Monday, November 18, 2013

a play-by-play of registering for classes

Check out my article on! It's about the crazy, emotional roller coaster of registering for classes. Had a similar experience?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

an ode to no shave november

No Shave November in Haikus

It's said that haikus are a form of poetry that express natural beauty. I thought there was no better way to show my feelings for No Shave November in an eloquent, poetic way. For those of you who aren't familiar with this art form, the first and last lines are 5 syllables and the middle line is 7 syllables. So here it goes: 

A Gentle Reminder
Boys with beards are gross 
Shave it off right now or I'll
Punch you in the face

If you can't pull it off, please don't do the whole No Shave November thing. It makes you look like a caveman. If I'm feeling nostalgic, I'd rather whip out some old pictures, not look at a prehistoric creature. 

Waiting for the Day
No Shave November
The worst time of the year un-
less girls can partake 

As Americans we're promised equality and the pursuit of happiness so it's basically written in the Constitution that No Shave November should be acceptable for girls too. Unfortunately, girls are still expected to shave throughout this lovely month so guys just need to learn to suck it up. 

Change of Heart 
Ignore what I said
It's not so bad anymore 

After looking at these pics, it's clear that NSN isn't so bad after all. It's really starting to grow on me...get it?! Grow?

...So who's your favorite? Comment below!

    Chris Hemsworth


Chase Crawford

David Beckham

James Franco

Ryan Reynolds

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

telltale signs you've been single for a while

So I may or may not have gained inspiration from my life and my friends' lives when writing this article...

But the good news is that being single means that you're just too unbelievably good looking. I like the sound of that. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

the many things that are greater than midterms

School is important, don't get me wrong but sometimes you have to loosen up a little- especially when shake weights, Chipotle and Ellen DeGeneres are involved. 

Last Monday night, the Ellen DeGeneres show took over the 600th block of State Street in Madison, where they held a costume contest. Ellen tweeted earlier that day, inviting people to be dress up in their craziest costumes and be ready to go by 4 p.m. Hold the phone. First off, I love Ellen; she's hilarious. Second off, I love going to stuff like that because it gives me inherent bragging rights. What did you do today? Class? Psh, I was on the Ellen Show. I'm so there. 

Buuuuut I was drowning in midterms. As in floundering at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean amid a herd of angry great white sharks. Basically, I couldn't go because I had to study. 

So I packed up my backpack, coffee in hand, and walked to the library. Too bad the taping just so happened to be conveniently on the way. WAT UP ELLEN?! 

It was crazy though, people dressed up as shrubs, aliens, vampires, Transformers- you name it. 

People with the best costumes were picked to appear on the show. Among the finalists was Dwight (from The Office), Earth Wind and Fire, an awkward family photo, crew members of the Ellen Show and a guy in Ellen underwear. From there, they were challenged to find the most creative thing to wrap up in tin foil like a burrito. In case you missed it on TV, here's what they came up with. The winner received $10,000! Unreal. 

If it wasn't cool enough to be on national television (even if I was a just a dot on the screen, I made the cut) Chipotle just came out with sofritas aka tofu!!! Chipotle, you've done it again! I love you. 

Let's cut to the chase here. School should be a component to your life but it shouldn't take over your whole life. So when the opportunity knocks to dress up on national television and win $10,000- take it. When you're feeling in a slum because of school, step back and remember that life isn't so bad- Chipotle now has tofu! Most importantly, the experiences and friendships in college are much more worth-while than one crummy grade on a midterm.