Small Talk: “Leaving” People in 2017

I was answering Alex Elle’s journal questions for the end of the year to do some reflecting on 2017. I realized how much I had grown last year and I wanted to document that. The most interesting thing was looking back on old journal entries at times when I was going through something. I was

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How I Designed My Own Internship (Making the Most of My Off-Term)

People (including me) always say that you need to create your own opportunities, but never explain what that actually looks like. I want to talk about my own experience with turning a “failure” into an opportunity for success. Storytime! Fall term of 2017 marked the beginning of my sophomore year, which also meant it was

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Small talk: sophomore year, internships, and new projects

I’m back from college, and of course one of the first things I had to do was get my hands on some French macarons! I have a bucket list of all of the things I want to do (mainly eat) now that I’ve returned to civilization. It’s pretty dire out at Dartmouth. Our nearest “town”,

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How to Keep Your Skin Healthy This Fall

It’s finally November, which means sweater weather is right around the corner or already here for you. While you’re bringing out your favorite knits and sipping on seasonal lattes, it’s also time to start thinking about how your skincare routine will change as temperatures fall. You may not think to change up the regimen you’ve

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How To Always Look Put Together With UNiDAYS

This post is sponsored by UNiDAYS and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own.  I feel like there are two things incoming college students worry about: communal bathrooms and how they’re going to keep their sh*t together each term. While we figure out the bathroom thing pretty quickly, I don’t think anyone ever really

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A Piece of Advice: How to Avoid Getting Caught Up In College

Preface: In college, you will make mistakes. That’s not a question. And to be honest, it’s the best low-risk environment to make those growing pain mistakes. But these aren’t the errors I’m discussing today. There are some bad situations that you might find yourself in that can make your whole college experience turn sour. This is totally avoidable

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What I Actually Used in My Freshman Dorm

As Freshman year came to a close and I was packing up my dorm for on campus storage, I realized that there was a lot of stuff I ended up not really using. If I had known what not to buy going into my first year of college, I would’ve been able to save a lot of

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