Embrace Your Weird

That’s right, embrace it. Don’t be nervous about showing off your talents or feel ashamed because you’re a little different. We’re all a little different - that’s the point. Instead of going around feeling like the odd man out, recognize that you are special. There is power in your weird.

Because of who you are - your unique combination of traits and abilities - you can accomplish something no one else can. Maybe that’s finding the cure for cancer, or maybe that’s being able to cheer your friends up. No matter, that talent is uniquely yours, and it’s worth exploring… and embracing.

Think about the things that you do well. Your skills. Your knacks. Your everything. Those are all your own. So celebrate them! Some people may think you’re weird, and they’d be right - but weird isn’t bad. Weird is quite the opposite. If you weren’t “weird,” you’d be just like someone else. And how boring would that be?

As Dr. Seuss says, “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

- Katie Duguid

Starving Student Recipes

As students, we often get stereotyped as being “starving” - that’s because we are. It can be difficult to find food that’s cheap AND easy AND tastes good… but not anymore. Here are some of our favorite recipes that hit the trifecta when it comes to what you’re looking for in your next meal.

• Sloppy Joes. Grab some ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ground beef and hamburger rolls. Mix the first four ingredients together (as long as the beef is browned) and put them on the fifth. Easy peasy!

• Quesadillas. Oil, cheese, tortillas. Once you have those, you can grab anything else you want - meat, veggies, etc. Put them in the tortilla, fold it over, and cook it in the oil. So quick and so yummy!

• Chicken Parmesan. Get yourself some chicken patties, tomato sauce, cheese and bread. Lay the patties on the bread, dress them with the sauce and cheese, then pop those babies in the oven. Gotta love it!

• Tuna Noodles. One can of tuna, a bag/box of noodles, and some mayonnaise. Cook the noodles, drain them, and then mix them all together (don’t get too crazy with the mayo). You’ll go for seconds!

When you’re feeling pangs in your stomach and your wallet, be sure to check some of these out!