device
For the younger reader, this may seem to be an unnecessary item to list. However, only a few decades ago, cell phones were only for the business elite. Known by younger generations as a "chit-chat box," cell phones are needed by students to stay in communications with home and also with newly acquainted friends, colleagues, and professional connections.
3. A way to get around town and campus
There are various ways to travel without the use of a vehicle. Especially as a freshman, having your own vehicle may be more of a problem than a solution. With gas prices so high and parking so limited, many freshman are going the cheaper and eco-friendly route of riding bicycles to an from class. If a bicycle is the means of transportation, make sure to have a lock to secure your bike from the less ethical student who may want to claim an unlocked bike as an opportunity to acquire a free two-wheeled transportation device.
These initial three newly implemented technologies are needed to succeed and make the passing grade in college courses. The following technologies aren't necessary to have in college, but can make college life easier and more enjoyable.
A Mp3 player, jammy-jam tune blaster (boom box), iPod, or cassette player There's nothing like listening to your favorite tunes on a rainy day. Good music can improve moods and can motivate a student to be productive. Due to the college students age, demographically their age group listens to more music and enjoys more tunes than any other.
A go-go mobile also known as a car. Okay, so College Cranium said a vehicle may not be the best choice for all freshman, but when it comes to road trips and out-of-state travels, a car is certainly a great choice. Cars are also great for going to get something to eat during harsh weather.
A tell-a-lie-vision (television) A T.V. is a great way to relax and waste time after a long and stressful day. Many shows are aimed specially at the college student which is why so many students seem to spend so many fruitless hours in front of the television. In this regards, a television can be both a curse and a blessing. TV is a blessing because it offers hours of uninterrupted mind-numbing entertainment to the collegiate, however, a TV can also be a curse because of the amount of time it can waste while encouraging procrastination and nonproductive behavior.
A new set of college swag-me-out's (A college wardrobe) The first year of college changes a young adult. They will find themselves identifying with a whole different crowd and group of people. Maybe they are no longer preps and want to identify with the goths. The whole groups of high school cliques such as: emo's, goths, jocks, nerds, band-geeks, and goofs, begin to think differently and may regret some of the clothes and apparel they brought with them to college. Because college is a chance for a fresh start, College Cranium advises two pieces of swag that no student can go wrong with: a laptop case and a some merchandise that advertises the school they are attending. A laptop case is ideal for moving your valuable digital information around safely, especially if you attend a traditional college. A shirt, hat, or sweater that has your college's logo or mascot on it, is guaranteed to be accepted and complimented wherever the student goes on campus.
A permanent body art (tattoo) that represents your dedication to the college, your school spirit, and your love of creativity and art. Nothing says "I'm an individual who is also creative" like a tattoo of your universities mascot or motto permanently engraved onto your body. Students will be so jealous of the school loyalty and college swagger of the freshman who has the courage (or the ability to be talked into doing anything) to receive a life-time of regretful college spirited decisions.

Notice the go-go wheels, the college logo on the polo-tee, as well as the college mascot tattoo. All of this adds to this freshman's university swag, and likeliness of long-term happiness and success.

Having parents to rely on is also something most college students eventually have to stop resorting to when life gets difficult. Luckily, for the freshman with rich parents, having a car and all the necessary college swag apparel will come easily and naturally.
College Cranium offers the ultimate freshman advice on a serious note: don't try so hard. Focus on school and everything else will fall into its rightful place.

College Cranium Reviews: Texas State University

Texas State University was a great school to visit. I was given a tour of the campus and it was hot outside, but students were beating the summer heat. I learned this school has gone by various institutional names starting with the Southwest Texas State Normal School, then it was renamed Southwest Texas State College, which was changed to Southwest Texas State University, and now the bobcats are proud to attend Texas State University. The college is not a research focused college, but it does offer a lot of graduate and ph.d study programs. Texas is a large and diverse state and that is exactly what can be found in the state's college. The universities campus sits in San Macros, and ideal location equidistant from San Antonio and Austin, TX. Their first football game the bobcats will play will be September first in Houston, Texas.

