Zahra- Northwestern University

Give me a puppy, ice cream, or a good book and I'll be happy for days.
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Sep 29, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather be forced to pick up an unhealthy habit you hate (smoking, eating fast food for every meal, giving up exercising) OR give up your absolute favorite activity?

Sep 1, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather get a grant for $100,000 to help start the business of your choosing OR have $50,000 to use to travel the world for as long as it lasted you? Things to Consider: Being your own boss, changing the world, seeing the world...for free.

Aug 25, 2010

Would You Rather…

strong>Would You Rather win an insane shopping spree for a totally brand new back-to-school wardrobe OR get to sit down and chat with your favorite celebrity (dead or alive) for five minutes? Things to Consider: these, this, touching Justin Bieber's hair (!!!!) or, you know, talking to someone you love.

Aug 11, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather relive your college years but not be allowed to change anything OR make one change, thus changing your entire college experience? Things to Consider: That time you drunk texted your mom, that epic night that went down in history, the person you are now.

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Jul 28, 2010

Would You Rather…

You know those hermits you hear about that live in caves, hunt wild animals, and never cut their beards? Well, whenever I come home during a break from school, I give them a run for their money (minus the wild animal and beard parts - I like my meat cooked and my face fuzz-free). When I'm home, I hang out with my family and might make it to lunch with some friends a few times, but that's pretty much the extent of my human interaction.

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather go to the bathroom at the end of an amazing date and realize your nipple had been showing the whole time thanks to your new low cut top OR realize you sent your fantastic date a text, meant for your best friend, describing all the graphic things you wanted to do to him?

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather have an unpaid summer internship with a boss like Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada or a summer job making bank as a nanny for the brattiest group of triplets you can imagine?

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather find out that your new boyfriend was obsessed with your best friend for a year before he met you OR find out that your new boyfriend actually hated everything about you when you first met?

May 19, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather be locked in a room with Spencer Pratt (yes, crystals and all) OR Jenny Humphrey?

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May 12, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather be able to go back in time and fix a mistake you made and possibly change the course of your life OR get a glimpse of your future but not be able to change anything about it?

May 5, 2010

Would You Rather…

Only 2.5 more days to the weekend. Only 2.5 more days to the weekend. That's it. It's almost here. Not that it matters. It's not like my weekends are filled with True Life marathons and mid-morning naps anymore. With the end of the school year creeping up on me, I've got papers and reading and tests up the wazoo.

Apr 28, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather have uncontrollable, loud gas at your first dinner with your boyfriend's parents OR find out that your parents snooped and read every text message in your phone?

Apr 22, 2010

Campus Couture: Brittany, Northwestern

It's warming up at Northwestern, finally! Everywhere I go I see girls trying to figure out how to dress for the finicky weather; some in tiny shorts and flip flops, some in suede boots and dresses with tights, and everything in between. And then I saw Brittany, the perfect example of how to dress for warmish weather and still look absolutely adorable.

Apr 21, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather be able to control time whenever you wanted (for example, if you wanted you could pause before a huge exam and get in some extra studying) OR be able to magically fix one thing you don't like about yourself physically?

Apr 14, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather come down with the stomach flu the night of your absolute favorite band's concert (to which you have front row seats) OR get a weird, unidentifiable rash covering most of your body the day before your week long summer trip to the beach?

Apr 7, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather date a beautiful boy who had a condition that made his teeth fall out and never grow back OR a gorgeous guy who could never grow a strand of hair anywhere on his body?

Mar 31, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would You Rather: get locked in a bathroom at a party for two hours with a drunk girl who can't stop bawling, asking you for advice about her ex, and hugging you because, "OMG you're like the best friend eeever!" OR with a drunk, disgustingly arrogant guy who won't stop telling you about his conquests and making sleazy jokes?

Mar 24, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would you rather have every material object you could ever (EVER) dream of OR be loved by the one you love?

Mar 17, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would you rather get guaranteed A's on all your finals without having to study OR get a free week-long trip to the destination of your choice for Spring Break?

