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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Drexel chapter.

Being basic has become a phenomenon that nearly all Millennials are very familiar with. Whether it’s screaming “YAS!” in response to everything, dying your hair blonde, or dropping $20+ on cosmetics, there are so many ways to be basic that you might not even realize until someone calls you out for it. However, sometimes us Dragons really want to unleash our inner basic b*tch, but we can’t for many reasons. Below is a list of struggles Drexel students face while trying to be basic.

1. We can’t wear leggings because of co-op or interviews.


2. Our Uggs get ruined due to the rain, snow and dirt that we endure on walks to class or around the city.


3. We can’t afford Starbucks because we’re broke all the time.

Shoutout to high tuition and expensive office attire!


4. Also, we can’t drink PSLs because we need way more caffeine than they offer …


5. … So we have to settle for 7/11 coffee to save our bank accounts and to stay awake.


6. Tuition and rent are too high to afford a real North Face jacket.



7. No one knows what our letters are since Greek life only makes up 13 percent of the student population.


8. We can’t tailgate because we don’t have a football team …


9. … And we have to day drink at brunch for that reason.


10. Our academic terms are shorter than the relationships on The Bachelor.


11. We need to go to bed early because we have co-op in the morning even though Pretty Little Liars is on.

There you have it, Dragons! These are just some things getting in the way of us being content in all our basicness. Co-op, class, interviews, tuition and more leave us too stressed to even enjoy a PSL. Is five minutes in a bubble bath with a fall-scented candle too much to ask? Ugh, we can’t even. Let us know why it’s hard for you to be basic at Drexel in the comments below or on Facebook (@Her Campus Drexel).

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Ariana is a senior communications major and a writer for Her Campus at Drexel University. She loves to learn about pop culture, sex and gender, and is currently working on her senior project researching communication about sexual health on campus. Her go-to binge-worthy shows are Friends and Sex and the City.
Lindsey is a senior at Drexel University, majoring in operations management & bus. analytics. She has been with Her Campus Drexel for four years and was CC for the middle two. Along with living the city life, she takes an active interest in street style, putting together puzzles and binge-watching her current Netflix obsession. She actually calls Montana her true home so now you can say you know that someone actually lives there ;). When she's in Philly, you can find her in Center City scouring the racks of thrift stores, Old Navy, and H&M if she's not on campus enjoying the multiple food trucks or catching up on the readings she put off until the last day.
Maegan is a sophomore History major at Drexel University who constantly contemplates double majoring or double minoring. When she's not writing a paper, reading or watching Netflix, she can be found day-dreaming, eating, staring at the sun or all of the above.
Sarah is a Marketing and Technology & Innovation Management major from Brooklyn, NY. In her free time she enjoys reading lifestyle/fashion/beauty blogs and literature, trying to get her life together, watching Netflix, and spending an unhealthy amount of time on social media. 
Naa Dedei is a Psychology major with minors in Communication and Writing at Drexel University. Two things she is extremely passionate about are writing and her country, Ghana. Her goal is to study International law and work with the UN or start her own nonprofit to deal with Human Rights issues. Other than posting on her blog, she can be found whipping up a meal in her kitchen or lounging in her couch, either glued to a book, or binge-watching a show on Netflix.
Renee is a transfer student, and first year Junior at Drexel University. She is majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Sociology. She started writing for Her Campus Drexel in the fall of 2015, and is now working as the President and Co-Campus correspondent for the Her Campus at Drexel University chapter. You can find her eating, studying, eating, shopping downtown, or eating more.