What Your Favorite Holiday Says About You

Arguably, there are eight major holidays that people tend to consider their favorites. This is what the world thinks when you say the following:

8. If Your Favorite Holiday is… New Years Eve:

You’re all about beginnings and potential as you are probably a really positive person. You take genuine delight from the magic New Years brings with the chance at starting over. You’re a list maker and goal-setter… and probably look fantastic in a sparkly dress.

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7. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Valentine’s Day

The only thing you love more than being in love is the idea of love itself. You burst with affection for everyone in your life, and you show it most on Valentines Day. Your favorite color is warm… pink, red, maybe even orange. You have an acquired taste for those little chalk-flavored hearts with cute sayings on them… and probably look fantastic in lipstick.

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6. If Your Favorite Holiday is… St. Patrick’s Day

You like to get drunk… a lot. But that’s okay because what else do people do on St. Patrick’s Day (which you probably affectionately refer to as St. Patty’s)? You most likely have Irish in your bloodline, which makes the holiday that much more exciting because you can claim it for your own. And as for wardrobe? You wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything but green on this holiday… head-to-toe.

Bonus: Definitely check out the St. Patty’s celebrations in Savannah and Chicago… there’s nothing like it.

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5. If Your Favorite Holiday is… Easter

If your favorite holiday is Easter, chances are, you’re incredibly family oriented… because Easter is typically a family holiday. You probably go to church fairly often and genuinely enjoy spending time with your extended relatives, who are all super close with each other. You love the fluffy marshmallow taste of peeps and finding easter eggs in the yard (even at this age). It is likely that your favorite season is spring and you look adorable in pastel… which comes in handy this time of year.

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Which Holidays Are The Biggest Jerks

Now, don’t get me wrong… I love holidays. LOVE them. Any excuse to celebrate is good enough for me. That being said, the Christmas season is coming to an end; with all the holiday-skipping, there has been a fair amount of whining about which ones are being celebrated the right way. Feelings are getting hurt, memes are being made on behalf of turkeys, and holiday picketers are pointing fingers at Santa like he personally offended their mothers. We get it– some holidays are bullies.

So, we decided to list them in order.

8. New Year’s Eve

You know why New Years is great? There’s magic in the potential for new beginnings and every single person is willing to get behind that. It’s short, sparkly, full of excitement, champagne, and low stress. Everyone has the potential to wake up the next year, shake off the glitter, and move on with the aspiration to better themselves.

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7. Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving is not a jerky holiday; Thanksgiving is the red-headed step child of holidays. Though it’s origins are questionable, the ideals behind Thanksgiving are solid… but everyone still skips over to celebrate Christmas for two months (because WHO doesn’t love listening to Jingle Bell Rock for a solid 55 days?!) Thanksgiving is usually celebrated for a total of 5 hours before switching back to 24/7 of the guy in the big red suit.

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6. Easter

Easter is a religious holiday where everyone who normally doesn’t go to church suddenly decides to pay the pews a visit… And then the world just threw in a few unrelated associations. Colorful eggs with candy inside? Sure. Marshmallows in the shape of baby chickens? Absolutely. A giant trespassing bunny who breaks into your house while you’re sleeping to leave presents? Why not. Talk about unreal expectations.

Still, not as offensive as most holidays, so Easter has a pretty low jerk rating, as well.

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5. Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday… but let’s be real. It gives full approval for anyone to dress as anything in a mocking way. Some people take seriously offensive ideas and like to portray them with an IRL drunken night spent as another person.

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Your Sorority Sisters as Santa’s Reindeer

You know the song, “Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen! To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”. And you can’t forget Rudolph of course. Now think about your sisters. Don’t they kind of fit those titles quite well. I mean they’re all quite different but can come together to complete tasks quite well, from philanthropy events to recruitment rounds that last far too long.

You’ve got…

9. Dasher

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Dasher is the sister who couldn’t get out of chapter meetings faster. If she can make an excuse to never show up at sorority events she will. Sometimes you don’t even know why she joined a sorority but then you see her finally smiling at a function surrounded by a bunch of frat brothers basically becoming a walking standards violation.

