Spring Break One-Piece Guide
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Spring Break One-Piece Guide

Screw paying for separates.

Spring Break is fast approaching, which means it's time to get down to business making sure all the essentials are covered, like your swimsuit. I don't know about you, but my main bikini from last year has definitely seen better days.

I'm currently in the market for a new suit because I don't care how toned and sculpted your butt is, a saggy pair of bottoms can really bring down a look (lol).

Websites and magazines constantly advertise bikinis, but the other day I went shopping and decided to try on a one piece. The results? I looked and felt great!

I decided to browse for more one-pieces online during my work breaks, and WHO KNEW!! There are hundreds, probably thousands, of super flattering one pieces out there to choose from.

Why don't we promote one-pieces more often? My suspicion is that the bathing suit industry just wants to make us pay more for the "separates." I mean REALLY, do you think I'm about to go out commando?

That said, here's a list of eight solid styles to choose from that are sure to make your Spring Break (and Insta, who are we kidding) a hit!

Attention Grabbing
Nothing says fun in the sun like a cheeky (ha) and attention grabbing phrase on your one piece.

SOURCE: ASOS.COM

Tropical Print
This topical print is the definition of simple, yet sexy with the deep plunge.

SOURCE: FOREVER21.COM

Wild

Only the daring should try this one. You may have some interesting tan lines afterwards, but you're sure to turn heads in this colorful cut-out one piece.

SOURCE: AMAZON.COM

Stripes
Stripes are always a classic, and this nautical take is sure to have you ready for the high seas!

SOURCE: ASOS.COM

Embellishment
Again, who says one pieces can't be sexy? Dare we say the detailing makes this suit look classy and smoking at the same time.

SOURCE: REVOLVECLOTHING.ES

Mesh Paneling
All the allure of a two piece... yet in a one piece. Genius.

SOURCE: ZAPPOS.COM


Longsleeve
Technically this is for surfing, but it's cute enough to wear without any intention of hitting the waves. Maybe you just got too burned after day one, thanks to not seeing the sun for three months straight.

SOURCE:OASAP.COM


Fringe
If you're a lifetime member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee like I am, fringe is a great way to bring some volume to the area.

SOURCE: BOOHOO.COM

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10 Commandments of Spring Break

The more beads, the less class.

You only get four spring breaks. Only four wild, drunken, and (hardly) memorable trips with your best friends. You have to do it right, which is why I've compiled for you the 10 Commandments of Spring Break (not to be confused with the actual 10 Commandments, which you'll probably revisit after said spring break, tbh).

1.Thou shalt not flash anyone on the beach. If you don't get this point immediately you've clearly never participated in a spring break somewhere like Panama City Beach or Cabo. Or maybe you're just completely clueless as to what beads around a girl's neck means. Here's how it works: When a girl flashes her tits at a guy, she gets a one-cent plastic necklace. Great trade off right? The more beads, the less class. Nothing says trainwreck like taking your top off all day. Don't be that girl.

2.Thou shalt always wrap it before thou tap it. Considering I wrote a previous article about the dudes you'll sleep with on vacation, I'm fully aware and actually in full support of you getting yourself laid. I also realistically know the guy you end up fucking will probably be a stranger. I'm saving you from the worry of an STD or pregnancy scare from a guy you'll probably never see again once the week's over. Not to mention there are a hell of a lot of scumbags out there and who knows what they're carrying around with them. Genital warts are not a great souvenir, just saying.

3.Thou shalt never go out alone. Never ever ever ever. While going out alone is never a great idea, doing it in a wild party town you aren't that familiar with makes this bad idea a worse idea. Not only are you not familiar with the area, you also don't know the people around you or their character. If you're going to hit the town, at least bring one trusted friend along for the ride.

4.Thou shalt always be ready for a party. It's fucking spring break. If you're committing to the party, commit. Part of the fun of college spring breaks is the complete disregard for responsibility for just one short week a year. So live it up while you can, my friends.

