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9 Things All Girls Who Love Cars Should Put On Their To-Do List

It's so silly that the idea of a girl liking a car is so hard for some people to comprehend but oh well. Be proud of it and celebrate it, because why the hell not.

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As the resident car girl of my friend group I'm here to say: girls can love cars, and you can't tell me otherwise. Here are 9 things all girls who love cars should do.

1. Know how to do basic maintenance at home

Oil changes, headlight swaps, and fluid fills are all super easy and can be done at home. Not only will it save you money, but it will teach you some important stuff about your car. Don't know how? I bet someone you know does, don't be scared to ask for help. Remember, we all have to start somewhere.

2. Install a mod by yourself

I'm not saying go head first and redo your exhaust by yourself, but ya know if you want to go ahead. Start with simple things such as new seat belts or new emblems.

3. Learn to detail both interior and exterior

While you can easily pay someone to wash and detail, doing it at home saves you major $$$ in the long run. Auto stores sell bundles of everything you need for a deep detail, and they are not crazy pricey either. Make a day of it! Invite some friends over, make lunch, get a wireless speaker and jam out while cleaning your rides together.

4. Go to car meets

This is probably the most intimidating thing I have done as part of the community, but it has been well worth it. Car meets come in all shapes and sizes. From local media meets to big shows such as StanceWars and Scrapefest, they are all something that celebrates cars. So, get yourself out to a show or two and spend time appreciating cool rides and meeting their even cooler owners.

5. Find friends in the community

This is surprisingly easy nowadays, and I have met some of my best friends through the car community! You have a common interest off the bat, which makes the whole "what do we talk about" thing a little less difficult in the start. Check out your local car clubs, Instagram account and even slip notes in windshields of cool rides. Trust me, the love in the community is huge.

6. Take pride in what you drive

A beater, a luxury or a sports car - take pride in what you drive. Personally, I have a Korean sports car that not many people know, but that doesn't stop me from loving it and showing it off every chance I get.

7. Learn to drive a manual transmission

I can not stress this enough: Learn to drive stick! You don't have to have a daily driver that is a manual, but learning to drive one is something that is super important. The #savethemanuals movement is huge, and for a reason. Understanding how your car works and having overall more control of it will not only make you a better driver but will earn you massive respect in the car community. Plus, let's be honest, it's pretty badass.

8. Don't let boys tell you that your can't love cars

Oh the times I have had boys tell me I don't know what I'm doing, or even better, try to mansplain my OWN car to me. Seriously, a guy once tried to explain how to drive a manual to me while I was, you guessed it, driving a manual. It's so silly that the idea of a girl liking a car is so hard for some people to comprehend but oh well. Be proud of it and celebrate it, because why the hell not.

9. Learn the different communities

Okay now, this is still semi-confusing to me, but trust me it does get easier. The overall culture is huge, and with a big culture comes subcultures all of their own. From drifters to projects and static builds to show cars, all of them share a common factor - a love for cars.

Basically, being a car girl is pretty badass. Just remember to take pride in your ride, your knowledge and your passion, and you will be rewarded with some of the coolest people you will ever meet.

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ASU Students Push For A Healthier Dining Hall To Counter 'Freshman 15' Fears

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap.

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Arizona State University students are pushing for change within the downtown Phoenix dining hall as they strive to avoid the infamous freshman 15.

The downtown Phoenix campus offers fewer dining options than the Tempe campus and has a less appetizing dining hall. The freshman 15 is a common scare among students living in the dorms, who are often freshman.

The freshman 15 is defined as a student who gains 15 pounds or more in their first year of college. Studies prove the average freshman does not exercise the right amount, is sleep deprived, has a poor diet, increases their stress level, alcohol consumption, and fatty food intake, which is most likely causing their weight gain.

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Daniella Rudoy, a journalism major and fitness instructor at the SDFC, relived her freshman year as she provided tips for incoming freshman.

"There are a lot of workouts you can do in your dorm room as long as you have access to YouTube or a floor. You can go on a run, a walk, or do exercises that do not require equipment," Rudoy said in support of college fitness.

Rudoy said that mental health, fitness, and nutrition all correlate with one another.

