After a long few months in quarantine, many students will be coming onto campus for the academic year—or maybe already have! Students will move into dorms, apartments or houses that they will be calling home for (hopefully) the next eight-ish months. It is important that students are able to get the most out of their space and make it feel like their own. I’ve compiled … Continue reading How to Make Your College Dorm Room Feel Like Home
Cancel culture is the mass practice of withdrawing support or attacking public figures that have committed an offensive act. This phenomenon has been taking over multiple social media platforms, exposing influencers and celebrities for their dark pasts and mistakes. Specifically, cancel culture has completely altered the presence of influencers on apps like TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. At the mention of cancel culture, most Gen … Continue reading Cancel Culture: Spreading Accountability or Hate?
When I finally headed to college, it was after a summer spent checking and rechecking an organized list of university essentials. From shower shoes to desk lamps, I created a long list of things that I knew would be necessities for me in dorm life. I checked it over and over in order to ensure that I forgot nothing. Looking back, I wish I had spent … Continue reading Things No One Tells You You Need in College
Preparing for your freshman year is typically a time characterized by excitement. Whether it be figuring out how you will be decorating your dorm room or talking to your future roommate, there’s a lot to look forward to; that is, until you remember you’re going off to college while COVID-19 is still rampant across the United States. Acting responsibly to protect yourself and those around … Continue reading Advice for Freshman Going to School During the Pandemic
*Written by Kate Turkeltaub, Olivia Talbott and Sara Jewel* Hi everyone! I’m Kate, a rising sophomore at Lehigh University. I am studying political science and environmental studies and I’m planning to add a double major in journalism! I am from Greenwich, CT where I have lived all my life. I was terrified of change and coming to college. The community I found at Lehigh my … Continue reading Welcome to The Freshman Diaries
We all remember the carefree days of “Teenage Dream” and “California Gurls”— you know, with our daisy dukes and bikinis on top, of course. Stunned by Katy Perry’s cupcake bras and blue hair, her confidence ran wild, inspiring young people everywhere. As Perry transitioned into her adult life, her music transformed to focus on a new kind of empowerment with a refined focus on the … Continue reading Katy Perry Talks About All Things “Smile,” Adulting and Empowerment
For some, transferring universities can be a very difficult and complex decision. For others, it’s a slice of cake. There are a bunch of valid reasons why someone may choose to transfer; maybe it’s because your financial situation has changed or you’re homesick. Perhaps you’re looking for more educational opportunities and pursuing a different major or a better program is more accessible elsewhere. Or, maybe … Continue reading Inside My Transfer Experience: How I Succeeded and My Major Takeaways
As the fall semester approaches, classes are going to be looking a lot different. Thanks to Miss Corona, many colleges across the country are planning to adjust to online learning or a hybrid model, in which professors will meet with students both in-person and online. Regardless of what method institutions intend to follow, video-conferencing platforms such as Zoom will be heavily incorporated in some shape … Continue reading Prepare for the Fall: My Go-To Zoom Checklist
It is a warm summer day in July. I am relaxing on a float in my grandmother’s pool when I decide to plug my earphones in, zone out, and learn tips and tricks from my favorite podcast, “Call Her Daddy.” I catch up on the ex-co-host Sofia Franklyn and her boyfriend Peter Nelson vs. Barstool Sports drama and proceed to listen to the newest episodes … Continue reading Ask Madison: Introducing Your New Go-To Source for Advice
My body count is high. High enough that many guys think twice when they hear it. “So you get with everyone..?” “Wow… that’s higher than mine.” Those are just some of the replies I get from guys, baffled at the fact that a woman has more experience than they do. “She belongs to the streets” is perhaps the newest and most confusing response of them … Continue reading So What my Body Count is High? That Doesn’t Define Me.