freshman year

thirteen things not to do your freshman year

thirteen things not to do your freshman year

1. Become addicted to methamphetamine. Everyone wants to come to college and try new things. But be careful! If there’s one thing that will ruin your freshman year, it’s a methamphetamine addiction. You’re at school to learn, not to get high on meth every day until you’re twitchy and weird without it! 2. Marry someone(…)

dear incoming freshmen

dear incoming freshmen

Welcome to Brown, y’all. You’ve officially walked through the Van Wickle gates and you’re a college kid now. You’re slightly nervous and you’re highly intimidated by all the cool seniors (e.g. yours truly), but you seem to be having a good time so far. Wish you had a little more knowledge? Here are some things(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

I mean it. It’s Thursday, and I’m gonna bring the links. First of all, some shameless self-promotion. Do you suspect Taylor Swift might secretly be a feminist? Because there is a growing body of evidence that Taylor Swift is definitely secretly a feminist. Yes, I wrote this article. Yes, that body of evidence is mostly stuff(…)

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(…)

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

bedding A bedspread. Think really hard about your bedspread. Overthink it, probably. Chances are, this is  going to be the biggest thing in your room, so you want to make sure it makes the right statement. Pillows. Both of the sleeping kind and the decorative kind. Accent pillows are the difference between a hospital bed(…)

4 dorm styles that describe every dorm room ever

4 dorm styles that describe every dorm room ever

I’m beginning to feel nostalgic for college already, and I haven’t even started senior year yet. Maybe that’s absurdly premature, but think of it this way: There’s a distinct possibility this will be my last ever back-to-school season. Depressing, right? I love back-to-school shopping. It allows me to imagine I will be a totally different(…)