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How to Stay in Touch with College Friends Over the Summer

I honestly don’t know how to feel about summer. Sure, I get to go home, meet up with old friends, am absolved (for the most part) of the responsibilities of getting my own food, doing my own laundry, etc. and settle into my pre-college routine.

On some days, it’s almost as if my freshman year of college never happened. But it did. And it certainly isn’t easy to be separated from the friends with whom you’ve spent the majority of your year. So without further ado, here are my favorite ways to stay in touch with college buddies:

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Three DIY Graduation Gifts

As the school year winds down to graduation, we should stop and acknowledge that the seniors of the Class of 2014 have been broke college students for the last four years of their lives! With that being said, here are three easy DIY replacements for typical graduation gifts:

1. Leis
Leis, as most of you know, are flowers stringed together and worn on the neck. They’re delicate and sometimes fall off the string, but always manage to look fresh on camera. The only thing better than the smell of fresh flowers is the smell of fresh dollar bills that won’t fall off while you’re walking up to receive your diploma. Click here for specific instructions.

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4 Easy Ways to Make Money for Summer

Summer. It’s so close that you can taste it. I’m fairly sure most every UCLA student has a host of fun activities planned for Summer 2014. EDC, Hard Summer, a trip overseas, a road trip with old friends, a study abroad program, a dream internship in an new city or town, or just plain old summer class here in good ol’ Westwood  – what do all these activities have in common?

Money.

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Marceline knows you need that cold, hard cash.

It’s unabashedly clear: All fun is in need of more fun(ds). From those three-too-many Chipotle runs you make a week to that European-exclusive Topshop dress you absolutely must buy while studying abroad, we all have our weaknesses. To offset the deficit of your carefree summer spending, I’ve compiled a list of easy, quick ways to make some money this summer. (more…)

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Tips For Moving Out

It feels surreal, but the end of the school year has approached and summer is just in reach. That also means it is getting closer to the deadline for most students to move out of their current dorm room or apartment. A lot of us are dragging our feet at the thought of it, especially since this is also the time of year where we are at our busiest. As if it isn’t enough to prepare for finals, write lengthy papers, and try to land summer jobs or internships, add packing and moving to the mix. It tends to be a pretty dreaded task, especially when you look around and see the unnecessary amount of extra things you moved in with. But before you stress out too much at the thought of it all, you can get through your move with much less pressure by implementing some simple strategies to ease the load in the overall process.

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End of the Quarter Clean-Out

If you are reading this right now, there is high chance you have collected way more papers, books and tests this past year than you can comprehend. Don’t lie, you still have a syllabus you got in week one of fall quarter. Now that it’s getting close to summer, it’s time to stop being a hoarder and do an end-of-the-quarter clean-out. Here’s what you’ll need to keep and what you can throw out.

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