10 Things All College Kids Love

10 Things All College Kids Love

Take advantage of the discounts and be thankful for the naps.

College life is one heck of a time. It's a time to be alive, a time to try new things, a time to learn to budget your money and a time to make great memories with all the fresh faces you meet. Things can be rough sometimes, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. Whether you’re a college kid yourself or an upcoming freshman — the week you don’t budget your money correctly, end up with nine dollars in your bank account and have to resort to eating dining hall food all week will remind you to be thankful for all these great things that come with the college experience.

1. Care Packages

Whether it’s literally just an envelope with a gift card or a large box full of snacks — I’m happy with any surprise mail that means I don’t have to buy groceries for another week.

2. Free T-Shirts

Before college, people always told me I would leave my four years with more college shirts than I could count. And who the heck doesn’t love a free t-shirt? There are some days when I’m just too tired or lazy to wear anything else.

3. Discounts On Coffee

The library Starbucks has $2 Grande cold brews? Sign me up.

4. The “Friday Class Is Cancelled” Email

It doesn’t get much better than that.

5. After Class Naps

This goes along with number five, but I’m just as thankful.

6. The Simple Syllabus

There’s a lot to cover over the course of the semester, but the professor who explains everything without taking up nine pages is a blessing (or using cheesy memes they think are so clever.)

7. An Empty Library

I don’t know about anyone else, but an empty library at the beginning of the semester is the most relaxing environment ever (in just a mere ten weeks you won’t be able to find a seat.)

8. Dogs

I had a dog when I was growing, but I never felt like a dog person until college. There’s something so comforting about seeing a fluffy pup strolling down the street on your way to class.

9. The Classic College Crewneck

Wear it to class, wear it on a date; wear it anywhere. When you wear your crewneck, you are expressing your school spirit in the comfiest way possible.

10. Student Discounts

Saving on food, and stuff you shouldn’t be buying despite the fact you only have nine dollars in your bank account, is a score. PSA for College of Charleston Students: Harris Teeter on East Bay is giving 5% off with your VIC card until May 31st. (You must go to customer service and register/sync your VIC card with your student ID for the discount.)

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Spring break is three weeks away and I am already counting down the days. Why didn't anyone warn me that Sophomore year is so stressful? Don't get me wrong, I am extremely thankful to be given the opportunity to further my education. However, sometimes I just have to put my feelings first, and admit that I feel overwhelmed by my college workload.

Before any adults say “college is easy, you just need to apply your time” I do apply my time! This semester I am taking 18 credits, writing for the Odyssey, and active in two on-campus clubs. For those who are in the same predicament and balance a full/part-time job, I salute you. Recently, on Twitter, I came across a tweet stating “College isn't hard, the work just piles up on you” and related to that completely. I feel teachers should give homework because it gives clarity and practice in concepts that were not understood in class. But homework such as 40 multiple choice questions in macroeconomics, 40 multiple choice questions in accounting, 145 pages to read in fashion, a two page in essay in business writing, 45 pages to read plus a discussion question in international marketing, and 16 short answer questions in organizational behavior per week is excessive! Especially if you are not naturally gifted, so you have to take time outside of class to review lessons. And guess what? Somewhere in between all that work, I have to find time to eat, exercise, socialize, sleep, and apply for summer internships. On top of that, when you suffer from anxiety, managing symptoms is a full-time job in itself.

Its hard when you want to be successful but the process of achieving success requires you climb up a narrow mountain with a broken arm with 20/70 vision.

Or requires you to be this guy.

Nevertheless, When I feel defeated (which is often) I refer to my motivational quotes which states “Build your own dreams, or someone will hire you to build theirs” and “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty” to get me through. College is definitely a never-ending cycle of headaches, but I’m confident that I’ll eventually enjoy the fruits of my labor. Therefore, cheers to 2 ½ more months in the semester.

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10 Reasons Villanova University Should Be At The Top Of Your List

Are you even surprised that Campus Corner is on this list?

I knew I loved Villanova University from the first time I stepped on campus. This was back in my junior year of high school. The following two years I adamantly followed Villanova in the hopes that I would end up there. Everything about this school was desirable.

It just seemed like a happy, lively, and loving place. When I was accepted in my senior year, I was ecstatic. This was the place I had dreamed of being, and now my dream was coming true. Now that I am here, I get to love all the things I had previously admired from afar, plus everything I have gotten to experience since getting here.

1. It’s gorgeous campus

From the Oreo to the cherry trees lining the entrance of the St. Thomas of Villanova Church, wherever you go on campus. I know when I was looking at schools, I would always notice the cohesiveness of the buildings around campus.

2. The Spit/Cova

Some people love the Spit and some people hate it, but regardless, upperclassmen will tell you to cherish it while you still have it. In addition, Cova is the best dining hall on campus in my opinion, no contest.

3. Its proximity to Philly

Philly is an amazing city and it’s a mere 30-minute train ride away.

4. Tailgates

If you think your college’s tailgates are impressive, you’ve never been to a Villanova one. You haven’t lived until you’ve partied in the Wells Fargo parking lot for hours while the temperature is in the teens.

5. The small classes

And while this does mean that your professor knows when you skip, this also means that they have a better opportunity of getting to know you on a more personal level.

6. Basketball

Basketball brings Villanova together in the best way possible.

7. Jay Wright

I shouldn’t even have to explain this one.

8. Greek life

Greek life is by no means the be-all end-all of social life at Villanova, and I think that’s what makes it so great. It’s what you make of it.

9. Camp Co

I’m not sorry, you knew this would be on here. Buffalo mozzarella fries forever have my heart.

10. The students

There is an indescribable sense community at Villanova.

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