Life Hacks

Life hacks for college in Manhattan

Life hacks for college in Manhattan
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(Illustrated by Katherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Throughout my years at Kansas State, I’ve picked up some Manhattan hacks that have changed the way I live my college life. Here are my tips for making your time here more rewarding and enjoyable – for seasoned wildcats and novices alike.

Buy a film or photo camera and take pictures. The tangible memories you capture are more valuable than the millions on your phone – you won’t regret buying them.

Say hello to the kids on college tours. You may be the reason they chose K-State.

Use ChatGPT to edit your papers and resume – but not to write.

Pick up a podcast or an audiobook and just allow yourself to listen to it on your way to class. You will begin to look forward to the campus march.

Taco Lucha’s secret menu can be found at pinterest.

Host hometown friends for the weekend. They should meet your college friends before your wedding.

Don’t buy the latest trendy water bottle. It will come out in a month and you will probably be affecting it.

It’s okay to say no. People respect you because you have boundaries.

When you meet someone new, put how or where you met by their name in your phone. This helps you remember which of Katie’s.

Get a refillable cup of coffee at Bluestem Bistro. It’s $20, but if you plan to drink coffee or tea more than twenty times this year, the purchase will have paid for itself. You’ll also get 25% off other drinks, which is another perk.

Be nice to your parents. They mean well and sometimes they have really good advice.

Always “Drop the Pizza Shuttle” before eating the Shuttle Pizza. While in the box, flip the pizza over and drop it from about 6 feet in the air. Most of the grease will stick to the top of the box and you can eat your pizza guilt-free.

Don’t go home every weekend. The time you spend with your college friends is precious and you can’t get it back.

Picking up groceries via the mobile app will save you a lot of time and prevent you from buying things you don’t need at the store.

Every time you are tempted to enter TikTok, open Canvas first.

Create a weekly tradition with your friends that isn’t all about drinking. Trivia Tuesday, SINGO or Bring Your Own Take Out nights are all great options.

Ask your mom to write down your favorite recipes. When you feel homesick, you can eat your mother’s food.

If you need a quiet place to study, try the stacks in Hale, which can be found on floors 1, 2 and 3.

Visit for specials, meal deals, and events happening every day in Aggieville.

Get a group of friends together for a high school outfit swap. Everyone gets a new dress to wear to formal occasions and no one has to pay a dime.

Use your free Lyft passes through K-State and your free counseling sessions through Lafene.

Organizing dinners on the dorm floor. Don’t be afraid to be the initiator.

Connect with your friends from year one, even if you’re in different friend groups now. They saw you in a vulnerable spot as you discovered yourself after high school; What a special link to share with someone.

Go get freebies at K-State basketball games. In addition, you will receive points for your performance in the match against the University of Kansas.

When you start a new lease, draw up a contract with your roommates that sets out the rules. Everyone should sign it, and make sure that each party is clear about the expectations.

Develop relationships with your professors. Not only do they want to support you, but they may also be the ones to write letters of recommendation for you.

Keep your college shirts, even if you don’t think you’ll ever wear them again. You’ll want them when you’re 50.

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