Ilya Kuriakin
  • Multiple Choice Test Taking Strategies Multiple choice tests can be tricky; in order to do well, a student should routinely use a few good strategies. Let’s take a look at four key strategies below. Annotate the question Research shows that the more an individual engages with the question, the more focused the brain becomes. Therefore, when reading the question, it’s […] 0 Comments 2 min read April 29, 2015
  • MythBusted: Freshman 15 What most students may not know is that the vast majority of undergraduates actually don’t experience this. Many college students (and college graduates) have heard or experienced the “Freshman 15.” This phenomenon is usually associated with the first semester/quarter in college and it refers to the 15 lbs that many students gain during their first […] 0 Comments 4 min read April 26, 2015
  • Taking Classes with Friends: Good or Bad? There are plenty of reasons to take and avoid classes with friends. Inevitably, you’re going to have friends interested in taking the same classes as you. Taking classes with friends sounds like fun, right? But before you make that ten to fifteen week commitment, consider all the pros and cons of taking classes with people […] 0 Comments 3 min read April 11, 2015
  • The Essentials: Dorm Room Edition I suggest getting essential items like laundry baskets, hangers, desk accessories and the like AFTER you move into your dorm. First I want to say that even though it can be exciting to head to Target or Ikea over summer and pick things out with mom and dad, if you are going to have a […] 0 Comments 5 min read April 2, 2015
  • Leaving You Parents for College One of the most challenging things about your first year in college is going to be your parents. For 18 or so years you have followed their rules and the decisions that affect your life are often in their hands. Now as you go away to college those decisions become yours, and the power your […] 0 Comments 3 min read March 24, 2015
  • Foods to Fight off Cold Season The next time you’re ordering out, dining in, or cooking at home, consider adding one of these super foods to the menu. Want to avoid those pesky winter colds and all their miserable consequences? Then start paying attention to what you eat. Many foods offer essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help strengthen the […] 0 Comments 2 min read March 15, 2015
  • Best Water Fountains on Campus? With all the walking up hill, down hill, up hill, up hill, up hill—honestly, everything’s uphill—you can work up a sweat. You can also work up a thirst. Now, you have to keep hydrated, you just do. To keep those mediocre grades, to not (obviously) fall asleep in class, to avoid crazy headaches, to prevent […] 0 Comments 2 min read March 6, 2015
  • Rules of the ARC Its my third year here and somehow it still surprises me how big of a zoo the ARC can be at the beginning of the year (not that its THAT much better by the end). If you are in a frat or sorority, you are required to wear a neon shirt with your greek letters […] 0 Comments 1 min read March 3, 2015
  • Top 10 Most Popular Undergraduate Majors at UCI This may come as no surprise to many… Major / Students* Biological Sciences / 2,867 Undeclared / 2,151 Business Economics / 1,410 Psychology and Social Behavior / 1,322 Computer Science / 1,203 Criminology, Law and Society / 907 Political Science / 779 Psychology / 749 Pharmaceutical Sciences / 741 Public Health Sciences / 708 Mechanical […] 0 Comments 1 min read March 3, 2015
  • SPOP 101: A Guide for Incoming Freshman It’s that time again: that all familiar feeling of getting ready to go back to school. But this time it’s different. You’re going to COLLEGE. “I’m nervous about moving away from home.” “College is so much different than high school. “College is going to be so hard.” Relax. Before you actually begin school at UCI, […] 0 Comments 3 min read February 26, 2015

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