Here's What Stylish SMUers Wore During Their First Week Back on Campus

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When we see you on the street and think you put some thought into your style, we may take your picture and ask you things. We call it Street Style. See previous renditions here.

Earlier this week, in honor College Week, we wandered over to SMU to check out what the college students are sporting during their first week back to school. While most students were donning T-shirts and flip-flops, a few flashier folks caught our eye, so we snapped their pics and asked them a few questions.

Name: Rebecca Horoschak, Psychology major (above)
Age: 18
Style influences: Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel
Style breakdown: Ralph Lauren boots, Carol Anderson by Invitation jeans, Forever 21 top and necklace, Citizen watch and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

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A Glossary of Sex Phrases for Incoming College Women

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When they're rolled in corn meal and deep fried.
It's happened: We've blown another summer. America's future leaders are piling back to their schools, and we're honoring them with how-to's, survival guides and personal stories of failure from Observer staff. That's right, It's College Week. Read more in our college-themed section.

First week of college, ladies. You're going to do some dumb shit over the next four years. And, that's OK. The best way to learn how to not do dumb shit is -- you guessed it.

But we're here to help guide the transition from Daddy's Girl to self-possessed woman of the world. We love sex, and we want you to have as much of it as makes you feel good about yourself. When it comes to new sexual relationships, we've all gotten ourselves into situations with guys that didn't feel so nice ... but we couldn't quite put our fingers on why. So we've penned this glossary of commonly used (heteronormative) phrases to clear up any confusion.

We're not man-haters here. You'll meet really great guys in college. And, you'll meet some ... who haven't quite evolved. The most important rule of thumb is this: If you kind-of-sort-of feel like you're being taken advantage of, you are. Unless you're the rare type who has a history of unreasonable paranoia, you won't feel that way with someone who treats you with respect. So our suggested responses are for extreme cases only. They won't put you on the fast track to most likeable girl on campus. Use them wisely, or else skip them and just politely crawl out the bathroom window.

And we don't mean to pick on you, guys. Just wait, in 10 years the libidinous tables will turn and women will be the utter assholes who dump you for not putting out enough. Except by then they'll be lawyers and ad execs who have to be up to run five miles before work and can't spend all night trolling for easy prey. At least the toughest thing on your plate for tomorrow is freshman comp at noon.

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Movie Versions of College Assigned Readings That Don't Suck

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Pride and Prejudice (2005)

It's happened: We've blown another summer. America's future leaders are piling back to their schools, and we're honoring them with how-to's, survival guides and personal stories of failure from Observer staff. That's right, It's College Week. Read more in our college-themed section.

It's a itchy temptation: your argumentative paper is due in a day, you've got a blank cursor and about 400,000 pages to read. Why not rent just rent the damn movie? It's like Cliff's Notes, only you can use your free hands to eat Bubba's chicken.

I'm not saying you shouldn't read the books. You should totally read the books, dude. It's really not that terrible. (Wait, except James Joyce. That shit is excruciating.) It is overwhelming. At the SMU Barnes and Noble on Sunday, there was long, twisting line of a familiar couples: the college student and their unbelievable stack of books that contains all-accrued human knowledge. Organic chemistry squished underneath Carl Sagan. Plato and The Communist Manifesto.

So, until The Coen Brothers adapt Intermediate Accounting or Christopher Nolan's Approach to the Snare Drum comes out: you're stuck. And there's only a handful of movie-versions-of-your-class-assigned-books-that-don't-actually-suck. The following are the movies you can watch in substitute of the book, and, really, truly, seriously learn something...

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The Top 20 Dorm Room Posters Of All Time

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#20 Abbey Road

It's happened: We've blown another summer. America's future leaders are piling back to their schools, and we're honoring them with how-to's, survival guides and personal stories of failure from Observer staff. That's right, It's College Week.

In the tiny confines of a dorm room, real estate is at a premium. Giving up a two foot by three foot chunk of wall space requires commitment -- you want the picture you hang to identify you, and allow everyone the opportunity to see how deep your still waters truly run. Mostly, it just screams "Freshman art." The dorm poster is a precursor to your first apartment where you'll use bean bags as dining room chairs and milk crates as patio furniture. Until that day arrives, embrace your decor and stack it against these 20 classics.


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