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Jackie Burrell

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jackie Burrell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • A Geocaching Party for College Kids and Teens Created: Monday, January 24, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      These hiking-treasure hunting adventures have drawn devoted fans of every age. Here's how to turn that enthusiasm into a great outing or birthday fete: a geocaching party for your favorite college ...
    • Top Music Schools in the Midwest Created: Sunday, September 09, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      When serious musicians embark on a college or grad school search, they're looking for a music conservatory or a university with an excellent music school. Here's the scoop on the Midwest's top musi...
    • Choosing a Dorm Created: Sunday, May 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Choosing a Dorm: The nitty gritty on suites, apartments and classic doubles. Tips on choosing a dorm." itemprop="description"> Sunday, May 15, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      First Apartment: There's nothing like contemplating a new apartment to unleash a torrent of paperwork. Here's what you, parent and co-signer, can expect.
    • Nine Top Drama Schools in the United States Created: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If your soon-to-be college freshman or would-be grad student is a serious actor, you're not looking for just any school. Your family is seeking a conservatory or top-notch drama program on a univer...
    • 25th Wedding Anniversary Parties: A Retro 1980s Party Created: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary with a party that recalls your dating heyday, the 1980s. The light-hearted, retro fun of a 1980s theme party evokes those days before your wedding, when hair...
    • A Parent's Guide to Understanding the Quarterlife Crisis Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Some young adults are lucky enough to know what they want to do from an early age. For the rest, the adjustment to the real world can be a harsh one. Here's what parents need to know about what their young adults are going through.
    • 2014 Blu-Ray Gift Guide for College Kids Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Looking for a great gift for your favorite college kid? These movies are heading to blu-ray soon.
    • Great 2014 Graduation Speeches Created: Monday, May 26, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      A great graduation speech is an art form, and these five are some of the best examples from the 2014 commencement season.
    • College Christmas Stockings Created: Sunday, October 20, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Make a college Christmas stocking for the dorm using felt and collegiate-print fabric.
    • Dog Pillows for the Dorm Created: Sunday, October 13, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Here's how to bring that beloved pet into the dorms, in photographic pillow form.
    • DIY Silkscreen Laundry Bag for the Dorms Created: Sunday, September 15, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Laundry bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this easy DIY project lets you turn a plain pillow case into a colorful wash bag for the dorms.
    • Valentine Pencil Cup Created: Sunday, February 03, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Dorm Crafts: Heart motifs and photos make this pencil cup a perfect little Valentine gift.
    • Calendar for the Dorm Created: Monday, January 14, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Dorm Crafts: Everyone needs a calendar for the dorm. Why not make one that brings the faces of friends and family into the dorm?
    • DIY Cupcake Tower Created: Saturday, April 14, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Throwing a graduation party? Make it memorable by showcasing the cupcakes atop a DIY cupcake tower. Here's how to make one for just a few dollars.
    • Make a DIY Fleece Rug Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Need something cozy underfoot for that dorm room or first apartment? A DIY fleece rug is just the ticket.
    • 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners - Best Survival Guide for College Kids Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012: Freshman year provides more than a few challenges, from roommates to academics, money and more. Here are the winner and runners-up for "Best Survival Guide fo...
    • Top 10 College Headlines in 2011 Created: Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Top 10 Stories in 2011: These college stories splashed across headlines in 2011, and became the hot topic of dorm and family dinner tables, Facebook and Twitter.
    • Dorm Crafts: A College Snow Globe Created: Saturday, November 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Snow globes are such an iconic part of holiday decorations, so why not give the concept a collegiate twist by making your own college snow globe.
    • Dorm Crafts: Glossy College Christmas Ornaments Created: Friday, November 11, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Decking the tree? These easy, handmade ornaments can reflect any college theme you favor, from the University of Georgia football team to Cal's Oski fever or even Juilliard musicians. Here's how to...
    • A Twilight Party for Teens Created: Saturday, November 05, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Planning an 18th birthday party? Movie marathon? Or winter break festivities for your college kid? Today's teens and 20-somethings grew up on the romantic Twilight Saga, both the books and the movi...
    • Senior Recital Reception Created: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Your music major's recital performance is up to him, but the senior recital reception? The invitations? The accompanist's payment and the gifts? Those are areas where parents can help.
    • College Tailgate Party Ideas Created: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Between homecoming, parent weekend and all those college football games, you could tailgate every weekend. So here's a slew of party ideas to add pizazz to that college tailgate party.
    • Dorm Crafts: DIY Fleece Scarf and Hat Created: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Heading to a tailgate? Or just crossing campus on a chilly day? These cozy fleece warmers - a DIY fleece scarf and matching hat - are just the ticket.
    • Creative Ways to Give Cash: A Painted Piggy Bank Created: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Cash gifts are certainly popular. But handing over a stack of $20s can feel a tad tacky, even when it's as well-received as it doubtless will be by your favorite med student or nursing major. But w...
    • Dorm Crafts: Easy No-Sew Fleece Pillows Created: Saturday, September 10, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Cozy bedding? Check. Dorm gear? Check. Soft, fleece pillows? This easy no-sew dorm craft project adds a perfect touch to any bedroom or couch.
    • Dorm Crafts: A First Aid Kit Created: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Every dorm room needs a first aid kit. Here's how to make one that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages - it sports first aid tips too.
    • Make a Dorm Sewing Kit Created: Monday, July 04, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Every dorm room needs a ... dorm sewing kit for reattaching buttons, fixing hems and other quick repairs. Here's how to make a cute, compact version that looks good on a shelf and contains everythi...
    • Dorm Crafts: College Magnets & Thumbtacks Created: Sunday, June 19, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Dorm Crafts: Looking for a fun way to incorporate college sights into that dorm decor? This quick little craft turns college landmarks into magnets or thumbtacks.
    • College Majors by Academic Area Created: Sunday, May 22, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Choosing a college major was difficult enough back when there were only 50. These days, there are hundreds of majors, in everything from astronautics to viticulture. Fortunately, those college majo...
    • Clever Containers for Giving Cash Gifts Created: Sunday, April 03, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Cash and gift cards are great gifts for any graduating senior or new apartment dweller. They're practical, welcome - and one size fits all. The only problem is, giving someone a wad of tens is a ta...
    • Hilarious April Fool's Day Stunts on College Campuses Created: Sunday, April 03, 2011 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      It's not just college kids who get clever on April Fool's Day. University administrators and campus newspaper editors have been known to play a few April Fool's Day pranks at college too. Here's a ...

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