Dear Freshman

Dear Freshman

Congratulations on starting college! Looking back, there are some things I wish I’d known when I was a freshman. I want to share what I’ve learned so you can make the most of your college experience. Friends If you’re like me and didn’t stay local for college, you may not know anyone in your class.

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The dangers of vaping

The dangers of vaping

Young people are using vaping devices to consume other substances, too: Often known as “dabs,” marijuana is a popular substance to substitute for the vaping liquid sold in stores. Vaping marijuana does not produce the telltale smell that accompanies smoking marijuana through a joint, blunt or pipe. By vaping, teens and young adults can use

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“First in college” families — A successful transition

“First in college” families — A successful transition

Starting college can be scary for anyone. For first-generation students,* the journey brings challenges not faced by classmates whose parents have attended college in the U.S. Family support is essential to a student’s confidence and success. Even if you didn’t go to college yourself, you’ve probably moved to a new place or started something new and difficult.

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Choosing a counselor for your college student

Choosing a counselor for your college student

Maybe your student is overwhelmed at school, or you’ve observed them struggling with a transition or an issue and it’s become clear they need some outside help. This is when a counselor might be the answer. Counseling can help your college student work through challenges and problems and sort out life’s pressures. Your student should

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Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

Campus sexual assault — What parents need to know

By Patricia Helton and Jo Calhoun Of all the fears we may have about our college students’ safety, sexual assault ranks near the top. Given recent national news, we understandably worry about our daughters (primarily) becoming victims of assault or our sons (primarily) being accused of committing it. Research indicates that college-aged adults are at increased

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