10 Things Your Classmates Do That Bug You

10 Things Your Classmates Do That Bug You

Seriously, don't be that guy (girl).
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With being back in school for a few weeks now, I'm sure most of us have already found that sacred seat of ours in class. You know, the one that you sit in every day and it's the 'unspoken rule' to not sit in it until one person decides to screw up the whole order. Let me tell you, those people are truly my favorites.

You would believe that by the college level experience, these children would be more pleasant to be around. To sit in a lecture or classroom (that we have to pay to attend because nothing is every truly free) would be easy to cope with if it weren't for 'those kids.' You know which ones. Sometimes, it might just downright be the class but most of the time I don't go a day of class without wondering "why am I being punished like this?"

Here's a little list of things that'll have you face-palming by the time you reach the end. Happy schooling and may the curves be ever in your favor!


1. When you have a quiz the very first day of taking the course.

2. When you see you still have another 45 minutes before class is over.

3. When the one kid that doesn't use deodorant sits right next to you (in a completely empty row).

First off, do you know basic hygiene? Secondly, why did you have to sit directly next to me, the entire row and the one behind was empty?

4. That one kid that brings their entire lunch to class (and it smells revolting).

Just don't do it. If it smells, eat it outside. I know the feeling of having to rush to class and not eating, believe me, we all do. Don't parade your food around in front of us that didn't bring it to class so it wouldn't be distracting.

5. The kid that has his music blaring from the top of the lecture loud enough the professor can hear it.

No comment necessary.

6. Those kids that explain their "blacked out" state last night and all their bad habits.

7. Those kids that discuss their hook up the night before so everyone will know he/she received "some action."

Do you really kiss your mama with that mouth? Not all of us, frankly, none of us care to hear about your wild college nights. Partially because they remind of us our own and partially because we just don't care.

8. That one kid that sits in your seat half way through the semester.

So help me Lord if this happens again. This is an unspoken rule, you sit where you sat the first day.

9. The kid that always manages to hover over you.

10. "Class isn't over, we still have 2 more minutes!"

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12 Realities Of A Nursing Student

​​​Why being a nursing student is the best and worst decision you will ever make.
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I am a nursing student. This is synonymous with lifeless, stressed, exhausted, compassionate, smart and a plethora of other words. If you are or were ever a nursing student (in which we can't blame you for switching majors, the struggle is real), you will completely understand these 12 reasons why being a nursing student is insanely painful and extremely rewarding at the same time. If you're debating becoming a nurse, then this might serve as a helpful list of pros and cons.

SEE ALSO: Why Nursing Is Different Than Any Other Major





1. Free time is nonexistent.

There is always a test, quiz, care plan or clinical that is demanding all of your attention, all the time. Say goodbye to friends, say goodbye to fun and say goodbye to your sanity.

2. Your schedule is insane.

You need to pencil in time in between studying for multiple exams, going to class and clinical hours in order to sleep or eat. When a non-nursing major complains about their 8 a.m. class, you just roll your eyes because you've been up since 5 a.m. and probably won't go to sleep until at least 2 in the morning.

3. You feel extremely stupid.

You perpetually feel unprepared for tests and you're disappointed that your grades won't be perfect any longer. You feel straight-up confused all the time. That 4.0 you had in high school? Yeah, that's not possible in nursing school, boo.



4. You also feel insanely intelligent.

When you spew out healthcare jargon and your non-nursing friends have no idea what you're talking about, you feel pretty damn cool. Plus, you now understand what the heck is going on in "Grey's Anatomy," so you're basically Derek Shepherd IRL.



5. Your teachers are disorganized and make classes practically impossible to pass.

Most of them grade harshly and make your life a living hell. And they usually don't have any sort of education degree or experience. Solid.



6. The two or three teachers you actually like already are, or will be, your friends.

The ones that help you get through the torture that is nursing school are keepers. They'll probably write you letters of recommendation or go out for drinks with you once you're no longer their student.



7. You have to pay to work.

You pay tuition for clinical hours, which essentially means you pay to work. Sure, the experience is invaluable, but that's a lot of time and effort to do for free.



8. Your nursing friends will be your friends for life.

There is a special bond between nursing students friends. You've studied together, you've laughed together, you've cried together, you've drank together. No one can understand the pain and glory that is nursing school like your fellow nursing students. And you know you couldn't have done it without them. No nurse left behind.

9. You see some really cool cases.

Some of the patient cases you see at clinical are nothing short of amazing. Knowing that you helped with an interesting and complex case leaves you with an invaluable experience and greater confidence in your knowledge and skills.

10. You will also see some really gross cases.

There are some images you just can't un-see (or un-smell) no matter how hard you try. I won't go into details, but nurses see some really icky stuff on a daily basis.

11. You will learn useless information.

Just like every other major, you have to take stupid classes that won't ever help you in life. I know for a fact I will never use the knowledge I gained from Healthcare Economics or Computer Skills for Health Sciences ever in life as an RN.

12. When you do have "free time," you kill it.

No one can party like a nursing student. No one. You drink so you can save lives.

No matter how hellish nursing school can be, you'd never change it. You know that being a nurse is what you're meant to do. No other job can handle your crazy, your feels, or your brains. You've been trained for this. Keep trucking through this bitch of an undergrad degree, we are all in this together. Now go out there, it's a beautiful day to save lives.

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17 Ways To Celebrate Halloween In College

Trick-or-treating might be over, but that doesn't mean you're done celebrating.

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Growing up the last night of October was filled with excitement. Finally, after all the preparation, you got to put on your new costume and get SO MUCH CANDY! However, one of the worst things about Halloween is eventually you're too old to go trick-or-treating without getting judged. Although there comes a time in everyone's life where the trick-or-treating has to end, there's still so many ways you can celebrate, especially when you're in college.

Here are my 17 ways to continue celebrating in college.

1. Halloween Movie Marathon!

My personal favorites include "The Little Vampire" (pictured above), the "Halloweentown" franchise, and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."

2. Group Costumes.

You all might be older now, but everyone still wants to dress up, and what better way to do that then with a bunch of your best friends.

3. Pumpkin Picking.

(apple picking would also be acceptable.)

4. Pumpkin Painting or Carving.

If you're still living in a dorm painting might save you some clean up, and both are just as exciting.

5. Discounted Candy!

Nothing better than taking a trip to your local drug store or supermarket on November 1st to find everything that didn't sell.

6. Halloween Themed Parties.

7. Updated Dorm Decorations.

This is the first "major" holiday since being away at school, aka the perfect excuse to update your dorm decor.

8. Pumpkin Spiced Flavored EVERYTHING!

PSL is the perfect morning treat.

9. Haunted Houses.

This may be my personal absolute favorite thing about the fall.

10. Go to a Corn Maze.

Haunted or not, both are acceptable.

11. Go on a Hayride.

again, haunted or not is acceptable.

12. CANDY CORN!!!

If you don't love candy corn as strongly as I do, you can leave.

13. Find a Local Haunted Place to Visit.

I'm talking real life ghosts. Every town has some place where some things can only be explained via ghosts.

14. Watch Ghost Hunting Shows.

Going out and following your own ghosts might not be everyone's cup of tea, but luckily you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

15. Make Orange Colored Desserts.

If the candy isn't enough, there's load of fun halloween desserts to be made.

16. Tell Horror Stories.

I'm talking classic sleepover cliche flashlight to your face in order to really make it dramatic.

17. Go Trick-or-treating!

Lastly, there might be a way for you to still experience the joy of trick-or-treating one last time. Or help hand out the candy, whatever your cup of tea is.

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