College Safety

Dealing With Over-the-Top Party Pals

Perfectly straightened hair? Check. Cute, new outfit? Check. Your best friend completely plastered before you even head out the door? Uh-oh. You’ve heard it all. “College is the time to try everything,” and “Hey, you only live once!” While college is obviously known as a time for experimenting, there is still work to be done

Spring Break Tech Safety

With Spring Break right around the corner, most of us are planning and longing for those glorious days off. Sunshine, road trips, beaches, friends, no homework and lazy days are on our minds.

You are probably already making your Spring Break to-do and to-pack lists, hoping it will arrive quickly. But when making your lists, don’t forget to make sure all your tech products are going to be protected during your trip.

Advice from an Expert at Staying Safe on Campus

By Jill Ravae Scherr, Student at Academy of Art University College is a wonderful time in your life to celebrate your independence and enjoy your first taste of freedom. With those endeavors, though, comes a huge responsibility to protect yourself and your safety when being exposed to a new environment and complete strangers. I had

Keeping Safe on Campus

By Amanda Ferrara, Student at New York University From the very first day of school, you’re told that your college campus will quickly become your home away from home, a place filled with students who you can rely on and feel at ease around. As much as your campus may feel like a mini-community, it

Safety First: How to Survive Your 21st Birthday

By Rachael Smith, Student at Radford University For some college students, the biggest event of your upperclassmen years is finally reaching the milestone of turning 21 years old. My birthday is this summer and I have been waiting long enough to be included in bar-hopping and legally buying alcohol. However, the more I began to

Cyber Safety: Ways for College Women to Stay Safe Online

By Managing Editor Kara Apel, Alumna of the University of South Carolina When a University of Central Florida student received a Facebook message from a former classmate, she didn’t think it was weird at first. Soon after, the classmate turned into a full-blown stalker, bombarding her through various social networking accounts and even called her

Best of…(Student Body) Boys, Girls, and the Body Image Question

Body image…those words seem to in the back of everyone’s heads every time bikini season rolls around. Young women are often critical and judgmental of how they look, which is no surprise given the pressures that society presents. The “ideal” body is elusive; the total package includes perfect thighs, a tiny waist, perky breasts, proportioned

How Binge Drinking is Impacting Your Body

By Erin McClary, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Most college students party at least four nights a week. These parties include kegs, hard liquor and shots. We party on campus, we party downtown and we party at fraternity houses. But isn’t this normal? Isn’t college all about alcohol and the opportunity to get

Best of…(College Safety) Avoiding Date Rape and Sexual Assault

During September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while peparing you for your first year away from home. This week,

Best of…(College Safety) 5 Tips For a Safer Campus Experience

During September and October, U Chic will be running some great articles (i.e. oldies but goodies from our archives) as a part of our “Best of” Freshman series. Each one will focus on a specific topic designed to ease you into college life, while preparing you for your first year away from home. This week,
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