An Open Letter to My Freshman Year Self

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You’re probably so scared and nervous that simply just reading this is giving you anxiety. Your mind is probably 8,000 years away, planning your next day’s work or how you’re going to keep your friendships going with the new girls you just met the night before (spoiler— you’ll still be living with them three years later.)

Taylor Swift Decoded: The Stories of 1989

Taylor Swift Decoded: The Stories of 1989

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Imma let you finish, but “1989” is the best Taylor Swift era of all time. Sure, we grew up with “Fearless,” and maybe “Speak Now” was one of your first real stadium concerts, but numbers speak for themselves: Ms. Swift has seriously sold over a million copies of the No. 1 record in its debut week.

The Stress of Fall TV

The Stress of Fall TV

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The leaves are just starting to fall, making State College a beautiful red-and-orange sprinkled wonderland. The weather has not reached freezing levels yet, allowing you to wear your favorite hoodie to class. In a picturesque world, you are outside laughing and savoring the bliss while it lasts.

The Vampire Diaries Premiere: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

The Vampire Diaries Premiere: What Went Right and What Went Wrong

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There’s only so much you can do with a fantastical series about a vampiric love triangle with some dashes of werewolves and painful amounts of angst and attractive actors embedded in between. There’s only so many different ways Nina Dobrev can cry with the talent of an Oscar-winning actress over yet another branch of her childhood foundation being shattered or member of her family tree being broken off.

Yik Yak: A Story of Discovery

Yik Yak: A Story of Discovery

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So, I would like to think that I’m technologically savvy, and can pick up on the latest apps and internet trends in a millisecond. But what in the actual world is Yik Yak? No. Seriously. What is it? Also, what kind of animal is that even supposed to be?

Most Common Sylly Week State-stagrams

Most Common Sylly Week State-stagrams

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We’re insta-back to Penn State for another soon-to-be insta-amazing year, so you know what’s coming and you’re more than likely a contributor. Get ready to throw your dying iPhone in a fitted rage at the nearest wall for freezing up, because your Instagram feed is about to actually burst into flames.

Quiz: How Much of a ‘Bro’ Are You?

Quiz: How Much of a ‘Bro’ Are You?

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Let’s be real – every girl has a little bit of ‘bro’ in her. Whether you have an obsession with Nintendo 64 or enjoy nothing more than shouting at your abused television during sporting events, it’s totally acceptable to let your feminine side down for a while and embrace your inner bro.

Surviving a Penn State Zombie Apocalypse

Surviving a Penn State Zombie Apocalypse

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2008 may have begun the era of the vampire with everyone’s favorite book series (Twilight, of course), but 2014 so far has definitely been the year of the zombie, and what’s not to love? They’re literally dead, walk around, eat people and turn you into them. It’s terrifying and also at the same time undoubtedly fascinating. However, what’s even more terrifying is the possibility of a real zombie apocalypse.