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

The girls are back and better than ever with their special birthday bash edition!! Diana recently turned 22, which has caused them both to reflect both on getting older and on the expectations that come with birthdays in college…especially the big “21”. 

There’s a trend in social media to have your 21st birthday be a huge blowout with bottle service and “Birthday Queen” sashes. Is it disappointing if you don’t go all out? What did Diana and Shelby think of their own 21st birthdays? As young women, 21 and 22 are such pivotal milestones, but do they feel like it in the moment?

Find out by listening to this week’s episode! 

HCLUC Co-CC Shelby is an LUC senior studying multimedia journalism, cultural anthropology, political science and Asian studies. Although she grew up in South Dakota, she has found homes in Chicago, Morocco, and Vietnam. She strives to continue traveling the world to seek out human triumphs and trials by telling stories through a fresh, unbiased viewpoint. When she's not studying or working, Shelby is a devoted fan of sunsets, strawberry smoothies, and Seth Meyers. 
Her Campus LUC CC Diana is a senior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a bachelors degree in Creative Advertising, with a minor in Visual Communication. As a self-proclaimed horror novel enthusiast, avid drinker of intricate coffees, and pseudo art aficionado, Diana hopes to share her wide array of passions with the HERCampus readers.