Campus Life

The Media Maven: Birth Control in Vending Machines?

Back when I was in high school, it was a big deal when the school administration took out all of the Vault sodas from our vending machines and replaced them with “healthier options.” That was the talk of the town.

Now, a bigger controversy has placed itself upon slot E6 ... birth control.

Although I think it's a weird place to put birth control in the first place, I guess since there is a vending machine is just about every dorm and hall at college, kids can now obviously and openly get their pills without being sneaky in CVS.

5 Items Incoming College Freshmen Need

A new school year is on the horizon, and for freshmen just entering college, it’s going to be a brand new experience.

I have a list of things that I think are important for college students to remember. From the small stuff to the big stuff, here is my list of essentials for incoming freshmen.

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?

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.

New Year, New Chic: Keeping Up with Your Goals All Year

It's the end of January, but that doesn't mean you still don't have time to make resolutions and try your hardest to become a better you. The hardest part of a New Year's resolution is how to keep them going throughout the year.

Hopefully, with these tips, you can become a better you all year round!

New Year, New Chic: Finding New Hobbies

When you are filling out a survey or some kind of application and it asks what your hobbies are, are you one of those people who always put down the same five hobbies you always do (even if you don’t do them anymore) or do you panic and really wonder if you have any hobbies?

When I see that question or if someone asks it of me, I feel like I am constantly being reminded of what a super lame 20-something-year-old I am. Now that we are growing up, we may feel society's pressure for us to join stamp clubs or go to financial meetings. But don’t give up the hobbies you love just because they seem adolescent!

Studying ‘Abroad’ in the U.S.

The term “study abroad” conjures up images of trendy clubs in Barcelona, great food in Florence or amazing landmarks in Paris. However, this spring semester, I set off on my own study abroad program right here in the U.S. My next four months will be spent in sunny Los Angeles, a place that most people claim is as good as a foreign country to an East Coaster like myself.

One might ask what lead me to study abroad at home and the answer is simple: opportunity.

Interning 101: What You Need To Know

The first day of my internship, I made sure to leave early. Tardiness is not an attractive first impression! I sat in the waiting room before they unlocked the office, but at least I was on time and prepared.

I had checked the directions carefully before heading out. Parking takes some time on the first day, so if that’s a factor, be sure to add that in as well. Also make sure to prepare the necessary documents. Paperwork is often a substantial part of the first day, so being able to properly fill everything out is a must.

New Year, New Chic: Getting Rid of Toxic Friends

We've officially kicked off 2013, and it’s time for a new year and a new you. Sometimes it can be difficult to make resolutions and actually keep them, but whether or not we choose to set personal goals for ourselves, there is always something we can do to work on bettering our lives.

Have you ever sat down and really considered the people you are surrounding yourself with? Your peers are a huge factor in determining the direction you are headed in, and it is easier than you think to become blinded by toxic friendships.

Time Management 101

It's no exaggeration that the beginning of a new semester can be hard to manage. Throw in your goals for the new year, and it can get downright challenging.

Between your classes, schoolwork, extracurricular activities, internships/work and “me time," what about your New Year’s resolution to get back to the gym? How on Earth do you fit all of it into just one day?

It seems like there are simply not enough hours to do it all and yet you still need to get all of it done.