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Space Savers For Your Room

We are excited that campus will soon be populated with students again as the new semester starts in August!

As you are gathering up your belongings and shopping for more, we have some great ideas on how to save space in your room.

Under Bed Space Savers:

Bed risers – these are inexpensive and a great space saver! They lift up your bed approximately 6-8.” This allows you to use the space under your bed for storage!
Storage bins or rolling cart for under bed – these are great for storing sweaters, sweatshirts, notebooks, etc.
Shoe bag for under bed – this is an easy way to organize your shoes and not clutter up the bottom of your closet.
Hanging jewelry organizer that you can hang in your closet – keep all of your necklaces and bracelets from getting tangled while saving space on your dresser!

Closet Organization:

Hanging closet organizer – You can use this for shoes, socks, work-out clothes and save drawer space in your dresser.
Space saving hangers – Have you seen these? They are great; they really save space on the clothes rack in your closet.
Over the door shoe organizer (behind closet door) – if you don’t like the under-bed shoe bag then this is for you.

Room and Bathroom:

Hanging shower organizer – this fits over the showerhead and keeps all of your shampoos, ect together neatly.
Storage shelf/bin for bathroom – Some are just shelves, but the ones with the drawers are our favorite. Shelves are great for towels and extra toilet paper while the drawers are perfect for your toiletries.
Stackable cubes as nightstand – you can store your textbooks in the cubes while it serves as a nightstand!

Also, check out our article on how to decorate your room on a budget! Do you have any good space saver ideas that you can share? Please share some of your ideas below!

25 Apps Every College Student Should Have

 Submitted by Campus Ambassador, Shanna Farley  ///   University of Northern Colorado

A new year has begun! Along with it new challenges and rewards are sure to come - this is especially true when you are trying to navigate through your college years. Luckily the college students of today live in a world where apps exist. Apps can do so much more than flip a bunch of angry birds across the screen or crush all the candies. They can help you reach your personal life goals and at times can be complete lifesavers. From a real student in the trenches, this is a list of apps that every college student should have programmed into their phones. The best part is, they are absolutely free!

Educational Aids

StudyBlue: This is an app that allows you to create virtual flashcards on any subject and allows you to borrow flash cards from other students. This app is great because you can just open it up at any time and flip through the virtual deck you have created for yourself.

Evernote: Create notes, to-do lists, set reminders, take photos, and record audio. This app is there to keep you on the track to success and makes sure you never forget.

Easy Bib: Doing your work cited is often tedious and at times confusing, with Easy Bib all that is now a thing of the past. Type in any book, website, film and Easy Bib will give you the right citation. You can even scan the barcode of your book to generate the correct citation.

Algeo Graphing Calculator: Never have to worry about being without your graphing calculator. This app can do just about anything you would ever need from a graphing calculator and from what I’ve seen it’s one of the best on the market.

Google Drive: Use this app to store all those important documents you’ll be accumulating.

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(You’ll be sure to be the top of the class with the Algeo Graphing Calculator)

Daily Life Aids

Venmo: Send payments to your friends, roommate or whoever. You can now pay someone back at any time and any place without any of the hassle. Co-Ed Supply sent Venmo promo cards a few months ago!

Viber: Contact those you miss from across the globe without all those pesky fees.

Everest: Use this app to keep track of any personal life goals you have. It can be anything from traveling across Europe to losing those few extra pounds. This app helps you break down the steps to reach that goal and lets you seek out advice when you need it.

Cam Scanner: Allows you to use your camera phone as a scanner. This is very helpful for copying notes from a missed class.

Lyft: Need a ride to the party or the concert of the year, but have no transportation of your own? With this app you can contact one of Lyft’s drivers to pick you up and get you there safely.  The fees are very competitive and sadly the app is mainly designed for popular U.S. cities.

Assistant:  Just because you’re not in the big leagues quite yet, doesn’t mean you can’t have your own personal assistant.  The rest of your apps will be envious of this one because there is so much it can do. It can post memos, keep track of your schedule, post on your social networks, give you suggestions based on your likes, and it can even follow specific commands directly related to your phone. It’s an app completely personalized to you and it even comes in different languages.

Your School’s Personal App: This is a big one many students forget. Keep in the loop with important dates or special events with you school’s app or apps.

