going to college - page 2

Sep 16, 2010

Starting Line: Shots, Shots, Shots… or Not?

In the past year, I passed through the rookie stage of drinking. You know, getting over the fact that drinking isn’t such a big deal after all (I know some may beg to differ, which I totally respect, but step off for a sec, darlings) and then advancing into classic teen movie, drink up mode. It was like I was Cady Heron (a la Mean Girls) being de-innocentized, except minus The Plastics.

Sep 13, 2010

College Won’t Get You a Job, But It’s Still Worth It

Recently, there have been several stories questioning the worth of a college education. Are we paying too much for a future that consists of scanning the classifieds for low-skilled work in flannel jammies while spooning Ben and Jerry’s into our higher-educated bodies?

Sep 9, 2010

The Starting Line: My New BFFs?

Okay, so you know how when you watch a new reality show, the first few episodes are always crazy because all these people with huge personalities are thrown together and it is just like a huge firecracker of insanity? Things happen that happen seem totally normal, but looking back you just don’t even understand how any of it was possible.

The Starting Line: My First Week of College

So here I sit in my dorm room listening to Shakira's Waka Waka playing on repeat and sweating from shaking it like a She Wolf. Needless to say, the first days of college have been treating me well.

Sep 2, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Move-in Day

After a long drive and an even longer wait to get a prime spot by the curb, you get out of the car (where you were pressed between the door and a chest of plastic drawers for the past three hours) and start unloading your life onto the sidewalk.

Candy Dish: Who’s Excited for Fall TV??

• Gossip and leaks from the Glee set! • This girl puts the "crazy" in "crazy super stalking Bieber fan." • And the cutest couple at the Emmy's was..... • The secrets to scoring tix to Fashion Week. • How to turn down a second date • The freshman advice you didn't get at orientation.

Aug 30, 2010

Aug 27, 2010

Weekly Wrap Up: Is It Time For Jeggings and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes Yet?

Finally, the end of summer is almost here and I couldn't be happier. Humidity is no longer taunting the frizzy mess on my head and suddenly all my taste buds can think about is one of those pumpkin spiced lattes from Starbucks (accompanied by a Pumkin Loaf).

Aug 27, 2010

The ABC’s Of Getting “A”s and “B”s

In elementary school all that was required of us to get decent grades was coloring inside the lines. Middle school and high school introduced to the word “studying” and, soon after, a genuine dislike for the word. But college is where the work is no joke. The classes are hard. The workload is heavy. And the social scene is exploding. So how does a college girl stay on top of it all?

Aug 26, 2010

The Five Lies Your Older Friends Told You About Freshman Year

So you’re going to college. You got your GPA up and your admissions essay down, you got in, and now you’re out! Happy times are here. Your final days are characterized by blasting Lil' Wayne with the sunroof open and going to lunch with the people with whom you’ve spent the last four, eight, or even 12 years of your life in school.

Aug 24, 2010

Roommate Selection Goes All EHarmony

Trending on campuses all over the country are websites that allow you to cherry pick the “perfect” roommate. Gone are the days where the punky goth ends up living with the preppy, bubbly cheerleader. No longer will the study bug bunk with the party animal. The revolution is upon us, and now you can select your own freshman fate.

Aug 23, 2010

The Clairvoyant Class: Predict the Future from Your First Day

We all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face it, half of us do it anyway. Plus, judging by appearance and prior knowledge does sometimes work. (Example: M. Night Shyamalan movies...)

Aug 23, 2010

Goodbye, Parents! Seriously, Get Out

s an upperclassman, your parents have probably learned the ropes by now. They call when they know you’re going to be sober, and you call when you need your debit card refilled. The youngins, on the other hand, have yet to teach their folks these difficult lessons. Forget that they have to deal with Mom checking in at 7:30 on a hungover Sunday morning.

Aug 19, 2010

10 Things Everyone Should Steal On Campus

Living in college pretty much means you will be living a notch above a homeless person. You drink cheap booze heavily, pass out in random places, smell like last night on your way to class and (pretty much) live in a box. Luckily, we all know that is what makes college amazing.