By Kate, age 18, New Hampshire
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Hey ladies - I figured it was time to write another college article. Whether you just finished your last year of high school (or are about to start it), or have just finished your first year of college, this is something you might want to check out.

Many college bound students think they have to have a major set in stone their first year in college. Many college students think they have to stay with that major throughout their college career. I was one of those students, but at the same time, it was something I had always wanted to go to college for - Creative Writing.

But once you start college, you will be exposed to so many new things - new classes, new people, new ideas. In my second semester, I picked up a photography course to cover one of my creative arts selections. Next fall, I am starting my third semester - no longer as a creative writing major.

Though I am not completely giving up writing - it is something I have always enjoyed doing - I will be talking to my advisor about different options.

College is meant to be what you want it to be, and they will do everything they can to help you get what you want out of it. For me, I have a few options: 1) I can pick up a double major, which means majoring in creative writing and photography; 2) I can pick up photography as a minor, or 3) even switch it to my major and use creative writing as a minor; or, 4) I can pick up an interdisciplinary major. This option may not be available at all colleges, but at my school it is almost like having a double major, without all the extra work. Interdisciplinary allows me to take courses in two or more majors without having to retake all those annoying required classes, like math and science.

So, even though you may have a set major in mind (or no major at all), don't panic! This is totally normal and is in fact suggested, as you will be exposed to so much. You just might find what you want to do your second year of college instead of your senior year of high school. And switching majors is totally acceptable. Do what you want to do, because that is what's most important.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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