Our Top Favorite Beers

College life is where school responsibilities and parties collide. Indeed, college is all about exams week, having a relationship, parties, and beer.

 
Work didn’t exist in our vocabulary in the first few years of college. Money was tight and you can only spend a few dimes for a beer and an extra late night pizza. Thus, if you are looking at cutting down your expenses but would want to participate in college parties and drink beer, here is a list of beers that are both affordable, smooth, and light—perfect for college students.

 
Lone star
This is probably one of my favorite beers of all time. It was once marketed as the National Beer of Texas for maintaining Texas brewery tradition.

 
Medalla Light
It is one of the tastiest beers of Puerto Rico. It is very easy to drink in warm weather as it has a refreshing taste.

 
Simpler Times
This beer is perfect for college students. Brewed in Wisconsin, this 12-ounce bottle is light and it doesn’t give that hard punch you don’t need especially when you have a class in the morning.

 
Rolling Rock
Now this one is probably the cheapest drinks you can get, but you can never go wrong in choosing it, especially when you are to drink it with meaty burger and barbecue. It has a clean and crisp note that you need for an abrupt backyard party.

 
Old Milwaukee
It is not a good drink for freshmen college student because of its wild taste, but for those of you who needs a good punch of alcohol, this is the best option for you.

 
Budweiser
Need I say more?

 
Busch Light
Busch Light is brewed perfectly with a bit blend of Premium American Hops, and a bit of malt and corn that gives this beverage a balanced flavor.

 
Coors Light
Try this when you plan on playing beer pong!

 
Miller Light
Miller Light is way better than any other beers, but mind you, this one’s got an expensive price tag for a college student. Oh, except if you’re born as a rich kid.

 
Keystone light
It’s our number one favorite as it leaves you with no hangover in the morning. It’s wallet-friendly as well.

 
Give these beers a try and tell us, which one is favorite. Or better yet, comment below your favorite beer. We might want to try it. And of course, let’s not forget to drink moderately.

How Our Competitive Friendship is Positive

Competition in friendship or in any form of relationship is, most of the times, seen as unhealthy. The rivalry between two people can oftentimes heat up and may turn into a catastrophic event. However, for some people, competitive friendship can be positive. Well, if the two persons involved are matured enough to handle friendly competition, this is indeed possible.

 
When is competitive friendship positive?
You don’t want to just watch your friends achieving all of their dreams, do you? If you have a competitive friendship, you would certainly think of ways to reach your life goals, too. What’s good about having a true friend to compete with is that he will give you real knowledge about his experiences taking the journey to reaching his dreams. And you know what? You’d do the same.

 

Friendly competition is not the same as any kind of competition that is toxic and stressful. Rather, it is fun, exciting, and you will definitely reach out to the other person if you feel that he is on the losing end. You will notice that both of you will even support each other along the way.

 
When does it become toxic?
Competition in any form can bring stress and anxiety to the person involved. It becomes unhealthy when both parties no longer care for each other’s wellbeing, when two friends start to inflict pain and anxiety toward each other—be it physical, emotional, or mental.

 
Sometimes, friends lose track and make the other person’s life miserable for the desire to be on top of the game. If the other person is pushing you down and is already bragging about his accomplishments without giving you a little credit.

 
How to handle a highly competitive friend?
This is a simple problem with a very simple solution. Just talk to him or her constructively. You may throw your criticisms and point of views to your friend, but make your purpose constructive, not destructive. These are two very different forms of criticisms. One is rooted by love and care, and the latter is driven by lust and greed. Become more mature to handle the pressure and to know how to act on it with sane mind when it comes to the point where you or your friend has been eaten by greed and hunger to win the competition no matter what.

 
Don’t let your friendship be ruined simply by irrelevant competition. After all, it should be fun and rewarding for the two of you.

Easy Meals for Dorm Living

University life can be hard. Aside from balancing our time between studying and partying, we also have to budget our money for dorm expenses and, of course, meals. ‘All work and no play make Jack a dull boy’ is totally true. But all work and play, with no food, makes Jack even duller. There’s nothing worse than feeling tired, sluggish and low on energy due to being hungry. It’s simply impossible to study or even party on an empty stomach.