"I follow the saying abs are made in the kitchen. So if you are working out day and night, but eating a giant pizza and chicken wings with a pack of beer when you come home you aren't doing yourself much good," Rudoy said.

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The main cause for weight gain is increased alcohol consumption. 80 percent of college students drink and this includes binge drinking, which is unhealthy for many reasons.

Students who do not drink are most likely gaining weight because of their exposure to an all-you-can-eat dining hall. The downtown Phoenix campus offers a salad bar as their only consistent healthy option for students, therefore students are left eating hamburgers, fries, and pizza.

"I haven't been to the dining hall this semester. Last semester, I went because I had no other options. I am a vegetarian and the dining hall is not accommodating to those with allergies or food restrictions. I find it very difficult to find vegetarian options," Lexi Varrato, a journalism major said.

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Varrato explained that she believes the freshman 15 is "100 percent real" and that incoming freshman should research their meal plans and ask their school how their dietary restrictions will be accommodated before purchasing a non-refundable meal plan.

Megan Tretter, a nursing major at Seattle University emphasized that not every dining hall is like ASU's and that the freshman 15 is "definitely not a problem" at her school.

"I always eat healthy at my dining hall. There are a lot of good and healthy options at Seattle University. I usually go to the smoothie line in the morning, have a salad for lunch, and make myself an acai bowl after work with avocado toast in our floor's kitchen," Tretter said in support of her school's strive for healthy options.

College students across the United States have healthier dining options than ASU, but many colleges still face the same problems that students here are facing.

Tara Shultz, a journalism major at ASU believes she has avoided the "very real" freshman 15 by living at home.

"I believe the freshman 15 targets dorm residence and first-year students who do not live at home as they do not have their parents as a guide and are forced to eat at a dining hall that only serves fatty foods," Shultz emphasized.

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The downtown Phoenix campus offers students access to the SDFC, YMCA, and Taylor Place gym, where students can take group fitness classes, run on a track, play basketball, or swim. Alternative options for students are purchasing a membership at Orangetheory or EOS Fitness.

Most students agreed with journalism major Vanessa Gonzalez that they have little time to work out due to their workload, but many students like Varrato, Tretter, and Rudoy explained that they try to work out every day as it is a stress reliever and it enriches their mental health.

Steve Fiorentino, the owner of Powered Up Nutrition encourages college students to learn what they are putting in their bodies.

"I think it starts with nutrition. Students believe they can outwork a bad diet and I believe that is their number one mistake. My advice is to stop eating fast foods and start eating whole and healthy foods along with supplements," Fiorentino stated.

The freshman 15 is an avoidable curse, but many students will continue to follow into its trap. The campus dining hall is not always the reason to blame as students have the option to decrease their meal plans, become active, and make healthy choices!

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7 Things You'll Need To Start A Bullet Journal

The art of journalling begins.

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Bullet journals are slowly taking over. There are Instagram pages dedicated to them and Pinterest boards full of ideas. It's an easy way to stress relief and get some creativity moving. You can make it literally anything you want to.

Here are seven things you need to start one.

1. Journal

This can be anywhere from a sketchbook, to a dotted journal, to a college ruled journal. The options are endless, like many things about bullet journaling. Pick the journal you believe will suit you best.

2. Art Supplies

Pens. Color pencils. Watercolor. Acrylic. Anything art related works! This journal is for you so it differs between person to person. Some people only want pens and others want everything from paint to stickers. Get the things you think you'll want but don't worry, you don't need to get everything at one. Let it flow.

3. Inspiration!!!

This is personally one of my favorite things. Looking for inspiration is just fun! Go to Pinterest or check out Instagram pages. There is so much people do with their journals and so much you can do that I am not sure if it's possible to run out of inspiration and ideas.

4. Plan

Plan what you want this journal to be, but also don't plan too much. Let yourself have creative space and let yourself make mistakes.

5. Prepare for mistakes

Mistakes are part of life and they are for sure part of bullet journaling. You really just have to go with the flow when they happen. You can cover them up with pictures and such or you can embrace them and create something out of them.

6. A start date

Not actually though!!! You don't need to wait until January 1st to start a journal, you can start it at any time. So start it today or tomorrow or whenever your heart desires.

7. Get creative

This is your time to shine. You are in control. So take control and get creative with what you want to do.

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