Frequent readers of the College Life blog know that Mondays are perhaps my favorite day to post: I feature a Campus Highlight, which shines a spotlight on a unique, interesting, and noteworthy student organization, program, or initiative that demonstrates the amazing things college students do each and every day across the country.
The Campus Highlight feature will be taking a break until classes resume in January. In the meantime, however, if you have someone or something you'd like to see profiled in the blog, hit me up!
Some new figures were just released by the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), as reported in InsideHigherEd.com: "The average debt that borrowers of student loans had at graduation continued to rise last year, climbing to $29,400 for the class of 2012."
It's important to note, of course, that there isn't a right or wrong amount to borrow -- just what's right for your particular situation, as long as you are borrowing responsibly. But it still can be helpful to know what the general student loan landscape looks like and where your own situation falls.
It can be pretty overwhelming if you have a major paper coming up -- especially if you think (or just plain know) that you're behind. If you need a little help, check out the following articles for tips and tricks on getting things together:
This week's Campus Highlight is a particularly entertaining one: Humor U at Brigham Young University (Provo, UT).
Amidst all the stress of college life, it's especially important to keep perspective. And what better way to take a break and refocus than to laugh? Humor U's mission is "to provide BYU students specific focused opportunities to develop the gift of humor through writing, rehearsing, and performing stand-up comedy. We believe that humor is a gift of the spirit and that we can develop it for righteous purposes including entertaining, communicating, and teaching." What a great goal and a great way to blend faith, learning, and just plain fun.
If you happen to be in the area, you can next see Humor U perform December 6th and 7th. Keep up the great work, Humor U!
(Each Monday during the academic year, I feature a "Campus Highlight": a unique, interesting, and noteworthy student organization, program, or initiative that demonstrates the amazing things college students do each and every day across the country.)