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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!

Rider Strong’s 18 Best Responses To Tweets About Himself (BuzzFeed)

It’s Rider Strong’s (AKA Shawn Hunter) birthday and this post is the perfect way to celebrate our fave Boy Meets World star. See, what you may not know about Rider is that he is on Twitter, and not only is he on Twitter – he’s hilarious. He loves to respond to people who tweet at him in… creative ways. You’ll see.

These Signs Show Why You’re Not Sure If You’ll Survive Final Exams (Huffington Post)

If you’re still fighting for survival in exams week, we feel your pain. This GIF roundup on Huffington Post is exactly the kind of thing you need to A) get you through it, and B) procrastinate. It’s a vicious cycle, really.

These Kids Invented A Robotic Arm That Can Make You Stronger (Huffington Post)

Engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania have invented a robotic device that is worn on a person’s arm and can help them to lift up to an additional 40 pounds. Amazing!

Homeless College Student Seeks Shelter During Breaks (CNN)

Not enough attention is paid to college students who consider themselves homeless, and Jessie McCormick, a student at Aquinas College, wants to share her story and make a change for students in need.

Harry Potter Emojis Are What Your Phone Needs Immediately (BuzzFeed)

The only thing better than emojis is Harry Potter emojis. Thank you, BuzzFeed, for this absolutely genius concept. Apple, get on it, okay? I want to be able to send people “Sneering Snape” ASAP.

 What was your favorite link of the day?