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10 Things College Girls Just Can’t Live Without

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

Here are the top 10 items that every collegiate gal just *can’t* live without:

Their Phone

This might be obvious in the age of technology, but for good reason. These things hold our entire lives! Who needs a calendar or a clock or a messenger pigeon if you have a phone!


We’re not exactly sure how you could leave the house without them, but we definitely agree. The right pair of shoes can make or break your time on campus.


Listen, some of us are Beats users, others can’t even hear if they don’t have their Airpods in. Doesn’t matter what side you’re on, just don’t forget to pack them!

Campus ID

Whether you’re just not into getting patted down by security, or you just love feeling like a VIP, it’s important to keep your student ID with you at all times.

Sunglasses/ a Jacket

According to the queens of college, a look can change with a simple switch in weather. When asked, almost every student said she would bring a jacket with her in winter, and a snazzy pair of shades during the summer. Who would’ve figured?

A Pen/Pencil

Listen, we are educated and opinionated. Can’t let those precious thoughts slip away, now can we? You need something to write with if you’re going to nail this whole college thing.

A Notebook/Planner

What would be the use of our stylish fountain pens if we didn’t have something to write on. And writing on your hand? Horrible for the skin.

A Hair Tie

Whether your an elastic empress, a scrunchie sister, or a bow babe — the point is you have to keep that mane maintained. (No pun intended.)

Lip Gloss/Chapstick

Ladies . . . and I’ll say it loud for all the girls in the back… KEEP YOUR LIPS HYDRATED. That is all.



Not the most popular, but we all know that chewing gum during a test helps you focus. (Right?) Anyways, don’t forget to slip a piece of Hubba Bubba in your back pocket for finals.

Honorable Mentions: your backpack, keys, water bottle (stay hydrated!), your friends, and a positive attitude

Taylor Shallies Temple University Sophomore Public Relations Practitioner Active member of Moment of Magic I'm honestly just trying to bring a voice for women out there who are struggling finding themselves or what 'niche' they fall into. It took me a long time to realize that my 'niche' is standing out. There were no categories created for women like me. You can try to find the mold I came from, but I doubt (even if you found it) that anyone could create another like me. So, my question for all the women out there who can't find exactly where they fit in. Why try to fit in when we were born to stand out? IG: @tay_tayspr Snap: @taylorshallies Personal E-mail: shalliest@yahoo.com
When Rachel isn't obsessively drinking iced coffee by the gallon or binge watching true crime videos on YouTube, you can probably find her writing about her failed love life. She is currently a  junior (*she's ancient*) journalism major at Temple University, and is a Her Campus Temple Campus Correspondent, a Temple Student Government Social Media Manager and a 2020 Owl Team Student Coordinator.