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A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: April (IT'S FINALS! SEND HELP!)

By ElodieApril 17, 2014
Finals are the pits. Finals are the devil’s invention. Finals are like that scene in Titanic where the band keeps playing even though the ship is going down. There, I think I've maxed out. No, wait, I've got another: finals are like the gif of that... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: April (IT'S FINALS! SEND HELP!)

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: March

By ElodieMarch 13, 2014
Happy March, Sparklefrosh! You know what March means—Pi Day, the Ides of March, If Pets Had Thumbs Day (really). But best of all (for most of us, anyway), it means SPRING BREAK. I don’t think you heard me. Did you hear me? SPRING FREAKING... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: March

Never Been Kissed in Michigan: THE THRILLING CONCLUSION (Part 1)

By ElodieFebruary 10, 2014
Many, many moons ago I was one of SparkLife’s Never Been Kissed columnists. There were countless crushes. There was a smattering of close calls. There were catastrophes, confusions, and Maybe Dates, but I never quite achieved that fated face battle with someone else’s... More  →
Never Been Kissed in Michigan: THE THRILLING CONCLUSION (Part 1)

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: January

By ElodieJanuary 13, 2014
Okay, show of hands—who’s currently wearing all the socks they own? Everyone? Thought so. You know, back when we got on this rollercoaster ride of a series, I made some joke about leading you all through the Russian winter of your freshman year. Little... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: January

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: December

By ElodieDecember 6, 2013
Hey! Over here! Remember me? I’m your ever-present trusty guide, only right now I’m wrapped in a blanket like a burrito because it’s December and it’s cold as nuts. I still command a certain amount of authority, though, right? I can still give advice and... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: December

What Your Breakfast Says About Your Study Habits

By ShivaniNovember 26, 2013
Your personality—the very essence of your being—is really just a conglomeration of your habits, ticks, and reindeer beanies that people use to identify you. The way you decorate, dance and even breathe* all clue people in to the way you live and deal with the... More  →
What Your Breakfast Says About Your Study Habits

7 Great Cocurricular Opportunites for Meeting New People

By Josh SorokachNovember 19, 2013
Making new friends isn't easy. Wouldn't life be simpler if you could pass a potential pal one of those "Want to be friends? Check yes, no, or maybe" notes circa elementary school? Elementary school friendship was easy. You befriended whomever sat next to you, liked... More  →
7 Great Cocurricular Opportunites for Meeting New People

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: November

By ElodieNovember 12, 2013
Since last we spoke, Sparkler freshmen, I trapped myself in a night-before-the-essay-is-due cram session that I created singlehandedly. I think I accidentally sold my soul because I signed something that someone shoved in my face at the Student Union. I also somehow managed... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: November

Quiz: Is your college roommate trying to take over your life?

By Danielle KraeseOctober 11, 2013
Whether you hand-picked each other or were randomly matched, living with a roommate can be more terrifying and privacy-wrecking than falling asleep in class and blurting out your crush's name. You just don't know what to expect: maybe the two of you will have a... More  →
Quiz: Is your college roommate trying to take over your life?

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: October

By ElodieOctober 3, 2013
Well, here we are, Sparkler freshmen. You did it. You made it to October. Last time I promised that if we all made it this far, I’d tell you about the monumentally stupid thing that I did when I was a young’un like... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: October