As a New Englander you would think I would be one of the many supporters of winter. After all, I used to figure skate and bring my inner tube to the Seven Hills, but somewhere (I blame junior year of college; not sure why) I turned. Maybe it was when I fell in love with all the wonderful things summer had to offer, maybe it was when winter started taking over half of the year.
I know a thing or two about snuggling, mostly learned from John Stamos...but I digress. There is nothing more complimentary to a good snuggle then a great movie. So here are some movies that will have you jonesin' for another snow storm...
•Enhancing your college education with Google •The key to staying healthy on campus •5 ways to create your own personal brand •Everything you need to study abroad •Foreign remedies for the common cold •Go from class to a night out in colorblock
Yeah, we've all been there. And we all know resolutions last about three weeks in. It's not your fault, it's hard to stick to change...especially a lot of drastic changes. So, to put you on the path to resolution success here are ten ideas that will not only guarantee a positive outcome, but also make you feel a tad better about yourself. Plus, who can say that they actually followed through with their New Year's Resolution?
While we're looking back at all the wonderful moments (and the not so wonderful ones, i.e. that time you threw up in your new boyfriend's bed) here are a few articles that made my year just a smidgen better. I know for a fact after reading them you'll feel ten thousand times better about all of your not-so-great moments of 2011.
• Winter break can get boring, so make something cool• Turns out us college kids aren't super greedy, we still want our perfect job • Why try these fun winter activities this year? • The amazing confessions of an English teacher in South Korea • Simple ways to save money while in college • Yummy! Holiday brain food
Earlier this week, Sigma Phi Epsilon at the University of Vermont was suspended after new members responded to a fifteen question document. A questionnaire sounds harmless enough, right? Wrong. One of the questions was, "If you could rape someone, who would it be?".
Neverending class work, nonstop relationship (or lack thereof) shiz, grad school applications, a dwindling bank account...the day-to-day worries of our college years often weigh us down. But too often, we stress about the big issues and totally forget about the little things that make our daily routines bearable...or even great!
“So…are we gonna hook-up or what?” Ah, another poor soul lost to the epidemic I refer to as “The Death of Subtlety.” It was a fabulous time (read: three days) we spent together. He was good-looking, kinda funny, not too much of a d-bag...in other words, a total catch. And then, as we lay in each other’s arms on the musty couch, he uttered that fateful question. Sigh.
A brunch recap sesh is the
perfect only way to end an epic weekend. It's absolutely essential to make sure all parties are aware of the ridiculous things that happened Thursday through Sunday. After four years of recapping embarrassing, hilarious and truly epic weekends, I think I've nailed down a few key elements to make sure that you experience the ultimate brunch recap session every single Sunday.
• Freshmen recap: what I learned first semester • How to score the best college scholarship • One-serving recipes made for the broke college kid • Awkward Christmas break interactions • 16 new and exciting ways to eat Ramen noodles • Dress like Pippa!
•Preserve your smartphone's battery life •The evolution of classroom technology •Find the perfect scholarship for you •How has college changed since your parents went? •Making a pumpkin latte from your dorm! •Why weekend work is overrated
Have you ever been stuck in a funk that, even though your friends are concerned and your finals are creeping up, you really just don’t want to get out of it just yet? Like you just want to crawl into your Snuggie with a pint of Ben & Jerry’s and while listening to a song that articulates your inexpressible feelings so perfectly?
As an overworked college student, it can be hard to pay attention to the off-campus world. You are struggling to keep up with your courseload and you’re expected to keep up with international developments too? It is tempting to retreat to the library, glue your nose to a textbook and forget about world issues.
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
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?
"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.
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.
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.
•3 ways to stay current on campus news •Can you be pals with your professors? •Surviving your first midterms •How you can start working smarter •College terms defined, from A to Z •Keep your technological world organized •The top five grocery items to buy generic
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!
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...
•The do's and don'ts of studying in a coffee shop •Parents 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
•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
•Pimp out your dorm walls •A student guide to eating healthy, local foods •The 6 types of college parents •Dining hall DIY: Bruschetta •Don't drain your account at the bar •For the sexiler and the sexiled •Homesickness means new beginnings
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.
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?
•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
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.
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.
•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
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.
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...
•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 experience •College students aren't actually good at searching •Beat the Starbucks rush before and after class •Dining hall DIY: microwave cheese fondue