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.
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
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
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
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
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
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