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11 Things You Do In The Library

It's all fun and games until someone catches you taking a selfie.

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11 Things You Do In The Library
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This quarter is flying by. Midterms are suddenly just around the corner, and it's time to buckle down and hop on the study-train to "Class Pass" town, population (hopefully) you. So you shoulder your backpack and haul yourself all the way to the library. You find the perfect spot, a patch of sun in an armchair, next to a few outlets, and settle in for the long haul. But instead, you find yourself doing ANYTHING but what you're supposed to do. If you really are a Library Offender, you've probably done at least one of the following;

1. Watched Netflix shamefully.

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You know that the people around you know, but that doesn't stop you from tilting your monitor away from prying eyes and getting right into that Gilmore Girls revival.

2. Gone on Facebook.

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You told yourself you were just checking in, a quick break! But somehow you've found yourself 37 weeks into your crush's news feed, and there is no going back.

3. Taken endless BuzzFeed quizzes.

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You absolutely HAVE to know what kind of kitchen appliance you are. Just five more minutes, you'll get right back to that essay.

4. Checked Instagram.

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Just to see how many likes your selfie got. Until you see some quality content posted by your favorite puppy account.

5. Upheld a Snapchat streak.

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Caption the selfie "Workin Hard!". And make sure nobody catches you trying out the new filters.

6. Read irrelevant articles.

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Not news articles, that feels too much like work. Instead, you're knee deep in Kardashian Lore and what it means if someone doesn't text back.

7. Played a "quick round" of a game.

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Just ten minutes of Animal Crossing. Sure. Suuuuuure.

8. Read a book that is totally unrelated to class.

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9. Researched weird conspiracy theories.

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I mean, maybe the Illuminati is a real thing. But that doesn't stop your homework from being due at midnight.

10. Texted anyone looking for a means of procrastination.

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Just a quick check in! You wanna know how they're doing! And if they've done this homework....

11. Felt pretty guilty about not doing anything.

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Maybe it's all the judgmental stares from the more studious library goers, but suddenly you're feeling a lot more motivated. Time to get stuff done!

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