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How to Get Awesome Grades While Keeping Up with Fall TV

By ShivaniSeptember 26, 2013
The cycle has begun anew. From the ashes of 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Happy Endings and Breaking Bad, the new fall lineup has risen, and everyone is frantically watching pilots and reading reviews to determine which new shows will be worthy of their time. ... More  →
How to Get Awesome Grades While Keeping Up with Fall TV

10 Apps that'll Make High School a Breeze

By ShivaniSeptember 24, 2013
Bless the 21st century. Living in the age of information means having access to technology that just ten years ago was barely imaginable. While these advances have naturally been applied to important things, like medical research and ending world hunger, they’ve also managed to find ... More  →
10 Apps that'll Make High School a Breeze

The Cutest Names in Fiction

By ShivaniSeptember 20, 2013
The cuteness of a name is pretty arbitrary. After all, cute for one person might be really, really gross for another. But it definitely helps if the name in question is short, fun to say, and sounds happy. When it comes to fiction, authors are ... More  →
The Cutest Names in Fiction

Give Your Bag a Makeover

By ShivaniSeptember 19, 2013
Running around a big campus or school kind of limits how light your bag can be, but there’s no reason to drag around the dead weight of year old research reports, last semester’s textbooks, and squashed Reese's cups from Halloween 2007. It’s actually pretty important ... More  →
Give Your Bag a Makeover

Ridiculous Ways to Stretch Your College Meal Plan

By ShivaniSeptember 17, 2013
You know college has gotten too expensive when discussions about how to pay for it tend to center on which organs you could feasibly sell on the black market. Higher education puts a premium price tag on everything, and lately the cost of attendance at ... More  →
Ridiculous Ways to Stretch Your College Meal Plan

20 Things to Keep in Your School Survival Kit

By ShivaniSeptember 5, 2013
Notebooks, pencils, binders, and paper are all pretty average school supplies. They’ll get you through your classes in one piece, but that’s about it. But getting through school with your sanity intact? You basically need to be Bear Grylls to do that. Outfitting yourself with ... More  →
20 Things to Keep in Your School Survival Kit

What Your Locker Decoration Style Says About You

By ShivaniSeptember 4, 2013
Your locker is important. Besides being a physical manifestation of your personality in the ever-changing high school landscape, it’s also kind of like tea leaves and crystal balls: depending on the way you decorate it, your locker can show your future, or at the very ... More  →
What Your Locker Decoration Style Says About You

13 Signs You Should End the Relationship

By ShivaniAugust 21, 2013
Forget spring: fall is really the time when relationships find their footing. Summer flings transition into steady dating, and cute new guys move to town in time for the school year. There’s flirting and a slew of hot dates—but after a certain point, the ... More  →
13 Signs You Should End the Relationship

The Ten Types of Plane Sleepers

By ShivaniJune 3, 2013
It’s almost officially summer, and the travel season is starting to ramp up. Family vacations have been planned and packed for, and you’re ready to see the world. Whether you’re taking a glamorous tour of the Carribean’s finer beaches or visiting your grandparents in ... More  →
The Ten Types of Plane Sleepers

My Prom Disaster Story

By ShivaniMay 22, 2013
Prom, of course, is not actually a one-day event, but a three-month marathon. My friends and I prepared for it in the usual way, tossing debates about limos, corsages, and dresses into our lunch conversations and movie marathons. Dates got added to the mix, which ... More  →
My Prom Disaster Story
About the Author
Shivani

Shivani is a blogger and college student living in Miami, Florida. She’s usually rocking a serious topknot and always trying to realize her life’s ambition of getting her own reality show. In her spare time she blogs about boys, school, and makeup on www.missaluru.wordpress.com. Follow her on Twitter @Shivani_Aluru.

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