At school weâ€™re constantly comparing ourselves to others and their accomplishments. Whether weâ€™re aware of this or itâ€™s entirely subconscious, the successes of others can make us feel like weâ€™re just not good enough.
Itâ€™s that time of year again â€“ common cold season. The contagious cold bug seems to infect all college students at one point or another as the weather gets colder, bringing on watery eyes, stuffy noses and achy sinuses.
Ah, mid-semester. The leaves are changing, October is in full swing, and â€“ letâ€™s be honest â€“ we need a break.
“Being with 42,000 other students in the middle of no where Pennsylvania can get seriously overwhelming,” says junior Haley Altus. “At school it’s always ‘go go go.’ Sometimes I need to go home to get away from the chaos.”
Welcome to college! Here, the meal points flow like water and Redifer late night is always open (except for Mondays). Coffee and bagels are available round-the-clock and a panini can be readily made in minutes. On-campus convenience stores provide all the chips and queso we could ever dream of, meanwhile our friends Ben and Jerry are merely a hop, skip and a jump away in the freezer section.
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Ebola, ISIS and abductions â€“ oh NO. In a world of American horror stories and pretty little liars, what used to be â€œscaryâ€ is now seriously laughable.
Okay, pumpkin lovers â€“ we hate to disappoint you, but donâ€™t you think the whole â€œpumpkin-flavored whateverâ€ thing is getting a little old? Hear us out â€“ now that everyone is consumed with all things pumpkin, this pumpkin-obsession is slowly turning into a universal sign for â€œbasic.â€
At this point in our young-adult lives, most of us are practically professionals when it comes to using a flat iron. But for us curly-haired chicks, the process of straightening our luscious locks isnâ€™t always so simple. For girls with curly hair, this time-consuming process frequently yields fizziness and fried strands of precious hair â€“ and when exposed to humidity, we might as well call it a day.
Pale, sunburned-prone ladies rejoice â€“ thereâ€™s a new self-tanner emerging, and this time, it actually works. Lose the tanning package and listen up: long gone…
Why does everyone insist that September sucks? We blame it on Green Day. â€œSummer has come and past, the innocent can never last, wake me up when September endsâ€¦â€
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Itâ€™s that time of year again â€“ the semester is winding down, and so are our meal-points. This struggle to survive the remainder of the semester is better known as the literal â€œhunger games.â€
See ya, Old Man Winter. Spring has sprung in Happy Valley! After four long months of lifeless trees, grey skies and constant cold, itâ€™s time to remind ourselves of the beauty of State College.
This Thursday, let’s take a moment to reflect on the series of novels that is quite possibly the reason for the downfall of our generation: “The Clique.” In this series, a group of pretentious seventh graders – yes, seventh graders – refer to themselves as “the pretty committee.” I’m pretty sure if any of us referred to ourselves as “the pretty committee” today we would be exiled from this campus.
Bikini season is right around the corner (dun dun dunnn) and with spring break quickly approaching, many of us feel the unnecessary pressure to modify our eating habits â€“ or even worse, cease eating at all.
Dress well, test well â€“ Ah, the well-known phrase that prompts eye rolls and scoffs from yoga pant lovers who doubt the mantraâ€™s magical test-acing powers. Non-believers, behold: statistical evidence actually proves this concept is the real deal.
This Valentineâ€™s Day, ditch the guys. At the end of the day, itâ€™s our friends weâ€™re in the relationship with anyways. We eat together, cuddle together â€“ heck, some of us even sleep together. Take some time to show your friends youâ€™re totally obsessed with them the v-day with these fun, festive ideas.
Girls with â€˜em hate â€˜em, and girls without â€˜em want â€˜em â€“ yup, weâ€™re talking about boobs. When it comes to ladies and their chests, there seems to be a sort of love-hate relationship.
Our smart phones are our best friends. If we feel awkward, they are there to comfort us. When we lose them, a part of us goes missing as well. And if they die, our only priority is to bring them back to life. Kind of sad, isnâ€™t it?
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