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Nov 6, 2011
An Ode to Red Cups

An Ode to Red Cups

If red cups could talk, If red cups could talk, about the places they’ve been--the things they’ve seen--the games they’ve played. No one ever shows them recognition or praise

Nov 5, 2011
Top 10 Best College Theme Party Ideas

Top 10 Best College Theme Party Ideas

It's safe to say that costume and theme parties are one of the biggest parts of college life. After all, college is one of the few times in life where you can get away with dressing in crazy costumes, and convincing your friends to do the same, on a regular basis. I mean, how often do your parents talk about going to an ABC party?

Nov 4, 2011Body
Friday Faves: Should Blackout Mistakes be Forgiven?

Friday Faves: Should Blackout Mistakes be Forgiven?

"So can anyone tell me what went down last night?" Ahh, the magical college blackout. These words have become way-too-familiar over the past few years I've spent at this fine academic institution. Sunday mornings - Gatorade and a McDonald's breakfast sandwich in hand - I sit in my living room with my roommates, attempting to piece together the events from the night before.

Oct 29, 2011Entertainment
Nicole Richie Asks Girls Not to “Dress Slutty” This Halloween

Nicole Richie Asks Girls Not to “Dress Slutty” This Halloween

It’s finally here: Halloweekend 2011. And though many choose to witty, creative or innovative with their costumes (like building a fully-functioning digital camera costume), most choose to simply…wear less. But Nicole Richie is not okay with that option.

Oct 17, 2011Lifestyle
The Weekly Ten: My Hipster Halloween

The Weekly Ten: My Hipster Halloween

My original plan, for this year, was to be Ruth from "Hey Arnold." It fits my obscure rule: The more times I can scoff and say "What, you don't know who I am?" the better. And when I find someone who does know who I am...well, we become best friends for the night. Then I found a pretty dress so I'm being a fairy...I know. So as inspiration for the rest of you go-all-outters for Halloween here are my ten favorite dorky-hipster-internet themed costumes.

Oct 16, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•3 ways to stay current on campus news •Can you be pals with your professors? •Surviving your first midterms •How you can start working smarterCollege terms defined, from A to Z •Keep your technological world organized •The top five grocery items to buy generic

Oct 12, 2011Entertainment
Ask a Roommate: To Have and To Mold

Ask a Roommate: To Have and To Mold

So what's the deal with establishing laws of the communal roomie fridge? Is it safe to chuck someone's stuff when the expiration date has passed? Tune in to this week's Ask a Roommate and see what Marysa has to say!

Oct 10, 2011Lifestyle
The Weekly Ten: Things College Students Take For Granted

The Weekly Ten: Things College Students Take For Granted

Needless to say there are very few things I wouldn't be willing to part with in order to get back the comfy dorm room living I've grown accustomed too. So here are some things you should be thankful for having while living away from home...

Oct 9, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•The do's and don'ts of studying in a coffee shopParents are coming to Facebook because of college students?! •Snacks to help you get your study on •Why you should be getting involved on campus •5 unique ways to make some money on the side •How to stop procrastinating! •Learning from a bad grade

Oct 2, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Could the new Facebook Timeline enhance your collegiate experience? •Why you should consider getting the Amazon Tablet •How to choose a major •20 things students wish they could tell professors and TAs •Take the study buddy challenge •Inside the mind of a frat bro •Reason you'll love freshman year

Sep 25, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Pimp out your dorm walls •A student guide to eating healthy, local foods •The 6 types of college parents •Dining hall DIY: BruschettaDon't drain your account at the bar •For the sexiler and the sexiledHomesickness means new beginnings

Sep 24, 2011
How to Get Ready for Class in 30 Minutes or Less

How to Get Ready for Class in 30 Minutes or Less

If I have learned one thing as an Economics major, it is that life is all about maximization. Maximize money, maximize efficiency, maximize time slept in. These lessons are applicable to college life outside the classroom, particularly when you are deciding between getting your beauty sleep and not looking like a hot mess for that 9 am class. I am pretty much the master of looking presentable in a jiffy.

