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These are somewhat interesting pieces I did for College Magazine in 2016-2017. These rank somewhere between better than the Odyssey and kind of on Buzzfeed level.

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Jobless and Ready for the Real World

“Are you going out tonight?” I remember a time when that was the most pressing question of the day. As an avid American University party girl, I never said no to a late night. Anxiety about what outfit to wear or who I would see always spun through my head when prompted with this question. But my nights out throughout college always ended up fun. I never had a bad time. Most things in life came easily to me. In my early college years, I made friends effortlessly, got into my dream sorority, stu

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The Breakup I Never Expected

Any college freshman who denies feeling anxious about moving away from home is a big fat liar. I knew all of my incoming classmates would be new too. But I still feared none of these new faces would end up like my friends from home. Before starting freshman year, I felt confident that I’d meet new people, but also nervous I wouldn’t feel a connection with them like I did with my high school friends. I didn’t know if they would have the same love for Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids or share my quirk

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The 10 Best Bars in D.C. That Turn the City Into a Party

It’s 11 p.m on a Friday in D.C.—AKA time to call an Uber for a night of fun. People usually think D.C. is all about politics and policy, but believe me the city knows how to party, too. D.C.’s nightlife really doesn’t get enough credit, at least for us college students. New to our nation’s capitol? Check out these bars and clubs that give D.C. nightlight a whole new definition. You may regret some decisions you’ve made at these bars in D.C., but you’ll never regret going to them. Most people kn

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Texting During Class Pisses off Your Professor More Than You Think

You look down at Kim Kardashian’s latest insta selfie for two seconds while figuring out what to do when bored in class. Suddenly you see your professor blinking at you with annoyance. Obviously, you can’t focus in class while immersed in your phone at the same time. Forget the fact your phone distracts you from class, some professors consider it disrespectful. We like to think we’re sneaky with our in class phone habits. But we probably aren’t. According to the Pew Research Center, college stu

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Mix 107.3 Radio Station Internship Guide

Some people think that the local radio industry is dying. Even though auxiliary cords rule the way some people listen to music in the car, radio stations are far from long gone. Radio stations do way more than replay the same Flo Rida song every hour. Local radio stations work hard to keep their ratings up and survive in this auxiliary cord world we live in today. So if you’re into promoting a local music brand, this internship is the right one for you. An intern’s work day flies by until the c

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You May Not Have Time to Date, But You Do Have Time to Swipe Right on Tinder

Who hasn’t felt weird at some point downloading dating apps like Tinder and Bumble? Shows like Catfish make us wonder about the legitimacy of these online dating apps. Are we actually swiping right for a real person or fake profile? Truth is, most users are real and very normal folks looking to find someone. Dating apps should really be brought to light as the best matchmakers of the millennial era. College should be a time to find yourself and figure out who you like and what you want in a rel

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One Piece Swimsuits Are Back and You Need All 10 of These

Who has time to work on that summer bod all winter long? We barely have time to work out and eat healthy in general between midterms and finals. But whether we like it or not, summer lurks around the corner. Luckily, one piece swimsuits are not only popular this season, but plenty of retailers give us tons of flattering options Brought to you by the athletic company Body Glove, this 80s collection will make you feel like you were invited to Madonna’s pool party. By that I mean this suit is comf

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10 Must Sing Karaoke Songs That Will Make You Famous

We all know that local karaoke bar full of eager college students excited to get drunk after a rough week of internships, classes and annoying roommates. We should really create a new weekly holiday just for karaoke night. Who doesn’t thoroughly enjoy singing to words put on a screen even if we end up as the subject of our friends’ Snapchat stories? But which songs should you rock out to? You don’t have to consider yourself a Jersey native to appreciate a little Bon Jovi. This classic karaoke s

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Finals Week Sucks but These 10 Memes Make it Better

That time of the year has come back to haunt us. Packed libraries, long lines at Starbucks and 24-hour quiet periods—you guessed it. It’s finals week. But before all of the mental breakdowns and all-nighters ensue, make sure to take some breaks between studying and maybe even glancing at a meme or two. Not only do these memes brighten up your hell week, you may find yourself relating to them in every way possible. It’s day one of finals week, so naturally you take your time and write everything

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10 Funny Texts You'll Only Receive If You're A College Student

We’ve all had a rough night or two. Whether you’re in the library or at your favorite bar, the texts uncovered the next day can serve as your guide to the night before. College is an interesting time for all and our text messages are usually very telling. Although these screenshots make us cringe now, in the future these funny texts will serve as artifacts of the best time in our lives. We tend to forget to return belongings back to our roommates. Sometimes you have to take the initiative and w

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Dream Interpretations for the Top 10 Most Popular Dreams

Remember that one dream where you flew through campus or showed up naked to a party? Some of us can remember our dreams for years while others claim they never dream. Some may even have reoccurring nightmares or dreams that’ll make you laugh. We all have different life experiences but somehow manage to have dreams that are very similar. In fact, you’ll find often common themes and symbols within our dreams that mean more than public nudity or cool superpowers like breathing underwater.

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The 10 Best College Dance Teams in the Nation

Point your toes and hit those turns—college dance nationals season is coming soon. Every January, the best college dance teams in the Universal Dance Association division compete for the number one spot at college nationals. Some teams manage to make the cut every year, holding national records for decades. So how do they stay at the top? It takes extreme physical fitness, years of practice, fresh choreography and a lot of fake eyelashes. Just getting to nationals requires a bid from UDA dance camp, multiple routines, a history of landing in the top 10 and a decent return rate. Dancing is an amazing athletic and artistic activity. But for these teams, it becomes a lifestyle.

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How to Write a Letter to Your Long Distance Lover

Despite your nonstop texting, sending your SO a Bitmoji holding a heart with “I Love You” in a thought bubble doesn’t always cut it. Bring some romance back into your relationship by writing to your lover the old fashioned way— and, no, not on AIM. “I think sending a text saying you love or miss someone is easy. But sitting down to write a letter or send something takes more time and effort,” said American University junior Mackenzie Territo. When you sit down to write that letter, billowing with emotions and love, your brain comes up with intrusive questions that cramp your style. How do you write a love letter? What if it comes off as corny and weird? Worry not— this style of expressing emotion may seem awkward, but the power of love will shine through.

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10 Boredom Free Educational Tours

The thought of relearning the Revolutionary War on vacation sounds like a recipe for disaster. We all remember a hot June day where we were forced to tour a famous battle ground or historical town as our “fun” end of the year fifth grade trip. However, you’ll find plenty of guided tours around the U.S. that make history fun and lively. You won’t even think twice about checking your Insta on these guided tours.

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