Weekly Wrap Up: So, NYE Happened

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I like to think of this week as come-down week.  We’re gradually coming down from the elation of the holidays.  We’re coming down from the kind of happiness that can only be found when you spend an entire day curled up on the couch, watching old school reruns courtesy of Soap Net or the Jersey Shore premiere on repeat.  We’re coming down from that food coma, only to realize that our favorite pairs of jeans are no longer our favorite pairs of jeans…because we can’t get them over our thunder thighs.

Come down week (more commonly referred to as “the start of winter semester”) was made a little more bearable by the fact that it actually wasn’t super-frigid this year….but let’s be real, the real thing getting us through this otherwise awful time is the fact that Jake Gyllenhal is back on the market!  Write a song about that, Taylor.

The second best way to get through this week?  Drink.  Since it’s syllabus week, aka the craziest, most party-rific week for college students, you can get really crazy.  Like, Snooki level crazy.  Here’s your guide to throwing the perfect Jersey Shore-themed party.

But if you’re not ready to get off the couch and get crazy just yet, there’s always extensive Facebook stalking.  It’s likely that people have uploaded tons of pictures from New Years Eve and the rest of the holiday season.  Feel free to stalk – I won’t judge (because that would be hypocrisy…)   I might, however, have to judge if you do any of the things that force us to wonder: has our Facebook obsession gone too far?

While we’ve been hauling our butts back to campus, some of our friends have had the luxury of staying in their own beds while noshing on home-cooked meals.  You know, sometimes I really wish I had gone to community college, and not just for the aforementioned reasons.  Recent evidence has made us question: is community college the better option?

Our community college peeps have the luxury of stretching out in front of a glorious TV every night, while most of us are slouched over computer screens, waiting for videos to load.   It’s kind of hard for me to fully admire Mr. Schue’s abs (uh…dance moves) when I’m doing that, so I took the time to do some research the Glee cast – here’s what I came up with.

One of our writers beat the Winter Break Boredom by conducting a little online experiment.  Luckily, this one is way more interesting than anything you’ll ever do in physics class.  Check out our sexy time experiment here.

Beating the holiday weight gain isn’t easy business – thankfully, slaving away on a treadmill may not be your only options.  Try these quickie workouts instead.

Death Cab For Cutie has been one of my favorite bands since high school, and this album doesn’t disappoint. It’s not exactly going to get you in the mood to rage all night, but it will get you through some otherwise unbearable study sessions.

Nothing says “festive” like some colored eye shadow – keep the spirit of the holiday season alive with this amazing palette – you’ll be the star of all the back to school parties on campus.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
COLLEGECANDY Writer
I'm a Chicago-based writer and graduate of the Medill School of Journalism who has written for sites like Cosmopolitan.com, Seventeen.com, MarieClaire.com, Glamour.com, Parents.com, Racked, Thrillist and The Huffington Post.
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