10 Reminders Every College Student Needs To Hear

10 Reminders Every College Student Needs To Hear

You are worth so much more than your grade in that class.

We are the generation that loves being in the whirlwind of life. We love being busy. We love being in one place yet being restless to go to the next. Making the most of what we have is never a bad thing—until it is. When we’re not careful (because, really, who is in college), this outlook can inevitably take a toll on us, both mentally and physically.

So amidst all of the internships and interviews, here are ten reminders you should carry with you everywhere. Slip it between the pages of your planner, tuck it in the back pocket of your jeans, pin it up to your wall. Just hold it close to you. Because in case no one has told you lately, you are so much more than what you do.

1. Everyone moves through life at their own pace. Where they are may not be where you are. This is okay.

2. Sometimes, you'll wear your major like a name tag. The decisions you make now might feel like the be-all and end-all, but you have so much time ahead of you, you do.

3. Live. Get the tattoo you've always wanted. Shotgun the disgusting Natty Light. Tell the person you like that you like them. Do the crazy thing.

4. ...But if you've had the worst week of your entire life, and you're worn-down, and you're weary, don't be afraid to turn your plans in exchange for a sheet mask and a marathon of Scandal. The FOMO will be real but trust me, your friends will not forget about your existence.

5. If you want to start that new book or TV show, do it. Art can mend you.

6. Tell the people in your life that you appreciate them. Tell your professors how much you enjoyed the lecture, tell your friends you’re thankful for them, tell your parents you love them. Remind people of how much they matter to you.

7. If you miss someone, reach out to them. It is never a bad thing to be the one who cares too much.

8. Hold the door open for people. Say “thank you.” Smile. Be kinder than you feel. The only thing that will matter when you leave school is how you left it, how much you loved.

9. If it’s 2 AM and you’ve been studying all night and your hands are starting to shake from the amount of caffeine you’ve consumed, drink some water and go to bed. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Whatever happens the next day, you’ll be able to handle better with a little bit of sleep.

10. You are doing the best that you can. And that is enough.

So the next time you feel like it’s a little too hard to breathe, just remember: The grades and the opportunities and the big vision that you see of yourself in ten years are important. But so are you.

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50 One-Liners College Girls Swap With Their Roomies As Much As They Swap Clothes

"What would I do without you guys???"

1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."


12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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Here’s Why Hanukkah Is NOT The Jewish Christmas

The Festival of Lights is still great, but it is definitely not the Jewish equivalent to Christmas.


As you may or may not know, the Jewish holiday Hanukkah began on December 1, commemorating the Maccabean victory that occurred thousands of years ago. The so-called "Festival of Lights" is associated with eating latkes and jelly donuts, spinning dreidels, lighting candles, and......eight days of gifts!

Despite the long-standing tradition of gift-giving on Hanukkah, there really is no reason to give eight days worth of gifts. In fact, giving gifts is a custom specific to certain countries, countries where Christmas is celebrated, as well. Hanukkah gift-giving isn't even a thing in Israel, the home of the Jews.

So, where did this tradition start? Well, it basically started to make Hanukkah a competitor to Christmas so that stores could sell more and little Jewish kids could stop feeling sad that they didn't celebrate Christmas. In elementary school when all my friends bragged about what they were getting for Christmas, I could snap back and tell them that I was getting eight times whatever they were getting — and I'm not going to lie, it felt great to rub it in their faces.

But eventually, my parents broke the truth to me, and I stopped getting Hanukkah gifts. Period. Tragic, I know. Most of my Jewish friends still get their eight days of gifts, and there is nothing wrong with that. At this point, it's a part of the holiday (especially in the United States) and it would almost be like breaking tradition if they were to stop the fun. However, I can now celebrate ~Hanukkah~ for what it really is: a holiday that serves as an excuse to see family, light candles, and feel proud to be Jewish. Although the holiday wouldn't nearly be as big of a deal if it weren't for Christmas being around the same time of year, it is definitely NOT the Jewish equivalent to Christmas.

PS - sorry if the spiel is a little bit of a disappointment, but I had to put it out there.

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