When I entered college, I knew I wanted to be in a sorority before I knew what my major was going to be. Growing up with three sisters and a friend group of 18 girls since preschool, I couldn’t wait to find a similar environment on campus. I had an idyllic version of what joining a sorority meant, including lifelong friendships and perfect Instagrams. The … Continue reading Read This If Sorority Rush Didn’t Go As Planned
We’ve all been there. You have the flu. You’re studying for an exam. You’re working or home for the weekend. Sometimes, the invite gets lost in the mail. Suddenly, it seems like everyone you’ve ever known is having the absolute time of their lives. The distinct feeling of missing out, or FOMO, is a prominent phenomenon in our generation. It’s practically a rite of passage, … Continue reading Five Ways to Fight FOMO
Sustainability may seem like a nice idea, but harder in practice — like making your bed everyday or training for a 10K. In reality, there are plenty of simple steps we can take as college students to start treating our planet with the respect it deserves. 1. Shop second-hand clothing Did you know nearly 100 million tons of textile waste ends up in landfills each … Continue reading 5 Ways to be More Sustainable in College
It’s 2021, and I hope by now we all know that body shape or size isn’t a prerequisite to wear cute clothes. While appearance is far from everything, wearing clothes that comfortably suit your body and make you feel good can increase your confidence. Shopping with an inclusive mindset can make a statement about what you believe in. Consumer dollars hold so much power in … Continue reading Size-Inclusive Fashion Brands to Shop Today
As the world seemingly crumbles around us, it can feel really nice to escape to a world of happy endings. In the chaos that was 2020, I found temporary peace in romance novels, which led me to read over 100 of them in the last year. Was it excessive? Probably. Was it enjoyable? Definitely. In no particular order, these were my ten favorites. “The Proposal” … Continue reading I Read Over 100 Romance Books in 2020. These Were My 10 Favorites.
I’ve loved to travel for as long as I can remember. After spending much of my first year of college unhappy, I opted to take my classes remotely in the Fall 2020 semester. When I couldn’t convince any of my friends to do the same, I chose to move to Hawaii by myself for a month. When I told people about my plans, I usually … Continue reading What I Learned from a Solo Month in Hawaii
College is hard. College miles away from campus is even harder. The Covid-19 pandemic is isolating for everyone, but being a fully remote student—far from friends and the buzz of campus life— can leave you feeling particularly overwhelmed. I’ve picked up a few things over the first half of this semester that have helped my mental health during these challenging times. Tip #1: Do not … Continue reading Mental Health Tips for Fully Remote Students
Voting in modern presidential elections may feel like choosing between the lesser of two evils. Because of this, you may find it easier to abstain from voting. However, there is too much at stake this November to not vote. The consequences of this election will exceed beyond who sits in the Oval Office. Things that are on the ballot this November include, but are not … Continue reading Why You Should Exercise Your Right to Vote