Playing Catch-up: How Our Generation Can Catch Up After Falling Behind

According to this article on the Huffington Post, going to college is no longer a way to secure you a solid future. They say, “even the most educated are having trouble finding work.” With the article highlighting the top eight reasons why America’s youth is falling behind, I’m sure you’d all agree that this is discouraging news. Well, before you get too upset and drop out of school to backpack around the world, read on to discover how our generation can start catching up.

Read the 9 ways you can catch up here!

Seventeen Magazine picked up my article!

Seventeen Magazine featured my HerCampus.com article on their website today! It’s so cool to see my name on Seventeen.com!

You can read it here!

October 6, 2010 issue of The Pendulum

Check out the latest issue of The Pendulum here!

The second issue of the ElonEdge!

Check out The Pendulum‘s second issue of The ElonEdge here!

Plans for new fraternity finalized, decision for new sorority expected soon: Additions to add diversity, options for Greek students

Resulting from conversation by the Pan-Hellenic Council in spring 2009 concerning the increasing number of Greek students at Elon University, the school will add two Greek organizations to campus this year.

The first organization is Delta Upsilon International fraternity. The second is a sorority, yet to be determined. The chosen sorority is expected to be announced at the end of October, according to Shana Plasters, director of Greek Life at Elon.

Read the rest of my article on The Pendulum website here.

The Hidden Costs of College and How to Budget for Them

The cost of college is out of control. After you pay for room and board, tuition, a rug, a mini-fridge and all that other cool stuff to fill your super-cute dorm room, you’ve dished out a pretty nice chunk of change. And like it or not, you’re going to have to keep on spending.

If you’re not careful, you’ll come across hidden costs that will creep up on you on a daily basis. But don’t worry—HC is here to help you prepare for those unexpected costs and to budget for them ahead of time so that when they do creep up on you, you’re more than ready.

Read the rest of my article on HerCampus.com here!

The Good, the Bad and the Coffee: How Much is Too Much?

Anyone who knows me well knows not to mess with me before I’ve had my morning cup of coffee. It’s a daily ritual that’s become second nature to me. It’s as normal and necessary as brushing my teeth, popping my contacts in and throwing on some makeup in the morning. I admit that there are a few days here and there when I go without my morning coffee fix, but I’m rudely reminded of my forgetfulness later in the day when a pounding headache and all-over fatigue creeps up on my body. At that point, all I can think about is getting to the nearest cup of coffee and downing it all in one gulp.

But how did it get to this? And am I alone? Is this healthy?

Read the rest of my article on HerCampus.com here!