There are many benefits of a college education…

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…but those benefits compound if you make the most of your time in that unique environment. A college student is (often) uniquely free from responsibilities to the wider world, and can pursue studies without these adult pressures. Unfortunately, for many students other pressures fill in for the stress of paying bills, getting to work on time, and caring for family.

This article, When a College Student Comes Home, published recently in the New York Times, shares a bit about how these stressors can impact college students. I was surprised to see that thirty percent of freshman won’t return for their sophomore year. Take three minutes to read the piece for yourself.

We know it’s application crunch time out there, but perhaps a few moments to wonder about what will make you most capable to make the most of your days will be well worth it.