12 Things College Students Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

12 Things College Students Should Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Everyone’s aways thankful for three things: friends, family or their health.

You know how Thanksgiving goes--you’re gathered around a table with your family, and they’re all dying to know about your life. How’s college? Do you have a boyfriend? They ask the usual, uncomfortable life questions to you which you just sweep under the rug.

And after that uncomfortable part of the festive dinner is over, it’s time for another. Cue the traditional, “Let’s go around the table and say one thing we’re thankful for!” You roll your eyes. It’s the same every year, so you don’t know why your family insists they do it before tearing apart the turkey.

But your answers this year don’t have to play into the snooze fest. Let’s be honest. Here are 13 things you can be thankful for this Thanksgiving that are sure to make a splash at the table.

1. I’m thankful for not having dropped out of college yet because man, have I come close.

2. I’m thankful for my professor, who canceled class so I could get an extra hour of sleep.

3. I’m thankful for that time I didn’t wake up with a hangover when I decided to go out on a Tuesday.

4. I’m thankful for Wikipedia for helping me write all my essays.

5. I’m thankful for the girl who told me I looked cute in the bathroom when I actually didn’t.

6. I’m thankful for the friends who pull all-nighters with me.

7. I’m thankful for McDonald's at 2 a.m.

8. I’m thankful for every snow day, ever.

9. I’m thankful for websites that let me stream my favorite shows for free and for Spotify realizing college students don’t have money so they’re giving us Hulu for free.

10. I’m thankful for the days when the food in the dining hall doesn’t look and taste like dog s***.

11. I’m thankful for passing the test by a few points.

12. I’m thankful for the few professors who didn’t assign homework over Thanksgiving break.

OK, so many of you wouldn’t say all of this during your Thanksgiving dinner with the family present, but it doesn’t mean you're any less thankful.

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33 Basic Summer Bucket List Ideas For College Girls That Don't SUCK

27. Stay up all night and watch the sun come up

The weather is finally getting warmer and summer is just two short months away.

The other day I got my first whiff of food being cooked on the way home and it made me think of all the stuff I want to do this summer and what I want to accomplish in the upcoming months. It also made me think about how I make the same promises to myself every year and don't accomplish half of the things I want. So, this year, I decided to make a summer bucket list. I've heard of people doing this and I always thought it was kind of stupid, but I figure writing it down would motivate me more than just thinking, "That would be a nice thing to do."

So here are some things on my summer bucket list and hopefully they inspire you to go out and have the best summer of your life.

1. Find and do a summer exercise challenge

2. Go on a road trip

3. Visit a water park

4. Make fresh-squeezed lemonade

5. Have a water fight

6. Attend at least one outdoor concert

7. Research and apply to internships

8. Start journaling

9. Sign up for a class

10. Spend an afternoon on a boat

11. Read a new book every month of the summer

12. Eat fried dough

13. Attend a fair

14. Spend the day at a beach

15. Roast a marshmallow and make s’mores

16. Host an awesome summer party

17. Go to a drive-in movie

18. Cook something you never cooked before

19. Have an epic movie marathon with friends

20. Go river tubing

21. Reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in a while

22. Eat lunch on a dock

23. Order a new flavor of ice cream

24. Go bowling

25. Take pictures in a photo booth

26. Go shopping on a boardwalk

27. Stay up all night and watch the sun come up

28. Eat pizza by a pool

29. Do a Pinterest craft

30. Ride a four wheeler

31. Big an epic blanket fort

32. Go to an aquarium

33. Lay in the back of a pickup truck

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27 Ultimate Songs Of Summer

Blast these songs in your car or on the beach to make this the best summer day yet.

Now that the semester has ended and beach days are upon us, it seems to be time to get into the spirit of summer.

For me, nothing compares to that hour drive to the shore with speakers blaring, windows down and the warm breeze hitting my our cheeks as my best friend and I make our way to our favorite summer spot. We walk down the boardwalk shamelessly singing, smiling and looking out for eligible young bachelors. Once we take to the warm and set our home base for the day, we add one final touch... our speaker playing songs that SCREAM summer.

For some real beach vibes, press play on my 27 ultimate songs of summer.

1. "Island in the Sun" — Weezer

2. "Ride" — Twenty One Pilots

3. "Girls." — Ballyhoo!

4. "Santeria" — Sublime

5. "Send Me On My Way" — Rusted Root

6. "A-Punk" — Vampire Weekend

7. "I Want Crazy" — Hunter Hayes

8. "Keep Me In Mind" — Zac Brown Band

9. "Compass" — Lady Antebellum

10. "DONE." — The Band Perry

11. "Move" — Little Mix

12. "Made In The USA" — Demi Lovato

13. "That's What You Get" — Paramore

14. "Me Love" — Sean Kingston

15. "Barbara Ann" — The Beach Boys

16. "Hold On" — Wilson Phillips

17. "Danza Kuduro" — Don Omar and Lucenzo

18. "Pom Poms" — Jonas Brothers

19. "Feel So Close" — Calvin Harris

20. "Body Like A Back Road" — Sam Hunt

21. "Stuck In The Middle With You" — Stealers Wheel

22. "Dani California" — Red Hot Chili Peppers

23. "Riptide" — Vance Joy

24. "Miami" — Will Smith

25. "Swalla" ft. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign

26. "Darte Un Beso" — Prince Royce

27. "One Dance/Hasta El Amanaecer" — Alex Aiono

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