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Ariana Romero

I'm a journalist, blogger and avid social media user. I love tweeting, tumbling and pinning. Although, my greatest passion lies in entertainment news and popular culture. Thanks to Syracuse University I tend to bleed orange.
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LATEST ARTICLES WRITTEN
Feb 15, 2014

No, You’re Probably Not a “Crazy Girl”

A girl afraid of the word "crazy" will tell her hookup it's "so completely fine" he made out with another girl directly in front of her at a party, or she'll assure her friend "it's so unbelievably okay" she takes her 4-month crush to a sorority date night.

Oct 2, 2013

This Week’s “Big Girl” Lesson: Why You Shouldn’t Put a Comforter in the Washing Machine

One piece of advice blogosphere: do not put your comforter in the washing machine. Ever. Just use Febreze or something....

Sep 23, 2013

The 8 Unavoidable Stages of Losing Your Keys When You Live in Off-Campus Housing

When you move in, the nice people at the leasing office give you a bunch of stuff, the most important of them being your keys. They say, "These keys are $240. Don't lose them." In that moment, I knew I was going to lose them.

Sep 2, 2013

I’m Turning 21 Today, But I Don’t Really Feel Any Different

It's so strange that right now, I'm too biologically and mentally immature to enjoy a frozen margarita and knock back a few shots with my sorority sisters. But, in a just a few minutes (compared to the last 21 years), I'll apparently go through an amazing metamorphosis.

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Jul 4, 2013

10 Situations We Would Love To See Ryan Lochte In

A little over a month ago, the greatest show know the man ended its first season.

Retta’s 28 Greatest Tweets…Because We Had to Cap It Off Somewhere

If you don’t already know who the fabulous Retta is, then shame on you! But CC is here to fix...

Jun 3, 2013

Where Are They Now? “Varsity Blues” Edition (Oh Yeah, This is Happening)

It's hard for me to accept just how old the 1999 sport-drama Varsity Blues really is. Mostly because that means Paul Walker is getting into that Too Old For Me range. Not cool, Paul, not cool.

May 31, 2013

A Letter To My High School Self: Ariana, Syracuse University

Because we can't actually travel back in time and impart wise words on our 17 year-old selves, we've decided to do the next best thing. Over the coming days, you'll see letters on the site from CC readers writing to their high school senior selves.

Apr 29, 2013

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Apr 16, 2013

Where Are They Now: Family Matters

Although Family Matters (which introduced Urkel mid-way into the first season) has been over for almost 15 years, I can still see lovable Steve Urkel wandering into the Winslow family household. And remember the Winslows? They had to deal with that crazy kid for nine whole seasons on "Family Matters." That's one respectable feat.

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Mar 31, 2013

CC Interviews “10 Things I Hate About You” Writer Karen McCullah Lutz

Fourteen years ago today, a little movie called 10 Things I Hate About You came out. I'm guessing you've heard of it? We were lucky enough to interview the writer of 10 Things, Karen McCullah Lutz on sororities, Prince Charmings and her many movies.

Mar 29, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Game Of Thrones”

It’s been a long break, but Game of Thrones is back! Season three starts this Sunday and that’s far better...

Mar 26, 2013

Where Are They Now: Legally Blonde

Although Elle gets all the credit (it is her movie after all... and Bruiser's) there were a lot of people there to help her along the way. And, twelve years later you have to wonder, what is everyone doing now?

Feb 20, 2013

The 10 Most Ridiculous Oscar Wins Of All Time

Academy voters have a tendency of messing up, giving the wrong people awards and being generally ridiculous. And here's the proof.

Jan 14, 2013

The 7 Things You Should Know About Sorority Recruitment

Sorority Rush: the Harry Potter sorting hat of your college experience, only with much nicer outfits and choreographed singing and dancing. You're probably hoping I'm about to tell you how to make it into your supposed dream house or a top tier sorority. Sorry to say, not going to happen.

Dec 26, 2012

The Top 10 Celebrity Meltdowns of 2012

Whether it was in the form of bizarre haircuts and pants foregoing or Twitter rants, celebrities were always there to remind us that our drama wasn't really that bad. Hollywood, we salute you [backwards, from #10 to our #1 celebrity meltdown].

Dec 22, 2012

10 Reasons You Weren’t Invited To The Party

Well... this is... awkward. There's definitely a party. A ton of your friends are definitely invited. It's definitely a Facebook event and... you're not on the guest list. December 2012 has a lot of party options. Whether it's an Ugly Sweater party, a Holiday bash or a New Year's Eve throw down, it's just nice to be invited.

