The Freshman 15

Now that you’re not eating home-cooked meals, you’re probably eating pizza in the dining hall.  Don’t. Try to regulate your eating habits, even though loads of unhealthy foods are so readily available.  As a freshman, you’re probably getting more drunk than you used to, and drinking every night is a good way to gain weight – especially if you’re munching after a late-night out right before you pass out.  The best way to avoid the freshman 15 is to go grocery shopping so that you can cook your own food. This way, you are making a list of health-conscious things to eat, and when you come home from partying late at night, you’ll have health-conscious food in the refrigerator and not have to order a pizza.  Or you could attempt to limit your drinking and late-night fridge raiding.

The Freshman 15 is no myth here are some of my favorite websites to help combat late-night-junk-food-eating, drunk-munchies, and all together poor health habits.

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It was Semi-Formal at My School This week… To Greek or Not To Greek?

Here’s what I have to say..

Although I am not a part of a sorority I have my own opinions on Greek Life in college. Its a pretty big deal at a lot of colleges,thousands of students all over the US have taken the pledge to be a part of a brother or sisterhood.

I have never had the desire to join a sorority, however I have a couple close girl friends who are ‘sisters’ and I have, in the past had some reservations about Greek life.

When my best friend Sadia decided to rush for Kappa Phi Beta our second year at St. John’s, I had a lot of impatience with the amount of time she spent with these girls. I was always proud of her for being so dedicated to the process, I know it had to be grueling. Not like she was ever allowed to say anything about the rushing. There was a lot of tension in our friendship during that time and I was just as much to blame.

I’m a very honest person I and I will admit when I’m wrong, and I admit I should not have been so judgmental about Sadia’s decision to pledge. There are still a lot of things I don’t agree with in Greek life, and I do have a general opinion of a sorority girl or a frat guy but Sadia doesn’t fit that. Over the past two years she’s been able to successfully manage a full-time course load, two jobs, obligations to Greek Life, as well as best friend obligations… and trust me I’ve been calling on her. I’ve also opened myself up to some of her sorority sisters and have gained some good friends. So I can’t answer the question To Greek or Not To Greek without a bias…

Sadia gives you 5 reasons to go Greek and our mutual friend Katie gives you her 5 uncensored reasons not to go Greek. 

I asked Sadia to make sure she got me the typical Sorority-formal-group-shot at her Semi-Formal this weekend and this is what she gave me. She asked me to have the faces unrecognizable because Greek Life is strict on how they are promoted, especially on the internet.