• Instagram is Coming to the Web!

    When I read the headline today, I audibly gasped causing everyone around me to think I either a) choked on my lunch or b) read that Ryan Lochte was getting married (Good news, he isn't. And yes, I'm still on a Lochte kick. Go ahead, hate me.)

  • Top 8 Websites For Shopping on the Cheap

    While it would be awesome to rock designer styles, sometime you just have to outfit your wardrobe with some less-costly items. Here's some help with a list of online shops with college-friendly prices.

  • Duke It Out: Rating Sites

    There has been a lot of controversy lately over sites like RateBU, where pictures of girls are posted online and people vote on whether or not they're hot. Yeah, I only wish I'd made that up. Regardless of whether you think this kind of thing is just fine or is a pathetic excuse for shallow douchbaggery, the question that a lot of schools are facing is - should this be allowed to happen?

  • Friday Faves: The 6 Most Common Facebook Photos

    People can learn a lot about you from your Facebook profile. By considering your favorite movies, pictures, quotes and the things other people write on your wall, it is quite easy to get a good idea of who you are as a person. And knowing that, many of us are extremely careful about what we throw on there.

  • Kiss and Tell 2.0

    While tirelessly working on a PowerPoint presentation for my Foreign Policy class this past Friday, I was forwarded another slew of slides chock-full of facts, images, and evaluations. However, these were far from academic. As I clicked a link in the email, I was led to an article detailing one Duke University female’s fake senior thesis, titled “An education beyond the classroom: excelling in the realm of horizontal academics.”

  • One Month Challenge: Facebook Diet, Week 4

    So I have now gone four mostly Facebook-free weeks. Which is saying something considering my little incident last weekend. I swear the universe was playing games with me for my final week of this challenge.

  • Facebook Creepin’ – A Guide

    Facebook can turn even the most confident girl into a crazy stalker. Whether it's clicking rapidly through photo albums and tagged pictures or checking out every. single. girl. who posts on your random hook-up's wall, we've all been there. And that's OK. It's not like we're sitting in a windowless van outside someone's house for hours, watching their every move.

  • Is Privacy Really the Best Policy for Facebook?

    Do you remember the good ol' days freshman year? Sitting nervously in front of your laptop on a Sunday morning, awaiting the moment your friends would post the infamous pictures from the weekend? Then, it happens. At around noon, after a long breakfast spent reminiscing in the cafeteria Facebook explodes with album after album of weekend adventures.

  • College Students Say: We Want Gay Marriage

    While an older generation calls the shots in Congress, in most states, gay marriage still illegal. According to a study by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, 65 percent of college freshman surveyed were in favor of gay marriage. The findings revealed that even a large majority of students classified as far-right were also supporters.

  • Wanna Raid Christabelle’s Closet?

    If you're anything like me, you're a sucker for a name brand. Despite wanting to be above it, I die when I see the new Marc Jacobs handbags or Prada runway show at Fashion Week. Also, if you're anything like me, your bag costs more than what's in your bank account and realistically you shouldn't be buying that Chanel watch that costs more than your rent.

  • The World of Chatroulette

    Just recently, I heard through the grape-vine about a little video-chat sensation called Chatroulette. Now, we have all heard of Skype, a video chat used to communicate with friends for free. But creators of Chatroulette decided to float to the rebellious side of things and create a video chat for strangers

  • Facebook’s New Settings Make Stalking Easier?

    It was just another daily Facebook-check when a message from Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the top of my newsfeed. Blah, blah, blah. Shut up, shut up, shut up. We know there are millions of users on Facebook - my mother is on it for God's sake - no need to write us a message about it, Mark!

  • There’s a Time and A Place for Facebooking

    Everyone has that one friend who is a habitual Facebook status updater. Their life is an open book for all of their cyber friends to read. As if people care that you are at the gym right now or cleaning out your earwax. There are some things better left un-updated. And there are some places and times when it’s not OK to update either.

  • Facebook Pranks Are Funny, Aren’t They?

    Poor Mike! He should have known better than to leave his Facebook profile open on someone else’s computer. Usually, I’m pretty unimpressed with jokes that hinge on dudes acting like there’s something inherently hilarious about homosexuality—unless they’re Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd—but this prank is pretty genius.

  • Smart, Savvy, and Sustainable Shopping

    As you may have gathered from my previous articles, I am a shopaholic. Even if I have no money, I can’t help but scour the internet for deals at the online sample sales (seriously, check out Ideeli, it’s amazing). And even though I can’t always buy sustainable products, I still try to buy in sustainable ways.

  • Are You An Internet-aholic? There’s a Rehab For That

    Imagine that you move into your new dorm room only to find that your internet connection isn’t working. Do you feel a little frustrated, mildly anxious, or totally panicked? If you chose Option C, you might just be an internet addict. Don’t laugh—a growing number of doctors believe that internet addiction is a serious problem.

  • Where (and How) To Meet The Single Guys

    Every magazine we've ever read since childhood has spouted off Top 10 lists of where to meet men (yeah, I'm pretty sure Highlights even touched on that subject). At this point in my life, the potential places to meet men have been pounded into my head. Yet, I still have some issues actually getting a dude. What am I doing wrong?

  • Relationship Status: Slap in the Face… Book

    You log in and scroll through Newsfeed, which usually goes a little something like this: status updates from "kind-of" friends, photos posted from family vacations that you don’t care about, “top 5 favorite Miley Cyrus songs” (she even has 5 songs?), “What’s my Ghetto Name,” more status updates, ex-boyfriend is no longer listed as single, status upd… WAIT WHAT?!

  • This Year, Everyone is an Ivy Leaguer

    So some of you may be a little bitter this school year. Instead of heading off to your dream school, you are stuck attending your fall-back as your friends suddenly turn all intellectual and boast about the awesome classes at Harvard, Princeton and NYU.

  • The CC Weekly Weigh In: Eff You, Technology!

    I am, without a doubt, addicted to technology. I spend 10 hours a day in front of my computer and the minute I step away, I'm checking my email/Facebook/Twitter/IMs/stock market reports from my iPhone. (Note: stock market reports are a real downer these days.)

  • Weekly Ten: Facebook Pet Peeves

    Every Week, I write College Candy's "Weekly Ten" about whatever the hard-hitting, relevant issues of the week are. Obviously. This week, I've decided to focus my Weekly Ten on my Top 10 Facebook Pet Peeves. Because it doesn't get more relevant or hard-hitting than that.

  • The Five Questions We Ask Everyone: @SarahMerion

    Sarah Merion is a “Social Media” pioneer for Gen Y. She has her own website, SarahMerion.com, where she educates on Social Media and challenges people to think about using social media to benefit their business. She has a cult following on Twitter (check her out @SarahMerion) and has even hosted multiple workshops on using Twitter and LinkedIn...

  • Gradvice: Your Post-Grad BFFs

    After four years (or more, if you’re lucky) navigating your familiar college campus, it’s time to face a new, not-so-familiar world. It’s time to find a new favorite pizza place, a new mani/pedi shop, and a new bar with cheap specials on Wednesday nights. Oh yeah, and for many of you, you have to find some new friends with whom to frequent those locations.

  • Deleted Doesn’t Always Mean Deleted!?

    Think about the first time you really started applying for a “grown-up” job. You bought some new professional clothes, you hammered out an amazing resume, and you cleaned up your Facebook. Or did you?

  • Google’s Down. The World Weeps.

    After rolling out of bed this morning I immediately flipped open my Mac Book and signed online. (What? How else are you supposed to begin the day?) And that was when I got the worst news of my life: Google wasn't working.