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Your Back to School Essentials + 10K Towards Your Tuition

“We’re sharing #TheIndisposables in our lives as part of a Schick® Xtreme3® sponsored series for Socialstars.”


Sorry kids, we hate do break it to ya, but school is going to start again before you know it, and definitely before you’re ready for it. But, it’s unavoidable, so you might as well accept it and go back with the right tools in hand to be the man on campus this year. Don’t worry, we’re here to help make sure you get it right.

Whether it’s your first year at college or you’re wrapping up yet another chapter in your life, there are certain things that will just make your year easier. We’ve compiled a list of things that helped us through our years in college, and a few things we wish we would have had at the time to make life a little easier. So read carefully and take notes like this is your first day of lectures, we’re about to spread some knowledge.

The Right Roommate


Not always something you get a choice in, but if you do, choose wisely. Your best friend may be your best friend, but that doesn’t mean they will be your ideal living companion. Find someone clean, respectful, and enjoys partying around the same level as you do. No one wants a roommate who hushes them and kills their buzz, but you also don’t want to be stuck with the guy who is flunking out due to his incessant drunken debacles.

Class-Worthy Sweatpants


Let’s be real, you’re going to sleep in, you’re going to be hungover, and you’re going to wear sweatpants to class more often than we condone. So we’d at least like to make sure you’re making a good choice in which sweats you choose to rock. You’ve heard us say it before, and we will say it again, Isaora makes the greatest sweatpants in the world. They aren’t cheap, but you’re likely going to wear them day in and day out, so consider it an investment.

A Clean Shave


We get it, you’re finally out of mom’s house and get to make your own decisions. You want to try new things, and think “hey, maybe a beard will look good on me!” It won’t. Patchy beards do not look cool. Girls will not swoon over you because you let your barely-there mustache grow in. They will, however, respect a man who knows how to take care of himself. The Schick® Xtreme3® razors will not only help you keep a close shave your mother would be proud of, but they help keep that extra student loan money in your bank account.

A Fashionable Backpack


Your backpack is one of the few things you’ll have with you even when you’re in shambles running to class. You might as well have one that will elevate your game a little. And since it’s an absolute necessity that you carry your books around, you might even be able to get the parents to pick up the tab. We love this black leather Truman Backpack from Cole Haan, but there are plenty sturdy, eye-catching bags out there right now.

A Netflix Account


More of a life necessity than a college one, but this will come in even more handy while living in a one room dorm with another dude. Throw in headphones and you have a good excuse to ignore your roommate if you didn’t listen to our first guideline, watch it on the weekends and save yourself a hangover, or use it as the cheapest date in the world for movie night. We’re not judging. Whatever your TV watching reasons are, Netflix is a hell of a lot cheaper than cable.

Oh, you should also probably study. Your mom said we had to tell you that. You happy Susan? We told your little boy to pick up a book. Now get off our backs.

The last, but most important thing you’re going to want to take care of before heading back to school: Entering the Schick® Selfie Sweeps. Upload a selfie of your best summer style along with the hashtag #SchickSelfieSweeps to Twitter or Instagram for the chance to win $10,000 in tuition. Secondary prizes include cool stuff for your dorm room, and Schick® necessities. Head over to Schick® and read over the official rules (next to the “Submit an Entry” button) and maybe you’ll have $10k towards your bills this semester.

Contest runs 7/26 – 9/5, open to both male and female college students. 

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