College time is like dog years; the things you accomplish/see/learn/sleep through in one year would take seven in the real world. And by the time you graduate, you'll have a whole lot to look back on. Between your academic accomplishments, your social accomplishments and just those little things you've learned about life (like doing your own laundry - HUGE milestone!), there's a lot to be proud of.
My first year of college is ending and it's happening much. too. fast. in my opinion. It feels like I just got here, just took my first public bathroom shower, just attended my first lecture, my first frat party. But at the same time, with the amount I've learned, seen and done in the past 8 months, I feel like I've been here forever.
Pulling all-nighters, running on coffee and 5-hour-energy shots, and making the library your new permanent residence? College is already hard enough! Then, at the end of every semester, we have to deal with EXAMS.
We all are victims of the classic college dilemma: huge party at night, big test in the morning. The modern day “to be or not to be.” We don’t want to risk being hungover for our test, but missing our roommate’s cousin’s girlfriend’s younger brother’s birthday is totally not in the cards. We go back and forth weighing the pros and cons, slowly being sucked in by peer pressure.
Would you rather get guaranteed A's on all your finals without having to study OR get a free week-long trip to the destination of your choice for Spring Break?
My professor is a complete jerk. He talks way too fast in class and I’m always completely lost. I have a big exam coming up so I went to office hours and he refused to help me. He claimed I needed to figure it out for myself. I’ve been trying! I can’t bomb this test (its 30% of my grade) so I don’t know what else to do. Ideas?
Girl Whose Updates Consist Solely of What Her Dog Does: Getting Dooney out of bed to play in the snow is next to impossible. She just looks at me and then lays back down. She is such a teenie-bopper. I literally put her leash on and tried to pull her out of bed with no luck, the bed would have had to go on a walk also!
Woo! Winter break! No class! No studying! Just TV marathons, home cooked meals and snuggle time with the family pooch. What's not to love? OK, so sometimes the family can be a little much, but that's a small price to pay for the heaps of free stuff you'll be taking back to campus with you come January.
To say I live a blessed life is a gross understatement. I live a great effing life, and 2009 was no exception. I had a fantastic year full of old friends and new, family, road trips, good...bedmates, and some really exceptional sale purchases. Yeah, 2009 was one of my best years yet (well, out of college, so I'm not quite sure what that's worth) and I'm sorta sad to see it go.
Would you rather have to go about college life normally for a day except that you're naked or retake all of the tests you took in your worst class (without having any time to study) because your Prof lost the grades?
Let’s be honest, there’s only so much studying you can do until you can't possibly memorize any more formulas or essay questions. That’s when you throw in the towel, pop some popcorn and let yourself relax with one of your favorite TV shows. Except, wait. NONE. OF. THEM. ARE. ON.
Question: So, along with my 3 final exams and this mega paper that is worth 50% of my grade all happening next week, it’s my best friend/roommate’s 21st birthday this weekend. Any thoughts/tips/miracles that I might be able to use to fit it all in, do well and find time to pack to go home? I really don't want to miss anything...
Two girls, walking through the mud after a football game. Girl 1: I want to make a really inappropriate joke. Girl 2: Is it a Trail of Tears joke? Girl 1: Okay, yeah.