11 Things Every College Student Needs To Hear During This Point In The Semester

11 Things Every College Student Needs To Hear During This Point In The Semester

Stressed, broke, and tired: just your average college student.
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It's that time of the semester when almost every college student is feeling the exact same thing: stress. We're all stressed over the never ending school work, how broke we all are, trying to shed that freshman 15 before summer, and beginning to look for summer jobs. Not only can this take a toll on all of us, but it leaves us without any motivation to even get any of these things done. Even though we are literally so close to the end of the semester, we'd all rather binge watch Netflix and eat an entire pizza by ourselves then finish all of our papers and projects that every professor decides to assign at the last minute. Even though there is no motivation left, here are a few things that every college student needs to here towards the end of the semester.


1. Go ahead and dress like a bum to class, we all understand.

We're all at that point where we are running on maybe three hours of sleep and only have time to throw on a pair of sweats, leggings, or even pajamas, Trust me, we've all been there.

2. As long as you've tried your hardest, your grade will reflect that.

I mean, C's get degrees, right?

3. Go ahead, finish that last piece of pizza.

Stress eating is the only way to get through college successfully.

4. It's okay to take a break.

Because why would't you ever listen to Ryan Gosling? But honestly, a break while studying or writing a paper can give your mind time to catch up and make sure you can refocus.

5. Not everything has to been done all at once.

Make sure to prioritize your time so you don't feel as if everything is pilling up and you only have a short amount of time to complete it.

6. Sometimes procrastination actually does help.

Yes, procrastination is usually a bad thing, but not if you have truly been planning, thinking and letting yourself truly understand what the task is, then procrastination can only help in the long run because you have given yourself more time to do the assignment correctly, rather than just doing it to get it done and over with.

7. This dog believes in you.

Because dogs make everybody's lives a little bit better.

8. You are not alone.

Chances are, almost all of your peers are probably going through the same things you are. Try talking it out with them and motivate each other to keep pushing forward.

9. You've made it this far, why give up now?

Again, if you say so, Ryan!

10. Cry for hours if you need to.

It's probably better to let it all out rather than holding it in. Plus, most likely you aren't the only one doing so.

11. ONLY ABOUT A MONTH LEFT UNTIL SUMMER BREAK!

Go ahead, smile and do your little happy dance.


I hope you've all had a huge sigh of relief after hearing all of these things. Just remember, it will all be over soon and all of your hard work will be worth it in the end. Keep pushing forward and summer break will be here before we know it!

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I Went To "The Bachelor" Auditions

And here's why you won’t be seeing me on TV.
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It’s finally time to admit my guilty pleasure: I have always been a huge fan of The Bachelor.

I can readily admit that I’ve been a part of Bachelor fantasy leagues, watch parties, solo watching — you name it, I’ve gone the whole nine yards. While I will admit that the show can be incredibly trashy at times, something about it makes me want to watch it that much more. So when I found out that The Bachelor was holding auditions in Houston, I had to investigate.

While I never had the intention of actually auditioning, there was no way I would miss an opportunity to spend some time people watching and check out the filming location of one of my favorite TV shows.

The casting location of The Bachelor, The Downtown Aquarium in Houston, was less than two blocks away from my office. I assumed that I would easily be able to spot the audition line, secretly hoping that the endless line of people would beg the question: what fish could draw THAT big of a crowd?

As I trekked around the tanks full of aquatic creatures in my bright pink dress and heels (feeling somewhat silly for being in such nice clothes in an aquarium and being really proud of myself for somewhat looking the part), I realized that these auditions would be a lot harder to find than I thought.

Finally, I followed the scent of hairspray leading me up the elevator to the third floor of the aquarium.

The doors slid open. I found myself at the end of a large line of 20-something-year-old men and women and I could feel all eyes on me, their next competitor. I watched as one woman pulled out her travel sized hair curler, someone practiced answering interview questions with a companion, and a man (who was definitely a little too old to be the next bachelor) trying out his own pick-up lines on some of the women standing next to him.

I walked to the end of the line (trying to maintain my nonchalant attitude — I don’t want to find love on a TV show). As I looked around, I realized that one woman had not taken her eyes off of me. She batted her fake eyelashes and looked at her friend, mumbling something about the *grumble mumble* “girl in the pink dress.”

I felt a wave of insecurity as I looked down at my body, immediately beginning to recognize the minor flaws in my appearance.

The string hanging off my dress, the bruise on my ankle, the smudge of mascara I was sure I had on the left corner of my eye. I could feel myself begin to sweat. These women were all so gorgeous. Everyone’s hair was perfectly in place, their eyeliner was done flawlessly, and most of them looked like they had just walked off the runway. Obviously, I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I walked over to the couches and sat down. For someone who for the most part spent most of the two hours each Monday night mocking the cast, I was shocked by how much pressure and tension I felt in the room.

A cop, stationed outside the audition room, looked over at me. After a brief explanation that I was just there to watch, he smiled and offered me a tour around the audition space. I watched the lines of beautiful people walk in and out of the space, realizing that each and every one of these contestants to-be was fixated on their own flaws rather than actually worrying about “love.”

Being with all these people, I can see why it’s so easy to get sucked into the fantasy. Reality TV sells because it’s different than real life. And really, what girl wouldn’t like a rose?

Why was I so intimidated by these people? Reality TV is actually the biggest oxymoron. In real life, one person doesn’t get to call all the shots. Every night isn’t going to be in a helicopter looking over the south of France. A real relationship depends on more than the first impression.

The best part of being in a relationship is the reality. The best part about yourself isn’t your high heels. It’s not the perfect dress or the great pick-up lines. It’s being with the person that you can be real with. While I will always be a fan of The Bachelor franchise, this was a nice dose of reality. I think I’ll stick to my cheap sushi dates and getting caught in the rain.

But for anyone who wants to be on The Bachelor, let me just tell you: Your mom was right. There really are a lot of fish in the sea. Or at least at the aquarium.

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11 Amazing TV Shows That Are Ending in 2019

All good things must come to an end.

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It might just be the beginning of 2019 but there are many TV series wrapping up already. There are many breathtaking and original pilots around along with several reboots coming. This might be one of the greatest year for TV.

However, all good things must come to an end. Some series have been planned out and are going to be finished while others have been cut short. Sadly, here's a list of TV series to say goodbye to this year.

1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Final Date: May

12 Seasons//279 episodes

2. Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

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Final Date: End of 2019

7 seasons//91 episodes

3. Jane the Virgin (CW)

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Final Date: Mid-late 2019

5 seasons//100 episodes

4. Games of Thrones (HBO)

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Final Date: Summer

8 Seasons//73 episodes

5. Broad City (Comedy Central)

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Final Date: March

5 seasons//50 episodes

6. VEEP (HBO)

HBO

Final Date: Spring

7 seasons//67 episodes

7. Homeland (Showtime)

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Final date: Summer

8 seasons//96 episodes

8. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Final date: January 25

4 seasons//52 episodes

9. The Affair (Showtime)

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Final Date: End of 2019

5 seasons//42 episodes

10. Friends From College (Netflix)

Final Date: End of 2019

2 seasons//16 episodes

11. Crashing (HBO)

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Final Date: End of 2019

3 seasons//24 episodes

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