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  • Who’s Laughing Now?

    I was a “middler” in high school. I wasn’t popular by any stretch of the imagination, but I also wasn’t at the very bottom of the totem pole. In other words, people weren’t making fun of me to my face.  Behind my back, sure.  It wasn’t a bad spot to be. Was I totally unaware that people even had parties in high school because I was never invited to one? Yes. Did I wish I didn’t have to lie when...
  • How Serious Is Your BuzzFeed Addiction?

    I’ve taken every BuzzFeed quiz known to man. Which Cereal Matches Your Personality? Do You Recognize These Famous Lips? Are You More Like Kim Kardashian Or Jackie O? Jackie O, thank God. I put a lot of stock in them, too. Like, too much for a 29-year-old professional. Last week I wanted to see which “Gilmore Girls” character I am. I got Rory. In my heart, I know this is accurate. Still, I wasn’t...
  • The Down and Dirty of Turn Season

    My memories of college move-in days involve a lot of crying or sweating. Sometimes both, together. At the time, I wasn’t so great at the whole being away from my parents thing. Damn you both for providing me with a loving childhood. Simultaneously, my college wasn’t so great at the whole air conditioning thing. Three flights of steps + all of my worldly possessions – A/C = a disgruntled father. I...
  • Three Ways Your Affordable Off-Campus Community Can Compete and Deliver Top-Notch Resident Services

    There’s a major misconception and reality of what affordability means to college students seeking off-campus housing. The idea does not cross college student’s minds that they need to save extra money from their college loans only to search for affordable housing on the furthest edge of campus or in run-down neighborhoods. They do not dream about or search for off-campus housing, which is away...

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