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Cheap (But Chic) Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day on Campus

The corner florists have stocked up with roses, daisies and carnations; the grocery store aisles are lined with chocolates and sweetheart candies; girls in the hall are eagerly discussing their date night ideas for Thursday ... Valentine’s Day has definitely arrived. Still haven’t made any plans for the big day? It’s never too late to celebrate, even on a college budget. Here are some fun, and cheap ideas for all you chictsters who are still undecided about how to spend the evening!

The Media Maven: Avoiding Catfishing 101

When I first heard of the new MTV series “Catfish” a few months back, I would have never guessed it would be a show about online dating. I’ve only heard the term used in two ways: one most commonly for cooking the actual fish, but the other is when my mother sometimes uses it to describe something as “ugly” or “out of style,” saying it was a popular term to use in the 1980s.

Nowadays, when most of us hear the term, we think of an online dating hoax or even Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te’o. But what can we learn from our predecessors?

College Dating: Does Being ‘Facebook Official’ Matter?

Dating in college is a very odd thing. It’s not the typical situation young adults are used to. We’re growing up and (hopefully) aren't playing the same mind games that we did in high school.

Also, in college, you are constantly with the person you are dating. Think about it: You go to class together; you live a hop, a skip and a jump away from each other; you go out on the weekends; and you’ll probably eat most of your meals together.

But there's an even bigger issue plaguing college couples nationwide ... Does it matter if you're "Facebook official?"

Deadline for Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships is Approaching!

Are you interested in the culture of music? Love research? Have you always wanted to study abroad?

The Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship could be a perfect fit, but the clock is ticking! The deadline for submissions is March 1.

The fellowships are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and according to a news release, "were established to promote the power of music as a global force for mutual understanding."

Single College Ladies Beware: The Countdown to Valentine’s Day Has Begun

Valentine’s Day can be the most romantic of holidays, but it can also be a girl’s worst nightmare. With images of happy in-love couples gracing the covers of cards, magazines and posters, Valentine’s Day can seem more like Singles' Awareness Day.

This year, don’t let Valentine’s Day get you down. Instead, make it a fun-filled night out with all of your single friends!

Chic (But Cheap) Winter Outfit Ideas for a Night on the Town

If you’re like me, you stare at your closet looking for outfits to put together in your head for the perfect outfit. Sometimes, you get frustrated and find that there’s nothing for you to wear. So, what do you do if your girls just invited you out to the movies? Are you going to a huge college party? Or how about a crush that just asked you out on a date? Not to worry! We’re here to help you with your fashion crisis! I’ve created three great outfit ideas on Polyvore to help.

U Chic Approved: Nivea Creme

Nivea is not new in the skin care scene. For years, it’s been trusted for lip, body and bath products.

The Media Maven: Planning Your Wedding Before Meeting Your Groom

Commonly known as one of the best days in a gal’s life is her wedding day and whether you want it big or small, in spring or fall, you will probably devote months of planning to make it perfect.

Since its launch in 2010, Pinterest has been a go-to site for future brides to plan for centerpieces, dresses, hair styles, bridesmaid colors and photography. Many wannabe brides would say this is completely sane and is just for fun, however, one single woman took this one step further and took action on her wedding plans.

Apps to Help College Students With Organization

Ever since smartphones and tablets started becoming popular among college students, app developers set out to create both useful and entertaining apps suited for students. Below are some of the best apps I’ve found that go above and beyond the basic apps we are all used to.

Diploma Diaries: Old Friends Vs. New Friends

When I first got into college, I pretty much stuck with all my friends from high school that had gone there with me. The only “new” friends I really had were the ones who had gone to the rival high school in the same town.

Everyone knew everyone’s history, their childhood and all their past mistakes and as a freshman, that was fine, but two majors later, it was a different story. I felt like there was an entire city full of people I didn’t know and wasn’t trying to get to know. I had been desperately holding on to my hometown because I was too afraid to try something new.

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