Those People

Those People

There are people that exist that seem to be genuine friends with anyone and everyone. You know who I’m talking about: the people who somehow become instant best friends with strangers. They are the life of the party, the person everyone wants to be around. I am not...

Taking an Essential Mental Health Day

Taking an Essential Mental Health Day

When my class ended today at 11:15 am, I knew I couldn't go back to my apartment. I needed to be outside. I drove back to my apartment, grabbed the bag of day-old, Walmart freezer pizza in my fridge, snatched my gloves and drove straight to my aunt's house for my...

What You Should Know Before Attending BYU-I

What You Should Know Before Attending BYU-I

What a weird place. This is my fourth semester attending BYU-Idaho. There are things I love about Rexxy and others, not so much. Here are some things you should expect from BYU-Idaho. Mormons Everywhere More than 99% of the students at BYU-Idaho are LDS, commonly...

Creating a Class Schedule in College

Creating a Class Schedule in College

It's that time again. Registration is right around the corner. It's taken me four semesters to figure out what works for me. There are just a few things I wish I would have been aware of before registering for the first time. If you haven't already figured out your...

Dating at BYU-Idaho

Dating at BYU-Idaho

The first boy I kissed at BYU-I asked me to marry him two months later, after one date. Rexburg is weird. I think we've established that. Dating at BYU-Idaho--dating in a Mormon-infested community in general--is well... different. My friend Marcel, also a student at...

A College Student’s First Week Grocery List

A College Student’s First Week Grocery List

It's your first day in your new living arrangement. You know you need food, but you have no idea what to buy to get started. You go to Walmart and buy way too much. By the last week of the semester, you still have food bought the first week of school in your cubbord....

Being an Informed Citizen as a College Student

Being an Informed Citizen as a College Student

One of the weirdest feelings with college is the fact that kids go from childhood to adulthood the minute their parents drop them off at school. These kids are suddenly given more responsibility than they're used to and held to higher expectations. This past November,...

Where to Live at BYU-Idaho

Where to Live at BYU-Idaho

Unless you have permission to live with a relative, you are required by the university to live in BYUI-Approved housing. All types of housing are apartment style, with the exception of a couple homes owned and rented to students. There is no dorm-style living at...