17 Things To Write About When You Have Major Writer's Block

17 Things To Write About When You Have Major Writer's Block

Other than a text to your Editor in Chief.
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We've all been there. It's 4:27, you have an article due at 5:00, and your history professor won't stop teaching long enough for you to create a coherent sentence - much less write a whole article! Sure, maybe you should've left yourself some more time, but you didn't. So now what do you do? What can you write about?

I've got you covered.

1. How a club/class/experience changed you for the better

Maybe it was your first psychology course or the first concert you ever went to - the world would love to know either way!

2. A list of texts you send your dad/sister/best friend

When you're away from home, on vacation, just trying to live your life, whatever!

3. A life lesson you've learned

Chances are if it benefitted you, it can benefit everyone else too.

4. An unlikely friendship that makes your life great

How'd you meet? Why are they so awesome? Tell us everything!

5. Why people should come to your school

Transfer students! High school students! Graduate students! Incoming students! We want you all!

6. A list of songs for a tailgate/birthday party/girls' night in

If you can make a playlist that can put all other's to shame, flaunt it!

7. Why everyone should major in what you're majoring in

You love it! We should too!

8. Why NO ONE should major in what you're majoring in

It's horrible, but you're a senior and you can't get out! Warn us all now!

9. The perks of going to a liberal arts college

Because there are SO many!

10. Why rescuing animals is so important

As if this needs any elaboration...?

11. Reasons you should Go Greek

Or reasons you shouldn't Go Greek, whatever floats your boat!

12. Things to stay far away from on a Friday night

Take it how you wish. You can definitely get a good 600+ word article out of this one.

13. Why college basketball games are so much more fun than high school football games ever were

Or any high school sport really. Honestly, how did we think high school was so great?

14. How to know a college pal will stick around forever

Try to explain that gut feeling - it's easy once you start!

15. Ways to keep in touch with your friends from high school

Or reasons to drop them all?

16. Why you should go to college close to home

Aside from all of the extra love, you will NEVER struggle.

17. A list of things to write about when you have writer's block

Now your wheels should be turning! Take this list and make something great from it!

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Our Struggle: Tackling Millennial Debt

In a generation where friendships and relationships don't last, debt is the only constant factor.

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As I sit on Jane's bed, I begin to start typing a topic that has been long over due, millennial debt.

Debt is not just a financial entity, but is intertwined in every aspect of our lives. It shapes the way we grow up, our political views, and even our friends.


I think my finances could be better, and it stresses me out sometimes, but why am I in debt to begin with?

As I started to ask this question for my own beneficial purposes, I realized that people around me are worse off.

During spring quarter I had (what felt like) my first big girl finance talk. An Alpha Phi alumna came and gave a quick talk about the book "Rich Bitch", and I loved it. It was the first time I was exposed to the theory of 'financial stability' and I wanted it. I kind of thought of college as this lawless place, where I can do whatever and figure it out later, but it's not. Talking about finances is uncomfortable and weird, but it has to be done. Just because you have a job doesn't mean you can do what you want, especially when you're spending and are already in debt. I feel like it's harder going to school in a big city because everything is so expensive. There's so much to do and explore, and it all cost money.

I looked around me and realized for the first time that people take out crazy loans to go to school.

I think our culture is very fucked up.

"But it's all cool and all because we're all doing it". What kind of mentality is that? We don't have to go to school, let alone a private expensive university. Where is this pressure that 'going to college solves everything' ? Going to college does not guarantee you the best years of your life. You might not find your 'sisters' or 'brothers'. I am the living proof that college kinda f*cking sucks, people are shitty and justify their behaviors on alcohol.

So why are we spending so much money to be here?

The loans that we are taking out are not for education, but for the lifestyle that college offers. The debt you will have for the rest of your life, is for four years of 'college'. You're going to take out loans just so that you have a desk job, go out to happy hours with your buddies, and save for European vacations once in a while; while slaved to your loans for pretty much the rest of your life. When did this become the norm? There's nothing wrong with this lifestyle, because it provides a sense of security, but it cannot be the path we take because we are scared to explore our other options.


Millennials are in debt, partly due to our parents being a mess. How many of our parents attended college, let alone in this era? College is not for everyone, and it's okay to experience it and leave, just as much as it is okay to never experience it. Why are we taking out loans and settling to a life full of debt? Because it's safe. Debt is the only thing that lasts. In our generation friendships and relationships come and go, but debt stays.

What is wrong with us?

I'll tell you what (I think is) wrong with us. We grew up when the internet was a 'new' invention. How many of us can talk to our parents, and seek advice? We are exposed to the world, good and often bad, that is enough to want us to take comfort in a distorted version of reality. We are a generation that has it's own problems, it's own new wave of statistics. We are the generation that people will write books about a decade from now. We are the generation that has fun for Instagram likes. We are the generation of $6 dollar lattes. We are the generation that hides on their phone when confronted with awkwardness. We are the generation that has crew love. Our best accomplishment is making it on Old Row. We are the generation that has less racial tension. We are the generation of Rupi Kaur poetry. It's not all bad, but the bad parts are bad.

A decade from now, we will see that everyone that attended and graduated college, must of had something really wrong with them, myself included. How are we able to do all this homework and keep up with social and economic pressure? Are we giving up our sanity in return? Are we blindly following a system that doesn't actually better us?

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