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8. Dancer

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Dancer is the sister who is the first to volunteer to be Fraternity sweetheart just so she can show off her dance skills for her talent at the philanthropy event. She is the first to start a dance circle at every function and knows how to twerk, dougie, do the cupid’s shuffle, whip, nae nae, wobble, and do basically any other move you can think of. She may be a part of the dance team or maybe she just likes to dance for fun but either way you dig this sister’s moves.

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7. Prancer

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Prancer is the sister who’s always trying to stay positive. She’s the recruitment chair or sisterhood chair who tries to avoid drama and wants to solve problems within the sorority instead of dwelling on the past. She is a very emotional person but knows how to pull it together and be tough when needed. She prances around during discussions trying to soothe hurt sisters and build up those whose opinions are being ignored. She is one to watch and could make a great sorority president someday.

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6. Vixen

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Vixen is the sister who always has the hottest formal date, best barn dance partner, and cutest singing partner for any philanthropy event. She is the girl who always has a date and doesn’t want to be tied down. She gives the best dating advice and knows which fraternity guys are total losers and which are secret sweethearts. Go to her after your big breakup and she’ll tell you what apps to download, clubs to go to, and parties to check out.

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Finals Week as Described by Tumblr

The semester break is so close, yet so far away. Unfortunately, the worst week of the semester is approaching. Here is how Tumblr users are feeling about finals week:

Studying

This Tumblr user knows that when it comes to when you have to study, we truly don’t commit like we should.

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Binge Drinking

Studying for hours for a test that I still manage to fail makes me want to do a lot of things. Getting drunk is definitely one of those.


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Professors

“Your professors are your best resource.” Yeah, maybe if I want my death date to come a bit sooner.


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Going Home

Did you even get every thing done that day if you didn’t take a nap? No, is the correct answer, and finals week is no exception.


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Attire

It’s finals week. Nobody is showering or sleeping. There is absolutely no time to care about your appearance.
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Why Christmas is ULTIMATELY Better Than Halloween

Halloween is great and all but we know who the real winner is……CHRISTMAS!!! To me Halloween doesn’t really have a season it is just another day where you can dress up, go party hopping, and it gives you an excuse to be somebody else for the moment with minimal judgment. Yes Christmas is just one day, but it has a magical season in itself.

The Lights and Decorations

As soon as December 1st roles around I already see the inflatable turkeys being replaced with Santa and lights going up. The next thing you know the lights are being synchronized to different songs and the decorations are dancing in the yard! I love it when I am driving through a neighborhood and every house is lit up. Just something about seeing everyone participating in the purest season makes my heart pretty happy. Shows that there is still a little humanity left in the world.

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The Sweets

In my household, Christmas season is also known as baking season. I’m pretty sure December is the only time our cookbooks get any actual use. We have Christmas cookies being made for Santa literally all month long by the kids because the adults won’t stop eating them. Mom is making the butter cookies which are the worst thing for you but the best thing that your mouth has ever tasted. then we have all the pies and cobblers taking up space in the oven. The sweets during this time of year are found to be so versatile because they can be used as a snack or as a little present for the neighbors or the mail man who brings all of your mail to your door no matter what the weather is doing.

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The Music

Some of the best music has been made during the holidays by the best artists known to man. Ranging from BB King, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, and of course Mariah Carey. You know that it is truly the holiday season when the radio starts playing Christmas songs back to back. Plus everyone loves Christmas music no matter how many times it has been remade, in the end, it gives people something to sing along to. Christmas music, along with any kind of music, acts as a link to bring everyone together. For those short three minutes of singing, you are one with these strangers and you all have this one thing in common and that is you love this song that you’re singing together.

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The 12 Days of Srat-mas

On the first day of Srat-mas, my sisters gave to me:
An invite to a frat party.

