I'm in college and I still like boybands

So You Still Like Boybands…

I guess you could say I still have a case of One Direction infection.

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I'll admit it, I went home the first weekend of college to see Niall Horan in concert and drove back to school the next morning to see him again in Syracuse. And they were some of the best shows I've been to.

Six years ago when I first listened to One Direction, I can't say this is where I expected my life to go, but I'd be lying if I said I hated it.


If you know me, then this next story will probably shock you, but when I saw One Direction for the first time I thought they were a bunch of weirdos and wanted them off my TV screen.

The day was March 10, 2012. Big Time Rush's international escapades were the star of the night as "Big Time Movie" premiered on Nickelodeon. However, the premiere was being hosted by this up and coming band of the time, One Direction. So every commercial break I was greeted by five foreign teenagers.

However, as little 13-year old me laid on the couch with strep throat surround by my mom and brother, I somehow found enough energy to complain about these boys. I was annoyed every time they showed up and mentioned how I just wanted to watch the movie.

Just a couple of weeks later I kept hearing about this song "What Makes You Beautiful." After some thoughtful consideration, I decided to give it a listen and then I decided to listen to the entire "Up All Night" album. Then I fangirled hard when they closed the Kids Choice Awards.

I arranged my Saturday night to watch them on "iCarly" and made sure to record when they were on "Saturday Night Live" the same night.

Now for the past six years, this cycle has continued. I'm proud to say I've seen 1D in concerts three times, Niall Horan twice, Nick Jonas once (cause let's face it, of course, this boyband addiction started with the Jonas Brothers) and 5SOS four times (twice by themselves and twice with 1D). And yes I know we could debate for hours what category to put 5SOS into but I'll save that for another article.

And let's not forget about all the times I've stayed up late or got up early to watch my boys on different shows and interviews, my multiple visits to different One Direction pop-up stores, how every wall in my bedroom is covered in posters and more importantly the Niall and Louis cardboard cutouts in the corners.

Now as you're starting a new school year, don't worry it's okay to like whatever music you want no matter how old you are.

Sure maybe I was known as the One Direction girl for most of high school, but still, it means many (many) people reached out to me on that dark, dark day of March 25, 2015, also known as the day Zayn left.

Nothing will be able to erase the pain of getting ready for softball practice one day over spring break and seeing a twitter notification from the band's official account that reads "One Direction's official statement" with a link to the post. (Side note yes I do have notifications on for all 5 members.)

As I stood in my bathroom my arm still throbbing from the shot I got earlier in the morning I just felt the tears streaming down my face. I walked downstairs with a face full of tears and showed my dad the post. He told me he understood and said he had to take the rest of the day off when the same thing happened to The Who.

Yes, being a fan of boy bands in college can be challenging at times.

Sometimes it's weird wearing a concert shirt, or I wasn't sure how my roommate would react to my posters, but in the end, it doesn't really matter. I still enjoyed the music and no one at college really cares about what you're wearing or doing. Not to mention I met a bunch of friends at school who are also still big fans.

My one complaint would be that people don't play their music anywhere near enough. I just want to go out and hear people playing some great upbeat songs. Well, a girl can dream.

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

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    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

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    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

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    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

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    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

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    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

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    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    25 Songs For The Ultimate Study Playlist That'll Mellow You Out Before AND After Finals

    This playlist is at it's best in times of stressful studying, messed up sleeping schedules and when you just wanna melt into your bed after finals.

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    Below is a list of multiple ambient, study inducing, relaxing tracks that'll get those stress levels down in a heartbeat. There is a variety of tracks, some stemming from video game soundtracks, some from movie scores, and some that'll make you feel like you're studying in an enchanted forest.

    1. "Ashes Of Our Forever" by Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

    2. "Movements (Chapter III) - Edit" By Leon Vynehall

    3. "The Gates Of Hell" from BAYONETTA

    4. "Kt" by Bexar Bexar

    5. "Alone in Kyoto" by Air

    6. "It's Magical" by Masayoshi Fujita

    7. "Requim For Dying Mothers, Pt. 1" by Stars Of The Lid

    8. "Sad Alron" by Mark Pritchard

    9. "The Finishing" by Stavroz

    10. Honestly, the entire soundtrack to L.A. Noire... (with some rain in the background)

    11. ....And the entire soundtrack to Heavy Rain

    12. "#3" by Aphex Twin

    13. "Sleep Deprivation" by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

    14. "Gumshoe Blues" by Paul Pritchard

    15. "Prowler" by Bohren & Der Club Of Gore

    16. "Impossible Island" by Gaussian Curve

    17. "Hello from the Edge of the Earth"  by Mary Lattimore

    18. "Godfather" by Terrence Blanchard

    19. "Rise" by Recondite

    20. "Aisatsana" by Aphex Twin

    21. "First Memory" By Shook

    22. "Differently, Still" by BADBADNOTGOOD

    23. "Equity" by Dedekind Cut

    24. "Still Space" by Satoshi Ashikawa

    25. "We Played Some Open Chords" by A Winged Victory for the Sullen

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