For families who meet certain financial requirements: that meaning their income is below a certain level, TSU offers the bobcat promise to help those dedicated students who want to further their education but aren't able to financially reach their goals because of their families poverty status.
Another means of financial support comes from their Retired Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship which greatly aids those who qualify.
Texas State refers to its alumni and fans as the gold standard. A play on words that represents the quality and respect their loyal supporters.

TSU has many Greek houses including Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Nu, Delta Zeta, and Kappa Sigma. The state college also offers an honors, graduate, health professions, and education colleges; along with a prestigious business college known as the McCoy College of Business Administration.
TSU ended their long rivalry with Nicholls State University, however, the bobcats won't have long to rest because a fresh born competition with the University of Texas at San Antonio is set to take place in the Western Athletic Conference this year!
Don't worry, because athletes must perform academically as well. This led to the Athletic Academic Conference being establish which offers help to student athletes by providing a positive learning environment and ensuring their long term success if the student-athlete is not able to make it professionally.
In conclusion my visit to Texas State University was well worth withstanding the San Macros summer heat! The atmosphere is vibrant and the teachers and educators are truly dedicated to their job and invested in the success of their students. Students recognize TSU is not the biggest party school but it is extremely affordable especially considering the quality of education students receive. Even so, students say there is a party to be found almost every night and a degree from this college is very credible and useful.

Mascot: Boko the Bobcat (TSU Bobcats)
Motto: "The noblest search is the search for excellence."
Founded: 1899
Campus Location: San Marcos, Texas
School Colors: Maroon, Old Gold
Ivy League: No. Joined the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) on July 2012
Alumni: George Strait, Bill Paxton

Greek Life at UCLA

Fraternities and Sororities have been an important part of the University of California, Los Angeles experience when the first charter was signed in 1920. The Greek Bruins at the University of Central Los Angeles (UCLA) in Los Angeles, California make an effort to demonstrate that they're not really the sex-addicted, keg-chugging pigs stereotyped in the media-- but rather well-raised and polite. To some magnitude, this is true because when talking to a Greek at UCLA, you realize there is a UCLA-worthy brain in there. In the present day, UCLA is home to over 70 National and local Greek-letter establishments, which collectively constitute the biggest membership-based community on grounds. There's little hierarchy inside the Bruin Greek system, although the fraternities and sororities often behave as a giant family that other students and outsiders are simply cannot understand. For anyone who is an associate of Greek life, it indicates you're constantly bombarded with potential opportunities, while while the others miss out on chances. Comprising fifteen percent of the student populace, frat and sorority members are dedicated in their studies, giving back to the local community, and developing and reinforcing leadership capabilities. The Greeks at UCLA form networks and connections among the campus and surrounding area and have connections to affordable lodging which isn't available to other non-Greek students. Most agree that the procedure of joining one of UCLA's many nationally regarded houses can be overwhelming, but spending college years with your Greek brothers and sisters is amazing, the networking opportunities and local support undertakings make going Greek worth it to the hundreds of members. In terms of Greeks and their parties, Greek functions often are the major talking points of weekend adventures and are generally the only substitute to smallweek, such as celebrations, philanthropy events, dates, or social gatherings with similar houses. Furthermore, the varied greek organizations at UCLA characterize one of biggest and strongly founded scenes within the large and progressive West Coast area. However, the students who don't to participate in the large and noisy Greek celebrations and social gatherings can still find themselves with all of the Loz Angeles night-light to experience. Popular hotspots are only a car, truck, or bus ride away. Fraternities and Sororities have improved upon the college experience and developed life-long memories of literally hundreds and hundreds of women and men who have joined a frat or sorority since their start. A Nationwide study finds that a Fraternity/Sorority may account for motivating students to continue to study in college and therefore Greek membership in College contributes positively to the lives and community of its members after graduation. Greek-associated alumni are significantly more satisfied in their interpersonal enhancement during college in comparison to the non-Greeks (or GDI's) and overall tend to have a better college experience, if they are the sort of individual who enjoys social events and being outgoing and friendly.