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8 Types Of Housemates You'll Find At A College Girls House, Like Clockwork

I can think of at least one house at UVA where you may or may not find all 8 of these friends living together...


If you've ever been in a house full of college girls, then you know that there are certain types of personalities that blend together really well. These are 8 of the types of people you might see living together at one of these houses.

1. The mom friend that's also a dad friend

Casey Lofton

This is the friend that is most likely to come home from a party at midnight and go hunting through your house for the bat that managed to get loose in there. This friend also knows a lot about how to fix things and how to cook and is always cleaning up after all of the slackers. She needs a super hero's cape for all of the things she's done for you.

2. The blunt friend

Lily Snodgrass

The blunt friend is one of a kind. She has a super loving heart, but you might not always know it right away because of her rough exterior. She will tell you how it is because she loves you and she always knows what to say. If she calls you an idiot as a sign of affection, well, that's just one of the side-effects of being her pal.

3. The friend who is also a twelve-year old boy

Casey Lofton

Remember in 6th grade when you got to play recorders in music class? Yeah, try having that kid in a drumming class in college. This is the friend who is super endearing and cute because of her own unique brand of humor (fart jokes) but also is super real with you and there for you.

4. The sensible friend

Lily Snodgrass

This is the friend who will stay at the library all day to get her work done and always does all of the assigned reading. She's down to hang out and have fun, but only after she's taken care of her responsibilities, which is good because it'll push you to do all of your work too.

5. The super smart, but down to chill friend

Lily Snodgrass

This is the friend who may or may not have gotten a scholarship for being among the smartest of the smart people at your school. She's super busy, but you'd never know it because she's always down to hang out and have a good time. You might even catch her turning a dollar store toy horse into a glittering golden unicorn!

6. The healthy friend

Lily Snodgrass

This friend is super low key. She probably runs a lot because she loves it and makes the coolest/weirdest smoothie bowls ever. In the midst of doing her grad school applications (way early because that's just who she is), you might catch her running off some stress. But don't be fooled by all of her exercising and healthy eating — she would totally be down to eat all of the (gluten free) snacks and spend the whole day watching 'The Office' with you.

7. The actual mom friend

Casey Lofton

This is the friend who means it when she asks "how are you?" She probably also ducks into your room when you aren't there and cleans up just a teensy bit because she loves you. Plus, she gives you ~almost~ as many hugs as your mom.

8. The distracting friend

Lily Snodgrass

The friend who distracts all other friends from work. This friend is the one organizing some sort of shenanigans most of the time, especially if it means putting off homework. Get ready to go on a Target run for new mantle decorations again or to Barnes & Noble for another new book she doesn't have time to read. If she drags you into something, you'll definitely have a good time — just be ready to stay up all night finishing the work you didn't do!

If you're lucky enough to have any of these friends (or all of them if you're extra lucky!), hang onto them because they're one in a million and the best pals you could ever want!

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...


I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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