5.Thou shalt always stay hydrated. Yes, I had to throw a couple of mom tips in here, just bear with me. I just want to help you make the best of your vaca and I know for a fact after one day of binge drinking and no water you will wish you would have taken my advice. Take a break from the PBR's and Takka every once in awhile and treat your body to a little H2O. You--and your hangover-- will thank me later.

6.Thou shalt always say yes to adventure. No vacations will ever be what a college spring break is. You have four years of your life where you can party as hard and as much as you do. Spring break is that times ten. SYou have four years of your life where you can party as hard and as much as you want. Make all the wild memories you want--ya know, within reason.

7.Thou shalt always remember sunscreen. Last time I go mom on you, I swear. This is just some advice from a girl who's been there, done that. Frying yourself your first day on the beach makes the rest of the week hell. I don't care how drunk you get or how many fun things you have planned, you will not want to do them. Who wants to spend their whole break dreading having a good time just because it literally hurts to do anything? Trust me, 30 SPF and up, my friends. It will save you.

8.Thou shalt not overpack. This is just a burden. All you need is a couple swimsuits, a dress or two, a pair of shorts and a couple tops. It's not a runway, it's a beach. Go low maintenance for a week to make your travel easier.

9.Thou shalt always make it past the pre-game. Do not, I repeat--do not--outdo yourself. Spring break nights are some of the best nights of your life and you want to at least remember a couple of them. Committing too much to the pre-game can lead to you missing out on some pretty great memories.

10.Thou shalt make it one for the books. This commandment needs no further explanation. I'll let you take it from here.

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American Spring Breakers Chant "Build That Wall" In Cancun

I am so sorry, Mexico....

Some American spring breakers were on a cruise ship off the coast of Cancun, Mexico this week and apparently started chanting "Build that wall," referencing President Trump's plans to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. The chants became louder and louder.

Anaximandro Amable, a Peruvian who was aboard the ship gave an account of the incident. "Today I was with Suly, my wife (who is a native of Mexico), watching an entertainment show off the coast of Cancun aboard a boat, and at the end of the show, a flock of Americans (maybe under the influence of alcohol, or maybe not), began to sing the infamous 'Build that wall' chant louder and louder'," he said.

I can tell you one thing for sure, Anaximandro, they were most certainly under the influence of alcohol, and I am very sorry for it on behalf of all white college kids. They would certainly have to be a whole new level of stupid to chant that when sober, but of course, doing this drunk is completely unacceptable.

I am certain 99 percent of these kids have no idea what the implications of building the wall are, but instead just blindly support anything Trump does, and if they did realize the implications, they wouldn't chant this deeply awful phrase IN MEXICO. The other 1 percent fell into the group bias, I am sure.

There is no need to piss off our neighbors down south more than Trump already has. Joining in on that chant is a huge "fuck you" to Mexicans. I am sure if Mexicans were traveling in the states, these kids would be pretty pissed off if they started chanting "Racist bastards! Racist bastards!"

But of course, Mexicans have more respect than that. When traveling, you have to have some respect for other people or you are not a useful member of the global community.

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Thoughts You Have 10 Days Before Spring Break

Mas tequila, por favor?

It's that time of year. You're hopefully in the gym at least once a day, on your cutting regimen, and trying to look as good as possible for your spring break trip to Gettingdrunkasfuck, Mexico. I'll be in Puerto Vallarta, trying my best to remember my hotel room number before being getting blacked out on the beach whilst someone draws a sunscreen penis on my back.

