Rowan University Seniors Talk On How You Literally CAN Survive College If You Follow Their Words Of Wisdom

Rowan University Seniors Talk On How You Literally CAN Survive College If You Follow Their Words Of Wisdom

The time has come where I have to retire my frackets and crop tops. I literally can’t believe that I am graduating college in a week. It seems like yesterday my friends and I awkwardly went to PIKE on a Wednesday freshman year. So, for one of my final posts, I wanted to reflect on the past four crazy years on my life that made me who I am today and create a sort of guide on how you literally CAN survive college. I suppose I will start with freshman year. Ah, the dorms. As crappy as they are with no air conditioning, bed bugs and RA’s, embrace them. This is the year that you don’t know who you are yet. In the beginning, you are still stuck in that high school stage but you have to move on. This is the time where you can literally be whoever you want. If you locked yourself in your room and played World of Warcraft 24/7 in high school you can change that. You can transform into Zac Efron in Neighbors or even Van Wilder (but please don’t, there is a limit on years spent in college before you’re “that creep.”) Embrace your first year and get to know as many people as you possibly can because you might end up becoming best friends with them. This is how I met my amazing roommates and friends that will last a lifetime.

Sophomore year comes around. You probably gained your freshman 15, but hopefully not. College is still kind of new, but you’re not the youngest anymore so you feel like you’re the bomb. That just means you probably found out which house has the best parties and what kind of groupie you are. A great perk about this year is that you’re not in a dorm anymore, and hopefully you’re in Robo. Robo was the best and probably the nicest apartment I’ll live in for a while. You can blast the heat or air conditioning with the windows open and not have to care about bills. You get your own room and kitchen too! Just remember not to put something in the toaster oven at 2 a.m. and cause the fire alarms to go off because you WILL piss people off. This is the time where you and your friends that you met freshman year can meet even more friends.

You’re finally an upperclassman! Junior year is here and now you’ve started to make your mark on campus. It is also that awkward stage where you lose some of your friends to the bar, especially if your birthday is in the summer. Junior year is when I finally found myself. This is where I realized that you should never let another person define you, but also never regret negative things that happen. People are always going to be mean to you. You’re going to have heartbreaks and catty girl conflicts. But the beauty in this is that you have your best friends along your side that will have tissues and Franzia waiting for you. Going through this will make you a stronger person, so remember all of the little things and learn from them.

The dreaded senior year has finally snuck its way into our lives. This one is a tough one considering mine is coming to an end. Everyone says time flies when you’re having fun and before you know it, you’re wearing a cap and gown. I could think of a million things to tell the upcoming freshman, but it would be a lot of writing. Instead, I interviewed the people who changed my life these past four years to share advice that they wish they knew when they were a freshman. Grab some tissues and watch the video below to find out what Sarah Hanrahan. Gigi Russo, Natalie Materek and Morgan Kelly have to say.

So Long, Farewell, To You My Friends

So Long, Farewell, To You My Friends

Thank you everyone who has been so supportive to me throughout my entire college career. Thank you to all of those who helped make my blog possible. Always remember that you can do what ever you want if you put your heart into it! If I must leave you with some advice, just live your life every day. Yes, it is cliche. But don’t take for granted the little things. Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact in our lives. Good luck to all of the new coming freshman and those who have a few more years left. And a special congrats to our seniors! You did it! Make the best of it! Because one day it will be over but you will have the best memories that will last a lifetime!

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Rowan University’s Joe Kvedaras And Jon Pucci Show Us How You Literally CAN Brew Your Own Beer In College

Rowan University’s Joe Kvedaras And Jon Pucci Show Us How You Literally CAN Brew Your Own Beer In College

Sometimes we literally CAN’T keep running to the liquor store every weekend due to loans and priorities. (Meaning not working so we don’t miss out.) Luckily for Rowan University students, Joe Kvedaras and Jon Pucci, they rarely have to run into this problem. Jon and his father used to brew beer together when he was a kid. Now that he can legally drink, he was inspired to take on the task himself with a little help from his friend, Joe Kvedaras. Overhearing them talk about it on campus made me reach out to them to see what it is really like to do this or if they were just lying to try to be cool. Well, they weren’t lying and luckily for me I got to spend three hours with them on Tuesday to see the process. Check out this video shows the inside scoop of what it takes to brew your own beer!

There you have it! After this process they let it sit for about three weeks and Ou La! You have beer.

Rowan University’s 10th Annual Relay For Life On Friday, April 17th Raises Over $35,000 To Help Raise Awareness and Funds In The Fight Against Cancer!

