Julianna Steen, Auburn University
The amount of food and decorations that gatherings require can seem daunting to thrifty students, but hosting an affordable bash is possible when you spend your money wisely.
You can get gifts from more than just friends and family. If you do your research, some local businesses might chip in to celebrate your special day.
Joining rewards programs — or even just mentioning your special day to a waiter — can get your meals covered from breakfast to dessert.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
It’s finally become less weird to get caught listening to strangers whispering soothing noises in your ear.
Sarah Lynch, Marist College
Social media culture blurs ethical lines between what is self-sacrificing and what is self-serving.
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