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In college, as in life, some things are unavoidable: tuition, essays, bad-for-you food…and roommates. Unless you live at home while going to school, from the time you enter the higher education world until you leave it (and probably beyond that), you will be coping with people in your personal space – sharing a bathroom, the kitchen and the TV. In the land of shared space, problems arise frequently – and if you never deal with them, they have the potential to ruin any relationship. Use these tips from experts and real college girls on getting along with your roommate – whether your roomie is...
This past week, I had the chance to attend The Keds Brave Life Summit — an empowering and inspiring event. Exceptional girls everywhere from New York City to the Netherlands gathered at the Hearst Tower on August 15, 2014 to celebrate being a brave woman.   The summit got us thinking: As women in this century, we have so many opportunities, but so much is expected of us. Take something as simple as the stereotypical way girls sit versus the stereotypical way guys sit. Women are expected to sit up straight and cross their legs, while it is fine for men to slouch in their chairs with their...
This article is an op-ed. The opinions presented in this piece are that of the author and not necessarily that of Her Campus. Thinking about rushing a sorority?  Read the other side of the story here! I’ll admit: upon entering college last year, joining a sorority was not on the top of my priority list.  I wanted to get involved writing for campus publications, audition for theater productions, ace all my classes—basically, I wanted to be the same über-involved girl I was in high school.  To me, Greek life seemed like a distraction from what was really important.  And besides, I had already...
When you first arrive, college can seem like a total zoo. There are countless types of people you’ve never seen before, each more ridiculous than the last, and, without a keen discerning eye, it can be impossible to distinguish between the lions and the leeches of college life. But even though there are thousands of students on your college campus, there are 10 people that you’ll meet within your first week, without a doubt. These 10 species are present on every single campus across America, and, if you can spot them quickly, you can learn to navigate the wild safari of college life like it’s...
Ah, move-in day: A college student's first taste of the real world. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll never feel so free. Enjoy this emotional roller-coaster ride while it lasts, because it'll be over faster than your RA can say, "No alcohol in the dorm rooms!" It’s move-in day, which means you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! You couldn’t sleep last night, so you're just like,  It's a mixture of completely exhausted but also so excited that you just need a minute.  You parents are staring at your stuff like,  No one said fitting this into the car was going to be easy.  In...