Carlee Colvard, Staff Writer and Miranda Bradford, Staff Photographer
Homesickness is a normal part of the college experience. It can range from missing normal every day chats with family members to craving some of your grandma's cooking after eating one too many meals in the caf.
There are many ways to beat homesickness. Social media and texting make it easy to communicate with friends and family back home. Maybe you can even find creative ways to communicate, such as snail mail.
Often times, it's best to not go home on the weekends when you have the choice. It's important to get used to being away from home and finding ways to stay busy with friends on campus who are probably just as homesick as you are.
Here's some tips and tricks for dealing with homesickness from your fellow students. Next time you begin to miss home, try some of these ideas to help get you through it.