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Unless you want others to choose your fate for you, you must be the one to select your ideal nickname.

How to earn yourself a cool nickname

Looking back, I made the mistake of letting others choose my nickname for me. To protect you from this life of regret, I am here to guide you through the delicate process of earning yourself an awesome nickname.

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To figure out if you are actually ready to embrace your potential soulmate with open arms, you simply have to answer one question. 

Are They my Soulmate or did They Just Give me Attention?

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, it is crucial that we find your soulmate as soon as possible. After all, how are you supposed to show all of your two Instagram followers that you are perfect and amazing if you don't soft launch your relationship with someone unidentifiable on the day of love?


Christmas Claymation Characters — Hoo-ified

With their hosts of weird characters and specific nostalgia that can only be described as “Christmas if it actually snowed in December,” these shows have made their mark on the holiday season — but like all things on Earth, they don’t matter unless they can be applied to U.Va. students. Obviously. 


Your guide to holiday gift-receiving

After consulting expert gift-receivers, I have compiled a survival guide to receiving gifts this holiday season. From social etiquette rules to thank-you note ideas, this manual contains everything you need to have the perfect reaction to every present you unwrap this winter.