Independence, freedom, and adulthood are all words that we freely associate with college. But here at City Paper, we have a bit of a Peter Pan complex. Sure, we know how to be grown-ups, but we also like to live life with a little bit of child-like enthusiasm — which is why we created this activity book. It brings you back to your days as a kid but with more age-appropriate material. So, kick back, learn about your new home, and grow up (but only a little bit).

Money doesn’t grow on trees — or in activity books. And eating and drinking can be expensive, so here are some great deals happening around town. Try them all to find your favorite, and yes that is a challenge.


Chuck's A-Mazing Neighborhoods
Chuck's A-Mazing Neighborhoods Find your new home and then find your way home

Mel Gibson yelled about freedom in Braveheart with such conviction for a reason. It's a pretty powerful feeling, and now that you're on your own, we want to make sure you find your own rallying cry-worthy stomping ground. As a student, you'll want to be downtown, but which hood will have you painting your face in devotion to it? — Corinne Boyer


Sit your bootay right on down in your cheaply furnished pad
Sit your bootay right on down in your cheaply furnished pad Take a Load Off Annie

You've unloaded the car, your possessions are now scattered around a sparsely decorated apartment, and you've said adios to the moving team called mom and dad as the door slams and sends echoes throughout the space. — Melissa Tunstall


Fashionable finds to fill your closet but not empty your wallet
Fashionable finds to fill your closet but not empty your wallet Nifty and Thrifty

When it comes to building your college wardrobe, King Street might not be the most budget-friendly place to shop. Here are some thrifting gold mines where you can find an array of funky fresh outfits without breaking the bank. — Kalyn Oyer


Gadget doctors who are all they're cracked up to be
Gadget doctors who are all they're cracked up to be Tech No

Dropped your iPhone in a toilet? Want to throw your Windows operating laptop out a window? Huge crack in your new tablet? Well, after you've let your phone sit in a bag of rice, attempted to clean up your hard drive, or mastered deciphering text through your cracked screen, check out our list of tech repair businesses. — Corinne Boyer


Juice is the New Black
Juice is the New Black Kale us crazy but juicing is giving coffee a run for its money

Some MLBers may be juicing in a different way, as in the way that makes you Hulk out on the IKEA furniture you spent precious hours putting together. But let's try a nicer, cleaner, greener kind of juice. With juicing becoming all the rage and new cleanses and goddess recipes popping up all over your Pinterest, it also seems like a great way to curb your appetite or detox from the giant pizza your wolfed down last night. So lettuce save you some time and point you to veggie paradise. — Melissa Tunstall


Take a cue from Pee Wee and pedal your butt around town
Take a cue from Pee Wee and pedal your butt around town Pop a Wheelie

Pee Wee Herman may not be your go-to for life lessons, but we can learn a lot from him. First that a wardrobe of a gray suit and red bow-tie is not good luck. Secondly, being creepy doesn't pay. But the most important lesson we can learn from him comes in terms of bikes. — Kailey Miller


Where to go for good eats
Where to go for good eats We Be Grubbin'

Let's lay this down for you. You're in college. You're probably going to party. You're probably going to drink. You're probably going to get very hungry after midnight and eat more than you do in a week at the dining hall. Don't worry because Charleston has some of the best late-night eats you could want to devour on a Friday night. Or Saturday. Who are we kidding, even on a Tuesday. — Fallon Devine


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