A FRESHMAN’S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY:

This is your first step into adulthood. It’s a big step, and a step you should be proud of, even if your legs tremble along the way. University is daunting for most. With the media portraying University as an endless social scene of frat parties, sorority bitches, drunk teens, and drugs galore, it can seem a little overwhelming at first.
The media’s been lying to you. Contrary to what modern media wants you to believe, University is not a nine-month long party. Everyone’s not banging like rabbits. Drugs aren’t being passed around like Tic-Tacs. There aren’t cliques. No one’s really screwing the professor.

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DORM MUST-HAVES

As July rolls to an end and August comes creeping in, stores are beginning to stock-pile fresh supplies for the coming school year. For those of you fortunate enough to be leaving high school behind and moving into college residences, I present you with a dorm-room must-have list.

– Bed-in-a-Bag. Usually a bed-in-a-bag includes all the essentials, as well as a few decorative pillows if you’re willing to spend a touch more money. A bed-in-a-bag is a very quick way to achieve a put together feel to your dorm room.

P.S. a reversible comforter is ideal— whether you’re too lazy to wash your comforter frequently or just want to change up the view every now and then, a reversible comforter is cheaper than buying two separate comforters or duvet covers. 

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14 TIPS TO PREPARE FOR UNIVERSITY

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1. Get ready to fend for yourself. Most of you that are going off to college are more than likely going to be living on-campus for freshman year. For many, it’s going to be the first time being out in the world without the comforts of home. Some of you may be only an hour away from your family, but for others (like myself) you’ll be thousands of miles away from the comforts of home.

Some of you are over-the-moon at the idea of being able to stretch your feet and taste the sweet, sweet air of freedom, but there are many who freeze up at the prospect.

However, before you even pack up your bags for the move, there is one important and very overlooked piece of advice you need to know: learn to be independent. Don’t assume that once you’re out of the house you’ll know how to be your own person immediately. The last thing you want is to be miles from home and realize you’re in over your head. Continue reading