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Top 4 Must-See Romantic Comedies

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Just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate love! Sometimes it’s better to celebrate after Valentine’s Day because then there are less crowds and things like that big box of chocolate and cute teddy bear start to go on sale! Even if you already celebrated V-Day or just want to take a break from studying, here are a mix of new romance and comedy movies to go check out in the spirit of love!

1. That Awkward Moment

A romantic comedy starring Zac Efron as one part of a trio of best friends who make a pact to maintain single status after one of them ends up heartbroken by a recent breakup.

2. Labor Day

Adele (Kate Winslet) is a struggling single mother to her thirteen year old son, Henry. On a back-to-school shopping trip, the two bump into escaped convict Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), who convinces them to take him in. Romance can only follow, right?

3. About Last Night

A “modern reimagining” of the 1986 classic rom-com. This version follows the new love for two couples as they progress in their relationships, starring Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, and Michael Ealy.

4. Endless Love

Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) is the pretty and privileged teen who falls for David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer), a troubled working-class boy, after high school graduation. Both the teen’s parents disapprove of their love, which only makes them want to pursue it more.

So get going to the movies with that special someone or even with some friends!

Did you already see one of these films? What did you think?

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3 Hip-Hop Artists Every College Student Must Know

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We are hitting that stressful point of the semester where classes are starting to wrap up and now everything is getting crammed in at once. From papers, to group projects, to presentations, and the not-to-be-mentioned final exams – it is understandable to be feeling pressure right now as a college student. When I am starting to feel the heat, I like to listen to music to reduce stress and have a little fun. Here are three hip-hop artists that I am enjoying and that you may be too. If not, these are three you must find out about:

1. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is perhaps one of the hottest artists in the genre right now. After releasing four mix-tapes and two albums, he has now skyrocketed in popularity. It seems like every other rapper who wants to make waves at the moment features Kendrick in their songs. He has collaborated with several big names such as A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, Drake, Pusha T, and even Eminem and Dr. Dre. His lyrics are intelligent and emotionally charged that paint a picture of a dangerous life living up in the projects of Compton, Los Angeles, and his struggle to rise above it. Deeply personal, as well as lyrically masterful, Kendrick Lamar is on his way up to the top.

Hip Hop Music Artist Kendrik Lamar

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2. A$AP Rocky

When A$AP Rocky hit the scene, he hit it hard and hit it fast. After joining the group A$AP Mob (Always Strive and Prosper) his hit single “Peso” was leaked and received some national attention. Soon after, he released a mix-tape titled Live.Love.A$AP and shortly after started his own record label and was named BBC’s Sound of 2012. This Harlem rapper is unique because his music, though popular, doesn’t fit the mold of most New York City rap. The pairing of slow tempo, melodic effects with a pounding, rhythmic base is masterful in quality and mesmerizing in effect.

Hip Hop Music Artist A$AP Rocky

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3. Cal Scruby

With two mix-tapes out and a modest but growing YouTube following, Cal Scruby is one of the freshest and most talented hip-hop artists right now. Hailing from Ohio, some would consider his music to be pop or “frat rap” (white rappers imitating “real rap”) but don’t let that skew your judgment. Cal Scruby’s music can range from hype to relaxing, but his flow is seamless and his hooks are catchy. His lyrics are full of pop culture references and vary between celebratory and positive messages to content regarding the darker sides to life. In my opinion, Cal Scruby is the next Mac Miller and deserves his recognition as Ohio’s rap prodigy.

Hip Hop Music Artist Cal Scruby

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Hopefully you check out these three artists if you don’t know who they are already. Or, if you are not into hip-hop, listen to whatever music genre you do like to help you relieve stress during this crazy time in the semester.

What are some of your favorite artists right now?

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Halloween Happenings

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It’s mid-October! Can you smell the crisp air? Can you hear the leaves crunching underneath your feet? Are all the stores packed with Halloween decorations, costumes, and candies? Halloween will be here sooner than you know it! Are you ready? Let’s find out…

1. Are You In The Mood?

Amp up for Halloween by watching scary movies, going on hay rides, finding your way out of a corn maze, pumpkin carving, apple picking, and haunted houses! Decorating your college living space will definitely get you and others in the spirit. There is plenty to do – so get started!

Students Carving Pumpkins Outside

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2. What Are You Doing?

Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, but don’t let that stop you from having fun! Whatever it is you plan on doing, make it festive! Passing out candy to trick-or-treaters can be fun if you dress up, play spooky music, hand out good treats, and maybe throw a few spooks out along the way to the older kids. Or, throw a Halloween Party with tons of festive treats, a costume contest, or a murder mystery.

