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Finals period, the most dreaded part of any college career, is lurking around the corner. It’s hard to find someone who looks forward to writing 12-page papers, studying for cumulative exams, and calling the library their home, but you don’t need to make finals period more miserable than it needs to be! Studying for finals can be just plain miserable when you have to spend warm spring days in the library and pull all-nighters. But HC has found some tips and tricks to make this crunch time more tolerable. Take study breaks Studying consistently for hours on end can get pretty tiring, and...
“I had to lie there while he abused me, while he took away my dignity, while he took away my feeling of safety and took away part of my happiness.” - Christina*, a student at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa “He wasn't the nice guy I knew anymore. He made it clear that we weren't going back to camp until this happened.” - Rachel*, a senior at Penn State University   Christina and Rachel never thought it would happen to them. They were both around trusted friends in typical college settings. But today, they are both sexual assault victims—and survivors. What’s more, they’re not alone...
It’s finally your study abroad semester! You board your plane from the US, getting all excited about the fabulous things you’ll do when you arrive. But when you get there, people start talking to you and you’re just like, Meeting your host family for the first time is super awkward. But by the end of the semester, you’re more like, You were so pumped to go out your first night, but then the jet lag hits you. The new culture takes some getting used to too.  Like trying to buy normal tampons… …and dealing with the fact that none of your jeans fit anymore because of the European dryers...
College girls are the most mysterious creatures on the face of this earth: we somehow manage to go through 50 shades of procrastination and still make it out on the weekends. Sometimes we struggle with finding the happy balance between living a normal, routine life and lurking in the dance clubs until 4 a.m. the night before a giant exam. But hey, that's our life, and each day is more interesting than the last. Here's how a typical day in the life of a college girl goes. “Why in the world did I set my alarm for 8:15 a.m.? Class isn’t even until 9.” “Okay, I can sleep for 7.5 more minutes if...