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4 ways to celebrate international day of the girl

4 ways to celebrate international day of the girl

International Day of the Girl was a couple days ago, on October 11th, and I spent it eating clam chowder and breaking into my friends’ homes (and cars). I completely forgot to celebrate. I feel bad, because International Day of the Girl is a very cool holiday. There are a lot of groups behind it,(…)

6 things that girl mag’s lesbian bff wishes she’d known before starting college

6 things that girl mag’s lesbian bff wishes she’d known before starting college

Before I went to college, I thought I knew a lot, but I actually didn’t know anything. Now I know a bit more (but still not much at all). Here are five things I wish someone had told me before I started college as a bright-eyed baby gay. 1. No one cares about your sexuality(…)

six things I learned at #herconference

six things I learned at #herconference

If you follow me on twitter (hint hint) you may or may not have noticed that I’ve been at the Her Campus Intercollegiette Conference this weekend, both as an intern (helping sell t-shirts, stuffing gift bags, etc) and an attendee (going to wicked awesome panels and talking to everybody). Sorry that I’m so good at social(…)

pros and cons of taking summer classes

pros and cons of taking summer classes

Pros: Learning is cool! I’m only being a little bit sarcastic. I’ve been taking summer classes since the eighth grade. I was a weirdo kid who went away to nerd camp every summer to spend 8 hours in class every day while my contemporaries did stuff like play sports. That’s why, today, I’m such a supergenius(…)

ask that girl: college girl, big city

ask that girl: college girl, big city

Hi, Clara! I found your blog a few weeks ago and I love how real and down to earth it is. I’d love some advice! I live in a small town in the South (population about 1,500) and I’m about to go to college in Chicago. I was always kind of an introvert and not(…)

yes, i am the elephant in the room, so please stop looking at me

yes, i am the elephant in the room, so please stop looking at me

This is a guest post by Cara, a writer and disability activist currently living in New York. You can find her blog at That Crazy Crippled Chick. Logo via 3E Love. As a visibly, physically disabled college student, and one of the only mobility impaired students to live on my campus, I’ve noticed a few(…)

six things that bother me way more than they should

six things that bother me way more than they should

1. People who blow their noses in public. First of all, blowing your nose is noisy. I particularly hate people who blow their noses during class, because the room is pretty much silent other than you sitting over there making awful fricative sounds with your nose mucus, and it’s not like nobody notices. Everybody notices.(…)