It’s That Point in the Semester

We are all metaphorically dying.  The work is piling up and the deadlines are all cropping up out of nowhere.  All means of staying organized and managing time that you set at the beginning of the semester have gone out the window and you are just clinging on for dear life.  It’s that point in the semester.

In a lot of ways, the mid-to-end of the semester sense of existential dread builds a sense of community on a college campus, from the under-eye bags to the sweatshirts everyday to the knowing glances among your peers.  The internet seems to come together for the communal reassurance that you are not alone in the struggle to push through to the end of the semester.

Even though it is tough, there are ways to find motivation to finish out the semester strong.

  1. Take a step back. It is totally okay to take breaks for self care and re-establish your routines for organization and time management.  If you don’t take time for yourself, you are setting yourself up for failure!
  2. Stay organized! Remember that planner you bought at the beginning of the semester? Now is the time to take it back out so you can have a visual representation of your deadlines, which will make it easier to stay on top of things.
  3. Go to class and do your homework. This one speaks for itself. I know that it gets overwhelming, but it’s so important to your success!

I know that it’s really hard to stay on top of everything, but you got this!


Top 5 Halloween Costumes That Won’t Offend Anyone

Going to college can be a an eye-opening experience, and not just from an academic standpoint!  For many people, a college campus is the first time being exposed to so many people with different backgrounds, upbringing, and experiences.  With Halloween fast approaching, we must be sensitive to how our selected Halloween costumes may be perceived by others with different backgrounds.

Here’s my list of great Halloween costumes that are politically correct:

1. Ghost

We had to start this list off with a classic! Halloween costumes don’t get much easier than this, all you need is a bed sheet and you’ll have a delightful costume that everyone will love!

2. Bojack and Todd

Though this makes for a great couple costume, these costumes also work great individually! They are pretty easy to put together and you will get lots of compliments on your fun reference to one of the most popular shows on Netflix.

3. Mummy

This is a great DIY option for a Halloween costume! With just a little bit of effort you’ll have a great costume and everyone will know what you’re supposed to be right away!

4. Swamp Witch

Feeling creative? A Swamp Witch costume might be a great option for you! The best part is that there is no set standard for what a Swamp Witch has to look like; you can put your own spin on it! Feel free to experiment with different clothes, makeup, and overall looks!

5. Skeleton

Skeletons are a fun, classic, and spooky costume. There are many different ways to execute and put your own personality into the costume!

The ideas for Halloween costumes are endless, and remember, it costs zero dollars to be sensitive to the backgrounds of other people!