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5 Tips to Having an Awesome Cinco de Mayo

It’s May, which means that you’re closer to ending school and getting ready for a great summer!

This Sunday is May 5, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo marks the anniversary of the Mexican Army’s victory over France in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. On Cinco de Mayo, there’s tons of parties, parades and amazing food. We’ve gathered five fantastic tips to make you have a great Cinco de Mayo!

The Media Maven: My Take On ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’

Nowadays, just about every “has-been” or D-List celebrity has their own reality TV show. Joining this circle is 28-year-old Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte on his new show “What would Ryan Lochte Do?” on E!

I find this unusual since Lochte is at the height of his career. Why would he need/have time for a reality show? He isn’t retired yet -- not even close since he is already training for the 2016 games in Rio.

U Chic Teams Up With Whisper for a Giveaway!

We at U Chic have teamed up with Whisper, your ultimate resource for sharing your college secrets, for a giveaway of our latest book, "Diploma Diaries."

To win a copy of the book, all you have to do is comment on the photo of the book on Whisper's Facebook pages and answer the question: "Where will you be five years after graduation?" U Chic's Editorial Board will pick the top 10 responses to win copies of "Diploma Diaries." Read more inside!

Staying in Touch With College Friends Over Summer Break

Summertime is amazing because you have all the free time in the world, you are not worrying about when your next paper is due and you are just enjoying the hot summer air.

With summer, though, comes a chasm. You can change so much in a summer, especially in college. There are so many things to do and your newfound friends aren’t going to be right next to you every step of the way.

Luckily, there are many ways to keep in touch with your college friends over summer break -- no matter the distance!

Spring Has Sprung: Best ‘Outdoorsy’ Date Ideas

The weather is getting warmer with each day that passes, and exams are almost over. It is finally time to get outside!

Here are some fun, spring weather date ideas to plan for when the semester comes to an end and you can get out and enjoy this beautiful spring!

Easy Ways to Get in Shape as a College Student

College is a time of growth, both mentally and physically. Your attitudes, morals, maturity and even your body undergo change.

However, a change in your body does not necessarily mean you have fallen into the "Freshman 15" trap. Instead, your body naturally grows and develops into a young adult, hips included. During this change, your body will appreciate you if you take the time to exercise daily and eat healthy.

U Chic Approved: The Greek Ink Press



If you are as obsessed as I am about your sorority, you know how hard it can be to find cute personalized T-shirts if you are the only one ordering them. At last count, I had almost 30 letter shirts and screen printed T-shirts that proudly proclaim my sorority affiliation.

The Media Maven: The Mean Delta Gamma Email

When I opened up a sorority email at my school, there was no telling what it was going to be about. There were so many girls, which equaled to so many emails per day. Sometimes, they were to remind us what an awesome chapter we were, and other times, it was to reprimand us for wearing letters when we were clearly ordered to wear our badges on Wednesdays.

However, I doubt any chapter has experienced the wrath that now infamous Rebecca Martinson has inflicted upon her sisters.

The Party Is Over: Focusing on Final Exams

It’s that time of year again when the stress of finals can seem overwhelming. Of course, studying for finals when the weather is nice and sunny out can be a challenge. The excitement of summer and catching up with friends before everyone leaves on break can definitely be a distraction. So why not be proactive and combine both?

Spring Has Sprung: Best Recipes for a Picnic

The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and we are all donning our newest and cutest rain boots. Spring has certainly sprung!

The only thing getting us through the last couple of weeks of classes are the shirtless soccer players practicing on the green and the scent of summer in the air.

To get yourself through these last final weeks of classes, unleash your adventurous spirit and go on a picnic! Grab a friend, pack a lunch and look up some great local picnic areas or go find your own.

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