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.
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.
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?
•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 in •Pros and cons of getting your Master's online •Should you rush this fall?
•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
•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
•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
There isn’t anything much better than hanging out on the quad on a sunny day. It’s probably a good thing all of the following didn’t come together at once, otherwise I’d be pushing super senior status right now...
It's the summer after you've graduated high school. You've finished your exams. You've finished the college application process. You have your diploma, you've taken the pictures in the cap and gown and you finally decided on a college. So now all you want to do is kick back and relax and enjoy an entire summer free of responsibility and full of hanging with your friends before you each go your separate ways to start some new adventures.
•Why it's okay to be undeclared •How to keep your Facebook safe from employers and supervisors •Increase your chances of turning your internship into a full time job •How to best prepare for a semester abroad •6 Tips for future freshman •College town ice cream parlor round up •Top 5 music festival tips
There are certain tech-type things that every girl knows how to do. We know how to upload Facebook photos, and how to listen to music online. We know how to tweet and send e-mails, and how to Skype and iChat. But there are other tech things that often escape us.
•How beat the heat in your summer commute •Run your campus and lose the Freshman 15 •Fun uses for your textbooks this summer •When Facebook becomes too much •Hangover cures from around the world •Best books for recent graduates •A college girl's guide to thrifting
I stumbled upon this article in which a financial analyst says that college is not worth it because in our economy even a bachelor’s degree doesn’t guarantee a job. He claims “undergraduate education is primarily a four year vacation interrupted by periodic bouts of cramming or Google plagiarizing.” I have all sorts of problems with this.
•How to land your dream internship •5 Ways you can graduate college without debt •What to do when your 'hometown' doesn't feel like home •5 benefits to getting your Master's degree online •Can't find a job on land? What about out on sea? •How to build good credit history •Why running is a great workout for student
I'll be upfront. I've only done the friends with benefits thing once, and it sucked. I'm a serious commitment kind of girl. If I'm going to date someone, I want it to lead somewhere. That said, I understand that not everyone feels the same way, and sometimes you just want a consistent hookup who will treat you like a human being.
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) recently came out with a pretty sweet app all about students, trends and news. It got me thinking, we are in need of one super app for college girls designed to make our lives just a little bit more fun and easy.
•The greatest 90's pop culture phenomenona •Things you should NOT say to recent graduates •Surviving the summer after college graduation •Are computer labs becoming obsolete? •Prepping for college orientation •How to make a power breakfast for your internships •Are single-sex dorms the answer to combating binge drinking and hook ups?
The Middle East, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Recession, Depression, Stimulus, Democrats, Republicans, Congress- sometimes the big issues in today's world can make your head spin. There's so much going on and it's tough to keep up with all the details, but even though it's hectic, the big issues can have a big impact on your life, your career, and your future. Lucky for you, I've taken the top headlines and condensed them into easy-to-read tidbits with all the info you need to know. And trust me, this is the stuff you need to know.
When trying to figure out what to write about for this week’s weekly ten I was a little bit stumped. So I decided to go back to the basics. And this is college after all, so it’s no surprise that drinks soon followed. But I didn’t want to go with the most common drinks or the weirdest drinks, or the ways to drink those drinks. So instead I thought I’d do something a little bit different. The drinks with the best, the sexiest, the craziest cocktail names out there.
There's an app for that. For what? Well, just about everything these days. From finding the perfect shirt to getting directions to that restaurant you've only ever been to once to planning your wedding. There's an app for it.
•How to keep your mind sharp this summer •Write the perfect thank-you note for all your interviewers •The hidden costs of college •Getting your groove on around campus •Five easy ways to save money in college •Break the stereotype of the "needy millennial" •The secret they don't tell you in school
• Fashion bloggers every college girl should know • 3 canceled TV shows to watch over summer break • The TOP study abroad destinations • College graduation speakers for foodies • Should freshman be restricted from going Greek? • 4 classes everyone should take • AePi guys sing an ode to sorority girls (HAHAHA)
• A few campus style tips from Rory Gilmore • Would you do the undie run? • How to make a killer grilled cheese in the dining hall • The hidden costs of college • The only college bucket list you'll ever need • Should you break up or stay together? • Attendance is optional...and 3 other college class lies
It's Sunday morning, you sit up slowly in your bed, vision blurred, hair lookin' a hot mess, and attempt to take note of where everything is. After seeing a dress and shoes laying on the floor, you decide that's enough and fall back into your bed. A second later you pop up and that"oh crap" light bulb pops in your head.
Move-out day is usually a good thing, right? You get to move out of the tiny room you've been living in for the past few months and move back to the real world: a place where you don't have to live out of plastic storage containers. Though exciting, packing can be tedious and stressful. And hot. Why is it always hot?