Mantras To Make The Most Of Your Freshman

5 Mantras To Make The Most Of Your Freshman

Go to class. Trust me.

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Now is the time when every incoming freshman starts to panic — they worry about classes, making friends, fitting in, getting along with their roommate... but I'm here to reassure you, it'll be fine! Don't stress too much about your first year; you'll make friends and find your place at your new home!

My first piece of advice is this: Make friends with people on your floor! Both of my best friends my first year lived on my floor, and it was great having them so close. It also makes going out together, studying, getting dinner, etc. that much easier if you already live close to them and can make plans in the spur of a moment.

My second piece of advice is to actually do your roommate agreement and sit down and talk about what you both expect and want from each other. Write it out on paper and agree to it. That way, in the future, if need be, you can go back and point out where you both agreed on a certain topic and try to resolve conflicts when they arise. And trust me, every once in a while, they will arise.

My third piece of advice is to go to as many social events as you can. You need to meet new people and find your friend group, and there's no better way to do that than trial and error. Some people you'll instantly befriend and others you will try to avoid, but living in a whole new place is a lot easier if you have people who are going through the same things that you are.

My fourth piece of advice: GO TO CLASS. Trust me, it's way harder to make up assignments later than to drag yourself to class, even on the days when it's pouring or 10 degrees or you have a massive hangover. Pop some ibuprofen and suffer through. You'll thank yourself when exams come around.

My fifth and final piece of advice is to be yourself! That's the most cliché thing anyone can tell you, but honestly, it's true. College gives you the chance to reinvent yourself, so why not take that opportunity? You're a totally different person than you were in high school most likely, and this is a time for people to meet a new and improved version of you. Make the most of it!

Good luck, and enjoy your journey while it lasts! Freshman year is a blast!

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9 Reasons Crocs Are The Only Shoes You Need

Crocs have holes so your swag can breathe.
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Do you have fond childhood objects that make you nostalgic just thinking about your favorite Barbie or sequenced purse? Well for me, its my navy Crocs. Those shoes put me through elementary school. I eventually wore them out so much that I had to say goodbye. I tried Airwalks and sandals, but nothing compared. Then on my senior trip in New York City, a four story Crocs store gleamed at me from across the street and I bought another pair of Navy Blue Crocs. The rest is history. I wear them every morning to the lake for practice and then throughout the day to help air out my soaking feet. I love my Crocs so much, that I was in shock when it became apparent to me that people don't feel the same. Here are nine reasons why you should just throw out all of your other shoes and settle on Crocs.

1. They are waterproof.

These bad boys can take on the wettest of water. Nobody is sure what they are made of, though. The debate is still out there on foam vs. rubber. You can wear these bad boys any place water may or may not be: to the lake for practice or to the club where all the thirsty boys are. But honestly who cares because they're buoyant and water proof. Raise the roof.


2. Your most reliable support system

There is a reason nurses and swimming instructors alike swear by Crocs. Comfort. Croc's clogs will make you feel like your are walking on a cloud of Laffy Taffy. They are wide enough that your toes are not squished, and the rubbery material forms perfectly around your foot. Added bonus: The holes let in a nice breeze while riding around on your Razor Scooter.

3. Insane durability

Have you ever been so angry you could throw a Croc 'cause same? Have you ever had a Croc bitten while wrestling a great white shark? Me too. Have you ever had your entire foot rolled like a fruit roll up but had your Crocs still intact? Also me. All I know is that Seal Team 6 may or may not have worn these shoes to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. Just sayin'.


4. Bling, bling, bling

Jibbitz, am I right?! These are basically they're own money in the industry of comfortable footwear. From Spongebob to Christmas to your favorite fossil, Jibbitz has it all. There's nothing more swag-tastic than pimped out crocs. Lady. Killer.

5. So many options

From the classic clog to fashionable sneakers, Crocs offer so many options that are just too good to pass up on. They have fur lined boots, wedges, sandals, loafers, Maryjane's, glow in the dark, Minion themed, and best of all, CAMO! Where did your feet go?!

6. Affordable

Crocs: $30

Feeling like a boss: Priceless

7. Two words: Adventure Straps

Because you know that when you move the strap from casual mode chillin' in the front to behind the heal, it's like using a shell on Mario Cart.

8. Crocs cares

Okay, but for real, Crocs is a great company because they have donated over 3 million pairs of crocs to people in need around the world. Move over Toms, the Croc is in the house.

9. Stylish AF

The boys will be coming for you like Steve Irwin.

Who cares what the haters say, right? Wear with pride, and go forth in style.

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23 Must See Twilight Zone Episodes To Watch Before The Revival Series

Jordan Peele is directing the most recent revival of the Twilight Zone, but have you seen the original series?

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The Twilight Zone ran for 5 seasons from 1959-1964 and was revived for the first time in 1985-1989, the second revival in 2002-2003, and most recently, Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone has just begun to release episodes on the first of April. The new series is being released on CBS All Access (looks like I need to make an account!)

With the excitement of the show being revived again, and by none other than Jordan Peele, I wanted to reflect upon the original episodes.

