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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!

Study: Recent Veterans are Succeeding in College (via USA Today)

Research was released by the Student Veterans of America service organization to see how those who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are performing in college. About one in three veterans earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. It has always been believed that veterans are “disasterous” students, that there are always huge flunking rates with soldiers, but now, more and more professors are saying that these conclusions are not accurate.

 Want a Clothing Item But Can’t Find It In Stores or Online? You Need This App (via Haute Talk)


Did you see an outfit on Pinterest or Tumblr that you’re dying to have but have no idea where it came from? There’s an app for that, and it’s called The Hunt.

 Spotify Offering College Kids an Awesome New Discount (via USA Today)

spotify college discounts

To grab more Millennials’ attention, Spotify is giving college students a $5-a-month premium music deal, half off the regular rate. The price reverts to normal after graduation, so be quick! Get this awesome deal while you can.

 Which “Toy Story” Character Are You? (via Buzzfeed)

toy story character

Toy Story is making a comeback! Take yet another one of BuzzFeed’s perfect quizzes that will help you further identify with some of your favorite Disney characters. I feel like I’d get Mrs. Potato Head…Is that weird?

 Football Players Win Union (via Inside Higher Ed)

Northwestern University Football Team

Football players at Northwestern University are looking to unionize, and they might just get what they want. A regional labor board is backing them in this potentially game-changing case, which suggests that student athletes who receive athletic scholarships are technically employees of the school. The university is expected to appeal the ruling, so sit tight.

What was your favorite link of the day?