17 Unforgettable Hannah Montana Moments

If you didn’t love Hannah Montana, you’re lying to yourself. Here are 17 moments you’ll always remember.

 

17. When Selena Gomez guest starred as Hannah’s rival popstar.

16.  Everything about Jake Ryan as a character. “I slayed you once…”

15. When the JoBros made an appearance.

14. When Rico tricked Miley into a little lip action.

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17 Wishes For My Little

Little,

You mean the world to me, and I hope you know that. I want nothing less than the world for you, and I know that you’re strong enough, smart enough, and driven enough to take it.

17. I wish that your heart never hurts.


However, I know that it will. I will be by your side when it does, though, and you will survive it.

16. I wish that you will give back to our sisterhood as much as it has given you.


Take on leadership roles, attend every event you can, spend time just sitting with your sisters. Every opportunity to create special bonds with the girls in our chapter should be taken.

15. I wish that you will sometimes be irresponsible.


Go out on a Wednesday. Stay up till 3 AM before an early morning class for no good reason. Buy that shirt that’s a tiny bit out of your price range. Don’t do this every day, obviously, but occasionally it’s fun to break the rules.

14. I wish that you will wear your letters with pride.


One of my favorite quotes about Greek Life is this: “When your letters are in front of you, you know your sisters are behind you.” I hope you never forget this.

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Why Loving Yourself Should Be #1

Sometimes, it’s hard to be your own biggest fan. You know yourself better than anyone else, so the shortcomings that might not event noticed by others are always glaring at you. You spend more time with yourself than anyone else, so the self-deprecating humor stops being funny when it never stops. We all have that little voice inside our head that tells us we’re trying too hard or dreaming too big. That little voice wants us to settle, to be comfortable, to give up. “He’ll never date you.” “That dress makes you look like a cow.” “Don’t show your face without make-up.” This voice has been slowly taking over our lives since middle school, or earlier, and now it’s totally in control.


We have to stop it.
And how do we do that, you might ask? Self love.
Set reminders on your phone to randomly pop up with a quote that empowers you. A few of my favorites are:
“It might be that to surrender to happiness was to accept defeat, but it was a defeat better than many victories.” –Of Human Bondage
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” –Little Women
“They gave me their worst, I gave them my best, and that’s all I can do.” -Selena Gomez
“I’ve always loved the idea of not being what people expect me to be.” -Dita Von Teese

Take selfies anytime you feel beautiful. You don’t have to post every one, but why not? Throw on a cute filter and an inspirational quote, and feel those good vibes.

Make time for yourself. If you’re overworked or overwhelmed, take a step back. Take a nap, meditate, read a book, go to your favorite coffee shop. Anything that helps you find your own personal zen. Nothing is worth loosing your sanity. Nothing.

Cut out toxic people. That boy who texts you exclusively between 12-4 AM? Bye. That girl who seems to only be able to give out back-handed compliments? See ya later. That instagram account you follow only to screenshot (highly edited and staged) pics and send your friends with the caption “#goals”? unfollow. Any person in your life who makes you feel inferior or makes you question your worth? Get rid of them.

LOVE YOURSELF, SISTERS.

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10 Things to Thank Your House Mom For

Sometimes, running a house full of sorority women is a thankless job. We all love our House Moms, but in our busy lives, we often forget to thank them for all they do for us.

10. The food.


I don’t just mean the basic groceries, which we do, of course, appreciate. But the days she makes us her world famous better than sex cake? The best days ever. No where in her job description does it say she has to make us special treats, but she still does it. Because she’s the best.

9. Always saying good morning.


No matter how gross I look or how tired I am, nothing brightens my day quite like seeing my house mom as I pour a cup of coffee.

8. All of the random conversations.


Whether it be at the lunch table or in the hallway, our house mom always has time for us. It amazes me that she is able to know each of us so well. Not only can she keep up with everyone’s name and major, but she knows whats going on with us and checks in if she knows we have a lot on our plate.

