7 Things To Do On A Rainy Day

7 Things To Do On A Rainy Day

Don't fall asleep!

Were your weekend plans ruined because mother nature decided to unleash an ungodly amount or rain directly over your home? Same here. But don't worry, not all is lost. Here are a few things to keep you from banging your head against the wall, or the dreaded Netflix and chill.

1. Get Baked

No, not that, silly. Look up a new recipe and get cooking! Nothing is better than warm cookies and your favorite movie on a rainy day. Try something new, or a favorite recipe.

2. Stretch It Out

There are a few things I love more than napping - and yoga is one of them. Find a quiet spot where you can focus on the sound of the rain. Relax on your favorite mat and slow down your thoughts.

3. Get That Paper Done

Get it over with, you know you wouldn't want to do homework on a gorgeous day when everyone is going out. You can do it, just stay focused.

4. Candles, Bubbles, and Books

Do you have a disgusting amount of bath bombs? Use 'em today! It's dark and rainy outside, so take a bubble bath, light some candles and bring the book you're reading - just don't drop it like me (oops). Also, don't light your book on fire, please.

5. Catch a Movie

Go see that movie you've been dying to watch. Grab some snacks from the drugstore (because I'll be damned if I pay $4 for Skittles), jump in the car and go. Ask someone to go, or go by yourself. You're in the dark, who cares?

6. Indoor Things Can be Fun Too

There are plenty of indoor parks and activities lying around. From Go Karting, to trampoline parks, you can always find something to do when boredom strikes.

7. Binge Watch Food Network and Make Dinner

Round up some friends and make dinner together. I can't list the amount of times I've done this. It's so fun and so worth it. And it beats putting on real clothes and spending $30 on dinner.

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14 Useful Student Discounts You NEED To Be Taking Advantage Of

If you visit or shop at any of these places and are a student make sure you ask about discounts.

As college students we are always looking for ways to save money and many places offer student discounts. These places can be actual physical buildings or online services. Here are some you need to take advantage of.

1. Apple Music

Apple offers half off of Apple Music for college students. You use your school email to sign up and confirm. They also offer around $200 off of a Mac for students.

2. Spotify/Hulu

These come in a bundle and it's a really great deal. You get both of these services for $5.99 a month with your student discount.

3. Amazon

Amazon Prime is free for students for six months and then $49 after that six months is up. This is still a good deal if you use Amazon a lot because it would normally cost about $100.

4. FedEx Office

Students can get 30% off documents and 20% off shipping with your student I.D.

5. Eddie Bauer

The discounts here can vary. Show your student I.D. and see what they have to offer.

6. Subway

Certain Subway restaurants offer a 10% discount with a student I.D.


At most CFA locations they offer a free drink with student I.D.

8. Kroger

If you happen to go to school near a Kroger you can 5% off on food.

9. 24 Hour Fitness

Students can get special pricing when they show their student I.D. at sign-up.

10. AMC Theatre

On Thursday students can show their I.D. and get in to movies for a cheaper price.

11. STA Travel

This was created just for students. If you plane to travel you can check and see if you are eligible for special pricing.

12. Under Armour

Verify that you are a student with UNIDAYS and receive a 10% discount.

13. Insurance Companies

Several insurance companies off discounts if you have good grades. Check with your company to see what is available for you.

14. Buffalo Wild Wings

Show your student I.D. and receive up to 10% off your order.

These are just a few of the many places that offer discounts to college students. So the next time you go out ask if they offer student discounts, the worst they can do is say no and saving money is always good.

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Clear Backpacks Are The Solution To School Gun Violence

A change came and it was rejected. Why did you ask for the change in the first place?

So, here lately I've seen a lot of people whining about how clear backpacks infringe on their first amendment rights. They don't. Clear backpacks are a proactive solution in a reactive society. They have been implemented for SEVERAL years in schools all over the country.

My own school system allows them from kindergarten to sixth grade. After that, you get no backpack and your purse, if you choose to carry one, can be no bigger than a sheet of notebook paper.

There have been few if any, complaints about this at my school system, which has been given no reason for such strict rules, so why whine about it now? Everyone still has all of their rights. Everyone can still at least carry their backpack.

I will say what I have said before, we have to do better. Something needed to be done, so schools started implementing clear or no backpacks. Everyone got mad. Don't ask for change and then get mad when a change for the better is brought.

It is better to be proactive than to be reactive. What is proactive? Yes, it is face wash but Webster defines proactive as creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened.

So, the opposite of reacting. Would we rather be able to see the gun in the backpack? Or wait to create new policies? What about knives in those clear backpacks? Proactivity is the answer to "How do we keep the children safe?"

Children are our future so why do we argue on something that could save their lives? Outlaw guns? Okay. What about the knives that they can sneak in? You can be cut in a lethal place and never know it. Outlaw knives? Poison. Acid. Whatever you decide to outlaw as a reaction, there will always be an answer for it. Look at England. Violent crime is on the rise and they outlawed guns as a reaction.

Stop being reactive. Stop whining about proactivity. When a solution is offered that the majority are okay with, don't be the minority that causes the problem.

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