10 Things My Mom Said When I Took Her To A Frat Party

10 Things My Mom Said When I Took Her To A Frat Party

“Where can I get a beer other than Natty Light?”
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When you take a parent to a fraternity party two things happen: people try to give the parent excessive amounts of alcohol, and the parent consumes excessive amounts of alcohol.

1.“Where can I get a beer other than Natty Light?”


I think my mother, along with any other parent, does not want to go back to cheap beer after drinking Stella Artois almost every night.

2.“My feet hurt.”

That pretty much sums up how any girl in wedges feels after 10 minutes at a frat.

3.“If I was still young, I would date that cute boy over there!”

Well, sorry to tell you mom, but you’re pushing 50, with a husband, four kids, and I’m not sure that cute boy is interested in you.

4. *To cute frat boys* “Have you met my daughter, she’s single and is looking for a cute boyfriend. She’s very smart and will make a living for herself.”


Of course, your parent has to embarrass you at least a little when you take them out, but my mom sounded like she was trying to marry me off.

5. “Can I do that beer chug thing everyone is doing?”

It’s called shotgunning mom. You want to shotgun? How about... no.

6. “Can I slap the bag?”

Originally, my mom thought this was a good idea... until she watched the bag be passed around from person to person. She decided against it and then whispered to me...

7. “That bag definitely has herpes now.”

The odds of her being correct were high, so with that, the wine bag was out. That means back to a scavenger hunt for beer.

8. “My feet still hurt.”

Really mom? Still complaining? Don’t you have practice walking in high shoes? Deal with it.

9. “I can’t believe that girl is wearing that low shirt. She looks like a prostitute.”

Little do parents know, their little angels dress half naked to most parties.

10. "Can we please go home now?”

As the clocks hit midnight its signals bedtime for my poor mom, even though most parents don’t make it past eleven.

Sorry, mom for embarrassing you with this, but it was just too fun! To any parents who haven’t attended a frat party, you should truly go.

Cover Image Credit: Marlye Jerva

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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After 10 Weeks Of Pledging A Buddhist Fraternity, I'm A Radically New Person

Things like this are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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Anyone who reads my articles knows that I've written about Delta Beta Tau time and time again — and here I am once more, ready to share my love for this Buddhist fraternity for the last time.

Last Sunday, after ten long weeks of pledging, I was finally initiated into Delta Beta Tau, a co-ed Buddhist fraternity on my campus.

That ceremony was the happiest, most fulfilling night of my life, and I truly mean it. I love hyperbole just as much as the next person, but nothing about what I'm saying is an exaggeration. I have never felt so much love and adoration between a group of people before, and I would live forever in that moment if I could. It was the kind of happy where your cheeks begin to ache from smiling so hard, your heart feels light, and everything is adorned in a warm haze.

Words can never explain what it means to be part of Delta Beta Tau - it's something you have to go through personally to understand. All I can say is that pledging was the most rewarding experience in so many ways — spiritually, socially, mentally, and emotionally.

I am, without a doubt, infinitely more secure in who I am as a person thanks to this experience.

Delta Beta Tau's motto, "For the benefit of others" became something I vow to live by each day. I've grown away from the shy, reserved girl I used to be and flourished into someone who is rejuvenated by others. As someone who blindly accepted being introverted, this change in character is a significant step.

Delta Beta Tau gifted me with a place to be who I am: the girl who hugs and loves everyone or dances in place just because. It gave me a place to grow and be loved by people who, for the most part, value the little things about me.

Then there are the general life lessons pledging has taught us all.

One of my pledge brothers said he learned three things from Delta Beta Tau: happiness is only real when shared, the common denominator for unhappiness is yourself, and the energy you put out into the world is what you'll get back.

Of course, some may argue that you can be happy alone or that mental disorders can be the cause of our unhappiness. While I wholeheartedly agree with these statements and will always be an advocate for mental health, I also believe we play a large role in creating fulfilling lives. Just as my friend said, whatever energy we put out is what will come back around, so it's better to spread positivity than negativity. It's easy to get caught in a downward spiral of cynicism, but it ultimately gets you nowhere in life. Negativity is draining, but when you share positive energy with others, you can only feel happier.

In the end, this is the most important lesson I've learned: you have to be proactive if you want to bring more happiness to your life. Sometimes you have to be the first one to say "hello," or forcefully kick yourself out of your comfort zone to meet new people. You can't sit back and expect good things to come to you; you have to work for it.

One of my favorite sayings is "if it's meant to be, it's up to me" and I intentionally followed this advice lately. It's precisely what I did when I pledged Delta Beta Tau, and now I'm thriving. Eight months ago I was miserable but today I'm on top of the world.

Cover Image Credit: Jeffrey Zlotnik

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