No Shame in Transferring

In August of 2014, I started school as a freshman at Towson University in Maryland. I had the best first year. I had two of my best friends from home with me, amazing friends that were in my dorm hall, and I loved my classes. I was reluctant to leave for summer. I was excited to go [...]

Get Smart and Forgive

I will never fully understand why some people hold grudges or bad feelings toward another person. Or, in contrast, why people get so concerned and dismayed when they see you forgive someone. People can be cons; I get that. We've all given someone a chance, knowing it very well could blow up in our face [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Emily

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: two days of sales and consumer mayhem. We’ve all heard of them and probably participated, but have you heard of Giving-Tuesday? Just as Black Friday is considered the kick-off to holiday shopping, Giving Tuesday jumpstarts the season of giving. Giving Tuesday is a day devoted to giving back to your local [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Sarah

Giving Tuesday is around to give back to charities: businesses, communities, non-profits, and the list could to on. It is a day to give back and promote something that’s around for a given purpose. A huge part of Get Smart is the mentoring experience. This being my second semester with Get Smart, I have been [...]

How to Rock an Internship

When finding an internship, try to find one in your field, to get experience for the “real world.” Also try to find one in which you’re actually interested; the more you want to work there, the more fun you will have and the more you will learn. When interning, you never know where it could lead, or [...]

Your Digital Tattoo: Make it Beautiful

There is a reason why your online activity is called a digital tattoo—it stays with you for life! Every single thing you post, like, share and comment online is digitally tattooed. People often spend weeks, months or years considering what to tattoo onto their skin, but we so often post online without consideration. The internet [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|uncategorized|0 Comments

Halloween Horrors: Why Fancy Dress Can Be Damaging

As the days creep toward Halloween, my feeling of dread increases. This is a weird feeling for me because, guys, I seriously love Halloween. I mean, I love fancy dress at the best of times—and in the UK, we do fancy dress a lot—but Halloween is just that much better. Unlike New Year, Christmas, birthdays, [...]

By |October 19th, 2015|uncategorized|0 Comments

Insecurities? Don’t Worry!

Insecurities. We all have them. It’s a completely normal thing. Especially in teenagers. I, being a freshman in high school, have many. Some very typical 15-year-old things, others not very common among people my age. But how do I deal with them? Answer—I don’t. (Okay, okay, that was a joke). Here are a few ways [...]

Take a Stand Against Sexual Assault

With the release of “50 Shades of Grey,” a lot of people have been talking about sexual assault and domestic violence. I was recently out one weekend and noticed that a freshman girl (whom I had never met before) was clearly incoherent. She was being taken advantage of by a guy, while other guys were [...]

How To: Maintain a Healthy Relationship in College

Maintaining a relationship in college can seem like a struggle when you’re doing school work, working a job, and getting involved with extracurriculars. Relationships happen when you least expect them! Attending a talk on campus or taking part in a community service day can help you meet somewhere outside of your usual circle. I have [...]

By |February 8th, 2015|College Students, uncategorized|0 Comments