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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!

States Consider Offering Free Community College (via Huffington Post)

free community college

There are several states in the US that are considering offering free tuition at community colleges, as it’s been made evident college tuitions across the country continue to climb to extremely unreasonable prices. Prices that are so high, it’s breaking families down. And seeing how a high school diploma no longer guarantee’s a living wage, the pressure to be educated at a collegiate level is becoming more and more stressful.

13 Lies MTV Told You About Spring Break (via Cosmopolitan)

MTV's Spring Break 2000

Ah, spring break season has arrived. And thanks to the incredibly perfect spring break beach parties we see on television on channels like MTV, we believe that heading down to a beach during your break equals bikini fashion shows, perfect 85 degree weather all day everyday and grabbing cocktails with your fave celebs. Ah, if only it was that magical.

The Veronica Mars Movie Is Just More of the Same (via Slate)

veronica mars

It’s been the talk of the town! VM is back and looking hotter than ever. Fresh off her ‘Frozen’ success, Kristen Bell is back in the theaters with her new Veronica Mars movie. And lucky for you the film has received great reviews thus far! “Veronica Mars is more of the same, and that’s a beautiful thing.” Glad to see they haven’t strayed far from the original plot of the show that’s now 10 years old (crazy, right?).

That “First Kiss” Video Has Been Remade With Dogs (via BuzzFeed)

The viral video “First Kiss” dealt with total strangers kissing for the first time and witnessing major fireworks from their undeniable chemistry. And what’s a viral video without hilarious spoofs? We’ve found the ultimate champion of all First Kiss spoofs and it involves dogs. MUST WATCH!

Best Scuba Diving Locations To Pretend You’re The Little Mermaid (via Travel Freak)

mermaid Don’t lie, we know you’ve always secretly wished you were a mermaid on those beautiful summer days where you spend all day in the ocean and you never want to get out. Well here’s your chance to defy evolution. Learn how to be a mermaid by taking scuba diving classes in some of the most magical waters in the world.

 What was your favorite link of the day?