Back to School

School is back in session and it’s time for a new semester. Rover is a college guru and knows the best ways to successfully start off the fall semester. Follow these tips to be the best college student you can be. Your parents will be a little proud too.


3. Know where to get your books.
Textbooks could either be a total asset in your college course…or completely useless. So, when you spend $200 on a book you use twice, we wouldn’t blame you if you weren’t the happiest kid on the block. Some school libraries participate in a state sharing system that allows you to “rent” your textbooks for FREE! This could be a cheap and easy resource to make sure you have access to textbooks for the semester. Just visit your university’s library for more information.


2. Get information on where to go for help.
We know you have it all under control, but if you find yourself juggling more than you can handle, know where you can go for help. Most campus health centers have a psychiatrist on hand. In fact, you might already be paying for their services with your school fees. Utilize that service! Unload all of your feelings on someone who isn’t your roommate.


1. Balance your finances.
Even if you’re killing it in all of your classes, if you run out of money, you’ll probably have to head back home. Plan a budget for your semester. Know what you can spend on groceries and nightlife, so that you can make it through the entire semester, and not just welcome week.

We would like to wish you best of luck this semester! …like you’ll even need it.

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Top 5 Books Worth Reading

I know. Who likes using their brain in the off season? However, if you get your brain working before the dreaded first day of school, there’s a great chance you won’t go into deep forms of shock. Rover collected the top 5 fiction novels you should read to get ready for the new school year!
5. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom) – Sixteen years after Mitch has Morrie as a college professor, he sees him on Nightline and pays him a visit. Mitch discovers his college professor has Lou Gehrig’s disease and spends every Tuesday with Morrie where he learns lessons love, values, acceptance, and happiness.
4. Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury) – This futuristic story reinvents the fireman. Instead of putting out fires, they create fires by burning books. This is to enhance the ethics of society through pleasure and anti-intellectualism. However, the main character questions the world he lives in when he meets a gentle girl who challenges his own happiness.
3. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) – Jay Gatsby spends his entire life trying to win the heart of a woman he knew years ago. Many themes come from this tale, but the greatest might be of man’s aspiration to start over.
2. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) – This coming of age story presents us with a man who has been wrongly accused and seeks revenge. This book can teach you about your potential to bounce back from hard times.
1. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) – This story is a metaphor for life and what you desire to create or do. The main character travels to Egypt to look for buried treasure but shows us that we are the designer of the future we want.
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