Sep 20, 2011Lifestyle
Attention Incoming Freshman Girls:  We Already Hate You.

Attention Incoming Freshman Girls: We Already Hate You.

Freshman girls. Two words uttered with excitement by upperclassmen guys, but uttered with disdain accompanied with scoffs and eye rolls by upperclassmen girls. These perceived interlopers consistently dampened discussions I had with many of my friends around our upcoming sophomore year. Sound a little off to you?

Sep 18, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Unconventional ways to pay off tuition •Making friends the easy way •What I wish I knew before graduating •Why working out should be a priority in college •Is the Macbook Air ready for college? •The best cereals to eat before your 9am class •Guy friendly tips for dressing well

Sep 16, 2011
Friday Faves: 5 Majors to Date Before You Graduate

Friday Faves: 5 Majors to Date Before You Graduate

Since I started college a lot has changed. I went from doing all my class readings in advance to cramming them in right before the final. I went from playing it safe with a cranberry vodka on the weekends to a nice scotch at the end of a particularly trying weeknight.

Sep 14, 2011Entertainment
Ask a Roommate: Cleaning Up

Ask a Roommate: Cleaning Up

This week Marysa touches upon a super common (and surprisingly sensitive) issue: what do do with a messy roommate. Nothing is grosser than coming home from a long day of classes to find dirty tissues, used plates and wrinkled clothes on the floor. And when you're in the position, nothing's more awkward than telling someone that...uh...they're kinda nasty.

Sep 11, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Decorating your dorm on a budget

•Why more colleges are banning smokers

•The student guide to dealing with stress

•The best must haves for college

•7 reasons why you shouldn't skip class

•The best items to steal from the dining hall

This should be a university requirement

Sep 8, 2011Entertainment
The Real Way vs. the College Way: Theme Parties

The Real Way vs. the College Way: Theme Parties

There are always those girls who will use any excuse to get a little skanky, and college parties are generally their go to moment. Halloween is the one night a year Theme parties are the few nights a month when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it... Well, only a few snarky comments anyway.

Sep 7, 2011Entertainment
Ask a Roommate: Sharing Closet Space

Ask a Roommate: Sharing Closet Space

You'll want some cute going out outfits, fun stuff to wear around the dorm, maybe some fierce accessories, oh snap -- you can't forget your handbag collection at home...and what about all your shoes? Those have got to come, too. The thing about having a great wardrobe is that it's all fun and games, until you need to split the closet with someone...

Sep 4, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•The shy girl's guide to making friends in college •When fan violence gets out of hand •What extracurricular should you join? •The dining hall experienceCollege students aren't actually good at searching •Beat the Starbucks rush before and after class •Dining hall DIY: microwave cheese fondue

Sep 2, 2011
Hey Freshman: The First Month Of School Sucks…But It Gets Better

Hey Freshman: The First Month Of School Sucks…But It Gets Better

But before you sign those papers to withdraw from college – or the college experience – completely, let me tell you: college is awesome. It’s exciting and fun and full of new people, new places, new experiences. This is the beginning of the rest of your life!

Aug 31, 2011Entertainment
Ask a Roommate: The Facebook Status

Ask a Roommate: The Facebook Status

It's so temping to share with the world Facebook how miffed you were when your roommate stumbled in at 3 a.m. on a Tuesday night with some rando. Your girlfriends at home would def feel your pain, and you know they'd leave a few snarky comments on you wall to help ease the severe mental damage you sustained from being woken up at such an ungodly hour.

Aug 29, 2011Lifestyle
Five College Rankings We Actually Care About

Five College Rankings We Actually Care About

Newsweek just released their 2011 college rankings, and they’re pretty useless for prospective students. Top Schools for Activists? Boring. Best Schools for Foreign Students? I could just study abroad. Most Rigorous? Why would I want to challenge myself? Here are five categories that Newsweek should have included on their list that prospective students would actually need to know about.

