Brittany Tomkin is a graduate of Hamilton College and writer for The Campus Companion, No Quick Riches, and Chalkpack Magazine. She is an avid fan of old video games, Saves the Day, and bad puns. You can follow her on Twitter @Brittacus.
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Ask any college students about their plans for the holiday season and they’ll most likely respond with something like, “I don’t know, let me study for my goddamn finals.” So maybe holidays and family and presents aren’t at the forefront of every college student’s mind prior to finals week, but gift-giving mode will soon become another reason to panic when it’s two days before break and you haven’t gotten anything awesome for your college buds. Here’s a short list of quick, easy, and cheap ideas for presents you can get your college friends before you abandon them until mid-January.
Nobody likes to study for exams, but when it comes to cram time the night before a big test, there’s a lot of heavy debate as to whether or not study groups are useful. Sure, they’re great in theory, but do they ultimately work out in your favor if you can just study by yourself?
Alright. It’s time we got into a serious discussion about one of the most taboo topics on college campuses: sexual assault. This discussion comes in the wake of the recent (and justified) uproar over last week’s article printed in The Amherst Student, Amherst College’s student-run newspaper, in which rape survivor Angie Epifano discussed her horrifying experience and the atrocious way in which Amherst’s administration responded to the assault. It would be too easy to respond to this case by describing it as an isolated incident, but college students can only live in ignorance of these issues for so long. The fact remains that sexual assault is a major issue on college campuses and that this needs to come to an end right now.
When you hear “friend zone,” there are probably two things that come to mind: 1) one of MTV’s mediocre ‘reality’ shows featuring the finest examples of American youth, and 2) a situation that totally blows. I mean, what can be worse than being stuck in the friend zone? You know, besides murder and giant tsunamis and Jimmy Fallon’s Capital One commercials.