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Cracks on a Plane and Other Mass Transit Issues

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As I was eating breakfast this morning, I watched a developing story on CNN about three more Southwest Airlines planes that had cracks in their hulls. One of the planes literally had to make an emergency landing in Arizona because of the crack. Since it’s a “developing story,” that’s all the information we were given so far, but it got me thinking: this is why I hate public transportation – however necessary it is.

Think about it: our parents sent us to school on school buses, driven by people they wouldn’t recognize in or out of the bus. We hail cabs in cities or when we’re drunk and get driven by someone who it doesn’t cross our minds could also be unfit to drive. We get on trains and hardly ever see the person taking us from A to B. And planes, well we hear the pilot say “welcome to your flight” and “thank you for flying with us,” but we don’t know him either. We assume all of these people are capable and qualified to get us where we need to be, and most of us don’t even consider the risks.

I absolutely loathe public transportation. If I had a super power, it would be to just appear where I need to be, like I Dream of Jeannie or Dumbledore. That would be so amazing. But since that isn’t the case and I have to publicly transport myself like everyone else, let me tell you of the other things that freak me out.

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LifestyleUniversity of Delaware

Top 5 Concert Venues in the World

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One of the greatest ways to pass time and make some memories is to go to concerts. College students, especially, tend to go to lots of concerts. You know the kinds of venues you prefer, and many times, concert tours stop in nearly every state before they go international. When you’re studying abroad, how awesome would it be to check out a concert in a different country? That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go listen to one of their cultural performances. Many main stream artists we listen to in America tour throughout Europe, too. But do they tailgate? Do they have outdoor venues? How does the crowd act? We don’t know. After the jump, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 venues to check out throughout your worldly endeavors.

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University of Delaware

Music Fit For Springtime

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Welcome, springtime! Even though it doesn’t feel like it, today is the first day of spring. In an ideal world, I wouldn’t be under blankets with a sweatshirt on, still feeling chilly. But I am, so we’ll just move on and talk about the qualities spring is supposed to possess and ignore how cold it really is.

Okay, rain is the ultimate bad weather of the season, but with the way the world has been out of whack with weather, when is it not raining, or snowing, or precipitating in one way or another? Spring is supposed to be barbeque weather. Or if you’re corny, you can throw a picnic or two into your excursion plans. Baseball starts up, hemlines rise, the Bros come out of hibernation…all good things.

And good things = good moods. And good moods = celebration. And daytime celebrations call for certain types of music.

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LifestyleUniversity of Delaware

St. Patrick’s Day Around the World

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St. Patrick’s Day has gained a reputation throughout America as being one of the biggest drinking days of the year. Not just for the true-blood Irish, but for everyone. Everybody who likes to have fun is Irish on St. Patty’s Day. You walk down the street at your school today and I guarantee one in five people will NOT be in green. Party poopers.

But since most of us are, in fact, stuck at school with our regular Thursday commitments (and a beer under the desk), let’s see what the rest of the world is doing.

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LifestyleUniversity of Delaware

How To Embrace Senioritis While Still Maintaining Your Grades

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This is it, guys. If you’re Seniors, you’ve more than likely already begun getting e-mails about senior checkouts, when to get your cap and gowns, and information about senior rings and portraits. You’ve probably seen signs around campus marking how many days until graduation (I know we at Delaware are well under the 100-day mark), and local restaurants have signs up about making graduation dinner reservations.

While all of this sucks (who actually WANTS college to end?), we can’t help but feel apathetic, and the senioritis monster beginning to engulf our bodies. On one hand, you wish you didn’t have any school work or responsibilities left so all you could do your last couple of months at school is party. But on the other hand, you know you need to keep your GPA where it’s at. Otherwise how are you going to get a job? Oh right, you also need to job search. Unfortunately the weather is getting nicer, time is winding down, and the senioritis is absolutely winning the argument. If you say you’re hitting the books as hard as you did last year or even last semester, you are a liar. It’s natural to feel this way, and it’s natural for your grades to slip a little, but for those of us who still want to be top-notch students, even while total complacency has set in, here are some tips to hold on to your GPA while still enjoying those last couple of months to the fullest.

 

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LifestyleUniversity of Delaware

Go Green or Go Home (Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Preparations)

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, it’s no surprise some students have already begun their celebratory festivities. If you creep on Facebook, you’ll see the green shirts have been taken out and worn. Stores like Spencer’s have obnoxious, inappropriate T-shirts on sale for St. Patty’s Day and even bars have jumped on the pre-St. Patty’s Day celebrations bandwagon.

Since the official holiday is only one day long and falls during the week, why wouldn’t students use both the weekend before and after to celebrate? Here’s how you can start your St. Patty’s Day festivities today.

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LifestyleUniversity of Delaware

Last Minute Spring Break Preparations

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So you’ve been working out and eating less to get that ultimate beach body, while you’re drinking more and more to build your tolerance so as to not look like a fool who can’t hold your alcohol. Why? All for a lovely week we college students look forward to every spring called Spring Break.

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Kind of like Vegas, what happens during Spring Break stays on Spring Break and doesn’t count back in real life. You’ll be hammered for seven nights and eight days and you’ll only remember like 70% of what happens because of cameras – and hopefully all of the memories are still pictures and not video…

But now with Spring Break just around the corner – literally some schools are even on break already – are you sure you’re all set to go? To make sure you have the ultimate trip planned, read on after the jump.

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Sex and RelationshipsUniversity of Delaware

Why It’s So Hot to Speak a Foreign Language in Bed

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“Voulez vous couchez avec moi ce soir?”

Um, yes, please. Who wouldn’t want to make out with the person who said that – even if they don’t know what it means? It just sounds so much hotter and sexier than “I want you to come to bed with me,” which is the translation. But in America, especially on a college campus, how many people are going to seduce you with phrases in foreign tongues? Not as many as one would hope. But here’s the good news: if you’ve studied abroad and met some hot natives in the country of your temporary residence, you’ve probably learned a few phrases to take back to America. And here’s the better news: if you break them out, lots of people will want you, and they will want you badly.

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