Erica- University of Michigan

Articles Written
Oct 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Alicia: A Tribute to Clueless

In honor of Alicia Silverstone's birthday, I would like to offer her a big thank you for teaching me so many valuable lessons as an impressionable teenager. Thank you, Alicia, for teaching me that no matter how poorly you do on a test, your grade is never set in stone. Thank you for teaching me that dorks are totally dateable.

Mar 29, 2011

Pantry Potential: Make Your Own Beauty Products!

Honey removes dirt from pores and dead skin cells from the surface of your body, while yogurt is an incredible moisturizer. Strawberries have lots of folic acid and vitamin C, which helps clean your skin and close open pores. Milk is great for softening the skin, vinegar will make your hair shiny, and using honey as a conditioner will increase your hair’s moisture.

Mar 21, 2011

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Pill

In this day and age, it seems like every one of my friends is on the birth control pill. However, unlike most girls, most of my friends went on the pill to have sex at the end of high school, and simply stayed on it to enter college. And while most people know the basics of birth control, few people ever bother to read the fine print.

The Guide to Throwing an Awesome House Party

Throwing the perfect house party can be a lot of work and a lot more stress than most people are willing to admit. How much alcohol should you buy? Who should you invite? Is it worth it to make Jello Shots? Or are they a waste of money? While we can't predict if your invitees will go gaga over a hand-carved ice luge, we can give you the answers to throwing an absolutely awesome house party.

5 Charities That Could Use Your Help this Holiday Season

Most people spend the majority of the holiday season worrying. I worry about what to get my boyfriend, which of my friends I have to splurge on this season, and what to get my little sister who has everything.

And We Call Ourselves Accepting?

As far as people go, I am rather intolerant. I am intolerant of people who do not clean the coffee maker after they use it. I am intolerant of couples that walk too slowly together on the sidewalk and therefore block all of the people behind them. Mismatched outfits and too much eye makeup make my blood boil. However, I’ve always felt that I exemplify a very accepting society when it comes to the bigger issues.

Sep 5, 2010

8 Reasons I’m Happy Summer is Over

I spent all my cold winter nights dreaming of beaches and sunshine and getting a tan at the end of summer. Then summer came and I was happy (minus a few sunburns and one month-long humidity frizzfest. Then summer came even harder -- 95 degrees harder -- and I was ready for fall. I want to accessorize with scarves and see my college friends and order pumpkin spice lattes. While "end of summer" might sound depressing if you’re forty with a real job, fall for the College Candy girl is fabulous.

Aug 4, 2010

Want to Survive Freshman Year? Avoid These First-Year Blunders

So you're going to be a freshman. Thanks to your advisor/mom/campus tour/Bed Bath and Beyond advertisements, you think you're ready. You learned how to do laundry, you've purchased the Twin XL sheets, you measured your future dorm room (and cried when you realized you could touch all 4 walls from the middle of the room) and all those A.P. classes have prepared you for the workload that comes in college.

Feb 4, 2010

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Both of You

What is Valentine’s Day really about? Romance? No. Chocolate? No again. Flowers? Absolutely not. Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is about spending two weeks trying to find the perfect gift for your boyfriend or girlfriend and often failing miserably.

Dec 29, 2009

The 2009 Mega Mix

There is no better way to remember a year than with music. Especially music that gets overplayed every hour on the radio. Those songs just take you back and no matter how many years later, you'll always remember where you were and what you were doing when those mega hits came out.

Dec 8, 2009

Gossip Girl: Dead Man Walking (on the UES)

Holy hell. What. An. Episode! I laughed (while Dan was forced to watch porn... that was a lot of moaning), I cried (Sigh. Chuck.) and I got very, very angry. Gah! They fit so much into that teeny, little hour and I just had to pause the show to take it all in.... and get a snack.

Dec 1, 2009

Gossip Girl: Everyone Knows Elevators Have Security Cameras

Whoever said Thanksgiving was a time for family harmony obviously never met the Van Der Woodsen family. I mean, my god, how insanely brilliant was that Thanksgiving feast! It was like the best 7 minutes of Gossip Girl ever.

Nov 10, 2009

Gossip Girl: A Threesome, Really?

It was like any Monday night around here. I came back from the gym, had a little dinner, did a little reading and gathered with the roomies to watch some Gossip Girl. There was the usual Jenny drama (homegirl is such a bitch!), some witty banter, a funny ploy by Chuck to get Serena and Blair to make up...and makeout, and ho-humness over at NYU.