If College Majors Were Classic Halloween Candies

If College Majors Were Classic Halloween Candies

If you've ever wondered which candy you're most like, you might find the answer here.

Which classic Halloween candy are you, really?

1. Licorice: History

I'm talking straight up black licorice here. Some people love licorice but no one really understands why because it's kind of gross and boring. Why would anyone eat licorice by choice? It takes a special kind of person to be a history major as well as one who genuinely enjoys eating sticky black tar.

2. Skittles: Theater

"Taste the Rainbow" is the perfect slogan to describe both Skittles and theater majors. Like each Skittle, theater majors have their own bold flavor and color, making every one unique and individual, but as a whole, they are an eye-catching, fruit flavored rainbow.

3. Smarties: Math

Do I really have to explain this one?

4. York Peppermint Patty: Fashion

Often misunderstood, the York Peppermint Patty gets a mediocre rep because it seems like this candy wouldn't be successful...Or something like that. But if you really look at this combo of dark chocolate and mint, it has a lot to offer. Much like fashion majors, York Peppermint Patties are often underestimated. You might see one on the cover of Vogue one day though, so don't discount these cool treats.

5. M&M's: Public Relations

Colorful and loved by everyone, M&M's are a classic. You also see them everywhere, they have funny television commercials, and you just can't help but buy them to go along with popcorn because you can't have popcorn without M&M's. They have a way of working themselves into your life without you even noticing! When you think about it, PR majors are definitely singlehandedly responsible for the world's love of this candy due to their knack for advertising and charismatic attitudes.

6. Caramel Apple Pops: Childhood Education

These pops are the most fun and festive Halloween candy there is, hands down. This candy is also really extra. Whoever invented Caramel Apple Pops was probably an elementary school teacher because they are always coming up with creative sh*t that kids love.

7. Popcorn Ball: Architecture

First of all, how the heck does one attempt to eat this thing? The popcorn ball is mysterious yet aesthetically pleasing, much like the creations of architects. Mind-blowing and appreciable, this Halloween treat is truly a work of art.

8. Nerds: Engineering

Remember when your mom said, "Be nice to nerds because they'll be your boss one day" - this is still true. You might actually want to consider dating one because they're really smart and will probably make a lot of money one day.

10. Reese's: Computer Science

Looks normal on the outside, but the inside makes them so much better than just some plain old chocolate. You'll never think someone is a computer science major upon meeting them, but when they help you figure out how to use Microsoft Excel, you'll love them forever.

11. Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar: Business

An idea as simple as a bar of chocolate might be single-handedly responsible for the 6 billion dollar industry that candy is today. This is the OG Halloween candy, the Godfather of all chocolate bars if you will. Like this candy, business majors are innovative, with the simple goal of making lots of money.

12. Baby Ruth: Athletic Training

Named after the late and great Babe Ruth, how could an athletic training major be similar to any other candy? A protégé of great sportsmanship, these people are dedicated to doing the best they can to make sure athletes perform at the top of their game. I can't say that eating this candy will make you perform any athletic task better than before you ate it, but a kid can dream.

13. Tootsie Roll: English

No one really cares about Tootsie Rolls, they're just kind of there. No one knows where they come from or what they're all about. Are they chocolate? Are they taffy? Do we care? Nah. Yeah, English majors are cool but what job do they want after college? How can one person possibly like to read so much? There are just so many questions here.

14. Candy Corn: Undecided

There are so many mixed feelings about candy corn that it's literally impossible to decide if it is the most fantastic thing you've ever eaten or complete trash made to look like a vegetable. Nobody knows what the heck is up with candy corn and undecided majors obviously don't know what the heck they want to do, but they're probably thinking, "hey, I might as well go to school so I can make something of myself one day".

15. Milky Way: Astronomy

When you think of a Milky Way bar, don't you think of how when you bite into it, the caramel stretches out and you're like wow this is smooth and dreamy? Same for astronomy majors. They know a lot about stars, planets, and the night sky, all of which seem magical AF and pretty intriguing. Smooth and dreamy, my friends.

16. 100 Grand: Pre-Med

Pre-Med majors will most likely become doctors or surgeons or some sort of medical professional one day. Their starting paychecks will probably be about 100 grand. Who even knows what this candy is? Who cares, it sounds expensive.

17. Raisins: Nutrition

Raisins are not candy. Nutrition majors are probably all about raisins.

