11 Things You Can Say To A Comm Major If You Want To Get Punched

11 Things You Can Say To A Comm Major If You Want To Get Punched

"You're classes are like... really easy... right?"

I'll be the first to admit as a communication major my classes aren't always as difficult as my science, or math major friends--but this doesn't mean they are EASY by any means. We clock in some killer study hours, trying to be the next best journalist, producer, global marketing manager, public relations professional, etc., and are tired of hearing these 11 things:

1. "You're a Communication major? Can you edit my paper?"

No, but you can borrow my AP Style Book!!

2. "You're classes are like... really easy... right?"

Summarize the Iliad in 140 characters or less.

3. "I thought you were supposed to be good at public speaking?"

I thought you were supposed to be less annoying.

4. "Did you choose to be a comm major?"

I picked it out of a hat

5. "You'll probably just marry rich, right?"


6. "You can be my publicist when I'm famous."

The exit is to your left.

7. "You must have a lot of free time."

If by free time you mean no free time at all, then ABSOLUTELY!

8. "What do you even learn as a comm major?"

All the things that you clearly know nothing about.

9. "So you basically want to be a news anchor?"

Yes, you caught me!

10. "I thought journalism was a dying field?"

We can agree to disagree.

11 "Communication? Oh... that's cool, I guess."

Thanks for the support!

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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