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Leaving My High School Personality: The Motion Picture

“College is the best time of your life,” said my mother every other day before I started my first year of college. All around me, people were saying how college is the time and place to really find yourself, your people and your passion. Every time I heard these clearly rehearsed, Hallmark card encouragements I…

My Frightening Elevator Event in College

Freshman year, first semester. My roommates were all graduating seniors who knew each other since middle school. They pitied me. They invited me out to eat (“nah”), they asked me to join their smash games (“maybe later”) and they offered to give me my first alcoholic beverage ever (“my mom won’t let me”). Although I…

Ending up being Pals With My Stress And Anxiety

Remember the nights before the first day of school when your excitement—or nerves—wouldn’t let you sleep. You checked and re-checked the contents in your backpack to make sure you assembled everything you needed: Planner, notebooks, binders, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters. I always made sure I was physically ready, but I remained mentally unprepared. My emotions…

The Freshman 15: Lessons for Freshman Year

There’s a ton of things incoming freshmen are dying to know. Sure, you’re an adult and you feel like you might be able to figure it out on your own — but a little help doesn’t hurt anyone. Looking back on all of the victories and downfalls I celebrated during my first year in college,…

Important Issue Resolving Abilities For College Life

You’ve found yourself in a pickle and you’re endlessly looking for a solution but somehow things just keep getting messier. It’s okay, we’ve all been there. Just take a step back, and take control of the situation. Finding easy problem-solving ideas for all problems, big or small, isn’t a difficult task with the right mindset.…

Freshman Guide: 10 “Do n’ts” to Prevent this Fall

Freshman move in day has come and gone in the blink of an eye. With your life firmly planted on your new campus, there’s only one thing left on the summer to-do list: living your freshman life to the fullest. There’s so much to learn along the way and of course everyone gets into their…

The Real Offer: Coping With Your Buddies

As a rising senior in college, I remember my first year jumping onto a five -foot -high twin bed in an all too cold dorm and room sharing my bathroom with three other random girls. It took a while to adjust and find my first real apartment but when I did, I had a whole…

Leaving for College: Even Harder as a Sophomore

The period of time between high school graduation and college move in day become some of the most chaotic days of your life. You’re still running on the high of walking across stage and receiving your diploma, but somehow have to prepare yourself for the first big step in your life. You feel like you…

Freshman Roomies: the Great, the Bad & & the Ehh.

Freshman roommates — they’re probably the best and the worst thing that could ever happen to you. A majority of freshman year stress arises from worries about the person you’ll share your tiny space with. Will they become your best friend or your worst enemy? Will you add your story to the countless roommate tales…

15 Things to Load for College You Never Ever Understood You...

There are two worries when packing up and moving into school: packing way too much or not packing enough. Will you end up with your entire closet taking up every inch of your room or will you forget to pack your shower caddy? Only time— and the extent of your organization— will tell. In compiling…

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