15 Pieces of Advice for Incoming College Freshmen

You may be getting ready to head off to college soon, and, like many of those students, you may be starting to feel nervous about this huge life change. Therefore, you might be frantically looking for any and all advice you can get to thrive your freshman year of college. I mean life is about more than just survival, and you don't want to simply survive college. So, check out this collection of college tips to make your transition from high school to college as seamless and easy as possible: S

'Descendants 3' Stars and Disney Pay Tribute to Cameron Boyce

Descendants 3 aired on Friday, August 2—which premiered on Disney Channel almost a month after Cameron Boyce tragically died of epilepsy at age 20 on July 7. Disney Channel honored the legacy of Boyce by adding a tribute to the ending credits of the final film. The emotional two-minute tribute video, titled "For Cameron," focused on the things Boyce accomplished and the many lives he touched throughout his life on the Disney Channel. The footage featured a montage of videos and photos of the st

27 Essentials for Surviving Syracuse University

If you are heading off to college for the first time this fall, congrats! It is such an exciting time—picking out your classes, meeting your roommate, making new friends. Although exciting, moving away from home and into a new space can be nerve-wracking at first. As someone who just finished their first year at Syracuse University, the chaos of dorm room shopping is fresh in my mind. I also remember the items I used every day and the items I was convinced I needed, but sadly never made it out

Why I Write

I write to grasp a clearer understanding of the diverse world that engulfs me through interacting with others. I write to relieve stress from the constant, overwhelming pressure I feel from every test, paper, quiz, and assignment I must ace to acquire an A. I write to extinguish the excruciating panic I endure from overthinking, overanalyzing, and obsessing over every single detail in life. I write to organize my thoughts in a way that I become absorbed into a state of serenity and bliss where n

An Important Decision: A Short Story

As a man restocks more of the Contadina canned tomato sauce, while humming to the song "You Made Me Love You" by Al Jolson, he ponders an important decision. On this chilly, Saturday morning in Chicago, Steve Nolaki was working diligently. Suddenly he notices John Williams. In his striped trousers, a morning coat, and a starched white shirt, he viciously grabs some whiskey off the shelf. Steve becomes certain that he has a drinking problem, but what he didn't know was just how bad it was. Just t

​35 New Beauty Products You Need For Summer

There are plenty of reasons, besides warmer weather, that makes summer so special. However, with the beloved season bringing melting makeup, sunburn, smeared eyeliner, dry skin, and frizzy hair, it can quickly become hard finding that intense shimmer, color, and glow summer look. Scroll through to see my top 30 beauty essential recommendations to create the most perfect and exciting look for every adventure you embark on this summer!

The 'Betty Cooper' Way To Battle Anxiety And Body Shaming

Lili Reinhart, an American actress, is best known as being an activist for rising above one's insecurities. She chose to advocate because of her own anxiety, at which point forced her to return home from L.A. to seek professional help. After receiving treatment, Reinhart moved back to L.A., winning the role of Betty Cooper on The CW series "Riverdale." Using her fame for good, she brings attention to issues she finds prevalent. To help others feel less alone, Reinhart draws on her own struggle

28 'Harry Potter' Character Lessons

The series of Harry Potter is arguably one of the most influential stories of our time. From forming a community, making every audience member believe (s)he could be a wizard, elaborate costumes, hidden plot secrets, language, LGBTQ+ visibility, shining a light on mental health, mystical creatures, and links to the real world, Harry Potter has become a beloved story of the millennial generation. This perplexing tale has enriched millions of millennials—so much so that many people have never kn

'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Just Launched—And People Are Going Crazy Over It

The Harry Potter version of Pokémon Go is here! Only a few years after the augmented reality (AR) Pokémon game called Pokémon Go was released, Niantic Labs just released its successor: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. The mobile AR Harry Potter game was released Thursday (June 20th) in the US and UK, so that means you can start playing it right now! The AR game is free to download on Android and iOS; however, in-game currency can be purchased with real-world money for spell energy and other items.

