back to school

11 Punny Ideas For Your Back-To-School Instas

If you're dreading the start of school, you might want to avoid your Instagram feed for a bit, because the back-to-school posts are decidedly coming. But whether you're excited to start a new semester or would rather hit "snooze" on the whole autumn…
By Isami McCowan

These Stats Explain Why Stormzy's Cambridge University Scholarship Is So Important

Is there a star more committed to enacting tangible social change than Stormzy? Earlier this year, the grime legend announced his publishing imprint with Penguin, to highlight the work of young authors who might otherwise be excluded from the…
By Emily Dixon

11 Most Inspiring Dorm Rooms (That Will Make You Want To Redo Your Actual Grown-Ass Home)

As summer draws to a close, college students across the country are busy moving in and decorating their new dorm rooms. Although most dorms end up serving as glorified repositories for ramen wrappers and half-empty cans of Natty Light, some students…
By Madeleine Aggeler

Ban.do's Back-To-School Collection Is Almost Here

The summer might be coming to an end, but that means all the more reason to start shopping. Ban.do's Back-To-School Collection is almost here, and it's filled with everything that you need to stay organized and trendy all year long. Don't think this…
By Kali Borovic

7 High School Seniors On Voting For The First Time

Being unable to vote in a presidential election as a high school senior was super frustrating for me. I would only turn 17 a month after Election Day, and I recall being deeply offended that I couldn't even throw in a protest vote. If you think the…
By Kristin Collins Jackson

"Autumn Anxiety" Is A Real Thing

For many people, autumn is a magical time full of cozy, candle-lit nights and pumpkin-flavored-everything. Personally, I think autumn is the best season ever — it means I get to start wearing leggings as pants again, sport flannel shirts on the…
By Elizabeth Enochs

10 Reasons Why You Loved Wayside School Series

There are certain book series you just won't forget reading as a kid: Harry Potter, A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Goosebumps, The Baby-Sitters Club. And, of course, Louis Sachar's Wayside School is definitely one of those. Full of 30 strange,…
By Alex Weiss

This Trans Teen's Story Will Give You Feelings

If life were like a movie, the story of a high school's first openly transgender football player would be a tearjerker. Fortunately, sometimes life is better than the movies, and any tears shed while reading about Kennedy Cooley, who goes to Halifax…
By Claire Warner

10 Reasons Fall Is The Best Season For Book-Lovers

Everyone has a favorite season. Some people enjoy the hot weather and long nights of summer, others prefer the hibernation of winter, and others look forward to the fresh blooms of spring, but fall is the best season for book-lovers. Between the…
By Sadie Trombetta

5 College Habits To Avoid In The Workplace

When you're transitioning from college to the workplace, it can be both an really exciting and overwhelming experience. Although there are some similarities between the full-time workforce and school, there are still plenty of college habits you…
By Marissa Higgins

8 Tips For Reading More During The School Year

In the summer, you had endless reading time. Whether you were stretched out on the beach or relaxed in your home, you probably made a significant dent in your TBR pile and managed to finish all those new books you got from bookstores and the…
By Julia Seales

How To Save Money While Living On Campus

No matter what stage of life you're in, we all know it's important to save money — and there's definitely no denying how important it is to know how to save money when you live on campus. After all, your dorm room is probably a flat rate that's…
By Marissa Higgins

How 'Felicity' Totally Nailed What College Is Like

Thousands of teens all over the world are heading off to college around this time of year. It can be a pretty scary time, and turning to a favorite movie or TV show to get and idea of what to expect can be a fun way to prep. One of my favorite…
By Casey Cipriani

What We Should Teach High Schoolers About Consent

If you're lucky enough to have any education about rape in high school in the first place, it tends to be a combination of shock tactics and severity: no means no, absolutely not, no negotiation; fight off an assailant with your keys and aim for…
By JR Thorpe

The Expectation vs. Reality of College In The '90s

Think back, fellow '90s kids, to the exciting precipice of graduating high school. You had your whole life before you, and the first step in that exciting new adventure was college. Only, what '90s kids thought college would be like and what college…
By Julie Sprankles

How To Take A Vacay While Working On Labor Day

Not all of us have the luxury of taking off on Labor Day—my very first job out of college was working at a music venue, where everyone who had off of work on Labor Day went to be entertained, and here I am now, still working on Labor Day. It can be…
By Sara Levine

What PNMs Should Know About Rush

It's back-to-school time, and with it comes another very special (and for many people, equally dreaded) time of year: sorority rush. For those going through it for the first time, recruitment (as it's preferred to be called) can be a very confusing…
By Sara Levine

Every '00s College Dorm Had These Things

To this day, one of my most enduring college memories is going shopping to decorate the room I'd be sharing with a roommate I wouldn't meet until I made the move from South Carolina to Hawaii (holla, UH at Manoa!). I suppose I assumed my style would…
By Julie Sprankles

This Instagram About Grad School Is Too Real

You don't have to be trapped in the cycle of late nights, energy drinks, and existential dread that characterize higher learning to appreciate the "Lego Grad Student" Instagram, but it certainly doesn't hurt. Although college is a time to explore…
By Claire Warner

7 Easy Back To School Makeup Tutorials To Watch

Now that fall is here, school is officially back in session, and it's got everyone's beauty wheels turning. That's why you need these seven back to school makeup tutorials to help get your beauty game on point and your face looking flawless during…
By Shea Simmons