11 Times 'Hamilton' Summed Up The College Experience, This Show Takes So Many Shots

11 Times 'Hamilton' Summed Up The College Experience, This Show Takes So Many Shots

Don't throw away your shot!


"Hamilton" hit the scene in 2015, and it took Broadway by storm. Earning 16 Tony Nominations and winning 11, Lin Manuel Miranda's brainchild became a cultural phenomenon. I only recently saw the show in May, and while I'm three years late to the party, I was amazed and inspired. This show manages to tell an old story while still addressing current issues in a way that can connect to youth. Speaking of connecting to youth, it'll be time for students to return to college soon. So, I decided to show you how "Hamilton" transcends the stage!

1. When you think you're awesome cause you're out of high school

I'm not saying that you're not awesome, but you got to remember to stay humble! Life is about to knock you on your ass, and if you get too cocky, you won't have a cushion.

2. When your friends are trying to convince you to go out

Now I know the idea of pouring cheap vodka and nasty beer into your liver may seem like an appealing idea to you now, you need to know your limits! If you have homework or just don't feel like going out, I'm going to let you in on a little secret... you don't have to!

3. When you come home late and you gotta be quiet!

I discussed this in a past article, but the key to a healthy roommate relationship is mutual respect! If you're going to be coming home late, at least have the common decency to be quiet! And if you decide to bring "company" back with you, the same rules apply.

4. When your class is trying to ask the teacher for extra credit

The logic behind this is very similar to when you and your siblings were trying to get what you want. If enough of you ask, they'll eventually give in!

5. When the party gets busted and you're hiding in the closet

There's no shame in admitting, you've been hiding in a strangers room and questioning every life decision you've ever made. There will always be that one person who is frantically talking, and to them, that's what we're all saying!

6. When your done with midterms and you're just happy you passed

When you've been in the library for days and you're running on caffeine and fleeting hope, the fact that you passed is a miracle!

7. When you break up with someone and you get rid of anything that reminds you of them

Break ups are tough, and the usual ritual before indulging in ice cream and complex carbohydrates is clearing your social media. It's tough but completely normal, do what you need to do!

8. When you need to talk to your professor and you camp outside their office

Emails are great, but when you really need help, going in person is always best! Whether you need help studying...or are begging for extra credit, go in person! They have office hours for a reason!

9. When you and your friends pulled an all nighter and ace the exam

All-nighters are not a good idea, very rarely does it work out in your favor. But those rare moments when you studied hard and it paid off are priceless! My advice to an incoming freshman would be this... invest some time in yourself and get your butt to the library!

10. When you fight with your friend and it escalates quickly

It's going to happen eventually, but the important thing to remember is that you need to take a second and cool off. Because if you don't, you'll end up dueling in New Jersey, and no one wants that!

11. When you get your degree and can laugh at everyone who doubted you!

There's nothing better than succeeding at what you were striving for and be able to show everyone who doubted you that they were wrong!

College is an amazing time for everyone to learn about themselves and pursue their dreams. That's what Alexander Hamilton came to do, and it is was because of this drive that our country made the advancements that it has. Alexander Hamilton came to this country for a better life and to get an education, and look how far he went! College is fun, but don't forget you're there for an education.

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The 10 Stages Of A 2:30 P.M. Kickoff, As Told By Alabama Students

But we still say Roll MF Tide!


We all have a love-hate relationship with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, especially when it's 94 degrees.

1. Immediate sadness


What do you mean I have to wake up at 9 a.m. to get ready?

2. Bracing yourself for the worst


It's a marathon not a sprint ladies and gentleman.

3. Accepting the game is going to happen


Rain or shine we are all in that student section screaming our heads off.

4. Trying to wear the least amount clothes possible without being naked on the Quad


Is it me or does it get 10 times more hot the minute you walk on to the quad?

5. Shedding a tear when you walk out your front door once you feel the heat and humidity on your skin


Is it fall yet?

6. Drowning your sorrows inside a Red Solo cup at 11:30 a.m. at a fraternity tailgate


Maybe I'll forget about the humidity if I start frat hopping now.

7. Getting in line to go through security realizing it'll take an hour to actually get inside Bryant Denny


More security is great and all but remember the heat index in Alabama? Yeah, it's not easy being smushed like sardines before even getting into Bryant Denny.

8. Feeling the sweat roll down every part of your body


Oh yeah I am working on my tan and all but what is the point of showering before kick off?

9. Attempting to cheer on the Tide, but being whacked in the head with a shaker by the girl behind you. 


Shakers are tradition, but do we have to spin it around in a full 360 every two seconds? I have a migraine from just thinking about it.

10. Leaving a quarter into the game because Alabama is kicking ass and you're about to have a heat stroke.


I'll watch the rest in air conditioning thank you very much!

We may not love the 2:30 kickoffs but Roll Tide!

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I Made Emma Chamberlain's Mediocre Vegan Cookies, And They're Pretty Incredible

Emma and her vegan cookies have made their way into my heart, and are here to stay.


One day, I went down the black hole that is 'YouTube at 3 am' and discovered my favorite social media influencer of all time: Emma Chamberlain. I started binge watching her videos every night for about a week, where I came across her "Cooking With Emma" series. I decided that I wanted to give her vegan antics a go for myself.

I've never cooked or baked anything with the intention of it being vegan, so not only is that new territory for me, but I've never even eaten a vegan cookie. The only reason I'm doing this is because Emma did, and she is aesthetic goals.

To start the journey of vegan baking, I took to Pinterest, just like Emma, and found this recipe to use. Although the video that inspired all of this used a gluten free recipe, I opted for only vegan, because I'm allergic to most of the ingredients that make things gluten-free.

In true Emma style, I used a whisk to combine the wet ingredients together, making sure to use her special technique.

Then, I did the same thing with the dry ingredients.

After that, I dumped everything together and combined all of the ingredients.

Once they were combined, I chopped up a vegan chocolate bar, because Emma and I like chocolate chunk cookies, not chocolate chip, there's a difference.

Now that everything is combined, I made balls of dough and stuck it on a pan, and baked them while I binged more Emma, because what else would I be doing in my spare time?

The recipe said to make the balls a lot smaller, but we aren't perfect, so I made them gigantic. In my head, I thought the worst thing that could happen was it turn into one big cookie, but that's a whole other video you need to watch.

I took them out of the oven, and they were brown on the top, but still a little doughy. At this point I was tired of waiting and eager to eat them, so I disappointingly set them aside to cool, which only lasted a minute or so before I snagged one up to try.

The taste was definitely one I've never associated with cookies, and came to the conclusion that if I decided to go vegan, it would be doable with these cookies and Emma Chamberlain by my side.

Emma inspired me to get out of my comfort zone, which is a reoccurring theme throughout her channel, and I'm happy to be apart of it. She taught me that even if mediocre cookies is all you have, eat them with pride because you made them yourself.

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