Dec 19, 2012

The 10 Worst Christmas Gifts That Are Actually On Sale

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how lovely are the gifts under your branches. I love presents, guys. I love giving them, I love getting them, I love everything about them. And, I'm hoping you do too, because they're obviously the best. Right now, we're in the prime gift giving time of year.

Dec 18, 2012

11 Celebrities Who Are Aging Backwards [Photos]

We thought that Benjamin Button was the only one in Hollywood aging backward. Lately, it looks like that couldn’t be...

Nov 22, 2012

7 Cocktails That Won’t Kill Your Waistline

The key to staying healthy and positive, is making small (but powerful) changes. The classic "try this, not that" plan. And since no one going to tell you to put down your drink this season, here are some great options that will keep you rocking into 2013.

Oct 5, 2012

If “Gossip Girl” Had a Yearbook… [Rare Photos]

Check out the shockingly beautiful cast (including Leighton Meester, Blake Lively, Penn Badgley and Michelle Trachtenberg) through the years, with some absolutely precious back-stage and behind-the-scenes pics.

Sep 26, 2012

The 9 Most Under The Radar Cuties of Fall TV

With the fall season underway, it's easy to get lost in the ripped abs of Arrow's Stephen Amell and dreamy singing voices from the men of Glee. I mean really, why wouldn't you?

Aug 27, 2012

Kerri Lisa of “Gallery Girls” Talks Interniships, NYC and More [Interview]

Luckily, I got to pick the 24 year old's brain on her big move, sorority life, and the wonderful world of internships. Read on to get the scoop!

Aug 15, 2012

18 Funniest Homeless Signs [Photos]

Although homelessness is serious, just like anything else that's difficult: the best way to get through it is with a smile and a joke.

Aug 14, 2012

Heidi Montag from 2006-2012: The Scariest Transformation Ever [Photos]

Heidi looked like an all-America surfer chick, someone any guy would be happy to bring home to mom. Then she became "addicted" to plastic surgery and it all went down hill (or to a size DDD) from there.

Aug 13, 2012

12 Movies Filmed At Real College Campuses

One of your favorite movies may have been shot at a university near you. Check out the gallery to find out!

Aug 13, 2012

The 9 Guys You Have To Date Before Settling Down

Jennifer Aniston has kissed a lot of frogs before getting to this point. Most of them weren't terrible guys (I mean there was Brad Pitt), but they were frogs for her. Which teaches us girls a lesson. There are a lot of guys you need to date before you can really settle down.

Aug 11, 2012

10 People Who Should Get Eaten During Shark Week

Welcome to Shark Week fair readers! The best week of the year starts tomorrow, dedicated to everything shark-y there is to know on the Discovery Channel.

Aug 10, 2012

Which Family Member Is Mostly Likely To Go On Nighttime Killing Sprees?

This one is a little #dark, readers. But it's still good information to know and obviously to watch out for--knowledge is power and all that.

Aug 10, 2012

The 7 Best Indie Movies You Haven’t Seen

Obviously with rainy days come movie marathons and Netflixing until the cows come home. You've probably seen your favorite movies enough times to recite them by memory, so throw a little indie in there!

Aug 9, 2012

5 Reasons You’re Going To Love “Gallery Girls”

Gallery Girls at its heart tells a story any college girl can connect with. Although it's about girls in the art world, these young women could be in anything from medicine to fashion and still tell the same tale.

Aug 6, 2012

16 Mystery Celebs Flaunting Bikini Bods on Twitter

So are you a celebrity beach bod expert? Or can you barely tell one super model from another?

Aug 6, 2012

5 Reasons You Should Be a College Candy Fall Intern

Well, why not add "internship" to that list? And more specifically one right here in the wonderful world of CollegeCandy? It's basically like Candy Land, but better.

Aug 4, 2012

Brighten Up Your Day With These Candy Lights! [DIY With CC]

Whether you want to make your room look like Candy Land or wow everyone at an end of the year bash, these DIY candy lights are sure to do the trick.

Aug 3, 2012

Who’s Calling Kristen Stewart A Trampire?

Kristen Stewart. Oh, silly philandering Kristen Stewart. She’s broken the heart of every Twi-hard in the world and forced poor...

Aug 3, 2012

What’s the Fuss Over Gabby Douglas’ Hair?

Some people are more concerned with how Gabby does her hair than her medal-winning moves. Twitter has been flooded with users displeased with the two-time gold winner's appearance. Apparently her "gel residue" or the "beady beads" took away from her literally awe inspiring skills.

Jul 30, 2012

Which TV Stars Are Fighting A Battle of the Boobs?

I love a good celebrity look copying. For one of my other internships, it's basically all I do. I also love Kat Dennings.