This amazing show tackled a variety of topics which are still topics of discussion to this day such as:

-Beauty standards

-Twisted justice/vengeance

-Accepting death

-Parallel universes

-Be careful what you wish for

-Can you fight fate?

-Artificial intelligence

-Humans are the real monsters

-Time travel

Note: This top list only includes episodes from seasons 1,2,3, and 5. Unfortunately, I can not include season 4 in my list because it is not available to view on Netflix.

A Penny For Your Thoughts (Season 2, Episode 16)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUhthnDQLiU

"Gaining telepathic abilities when his coin lands on its edge, bank clerk Hector B. Poole learns the difference between people's plans and fantasies."

-Netflix's episode description

A Stop At Willoughby (Season 1, Episode 30)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf1jD0Z5L6M

"While napping on the train home, a harried adman dreams of Willoughby, a Utopian 1880 town, then gets a chance to make Willoughby his final last stop."

-Netflix's episode description

The Jeopardy Room (Season 5, Episode 29)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMMs7d31Q5E

"A defector is trapped in a hotel room and given 3 hours to find a hidden bomb."

-Netflix's episode description

Nightmare At 20,000 Feet (Season 5, Episode 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6gv2_KhiOg

"A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinces that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in."

-Netflix's episode description

The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street (Season 1, Episode 22)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT4N6QqGsSI

"On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurences and mysterious people stroke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensty."

-Netflix's episode description

One For The Angels (Season 1, Episode 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1tzL0QZlKI

"When Death informs salesman Lou that he'll die at midnight, Lou talks Death into a stay of execution to make a final, seemingly perfect sales pitch."

-Netflix's episode description

The Rip Van Winkle Caper (Season 2, Episode 24)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mpIzO30SSE

"After a successful gold heist, the criminals and a scientist cohort put themselves in suspended animation. Decades later, they have a rude awakening."

-Netflix's episode description

The 7th Is Made Up Of Phantoms (Season 5, Episode 10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTYcOIjJDK8

"Three 1960s National Guard soldiers on maneuvers near the Little Big Horn battle site find themselves unwittingly involved in Custer's last stand."

-Netflix's episode description

The Hunt (Season 3, Episode 19)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69F1SxicAZ4

"Upon returning from a coon hunt, Hyder Simpson discovers that no one can see or hear him because he has passed on."

-Netflix's episode description

The Passerby (Season 3, Episode 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09oC4MTTvi8

"Near the end of the Civil War, a sergeant stops at the remains of the home of Lavinia Godwin, who's been watching wounded soldiers parade by."

-Netflix's episode description

The Man In The Bottle (Season 2, Episode 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bGbRUALaFk

A couple's luck turns when a genie springs from a bottle in their antique shop. He grants them four wishes but warns, "be careful what they wish for."

-Netflix's episode description

Living Doll (Season 5, Episode 6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hfTP-LgW8E

A father does battle with his stepdaughter's talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrased as "I hate you" and "I'm going to kill you."

-Netflix's episode description

A Most Unusual Camera (Season 2, Episode 10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hshN_LImdBU

"When three dum-dum crooks get ahold of a camera that takes pictures of the guture, they set out to make a quick fortune with their new toy."

-Netflix's episode description

The Shelter (Season 3, Episode 3)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TghYXxm3wq8

"As a neighborhood scrambles to prepare for an impending nuclear attack, everyone turns against the one family that installed a bomb shelter."

-Netflix's episode description

What You Need (Season 1, Episode 12)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIsm97HL0EU

"When a crook learns that a psychic peddler is selling people items they'll need in the future, he attempts to exploit the gift, with dubious results."

-Netflix's episode description

To Serve Man (Season 3, Episode 24)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5NWCD7D5n8

"An alien race comes to earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the aliens' language."

-Netflix's episode description

Execution (Season 1, Episode 26)

"In 1880, as outlaw Joe is about to be hanged, he's teleported to the future by a scientist, who gets a rude surprise when he tries to send Joe back."

-Netflix's episode description

Nick Of Time (Season 2, Episode 7)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=405IKLIMvJo

"A pair of newlyweds stopping in a small town are trapped by their own superstition when playing a fortune telling machine at a local diner."

-Netflix's episode description

The Midnight Sun (Season 3, Episode 10)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCEWd7usi_M

"When the Earth falls out of orbit, two women try to cope with the increasingly oppressive heat in a nearly abandoned city."

-Netflix's episode description

Little Girl Lost (Season 3, Episode 26)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcFmIIiixrA

"Awoken by the cries of his daughter, a father enters the girl's room to find she's vanished -- even though he can still hear her crying out for help."

-Netflix's episode description

Back There (Season 2, Episode 13)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clTlP_yB9jk

"After debating whether time travel can change history, a prominent Washington man finds himself in 1865, on the night President Lincoln will be shot."

-Netflix's episode description

Mirror Image (Season 1, Episode 21)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVSOCbXzdO0

"While waiting in a bus station, Millicent Barnes has the strange feeling that her doppelganger is trying to take over her life."

-Netflix's episode description

An Occurrence At Owl Creek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByOlA8fQTbw

"It is the end of the Civil War and Union troops have occupied the South. They are going to execute a Southern resistance fighter."

-Netflix's episode description

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