Regardless, I couldn't be more excited to go clubbing in Mexico with my best friends (i.e. chugging watered-down tequila, spending pesos like they're pennies, and hoping to god that we make our flight home). Here are my thoughts going into what's supposed to be the craziest week of my life:
1. If I come back with only 9 fingers, I won't even be that mad.
2. I really doubt that "Mextasy" is just ecstasy...
3. I'll probably do it anyway.
4. Maybe.
5. Don't drink the water.
6. Unless you want to lose weight in the fastest, grossest, most painful way possible.
7. Holy shit, I might die there.
8. At least I'll die happy and look great.
9. I really wish I hadn't slept through Spanish 101 every day.
10. Hopefully "Vamos a la playa" and "Mas tequila" is enough to get by.
11. I'm gonna ball out at the clubs so hard.
12. ...With the $83 to my name.
13. If I go to Mexican jail, my mom's gonna be pissed.
14. Hopefully my Dad understands that it was worth the story.
15. Carbs are my worst enemy.
16. But DAMN does a full Domino's pizza sound incredible right now.
17. Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls, girls.
18. Warm weather schools probably have no real appreciation for bikini season.
19. If this is anything like the hype videos, I'm never leaving.
20. If I went to another school, I'd hate Penn State, too.
21. I heard that if you're too drunk, you just get put in a wheelchair and get brought back to your room.
22. I hope I get that drunk.
23. This is the peak of my college career.
24. It's actually all downhill from here.
25. It's gonna be so worth it.
26. STOP EATING PIZZA
27. Get me out of this 13 degree weather and get me the FUCK to Puerto Vallarta.
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10 Dresses You Need This Summer

Dresses: the lazy girl's cheat to look put together. Throw a dress and you're ready to go.

A little white dress

Because a little black dress is too been there, done that. You can only wear white this time of year, so take advantage. Yeah, it's basic, but sometimes it's okay to be basic.


The new LBD: a long black dress

A sexier take on a maxi? Don't mind if I do...


Something a little different

A very patterned swing dress can really be the change of pace your wardrobe needs.

An athletic dress

#sportyspice


A really slutty dress

Because you don't know if you're gonna have a break up this summer or not. (Sorry!) Keep a secret weapon in the arsenal: a hoe dress.


A midi dress

It's gotta be bodycon. It'll make your butt look so sexy.


A two piece dress

These are a fad, let's be real. Why not give into it before it passes?


A romper

Is it technically a dress? Okay, I guess not. But rompers almost look even more put together than a dress, so they are a must have.

A classy shift

Because just like you don't know when you'll need to hoe it up this summer, you don't when you'll need to hit the country club with the fam.

A backless dress

Sometimes, less is more... sometimes, it isn't.

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Don't Check Out Now

A guide to keeping it together during the last month of school.

We were fooled by a perfect, warm week of spring break, and now we are all back at school feeling lost and unmotivated. The road to summer seems miles and miles away, even though it's only a month off. Although it's easier to start kicking back and letting summer mode take over, we have to do our best not to totally lose it by the end of the semester.

Keep in mind, there's still a lot of weight left in your grades. Even though it feels like there isn't a lot left, getting a bad grade on a test or project will probably lower your grade significantly, and we all know that once it's down, it's so hard to get back up.

Don't ruin it for yourself. Just keep up on schoolwork and focus as much as possible. You'll be glad you did. And if you want to test the waters and see what grade you need to get on a test to keep a decent percentage, use this simple grade calculator from Conquer College.

Get used to not having a break. In the real world, there usually aren't spring breaks and slack off weeks. Pushing yourself through things you might not want to do is going to mentally train you for life after undergrad.

Make your summer plans your reward. Remind yourself that more lazy days in the sun aren't too far away! Working hard now will make relaxation in May a lot more rewarding. And if you need a constant motivator, check out these "countdown to" apps.

Be the leader of your study group. Nothing gets you in the mindset to work more than encouraging others to work hard, too. Getting together with a group of people and leading a study session will help you in more ways than one.

Set boundaries for yourself. If you have trouble keeping yourself on track, plan out how each day should go. Don't just assume in your mind that you'll study when you have time after your last class. Form a schedule that governs how much time you will spend on studying in one day. Knowing that there is a stopping point will make it easier to keep going, rather than thinking you can stop studying whenever you want.

Trade a couple of Netflix marathons and a few hours of sleep to save your final grade. It sucks and is so difficult to do sometimes, but remember the motivation you once (hopefully) had, and how much good it did for you. And then enjoy your above 3.0 end to the semester, followed by a satisfying, well-earned summer!