I want to share with you all the story of Khadijah Williams, a freshman at Harvard University who proves that a woman, no matter where she's from or what means she has access to, can achieve anything with the right amount of determination.
One-pieces are totally in this summer, which has us happy as a clam since the past few weeks of finals have left no time for the gym and a lot of time for late-night food deliveries. For the first time since middle school we can actually feel sexy and trendy rockin' something at the pool that isn't a bikini (and doesn't give us uni-boob like a Speedo!).
Most girls, when asked, will deny playing games when it comes to dating. We complain that guys are players and that we're the innocent victims. But being more than a few years (and ice cream binges, and drunken cry sessions) into the dating world, I'm beginning to wonder....is dating itself just one big game, and are we all players?
There's so much I love about drinking: it helps me forget about stress and schoolwork, it makes everything that happens so much funnier, and it's fun to do outside when it's nice out. (...and inside when it's crappy out. And in the morning. And in the night. And on Mondays.) And those crappy Black Eyed Peas songs you usually can't stand? Total fist pumpers! Not to mention the hilarious piecing together that happens the morning after.
As I sit elbow-deep in final papers, projects and exams that are all due within the next week, saying I'm counting down the seconds until the end of the semester is the understatement of the year. No. Of the century. But if I relayed that fact to my senior friends that are actually graduating in a couple of weeks, they'd smack me.
With all the free time and sunshine that summer brings, there’s no better time to pile in the car with...
May 10, 2010
When my friend first sent me this video, I thought it was just a bunch of Jersey Shore wannabes trying to make it big on the Interwebs. But then I watched it (3 times) and couldn't stop laughing. Even though it is totally making fun of us ladies, it's hilariously accurate! And just watching three juice heads with some serious brows acting like obnoxious Facebook updaters is funny.
May 4, 2010
Spring semester is winding down, and when we're stuck in the library for 24 hours at a time with our eyes glued to a textbook and an energy drink surgically attached to our hands, it's easy to count down to seconds until summer vacation. But as we all know, life back at home can be a drag an adjustment.
Facebook is the hallmark of our generation. It's usually a good way to see what your friends (or acquaintances, or enemies...) are up to and a good way to kill some time. But the more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that this social networking tool is actually ruining our lives and dramatically changing the way we stalk communicate...for the worse.
April is Stress Awareness Month, and I don't know about you guys, but I am definitely aware of my stress. Research papers, projects, and exams are rolling in faster than ever before and it seems like I can't finish one thing without getting behind on another.
Campus bookstores suck. They convince you that you need to buy a textbook for $150, and you'll crack it open on that one day you were bored feeling studious, before realizing your exams are straight from the class notes/Powerpoint slides and you don't even need that 10 pound eyesore in the first place.
Dear "The Situation" (if that's even your real name), You have nice abs. We get it. But don't you think maybe it's time to put a shirt on? At the beach on the Jersey Shore, it's okay. But at the gym when you're all sweaty, it's unsanitary
There's almost nothing worse than waking up in the morning and discovering a big, fat zit in the middle of your forehead. And it always seems to happen the day of sorority formal/a new ID photo/a presentation/any random Tuesday when you pass your crush on the way to class.
Happy Tax Day! I know it's not the best day for those of you who have to hand your hard-earned money over to the government (perhaps a free donut will help?), but some of you might be lucky enough to be getting some cash back. Hooray! If you're anything like me, you were so excited at the prospect of having a positive number in your bank account that you started spending that money before you even got it.
Ah, getting dumped- we've all been there, and it's not pretty. Whether it was a long-term, serious relationship or a fling in which the end was inevitable, getting broken up with sucks. A lot. But even more pathetic than the subsequent week spent downing ice cream, getting incoherently drunk off boxed wine, and sobbing to your friends is the way in which some dudes choose to perform the dumping.
When I was 16, I needed an easy job that could fund my many expenses (like the two beers that got me drunk on the weekends and movie tickets for 7pm on Fridays). The mall was an obvious choice, since I'd always have someone to hang with on breaks (the place employed my entire high school) and I'd have a sweet employee discount.
LiLo's fallen and she's fallen hard. First her acting career, then her love life, and now her popularity. While she hasn't had a real movie since Mean Girls and, as such, no real income, Lindsay has been bar hopping to score some cash. But even that isn't bringing in the dough anymore. In fact, it is rumored that Snooki is now making more per appearance than Ms. Lohan herself.
