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Things Every University Girl Should Carry in Her Bag

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

Does anyone else have almost their entire house packed in their school bag, but when it comes to finding one simple thing, it is never there? Welcome to my life. Here is a simple list of all the things that should be in your backpack, although you can never have enough stuff.


1.     Hair ties and Bobby Pins

These are a necessity. Everyone is always in need of a hair tie or bobby pin whether it be to fix a windy day hair fiasco or to pin it back so you can eat, you can never have enough in your bag.


2.     Feminine Hygiene Products

There is nothing wrong with being prepared, and you could also be that person who helps another girl out. #girlpower


3.     Snacks & Water Bottle

When running across campus it is important to remember to eat and drink something. Instead of paying every time you get hungry, pack a small snack such as a granola bar or an apple so you are able to eat it during or in-between classes.


4.     Phone Charger

This is a major necessity since most students practically live on their phones. Even if you are not the one that is in need of it, I bet that one of your friends’ phones died and you can be that awesome person that saves their battery.


5.     Headphones

For anyone who likes to drown out background noise, these are important to have. Even when sitting in the CAW these noise levels vary depending what time you are there. Having a pair of headphones allows you to focus on your own things instead of hearing all the ongoing conversations around you.


6.     A Planner

It is important to stay on top of all the assignments and tests that you are given. By carrying a small planner you can input the dates of when everything is due. A substitute to this is using the calendar on your phone or  computer, and you can sync them to one another.


7.     Lip Balm

As the weather is becoming cooler, lip balm is important to ensure that your lips don’t become chapped and cracked, which is not the best look in the winter.


8.     Hand Sanitizer & Lotion

These are for those ‘you never know’ moments. There is never a bad time to sanitize and moisturize, and it is always better to be prepared.


9.     Mints & Gum

Bored? Chew gum. Hungry? Eat mints. Bad breath? Use both! Helpful and universal purposes for both.


10.  A Book

This may be a strange one, but it is actually super beneficial. I always tend to carry a book with me everywhere I go, whether it be a school reading or a book that I am reading for leisure. That way, instead of wasting time reloading Facebook continually, I can spend it productively.


Carly Coombe is currently in her last year of Teacher's College for P/J, additionally with an Honour Bachelors Degree in English and History. When she’s not busy balancing school and work, she often volunteers her time as a Girl Guide leader for a local unit or is working on her small business, which has taken off since quarantine. She will always be found with her nose in the latest book, sometimes even ones that have not been published yet. She aspires to earn her TEFL degree and become an English and History high school teacher.
Alanna Keren

UWindsor '20

Alanna is currently a 1st year student at the University of Windsor pursuing a degree in Education. She graduated from the University of WIndsor with double major in English and French in 2018. She was Co-CC/Editior in Chief of HCUWindsor from 2015-2018 and is now the Tresaurer and Guidance Counsellor. She is a figure skater and loves to get in some extra ice time in her free time. Her favourite animal is a polar bear and her favourite colour is purple. She love sparkles. Her clothing style is girly and kind of dressy. Sparkly make-up and big earrings are a big part of her look. When she is not doing homework, working at her job at Tootsies Shoe Store, coaching figure skating, or writing for Her Campus, she likes decorating cakes and cupcakes and hanging out with friends.