10 Tips For Incoming Freshman In College

10 Tips For Incoming Freshman In College

Make friends!


Being a freshman is hard enough but when you are in college, the game changes completely.

1. Make friends


Trust me; this is probably the most important. You are bound to be overwhelmed, stressed, and sad, but fear not! If you surround yourself with a great group of friends, you will have a shoulder to lean on, and they will provide support for you when you are feeling down.

2. Make a schedule


Making a schedule is so important. Buy a planner and write down all of your important assignments so you don't forget them. Before I had a planner, it was so hard for me to keep track of all of my tasks but once I got one, it made my life so much easier. It also allows you to plan out your free time to hang out with your friends or binge your favorite show.

3. Clean your space


There is nothing better than coming back to a clean room at the end of a stressful day. Your room is your safe space where you can relax and take a deep breath before facing the world again. Take time out of your week to declutter your space.

4. Don't study in your room


Your room is your space to relax so if you study in your room, your brain will think that your room is a place for work instead of relaxation. Find a library or a lounge near you to study in so when you are finished you can go to your room and relax.

5. Plug your things in at night


There is nothing worse than getting to class and finding out your laptop is at 5%. Make sure you have a routine at night before you go to bed and plug in all of your devices that you are going to use the next day.

6. Pick a laundry day


Laundry is important. You need to pick a day in the week for you that works so you can have clean laundry for the week ahead of you. Pick a day that the laundry room isn't busy because if you pick a busy day someone will move your laundry and you will have to find it.

7. Support your sport teams


Going to spring events on campus will give you a sense of pride even if your team loses. Every time I go to a football game, I'm like "wow, I go here." That may sound weird, but it is a great feeling.

8. Shower shoes


If you live in a dorm with a community bathroom shower shoes are a must. You don't know what happens in those showers so just go to your local dollar store and buy a cheap pair of flip flops.



Luckily for me, I have not been run over by a bike but others have not been so fortunate. Just be aware of where you are walking and do NOT walk near or in the bike lane.

10. College isn't for everyone


AND THAT IS COMPLETELY OKAY!!!!! If you get to college and you don't like it, withdraw, simple as that. You don't have to do something that you don't like, or if it puts too much pressure on you, it is okay to leave and take time to establish yourself before or if you want to try again.

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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The 7 Best Food Places Near UCLA You Need to Try ASAP

We have great dining food AND restaurants around us? Wow, we are #blessed.


Westwood is the home to UCLA and offers plenty of interesting and diverse dining options for students and locals alike. Since the area is firmly Bruin territory, you will find lots of on-the-go, affordable eats along with a mix of more modern and upscale restaurants.

Though I definitely haven't had all the food Westwood occurs, being here two years now (omg already!?), I think I can safely recommend certain places to eat.

1. Shamshiri Grill


South Westwood Boulevard is often referred to as Little Tehran, so most of that area is just Persian restaurants. Shamshiri Grill just makes the best meat and whenever I go there, I always order my meal with their special hot sauce, that is to DIE for. A must try.

2. Gushi

I can not tell you how many times I've been to this place. Located near Fat Sal's, you may be tempted to just miss it but let me tell you that is a mistake. I always get their Gushi Bowl which is just heavenly and the right amount to make me feel satisfied without being too filling. Be generous with the Teriyaki and Sriracha sauces on your meat and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

3. Pinches Tacos


I know Mexican food is very common wherever you go but Pinches Tacos is aesthetically pleasing and their food? Even more so. It just tastes so good! I definitely recommend the Asada fries and any tacos.

4. Saffron and Rose

Saffron and Rose is a Persian ice cream parlor like 10 minutes away from Shamshiri Grill and the quality and variety of ice cream is truly impressive. I would not have known my weakness for Jasmine ice cream if I hadn't tried this place and as always, the Saffron and Rose (it's namesake) deserves to be the name of the restaurant because of how rich in flavor it is.

5. Maharaja


I am very particular about my Indian food but the buffets in the afternoons at Maharaja definitely passes my checklist. I actually went there for my birthday so that just tells you how the food doesn't disappoint.

6. Nekter Juice Bar

I found out about this place very recently and I'm so glad I did because their bowls are so good. They also serve smoothies which I haven't had the pleasure to taste yet but I expect the same kind of quality. I am very partial to the Bruin Bowl and the Dragonfruit Bowl.

7. BJs


They have $3 Pizookies on Tuesday.

I am always there on Tuesday.

Are these two facts connected? Maybe.

What can I say? I just love the restaurants here.

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