Aug 28, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Turn your C's into A's •Being a career student can pay off...literally •College secrets you need to know •Must haves for a first time kitchen •Start your first week off right •How to...pick your majorWu Tang Clan internship?

Aug 24, 2011
Ask a Roommate: Sharing a Room for the First Time

Ask a Roommate: Sharing a Room for the First Time

Living with people is hard. Living with people in a very small space is even harder. Whether your roommate is your bestest friend in the whole world or she's some stranger you got matched up with, you're going to eventually have problems. That's why we're launching our brand new Ask a Roommate Youtube series. Every Wednesday night, Marysa will be answering YOUR roommate questions.

Aug 21, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•The most valuable college survival skillEssentials you won't want to forget when moving in •Making it work with your long-distance relationship •Update your workout wardrobe •Best way to pack for back to school •Maintaining sanity during sorority recruitmentFun toys you don't need but will want

Aug 19, 2011
True Story: I Committed Dormcest

True Story: I Committed Dormcest

Dormcest, especially floorcest, was quite the epidemic my freshman year. For the first month, I just didn't get it. It was like making out with your closest friend. Didn't anyone feel awkward? Weren't they weirded out by it? Wasn't it bizarre to be (essentially) sharing a room with the person you're hooking up with? Maybe I was naive, but I voted yes.x

Aug 14, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Can you survive college without having a Facebook? •Do you have the back-to-school blues? •Replace your alarm clock with these sweet apps •Why you'll love freshman year •How to shop for dorm room bedding •Finally, answers to your questions about college life •Can you make your relationship last long distance?

Aug 14, 2011Lifestyle
Why Are So Many College Students Taking Prescription Drugs?

Why Are So Many College Students Taking Prescription Drugs?

When it comes to almost every aspect of my social life, I gladly accept the "straight-edge girl" role. No, I'm not one of those crazy "straight-edge" people who draw X's on their hands, dress in all black and attack anyone who doesn't follow their lifestyle, but I'm not afraid to admit that as a junior in college, I've never drank alcohol, smoked cigarettes, smoked weed or kicked it old school by downing Robitussin.

Aug 12, 2011
Dorm Hall Boards RAs Should Make, But Never Will

Dorm Hall Boards RAs Should Make, But Never Will

If you've lived in a dorm, chances are you've seen (and completely ignored) many-a-dorm hall board. That's because normally they tell you things like what fast food places are the closest, which you could have learned by stepping out the door. However, there is some info that we KNOW our RAs have that could be super useful to those innocent and naive freshmen living on their halls. Unfortunately, RAs are supposed to be mature and trustworthy authority figures who only offer PG words of wisdom.

Aug 10, 2011
Top 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Freshman Year

Top 5 Things I Wish I Had Known Freshman Year

Remember freshman year? How scared you were? Nervous? So determined to make all the right decisions? Don't you wish someone had handed you advice on what you should actually know before going into college?

Aug 7, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Make the dining hall feel like home •Celebs give advice for college living •Avoiding summer music festival fashion faux pas •What to expect on the High School to College transition •Stay in touch with your roommates for a low-stress move inPros and cons of getting your Master's online •Should you rush this fall?

Jul 31, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacay •10 gadgets for tech-savvy students •How to create a cool dorm room layout •Foursquare comes to college campuses •Which schools have the best transportation systems? •The college freshman meme is the greatest thing to ever happen •Life is sometimes like The Cheesecake Factory

Jul 24, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•Bidding farewell to Harry Potter •The argument against changing your major •The douchiest colleges in America •What's on your bucket list before the summer ends? •Do you know how to survive without your smartphone? •Why you should consider studying abroad •Surprising benefits of starting your own blog

Jul 17, 2011
Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

Candy Dish: Campus Scoop

•The unsung mascots of college life •The new long life laptop every college student needs •Guide to your first year at college •How to choose the right job after college •A very unique way to teach cause and effect rhetoric •The benefits of interning at a non profit •You may be limiting your own intellectual capacity