Posts tagged "back to school"

25 Reasons College Is Not At All Like Real Life

Ah, college. I remember the first day like it happened yesterday. The smell of new paint covering beer-stained dorm room walls. The RAs’ stale greetings in matching neon shirts and Sharpie’d…

Alyson Penn | August 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Quick Poll: Is This Awesome Or Totally Awkward?

Picture it: You walk into your freshman dorm room and your roommate doesn’t have a regular extra long twin bed. Oh no. Instead, they’ve got this, a privacy pop up…

Julie Gerstein | August 10, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: Thoughts On Deferred Admission

It is simple, what happened. I was an eager-eyed and relatively coy 18-year-old who was convinced that I was going to attend any four year university for acting, because I…

Megan Reynolds | August 9, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Vote! Semi-Finals, Round 1: Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?

To commemorate Schooled Week on The Frisky, we’re pitting celebrities against each other in the ultimate face-off: “Which Celeb Would Make The Worst Roommate Ever?”

Yesterday, Aaryn Gries

Katie Oldenburg | August 9, 2013 - 10:40 am

True Story: I’m Delaying Going To College

I can’t say that it was ever my concrete intent to eschew college altogether, but by the time I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth (yet with…

Rachel Krause | August 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Flowchart: Should I Skip This Class?

Happy Schooled Week! After you get over the initial thrill of returning to class, the fun part begins — figuring out just how much you can get away with.

Julie Gerstein | August 8, 2013 - 9:00 am

Quiz: What’s Your Study Style?

College life typically involves many things: parties, ultimate frisbee, deep conversations about emo bands, constant pizza consumption, and — at least in theory — lots and lots and studying. Want…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 7, 2013 - 10:00 am

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: 7 Awesome Back-To-School Nail Art Designs

The first day of school is 10 percent who your new teachers are, 90 percent your outfit. Ok, maybe 10 percent is who that new hottie is, but that can…

Simcha | September 4, 2012 - 9:00 am

30 Dorm Room Decorating Tips

Ahh, dorm living. For many a college student, sharing a 15 x 15 space with one window is an unavoidable reality of the higher learning experience. But your room does…

Sophie Leon & Daley Quinn | August 23, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Infographic: How To Survive College (According To The Movies)

You’ve been going about college all wrong. Just ask the movies! And don’t forget to check out the rest of our Back to School content!

Julie Gerstein | August 25, 2011 - 4:00 pm

The Most Important Things We Learned In College

In college, you learn many things. A smattering of organic chemistry principles and formulas. An assortment of historic dates, and what exactly happened to lead to the events that went…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 25, 2011 - 12:00 pm

How To Deal With Your (Crazy) College Roommate

Roommates are a wild bunch, by nature, by definition. A major part of the college experience is being thrown in with a complete stranger and forced to live with them,…

Julie Gerstein | August 24, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Flowchart: What Should I Major In?

Your college major is a really important decision, so obviously you should employ a flowchart when choosing what to do with the rest of your life. And by the way,…

Julie Gerstein | August 23, 2011 - 11:00 am

Flowchart: What Kind Of Roommate Are You?

College Humor’s “What kind of roommate are you?” flowchart popped up on my radar at the perfect time — the tail end of Back to School Week on The Frisky!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 10, 2010 - 5:45 pm

Tips For Dealing With Your First Semester Of College

Going away to college is scary — don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. When I left my little, rural town in upstate New York and came to the big city…

Nikki Dowling | September 10, 2010 - 3:30 pm

30 Things Every College Student Should Have

Here at The Frisky, we’ve talked an awful lot about what everyone should know and do and have by 30. But what about some of our younger readers? Well, wait…

Wendy Atterberry | September 10, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Girl Talk: I Should Have Dumped My High School Boyfriend

If you were porking someone the weeks leading up until Freshman Orientation and using the L-word, chances are you are “doing the long-distance thing” at college. And chances are a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Our Crazy College Hookup Tales

While we may not miss early morning classes, soul-less buffet-filled dining halls and Cup ‘O Noodle dinners, crazy roommates, or being piss poor, there are plenty of things we Frisky…

Joanne Hinkel | September 9, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Yes, There Is A College Class On Lady Gaga

Sharpen your pencils, little monsters: The University of Virginia is offering a class on Lady Gaga called “GaGa for Gaga: Sex, Gender, and Identity.” Taught by grad student Christa Romanosky,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Confessions Of A Regretful Gender Studies Student

I have a lot of regrets about my college education.

I regret that tuition was $40,000 a year, so that my classmates were mostly rich, white kids. I regret…

Jessica Wakeman | September 7, 2010 - 6:00 pm