7. Her patience.


Sometimes, we make messes. Or we forget to put our dishes away. And she only gets a little upset with us when we do. She loves us no matter how much junk we leave sitting in the card room.

6. The fashion advice.


She will always help you decide which shoes go best with your recruitment outfit. But we all know she’ll have the best shoes of anyone in the chapter.

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Why I Love Being Greek at a Small School

When most people think of Greek life, they think of massive colleges with huge chapters. My school is small, and only has three panhellenic sororities on campus. As fancy as Greek life at big schools may seem, I wouldn’t trade my tiny little Greek community for anything.

I love knowing every single girl in my chapter well. I don’t just mean knowing their names. I can, for the most part, tell you where they’re from, their major, and something they love to do. Chances are, if you point at a girl in my chapter, I have an amazing memory with her.

I love knowing most of the girls in the other chapters. Some of my dearest friends can be found in the other two chapters on campus, and I love the diversity they bring to our friend group. I love being able to tell PNMs about all three chapters when they ask about Greek life, and not just because I was a Rho Gamma.

I love seeing a friendly face anywhere I go on campus. Because our campus is small but our Greek life is heavily present, it’s almost impossible to walk to class and not run into one of my sisters. They always say hi, ask how my day is going, and it always leaves me with a smile.

I love that I know our Greek advisor personally. I love that she’s able to be involved with each chapter because she isn’t in charge of 20 sororities. She knows us all well and knows how each house functions.

I love that because we have three panhellenic chapters, each chapter has a unique identity. I love that it’s easy for girls to find their home here because we don’t have houses that are so similar that they compete for the same girls.

I wouldn’t trade my tiny slice of Greek heaven for anything in the world.

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What Being A Feminist Really Means

Beyonce told us all the true definition of feminism. Unfortunately, some people refuse to listen to Queen Bey, and still have a warped sense of what feminism is. I’m here to clear that up for you.

We all need feminism. Men need it. Women need it. Poor people need it. Rich people need it. People of all races, religions, and upbringings need it.

Feminism says that is okay for boys to cry and be emotional, and that we shouldn’t call them weak when they do.
Feminism also says that if you call a boy feminine when he fails, you’re saying that femininity is a failure. It’s not.
Feminism says that if women want to cut their hair short, they doesn’t make them any less of a woman.
Feminism says that if you were born with female parts, but see yourself as male, that’s okay.
Feminism also says that you don’t have to be born female to be a woman.
Feminism says that if women of color want to grow their hair out naturally, that’s their choice. It’s not unprofessional, or “nappy,” its their hair.
Feminism says that if men want to spend money on their looks, that doesn’t emasculate them.
Feminism says that women deserve to make as much as men for doing the same job.
Feminism says men should embrace that idea, because it also brings more value to their work.
Feminism says that women who don’t have the means to buy pads and tampons should get them free of charge, the way men can access condoms.
Feminism says that even women who can afford the “luxury” of pads and tampons shouldn’t have to.

Feminism is equality.

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An Open Letter to the Dream I Refuse to Give Up On

We’ve had a quite a few bumps in the road, haven’t we? They told us we’d hear more nos than yeses on our journey, but sometimes it feels like the yeses never come. But here we are, still trucking along. We get up every morning and keep fighting, keep working towards the goal we set so many years ago.


Somehow, it hasn’t gotten any easier. Seeing so many others succeed with what appears to be no struggles makes our battle even harder to fight. I’m sorry that some days, I don’t want to get out of bed. I’m sorry that I think about giving up, switching to something new. I’m sorry that I doubt myself, which makes me doubt you.
I’m trying. Even on the days that the fight seems useless, I still try. I’ll be the first to admit that, sometimes, I don’t try my hardest. Sometimes, I have to give myself a break, no matter how much I beat myself up about it later. I wish I could work non-stop and get everything accomplished with time to spare. I wish I could overcome my obstacles and succeed with no second thoughts. But I can’t. I’m a very doubtful person. I worry. I get stressed. I cry. But at the end of the day, I keep moving forward. And that’s all you can ask of me. It’s all I can ask of myself.


