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Living the Alternative: 5 realizations that will instantly make you feel old

Living the Alternative: 5 realizations that will instantly make you feel old

Taylor Felver May 6, 2017

Sure, we all hear things or do things (like graduate college) that make us feel old. Have you ever been walking by someone and caught a snippet of their conversation and you think to yourself, wow I feel...

Living the Alternative: A guide to Lana Del Reys albums

Living the Alternative: A guide to Lana Del Rey’s albums

April 11, 2017

Dark, mysterious, sexualized, nostalgic. One might think this sounds like a weird combination of words to put together, but really I'm just describing Lana Del Rey’s albums. To anybody who is a professed...

Living the Alternative: Things I wish people would have told me about studying abroad in Europe

Living the Alternative: Things I wish people would have told me about studying abroad in Europe

April 6, 2017

It is no surprise that for many, studying abroad is a big decision. The summer before I departed for school in England it is easy to say that it felt like absolutely chaos in preparation for what I was...

Living the Alternative: How to travel solo

Living the Alternative: How to travel solo

April 5, 2017

It is no surprise that travelling continues to not only be a growing topic trending across multimedia platforms, but also because travelling itself tends to be something more people are finding themselves...

Living the Alternative: The 6 types of people who post on Snapchat

Living the Alternative: The 6 types of people who post on Snapchat

March 22, 2017

Snapchat is a great way to keep in touch and up to date on friends lives. Maybe just a little too much. Like Facebook and Twitter also, snapchat allows us to see in real time what our friends are doing....

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Living the Alternative: ‘Game of Thrones’ announces release date, the wait begins

Taylor Felver March 10, 2017

It has been one long off season with no drama and no drastic death scenes leaving the audience with mixed feelings of hatred and lust for the madly popular show "Game of Thrones." For those who have kept...

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Living the Alternative: The best spring break trips in Colorado

March 5, 2017

For those not lucky enough to take week long cruises in the Caribbean during their spring break there are plenty of alternatives for those staying in Colorado that provide fun for cheap. 1. Glenwood...

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Living the Alternative: 10 things that instantly annoy college students

Taylor Felver February 18, 2017

While there are a variety of things that can make any college student groan with annoyance, it simply takes any of these 10 to potentially turn a good day into a bad one. 1. When your phone goes...

Living the Alternative: Best loyalty programs for college students

Living the Alternative: Best loyalty programs for college students

Taylor Felver February 14, 2017

Being in college and being broke go hand in hand, so what better way to save money than to score free food and drinks without actually having to do anything other than by visiting some of your favorite...

Living the Alternative: Why the Oscars are overrated

Living the Alternative: Why the Oscars are overrated

Taylor Felver February 9, 2017

Oscar season is upon us, and after a long year of so-so movies, this Oscar season is sticking to its tradition of making us fall asleep. Sure, the Oscars are really great for the celebs that get to participate...

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Living the Alternative: 5 best TED Talks for dealing with college stress

Taylor Felver February 6, 2017

Hangovers aren’t the only things that can hit you like a ton of bricks in college. What can hurt just as bad and sometimes have longer lasting effects is stress. TED talks is a great platform to...

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Living the Alternative: How to be a forest child

Guest Author February 3, 2017

If you grew up in the woods like me, you will understand the alternative lifestyle of being a forest child. Running through the woods barefoot, using dirt as camouflage, riding dirt bikes to get from...

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