On the second day of Srat-mas, my sisters gave to me:
Two handmade paddles and an invite to a frat party.

On the third day of Srat-mas, my sisters gave to me:
Three comfort colors, two handmade paddles, and an invite to a frat party.

On the fourth day of Srat-mas, my sisters gave to me:
Four Venti lattes, three comfort colors, two handmade paddles, and an invite to a frat party.

On the fifth day of Srat-mas, my sisters gave to me:
FIVE LEGACIES, four Venti lattes, three comfort colors, two handmade paddles, and an invite to a frat party.

On the sixth day of Srat-mas, my sisters gave to me:
Six pearl earrings, FIVE LEGACIES, four Venti lattes, three comfort colors, two handmade paddles, and an invite to a frat party.

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10 Times We Were All Buddy the Elf

10. When you make a grand entrance into your favorite frat.

9. When you go home and your mom cooks.

8. When your parents ask for your post-grad plans.

7. When you realize how little you’ve prepared for a final.

6. When you see the guy you’re into.

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The Struggle of Finding the Perfect Christmas Present for Your Roommate(s)

Christmas is right around the corner and with that comes many things. Christmas trees, lights, music, traditions, food, parties, sweaters, and many other things that make us have a tingly feeling of joy inside. But one huge thing that comes with Christmas, is something we all love receiving, but can have some trouble with giving. That’s presents. And being college students, we have quite the list of people to shop for. And with most of us barely being able to afford our tuition, sorority dues, and meals, this can be stressful. And if you live in a dorm with a roommate(s), that just adds one more person to your list and more money (that you really don’t have) you potentially have to spend. You’re thinking “More stress. Great.”

Yes, giving gifts can be a very stressful task when done wrong. But when done right, it can make you go from just a good friend to a great friend. One thing to keep in mind is to try to find something that the person actually needs. When looking for a gift for someone you live with, this shouldn’t be too challenging. I mean you do LIVE with them. You have a bit of an advantage over most. You get to see their struggles and hear them express their complaints. You also get to learn their likes and dislikes fairly quickly. Therefore, you wouldn’t think finding them the perfect present would be such a daunting job. However, for some of us, it is SOOOOOO DIFFICULT.

So, for those of you who may be having trouble finding that perfect gift for you roommate(s), here are some tips I came up with that helped me loads, and I hope may be of some assistance to you.

First off, don’t over think it. Chances are your roommate(s) are freaking out just as much as you. Especially if this is your first Christmas together. Because you don’t have experience with it. You’re not really sure how much you should spend. You’re not sure if you should get something meaningful or practical. Something homemade or bought. Would a gift card to their fav coffee shop be too impersonal? There are so many questions and if this is your first year giving each other gifts, they may be difficult to answer.

DON’T SWEAT IT. Instead of driving yourself crazy trying to answer these questions on your own, try talking to your roommate(s). Ask them about setting a budget on the gifts (after all, we all are broke college students). See where their heads at as far as what type of gift and don’t be afraid to set up some rules or guidelines! It will make things so much easier for the both of you. Because, let’s be honest, no one needs added stress at this time of the year (Finals are already doing their fair share of giving us anxiety).

Once you’ve discussed the budget and rules for you gift, start looking! As I said earlier, you do live with this person. You should know them fairly well. And if you don’t, just think of what you would like to get. You’re both college students, probably near the same age, and I’m sure have other things in common. Use that as a guideline when searching and you’re bound to come up with some solid ideas.

If you’re still struggling with what to get, Pinterest is never a bad option. Just search “Gift Ideas for Roommates” or “Christmas Presents for Roommates.” There will be dozens upon dozens of different posts and lists to help you out and get some creative juices flowing. And if that’s too basic, be more specific in your search. That will help you find exactly what you’re looking for for whatever personality type your roommate may be. Pinterest has never led me astray.

By now, if you still literally have NO IDEA whatsoever of what to get, you should probably just go the safe route. Gift cards or even cash is never a bad thing. Especially if you aren’t extremely close with your roommate. You may feel bad or feel like this is too impersonal, but when have you ever been disappointed about receiving money? Exactly.

