Why I Joined A Sorority

We all hear about the stereotypes of sororities growing up. Whether, it’s stereotyped in movies, such as House Bunny, TV Shows, such as Greek, music, or even dare I say it the porn industry. And I, like most other people, believed those stereotypes about sororities. I told myself, throughout middle school and high school that I would never join a sorority.

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College search? Here’s Why You Should Check Out A College You Normally Wouldn’t

 

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We all have expectations and a list when it comes to picking out universities. Some of the expectations might be: a good program for your major, good sports teams, large/small campus, Ivy League, Big Ten, a college in a city or a college in the country. I had only three requirements on my list: it had to be far away from my parents, it had to be in Illinois and it couldn’t be a religious university.

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Always on the Outside

Always On The Outside

I wrote this my freshman year of college (Fall 2010) when I was feeling alone, like an outsider, and depressed. As someone who grew up on the road and in motel rooms with only her tight knit family, getting acclimated to a big city like Chicago and the people within that city was a huge adjustment and sometimes it still continues to be.

I’ve definitely grown since then but I still thought that I’d share this for anyone and everyone who has every had to deal with a huge life change or who feels as though they’re an outsider.

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Don’t Give Up, You’re Going To Be Okay.

Don't Give Up, You're going to Be okay.

(Trigger Warning: self-harm and bullying)

I see the sneers and the sideways glances. Their utter disgust with my body, and tattoos. I can hear them calling me Fat Amy when they think I can’t hear. They are uncomfortable with how comfortable I am in my own skin.

One of my friends told me awhile back that she was envious of my confidence and how sure I am about myself. Yet, I wasn’t always like this.

There was a time where I thought about ending it all.

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5 Tips To Survive Freshman Year Of College

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You’ve finally unpacked the last box and are officially settled into your dorm room. You may be a bit hesitant about your freshman year and have no idea how you’re going to survive it. Well, you’re in luck buckaroo!

Here are 5 tips to survive freshmen year of college.

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Huh? Experience before experience?!

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You’ve just graduated from college. Congratulations! Your whole life is ahead of you. You’ve dreamed of this moment for a while now and you’re excited! You have every right to be! However, once the partying dies down and the congratulations are over it’s time to get down to business.

Unfortunately, you won’t be defeating any Huns (although the mountains of applications to fill out may seem Hun like). You’ll probably spend a month filing out specific job applications catered to your course of study at college. Quickly, you’ll realize though that many of the applications state that you must have at least 2 years of experience or 3-5 years of experience.

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