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The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

By Audrey MurrayOctober 30, 2014
If you’re like most people, sitting down to write your college essay is a great way to get some serious flossing done. Or organize your dirty laundry into "semi-fresh-smelling" and "WHAT IS EVEN ON THESE PANTS?!" piles. Or do one of any other thousand things... More  →
The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

HALPFUL COLLEGE ADVICE On Making the "Early Decision" Decision

By Lanie NajjabOctober 28, 2014
As November 1st draws closer and closer, so too does the deadline for early applications to college. BUT HOW CAN YOU BE 100% CERTAIN DAT EARLY DECISION LIFE IS FOR YOU????? Luckily, one of our very own Sploggers, the FANTABULOUS (and totally not self-promoting) Lanie... More  →
HALPFUL COLLEGE ADVICE On Making the

Dorm Room Decorating Tips

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 13, 2014
The average dorm room has a lot in common with the average jail cell: blank, featureless walls, furniture that is strictly utilitarian, and a roommate who may very well go insane and stab you at any time. But it doesn't have to be that way! Here are 25 suggestions for making More  →
Dorm Room Decorating Tips

College Majors You Didn't Know Existed

By Jon_SkindzierJuly 21, 2014
Choosing a college major is a major step toward planning your future, and a chance to explore what motivates you as a person. From fine arts to philosophy studies, there are countless majors that will make your dad lower his head into his heads and... More  →
College Majors You Didn't Know Existed

A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: May (IT'S OVERRR!)

By ElodieMay 20, 2014
If you had to sum up your freshman year of college in one word, what would it be? In a fit of celebratory, end-of-the-year bliss, and armed with the knowledge that I successfully led you guys through the many pitfalls and trials of freshman... More  →
A Month-by-Month Guide to Your Freshman Year of College: May (IT'S OVERRR!)

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