17 New Year's Resolutions College Students Have For 2017

17 New Year's Resolutions College Students Have For 2017

Let's see if we can keep them!

2016 was a year of many struggles. The spring semester is coming up soon, and now's a good chance to sit down and think about how you want this year to play out.

1. Take it easy on the late night take out

That Chinese food SEEMED like a good idea at 2 am, but I'm really feeling it the next day...

2. Don't wait until the last minute to do a project

Procrastination is the easiest trap to fall into, but we've got to find a way out.

3. Spend some time in the library

Getting yourself to sit down and focus can really work wonders.

4. Stop skipping class

It's such an easy thing to do, but you never know what kind of hints professors can drop in passing of lectures.

5. Cut down on the weekday nights out

They can take their toll more than you think.

6. Actually use my gym pass

You've had it hanging on your key chain for months. We can all admit that we don't go to the gym as much as we'd like to.

7. Wash my sheets more often

No better feeling than curling up into a clean, warm bed.


The three or four hours a night just aren't going to cut it anymore.

9. Try something new

A new club, a class you wouldn't normally take, get out there and give it a try!

10. Make time for old friends

Life can be busy, but you can both appreciate some catching up.

11. Say "no"

Trust me, FOMO is super real. But sometimes you need to turn down that coffee run and stick to what you're doing.

12. Go to office hours

Professors can be a lot more helpful with some one on one help.

13. Take care of myself

Mental health days, spa days, whatever you need!

14. Save money

Even if it's putting away $5 every week, any money saved is good money saved.

15. Pay off those credit card bills

Speaking of money..... get yourself out of debt.

16. Be on time

This goes for classes, meetings, plans that you made with friends.

17. Be happy with how the year went

This day next year I hope you can be happy with the things you did the past 365 days.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Cover Image Credit: http://gretchenrubin.com/happiness_project/2015/12/hate-new-years-resolutions/

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21 Beer-rific Instagram Captions For Your 21st Birthday

Because "twenty fun" is old and overused.

For the past few years, I have seen the same caption on Instagram over and over again about a girl turning 21. Yes, "Twenty fun," is pretty clever, but I'm tired of seeing it. Since my 21st birthday is this week, I was wondering what I should use as an Instagram caption. So, here are 21 Instagram captions that you'll be dying to use for your 21st.

1. R.I.P. Fake ID.

2. Cheers and beers to my 21 years.

3. Do you find me aBOOZing?

4. Pitcher perfect.

5. Hakuna Ma 'Vodka - It means no memories for the rest of your night.

6. Bad and Boozy

7. I make pour decisions.

8. Beer makes me hoppy.

9. IPA lot when I drink.

10. I can finally have a six-pack.

11. Tequila probably won't fix my problems, but it's worth a shot.

12. Sip happens.

13. Let the evening be Gin.

14. Wine not?

15. Whiskey business.

16. Getting into the birthday spirit.

17. If life gives you lemons, add vodka.

18. Here's to the year I won't remember.

19. It's a lot easier to start the day when you know it can now end with beer.

20. Save water, drink beer.

21. Here's to an unBEERleliveable night.

Cover Image Credit: Alexalosey on Instagram

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5 Things To Look For Before Signing A Lease

"Does it have a hallway closet?"


Spring is an exciting time of year. The trees are starting to get leaves again, flowers are blooming and the weather is starting to get nicer. Spring Break seems to be right around the corner. However, Spring also brings the dreaded apartment hunting season. Once your lease is up you can either renew it or find a new place. Finding a new apartment can be stressful but that shouldn't take the fun out of it. So, here is a list of things I wish I had known to look for before signing the lease.

Check for hallway closets

Once moving in you realize how much you miss that closet in the hallway and how much stuff you really put in there. That closet was the perfect place to stash those pesky cleaning supplies, the vacuum, and the broom. Those odds and ends like the extra paper towels and water bottles so nicely fit into that hallway closet you took for granted. Living without storage for these items has made our living area and kitchen look a mess and a nuisance when having to move it just to use the table.

Noise levels

Noise levels are something that is often forgotten about when walking through an apartment. You shouldn't be able to hear your roommates Netflix binge through the wall. What about the floors do the creak? Does the door make an annoying screech when opening it? What about the traffic outside does it bother you? Remember once you sign that lease you're stuck until it is up. Living with creaky doors and floors makes going to your 8 am class so much worse knowing you might wake your roommate by accident.


Damages are something most people notice before moving in but is there water damage? Water damage often means a leaking roof or dripping pipe that could become a worse issue later. Taking note of these damages before signing can prevent you from having to pay for them later.


It's college everyone parties it seems, but living by the parties can be annoying especially if you're trying to study. Partying usually happens a couple nights of the week but those couple nights seem like every night when attempting to study for an exam on Thirsty Thursday. Studying feels nearly impossible when you hear a raging party going on next door.

Kitchen storage

Storage in general as mentioned in number one is important. A place for your food in the kitchen makes a difference in how much you actually cook. When having a place for cans or boxes of pasta you feel less overwhelmed when you do cook them. Cooking with stuff on the counters isn't only annoying but it makes a mess to clean up. Storage for all your kitchen gadgets and dishes makes for an easier life and not just piles laying around.

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