Starting College

Oct 14, 2015

This is The Craziest College Admissions Essay You'll Ever Read

I would have accepted this kid into my college in a heartbeat.

Aug 30, 2012

7 Things I Wish I Knew Starting Freshman Year

25 days into college and one broken heart later, I’m all alone with barely any friends, and “Someone Like You” on repeat. Damn you, Adele.

Dec 16, 2010

The Starting Line: A College Education

Candy canes, hot chocolate and crowded libraries, they’re all synonymous with one thing--finals season is in the air (or for some at least, it’s already done with and they’re busy tanning their backsides in Barbados). Between writing papers (ew) and eating so much junk food that Cheetos dust is running through my bloodstream, I’ve had some time to reflect over semester one of my college experience.

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 16, 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.

Sep 9, 2010

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

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 16, 2010

5 Personalities You’re Bound to Meet on Your Floor

College: a time of growing up, trying new things, and, of course, meeting new people. From the bitchy girl in Chem class to the hot guy from a frat party, freshman year brings a slew of different characters. While no two people share quite the same college experience, there are a few archetypal personalities that, without a doubt, can be found on a freshman floor.

Aug 12, 2010

The Starting Line: The Last Few Days

So although I know some of you have already gone off to college and pimped out your brand new dorm room, lots of us are still languishing around the pool, savoring the last few weeks of this glorious summer.

Aug 31, 2009

Countdown to College: It’s (Almost) Here!

In a couple of days, I will be leaving for college for the first time. No big deal, right? Try telling that to my wobbly knees and trembling hands. Don’t get me wrong; I’m totally excited about going to college. But, at the same time, I’m nervous as hell. My type A personality is rearing its ugly head in the form of innumerable “what ifs” and “holy sh*ts.”

Aug 17, 2009

Top 7 Products Every College Student Must Own

August is here and it’s time to gear up for back-to-school. In preparation the gift experts at, have compiled a list of the Top 7 Products Every College Student Must Own. This includes the latest gadgets for dorm rooms, cool devices to take to class and sentimental items to make home seem not so far away.

May 6, 2009

Countdown to College: Ready for Change. Sorta…

The times, as Bob Dylan says, they are a-changin' for those of us counting down the days until obligatory public schooling ends. While change has been the topic on everyone’s mind since second semester senioritis kicked in, it didn’t quite hit me until last Friday, the official college decision day.

Jan 8, 2009

A Cautionary Tale from a College Disaster: How It All Began…

As the congratulation confetti poured out of my acceptance letter (yes! I actually received confetti as a part of my...