Well I hope some of these tips might have calmed your nerves and given you some ideas and a base to work from. Christmas is coming fast! So good luck and get shopping (or crafting)!

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10 Ideas For Sisterhood Bonding During The Holidays

It’s important for every sorority to master the art of bonding. Spending time with your sisters is what allows you to get to know the many faces in your sorority. Here’s a few ideas for bonding during our favorite time of the year, the holidays:

 

tumblr_m9mqx1PWoe1qlrlr7o1_50010. Holiday decorating.

Whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, grab a bunch of sisters and start getting crafty. You will be amazed on how great the outcome will be.

 

tumblr_n49zanciwo1tpgp6eo1_5009. Throw a costume party.

Make it a thing to throw an annual costume party during Halloween and dress to your heart’s desire with your sisters. You can even plan it with other Greeks and make a huge contest out of it.

 

pumpkin-carving-with-miley-cyrus-o8. Pumpkin carving.

Whenever fall is among us, we love pumpkin everything! We most definitely love going to pumpkin patches with our sisters and being kids for a change. After grabbing some pumpkins, get a large group together and decorate and carve them.

 

tumblr_n9yjjvTw5v1rnngzao1_5007. Have a fall/winter photo shoot.

It’s already common for sororities to take shitloads of pictures. Well, we also love to dress up nice, especially for the fall and winter season. Why not get a photo shoot together and take a few cute candid and off guard shots? Make all the memories you can.

 

roadtrip6. Go on a spontaneous road trip.

This time don’t plan ahead to go somewhere. Randomly pick a place to go to with your sisters. Traveling is fun, but it’s even better when you have all your best friends with you.

 

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The End of Fall Semester as Told by Disney Princesses

There’s something specifically stressful and hectic about the time between the end of fall break and the beginning of winter break. It seems like everyone’s (including my own) life is in shambles as we try to survive the next few weeks.

10) When Thanksgiving is so close yet so far away.


I mean, we’re two weeks out, but we might as well be 2 years out. Time is moving so slowly it’s almost in reverse. All I want is my bed, my dog, and some pie. Is that so much to ask?

9) When you’re still recovering from your midterm grades.


So maybe you bombed a few midterms. You’ve got a whole half a semester to redeem yourself, right? Yet every day we got closer and closer to that final grade, and not much has changed. Oops.

8) When its too cold to dress cute when you go out.


You’re telling me I have to walk to a frat house with a thousand layers on, and then someone make it back with all of those layers still attached to me? No thanks.

7) When you can’t find the motivation to do anything.


All you want to do is cuddle up and watch movies. Specifically holiday themed movies. Give me a blanket and some hot chocolate while I ignore the pile of homework staring at me.

6) When you can’t decide if it’s too early for Christmas music.


When is it appropriate? November first? Closer to Thanksgiving? No one can give me a solid answer on this, so I’m gonna jam to Jingle Bells and bring my peppermint mocha, thank you very much.

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25 Things All Sorority Girls Want For Christmas

Written by: Anna Damschroder, Katheryn Sullivan, Maria Thompson, Rachael Chapiewski, Shayna Butera, Carrie Taylor, and Nicole Hardwick

It’s that special time of year for everyone to get together and give hugs and kisses!! Wait, besides the hugs and kisses, what about the gifts? We all know that you want gifts and presents for Christmas, but the question is what kind of gifts and presents do you want? Sorority girls have many ideas in mind, what exactly do they want for Christmas? Check out the list below and find out!! Merry Christmas to you all 🙂

25. A check for spring semester’s dues

24. Bean/Hunter rain boots

23. Fitbit and the Tory Burch bracelet to go with it

 

22. Car decals of our letters

21. Monogrammed flask/monogrammed anything!

 

20. New Nikes

19. Teavana tea

 

18. Spirit jersey with letters of course

 

17. Alex and Ani bracelet

 

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