Things To Do On A Night In: College Edition

Things To Do On A Night In: College Edition

Don't feel like going out? Plans were cancelled? No worries! Check out this list of things to do on a night in.

In college, we are constantly stimulated with people, homework, things to do, clubs to join, partying, all while learning how to live like an adult. It can get tiring! Not every Friday or Saturday night has to be a party night, either. It is perfectly fine to stay in. Here are some of my top suggestions to make the most out of your night in!

1. Netflix!

Netflix is your best friend. It is always there for you any time of the day and night. Netflix also takes your mind off of things, lets you customize what you want to watch, and allows you to escape reality for a bit. If you're looking for a funny show, try a classic like The Office or Friends. How perfect for college!

2. Face masks (Spa nights are the best... amiright or amiright?!)

Nights in are the perfect time for #selfcare! Face masks are my go-to for spa nights. Not only will you wake up with glowing, pretty skin but you will feel amazing while doing it! Face masks also make great gifts. If you want, find a friend or a roommate to make it a group spa night! Some of my personal favorites include the "Yes to" brand and anything from the K-beauty (Korean beauty) section which can be found at Target. These vary in purpose, from soothing to brightening of the skin.

3. Paint your nails

Gurl, if you don't have any nail polish, ask around and I am sure you will find out most girls will have at least one color with them! It is one way to get instant gratification in improving your look and it is inexpensive.

4. Make some food!

Don't shy away from making new snacks, meal-prepping, or baking with some friends! No one says no to good food. I personally love to have grab-and-go healthy snacks around. It could be fun to make your own oat bars using basic no-bake (or bake if you have an oven) recipes found online. Other ideas include making your own trail mix (with nuts, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries) or even cutting up some fruit!

5. Doesn't hurt to organize and clean?

I know this does not sound like most people's idea of "fun" but organizing and cleaning your dorm or apartment can do miracles for your productivity and motivation levels. This can be as simple as folding some clothes, wiping down that desk, or making your bed!

6. Listen to music 

Throw on your favorite music and dance like no one's watching! Whether your jam is "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars, "Despacito" by Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi (and Justin Bieber), or "Eye 2 Eye" by Travis Scott and Quavo, turn the volume up and dance away!

7. Face time a friend or family

Catch up with some old friends or with family members about life! It doesn't hurt to gain some perspective and advice about school, social life, and college in general. It also doesn't hurt to show your support and love for others. ;)

8. Make some future plans

Okay, so tonight maybe you planned on staying in or your plans just didn't really work out. That is fine! More people than you realize are in your position! Brainstorm some fun ideas that can be realistically done for the future, like going out to dinner, a concert, or seeing a movie. Solid plans in college are so hard to make but are definitely a good idea.

9. Sleep

Sleeping does wonders for your mind and body. A little extra sleep, especially if you're in college, never hurts!

10. No social media

Whatever you do, I encourage you NOT to engage in social media, such as snapchat or Instagram. Except for the talking and Facetime of family/friends mentioned above, try to make it a detox from social media. Most people fake-post anyway trying to make their night look fun when they secretly might prefer exactly what you're doing—a relaxing night in. You can still selfie it up with a facemask on… and if you feel so inclined, post the next day when you have had time to see whether or not you should really share your photo in your mid-pamper state. ;)

Hopefully these little tips on how to spend a night in will help you feel secure, happy, and comfortable in yourself and in your decisions. Never regret a thing and always remember to be positive, making the most out of any situation planned or unplanned. College can be a tiring time and wanting to have a night in is always understandable. Relax and treat yourself because you deserve it!

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20 Fun Facts To Use When Introducing Yourself

As we embark on the semester, we are put on the spot in order to share interesting details about ourselves. This article discloses possible fun facts to tell others!

After experiencing my first week of classes, I have learned that every student needs a handy-dandy list of fun facts about themselves to tell other people. Many professors use the first couple of classes to learn about their students, so you may need to think about who you are and how you want to introduce yourself to your professor and classmates. We all have that one go-to interesting fact about ourselves, but sometimes you just have to mix it up!

1. My favorite hobby is...

What do you do in your free time? Personally, I love to stay active! I am a competitive Latin dancer and enjoy teaching and taking Zumba classes, going to the gym, and hiking.

2. I love...

Is there something, someone, or somewhere that you love? What makes your heart ache? What do you miss when it's gone? I can say that I love my friends because I feel my most confident when I'm surrounded by those who love and support me.

