Pets in college: Worth the trouble?

As an annoyingly avid pet lover, I’ve countlessly considered adopting a dog, buying a hamster or some other small animal and basically anything regarding cuddly companions. As my senior year is coming to its last semester, though, I’ve realized that not getting a pet (one that my parents would have objected to tenfold) was probably in my (and the pets) best interest.

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Braving the cold on a budget

While most underclassmen may not be able to utilize this advice immediately, it’s important to know how to brave the cold of Athens now that we’re on the semester system (which, coincidentally, is another thing that underclassmen don’t understand… I’m old). Anyway, it’s a tough life being a college student living paycheck by paycheck, especially with the ever increasing electric bill as the temperatures unfavorably drop.

But there are ways to save yourself some money and energy, some of which are all too simple.

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Mission Unshoppable

And no, I don’t mean grocery shopping. And I know guys need to shop too (and sometimes like it), so don’t play that off my male readers.

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Give up some free time: Improve your life and your resume

Although most people think community service won’t benefit them in the long run (unless you’re trying to do social work or whatever else), it’s something that’ll give you a step above most of your competition.

Why, you may ask?

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Fit & free of the 15

Staying fit and fine can be relatively difficult in a world of cheap booze and Fuego at Shively, but there are plenty of ways to stay slim and strapping throughout the holiday seasons.

Click here to learn about some active events in Athens throughout the fall season!

It’s the month of 5k’s, which should give you more than enough reasons to go out, stay fit and, in plenty of cases, support charities. Keep in mind that the cold shouldn’t keep you out of the gym, no matter how appealing your fuzzy slippers and watching re-runs of One Tree Hill may sound to you. Or for Halloween’s sake, watching some American Horror Story.