College Students Need To Relax

College Students Need To Relax

College should push your limits, not push you to your breaking point.
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We put in four hard years of high school to get where we are right now. So we should be busting our butts all the time to prove that we are where we belong, right? Wrong.

Before you continue reading, know that I’m not trying to tell you that you should not work hard or that you shouldn’t take college seriously, because that’s not the case at all. It is critical that you put effort into your classes and do your homework, make connections with new people and take advantage of exciting opportunities. But while college is extremely important, that idea causes people a lot of unnecessary and potentially even unhealthy stress. College should push your limits, not push you to your breaking point.

If you are in college, you know this feeling all too well: waking up on a Monday morning and all of the impending stress for the week hits you like a truck. No matter how many classes you’re taking or how much time you spent studying the week before, it seems like there are always new assignments and new exams popping up. On that Monday morning, it is easy to imagine that the weekend is years away. You begin your weekly routine of classes, homework, sleep, repeat. This pattern undoubtedly creates stress in students’ lives, as they feel like they have so much to do and not enough time or energy to get it done. Some stress is perfectly okay, it is actually a normal part of our lives; stress pushes us to meet deadlines and work hard. But when stress increases and becomes too much to handle, that is when the problem begins.

Not only is it enjoyable to take a break every now and then, but it is critical to your wellbeing. Too much constant stress is terrible for one’s mental health, and it is good to take time to relax during heavy periods of work to stay energized and focused. Some days may include only as much as spending an hour doing homework, and then taking the rest of the day to unwind with friends., and that is okay. Sleep is another area in which college students need a lot of work. Right off the bat, I can tell you that you’re not getting enough sleep. It is well known that on average, most college students get around six hours of sleep, when eight hours is the standard amount for them to be at their best. Getting enough sleep is extremely crucial to one’s physical and mental functioning, and also makes it less likely that he or she will get sick. It is important for students to remember that they cannot run for days and days on little to no sleep, and thus should be attempting to get a full eight hours as often as they can.

Overall, college students experience a lot of stress which can be detrimental to their health. However, with effective time management skills and a solid work ethic, it is pretty easy to stay healthy while staying on track. So the next time you are feeling like your entire world is crumbling around you, put down the book and take a walk with some friends. Your mind and your body will thank you.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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The City Life Isn't For Everyone, But It's Just Right For Me

I really couldn't picture myself living anywhere else but a city.

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All my life, I have lived in the city. My norm wasn't driving to and from all destinations, or miles of nothingness and endless chains of restaurants and stores down long stretches of highways and malls.

My norm was taking four flights of steps to get to my apartment with ten bags of groceries in hand, it was walking everywhere, it was city schools that barely take up a compact city block. Though many would find this stressful or not picture perfect, I found it a comfort zone where I can never find myself not living.

Growing up in the city, I have seen and mostly, heard it all. A majority of America would turn their heads at the thought of what I consider, comfortable.

My comfort sounds aren't the crickets and the looming silence of the swishing trees. My comfort is the beeping horns, the chatter of people off the street, and the roaring sirens of the fire engines and cop cars. It's what makes me feel at home.

Growing up in the city, I am accustomed to other cultures and religions. From preschool, it was never just one race, religion or background. My mother taught me the struggles of what others go through on a daily basis.

I was never hidden from the truth or shed away from a realistic image of America. I saw the heavy endeavor's people can take on and at a young age, I may not have understood then. But now, I feel it gives me an advantage to not be fearful of any circumstance life may throw at me.

As I take on the new chapter in my life in the fall, I feel encouraged, not afraid to explore my city campus in D.C. For many, it will be a challenge, getting used to the life of living in the city but for me, it's just another day of my life in the city.

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