Malala Yousafzai Asks Twitter To Help Her Pack For University

published Oct 2, 2017
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Malala Yousafzai may be a Nobel laureate, but she’s also a regular freshman having a tough time deciding what to bring to college. Over the weekend, she asked her over 925,000 Twitter followers for help with that age old question.

The 20 year old announced in August that she’s attending Oxford University this fall to study philosophy, politics, and economics at Lady Margaret Hall.

Her query has gotten over 4,800 replies and nearly 28,000 likes as of this writing—probably from quite a few people who’ve struggled with this exact same dilemma.

Packing for university ? Any tips? Advice? Dos and dont’s? #HelpMalalaPack

— Malala (@Malala) September 30, 2017

Of course, there’s a lot of contradictory advice in those replies, including people telling her to both overpack and underpack. Even Black-ish’s Yara Shahidi chimed in (appropriately, her character Zoey is getting her own spinoff, Grown-ish, that follows her to college):

Bring your favorite books! Download podcasts!

— Yara shahidi (@YaraShahidi) September 30, 2017

One smart and practical person noted that flip flops for the shower should be non-negotiable, and another recommended noise canceling headphones. Though, Malala noted that the “best advice” was a mattress pad:

Best advice…. I will definitely get that ?

— Malala (@Malala) September 30, 2017

To help out the education advocate and Malala Fund founder (and anyone calling a dorm room home for the next nine months), we rounded up some of our best dorm decor posts and ideas:

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