Which Marvel Character You Are Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Are you a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If you are then I am sure you have realized that the Avengers would not be such an amazing team if they were not made up of people with distinctive personalities. Moreover, what makes a person unique is his or her powers, personality, strengths, and weaknesses. As a die-hard fan, you may have imagined fighting along the Avengers. Better yet, you may have envisioned yourself as an MCU character. However, while visualizing yourself in the fantasy wo

20 Signs You're In A Toxic Relationship As Told By 'Sherlock Holmes'

No relationship is perfect. For the most part, a good relationship makes you feel euphoric, loved, respected, safe, and free. There are seven fundamental elements, including good communication, respect, trust, acceptance, compatibility, affection, and patience needed for a healthy relationship. Good communication allows people to talk openly, without fear of being judged. Respect helps maintain equality in the relationship. Additionally, it promotes compassion and sympathy between two people. T

Are You Safe?

On Tuesday, May 14th, San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition technology by police and other local agencies. According to The New York Times, the bill "makes San Francisco the first major American city to block a tool that many police forces are turning to in the search for both small-time criminal suspects and perpetrators of mass carnage." And why is this important? Because San Francisco, best known for its role in the technology revolution, is setting an excellent example of how

How Twitter Changed My Life

Nowadays a lot of people claim that social media is killing real-world relationships. I argue that it's doing the exact opposite - creating long-lasting relationships. Not only that, I believe that social media is creating opportunities for people to live to the fullest. Now I know that sounds cliché but it's true. I'm living proof. Let me indulge you. I'm fourteen. It's eighth grade. I'm a hot mess. Then again, I always am. I'm obsessed with three things. Boys. Grades. Parties. Who isn't at th

27 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 3 Memes

Game of Thrones's third episode of its eighth and final season premiered on April 28th. With the "The Long Night" featuring the long-awaited battle sequence with the White Walkers, the episode set a new single-night record for the series. HBO has stated that across all platforms (including HBO Now and HBO Go), the episode amassed 17.8 million viewers. Because somehow things got even crazier than words could ever describe in this particular episode. To get the jaw-dropping visual images of the

Donations For Notre Dame Show The Lack Of Morality Among Wealthy

On April 17, the Notre Dame was engulfed in smoke. Consequently, many different parts of the 850-year-old ancient temple were burned down. Worldwide, people watched the beloved Paris Cathedral catch fire and its spire collapse on itself. Outpourings of moral and financial support rapidly came from around the world as so many people have meaningful connections to Paris. According to Business Insider , as concluded by the Global Destination Cities Index, Paris, France, was the third most visited

Trans Representation In 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina'

Fans of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are currently praising Netflix and the cast and crew of Sabrina for Theo's trans storyline. For those of you who do not know, Lachlan Watson, who plays Susie/Theo, is a non-binary actor. In the original Sabrina script, Susie comes out as a trans man early in the show. Moreover, when speaking to Bustle about Theo not identifying as a trans man in season 1, Lachlan said: "I may have influenced the writers to hold off. I talk so much about myself and my identi

Is Uber Safe?

Have you ever accepted a ride from a stranger? Have you ever used Uber or Lyft? If so, you most definitely have. Since children, we've been brought up to be afraid of strangers. After all, we all know the phrase "stranger danger." Yet, we've come to socially accept the idea of getting into a random car with a person you know nothing about. What makes this situation any different? People's longing to fit into society; therefore, conform to social norms has overridden this drilled in caution for

Gaining A New Perspective In Life

Life is too short. I say that being relatively young, but I find it true nonetheless. Given this perspective, life should be about more than just surviving. While that may sound obvious, it wasn't always obvious to me. Up until age 13, my life was what I considered average. I was happy and that was all that mattered. Once seventh grade hit, however, every day was a struggle for survival. I had convinced myself that I had to be "perfect". In my mind, everything had to be just so or I felt I wo

Dozens Charged In Massive College Cheating Admission Scandal

A massive nationwide college entrance exam cheating plot was exposed Tuesday, resulting in charges for at least 40 people — including Full House actor Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives — have been charged in a massive college admissions scandal. Yikes. It seems the favorite TV moms have found themselves the stars of real-life Hollywood plot. Now, your first response might be what the hell is going on these days?! This is some messed up shit. Then again, life isn't fair
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