The Food Necessities for the Average College Student

The Food Necessities for the Average College Student

These foods are what lead to the infamous "Freshman-15."
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1. Ramen

It's less than $1. However, always remember to put water in the bowl or the pot because no one needs the fire alarm to go off at 10:00 at night.

2. Frozen pizzas

You can pretend you're so fancy when you make your delicious DiGiorno pizza.

3. Easy Mac-n-Cheese

This is honestly all my roommates survive off of. It takes less than 10 minutes. Who doesn't love mac-n-cheese?

4. Milk

It's a staple you always want in your refrigerator. However, don't forget about it, because spoiled milk smells horrible.

5. Cartons and cartons of ice cream to drown sorrows in

Sometimes you need to cry and/or vent, and the only way to fix this is by eating a million scoops of ice cream.

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly

Yes I am a college student, but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are still my favorite. I still have the taste buds of a child. They're so fast and easy, and sometimes you have no time to make something more fancy.

7. Delivery Chinese food

Chinese food is something you should always have in your refrigerator. It makes great leftovers, too!

8. Energy drinks

For those of us who aren't the biggest fans of coffee, but who are also not morning people. Invest in getting some sort of energy drink for those mornings you dread getting out of bed.

9. Cookie dough!

Sure you can just sneak a little bit of the raw cookie dough as a midnight snack, but having cookies in your dorm makes it feel a little more like home! Plus it's fun to make cookies!

10. Fruits and vegetables you will "forget about" and not eat

When your mom and dad call and ask if you have been eating healthy, you just nod and say yes. At least you have fruits and veggies in your fridge. However, they may sit in there until the end of the semester.

11. A Brita filter

Trust me on this one. Tap water does not taste good, especially in college. It also saves you money, so you don't have to keep buying the plastic water bottles at the grocery store!

12. Protein bars

Last year and this year, these are sometimes what I survive off of. Some mornings I don't have time for breakfast, so I grab a protein bar and head to class!

13. Microwave popcorn

It is a must have for movie nights, study sessions, or nights you have to watch the new episode of American Horror Story.

14. Fruit Loops

Who doesn't love Fruit Loops? As a child, this is what I begged my mom to buy for me, but rarely ever did. In college, I can buy it for myself!

15. And last of all, and possibly the most important, COFFEE!

This is a no-brainer! When many people think of college, they think of coffee, and the necessity of it. You need it for the all-nighters, the early mornings, and as something warm to drink in the fall and winter.


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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.
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Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

12. CFA is probably your actual one true love.

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Lopes, Your New GCBC Order Based On Your Zodiac Sign

If your zodiac sign can predict your future, why not your GCBC order?

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For any student at Grand Canyon University, GCBC is a staple in the everyday routine. From signature drinks to infused Stampedes, everyone always seems to have their go-to drink! But, how do you choose from the plethora of options? Why not let your zodiac sign decide for you?

1. Aries - Strawberry Stampede

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Aries are known to be full of life and very high energy. With a curious mind, a Stampede is the way to go! GCU's very own energy drink, Stampede, is a very popular pick on campus. But with the multitude of flavor options, curiosity can take over until you try every flavor! For a sweet, but hyper personality, the sweet but high energy beverage is a perfect choice for an Aries!

2. Taurus - Hot Green Tea

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A calming drink for the peaceful personality? Taurus's are known to be patient, careful and calm. Therefore, a natural relaxer is a hot beverage and green tea is known to soothe and allow you to unwind and calm down making this the ideal beverage for a classic Taurus with a busy schedule.

3. Gemini - The Haboob

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The Haboob is a mixture of vanilla and hazelnut with a caramel drizzle and a sprinkle of cinnamon. An adventurous, but delicious combination. Gemini's are known for being very adventurous and original, which is why the Gemini can't go for something simple like a chai tea or an iced coffee. The complexity and uniqueness of The Haboob is sure to be a staple in the Gemini's life.

4. Cancer - Vanilla Latte

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Cancers: loyal, dedicated, and nurturing. They are usually the "mom" friend, the social butterflies, and the hopeless romantics. Known to always have your back, Cancers need a drink that will also always have their back. A classic, something that will never let them down. That's when the vanilla latte comes in. A go to drink that you can never go wrong with.

5. Leo - The Avalanche

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Leo's are known as the lion sign. A sign that represents power, pride, and leadership. A person with power deserves a drink that is just as in charge as they are. The Avalanche is that drink. A dirty chai with a white chocolate twist is a drink that definitely packs a punch.

6. Virgo - The Beesting

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The Beesting is a sweet mixture of honey, coconut, and cinnamon that is perfect for the mild mannered Virgo. This zodiac sign is known to be dedicated and hardworking, two things that most college students try their hardest to be during the semester so by getting the Beesting, not only will you be caffeinated to finish your homework, but also enjoy a sweet treat while you're at it.

7. Libra - Caramel Monsoon

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Libras are the sign of the scales. A sign that is in constant need of balance. So, why not go for a drink that is the perfect combination of caramel and chocolate. Not too sweet, not too bitter, the Caramel Monsoon will balance out all your coffee needs. For someone who loves coffee or just started drinking it, this drink is a guaranteed pick every time due to its lovable qualities, just like a Libra.

8. Scorpio - Coco-Mocha

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Coconut and chocolate. To some, this may sound like the best combination. To others, this may be a little too adventurous. For Scorpios, the fearless sign, this drink is right up their alley. Scorpios strive for individuality and one of the most original drinks GCBC has is the Coco-Mocha. A tasty, complex drink that will satisfy the cravings of a Scorpio but is still original an more unique than the average espresso drink.

9. Sagittarius - Any of GCBC's smoothies

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Sagittarius's are described as honest, optimistic, enthusiastic and encouraging. They are the people that when you are with them, it is like a breath of fresh air. Refreshing and exactly what you needed in the moment. That is why a GCBC smoothie is exactly the drink for you. They aren't the usual pick at a coffee place, but you know exactly what you are getting with a smoothie. Sweet, healthy choices that will make you feel better, like a Sagittarius.

10. Capricorn - Cold Brew on tap

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Cold brew is one of those drinks that you have to be either a coffee connoisseur, overwhelmed by all the work you have to do, or like a very successful businessperson to enjoy. Capricorns are, most of the time, one, if not all, of those things. Known to be the hard workers and the planners, Capricorns need the high amount of caffeine to continue to get their to-do list done!

11. Aquarius - Hot cocoa

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Known to be shy personalities or eccentric friends, Aquarius's can described as cute and fair-minded. They are the feel good people placed in your life. And... the feel good drink that you need in your life? Hot cocoa. Enough said.

12.  Pisces - Stampede

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A daydreamer? Happy? Vibrant? That would be a Pisces. These artistic signs are known for their bright personalities and emotional connections. At GCBC, nothing gets brighter than a Stampede. While any flavor will do, the Blueberry flavor or Thunder's signature drink "Blue Thunder" can be seen all the way across campus! For a colorful Pisces, a Stampede should always be their go-to drink!

While your star sign can be fun and maybe even a little freaky, realistically, you can pick any GCBC drink that fits your palette. Hopefully, you did find a new suggestion or a new obsession and maybe, it fits your personality!

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