What It’s Really Like Being a First-Gen College Student

“First generation college student” is a phrase that colleges and universities love to throw around. It never meant much to me, and I didn’t even realize I was one until I was filling out the FAFSA and it clarified what a first generation college student actually is. When I was a freshman, I received plenty…

Work All Day, Party All… Never

Summers in college are an interesting time. Some people work 40 hours a week, and some don’t even have to have a job. Whatever the case may be for you, it can be really difficult. As someone who worked basically all day, every day this summer, I was on the end of being jealous of…

Being yourself, even when it’s scary

It’s hard to be yourself. As sad as that is, it’s true for too many of us. It’s hard to be comfortable in our own skin when the world we live in makes us feel too big, too short, not funny enough, too quiet, too loud… you name it. In college, it’s incredibly easy to…

For the Times You Feel Helpless

Sometimes your friends are going through things you understand all too well – and giving advice is a piece of cake. Other times, their problems are so unimaginable you have no idea where to begin. Nothing you can say will make them feel better, which only makes you feel worse. If your friendships are anything…

Living a Double Life

College is a magical time where you’re not a kid anymore, but you’re also not quite an adult yet. You (pretty much) take care of yourself, live your own life, but also probably still get help from your parents and don’t have the biggest of responsibilities yet. My favorite joke to make with my parents…