What Students Really Need to Hear

Rachel:

It’s nice to see a different perspective.

Originally posted on affectiveliving:

It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Really stressed.  I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.

This is what students really need to hear:

First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself.  And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…

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40 Things Every College Girl Needs To Be Reminded Once In A While

Rachel:

Remind yourself of the important things. Do things that you’ll remember. Have fun. Be crazy. Be yourself.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

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1. The number of weekends you have in college to go out and let loose is not infinite, go out at least once a weekend.

2. So you’ve gained a few pounds? You’re becoming a woman you’re not supposed to look 18 forever.

3. College wouldn’t be college if you got 8 hours of sleep every night. Embrace being tired it means you’re doing something right.

4. Pizza is one of God’s great creations, you’re hurting God’s feelings when you act too good for it.

5. Don’t let one creepy guy form your opinion on an entire fraternity.

6. Do not minimize what a privilege college is. Many people who are capable to be where you are can’t get there for a variety of reasons. Respect your opportunities.

7. Don’t settle for attention from icky guys

8. Don’t settle period.

9. Don’t give up if…

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11 Things To Do Your Last Semester Of College (You’ll Thank Yourself Later)

Rachel:

Read it and then do it.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. Start buying nice alcohol

Chances are by this point in your life you’re over 21. The point is you’re no longer hiding your water bottle of Malibu in the back of your closet praying your parents don’t find it. So step your game up.

Rubinoff and Franzia are for freshman. I’m not saying you should be a baller sipping on some Grey Goose and popping bottles of Dom, but come on, there’s Svedka, Smirnoff, and ya know, wine that comes in a bottle.

A friend of mine spilled cheap vodka on her foot the other day and it BURNED HER SKIN. Stop ingesting that crap!

2. Be you

I am 22 years old and I love Harry Potter, think Gandalf is the ultimate badass, know when Winter Is Coming, and want nothing more than to fan-girl at a One Direction Concert (Harry, Niall, if you’re…

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15 Things College Friends Teach Us

Rachel:

This is so incredibly true. Don’t take any moment with you friends for granted, because things change, and sometime all you’ll have left are the little memories. And you’ll realize that those little memories mean the most to you.

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. The people you befriend in a mad dash to find companionship during your freshman orientation may not be the people standing beside you in photos during senior week. But they will always be the first people who made you feel accepted and at home, and for that, you’ll always be grateful.

2. Someone who really loves you will give you a place to sleep when you can’t stand your psychotic roommate for one more second.

3. You find your people where you find yourself. There is a reason people who are mentors, dancers, a cappella singers, LGBT advocates, newspaper editors, whatever, bond and stick together — because they are the people who are there for you when you are most vulnerably out of your comfort zone.

4. The best days are the ones you spend laying on some body of grass drinking/talking/”studying,”…

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22 College Seniors On Their Advice To College Freshmen

Rachel:

Interesting read

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

From interviews with seniors at my college.
Go out, get drunk, hook up…but make sure that’s never the most interesting thing about you.
Do not ever underestimate your talent. On two different occasions, I came out of two professors’ office hours crying because both of them couldn’t believe my GPA was as low as it was. One was an English professor and the other was a journalism professor, and I was doing really well in both their classes. I will never forget the look of wild confusion on each of their faces when I shared with them the one detail that could prevent me from studying abroad. Both professors praised my work so highly and told me I was capable of so much more than the grades I was receiving. I walked out crying because, for the first time in my life, I believed them.

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Tomato Toast

New category!  Tasty Tuesdays are here!  Every Tuesday (not really every Tuesday, but as many as possible) I will post a picture of a meal/snack/drink/some type of food that I have tried/prepared/cooked/bought, etc. to share with you all!

I like food, who doesn’t?  So why not make it interesting and share good ideas with other people, amiright?

This week I am sharing something I randomly put together one day.  We just had a bunch of snow, so naturally I bought a bunch of bread.  I also happened to have a tomato that I wanted to use up, so I thought, “How can I combine my tomato and my bread in a way that is more exciting than just a sandwich?”  So I looked in the fridge to see what else I could add to the combination, and I found some of those Laughing Cow spreadable cheeses.  I had just the plain kind, whatever the heck that flavor actually is.  It’s just cheese, right?

I toasted my whole grain bread, spread some cheese on it, and topped it with several slices of delicious tomato.  I would recommend sprinkling on some seasonings for extra flavor.  But I would definitely say it was delicious, and a good use of resources.  If you’re tired of regular old toast, switch it up.

Tomato Toast

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