College Halloween Costume Party

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3. Do You Have A Costume?

Face it – we may be too old to still go trick-or-treating, but we will never be too old to stop dressing up. You can even create your own costume if you’re feeling crafty – don’t feel limited to choose what the stores offer. Think of an idea first, and then find pieces to pull it all together. If you’re in a relationship, it is cute to match costumes like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Ketchup & Mustard, etc. Even a group of friends can pull off that same idea by all going in group costumes – The Avengers, The Jersey Shore, Crayons, etc. Get creative!

Avengers Halloween Group Costumes

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4. Do You Believe In Ghosts?

It is classic to tell or listen to ghost stories around this time of year. But what about experiencing it for yourself? Search for local hauntings around your college campus and go ghost hunting with a bunch of friends! Make an event out of it – take pictures, record noises, and learn the history of what happened there. Be careful – you never know what you might find!

Old Abandoned Haunted House

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What do you do to get ready for Halloween? What will you be doing this year?

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Fall Semester Daycation Ideas

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Yes, it’s only the beginning of October, but I’m sure students are already counting down until the end of the semester. I want to share with all of you impatient students some fun Fall daycations that you can take during this semester to make the school days fly by. Taking little breaks to get away won’t have you yearning for winter break so much.

1. Visit A Farm

Drive off campus for the day and go to a farm. Especially for those who live in the city, this can be extremely fun! Go pumpkin picking, drink some apple cider, or go for a hayride. It’ll feel like you went on a vacation to a completely different place even though it’s only an hour outside of the city! A lot of farms have haunted houses and mazes in October!

Pumpkin Picking

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2. Go To An Amusement Park

In the Autumn months, amusement parks such as Six Flags and Hershey Park turn the entire park into a haunted experience. We may be too old for trick-or-treating but this is the perfect type of excitement college students need. Plus it is a lot cooler, so you don’t have to sweat the entire day!

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3. Football Parties

Football season can be a lot of fun, even if you’re not a die-hard football fan! A lot of people throw football parties so get in on that and have some fun. Or throw a party yourself.

Football Food Party

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4. Enjoy The Foliage

Fall is the perfect season to enjoy being outdoors. The fall foliage is a beautiful thing to experience and the weather is a lot cooler. Go for a hike or a walk outside. If you’re not much of a hiker or a walker, the fall colors can also make a romantic atmosphere; so grab some food and take your date on a picnic.

Fall Foliage with Autumn Leaves Outside

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5. Camping

Although most people think camping is a summertime activity, it doesn’t have to be. It can be a little chilly in the mountains this time of year, but it just means you can sit in front of the fire and cuddle under the blankets. Also, because of the cooler weather, there are LESS BUGS!

Camping Tent in Fall Outside

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Who says you can’t have fun just because Summer is over? That’s 5 things you can do to have fun and speed up the Fall semester. Space these activities out and before you know it, it will be December!

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Stretching Your Student Wallet for Summer

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Last month marked the official start of summer 2012! That means a whole lot of fun in the sun and chillaxing with your friends. You might wonder what things you can do that are fun and exciting, yet cheap.

Food, friends & fun

Well for starters, everybody loves to eat, so why not get a group of friends and host a potluck or a picnic at a popular spot in town? Here are a few pointers on how to stay under a reasonable budget.

  • Buy what’s on sale! Food goes on sale all the time and is usually the first thing you’ll see when you walk in the store.

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  • Value brands are pretty great. If you see something that looks great but is a little pricey, look for a generic brand. Odds are they taste exactly the same!
  • Need your condiments? Save your ketchup, mustard, mayo, & hot sauce packets from every time you go out to eat. It’ll probably save a lot of time when large crowds of people are trying to use the same bottle of ketchup.
  • Most importantly, divvy up who brings what. The more people that participate, the more options, and the easier it’ll be to have a great time!

Movie time

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Now that you have a lot of free time, you probably want to catch up on all the movies you missed out on during the semester while you were studying (of course you were studying, right?).  Luckily for you, those awesome movies you missed out on at the time are probably in Redbox or at the dollar theatre! Since you worked hard for a good four months, get a group of friends and make it a weekly thing to hit up your local dollar theatre, or stay in and rent a movie from your nearest redbox! Here are a few ways to find out where to check out cool movies:

  • Got a smart phone? Download the Fandango and/or Redbox app to search local theatres near you and to see what movies are available to rent.
  • Always on your laptop? Have a movie night with a group of friends and hook up your laptop to a TV and stay up all night watching TV from Hulu.com or Netflix.

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of fun. When there’s a will, there is a way! Inside or outside, doesn’t matter! It’s summer. It’s time to have fun… the inexpensive way!

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