16 Harsh Back-To-School Realities As Told By Parks And Recreation
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16 Harsh Back-To-School Realities As Told By Parks And Recreation

Going back to school doesn't always meet it's hype.

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16 Harsh Back-To-School Realities As Told By Parks And Recreation
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Whether you're already back at school or still awaiting move-in day, the start of a new semester always has college students leaving home with independence on the brain. Too often, however, the harsh realities of going back to school are overlooked by overzealous students looking forward to college shenanigans:


1. Actually moving in SUCKS.

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There's nothing pleasant about dragging heavy furniture left and right all day long.


2. Campus police don't play around the first few weeks.

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3. Your course load is going to hit you like a brick wall.

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When you least expect it, expect it.


4. The food isn't as great as you remember it being (even if it is free.)

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It definitely isn't Mom's home-cooking.


5. Some freshman will set off the fire alarms at some point.

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PLEASE, JUST ADD WATER.


6. Parking on campus will be an all out war.

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It's every man, woman and child for themselves.


7. Stress levels are not only immeasurable but unimaginable.

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Our mental health is suffering as a result.


8. Making money, passing classes, and being sane is nearly impossible to achieve.

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Why don't we stand on our head while we're at it, too?


9. In fact, money is probably going to be hard to come by more often than not.

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10. Motivation levels steadily decline as the semester goes along.

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It's less procrastination than it is exhaustion.


11. Finding time to sleep will never be a simple task.

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12-minute midday naps are sometimes the only thing that keep us going.


12. Nights out on campus almost always involve some sort of unnecessary drama.

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There are always stories to be told the morning after.


13. Study sessions rarely involve studying.

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Getting off track is only natural.


14. But the library is often times louder than you'd like it to be.

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Isn't the library supposed to be a quiet place?


15. Even the Wi-Fi is more glitchy on campus than it is at home.

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Why even bother anymore?


16. So essentially, you're getting all excited over 4 months of constant stress and misery.

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You just got Jam'd... by yourself.

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