'White Converse Turning Black,' And 4 Other Sacrifices UK Girls Make On A Caturday

The good, the bad, and the ugly.


Caturday. Arguably the best day of the week to be a Kentucky Wildcat, but with such a great day comes great responsibility and sacrifice. Caturdays are unique. They are unlike any other day of the week. They can be super fun and you'll go go go, but they can also be super blah and....well....end early. Depends on the day!

Caturdays are an adventure and you never know what you're gonna get which is what makes them such a fantastic time. Maybe you'll cheer on the cats at Kroger field, maybe you'll take a hike from your sorority house to Waller, or maybe you will babysit your friend and take a nice sit down break on the curb for a few. Without further adieu... 5 sacrifices most girls have made on one, or all Caturdays.

1. Waking up at 7 a.m. in order to look like the proper snack you are

looking hawt

Waking up at 7 a.m. is essential in order to not only A) be on time to the buttcrack of dawn tailgates, but B) look more than presentable. Caturday means whipping out either the tiny cloth material we like to call tube tops, blue rompers, or a jersey that basically touches our ankles.

2. Further destroying your grimy pair of brown converse


I think my converse started out white? To be honest, I'll never know and neither will you. It looks like I threw on my Converse and competed in a muddy wrestling competition, which is the equivalent of attending a single Caturday.

3. Sharing space and resources with out of control girls you've never seen before

who are you

Attending your favorite fraternity's events is all fun and games until Caturday rolls around. You'll get to spend time with your favorite boys, which is fantastic, but you'll also be forced to share space with 10,000 girls you have never seen before and wouldn't really care to see again. Sharing space and resources is what natural selection is all about, and the girls who don't know how to act are first to go.

4. Getting hella lost


Now, this can be the best and worst thing all at the same time. Sometimes you lose your happens! You may find yourself with a completely different group of girls than you came in with, a group of guys, or maybe even a budding love interest. Spicy!

5. Wasting money on football tickets for a game you will never make it to

walk in

Ahhhh a classic. I meannnnn I MIGHT pop in and show my face for .005 seconds. Who knows what the big man upstairs has in the cards for today!

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Dear Mom and Dad, You Don't Understand What College Is Actually Like In The 21st Century

I can skip class. I can leave early, and I can show up late. But, ya see, I am not doing that.

College is not what you think it is. I am not sitting in a classroom for six hours listening to a professor speak about Shakespeare and the WW2.

I am not given homework assignments every night and told to hand them in next class.

I do not know my daily grade for each of the five classes I am taking, and I don't know if my professor even knows my name.

College today is a ton different than how it was 20+ years ago.

I go to class for about maybe three hours a day. Most of my time working on "college" is spent outside of the classroom. I am the one responsible for remembering my homework and when my ten-page essay is due.

I can skip class. I can leave early, and I can show up late. But, ya see, I am not doing that. I am a responsible person, even if you do not think I am.

I do get up every morning and drive myself to class. I do care about my assignments, grades, my degree, and my career.

I spend a lot of time on campus having conversations with my friends and relaxing outside.

I am sick of older generations thinking that us millennials are lazy, unmotivated, and ungrateful. While I am sure there are some who take things for granted, most of us paying to get a degree actually do give a s**t about our work ethic.

Dear mom and dad, I do care about my future and I am more than just a millennial looking to just get by.

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How To Stay Mentally Healthy In College

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.


Staying healthy in college seems really, really hard to do. Classes, friends, clubs, and the whole fact of living by yourself can create a lot of stress and anxiety. Most students, and people in general, don't really know how to deal with stress or how to take care of themselves mentally, leading to unhealthy behaviors physically and mentally. If you don't take care of your mental health, your physical health will suffer eventually. Here are a few tips and tricks to help take care of your mental health:

1. Eat a well-balanced diet

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains, and other healthy foods will help you feel more energized and motivated. Most people associate eating a balanced diet as beneficial for your physical health, but it is just as important for your mental health.

2. Keep a journal and write in it daily

Writing can be one of the most relaxing and stress-relieving things you can do for yourself. Writing down the issues you are struggling with or the problems you are encountering in your life on a piece of paper can help you relax and take a step back from that stress.

3. Do something that brings you joy

Take some time to do something that brings you joy and happiness! It can be really easy to forget about this when you are running around with your busy schedule but make some time to do something you enjoy. Whether it be dancing, writing, coloring, or even running, make some time for yourself.

4. Give thanks

Keeping a gratitude log — writing what brings you joy and happiness — helps to keep you positively minded, which leads to you becoming mentally healthy. Try to write down three things that brought you joy or made you smile from your day.

5. Smile and laugh

Experts say that smiling and laughing help improve your mental health. Not only is it fun to laugh, but laughing also helps you burn calories! There's a reason why smiling and laughing are often associated with happiness and joyful thoughts.

6. Exercise

Staying active and doing exercises that energize your body will help release endorphins and serotonin, which both act as a natural antidepressant. Keeping an active lifestyle will help you stay happy!

7. Talk out your problems

All of us deal with stress and have problems from time to time. The easiest and probably most beneficial way to deal with this stress and anxiety is to talk it out with a close friend, family member, or even a counselor.

8. See a counselor, peer mentor, or psychologist

Just like it was stated in the previous point, it is beneficial to talk out your problems with a counselor. We all have issues, and it is OK to ask for help.

Keeping up your mental health in college can be a struggle, and it may be hard to even admit you are not mentally healthy. This is OK; you are not alone. If you want to see a psychologist or would like to learn more about mental health, there are resources. You can also take a self-assessment of your mental health. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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