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4. Just say 'no' to Ramen

Put down the Ramen noodles! For whatever reason people think these are the quintessential college food and parents buy them in bulk. Personally, I think these cups of salty noodles push the "Freshman 15" to 25. Several kids who lived in my dorm freshman year ate Ramen noodles all the time and... MARK MIRKO / HARTFORD COURANT