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 name tags. Awkward, passing smiles from strange hallmates trailed by nervous parents. Hellish name games and forced social bonding. Little did I know that…
By: Alyson Penn / August 11, 2013

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 tent. Designed so that roommates can have privacy if they're sexing, or watching "Dawson's Creek," or just trying to study, the tent comes in a…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2013

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 was a Capital A Actress. I applied to many schools for acting, I performed earnest monologues in front of expressionless adults behind a folding table.
By: Megan Reynolds / August 9, 2013

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 entered the ring with Teresa Giudice for our fourth superstar battle, following Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus on day one, Kristen Stewart…
By: Katie Oldenburg / August 9, 2013

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 inexplicable honors in Astronomy), disillusioned and perpetually anxiety-ridden, I knew with all certainty that I didn't want to see the inside of a classroom agai…
By: Rachel Krause / August 8, 2013

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. Like, do you really need to make every session of that 8 a.m. politics seminar? Maybe. But maybe not. We've…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 8, 2013

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 to know how your studying habits stack up? We came up with this handy quiz that sorts students into four types of studiers. Make sure…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2013

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 just factor right back into your outfit because you want him to notice you, obvs. And nail art is just another way to show off…
By: Simcha / September 4, 2012

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 not have to be a dull, lifeless crash pad! It can be a warm and inviting space where everyone wants to hang out. And for…
By: Sophie Leon & Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

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!
By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2011

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 down on them. Not to mention the plots to, oh, 10 or so books per semester of an English class. Those things are awesome. But…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 25, 2011

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, adapt to them and somehow learn to get along without killing one another. In my view, given the roommates I've had over the years, they…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 24, 2011

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, all starred entries were majors selected by one or some of The Frisky staff. Click here for more back to school content1…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2011

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! [College Humor]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 10, 2010

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 for college at NYU, I was terrified. All of the sudden I had to live on my own with people I barely knew, cook for…
By: Nikki Dowling / September 10, 2010

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 no longer, my smooth-skinned dears. After the jump, we bring you 30 things every college student should have.
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 10, 2010

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 sizable percentage of your brain is elsewhere, when it should be focused on making new friends, pitching a column to the school newspaper, and discovering…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

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 chicks miss about college. Freedom from the "real world" might just top that list. But coming in at a close second? Just how sexually…
By: Joanne Hinkel / September 9, 2010

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, the Lady Gaga class is a prerequisite course to essay writing on the theme of how the mama monster pushes social boundaries. Students will…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2010

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 that I am paying back thousands in student loans. I regret that my journalism program forced me to take an introductory class on reporting, even though…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2010
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