17 Signs You're A University of North Georgia History Major

17 Signs You're A University of North Georgia History Major

This one is for my myopic friends studying history!

This one is for the history majors!

1. You spend your life in Young Hall.

If you're a history major, odds are that 95 percent of your time is spent in Young Hall —the tiny building reserved for those of us damaged enough to value history.

If you spend time in this building you might wonder why the ceiling always leaks and why they think putting a trash can under it is the cure. I don't know either. You may also wonder why they only turn on two lights for the entire 2nd floor.

I guess no electricity is historic.

2. You're tired of hearing: "History is a useless major."

Niccola Machiavelli, Napoleon, Dwight D. Eisenhowr and essentially every philosopher and military leader since the written word has valued and studied history.

This is because history provides context. It teaches critical thinking, creativity and communication skills. When one graduates with a Bachelor of Arts, they come out with the ability to extrapolate and communicate data as well as the ability to assess and validate information. History is not just about the body of facts we accumulate. It is about the skill set we develop.

P.S. Don't try to take Russia.

3. You're also tired of hearing: "I like soccer, but you don't see me trying to make a career out of it."

You scored one winning goal in high school, and your girlfriend decided to let you go to second based that night. That does not mean that you are qualified to participate in NIRSA. History is a skill set and applicable to most jobs.

4. No one knows the Galileo password.

If anyone knows it, leave it in the comment section as a PSA.

5. JSTOR. It's a way of life.

6. Historiography is the history class that makes people realize history isn't an easy subject after all.

7. If we live in Young Hall, the professors live in Barnes.

Apparently, it's haunted. When Barnes was still a dormitory, it burned down, killing several cadets inside. During finals week, you can see their luminescent glow — don't go into the light, people.

Make sure to visit them during their office hours. I've yet to have a bad history professor. Also, remember they they have a lot to teach you. Listen more than you argue (history students have large egos).

8. Half an hour before an exam, the entire class conglomerates in the hallway to anxiously discuss the exam. This is how revolutions start.

9. Spring and fall break exists to give us time to work on our 10-25 page papers.

10. We will never reconcile to e-books.

Just as the South will never fully reconcile to the fact that they lost the Civil War, we will not adjust to e-books.

*Spoiler Alert* The South lost the Civil War.

11. There is always that guy that laughs out loud at subtle historical ironies just to show off that he is familiar with the era.

12. There is always that one guy who stages conversations mid-class with the professor to show off that "he's smart."

History. Egos.

13. We are occasionally assigned as many as 25 books per class to read each semester.

Making history one of the most expensive and time-consuming subjects at UNG.

14. The only reason that I will graduate is because of Java City's flavored coffees.

Cinnamon Toast coffee made my life worth living again.

15. There is a history honors fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta.

Mostly, we just argue about who our favorite president or dead monarch is.

16. Within the confines of Young Hall, it is perfectly natural to hear phrases like...

"I love Stalin."

"The Spanish Inquisition is so much fun!"

"The Korean War is my favorite!"

"Have you finished "Mein Kamf" yet?"

"Vlad the Impaler is the best!"

*Most of us are not sociopaths — except for that kid in the 5:30 p.m. lecture who brings in the (mostly) fresh Chinese food that makes everyone hungry.

17. We have strong convictions about who the best U.S. presidents are (William Howard Taft). Go to hell, Teddy Roosevelt.

If you are myopic and love to read, join us in the history department — we have fanny packs and dehumidifiers!

Cover Image Credit: Young Hall University of North Georgia

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22 Girl Names Your Random College Roommate Will Have, And The Type Of Roommate They Are

Will she be your BFF?

Every roommate situation in college is going to be different.

All you can do is hope and pray that they'll just leave you alone for the most part. A lot of the time, you can get a hint about what kind of roommate they'll be just knowing their first name.

1. Hailey

Her dad pays her rent. She can't cook. Litters the kitchen with take out boxes from the local vegan joint.

