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Pumpkin-spice everything! Frolicking through the leaves! Football games every weekend! Autumn is going to be awesome. With the change of leaves come the high expectations of a new season, but sometimes our expectations don’t match up with reality.  Expectation: You’ve been waiting for this moment all year: The arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.  And since “autumn” is pretty much synonymous with “pumpkin spice,” this glorious flavor isn’t only reserved for coffee. Muffins, pies, smoothies… you name it, you can get it pumpkin-flavored. And you plan to every day this season....
While Planned Parenthood is known for the high-quality care it strives to give its patients,it’s also known for its sometimes frustrating appointment system and long waiting room times. In order to provide patients care that is quicker and accessible in a convenient way, Planned Parenthood has unveiled a new service in certain states through which you can consult with a clinician over video chat to figure out which birth control is right for you (and have it delivered to you ASAP).   Patients who want to discuss and choose the best birth control methods for them first have to download the...
Now that you’re back on campus (or are here for the first time), you’ve been thrown into the college social scene – lunch dates at the dining hall with friends, dorm hangouts with hallmates, student clubs, library study seshes with besties and maybe even some parties. Whether you’re an upperclassman surrounded by the same friends every day or a freshman looking to meet some new ones (read: people outside of your orientation group or dorm), you shouldn’t be afraid to branch out! As the old saying goes, you can make new friends but keep the old, and there’s no better time than National Women’s...
Though a semester abroad is arguably the highlight of these four glorious years, a collegiette unfortunately must make several stressful yet important decisions before she steps on that plane. If scoring a visa and editing your wardrobe to fit inside one suitcase weren’t worrisome enough, you also have to choose your living situation. Some study abroad students have the opportunity to live with a host family. While crashing with a local sounds like a great experience, it has its own set of drawbacks. Before you make your decision, check out the pros and cons of living with a host family. The...
Whether you've found your way to the South as an out-of-stater or you're a homegrown Southern belle, you know that you're one of the lucky ones. You've managed to find your way to one of the best places in the country to go to school, and you're about to have a great time. The schools of the South are unlike anything in this world. Here are some things you'll experience going to a Southern university.  1. Girls dress up for a tailgate like they're going to a semi-formal event.  We want to look great while we have a great time. Nothing wrong with that.  2. Football isn't just a sport; it's a...