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Now, we don’t want to encourage you to procrastinate or anything (we take school very seriously here, duh) but we also know that sometimes what you really need during an intense study session is a quick break, to laugh a little, catch up on what’s trending and in the news, and recharge before you  sit down to write that 10 page essay. The College Mixer is our attempt at making things easier for you — here are today’s top links from around the web!


Should I Take A Gap Year Before Going to College? (via Slate)

Gap Year Before College - Study Abroad

Considering taking a year off before you head to college? This article explains why, for some people, taking a gap year to volunteer or go abroad might actually be a good idea. So before you send in your official acceptance, check this out and think it through.

7 Things Sorority Girls Won’t Tell You About Being in a Sorority (via Her Campus)

Sorority House

Sorority life always looks so adorable and glamorous in the movies, but what is it like in real life? Here are 7 things that sorority girls won’t tell you about Greek life, like how much of a time commitment it is, or how there might be maintenance issues with their house.

2014 Grammys Winners List (via CNN)

Daft Punk Pharrell Williams Get Lucky Record of the Year 2014 Grammys

Did you catch the Grammy Awards last night? In case you missed it, here’s a list of all of the 2014 winners, including Daft Punk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jay-Z, and more. Did any of your favorites win?

What It’s Like to Be An Adult College Student and Graduate at 72 (via Huffington Post)

Even if you’re not in college just yet, you probably have a really good idea of what it’s like to be a college student at 18 or be a college graduate at 22. But what’s it feel like to go to college and graduate as an adult? Van McKellar, a man who graduated college in 2012 at the age of 72, tells us what it’s like in this article.

The 25 Stages of Having a Snow Day in College (via BuzzFeed)

Snow Day Cat GIF

Snow days in college are actually way better than the ones you used to have in elementary school because back then, going to school wasn’t really all that bad. Here are the 25 stages of a college snow day. Oh, and if you’re lucky enough to have a snow day in college, make sure you grab a lunch tray and go sledding. It’s necessary.

What was your favorite link of the day?