10 Honest-To-God Struggles College Kids Have Returning To Campus

10 Honest-To-God Struggles College Kids Have Returning To Campus

When your "parking space" is 2 miles away from your 8 a.m. class.

Alas, these past three months have flown by and it is almost time to pack your bags and head back to college.

Saying goodbye to your family and friends back home is difficult, but reuniting with college friends again makes up for it. While there are both good and bad things about heading back to college and preparing for school, here are the ten biggest struggles of getting ready for another busy academic year.

1. Buying a parking pass

So, your new parking spot is two miles from your first class at 8 in the morning? No biggie. Better get a FitBit to count all those miles you'll be walking, though. No, this is definitely not something I can relate to from personal experience...

2. Picking up your textbooks

Wait, you mean the professor wanted the second version of this book?

3. Moving all of your stuff into your apartment that you just moved out of 3 months ago

Why did I move into an apartment complex without an elevator again...?

4. Accidentally running into someone you dislike while shopping for school supplies at Target

"Oh hi, Ashley... I thought you were transferring?"

5. Prepping yourself mentally for getting up at 6:30 a.m.

I really shouldn't have signed up for that 8 a.m. botany lab...

6. Having to deal with the awful college town traffic again

And having to see frat boys riding around campus in the back of pickups again because this is Missoura, ya'll!

7. Attempting to find a backpack that doesn't make you feel like the hunchback of Notre Dame by 3 p.m.

You either have a cute backpack or a comfortable backpack. There is no in between.

8. Trying to figure out where the heck your classes are

Wait... I didn't even know this building had a 4th floor...?

9. Balancing your work and school schedule

So if I have class till 4 and I work from 5-10, that gives me just enough time to eat and do homework before I get my 5 hours of sleep.

10. Coming to terms with the fact that you will no longer have time to binge watch shows and stay up till 4 a.m.

Why did I want to come to college again?

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A Trunk

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Hats

A blessing in disguise. 50% of the time I wear a hat when my hair isn't doing what it is supposed to do. It also adds a little something extra to your outfit!


Fuzzy socks

They're honestly a saving grace! Going to school in such a cold climate, having fuzzy sicks makes everything better. Putting these on while walking around campus or even sitting in your dorm can make any day a little better and more comfortable.

Hamper with wheels

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To The Celebrities Who Didn't Wear Black To The Golden Globes

In a sea of black, red will shine through.

The Golden Globes were aired this past. If you didn't notice, Hollywood decided to coordinate their color dresses but some celebrities stuck out from the crowd like sore thumbs. The event was meant to advocate for sexual harassment and sexual assault in the entertainment industry and hoped that by making a statement with color, the message would be heard worldwide that women are no longer remaining silent when oppressed by powerful misogynists.

Maybe some missed the memo and decided to roll with it anyway, or they simply chose to remain completely separate from this highly politicized issue. Either way, the time and place for individuality may not have been a place dedicated to activism.

Blanca Blanco and Barbara Meier were among the few women who chose to wear red to the awards ceremony. People had some interesting things to say about it, too:

Some may have responded in rather funny ways, but the root of this issue is anything but humorous. These women made their statements as to why they chose not to dress in black, but people are not accepting these responses as valid.

Blanca Blanco simply responded, “I love red,” which not only refuses to address the actual issue of failure to support, but it does little to really explain her choice. If you ask a football player who refuses to kneel during the anthem why they do it, I’m sure their response wouldn’t be, “I like standing.” Every choice means something, and one can venture a guess that choices made by people of high fame are almost inherently political.

As entertainers and icons, it is important to exercise your voice and be heard and stand up for issues that impact the majority of people. To wear red when women supporting sexual harassment and assault victims are wearing black is not only disrespectful to the cause, it essentially states to these women that what they are advocating for is not worth supporting, or worse, is not worth acknowledging at all.

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