Campus Life

The Media Maven: Enjoying March Madness

I am an extrovert. I can talk to pretty much anyone about almost anything ... except sports. I can watch them on TV or on the field, but I really cannot attribute to the conversation with my friends.

Bravo to those of you ladies who know your stuff, keep it up! But for those of us who sit back during events like March Madness, you can still have fun with everyone without feeling completely in the dark.

How I Made My College Decision

As a transfer student, I never really thought of myself as someone who should give advice on how to choose which college to go to. I made my initial decision based on all of the wrong criteria, and it turned out that the aspects I thought were the most important really should not have had as big of an impact on my decision as they did.

Luckily for me, I got it right the second time around, and I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.

The Media Maven: Hiring Practices at Yahoo!

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer hasn't wasted any time on changing up the way her company runs.

Mayer made headlines last month by sending out a memo through Human Resources stating there would be no more jobs working from home. Now, she is getting picky with the way Yahoo! hires.

5 Things Your College Won’t Tell You About Freshman Year

Calling all high school seniors! Have you figured out where you will be going to college? It’s the time of the year when universities are sending out acceptance letters and requesting your commitment to attend classes in the fall.

Chances are, you will be attending an open house or two at your top-choice schools within the next couple of months. Although you will be taking home tons of information, there are some things your university may not tell incoming freshmen. Here's my guide to the advice you really need to hear!

The Media Maven: My Take On The Swift/Poehler/Fey Debacle

The joke Amy Poehler and Tina Fey told about Taylor Swift and Michael J. Fox’s son at the Golden Globes this year was not especially memorable … at first. Everyone knows Fey and Poehler are old friends from “Saturday Night Live,” and they casually make fun of people for a living, but it’s all in good fun!

Spring Break, Here We Come!

Spring Break is the time we've been dreaming about since we first stepped into class in January. Now, it's finally here, and nobody is holding back from expressing their excitement!

U Chic collaborated with Whisper, a social network which allows you to share your innermost thoughts anonymously with others, to bring you the 411 on what's going on inside college women's heads.

The Media Maven: Steps to Prevent Rape

Sexual assault is definitely not one of the most fun topics to chat about at girl’s night, but it is indeed one of the most important. Now, more than ever, as college students and 20-somethings, young ladies need to know what possible steps they can take to divert a rape.

CNN recently aired a story about “last resort” steps to prevent a rape. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs released 10 tips to avoid rape. Among the tips were ones like, vomiting, urinating, telling your attacker you are menstruating or have a disease.

Spring Break Tech Safety

With Spring Break right around the corner, most of us are planning and longing for those glorious days off. Sunshine, road trips, beaches, friends, no homework and lazy days are on our minds.

You are probably already making your Spring Break to-do and to-pack lists, hoping it will arrive quickly. But when making your lists, don’t forget to make sure all your tech products are going to be protected during your trip.

UChic Approved: Organix

Let’s talk hair. Do you wish your college budget allowed more spending room for all of your favorite products?

The hardest part about making and budgeting my own money was learning that I really didn’t NEED all of the things I thought I did, and I had to start living without some of my beloved beauty supplies.

The Media Maven: Are We Too Dependent On Our Smartphones (And Apps)?

If someone gave you the choice of either giving up your mobile apps or giving up drinking water, which would you choose?

A recent study by Apigee confirms that 85 percent of people say they would rather give up drinking water than to delete all of their apps, and 82 percent said they can’t go one day without their crucial apps.