Thus we compiled these quick and easy meals for dorm living.

The Idiot-proof breakfast-in-a-Mug

All you need is:

• A ceramic mug (Of course!)
• A spoonful of butter (That’s assuming you have a small fridge in your room. If not, just ask a tablespoon from a friend working at the cafeteria)
• 2 whole eggs (Yes! That’s minus the exasperating task of segregating the yolks from the whites.)
• A spoonful of water or milk
• Salt, pepper and cheddar cheese, to taste

For roughly 30 seconds, preheat the ceramic mug containing butter only.
Add the water and eggs, season with salt and pepper, and microwave again on high.
After 45 seconds, remove from the microwave and stir for even cooking.
Cook for another 45 seconds and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
If you’re vegetarian, replace eggs with tofu. Ditch the milk and cheese if you’re vegan.

Pasta It Is

Who says we can’t enjoy fine dining in the limited confines of our dorm room?

All you need is a cup of pasta, a microwavable bowl and pasta sauce.

• Put the uncooked pasta into the bowl and add cold water, just enough to cover the pasta. Yup! Cold water is a tried-and-tested trick for quicker cooking pasta.
• After maybe 10 minutes in the microwave, check to see if the pasta is ‘al dente.’
• Heat up the pasta sauce in another bowl. Or you may try olive oil and salt to taste.
• Top with your favorite herbs and spices and Voila! Pasta it is!

Chocolate Cake for Two

If you’re craving for something sweet and easy to whip up, here’s one to share with your dorm buddy.

All you need are five spoonfuls of chocolate cake mix, two spoonfuls of yogurt, a spoonful of diet soda, and a microwavable bowl.

• Grease the bowl with oil or butter.
• Stir the cake mix, yogurt and soda into the bowl until batter turns smooth and creamy.
• Microwave on high for a minute and a half, or until the surface starts showing cracks.
• Let cool before transferring to a plate. Sprinkle with chocolate chips or even ice cream, if you have them.

With just a microwave oven, you won’t have to miss out on healthy and hearty meals.

Dorm or Private Room

College life can be expensive. Especially with all the needed books, school requirements, extra-curricular activities, accommodation, food, transportation fees, and not mention college parties. With this, you need to think of ways to cut costs in order to make ends meet. And one thing that could save you hundreds of dollars is by choosing the right student housing building throughout your college years. But which one can really give you affordable rates and a healthy college environment—dorm or private room? Let’s find out.

 
A dorm is a room where bunkbeds or more than a bed is contained. These beds are available to anyone. It means you can have strangers around you in a room. While a private room is exclusively for you or someone with you only. These two work differently according to your needs and comforts. One works better than the other depending upon the situation you’re in.

 
Rates
Regarding the price, a dorm is definitely cheaper than a private room. So if you’re looking for a less expensive room, dorms will save you money. Living in a dorm can save you from many types of high expenses. However, if you want to stay in a much more pampered place, but still want to lower the cost a bit, you can just invite your college buddy in your private room and share expenses.

 
Security
You might save money in dormitories but when it comes to security, a dorm is less safe than a private room. For minor possible reasons, first you will be having people around you, who may be strangers to you. Next is in regards with health issue, you might associate with sick students and be infected by them. Unlike being in a private room, you can refrain from these dorm issues and control the disease with just you or your college buddy. Other than these, there’s nothing to worry about living in a dorm. One thing you can guarantee about staying in a dorm is that they have individual lockers where you can keep your things safe from the others.

 
On meeting new friends
Security might be the risk in dormitories, but for others, this is a great opportunity to meet new people.  You can take advantage of the chance to associate with your school mates and hear some of their stories. But if you are not a crowd-lover-kind-of-person, then a private room will work for you better. Private room is more like an ordinary hotel room, except that there are others with you which will use the room facilities.

 
According to your needs, you can always choose one from these two rooms. Both can give you flexible rates as well the convenience that you need especially when you want to study for an exam.