Stellar Summer Camping Playlist (Get It?)
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Stellar Summer Camping Playlist (Get It?)

A first-rate list of music made for the outdoors.

Whether you're camping with your family, friends or going solo, this playlist will provide you with just the vibe you're looking for.

The musical makeup of this playlist, with a few outliers, includes upbeat, acoustic classics. Modern artists like Vance Joy and George Ezra paired with The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac are perfect for singing around the fire, while a few scattered slow jams keep you feeling sentimental.

I created this playlist two summers ago before my friends and I went on a camping trip, and have kept adding to it since then.

I guarantee it's the perfect combination of songs we all know the words to, songs we can appreciate in the background and songs that may make you shed a tear or two. If you know you're planning a camping trip any time soon, give this a listen, and if you're not planning a trip yet, do it now!

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I'm Taking Summer Back

It's mine, and it's gonna stay that way.

You're going to read a thousand articles informing you of how you can be productive this summer and get ahead and succeed. Do an internship, get a job, volunteer, and take a summer class. Do it all.

I'm taking a step back though and assessing the situation. Do I really need a lighter course load next year? Do I really need to work that many hours? Does it really enhance my resume that much? The answer to all of those question is definitely yes.

But the question I'm focusing on is, do I need a break? And the answer to that is also yes. It's also the answer I'm honoring most, because it's what's going to make me happiest. This doesn't mean my summer is going to be a Netflix binge stuck in my parents' house, but it does mean I'm taking it easy and doing what I want to do.

I won't be working any job I don't enjoy. (Being a Flocker is awesome, so that stays). I won't be studying or taking classes. I won't be sitting in an office shredding paper in an effort to show how much experience I have to any future potential employer. Here's what I'll be doing instead:

Reading that book I've been wanting to read.
I'm not sure what that book is, but I'll find something.

Picnics in the woods.
With family, friends, my boyfriend - anyone really!

Camping (for five weeks).
There's something relaxing about the temporary separation from society that camping offers.

Campfire food and friends is probably my favorite combination.

Beach Days.
This is relaxing too. There's a theme here.

Cooking (trying).

Learning to cook is a great excuse to eat a lot. Not that I seriously needed an excuse.

Everywhere and anywhere please.

Live music is an awesome experience and I recommend it, whether it's a local event or Beyonce.

I've always wanted to get into yoga, and now's as good a time as any. It's a great way to find your inner peace and relax.

Music festivaling.

Hot summer days spent with friends, festival outfits, and hours of music are the best days.

I'm sure doing something traditionally productive will get you ahead of the game and all, but I'm choosing to take my summer back this year. I'm going to relax and come back re-energized and excited to learn. I'm going to focus on my own needs right now, and I recommend you take a moment (or summer) to do the same. You deserve it.

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The Essential Summer BBQ Playlist

The burgers and dancefloor will be burning.

Can you feel it? The weather is getting warmer, everyone's wearing less, and you're going home for the summer -- but the fun doesn't have to end. It's almost barbeque season, baby.

The essentials are obvious: food, a grill, beer, and arguably the most important part, a kick ass playlist to keep everyone from the kids dancing and running around to the older heads in the family asking, "what do you know about this song?".

The playlist is comprised of those feel-good summer songs,,up-beat dance tracks that match the heat of the weather, some classics that stretch back to the 80's, and newer tracks that were added to demonstrate our generation's flare.

It's like the playlist your momma used to put on but with a twist.

Throw on that all linen-outfit and practice your two-step because BBQ season came early, and it's throwing some flavor in your ear!

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The Zodiac Playlist: Leo Edition

If your birthday is between July 23 and August 22, this playlist is for you!

If your birthday falls between July 23 and August 22, then your zodiac sun sign is Leo! This sign is proud, bold, ambitious, and downright awesome. It's fittingly represented by a lion, and its element is fire.


This playlist is full of songs that perfectly represent this fiery zodiac sign. The songs in it represent everything from the sign's element, traits, and its symbol, the iconic lion. Many of songs were handpicked by several different Leos who know exactly what their sign is about, so expect this to be #relatable!

Check this playlist out, Leos!

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Five Playlists Every College Student Must Have In Their Arsenal

We all need a good playlist, tbh.

As a student, you have to have a playlist for every mood. Whether you're grinding out a paper or pregaming to go out, music helps you get in the right mindset for whatever you need to get done. Curate these playlists to make sure you have music for every occasion, and be ready for whatever college throws at you next.

The DTF Playlist: A sex playlist is hard to pull off, but when you get it just right, the music totally enhances the experience. This playlist should come off as effortless, so don't put too many explicitly sexual songs on it. Be sure there's plenty of sexy bass to drown out the knocking of your bed against the wall.

Suggested tracks: Often by The Weeknd and Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean

The Feelin' Myself Playlist: Everyone needs a playlist that makes them feel sexy. Note: this should be different from your DTF playlist, because it's just for you. Put on whatever makes you feel like you own the world, preferably some party songs to gear you up for everything from a hot date to an interview.

Suggested tracks: I Don't Fuck With You by Big Sean and Work by Rihanna

The Throw 'Em Back Playlist: Pregame playlist--MAJOR KEY. A playlist full of your favorite party songs and some old classics is crucial on those nights when you're just not sure you can stomach another ounce of Burnett's... but probably will. Pregame playlists are different than house party playlists in that they aren't dance-y, yet still bangers.

Suggested tracks: No Interruption by Hoodie Allen and Talk Dirty (Feat. 2 Chainz) by Jason Derulo.

The Study Grind Playlist: At some point, we all have to study. Womp. I love to do school work to slow jams, acoustic covers, and songs without lyrics. Pick songs that will drown out library chatter and help to keep you focused.

Suggested tracks: Basically any instrumentals.

The Cruise Playlist: Whether you're driving between school and home for breaks or taking a bus, you've got to have a playlist to occupy your time. Make sure you've got songs to sing to, and a ton of feel-good jams to keep you entertained on long rides.

Suggested tracks: In Too Deep by Sum 41, and Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind

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Playlists |  Source: N. Leeper, @brittneyborowski

The Essential "First Day Of Summer" Playlist

It's the longest day of the year, so let's celebrate!

June 21 marks the official first day of the summer, and it's also the longest day of the year!

What better way to celebrate the start of a new season than with a fun playlist full of upbeat songs that are perfect for dancing to. You'll want to listen to these songs all summer long, whether you're at the beach, going on a road trip with friends, or just chilling in your backyard.

This playlist features a little bit of everything. There are some fun old songs, such as "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys, as well as Miley Cyrus's classic "Party In The USA." There are newer songs as well, such as tracks from Paramore's new album, and the recently released "Malibu" by Miley Cyrus, which is definitely a summer song. There's something in this playlist for everyone, so your entire squad will find it enjoyable to listen to.

Connect your favorite speaker and blast these songs all over your neighborhood. Check out the playlist full of fun, summery tunes below!