11 Thoughts Every Rising College Senior Has

11 Thoughts Every Rising College Senior Has

The final year is here... Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
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Becoming a Senior in college is an exciting and bittersweet time for many students. Before you know it, three years will fly by and you'll be wondering where all the time went. Along with that, you'll be thinking a whole lot about the future. If you are a rising college senior or have been in the past, here are 11 thoughts every college senior has.

1. Wasn't I just a Freshman?

Seems like yesterday I was sweating profusely carrying all my crap up an endless amount of stairs with my parents. Did someone happen to invent a time machine and put me in it?


2. I used to think people my age were so old.

Yet somehow I still feel like a little kid... Hey Mom, what's a 401K?


3. Class starts tomorrow and I still haven't bought my books. Oh, well.

From experience you know there will be that one professor who decides to ditch the textbooks and use online texts instead. So, you'll take your chances.


4. What am I going to do after college?

Either get one of those job things or spend all your time praying that you don't have to move back home.


5. Is there a class on adulting?

I don't know, but it would probably be helpful considering I still use a hair straightener as an iron.


6. This year I will make the most of every moment!


Every. Single. Moment.


7. Why haven't I met my gf/bf yet?

Um. Hello? Where are you? Four years ago I thought for sure I would have found you by now. But it's okay. We still got this year.


8. I just wanna lay in bed a little longer.

Thinking about all of these things has me feeling more tired than ever. So professor, I am very sorry when I come to class looking like a bum over and over and over again.


9. This is the last year I'll get free student tickets to sporting events...

You mean I actually have to buy tickets when I'm an alumni?


10. Guess I should try cooking this year...

Or maybe just stick to Cook Out...


11. I'm really going to miss my friends and college too.

Fellow Seniors, make the most of this year. Spend some quality time with your best friends and get to know some new people too while you have the chance. Explore the city you're in, because who knows where you'll be in a year. Don't stress so much over the little things. You're going to do great as long as you set your mind to it! The real world is just around the corner and you're going to be okay. This school year will pass by just as quickly as all the others did and you won't wanna miss a thing. Savor each moment. Look forward to the day when you can move your tassel, toss your cap, and say you did it! Here's to Senior year and all the thoughts and feels that come along with it. Let's make it a good one!

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
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Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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Cancel Culture Is Toxic And Ugly

Stop deciding for me who I can and cannot like.

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I was really hoping that canceled culture died in 2018, but unfortunately here we are in 2019 still "canceling" whoever we personally deem "problematic." Whether it's tweeting from six years ago or falsely made allegations, waves of people will grab on to anything they can to bring down whatever celebrity or influencer seems to be doing well at the moment.

Of course, it is important to bring light to horrible things such as racism, misogyny, domestic abuse, etc., but remember these horrible things are still happening TODAY. We need to focus our energy on combating the horrible things people are currently doing and saying; it is truly such a waste of time to bring up the problematic words and actions that someone in the limelight did almost a decade ago.

Let me be clear, there is no one person I am trying to defend here. I honestly don't care much to personally defend anyone who is being canceled by angry twitter-users who found something just bad enough to hold against them for eternity. I truly just find the idea of it annoying and ugly.

The idea that any person is a completely static, flat character is so inconceivable and unlikely that I truly have a hard time understanding why we cannot accept an apology from a matured person.

If we have no evidence that a person has made any recent damaging remarks, then how can we prove they haven't changed since they tweeted something wrong in 2013?

Of course, there are people who have recently or continuously proven they are indecent people who are not deserving of any sort of public exposure, but if they are truly so horrible, people will drop them without you having to tell them to do so. You don't have to condemn those who still remain loyal; they are probably not the kind of people you need to waste your time on anyway.

If the people canceling others were constantly watched like the people they have damned, I am absolutely sure there is something we could find from their past to cancel them as well.

Sometimes it is hard to remember that famous people are still human beings just like us. Anyone is prone to make mistakes, and those mistakes can absolutely be rectified over time.

Nowadays, people love jumping on the bandwagon of finding a new person to hate and don't even stop to think about the damage it could do to that person's life and reputation.

Give people a chance to prove that they are decent human beings before deciding whether "we" as a whole should love or hate them based on such a small amount of evidence.

I am not saying you have to love every celebrity. If you don't like what someone has said or done you absolutely do not have to give them your attention or devotion, but you should not tell me whether I can like them or not.

In 2019 we should put an end to canceled culture, and, instead, learn to take people at their word and accept their apologies for their past wrongdoings.

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