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The Carousel Never Stops Turning And Neither Does College

Grey's Anatomy is one of those shows that seems to have a moment for every life experience. The viewer gets to watch Meredith Grey go through the motions of life, from heartbreak to happiness and back again. College, of course, is no where near the pressures of a hospital. But let's just imagine college as Grey Sloan Memorial. Like Grey Sloan Season I, fetus intern Meredith, Alex, Christina, George, and Izzie. That's kind of what college is like, you run around not really knowing what you're doing but have to look like you do. If you're a Grey's fan then you know Meredith has had her fair share of life's stressors and struggles. College 100% has to be the origin of "the struggle is real"-- a "carousel that never stops turning." Who better to show you the carousel than Meredith Grey?

1. The moment when you realize that you chose college and have to be responsible.

2. When you claim your friends against their will, because life is too hard without your people.

3. When your friend "didn't study" and gets a better grade.

4. When you and your friends complain about all the work you have to do in your

6. When you're scared to answer a question in lectures and have to give yourself a pep-talk.

7. When you miss class and your friend says "I'll send you the notes."

8. When your professor explains something and you have no idea what's going on.

9. When you submit a paper last minute and hope for the best.

10. When you didn't have time to grab your morning coffee before your 8am.

11. When you're trying to save/keep your GPA.

12. When you think about all the work you have to get done by the end of the week.

13. When your professor asks you a question and you answer wrong.

14. When you walk in to class and realize you forgot about the exam.

15. When someone tells you college is the happiest/best time of your life.

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Fostering Creativity in Children’s Education


It is almost impossible to function or contribute to the development of society without education. That is why it is pivotal that the education experience is cultivated so that students can maximize their potential. Too many learners have learning challenges that prevent them from pursuing a course of study that is more suited to their aptitude. As such, teachers have to employ better strategies to motivate the learner through a more creative methodological approach. It would be a mistake to think that creativity can simply be relegated to the pursuits of music and art in education, but should more so be employed to how the lessons are presented to the learner. Students always visit this site to increase their knowledge or find an essay for college.

Definition of Terms

Merriam Webster dictionary states that education is “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.” It is “the process by which an individual is encouraged and enabled to fully develop his or her potential; it may also serve the purpose of equipping the individual with what is necessary to be a productive member of society. Through teaching and learning the individual acquires and develops knowledge and skills; which are utilized by the individual throughout life-long activities.” Education is preparation for some worthy activity.In terms of creativity, it is a ‘quality of creative’; Merriam Webster dictionary states that being creative means “to have the power to create, rather than to imitate.”

Theorists on Education

Plato should be acknowledged because he developed a standardized approach to education. It was he who visualized the idea of training young children formally. This would allow for all to be on the same level. Plato was also the first to envisage the initiative of ‘lifelong learning’ and understood that “children should enter school at six where they first learn the three Rs (reading, writing and counting) and then engage with music and sports. John Dewey is also thought to be a respecteddidactic realist; he believed that education was a practiceused to advance the human condition. He believed that schools werededicated atmospheres that correspond with the societal environment. Within the educational curriculum a person’s experiences and interest are explored which prepares him for the future and life’s affairs.

Challenges in the Classroom

Teachers are faced with diverse teaching situations every day; some of these are easier to manage, but teachers need added techniques to resolve some scenarios. One of the more challenging instances will arise when you have to persuade a learner to do something that they have no desire, at that moment, to do. This is where motivation techniques will be beneficial.Motivation is something that energizes, directs and sustains behavior; it gets students moving, points them in a particular direction and keeps them going (Fredricks, Blumenfeld & Paris, 2004). For these reasons, teachers must learn how to appropriately stimulate the interests of their pupils. Keep in mind that one creative strategy might work for some students. The key is to diversify. Observe your students and interact with them; in this manner you will learn how to incite a response from your students and how best to motivate them continuously.

Learning Styles

Using a variety of creative teaching strategies ensures that the lesson is geared towards most if not all of the learning styles. To better understand which creative technique to implement in a classroom setting, you have to first understand learning styles; below is a list of learning styles, which every teacher should be aware of and design their lessons to accommodate.

  • Solitary learners that have a preference for self-study.
  • Social learners do not mind working in groups.
  • Physical learners or kinesthetic learners are those who have a preference for engaging the learning process through physical touch.
  • Visual learners engage learning through what they see, so use images.
  • Aural learners or auditory pupils like to learn by the use of sounds or music.
  • Logical learners are highly logical and are always reasoning out problems.
  • Verbal learners like to learn by speaking or writing.

These learning styles should then be complemented by facilitative teaching activities which support student participation and allows them to gain mastery in every subject.

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