Why Does Formal Season Feel Like a Never Ending Middle School Dance?

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I guess I should have known that pulling up to the Zeta formal wearing jeans wasn’t going to fly. The two girls out in front seemed to be running a very tight ship—and don’t get me wrong I respect the rules—I just wasn’t aware that in order to attend a middle school dance in Colburn you needed a Prada gown. That said, obviously, I put on the fanciest thing I own for my own formal, so I don’t really have any validity in my bitterness.

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I Heard “Mr. Brightside” Four Times in One Night: Here’s What Happened

My name is Nathan Scott Winer and I was never meant to attend an all-campus party. I am unable to dance without feeling like a dunce (fun wordplay for you), I am always upset by sticky floors and walls (@ the AD lounge), and I don’t like most of the music played at any large gathering. That being said, any time I’ve gone out on a weekend night there has always been at least one moment of complete euphoria, just complete and utter joy. I feel like my soul is ready to leave my body to mingle with the souls of the rest of this campus whenever I hear the first few notes of what I genuinely think is one of the best songs written and released in the last several decades. I’m talking, of course, about The Killer’s seminal number one hit, “Mr. Brightside.”

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How to Be a Person: Hangovers

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Last night was the best night of your life – you went the first all campus of the year and danced your booty off, maybe even talked to that cute person you’ve literally never seen before. But this morning? This morning is the different story. Your head is pounding and your room has never been brighter. What do you do now? Continue reading

10 o’clock list: How to Behave at Parties

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In college, EVERYONE wears their high school letter jacket to parties!

The gang’s all finally here! Now that the hustle and bustle of our beautiful campus has been restored, the social scene is picking up. Specifically, parties. Be it NCAs, New Apts, Old K or other, this weekend (and in many weekends to come) there will be alcohol, dancing, and general merriment. And while parties can be a great way to meet new people and relax, they can also be scary, especially to those who haven’t been to a college shin-dig before. So to all you first years out there, these are some tips to having a good time and avoiding party fouls.

  1. Use your words. Does this person want to dance with you? Are you allowed to drink this person’s vodka? Is the resident of this NCA okay with you coming in? Ask. The great thing about being a first year is that no one is going to judge you for not knowing where Weaver is or how to get to the New Apts. This is a pretty friendly campus, and most people want to help you. That being said, crashing private parties and pressuring upperclassmen to find you alcohol is not the best way to kick off the year.  Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Reasons the Sophomore Slump is Real

We will get through this with finesse, sophomores.

We will get through this with finesse, sophomores.

Sophomore year starts with such hope. Your first year is over, and you begin to hope that your college experience will continue on the exponential rise you got into at the end of last year. However, as hard as you may fight the “sophomore slump,” it came as sure as the first snow came to Gambier before Thanksgiving. For those of you who don’t believe in this phenomenon, here are a few ways you might be experiencing it and you just don’t even realize it yet.

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