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(Your personal assistant knows what is needed to get you through your day)

Money Saving Aids

Ibotta: A great app for when you are going shopping. Get paid for buying the items right on your grocery list. This app allows you to earn back a portion of an item you have already paid and they are always expending, so now you can even earn money back for going to new movies.

Retailmenot: Finds any online discounts for any store at a click of a button. It can even generate coupons for in store purchases as well.

Wrapp: Send free gift cards or offers to your friends and receive them as well. You can also send purchased gift cards as well. Some great offers include $6 for H&M, $5 for David’s Cookies and many more. Always  great gifts to give when you are a little low cash.

Plink: Get rewarded for places you already make purchases to like Regal Cinemas, Burger King, Panda Express, Dunkin Donut, and more. All you have to do is connect your account to a card and rack up points for purchases. You can redeem your points to get gift cards from Amazon, Walmart and more.

Gas Buddy:  A penny saved is a penny earned and that is certainly the case with this app. You can track down which gas stations in your area have the cheapest prices for gas.

Fancy Hands, Task Rabbit, Agent Anything and Ask Sunday: Earn some extra cash by running errands or being someone’s personal assistant. These apps are filled with individuals posting certain tasks to do for a price. These tasks can range from setting up a restaurant reservation to picking up a much wanted item. All these apps seem to be localized, so you’ll have to check which ones are for your area.

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(Get paid for grocery shopping with Ibotta)

Leisure Aids

Mixology: Impress everyone at any get together with your bar tending skills and you’ll sure to be the life of any party. This app is like a bar tending school in your pocket. (Must be 17 or older to download)

Spotify: In the war of free streaming music apps, I’m on the side of Spotify. I love that it allows you to shuffle playlists you’ve made yourself or playlists others have made and you can even listen to the radio. They also rarely play those pesky advertisements.

Project Gutenberg: Gain access to a large range of literature for free. This app can be useful for educational pursuits or leisure reading.

Flixter: Watch movies from your own collection or free films provided by Flixter. You can build a descent virtual library to no or very little cost.

Evenster: This app allows you to track events in your area, so you can be sure there is always something to do.  

Duolingo: A game that is getting popular by the minute. Learn a new language or challenge your language skills with this great app. Languages included: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and English.

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(Brush up on your language skills with the Duolingo app)


Zombies, Run!: Okay, this one isn’t a freebie, but with all the money you have saved from other apps it will be well worth your while. It’s an interactive running that allows you to play a game and listen to music at the same time. The concept is that you have to run to survive the zombie apocalypse and g complete little missions along the way. This app will be sure to keep you motivated on your resolution for a new you.

(All apps can be found on Google Play or the Apple app Store)

anonymous asked:

What is your background? You're absolutely adorable and I need to know the recipe used to create you?

Mix 2 loving parents (whole), 1 close older sister (whole), 1 organic charter school, 1 cup of obsessive behavior, 1 cup of passion, 1 tablespoons of weirdness, and a teaspoon each of freshly grated art, english, and science into a Colorado bowl. 

Pour into the University of Northern Colorado and bake at “Art History and Marketing” for 2 years - add a perfect boyfriend - then bake for another 2.5 years. You should see gainz, communication skills, and artistry starting to form along the edges. Once educated and anxious, remove.

Let cool on an art publication cooling rack for 6 months; move to a museum cooling rack; move to an art festival cooling rack…. frantically look for more cooling racks! 

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. Mix an Audible account on high and slowly drizzle in history, philosophy, science, nutrition, poetry, and sci-fi. Add in only a few premium quality friends of your choosing (pick flavors that add diversity and accent your own flavor profile). Sprinkle on art supplies and keep refrigerated in the outdoors and the gym. 


“Sexting” by University of Northern Colorado

“And then you send some pix-elated penis. Some dick pic with a filter. Some stray hairs and odd angles.”


Bianca Phipps - “Almosts” (CUPSI 2014)

“Words can only help you if you speak them. I never told you that I loved you. You never told me you were dying.”

Performing for the University of Northern Colorado at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.


Kevin Kantor - “Honest Confessions on Letting Go” (CUPSI 2014)

“You were afraid of the monster in your closet, and I was afraid it had already climbed into bed with us.”

Performing for University of Northern Colorado at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.