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I Picked a Random Roomie and Lived to Inform the Tale

I thought opting for a random roommate freshman year would be a good way to make more friends at The University of Iowa. This optimism quickly faded. It’s surprising how loyal my friends were to the state of Wisconsin. I considered them more adventurous. Not to say they had to go to Iowa, but a…

Dating Freshman Year Is Among the Worst Things You Can Do

Honestly, what even is college? Booze? Random hookups? A whole lotta random people living with you? Classes with crazy hard professors? Classes with crazy dumb professors? Really shitty food? It’s a lot—a lot to navigate and especially as a new baby freshman. Yup, y’all are babies. Now imagine on top of all this chaos, you…

How My University Taught Me About Variety While Not Having Any

I remember being a senior in high school looking at university brochures, going to college fairs with my friends and talking to college representatives—usually people who looked just like me just a little bit older. They’d go on and on about how great their university was, how their university overflowed with opportunities and how it…

Even a Crumpled Map Can Lead You to the Right Location

Dear Freshman Self, Hey faded pink and golden hue giggling over their first illegal sip of alcohol without the parents present. Hey unfathomable moments alone in the park with the slow sun rise, waking in a new place to popcorn ceilings and crinkled sheets, when rising before the sun was the best way to find…

First Term Blues– Hot Pockets and Apologies

As so many of us know, the struggle in college of handling finances can get real. Especially when you first get there, and you have all these new responsibilities and you find yourself on your own with all these worries that you didn’t have to think about before. You have 10 times more papers to…

How My Finest Buddies Ended Up Being the very best Surprise...

I remember my dad always telling me that I shouldn’t expect to make friends in college right away. A couple of key factors play into this: A lot of students branch out as soon as they get to school, so the first friendships you make are shallow and temporary at best. Everyone eventually moves on…

An Unforeseen and Boozy Begin To College

The first thing my roommates did when I met them freshmen year was offer me a glass of wine. On move-in day. Right in front of my parents. My freshmen move-in day was a hot mess to say the least. The sun sweltered at 100 degrees. My parents were stressed. I was stressed because they…

Leading 10 Occasions at UCLA You Need To Address Call Yourself...

You’ve moved into your dorm and met your roommates, but what activities can you all do together to really cement your relationship? Centered in the heart of Los Angeles, students attending UCLA have the luxury of living in a large metropolitan area. With endless locations to shop, sights to see, beaches to explore, restaurants to…

10 Tips for Boston College Freshmen to Fly Like a Real...

“For Boston, for Boston, we sing our proud refrain! For Boston ’tis wisdom’s earthly fame! For here are all one and our hearts are true….” Dear class of 2022, congratulations on all of your achievements. High school might’ve been a roller coaster but as BC’s new class, all of you have earned your spot in…

10 Ways To Preparation For Berkeley So You Get Your “Golden...

Depending on how prepared you feel for your first year at UC Berkeley, our mascot could look like a growling monster or a friendly, huggable teddy. Take the fear out of freshmen year, and feel like you won the California gold rather than wallowing in the Berkeley blues. You might feel confident and ready to…

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