First off, it is important to note that sunburning is not a successful method of tanning and is both physically painful and in regards to your health, extremely dangerous. Although the “golden tan” many beachgoers covet can appear when burnt skin peels away, the effects of this sketchy method can be devastating. The Skin Cancer Foundation explains that “By damaging the skin’s cellular DNA, excessive UV radiation produces genetic mutations that can lead to skin cancer”. Testing your luck by not sunscreen can have adverse effects in the future.

The sun has been around for over four billion years, emitting ultraviolet rays directly on the Earth. It’s true that the sun means business and even a half hour without protective measures under direct light can leave you feeling like you have sandpaper skin for several days. So, if you do find yourself unlucky enough to be red in the face, and chafed everywhere else after this spring break, for your own good, do not let it happen again. But for now, here’s what to do:

In today’s society, people are always looking for loopholes to make their lives easier or to gain short-term success. Some of the restrictions that have frustrated many prospective professional basketball players, are the NBA draft eligibility restrictions which the NBA has placed on college athletes, requiring that they attend college for a minimum of one year. The current rules regarding the NBA draft eligibility are not in the best interest of the players or the colleges which they choose to attend.

In the past few days, the world of college sports has been shook with news of an FBI report that found emails and phone calls from coaches and agents who made illegal payments to college basketball players to attend specific schools – some of the players were rumored to have received over $100,000 in gifts. These incidents have begun a discussion on whether college athletes should be allowed to receive these benefits. Currently, players are not allowed to receive any money from their college career, despite making billions for the NCAA and their universities.

The closer the breakout from high school to real life approaches the more daunting it seems. We go from  being expected to ask an adult to relieve yourself while in class, to having the immense responsibility of budgeting your finance above the bare subsistence of three Top Ramen meals a day. The leap into adulthood includes many possibilities like furthering your education at a University that can cripple your already empty pockets, submerging yourself into a competitive job pool, or for the indecisive it can even mean a gap year into lands unknown.