the “experience”

College: The best years of our lives? Jesus, I hope not.

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

6 things that I think might happen at my high school reuinion

1. I won’t know anyone there. Maybe this is a real worry for some people, but my graduating class was 94 people, and I most of us were in school together since first grade. Still, I picture myself walking into a room full of strangers. 2. I will immediately revert to my high school self. I’ll immediately forget five(…)

let’s not give big companies free labor anymore

let’s not give big companies free labor anymore

It’s time to start figuring out your summer plans, college kids. Time to start perusing the job boards for something that will make you look good and won’t be too boring. Time to find another unpaid internship. Or not. I’ve done unpaid internships. Honestly, they were all pretty cool. I had a good time. It(…)

i’m not getting anything done and it is awesome

i’m not getting anything done and it is awesome

I’ve been beating myself up this winter break and it’s got to stop. I rarely wake up before noon. I lie around in bed looking at dresses on websites for no reason because I don’t need to buy any dresses. I play Civilization 5. I eat Lucky Charms. I stay up too late, interact with(…)

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

1. The thing that the giver actually wants One year, my dad bought my mom a Playstation 3 because he thought she would like the Blu-ray player (and if he happened to use it for video games it would be a happy coincidence). Another time, my then-eight-year-old sister gave some cartoon movie about dogs to(…)

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

5 reasons I love sorority gear

5 reasons I love sorority gear

1. I like identifying myself as a member of my sorority. For a number of reasons, I really like being in a sorority. As such, it shouldn’t be surprising that I like telling people about my sorority affiliation. I think we’re a bunch of pretty cool girls, so obviously I want to brag about it. Sorority(…)