Florida State University Money Diaries: What I Spent in a Week

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Katie Harp Last year, during my freshman year at Florida State University, I rarely spent money on anything other than school-related items. With a meal plan, I didn’t have to worry about buying groceries, and I saved most of the money that I made at my part-time job. Living in an off-campus apartment is different. This year, my paid internship … Continue reading Florida State University Money Diaries: What I Spent in a Week

Real Money Advice For College Students at FSU

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Sharon Mccutcheon Everyone has their own money-saving advice for college students: make your coffee at home., rent your textbooks, buy off-brand grocery items. But, some advice tends to focus on small savings tips, and rarely addresses how to set up a financial situation for stability post-graduation. Consider these tips and habits to decrease financial stress now and after college. Budgeting … Continue reading Real Money Advice For College Students at FSU

How FSU Students Can Use Handshake to Find a Job

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: The Florida State University Career Center I quit my first college job on the same day I started it. Struggling to find a job as a freshman at Florida State University, after applying for at least 30 jobs near campus, I finally got a call back from the same chain sandwich shop I worked at back home. The job was … Continue reading How FSU Students Can Use Handshake to Find a Job

Behind the Scenes of an FSU Student’s Side Hustle: Redbubble

By Lexie Pitzen TALLAHASSEE, Fla — While I was eating breakfast this morning, someone in the Netherlands bought a sticker from me. Getting the sale notification made my day; someone on the other side of the world liked my art—a retro-inspired “Nurture Nature” design—enough to pay for and display it. I never expected to make money off of designing stickers. When I was young, I’d … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of an FSU Student’s Side Hustle: Redbubble

FSU Alumni Make College Safer and Simpler with Campus Caddie

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Campus Caddie As high school graduation creeps closer, parents of first-time college students are having to address the anxieties of their student moving away and starting college. To keep parents from worrying during their student’s first year away at college, FSU Alumni and Boosters Michael Underwood and Allen Beyer founded Campus Caddie, a business that “provides supportive concierge services designed … Continue reading FSU Alumni Make College Safer and Simpler with Campus Caddie

FSU First Year College Student Do’s and Don’ts

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Nathan Dumlao Rising freshmen in college: fall semester is almost here and if you were anything like me, I was feeling a little disoriented. Between buying all the necessities needed for a dorm room, setting up your class schedule, and mentally preparing for your first year as a college student, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Before you make the transition … Continue reading FSU First Year College Student Do’s and Don’ts

5 Ways to Pass Time at the Tallahassee Airport

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Tallahassee Government If you’re a student at Florida State University, you will likely end up at the Tallahassee International Airport at least once, either to fly home or to a spring break destination. I live far enough from Tallahassee to fly in and out of the airport a few times a year, and though the airport is small, I’ve found … Continue reading 5 Ways to Pass Time at the Tallahassee Airport

How a Coffee Lover Survived Freshman Year Without a Coffeemaker

By Lexie Pitzen | Photo: Timothy Barlin Before I showed up for orientation at Florida State University, after analyzing the campus map and quoting my Uber ride from the airport, there was a very important question I needed to answer: how do I get my coffee fix in Tallahassee? I love coffee, along with most of the adult population. I love the caffeine high almost … Continue reading How a Coffee Lover Survived Freshman Year Without a Coffeemaker

Discounts College Students Can Get in the Capitol City

By Abby Cloud | Photo: Namaste Yoga The stereotype is true: college students are broke. Between paying for classes, other monthly bills, or just affording bare necessities, it’s hard to keep some money on hand for any fun activities, hobbies, and nights out. So, to make your life a little easier as a college student, here’s a list of some places in Tallahassee that will … Continue reading Discounts College Students Can Get in the Capitol City