3. I look up to...

Is there someone you adore? Who mesmerizes you? Who do you wish to learn from? After watching "A Ballerina's Tale," I discovered Misty Copeland. In 2015 she became the first African American ballet dancer to become the Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre. Her passion, grace, and strength continuously motivate me to better myself as an athlete and an individual.

4. This art speaks to me because...

Coco Chanel said, "In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." This encourages me to always follow my heart no matter what. I will never follow society's standards and norms because they do not define me. Chanel's saying definitely influences my character and lifestyle.

5. A funny and/or embarrassing memory of me is...

When you make others laugh they want to spend time and make memories with you! Don't be afraid to embarrass yourself. You will come off as down to earth, easy-going, and loyal.

6. My siblings or lack thereof influenced me by...

I can go on and on about my brother, who is 10 years older than I. We have opposite personalities and despite the age gap, we're quite close.

7. My pet(s) are my life because...

Only sad people don't like hearing about furry creatures, even if your pets are slimy and slithering creatures all human beings enjoy hearing pet tales!

8. I'm afraid of...

Your personality can be revealed by your likes and dislikes, including the things that you fear. I am terrified of change and the unknown, hence, the future is an anxiety-inducing topic to discuss for me.

9. I am the way I am because...

What have you gone through in life that has shaped you into who you are today? Remember to be open minded and allow yourself to open up to your peers. You may be surprised by how others respond and/or what others have endured as well.

10. The most unusual item that can be found in your dorm...

This is a fun fact about yourself that can easily liven up an awkward conversation. Think about your quirks and differences! One item I have in my dorm is my teddy bear, Peter, whom I like to joke is my boyfriend.

11. My dream job is...

In college, "What's your major?" is a widespread question. Nonetheless, skip the boring statement of "I'm majoring in..." and go in depth on what your dream job is (hopefully your major factors in to this dream of yours).

12. My hidden talents are...

Angelina Jolie is a knife thrower. Kendall Jenner can produce bird noises. Amanda Seyfried can crochet and knit. Is there anything special you can do? Some people have rare and unique talents, maybe you can think of some hidden talents of your own!

13. My guilty pleasure is...

I will say it a million times: don't be shy when introducing yourself to new people! I'll start by divulging my guilty pleasure: Youtube's family vlogging channel, "OKBaby"!

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14. Some activities on my bucket list are...

This is an easy way to grab people's attention and find others with similar desires as you. Be an adventurer! Go out of your comfort zone!

15. Talk about your best friend...

How would your best friend describe you? What do you love to do with your best friend?

16. Talk about an accomplishment of yours...

You are incredible and have achieved so much! Reveal something that you are proud of — show off a little!

17. This one time at my job...

Bosses breathing down your neck. Curious coworkers asking personal questions. Cursing customers who never leave you alone. Your job can be filled with tons of hilarious situations that can easily entertain a crowd.

18. During the summer...

Any scars with stories? Any summer flings? Any lessons learned from the tanning too long? Now that summer is over, disclose memories that can leave positive impressions on others.

19. I volunteer at...

Do you do any community service? Share a funny moment while you were volunteering. What did you learn while there? Would you continue?

20. [blank] is meaningful to me because...

What do you appreciate in life? What brightens your day? What makes you fall in love? What does someone have to do to make you smile?

Finally, remember to be outgoing! Reveal that three-mile smile and open your arms to learning about others. Spread smiles, love, and happiness.

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5 Things To Look Forward To Even In The Middle Of End Of The Year Stress

There's always something to look forward to.


School is so close to the end. Seniors will be graduating really soon and juniors are now either nervous or excited about senior year. 8th graders are scared about entering into the most important 4 years of their lives so far. And of course, a yearly stress every high schooler will go through are AP exams. But, even with all these things in mind, here are 5 things to look forward to even in the middle of everything else.

1. Weather

Summer comes with so many amazing things. But, one of my all time favorites is weather. The weather is perfect for a nice picnic or a pool party. The sun shining always puts people in a good mood.

2. Sleep

Summer is the time to catch up on all the sleep you've missed this past year due to studying or doing homework. Now, you can freely sleep in and stay up as long as you want while getting the full 8 hours or more.

3. Vacations/ Stay-cations

This is the time to go explore and travel the world and experience new things. Seeing new cultures around the world and trying new foods is a great part of going on vacation. If not going on vacation, staying at home and relaxing is always a great way to rest your body and brain from everything.

4. Hanging out

This is the time to go explore and travel the world and experience new things. Seeing new cultures around the world and trying new foods is a great part of going on vacation. If not going on vacation, staying at home and relaxing is always a great way to rest your body and brain from everything.

5. Movie nights

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