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5 Steps to Cooking in College

pumpkin cookies

Because when you have to learn how to cook for yourself, it's helpful to have some support in the process. 

The Joy of Cooking: Evansville Edition


I know it sounds contradictory, but one of my favorite favorite parts of college is my ability to educate myself. I'm on my own, nobody's holding my hand, and so this independence can be used to learn all sorts of new things.

How College Students Celebrate the Superbowl


For most college students, the first thing that comes to mind when you mention the Superbowl is a) football b) commercials or c) food. And most likely c) food.

Top 6 Things I Miss about High School


When I first considered what I miss about high school, I thought my list would be longer than six points.  I thought, life was so much easier back then!  Less to do, more free time, less pressure . . . life was good.  Upon further reflection, I realized that I don’t miss as much of high school as I thought.  College is pretty fabulous.  I don’t have to wake up at 6:30 every morning, I get to enjoy the independence of living on my own, I have less class time—albeit more homework—and my weeks are full of exciting and fun educational and (sometimes) recreational activities.  However, there are a few things (6, in my opinion) that make me wish—for about .2 seconds—that I were back in high school.   

5 of the Best Places for a College Student to Eat


Okay, let's face it, being in college is a balancing act. You have to juggle homework, sleep, work (for some of us), and social time. And then there's the money versus social activities versus food and clothes. But every now and again, you get sick of what the dining hall has to offer or you really just need to get away from campus for a little while.

Over the years, I've gotten the chance to try a lot of places in Evansville, and here are my favorites for an affordable off campus meal.

1. Jeanne's Gelato and More

Admittedly, this one is basically on campus (across from the Lincoln Parks apartments, near Lincoln Garden and The Slice), but it's still a great place to grab a quick bite. They sell sandwiches, soup, salads and, best of all, gelato! Plus, the prices are great and the people who work there are always incredibly friendly and cheerful. All in all, a great atmosphere to de-stress before that exam.


By no means an Evansville exclusive, IHOP is still a great choice for a college student, mainly because they're open 24 hours. Ours is located on Burkhardt, behind WalMart. Freshmen year, 3 am and I knew each other really well, and sometimes that sounded like a great time for some pancakes. IHOP never let me down. Plus, again, the prices are great--an omelette AND a stack of pancakes for $8? Yes, please.

3. The Smiling Moose Deli

This place is tucked away down the road from the Walmart on Burkhardt and they have some delicious sandwiches and wraps going on. It's a nice, quiet atmosphere with some more interesting sandwich choices than you might find at Panera or Subway.

4. Los Bravos

This place has a few different locations depending on which area of town you're the most comfortable with. But if you're in the mood for Mexican and a little bit nicer of a meal than you get at Taco Bell, this is my recommendation for you. The service is always quick and the prices aren't bad for a place where you get to sit down and have the food brought to you (remember that luxury?).

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