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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!

Survey: More employers plan to hire new college grads (via USA Today)

hiring new grads

Finally we have some good news. USA Today released an article showing that about 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates this year, up from 53% last year and 44% in 2010. It’s a slight improvement and hopefully this will continue being an upward trend over the next few years.

The Good News About College Costs (via Forbes)

While we only hear the upsetting news about the rising costs of college, this Forbes article takes a positive spin on this hated topic. And once you read it and gain some perspective, you might actually feel better.

21 Incredibly Important Social Media Proverbs (via Buzzfeed)


These proverbs related to social media are so perfect. Proverbs have never put a larger smile on my face than these hilarious ones do.

Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling (via The New York Times)

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a major higher education decision yesterday, that upholds Michigan’s voter-passed ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions. Leaders in higher education are distraught over this ruling.

Disney Characters Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before (via Redesign Revolution)

princess turned prince

Not sure how I feel about this; it’s a little strange to see Ariel with pecs and a six pack…oh and as a man. These digital paintings are beautiful but the concept is a little weird. Still, Sakimi Chan’s artwork is incredible and definitely adds some perspective to the fact that not all of the famous Disney legends have to be women.

What was your favorite link of the day?