What does it mean to be an “adult,” anyway?

By Quackd • February 27, 2015

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By Haley Mudrick For a lot of us, being an “adult” goes something like this: You live on your own and pay your own bills. You don’t depend on your parents anymore and you act “mature” and you’ve reached a certain age in which society deems you worthy of being a part of adulthood. But is [...]

The world behind a screen

By Quackd • February 25, 2015

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By Grant Susman My attention span diminished the day I got an iPhone. I actually don’t remember what it’s like to sit in complete boredom for more than twenty minutes. And I’m not talking about when you’re bored in class and think about your warm bed that’s undeniably more comfortable than a wooden lecture hall [...]

11 signs you’re overanalyzing this new relationship

By Quackd • February 25, 2015

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1. You spend 20 minutes debriefing every text she sends. 2. You’re alarmed when you see a girl in his profile photo… that is, before you spend 30 minutes researching and realize that she’s his sister. 3. You look up his music tastes on Facebook and wonder if you can like a guy who likes [...]

Why you should live on campus

By Quackd • February 24, 2015

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By Kyle Wizner  By the time winter term comes around every year, campus is full of students talking about how horrible the residence halls are. Complaints abound — ranging in degree of seriousness from “dorm food sucks” to “I hate my roommate.” As a transfer student who wasted a precious year of college living with [...]

Awake

By Quackd • February 23, 2015

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By Travis Loose Sometimes, my past feels like a dream. You know when you wake up from a real shitty dream, and for a brief moment it feels as though it were real? You have that quick conversation in your head that you are now awake, and none of that garbage you just dreamt about [...]

New year’s resolutions I still haven’t gotten around to

By Quackd • February 20, 2015

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By Grant Susman 1. Regularly use the beautiful new Rec Center. 2. Learn how to cook more than four things. 3. Learn how to cook without a microwave. 4. Stop procrastinating. 5. Go to bed earlier than 3 a.m. 6. Get enough sleep to not need to set 12 alarms. 7. Actually wake up at [...]

Thoughts of a fifth-year senior

By Quackd • February 19, 2015

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1. ”Time to make new friends!” 2. ”You don’t need to reassure me it’s okay I finish in five years and that a lot of people do the same. I know.” 3. ”You’re a fifth-year senior, too?? NO WAY!!” 4. “Another year of that religious asshole in the Ampitheater??!??” 5.  ”So grades don’t really matter unless I go [...]

The bullshit of “meninism”

By Quackd • February 18, 2015

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By Haley Mudrick I’m a woman. I’ve been cat-called. I’ve been harassed. I’ve felt scared at night: constantly looking around while walking home, hoping I make it home safe, sharp keys between my fingers. Do you know how awful it feels to be stared at, to be whistled at when you’re alone? To receive crude, [...]

I was the reason

By Quackd • February 17, 2015

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By Grant Susman I remember how it hurt. I didn’t want to accept that it was really over; the time that we had was short, but I was sure that it meant something. It had to. We had met in that stupid English class that we’d complain about so much. We laughed, joked and did [...]

What I learned from sending my best friend a nude photo of myself. By accident.

By Quackd • February 16, 2015

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By Katherine Marrone A couple of weeks ago, I accidentally sent my best friend a nude photo of myself. It was 3 a.m, and I was drunk. I went on Facebook and saw that my best friend from Italy messaged me. We started chatting — she about her time in Germany, me about my finishing [...]