Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

How to Handle Your First College Thanksgiving Back Home

How to Handle Your First College Thanksgiving Back Home

Now that you’ve spent a solid 2-3 months away from home, it’s time to face the first big challenge: mixing your old life with your new college life. You’ve been free to study, not to study, eat whatever you want, sleep until 1pm, drink every weekend, and never have to answer questions about where you ...

Historically Speaking: Mother’s Day

Historically Speaking: Mother’s Day

You probably spent last Sunday updating your Facebook with photos of your mother, and chomping down on deliciously fatty brunch at a fancy restaurant or a relative’s home. There’s a good chance that flowers, chocolate, and crafts or jewelry, were also involved. In modern times, this is how we tend to celebrate Mother’s Day in ...

How To Survive Thanksgiving

How To Survive Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it’s my favorite holiday. There’s food, family, and a country-wide excuse to lounge on couches. But it isn’t all fun and games on Turkey Day, and I’m here to guide you through the pitfalls you may walk into as a college student. 1. Drinking Is A Trap One of the ...

Use Your College ID for Hometown Holiday Discounts

Use Your College ID for Hometown Holiday Discounts

If you’re in your hometown for the holidays, it can be tempting to stick to your old haunts, or—if you are appropriately college student broke—avoid leaving your house because of lack of funds. However, your city may be a completely different entertainment venue for you now that you have a college ID. In particular, local ...

Use Winter Break to Make Something Cool

Use Winter Break to Make Something Cool

If the thought of heading back to your hometown for winter break has you bummed out, you’re not alone. Leaving college friends, obeying parental rules if you’re still living with them, and negotiating the family drama that holidays bring out is never fun. If you’re staying on campus, there might not be that many people ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Facebook for Easy Gift Shopping

TweetMemeFace+: Use Facebook for Easy Gift Shopping

Figuring out what to get people for the holidays is never easy. Fortunately, if you’re shopping for internet-savvy peers who are comfortable putting their every last preference online, it’s just gotten a lot easier with social media and Etsy, the online marketplace where geekery is an official category. Their Facebook tie-in gift finder connects with your ...

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Fund Raise

TweetMemeFace+: Use Social Media to Fund Raise

The holiday season is drawing near, and that means that many on-campus clubs are ramping up their efforts to fundraise for various causes. Oftentimes, this takes the form of sitting at tables and asking people for spare change. Unfortunately, college students are unlikely to be carrying substantial amounts of cash on their person. Even if ...