I spent the spring semester of my junior year abroad, like 75% of the undergraduate community, receiving college credit to essentially---mess around. The four months I spend in Europe were the most amazing times and adventures of my life, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. But I can't say that I wouldn't do somethings differently, looking back on my time there. Here's my list of things to try and things to avoid, so that the CollegeCandy reader can have the best time.
I'm all for theme-parties but this story out of the University of Pennsylvania is ridiculous. Having attended almost as many frat parties as classes during my four years, I can tell you that these kids don't know the first thing about how to throw a great rager. As a wise and learned scholar in the art of drinking, I feel compelled to tell these ivy-kids what not to do, just in case they get caught again.
I'm exhausted. I'm a little buzzed. And if I never eat another cucumber and cream cheese sandwich again I'll be perfectly content. But despite all that and the fact that the Royal Couple merely pecked one another for the big moment, I wouldn't change it for anything. (OK, maybe if I had actually been invited to the wedding, but whatev.)
I don't know about you, but on a scale of early morning Church in panty hose to eternal bliss, Easter treats rank pretty freakin' close to the top (and almost make putting on panty hose worth it).
While we at CollegeCandy don't condone illegal drug use, we know that many people (like Miley Cyrus and Michael Phelps) do, so in honor of their favorite day, we thought we'd put together a little 4/20 playlist. You know, the perfect soundtrack for a day of Hot Pockets, YouTube marathons and...uh...more Hot Pockets.
There's nothing greater than looking in your wallet, finding a few singles, and resting assured you'll have a great night. College is all about $1 pitchers, and spending your laundry money on mixed drinks of bottom-shelf, possibly watered down, liquor.
Apr 18, 2011
Frat boys rejoice, Playboy has just released its 2011 top picks for Best Party Schools in America (and Canada?)
Apr 15, 2011
If you've been neglecting the news in favor if E! and had your homepage set to Perez since forever ago, you may not have heard that there's a very good chance the government is going to be shutting down tonight. If you're rolling your eyes and thinking this doesn't matter to your life, think again. Here are five reasons why you should care--and how the shut down of the Federal Government is going to affect you.
Apr 8, 2011
Dear Mom Version of Me, As you might remember, back in 2010 Nick Cannon knocked up Mariah "I love butterflies and my cleavage" Carey....with twins. As you've probably tried so hard to forget, the musical duo decided to commemorate the occasion with nude pictures. (Check out the full story here...if you dare.) Yeah, sorry for reminding you.
As a senior member of Greek life, I consider myself an expert in the art of the frat party. I've been to countless rush parties, grab-a-dates and semi-formals during my college career and I've assembled the crucial elements to create a typical frat party. So gather round students and listen up as I go through the essential ingredients to have the ultimate (and ultimate, I mean typical) frat party.
Yes, it's official, peeps. 2011 is leaving its mark (or blemish) on history with the addition of a few choice words to the good ole' dictionary. Among the words to made the cut: "OMG," "muffin top" and "LOL." What a legacy we're leaving behind for our children.
The threat of jail time (again) is looking pretty inevitable and Lindsay's been doing everything in her power to turn her life around - including an attempt to quit smoking - but nothing seems to be helping.
Retailers are banding together to help support disaster relief efforts in Japan after a deadly earthquake ravaged the country and destroyed a ton of the infrastructure. Not only is the country's infrastructure in shambles, but one of their nuclear plant is on verge of a nuclear meltdown. Things are bad. But you can help! You can help from the comfort of your warm dorm room as you snuggle in sweats. So what are you waiting for? Start shopping now to raise money for Japanese relief efforts.
So, like, Americans are going absolutely crazy. Not only are we following Suri's fashion tips (pacifiers are soooo in right now), but we're idolizing mentally unstable celebrities. Not just, like, following them on Twitter, but, like, nominating them as presidential candidates.
Mardi Gras is over and Lent is here!
Yesterday I tripped up some stairs, yes up. That's okay though, because it was still the best day ever. As I hobbled back home and onto my couch, the sweet sound of gossip news on E! informed me that my childhood love, Justin Timberlake was finally, and truly single. Score! It got me thinking, why are so many hollywood hotties tied down?
Spring Break is, like, tomorrow, ladies, and if you're anything like me, you have no time for gym in between classes and study groups and rounds of beer pong. But that doesn't mean you have to stop working out and getting fit. I mean, that late night pizza isn't going to work itself off. Nor will the nachos or the nacho-topped-pizza. So what's a busy college girl to do?
When most people (read: adults) think of the ideal commencement speaker, they think of someone inspiring, successful, notorious. When I think of that person, all I can think is: BORING. Come on, college graduation day is already the most bittersweet in every college student's life; it's the end of an era, the end of irresponsibility, the end of guilting your parents into buying you things because you're "so stressed out from exams."
The majority of us have been trying to decode boy behavior since we turned 13, and upon hitting legal drinking age, haven't made much progress. I'm still as confused as ever, especially about how obsessed guys are with sex, like why do they like being woken up with a BJ? But morning lovin' isn't the only thing I'm confused about, it might be everything related to sex, including sizing issues.
The Middle East has erupted into chaos and revolution in the past few weeks. As a college student primarily focused on keeping my grades up and keeping my liquor down, I've never put too much thought into this region of the globe. Sure I read the news and know the latest happenings, but I accept everything I hear as the truth. And there's a lot that just isn't true.
College kids, starting kissing your trays goodbye. In an effort to make campuses across the country more green, many universities are kicking the habit, instead forcing students to carry their plates and drinks through their dining halls. As a college senior, it's been ages since I've eaten at a school cafeteria but I can only imagine the chaos this is causing for those with tiny hands and huge appetites.
The 2011 Grammys are coming up this Sunday and everyone here at CollegeCandy is waiting anxiously to see what new genre-bending collaborations the producers have in store for us this time around. I've already called control of the remote and am way ready for some sassy red-carpet fashion (I'm looking at you, Minaj) and some ridiculous musical numbers. And wine. In a box.
Chris Brown went from cute teen pop star to even cuter boyfriend of Barbadian goddess Rihanna, and ended up becoming the bad-boy of R&B. Or, more accurately, the guy who makes the music that we all feel guilty listening to because of the infamous incident.
Social networking sites, including Facebook and Twitter, have received a lot of international attention for their impact in the current political protests, specifically in the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.
Here at CollegeCandy, we consider ourselves mature, talented women with a wealth of knowledge and expertise on a wide range of subjects. (What? If we don't love ourselves, who will?) We've grown and learned from our past, so let me ask you a question: WHY ARE YOU STILL GIVING HICKEYS?
This past week was super, super sexy. I mean it. It's a lot of sexy, so we'll start off simple.
Yesterday my world was turned upside down, literally. I got way more texts than I'll admit from my superstitious friends who like me, rely on their morning coffee and horoscope. (No matter how irrelevant they can be.) The Minnesota Planetarium Society announced the formation of a new, unpronounceable astrological sign: Ophiuchus.
For those of you who have found yourself in the same sloth-like state as me and have only a few days left until break is officially a thing of the past, here is a list of things to accomplish that will make you feel, er, accomplished.
Your favorite pair of shoes might be wreaking havoc on your body, and you don't even know it. If you're anything like me, you live in your UGGs once fall rolls around and don't stop wearing them until skirt season shows up on the calendar.