How to Be Popular: What to Bring
Written by Bwog Staff
Holy smokes 2014, you’re going to college tomorrow! Let Bwog help you pack. International and West Coast kids are already on campus– take advantage of your Bed, Bath and Beyond trip!
Making friends is stressful. Exhale, friends. With a few simple tchotchkes, your classmates and your floormates will flock to your room, you can talk about what TV shows you all like, and soon you’ll be more in style than an umbrella at graduation. Some ideas:
Having screenings for your friends of movies you downloaded illegally is cool and all, but think of how much cooler it would be if you could serve hot, fresh popcorn while you watched (none of that JiffyPop shit). College students LOVE free food, and they will love you if you give it to them.
You’re going to need a power strip at college, so why not make it a cute power strip? Peers with electronic devices will be drawn to your room (more specifically, to your wall outlet) like moths to a flame. Now no one can turn down your room invitation with “I can’t, I have to go charge my phone.”
The best way to make floormates into long-term friends is to coerce them into singing bad music in front of a large crowd of people. Then you can make a Facebook album before your high school friends make one of their new college friends.
Everyone loves summer, and nothing says summer quite like a Sno-Cone. Bring everyone back into summer mode with your own special Sno-Cone machine—Charlie Brown-themed, no less. Maybe hide during fire drills.
Your room will be the party room once it has an air hockey table. This table is small, so it doesn’t take up too much space, but it’s still cool enough that all of your athlete friends will want to come over and play. And athletes are always popular, so by extension, you’ll become popular, too.
Transform your desk into a ping-pong table and have a championship without even leaving your room. Your desk isn’t really good for anything else, is it? Special bonus feature: the ping-pong ball can double as a beer pong ball. The best reassuring news you’ll hear all week: beer pong never goes out of style. DIY points: you can also always just unscrew your closet door.
Not a cute implement, but a useful one: the Power Sentry has 5 outlets instead of 4.