15 Iconic University of South Florida Graduation Places and Poses

Graduation is a special time here at the University of South Florida – all of the baby Bulls have grown up and it’s time for them to get that diploma and move on with their life *cue Graduation by Vitamin C*. But, many want some photographic proof of their achievements – and that’s why graduation photos exist! As a graduation photographer at USF, I love shooting seniors in their last moments on campus – whether it be by the Bulls or in the MLK fountain. However, there is no definitive guide to the best and most iconic places and poses for graduates to turn to for inspiration for their photo shoots. So, instead of scrolling on Pinterest and Instagram for hours, here is this guide to turn to when you need some help! Read on for all the details you’ll need to have the best graduation photos ever.

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College Student Must-Haves for Amazon Prime Day 2018

Did you know college students get a 6-month free trial of Amazon Prime with their school email?

Non-students also get one month free when they sign up for the first time.

Click here to sign up for Amazon Prime now so you can get in on all the Amazon Prime Day deals!

As a college student, we’re always looking for those deals. Amazon has our back with Prime Day – basically their version of Black Friday in July. There are tons and tons of deals to be found.

Now, rejoice: Prime Day will be 12 hours longer this year! Starting today, July 16th, at 3pm, and ending July 18th at 3am.

Read on to get all the details on this sale.

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5 Healthy + Cheap Snacks from Trader Joe’s

Every college student loves three things: snacks, saving money, and Trader Joe’s. While we don’t always love being healthy, we know we need to be. Good thing Trader Joe’s has our back with snacks that are all of the above! Read on to find out my favorite healthy snacks from TJ’s.

Chomps Snack Stick

I received four different flavors of Chomps in my June Statusphere¬†box! I knew they had to be good if they were sold at TJ’s. Not only are they tasty, they’re also Whole 30 approved. My favorite flavor is the Salt n Pepper. If you want to try them yourself, check out their site and use promo code SUMMERCHOMPIN for 15% off and free shipping!

Reduced Guilt Chunky Guacamole + Organic Stone Ground Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

Not gonna lie, I’ve been known to sit down and eat half a container of this guacamole in one sitting. No guilt though – this guac is made with greek yogurt and the tortilla chips have less carbs and more protein than other choices!

Mediterranean Hummus + Reduced Guilt Pita Chips

This is the smoothest and creamiest hummus I’ve ever had – also the best flavor of hummus at TJ’s! These pita chips aren’t anything crazy but have less carbs than others so you can eat more hummus!

Gone Berry Crazy

Chocolate covered strawberries for only $2.99… sign me up! They are frozen but just leave em’ out for five minutes and they’ll be ready to eat for a sweet treat!

Sour Cream and Onion Cream Puffs

Legit have to stop myself from eating the whole bag – a better version of Cheeto puffs. Just try them and you won’t regret it.

What’s your favorite cheap and healthy snack from Trader Joe’s? Let me know in the comments!

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Feel More Rested and Get Som Sleep

College students get six hours of sleep on average, when they should be getting eight. We are notably sleep-deprived from over-loading ourselves with classes, research, internships, etc. Being glued to our screens all day make it difficult to fall asleep at night. Many of us need some help falling asleep, which is where Som comes in. Som’s mission is to, “help everyone sleep better, feel better, and do better.” Read on to find out what the benefits are of drinking Som, how it works, and where you can get it.

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