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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!


This Guy is the Van Gogh of Snapchat (via BuzzFeed)

Snapchat Art by Michael - Aventure Time

Speaking of social media, Snapchat is all the rage and even though we’re wary of the security risks, we’re up for the Snapchat revolution if it produces fun artists like the one above, whom BuzzFeed has dubbed the “Van Gogh of Snapchat.” Just check out his snapsterpieces and you may or may not agree. (We’re thoroughly impressed though.)

Justin Bieber arrested for DUI and Drag Racing in Florida (via LA Times)

JBiebs needs a long vacation away from the spotlight because we’re tired of seeing his inflated ego taking up our computer screens. Maybe this arrest in Miami Beach for drunk driving will make this happen? Either way, he just needs to go away. Far away.

No, Facebook is Not an Infectious Disease (via Mashable)

Facebook Infection

The internet is going crazy with the claim a Princeton study has regarding the impending doom of Facebook. Apparently, this study has likened Facebook to an infection, and it will soon go the way Myspace. (Do college students even remember their Myspace days anymore? Did they have a Myspace? Oh, the questions.) This op-ed on Mashable doesn’t agree. For the sake of knowing all points of view, we think you should read this opposing argument.

Utah Student Protests Increasing Tuition with Suitcase of $1 Bills (via Salt Lake Tribune)

University of Utah Student Luq Mughal

So this dude is protesting the rising tuition costs by paying his semester’s tuition in full – entirely in cash. In single dollar bills, no less. And he wants people to join him the next time your tuition due date is coming up. Would you participate in this protest?

These Colleges Will Pay Your Student Loan Bills (via CNN Money)

Spring Arbor University Student Loans

Speaking of rising tuition, some colleges are actually doing something that is for the student’s benefit. It’s been a while since we’ve heard news where students weren’t being screwed over. But now, some schools are pledging through the LRAP Foundation to help students pay their student loan bills until they secure a well-paying job.

What were your favorite links of the day?