We’re gonna see it through till the end. One day, down the road, we’ll be so glad I held on, albeit with a death grip. Today, it’s hard to picture that. But I know it’s coming.
I’ll see you then.

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12 Things to Thank Your Best Friend from Home For

We have a lot to thank the person who has stuck with us since our awkward preteen/high school years. They saw us through our worst acne and our worst taste in fashion, but they’re still around. This one’s for them.

12. Thank you for helping me pick the best filter for my selfies.

You never judge when I send you three versions of the same picture and ask which one is prettier. And you’re usually right.

11. Thank you for wanting the best for me.

I know I go to school too far away for your liking, but thank you for understanding that it’s the place that makes me happy. Thank you for scrutinizing my taste in men because you don’t want to see my heart broken. Thank you for demanding that I treat myself better than I do.

10. Thank you for the laughter.

The moments when I’m doubled over, tears rolling down my face, and unable to breathe because I’m laughing so hard are my favorites, and I sure do have a lot of them with you. We bring out the weirdest parts of each other’s sense of humor, and I couldn’t ask for more.

9. Thank you for the silent moments.

I truly believe nothing marks a strong friendship quite like the ability to share a comfortable silence. Though we rarely run out of things to say, I love that we enjoy each other’s presence without having to say a word.

8. Thank you for sharing your family with me. 

Nothing beats how your parents and your dog are always more excited to see me than you are. Throughout the years, I’ve come to love your family like they’re my own. Thanks for letting me crash family gatherings, or for sending your sister to come get me when my car battery died back in high school.

7. Thank you for posting those Timehop pictures.

Yeah we were awkward and ugly, but we were having fun. My favorite days (most days) are the ones where I get to see exactly where we were 5 or 6 years ago, and smile at how much has changed since then. I’m amazed at who we were, and even more amazed at who we’ve become.

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10 Reasons To Love Being Disaffiliated For Recruitment

At my school, we’re Rho Gammas. Every campus has a different name for us, but every group does the same thing: we take off our letters to help you find yours. Wether you’re a recruitment counselor or a member of Panhel Exec board, it can be hard (and kind of sad) to be separated from your sisters, at least publicly. Luckily, there are some perks.

10. MORE T-SHIRTS


Since we can’t wear the plethora of shirts we have with our own chapter on them, being disaffiliated kind of eliminates your entire wardrobe. So, we obviously have to do an order of shirts that say Rho Gamma, or Pi Chi, or whatever on them. Right?

9. Getting to know other disaffiliated girls.


If your group is paired with the group of a girl you barely know, you’re about to spend 45 minutes eating food and sitting in a stranger’s bedroom with said girl. Chances are you’re gonna find something to talk and laugh about. The next time you see her on campus, you both smile and say hello and maybe make plans to grab coffee. And isn’t that what being a Greek woman is all about?

8. Getting the inside scoop.


As their recruitment counselor, the PNMs come to you with tough decisions. If they’re torn between to houses, you know about it. And you, with your infinite wisdom, get to help them figure out which one fits them better. You also know which girls become horrible and catty the second they step out of the houses.

7. Recruitment Week is a lot less stressful for us.


The week leading up to recruitment? That pretty much sucks. But we don’t have the pressure of impressing the girls, following your Recruitment Chair’s dress code, asking the right questions, and making sure you’re perfectly Panhellenic. We just have to put them in alphabetical order and hold their shit. Boom.

6. The questions.


The PNMs want nothing more than to figure out our affiliation. They will ask and guess and try to stalk our social media through its airtight security (thanks, Panhel). It’s fun to hear their guesses. It’s also fun to try and trick them. It’s even more fun when they figure out they get to be your sister.

