Picking a major is a major decision.
Picking a minor isn’t as much.
They say you’re supposed to do what you’re passionate about, but I can’t figure out what exactly that is! There are so many things that I love!
I love fashion. And I, like, love good music. And I really love fighting for progressive causes that empower people, furthering a mentality that promotes equality and a healthy distribution of opportunity to all persons on this earth.
Wait – this blog entry has actually been really helpful for me…
They’re heeeeeeere! The parental unit will be back on campus soon so this will be your first test to show them that you (their pride and joy) can hold your own at college.
Here are five steps to proofing your room for their arrival:
1. Hide any and all traces of non-parent-friendly behavior. This includes bottles, wrappers, receipts… you catch my drift, just don’t let them catch on!
2. Make your bed. It’ll make your room look nicer and your parents will probably want a place to sit as they ask you all sorts of questions about your “new life” at college.
3. In case they decide to peruse your drawers or closet, make those areas look presentable too. They do NOT need to see what you plan on wearing to some upcoming homecoming bash…
4. Keep your textbooks (especially the ones for the advanced classes they never took) and maybe a few old papers (with “A”s on them) prominently displayed on your desk.
5. Find that family portrait they tucked away in your boxes and put it on your nightstand. It’s always been there, right?
Happy Post-Columbus-Day-long-weekend!!! Maybe every weekend is a three-day for you, since Friday classes barely exist on some college campuses (which may lead to this). But for the rest of us, the extra day off was a perfect time to head home… And let me tell you, I didn’t realize how much I had missed it until I got there.
I used to complain all the time about the lack of privacy pre-college, but this weekend, home was such an escape from sharing a dorm with three roommates. And the delicious home-cooked food (eaten at an actual dinner table) was way better than over-priced take-out or the cheap microwaveable stuff I keep here in my dorm.
But what excited me the most about home were the small details around the house: the nice towels, the softer toilet paper, the good water pressure in the shower… it was basically a spa oasis! How did I not realize this before?!
Last but not least, the familiar voices wishing me “good morning” and “good night” were, dare I say it, heartwarming. Guess I can still get all that love here at college if I called home more often… dialing up the parental unit right now!
When an instructor assigns a group project, bet your mind heads in one of two directions: (1) “Sweet, I can take the backseat!” or (2) “Crap, I’m going to have to do this all myself.”
It’s no secret you learn a lot about your team members and their working styles from these projects… kind of like in cheerleading! Here’s how to land the grade you want without getting upset with your group:
1. Pick a captain: A squad can’t get anywhere until the captain rolls out the routine for you to learn. Assign someone to take the lead—maybe it’s you!—who can map out what needs to be done. Also, no one will get anywhere if everyone takes charge at once, so decide early on who should do this to avoid tensions down the road.
2. Set your schedule: Think cheerleaders start prepping the week before a competition? Think again, because the final result takes weeks, if not months, of practice. Make sure to set daily or weekly goals so that you begin the project like champs.
3. Reinforce each other: The success of the cheerleader pyramid rests in everyone’s mutual support. Remove one member and the whole thing falls apart! Check in with each other periodically to make sure all members are on top of their deadlines. That way, nobody has to cover for anybody at the last minute!