Category Archives: College

Halloween in Review 2018

“Boys and girls of every age Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see This, our town of Halloween”

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I have always loved Halloween. It gives an excuse to dress up for a day without anyone judging you, and then at night you get free candy during trick or treating. And who doesn’t like free candy? As you get older, things start to change and trick or treating is not really something done in college, but that doesn’t mean the day can’t be just as fun.

Last year my roommate and I threw a small Halloween gathering where we watched Halloween movies (like Mostly Ghostly and The Corpse Bride) and ate snacks and candy. This year was a bit different. Continue reading

Tips for Choosing Your College Classes

Choosing college classes

College is oh so different from high school in so many ways. One of the biggest differences is that you choose all of your own classes. While that may be great, it can also be stressful when you aren’t sure how to go about it. Choosing the right classes can make or break your semester, and maybe even your ability to graduate. To lower your stress over this, I am sharing with you my 6 tips to know when choosing your classes.

Check the graduation requirements

Each school and each major has its own specific requirements that must be met to graduate. When choosing your classes for the semester, be sure to take a look at the specific things required of you. Another reason to check the requirements is that certain classes have prerequisites that need to be met before you can even take them.  You don’t want to schedule your classes willy-nilly and not notice you never took that one class you needed to take to graduate until it is too late.

Decide how many credits to take

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3 Perfect Everyday Comfy Outfits for School

School is five days a week and when you spend up to 10 hours a day going to classes and extracurricular activities you want to be comfy. I know one of the things I hate most is sitting in a class and starting to feel uncomfortable in what I am wearing. It takes all your focus and at that point, you don’t want to be in class and you most certainly don’t want to be sitting there in your uncomfortable clothes. So today I am going to share with you 3 perfect everyday outfits for school that are sure to keep you stylish, but most importantly COMFORTABLE.

I will link my pieces down below!

 

A Tee Shirt and Jeans

Tee and JeansThere is nothing better than the good ole tee shirt and jeans. Cute, casual and oh so comfy. This combination is a win every time, and it is incredibly versatile. Any tee will work; a graphic tee, oversized, or just your favorite plain tee. Not to mention that same shirt can be worn different ways to change up the look. Try it tucked in, tied, or leave it loose to accent your comfort. Pair it with a jacket, flannel or cardigan, plus your favorite pair of shoes and you are all set to go. My go to is always my trusty Converse, but you could always pair it with booties or heels for a more put together look too. The shirt I’m wearing is from American Eagle. It is super soft and one of my favorite tees. Continue reading

How to Survive Holidays in College, When You Can’t Go Home

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Going away for college is great… until a holiday break comes that is too short to travel home for. While everyone else packs their bags and hops in the car, you are watching alone from the window sure this break will be a dud.

One thing about moving across the country for college is that it is not always easy, or convenient, to fly back home for every holiday you get off. Especially when it is only a long weekend. For me, this means I am stuck staying at college for breaks like Labor Day, Fall Break, and Easter. Now into my second year of college, I can confidently say not being able to go home doesn’t mean that the break is going to be horrible.

So if, like me, you can’t go home for a break, here are some good tips to keep yourself entertained.

  • Find a friend who is willing to let you go home with them.

    While it may not be YOUR home, not being stuck in a dorm room alone is a win in itself more. You will also get real NON SCHOOL FOOD every day, and maybe you get to see a new town or state while you are at it.

  • Go exploring.

    Locate a library, coffee shop, some waterfalls to go to, or even just take a drive around town. Not staying cooped up in your room will help to make you feel less bummed out about not being at home.

  • Go to a local museum.

    Maybe a museum you have already been to, or maybe one that you have been meaning to visit but have never had the time. You never know what amazing things you can find to admire at museums until you go. 

  • Take the time to catch up on shows.

    You know that show or movie you have been meaning to finish or start watching? The great thing about breaks is you have all the time in the world to sit around and do nothing.

  • Cook something.

    Whether it be a new pasta dish or a whole batch of your favorite cookies (pull apart or otherwise) it will taste so much better than whatever fast food you would have picked up. 

  • Appreciate your time off.

    Lastly, make sure you appreciate the time off. Just because you aren’t going home doesn’t mean that you should be miserable and waste your break. Because next thing you know you will be waking up for those 8am classes again.

What do you normally do during school breaks?

 

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Tips for More Effective Studying

Studying Tips.jpgIt’s late, you are getting ready for bed, and you just remembered you have a test tomorrow. The panic sets in and now you are pulling an allnighter. Boy do you wish you studied earlier. We’ve all been there. Studying is a normal part of any student’s life, but when we don’t know how to do it effectively we run into a lot of setbacks. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Today I am going to share with you some of my study tips to help you study more effectively and hopefully avoid those dreaded allnighters!

 

-Don’t Leave it to the Last Minute

This is the worst thing to do. If you leave studying to the last minute you risk cramming and allnighters which do not help you to learn the material to get a good grade on whatever you had to study. Studying is never the first choice on the fun thing to do list, but leaving studying to the last minute just puts added stress onto you.

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My Dorm Room Favorites

After a month for me to get back into the swing of things and with many more people getting ready to begin their new school year I thought it would be fun to talk about my dorm room favorites. With a limited amount of space to store things in a dorm you need to be mindful of what you get. But as your college dorm is your new home away from home still make sure to get things to make it feel like home! Without further ado here are my dorm room favorites! I will link everything down below in case you want to check them out.

  • Cute pillows

I got these cute pillows from Target! They help to brighten my bed area, and they are super comfy to stack against each other to lay on while I am reading or watching netflix. I also use them to cover the GAPING HOLE between my mattress and the wall so I don’t fall through in the middle of the night. Although, things do like to disappear down there.

Lights/Pillows

  • Twinkle lights

These twinkle lights are from Amazon. I love that they are a different shape than most bulbs so they add a nice touch to the bare walls. They are really long and wrap almost 3/4s of the way around my dorm. Not to mention they are great to have on once the sun goes down and I don’t want to have the bright fluorescent dorm lighting on. These lights warm tones make the room feel much more cozy and homey. Continue reading