Archive for the ‘college life’ Category

Gap Years

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

PackingBy the end of 12th grade, I wanted to hash out my educational years as quickly as possible so that I could start “real life.” I had had enough of tests, interviews and revealing to admissions officers why their college was my perfect match. Now I am not so sure… (more…)

Choosing a College

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

College girls

Every college admissions representative talks about ‘fit.’ To be honest I struggle to understand what this means. As far as I am aware colleges admit as diversely as they are able to… So what does it mean to be a good fit for a college? Is there a small liberal arts college prototype? Do you have the Harvard look? (more…)

The Freshman 15…

Monday, December 22nd, 2014



Pizza via Flickr: rob_rob2001

I can smell the Turkey in the oven and will undoubtedly be feeling it on my hips and cheeks for several weeks after I’ve eaten it. Yes: it is Thanksgiving, and no: nutritional guidelines will not be obeyed today. This time of year can be difficult for managing one’s weight because of all the commercialized, incentivized mass-eating we tend to indulge ourselves in. But there are ways to escape the cycle at Thanksgiving and on the life-in-general level. You can have your cake and eat it too AND not feel too guilty about it… (more…)

Driving Home for Christmas

Thursday, December 4th, 2014



Getting home for various holidays is not easy for everyone. Within your class, there will probably be the fortunate few who can visit home every couple of weeks; a simple 10 minute bus ride away where ‘Tony’ can pretend he came home because he missed their faces whilst dumping a bag of dirty laundry on the kitchen table. But for most it is not that easy. The laundry piles up because there is nobody to tell me to start sorting out my life anymore. I may have digressed slightly, but the point is that choosing whether to travel home for the holidays or to stay on campus can be difficult for many. (more…)

The Essential College Packing Checklist

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Girl with stack of booksIn the writing of this blog post I have endeavored to ascertain every want, need and arbitrary desire that could be thought of by a soon-to-be college student on the cusp of leaving home for the first days of college. I have examined weather, cultural particularities and anticipated hobbies to provide the most comprehensive checklist ever. Perhaps I exaggerate slightly… (more…)