How to Have No Free Time and Not Drown in Sadness

Lately, I have had no free time. By “lately,” I of course mean “since November, when I decided that combining going to school full-time with an internship and a job and some freelance copyediting was a good idea.” Both because I am a glutton for punishment and the idea of quitting anything or truly letting…

How to Transform Your Desk Space

Just a few days ago, I came into my dorm to find my suitemate doing her homework on the floor of her room (love you the most, Katie). I was pretty confused until I took a look at her desk; it was in absolute shambles, with books, papers, clothes, and random Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup…

Common Ideas: A College Snapshot

One of the great things about going to school at Emerson is that my peers always seem to be working on their own personal projects. I know WLP majors who are self-published, actors who have gone out for Broadway audition, and VMA majors who are shooting films and web series. It’s inspiring to constantly be…

iCloudy with a Chance of Losing Your Documents

No documents to show. No, no, no, no, no. I was always told to back up my documents, but I felt like my computer was invincible. My documents are on the cloud. I don’t need to back them up. I don’t need a hard drive. I won’t lose anything. I was wrong. I was so…

Working as a Temp

One of the best decisions I made as a college student was signing up with Office Team, a temp agency. I only had a couple months of experience in an office, so all of my applications were ignored, but I desperately needed a job that paid more than minimum wage otherwise I wouldn’t be able…

How to Have a Great Interview

Finding a job is tough. You spend so much time tweaking your resume and cover letter so they stand out among the many other hopefuls you’re up against and you might have to apply to dozens of places before an application is noticed, and liked, by a potential employer. After getting over the excitement of a…

Managing Your Time

Time management is really hard. I can’t tell you how many nights I’m up until 2 a.m., because I just haven’t managed to get my homework done after work, school, my extracurricular activities, my friends, my boyfriend and whatever else I needed to get done that day. Many students have a reputation for being way…

The New Mall Culture (And Tips for Surviving It)

Changing fashion trends and the rise of online retailers has changed malls from the malls we grew up seeing depicted in 90s teen movies. Despite major rebranding efforts from wildly popular malls from the 90s and 00s, stores like Delia’s and Abercrombie & Fitch seem to have missed the mark with teens today. This year,…

The Write Direction: Tips to Help With Writer’s Block

Nothing is more frustrating than staring at a blank screen or an empty piece of paper and not being able to write anything. Whether it’s 3 a.m. and you can’t figure out how to start your research paper or it’s 3 p.m. and you have a story idea that you just can’t put into words, writer’s…

Real World Education in Retail

It was a typical day at work when my manager yelled at me from the fitting room to go get her a pair of scissors. Naively, I assumed I was fetching them in order to cut off tags. Instead, I found a woman stuck in a dress that was about 4 sizes too small, with…