Ariel Abramowitz

I am a 2011 Penn State College of Communications graduate. I am an aspiring public relations professional and currently a Junior Account Executive at Rose Communications. After dedicating four years to helping cure pediatric cancer, philanthropy has worked its way into a large part of my heart. I have a serious weakness for the Nordstrom's shoe department, frozen yogurt and people who use proper grammar. I may be a born and raised New Yorker but don't you dare ask me to say coffee or water. This is my first time blogging since I had a Xanga so my skills are a little rusty. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
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Nov 10, 2011

Happy Valley is No Longer Happy: A Penn State Alum Speaks Out

Disgust.I can not think of another word to describe the constant gut-wrenching feeling I have had in the pit of my stomach since Saturday morning when the alleged sexual assault case involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky became national news.

Apr 17, 2011

The 5 Matzoh Treats That Will Help You Survive Passover

With Passover just around the corner, it's about to be all about the Matzoh. Say goodbye to your Cheerios, your penne pasta, and your delicious New York bagels. It's like a week-long Atkins diet... with nothing but a flat tasteless cracker to fill your belly.

Mar 23, 2011

March Madness: Sometimes Sixteen Isn’t So Sweet

This has been, by far, the craziest NCAA tournament I can ever remember. Every single game so far has increased my blood pressure, spiked my heart rate and probably shaved a few years off my life.

Mar 18, 2011

What You Need to Know About March Madness

March Madness has nothing to do with the preparations for spring break, daylong drinking holidays like Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, or studying for midterms. It is about the best three weeks of any sport -- the NCAA Tournament. The best of college basketball. Even if you've never watched a single minute of any game all season, you can still enjoy the Big Dance. It may be the only thing your friends are talking about the next few weeks so it may be a good idea to learn some important terms.

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Oct 26, 2010

Singer Robyn Dances On Her Own [INTERVIEW]

You may remember singer/songwriter Robyn from her '90s dance mega hit "Show Me Love." While we in America haven't heard a lot about her in the past decade, this amazing Swedish seductress has been busy taking the rest of the world by storm.

The Five Easiest Halloween Costumes Ever

It's getting down to the wire. Halloween is literally right around the corner and you want to look your best...without dropping $59.99 to be a Sexy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (really?!). Completely understandable. You're a college student.

Oct 25, 2010

CollegeCandy’s Guide to On-Campus Jobs

Going to college is so much more than hauling your butt out of bed before noon on a Friday to sit in the back of a lecture hall and attempt the daily Sudoku. In order to even be considered for a job in this economy, students are expected to pull great grades, take on multiple leadership roles on campus and still manage to avoid going completely broke (not to mention swing awesome summer internships).

Sep 19, 2010

Celebrating the High Holidays Away From Home

For many Jewish college freshmen, this will probably be the first time you are celebrating the High Holidays away from home. Many schools, mine included, still have classes during Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. It is definitely a big change from observing these big days at home. You can bet your laundry money that your dining hall won't be providing lox and a shmear to break the fast, but that shouldn't stop you from experiencing these days in a way that makes your feel comfortable.

Sep 8, 2010

Aug 28, 2010

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.

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Aug 21, 2010

One Month Challenge: Facebook Diet, Week 3

Week 3 has been extremely rough. I was preparing to move back into my apartment and start my senior year of college, avoiding the dreaded g-word that happens at the end of the best four years of a person's life.

Aug 16, 2010

These 6 Reality Stars Deserve Their Time In The Spotlight

Reality television has created some interesting characters the last few years. And by "interesting" I mean "people I want to punch in the face." Celebrities like Speidi and the Karadashian crew have infiltrated all corners of Hollywood and for what? Big booties and bushy beards? Embarrassing baby daddy's and even more embarrassing "albums"?

Aug 14, 2010

One Month Challenge: Facebook Diet, Week Two

Two weeks without logging in to Facebook and I still have a pulse. This is a very, very, VERY good sign!

Aug 7, 2010

One Month Challenge: Facebook Diet, Week 1

I am a Facebook creeper. I have this compulsive clicking disease when it comes to my news feed. All of a sudden its 12:33 AM on a Sunday and I am looking at photo 433 out of 602, trying to figure out who this person is and how I even got to their page.

Aug 3, 2010

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.

Aug 2, 2010

The Truth Behind Party-School Rankings

For many college students, going to a top-rated party school is an honor and a bragging right. Princeton Review, the granddaddy of all rankings, announced today that the University of Georgia is this year's top party school in the country.

Jul 26, 2010

Save Money and Look Great By Doing It All Yourself

As college students on a budget, we sometimes have to sacrifice our favorite beauty regimens in favor of our weekly trips to Dollar Beer night (or maybe we are actually being responsible and shelling out a few hundred dollars on a semester's worth of textbooks). But just because we want to save some money doesn't mean we have to look like dingy hags with 12 cats and a knitting room.

Jul 20, 2010

Talkin’ Babies With Maci from MTV’s Teen Mom

The new season of Teen Mom premiers tonight at 10 PM on MTV and this CollegeCandy intern couldn't be more excited. Not only do we get to find out if Amber's havin' another baby, but I had the chance to chat with everyone's favorite mama, Maci. She filled me in on how her life has changed since she moved from Chattanooga, Bentley started talking up a storm, and even gave the CollegeCandy readers some invaluable dating advice.

Jul 19, 2010

Are Final Exams so 2000?

magine your time in college without finals exams. Can't do it? Sound like music to your ears? Well, it may become reality for some extremely lucky students. Harvard is making its professors decide within the first week of class whether or not there will be a final exam at the end of semester.