Monday, August 22, 2016

Greek Life: To Rush or Not to Rush?

If you've been deciding on whether to join greek life or not, I had one of my best friends Emily talk about what she's loved for the past two years in her sorority. For myself, I decided not to rush for a couple of reasons. But if this is something that interests you, don't let the stereotypes get in the way! Depending on the school, greek life will vary, and it doesn't hurt to go to rush week to see for yourself and then decide. Don't forget to factor in things like cost and time commitment, but also life long friendships and community involvement. Keep reading to see what Emily has to say on her experience so far as a Chi Omega at Vanderbilt University!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding {Vegan}

I'm the kind of person who only likes super simple recipes, and this one has to be my new favorite. It was incredibly easy to make, and not too dry or soggy. It would also be delicious with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries....the list goes on. I wanted to make bread pudding because of this challah bread I bought...although I really really embarrassed myself when buying it at my local bakery. I totally mispronounced the name and the cashier was laughing so much, but now I know that it's not pronounced "ch"allah, but more like "holla" (at least I sure hope so). Also, you might be curious as to how this is a vegan recipe since the challah contains egg, but other than the bread, there are no eggs or dairy. Any day old bread will do! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

5 Things to Expect At A Big College

To say I was scared for freshman year of college is an understatement. What intimidated me the most was meeting new people, me being a speck among thousands. For someone who isn't super out going or talkative, I thought I'd be alone in my dorm room every weekend, knitting scarves and stalking Nathan Adrian on instagram (as it turns out I only did that once a month). The college I go to has more than 50,000+ students, and it has its ups and downs. For anyone curious on what college life is like at a bigger school, or if you're a freshman about to go to one, here are some things I learned that will hopefully help you!