10 Things All College Kids Love

10 Things All College Kids Love

Take advantage of the discounts and be thankful for the naps.
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College life is one heck of a time. It's a time to be alive, a time to try new things, a time to learn to budget your money and a time to make great memories with all the fresh faces you meet. Things can be rough sometimes, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Whether you’re a college kid yourself or an upcoming freshman — the week you don’t budget your money correctly, end up with nine dollars in your bank account and have to resort to eating dining hall food all week will remind you to be thankful for all these great things that come with the college experience.

1. Care Packages

Whether it’s literally just an envelope with a gift card or a large box full of snacks — I’m happy with any surprise mail that means I don’t have to buy groceries for another week.

2. Free T-Shirts

Before college, people always told me I would leave my four years with more college shirts than I could count. And who the heck doesn’t love a free t-shirt? There are some days when I’m just too tired or lazy to wear anything else.

3. Discounts On Coffee

The library Starbucks has $2 Grande cold brews? Sign me up.

4. The “Friday Class Is Cancelled” Email

It doesn’t get much better than that.

5. After Class Naps

This goes along with number five, but I’m just as thankful.

6. The Simple Syllabus

There’s a lot to cover over the course of the semester, but the professor who explains everything without taking up nine pages is a blessing (or using cheesy memes they think are so clever.)

7. An Empty Library

I don’t know about anyone else, but an empty library at the beginning of the semester is the most relaxing environment ever (in just a mere ten weeks you won’t be able to find a seat.)

8. Dogs

I had a dog when I was growing, but I never felt like a dog person until college. There’s something so comforting about seeing a fluffy pup strolling down the street on your way to class.

9. The Classic College Crewneck

Wear it to class, wear it on a date; wear it anywhere. When you wear your crewneck, you are expressing your school spirit in the comfiest way possible.

10. Student Discounts

Saving on food, and stuff you shouldn’t be buying despite the fact you only have nine dollars in your bank account, is a score. PSA for College of Charleston Students: Harris Teeter on East Bay is giving 5% off with your VIC card until May 31st. (You must go to customer service and register/sync your VIC card with your student ID for the discount.)

Cover Image Credit: Study in the USA

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50 One Liners Drunk Girls Say

It happens to the best of us.
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We all know it when we see it; drunk girls are always easy to spot and will say or scream at least two of following things below on a night out after a few (too many) drinks.

1. I'm not even drunk

2.Do you want to get food?

3. Is he cute?

4. What should I get to drink?

5. Should I text him?

6. I'm literally fine.

7. I'm going to cry.

8. I'm leaving right now.

9. This is my favorite song.

10. Will you dance with me?

11. I haven't even had that much to drink.

12. I hate him.

13. Why won't he text me back?

14. I can't believe this.

15. Do you want a shot?

16. Ppppllleeeeaasssee.

17. Who was that?

18. Let's go to a different bar.

19. I'm never drinking again

20. How did I get this drunk?

21. Let's stop at Five Guys.

22. I'm calling an Uber.

23. Why do I still like him?

24. I'm calling him.

25. Will you help button my body suit?

26. Will you take our picture?

27. Why is Uber surging already?

28. Let's late night.

29. I'm just really upset.

30. Do you want a drink?

31. What should I make my Instagram caption?

32. Do I look fat?

33. Get in this picture.

34. OMG, *insert crush* is at *insert bar*, let's go!

35. He texted me.

36. I just found my husband.

37. Look at him, omg.
38. Wait, is that __ from biology?

39. I am so hungry.

40. He asked me to come over.

41. Where are you going?

42. I am not going over to his house.

43. I am going home.

44. I'm exhausted.

45. I'm going to throw up.

46. Do you have a hair tie?

47. I'm bored.

48. I think I'm dying.

49. Will you call me in the morning?

50. I'm going to sleep so good tonight.

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What do you think of a woman breastfeeding her baby in public? I asked on Twitter and Instagram
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Picture this, you’re strolling through the mall and to your left you see a woman sat on a bench cradling her baby...except the baby is feeding on the mother’s breast. How do you feel about that?

This past week, in my reporting class, I was asked to go create a vox pop (basically comments from the public) about their opinions on women breastfeeding in public, because where I am studying, Salford, England, has a charity called B.O.O.B.S that supports women to be comfortable breastfeeding, even in public settings. As I suspected, the people I talked to all said that it doesn’t bother them at all, but I did receive one response that surprised me. The way in which one woman answered me was (and I’m paraphrasing here) ‘No it doesn’t bother me. I don’t see it as a current problem, and don’t think has been for a while.’ I interpreted this as her having a sort of condescending tone in her voice, as if she was really thinking ‘Why are you asking people about this? Everyone accepts it, who cares?’, but this struck my curiosity, is it really comfortable for everyone? So I tested my theory through Instagram and Twitter polls.

The results of the polls clearly show that women breastfeeding in public is widely accepted, but there still are people that don’t necessarily approve of it or feel like it depends on the situation. So, I asked people that took part in the polls why they answered the way that they did.

Makes them uncomfortable: “It makes me feel uncomfortable because I do not want to see another woman’s boob. I am the first one to say, if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all, but I don’t think it is always appropriate to just whip out your boob. Women can always pump too. If a woman is covered up, then I am totally cool with it. It is a very important bonding experience for both mother and baby, and I just feel that it is more of an intimate thing that should be done in privacy. I do not have kids yet, but I do not think I would be comfortable breastfeeding in public. Maybe if I had one of those scarves or blankets, I would feel more comfortable.” -Female, 21

It depends on the situation: “I'm totally good with the idea of women should be allowed to breastfeed in public, it's natural and they're just feeding their kid. However in certain settings like say, a restaurant, where food and drinks are being served, doing that flat out at the table makes me uncomfortable because food handling and food service have health codes and to me, that just makes me uncomfortable. But a woman should have every right to feed their child with a bottle as they do with their boob, I just get weird in restaurants.” -Female, 21

Totally comfortable: "I do not mind breastfeeding at all in public because I think there is an international stigma about it which needs to be gotten over. It is one of the most natural things a woman can do and the benefits to the child are vast, which is another reason I am all for it. I think mothers should breastfeed their children if possible and the declining or low rates of breastfeeding may be due in part to this stigma." -Male, 21

My opinion you ask? Generally, I am completely comfortable with it. If a woman is lucky enough to be able to breastfeed her baby (not every woman actually can), she should be able to do so wherever/whenever she and the baby please to. It’s completely natural, and NEWS FLASH that’s actually why women have breasts. But, if it does make you uncomfortable, I can understand that too, because in reality it still is a form of public nudity (except it has a crucial purpose). Either way, a baby needs to be fed when it’s hungry and if that means it’s while they’re out it public, so be it, if it bothers you then just look away.

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