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Some Reasons It’s Good To Be A Man

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Girls have always said that life would be so much easier as a man. Apparently this guy Dave agrees. Over the past few years, he has been compiling a list of reasons for why it’s better to be a man, and now it’s finally been published. While he admits he did not write the full list since it’s been changed so much over the years, I must say several of the points are valid.

This compilation is called “Reasons it’s Good to be a Man.” 

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True Life: Studying Abroad Turns You Into A Photographer

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Ever notice on Facebook when people get back from studying abroad, your mini-feed gets blown up with pictures of the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, sunsets and drinking with men wearing scarves (European fashion statement that still hasn’t fully caught on yet here)? Well, that’s because they want to savor their moments and secretly make people jealous of the amazing time they’re having abroad while we’re all stuck in American classrooms doing the same old thing day in and day out.

And then, these people come back and all of a sudden they’re picture Nazis! You could be walking to class with one of them, and they make you stop in front of a new stop sign that was replaced when they were gone, and because it’s shiny and red, they take your picture in front of it. Awkward…

The point is, studying abroad changes people in ways they don’t realize…like acknowledging the invention of the camera.

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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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Souvenirs from Abroad: Do You Get Them?

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You’ve been studying abroad for almost a full semester now. It’s about that time where the realization kicks in that you have about a month left to experience the culture abroad. You realize you have to buy so many people presents within the next month…but do you really have to?

Typically when students study abroad, they spend the months prior to their trip working their asses off to make spending money. Money to use when they go out on the town in Paris, to that club in Madrid and to that tour of the Heinekin factory in Amsterdam. Parents tend to help you pay for the tuition part of the trip, and even some of the pocket change if you’re lucky, but they really don’t want to give you money to booze up in a foreign country.

So are you supposed to take your hard-earned lifestyle bucks to buy people souvenirs? If you are, who are you supposed to buy souvenirs for, and how much should you typically spend on them? It’s such a touchy subject. But the answer is yes, you are supposed to buy them, and no you’re not supposed to get them for everyone who matters in your life and their mothers.

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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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Spring Break Packing 101

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It’s spring break and you’re going to the Caribbean with a bunch of friends. You’re going for seven days maximum, because spring break is only a week long. What should you pack? How much should you pack? So many questions…but we’re here to offer you the answers to all of your packing questions.

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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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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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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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