Studying is the common denominator of the student life, and this is especially true during finals season. The good news is there are dozens of places in and around Boston to inspire you in your studies.
Explore your Campus
Most, if not all university campuses, include green areas, libraries, and ultra-hidden studying spots. Make the most of yours. Switch places to give yourself some color and comfort while studying.
Libraries For All
There are plenty of libraries and bookstores that will surely fit your requirements. These two are great choices you can try.
Coffee Shops and Sweet Spots
As you might have noticed, there are seven thousand Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts locations crowding Boston. But Boston is home to hundreds of unique coffee shops. Here are some other places that are worth checking out. That’s if you don’t mind a little noise:
If you enjoy basking in nature and studying outside, consider these.
Did we miss anything? Share with us your favorite places to study in and why in the comments.
For the past six years, the charitable season has started with a new milestone: #GivingTuesday. It has become a new phenomenon that takes aim at the commercialism of the holiday season and is a chance for us to think about those less fortunate and how we can help. It’s not just a chance to brag on social media about donating to a cause, but it’s an opportunity to leave a mark on an organization (or 12!) that is helping care for many.
For the Wily Network, we rely on the giving spirit that’s in the air between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. It’s when we receive many gifts that can quickly be used to help a Wily Scholar get through the holidays or start the spring semester off right.
Here are some numbers from the 2017 #GivingTuesday that better illustrate how much of a difference one day can make:
It’s A Tough Time For Wily Scholars
All jokes aside, the giving season and #GivingTuesday is critical for helping Wily Scholars. It’s during this time of year that they don’t have families to visit on Thanksgiving, they don’t have anyone to hit store lines with at 6 a.m., and many just don’t have the happiest of holidays. With a little help, we can give them the extra support they need as college finals keep them busy, but thoughts of the holidays distract them.
While you’re out and about on Black Friday and cuddled up on Cyber Monday, use your savings on #GivingTuesday to make a difference. By all means, don’t just give to us, but to other causes important to you and your family during the holidays. Just know that every dime we get means the world to us.
Thanksgiving is the beginning of the winter holiday season, and many students look forward to the long weekend packed with food, family, and friends. For some students, going home is not an option. This year marks the Wily Network’s third annual Thanksgiving celebration on November 18, bringing together students from across the Wily community for an evening of food and fun. In addition to the celebration, Wily also hosts a Thanksgiving lunch in Boston and connects Wily scholars to caring gift givers throughout the holiday season.
If you find yourself staying on campus this Thanksgiving, here are a few ideas for things you can do to celebrate the holiday.
Ways to spend your Thanksgiving time:
We want to know what you are grateful for. Tell us what you’re giving thanks for this holiday season in the comments.
For many students, learning how to budget their money is one of the toughest learning curves when transitioning to college. Greater independence means more freedom and more responsibility. The Wily Network is here to help our Scholars navigate new financial responsibilities. Wily Connects Scholars to financial assistance and management tools, which include a financial literacy program designed to develop skills such as financial planning and budgeting.
Halloween is a great opportunity to practice your budgeting skills by getting creative. You get to decide how much to spend on your great costume, so here are some tips for creating an original and affordable Halloween outfit.
What’s your DIY inspiration? Have any tips to share? Comment below and let us know.
*Note: I am working with Goodwill for school credit with BU’s PRLab (a student-run PR agency). I hope there’s no conflict but genuinely believe they have great, affordable costumes for everyone.