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12 Reasons We Still Love High School Musical

Hey, Wildcats. How old do you feel knowing that it’s the ten year anniversary of High School Musical? I know I feel ancient. But somehow, we all still know every song, still watch the movies, and still retweet HSM themed memes on twitter. We all even paid to go see the third one in theaters. How did they get us so hooked? Did they know they were making a classic?

12. Troy and Gabriella are goals.


T as in Troy?? As annoying as they could be when they inevitably sang a {beautiful} break up song, they were the cutest couple ever. They withstood so much, from their friends sabotaging them to going off to different colleges.

11. We were all highkey jealous of Sharpay.


All that pink? People literally parting ways when you walk in the room? A literal monogramed car? I wanted to be Sharpay more than anything. And was she even that evil? I think not. She was just driven.

10. We still want to know if Ryan was gay.


They kept trying to ship him off with Kelsey, but no one I know bought that lie. It’s okay, Disney. Even as a 10 year old, I understood what it meant when a man wore that tight of pants.

9. The music is amazing.


Don’t lie to me. You still sing The Start of Something New every chance you get. We all got our heads in the game more times than we’re proud of. It’s okay.

8. Coach Bolton


What an awkward, dorky little man. But such a classic Disney father figure. “I’m not giving up MY dream, Dad. I’m giving up yours.” Beautiful.

7. Zeke’s baking.


Man, they gave him so much crap for liking something so normal. But with his mad baking skills, Zeke has won hearts, landed jobs, and made us all love him.

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Why I Love My Philanthropy

We all hear the anti-greek talk that philanthropies are just a way to make Greek life look better. That we don’t really care about the organization we’re tied to. I’m here to tell you just how incredibly wrong that is.

At the end of last semester, I was lucky enough to be able to go with a group of my sisters to visit our philanthropy, St. Jude. Our partnership with St. Jude has always been important to me, but actually seeing the hospital and having doctors, nurses, and parents thank us for what we do? That’s a feeling I’ll never shake.

I love my philanthropy because it has such a wide outreach.
St. Jude has patients from all over the world, from all different backgrounds. Since none of their patients pay a single cent to receive treatment, they help families from miles and miles away.

I love that the work my sisters and I put in to this organization allows them to keep a 2 million dollar a day operation running. I love that we get cards and letters and videos keeping us updated on the lives we’re helping to save. I love that nothing can make the girls in my house tear up faster than a message from St. Jude.

I love that lives are saved, scientific progress is made, and families get a chance at happy endings with St. Jude.

I love that they use little red wagons instead of wheelchairs. St. Jude takes every opportunity to help their patients remember that no matter what, they’re still kids. The walls are colorful and fun. There are toys and ice cream and 24 hour room service. I love that despite the suffering, these kids get every wish met. They deserve that.

Selfishly, I love that my philanthropy pushes me. It asks more of me than I thought I had to give. It makes me humble. It makes me work hard. Because I love it so, it holds me to a higher standard.

So the next time you hear someone call your philanthropy an excuse to get wasted on the weekends, remind them, and yourself, that’s a lie. Your hard work and passion for your philanthropy shouldn’t be another joke about Greek Life.

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11 Times You Wished You Were Blair Waldorf

Everyone’s Queen B has been providing inspiration to all basic bitches for years.

11. When she always looked fierce.

Blair rocked outfits that none of us will ever be brave enough to try. And she looked damn good doing it.

10. When her work ethic could make anyone feel inadequate.

Say what you will, Blair worked hard for what she wanted. Even if her methods weren’t always pure, she wasn’t afraid of dirty work.

9. When she knew the ways of the world.

She’s not wrong, is she? There’s nothing quite like spending an exuberant amount of money.

8. When she would do anything for her friends.

No matter how much she and Serena fought, Blair always dropped everything when Serena needed her. She knew Serena better than anyone, and alway knew what was best for her.

7. When she dropped this wisdom.

Blair had it figured out. Who doesn’t want to be all powerful? Cause B sure was.

6. When she never hesitated to cut toxic people from her life.

Sure, she was maybe a little dramatic when she banished Little J, but honestly, who wouldn’t?

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