Mar 4, 2010

Campus Couture: Renee, Northwestern

I work with Renee and whenever we work together, I always catch myself stealing glances at her fantastic outfits. I love how Renee makes fashion look so easy, like she didn't even try but somehow always looks totally chic and put together.

Feb 24, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would you rather walk in on your boyfriend trying on your underwear OR be forced to watch a one hour long video of your sibling/parent having sex?

Feb 17, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would you rather have your nose light up every time you think about sex OR never be able to lie about anything?

Feb 10, 2010

Would You Rather… Valentine’s Day Edition

It's the end of the world as we know it. First Washington D.C. gets the most snow they've seen in 90 years and then an earthquake hits Illinois?! WTF is going on? Is Mother Nature mad that she doesn't have a Valentine?

Feb 4, 2010

Dear John, I Want To See You

Tomorrow's a big day. The big day. The day that I've been dreaming about for months. Yes ladies, tomorrow marks the release of Dear John and I. just. can't. wait.

Jan 27, 2010

Would You Rather… Engagement Edition

Would you rather pee on your guy out of excitement when he proposes OR throw up on him out of excitement when he proposes?

Jan 25, 2010

Let’s Stop With, OK?

I like gossip. You know, the pretty harmless kind: who hooked up with who at that party last week, who has a crush on who, who was spotted doing the walk of shame... Little tidbits that don't really matter. And really, who doesn't like that stuff?

Jan 21, 2010

Campus Couture: Ashley, Northwestern

Ashley lives in the room next door to mine so I see her a lot. Yet somehow, every time I spot her in the hall (or lounging on her bed) she’s wearing something different that looks amazing on her. Ashley's got serious style. She not only knows what looks good, but she knows how to put things together that other people wouldn’t think of. And it always works.

Jan 20, 2010

Would You Rather: Parental Control Edition

Would you rather your parents watch every date you go on for a year OR find them sitting on your bed at 2am when you come home with a "friend"?

Jan 13, 2010

Would You Rather… Embarrassing Diagnosis Edition

Would you rather have to go to the hospital still "connected" to your guy because you somehow got stuck together OR have to go to the hospital because using a carrot as a pleasure stick wasn't such a great idea?

Jan 6, 2010

Would You Rather… Fashion Dreams [POLL]

Would you rather choose 20 items from your favorite fashion icon's wardrobe to have for free OR have your favorite designer make five pieces just for you?

Dec 30, 2009

Would You Rather… Awkward Moments [POLL]

Whether you’re furiously shopping online for the perfect shoes for your NYE outfit (Zappos has overnight shipping, right?!), or simply catching up on old episodes of How I Met Your Mother (while I sit here working...), it's time to take a break and play a little game of “Would You Rather?” Because there is no better way to round out 2009 than by pondering life's strangest situations.

Dec 23, 2009

Would You Rather…The BF Edition [POLL]

Would you rather date a guy who makes normal noises during sex but sounds like Chewbacca when he orgasms, OR date a guy who is completely silent every single time you have sex?

Dec 16, 2009

Would You Rather…[POLL]

Would you rather have to go about college life normally for a day except that you're naked or retake all of the tests you took in your worst class (without having any time to study) because your Prof lost the grades?

Dec 6, 2009

He’s Just Not That Into You: The College Edition

When I read He's Just Not That Into You, I loved it except for one thing: so many of the scenarios aren't applicable to college girls. I mean, just because a guy isn't asking to marry us right now does not necessarily mean he has no interest in us!

Oct 11, 2009

What I Learned From My Summer Job

Since I don't plan on teaching swimming or working with kids in the future, I didn't anticipate learning anything super important through this job. I figured I'd get a tan, make some money, and get really pruney fingers now and then. But while I was teaching these little kids how to stay afloat in a large body of water, they were teaching me a much bigger lesson.

Oct 9, 2009

Single. And Focusing On Me

Give me a boy, any boy, and I’ll find something I love about him. This is why even I wondered if I was slightly insane when I decided to completely abstain from boys this summer.