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Valentine's Day date night ideas to consider and avoid

(02/13/18 2:11pm)

Candy hearts, red roses and stuffed bears have become commercialized symbols of Valentine’s Day, however, there’s one timeless trend that has remained consistent over the years: dates. As a female college student, I’ve had my fair share of dates; some have been great, others not so much. Valentine’s Day is the chance to show your significant other how much they mean to you, and where you take them out reflects a lot about you. Actions will always trump words, so show your date how much you care about them with a few simple date ideas to consider… and ones to avoid. 

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jesse McCartney

(01/22/18 3:36pm)

Since CMU Program Board announced they are bringing Jesse McCartney to CMU for their spring concert, students have been buzzing with excitement and questions. While some students are excited to hear music from their tween years, others are left asking why him? Some are saying they did not realize he was still alive. McCartney is certainly alive, and there’s more to him than just his “beautiful soul”. Here’s five things you probably didn’t know about McCartney.

10 Must-See Movies Hitting the Screen in 2018

(01/16/18 2:38pm)

Let’s face it, Mount Pleasant is relatively a small town and there’s not always a lot to do for fun. When looking to do something out on the town, most college students turn to the bars or seek out the nearest party, often looking over seeing a movie. While going to the movies can be pricey for college students, the Mount Pleasant Celebration Cinema offers $6 movie tickets on Tuesdays as well as discounts on food and beverages. That being said, here are 10 movies coming out in 2018 and why they should be at the top of your must-see list.

Make this New Year’s Eve the most fun yet – Eight ideas to liven up your night

(12/29/17 2:05pm)

New Year’s Eve is an exciting holiday with a lot of hype built up behind it. As college students, there’s often a feeling of pressure to make an epic night out of the holiday.  Whether you’re hanging with family or friends or chilling by yourself, if you are struggling to come up with ways to make the holiday memorable, check out these ideas. 

A Year in Review: Music of 2017

(12/27/17 9:54pm)

 The coming of a new year sparks celebration around the world. It's important to look back on everything the year has given us when the festivities die down. Instead of trying to cover all of 2017 (and boy is there a lot), I'm going to stick to my favorite, music! Here are some of the best albums released in 2017.

HOLIDAY ESCAPE PLAN: Alternative Topics That Have Nothing to do with Politics

(12/22/17 1:28pm)

Let’s face it, we all have, or some of us may even be, that family member that likes to stir the pot and discuss controversial topics such as  politics at family gatherings. According to CNN journalist AJ Willingham, there are appropriate ways to discuss politics with family during the holiday season or avoid the conversation entirely by trying some of the following topics or tactics. 

How to Survive the Holidays With Your Family

(12/20/17 11:40am)

Every college student looks forward to going home for break. There are plenty of homemade meals, no classes or homework and lots of time spent with family. Sometimes though, being home for break can be just as stressful as exam week at school. With your mom constantly asking you questions and your sibling begging you to play with them, it might be harder to relax than you thought. Here are a few ways to get through the weeks at home. 

What to Binge Watch over Holiday Break

(12/18/17 4:53pm)

Holiday break is often seen as a time to catch up with friends, family and loved ones. However, a large majority of your break will probably be spent laying in your bed or on the couch. Winter break can start to slow down soon after the gifts are exchanged and Christmas cookies are eaten. To combat the boredom, consider binge watching these shows that align with your TV genre preferences.  

How to Save Cash While Eating Out

(12/07/17 11:39am)

It’s a week night and you’re sitting in your room. You’ve finished all of your homework and your stomach starts to growl. You ask your roommates if they want to go get food but they all say they’re broke. Unfortunately, so are you. However, there are a few tricks to make eating out affordable… 

Nightlife Hair and Makeup

(11/27/17 12:00pm)

You’ve got the perfect outfit planned for your night out, but what about hair and makeup? Cute hair and stunning makeup are totally necessary for a night out. Plus, it gives you the perfect excuse to take cute selfies for Instagram. Look like a bar star or house party queen with the help of these hair and makeup tips and tricks:  

Sunday Meal Prep

(11/20/17 12:21pm)

After a long day of class, work and other activities, cooking dinner sounds like a lot of work. As soon as you hit the couch, your brain drops the cooking idea and grabs the phone for take-out. However, ordering take out is terrible for your body and your bank account. Break the habit of bad food by meal prepping on Sunday!