Rowan University’s 10th Annual Relay For Life On Friday, April 17th Raises Over $35,000 To Help Raise Awareness and Funds In The Fight Against Cancer!

Rowan University held it’s 10th annual Relay for Life event this Friday, April 17th in the Esby gym. Students, caregivers, staff, and cancer survivors filled the gym, ready to camp out until 6 A.M. Participants were encouraged to walk around the gym in memory of friends and loved ones. Games, music, and speeches were held in the gym to ensure awareness of the effects of cancer and to appreciate life. The event was a success. Of the 81 teams and 1,066 participants$39,362.83 was raised!


This was such a heartwarming experience for everyone. Everyone showed their support all while having a great time and sharing stories. It was a great way to connect with other people with the similar stories and to raise awareness of Cancer. Click on Relay For Life to donate and learn more about what you can do to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer and how you literally CAN make a difference!

COMING SOON: Stay Tuned To Find Out How You Literally CAN Save Lives Through Relay For Life At Rowan University!

COMING SOON: Stay Tuned To Find Out How You Literally CAN Save Lives Through Relay For Life At Rowan University!

Each year, millions of people in over 20 countries raise money and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. According to their site, Relay For Life is:

  • Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
  • Teams of people camp out around a track
  • Members of each team take turns walking around the track
  • Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
  • Family-friendly environment for the entire community

Rowan University is holding its annual Relay For Life event today, Friday April 17 from 6:00 PM – 6:00 AM at Rowan’s Rec Center. Follow my blog to see how you literally CAN save lives!

Alexa Appignani Speaks On Her Goal That Can Change Social Media For The Better

Alexa Appignani Speaks On Her Goal That Can Change Social Media For The Better

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Photo taken by her roommate Caitlin Cosgrove at Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick.

In this day and age, social media has become a predominant communication tool. Some may love it and hate it at the same time. I ran into a classmate of mine, Alexa Appignani, a 22 year old senior at Rowan University, in the Cafeteria the other day. Her friendly smile waved me down so I of course sat with her so I didn’t have to be Steven Glansberg in the corner booth in the back. We got onto the topic of social media and how sometimes we literally can’t stand all of the negative videos and comments displayed for everyone to see. After I was finished talking about how irritating my news feed can be, she explained her new invention and website that will launch in a few months and change the social media game forever. Listen to the audio interview to see the potential future of a positive social media!

Now you know that you literally CAN do anything you want if you work hard. This interview was so inspirational. Follow her blog for positive updates and follow her steps towards achieving her goals!

Make Easter Your DISH

Make Easter Your DISH

I literally CAN’T believe Easter is already this Sunday. Since most of us are in college and can’t sit at the kid’s table anymore, we know that Easter is just not the same as it was when we were kids. After the egg hunt we would shove our faces with candy and wait until mom put the ham in the oven. Slowly throughout the day, relatives would start to show up. Grandma sets up her cookies and goes on a rant about some “New Jersey jerk” ran her off the road while Pop makes his way to instantly fall asleep on the couch.

Usually after a few “hello’s” and being smothered in Grandma’s Chanel No. 5 perfume, we start to set up for an early dinner. And usually I would bring out a few plates and be done but NOW I actually have to contribute!

As a guest, you’re pretty much expected to bring something. So, if you have finally come to conclusion that you’re actually growing up, here are some creative ways to impress your family and spice up the dinner table:

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Set The Table:

Carrot Utensil Wrap: All you need are some orange napkins, green pipe cleaners and green utensils and voila! You have a perfect set up for the table.

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Photo by Catch My Party.

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Start With The Apps

Easter Bunny Veggie Tray: This tray is a perfect snack to have while waiting for the main course. This is a simple and creative way to make an Easter themed appetizer that will bring mom to tears.

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Photo and recipe by Better Recipes.
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Send In The Sides:

Bunny Biscuits: We all know you’re not expected to be in charge main ham or lamb. Everyone loves sides more than the main course anyway. These biscuits are perfect sides to your entree.

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Photo and recipe by Mom Always Finds Out

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Last But Not Least, Desserts:

Peeps Dirt Cake Cup: If this doesn’t scream “childhood” then I don’t know what does. NOTHING is better than a dirt cup. The best part is that it only takes a few minutes  to make. 

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Photo and recipe by Moms Without Answers
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Now of course you don’t have to make all of these but they’re all great ideas! Another plus is that you can buy these ingredients at places around campus and use Borobucks. For other creative ways to make yourself the best Easter dinner guest, see what Buzzfeed life has to offer!