I am currently going through my most difficult breakup yet in college: my relationship with Spring Break has ended. This was the first year I went away for the week, and I must say I'm appalled that anyone expects me to just come back to campus and start going to class and (gasp) STUDYING. Can't I at least get a week of mourning, people!?
Women's History Month is (unforch) coming to an end, and this week, it's time to pay homage to a very different type of hero. All month long we've been telling you why we worship various female celebs based on their fierce fashion or sense of humor. To finish out the month, I want to share with you all the story of Khadijah Williams, a freshman at Harvard University who proves that a woman can achieve anything with the right amount of determination.
Let's be honest for a moment: house parties and bar hopping are all great weekend (or weeknight...or weekday...) activities, but they can get pretty exhausting for us ladies. We have to primp for hours, wear excruciatingly high heels and tight clothes, and still manage to look good after gettin' low on the dance floor to whatever Black Eyed Peas song the DJ decides to play.
Ellen Degeneres is a household name nowadays, and rightfully so. From her hilarious antics, sweet dance moves, and generous heart, Ellen does it all, and that's why she's our fourth inspiring woman to be featured this month! Ellen has come so far in both her personal and professional life and it's all because she works hard and is not afraid to be herself.
Flip through the channels on any given day and take your pick of whose lives you'd like a firsthand look at- pregnant high-schoolers, wealthy housewives, bridezillas, fist-pumping guidos, drug addicted celebs, trashy hoes fighting (literally) for the love of a rockstar, famous-for-no-reason celebs, tiara clad toddlers, and people who've had waaaaay too many children.
When the word mentor comes to mind, we think of someone we look up to for advice and guidance. Someone we truly respect and admire. And unless you happen to be the 7-year-old girls that I babysit, that person is probably not Hannah Montana.
I understand the appeal of March Madness. Really, I do. We all need a little distraction to get us through this month when midterms and papers abound, everyone's depressed post-Spring Break and the warm weather is teasing us.
You might have noticed that lately, magazines and TV are being applauded for finally displaying "average" looking women. From America Ferrara starring on Ugly Betty, to Tina Fey on 30 Rock, to Glamour giving Crystal Renn her own spread, it seems like the media industry was actually making some headway in this department!
With all the fuss lately surrounding healthy body images and the perfect abs, it seems a bit surprising that Donna Simpson, a 42 year old New Jersey woman has actually made it her goal t be the world's fattest woman. She's even said it would be "a fantasy" to reach 1,000 pounds!
My group of friends is pretty mixed between guys and girls, and now that we're upperclassmen and live off-campus, it seems totally normal for them to share houses. In fact, it seems quite splendid. But would it be quite the same to co-habitate with a manly man in that closet I used to affectionately consider my room?
Every St. Patrick's Day when my alarm goes off at 7 a.m., my half-Irish heart flutters as I anticipate the long day of debauchery ahead (I'd like to note that I've never scheduled a class earlier than 9:30 because I won't get out of bed for it, but I will GLADLY rise with the sun for the promise of beer).
I'll start this post with the disclaimer that I'm not one that usually gets involved in (or understands) politics. But what I do understand is the massive amount of debt I am incurring by spending four years at a university. And I'm sure that is something many of you also understand all too well.
Now that hot mess Lindsay Lohan is basically unemployable, she's got a lot more time on her hands. Time that she's apparently filling watching TV and then suing people for making really awesome commercials. Babies with voice dubbs discussing finances while Skyping? Adorable. But LiLo doesn't agree.
It's no secret that it costs A LOT of money to go to school. Between tuition, textbooks, room & board, meal plans, and bar tabs, students and their parents shell out big bucks for a four-year university degree. But what if your college actually paid you not to go?
Although the whole "graduating" thing sucks in theory, there's always a lot of excitement surrounding the commencement speaker (or controversy, if you remember the whole Obama at Notre Dame debacle...). A good speaker can trick you into thinking this isn't the worst day of your life inspire you to look ahead to the future and all the possibilities that lay ahead.
Besides being the month of St. Patrick's Day and CollegeCandy's editor's birthday, March is Women's History Month. Instead of honoring the great women of our past, however, we at CC want to honor the women they inspired and who now inspire us.
You can take the girl outta Jersey, but you can't take the Jersey outta the girl. Unless you're Harper's Bazaar, that is.
When I think back to senior year of high school, I remember a few things: hardly ever doing schoolwork, living under my parents' roof, and being 10 pounds lighter, for instance. But there's no doubt that waiting for those college acceptance (or rejection) letters to start rolling in is the most exciting and nerve-racking time in a senior's life!