How to be okay with not being an adult

We all remember when we were younger all we wanted to do was grow up. Being 11 wasn’t as cool as being 12, and being 12 wasn’t as cool as being a teenager. But as the birthdays get higher, the closer and closer we get to being a real-life adult. As a freshman in college, Read More…

UW Madison: Year 1 Tips

Are you an incoming Freshman at UW-Madison and wondering how you’ll survive your first year of classes? If so, continue reading this blog for some helpful tips. 1. Re-check the due date for everything due dates for assignments and midterms/finals are usually on the syllabus you get on the first day of class. Double check Read More…

Change It Up To Study It Up!

I hadn’t developed good study habits in high school, but once coming to college I picked up a very useful one. In the town I grew up, we had a few libraries but not as much at Madison. Something that helps me study is changing up the location of where I study every now and Read More…

Pixie Dust Isn’t Real

Before you read any further, I must warn you that I am not the right person to seek advice from, when it comes to “adulting”. You are talking to the guy that unsuccessfully made oatmeal this morning before locking himself out of his apartment. Anyhow, my immaturity is actually great news for you. Let me Read More…

Don’t Leave For The Dorms Without It!

Lets face it – that one chunk of dirt on your carpet has been sitting in a ‘way-too-visible-to-ignore’ spot for a ‘way-too-long-to-ignore’ amount of time. You walk past it everyday, and somedays, you even think to grab it and toss it into the trash… but alas, you do not – which is a shame because Read More…

The Sounds of Study Sessions

Regardless of major, classes, or schedule, chances are that soon after the semester begins you’ll have to discover how you study best.  Other entries in this blog offer great suggestions for learning/studying, but I’m here to offer my own: having a reliable study music playlist (or more) can help your focus and make studying more Read More…

NEVER SAY NO TO LEFTOVERS

Listen to me very carefully when I tell you to always nod your head “yes” when your server asks if you want a to-go box. Always. Under no circumstance should you ever answer “no” to that question and leave behind the food that you paid good money for. That stuff is valuable. Let me rephrase Read More…

Call Your Mom: It’s the Adult Thing to Do

I get it, life gets busy. But on Sundays, it’s time to call your parents and let them know you’re alive. Those missed calls and voicemails from your mom or dad asking you about if you’ve been eating or remembering to wash your clothes may sound annoying and unnecessary, but it’s just her (or him) Read More…