2. Beth

Totally wants you to go to SoulCycle with her at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. Room is littered with leggings and sneakers.

3. Michelle

Comes home at 3 a.m. after a night of heavy drinking. Loudly makes some sort of frozen meal. Sleeps through her noon alarm.

4. Victoria

Probably has dark hair and an acoustic guitar. Keeps pretty much to herself. Does homework in the living room at obscure hours.

5. Madison

Was on the dance team in high school and has not stopped telling you about how great it was. Does work out videos on the TV in the living room.

6. Kim

Brings her boyfriend over every night of the week. Brings different boys home on the weekends.

7. Megan

Actively avoids cleaning the bathroom. Leaves her dishes in the sink. You haven't seen her shower in four days.

8. Erica

Normal. Quiet. Wants to be a high school English teacher.

9. Erika

Wild. Emotionally distraught always. Is always hosting the pre-game. Never comes home with all of the clothes she left wearing.

10. Sarah

"Definitely should have got into Harvard, but I ended up here instead." Too into trying to get a 4.0 to pay attention to you.

11. Julia

Studies music performance. Screams expletives at her keyboard. Cannot play the trumpet, but still tries really hard.

12. Hannah

So tall she almost hits her head on the doorways. Plays basketball. Raps to old Kanye in the shower.

13. Jenny

Should not be allowed to go out. Goes out every weekend anyway. Throws up in your bathtub and doesn't always address it in the morning.

14. Heather

Stressing about her internship. Is currently failing all of her classes. Will somehow still get a 3.5 GPA this semester.

15. Grace

You never see her, only the hairballs she leaves all around your place.

16. Emma

Only has guy friends because "it's easier." Guy friends who leave empty beer cans out after every sporting event on TV.

17. Caitlyn

Has a 4.0 as a biology major. Is going to med school. Sterilizes her room, the bathroom and the kitchen sink every four hours.

18. Sam

Always has a paper about feminism to write. Rosie the Riveter poster in her room.

19. Alex

Is probably dating her boss. Has straight Ds in all her classes.

20. Taylor

Is somehow always home when you're home. You know nothing about her other than where she's from.

21. Alyssa

Trying to become the next big YouTuber. Has lighting equipment all over the place. You constantly hear the phrase, "Hey guys, welcome to my channel!" She squealed because yesterday she hit 25 subscribers.

22. Jesse

Is probably plotting your murder. Lurks around like a cat.

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11 Thoughts All Rising Seniors Have As Junior Year Ends

Inside the mind of a rising senior who eager for summer yet scared of applying to colleges.

The end of junior year brings some inner turmoil; students want to enjoy their summer before the hassle of applying to colleges, but they also don't want to slack off too much and put their admissions at risk. Here are some common thoughts that some of us may have.

1. Yesss, it's finally summer!

No more late nights, assessments or terrible cafeteria food and two months of binge watching Netflix. We choose to ignore the fact that we'll have to start the grind again for senior year.

2. Gotta start cracking on those SAT subject tests.

Now that all school work is done, it's time to start studying AGAIN for those pesky subject tests that show how much you've forgotten since the AP exam. And on test day, you will be reunited with your fellow classmates a little too early.

3. Senior Pictures!

Let's be real, your yearbook picture must look flawless. That is why you need to perfect your makeup routine and make an appointment with Cady Studios to get that amazing picture. And think of a bomb senior quote to go with it.

4. Me n' my girls

Finally, you and your friends can get together and stuff yourselves with ice cream or have spontaneous photoshoots at the Ponce City Market... either way, it's a girls' night out!

5. The Beach

Everyone will go to the beach at one point during the summer, and you'll be seeing bikini clad girls all over your Instagram feed. But it doesn't matter where you go as long as you are taking a break from school and exploring some exotic locations!

6. Oh no . . . AP Exam scores?

Around July, College Board will remind you to check your AP Exam scores via email. You can choose to ignore it or stress over your potential score. Remember, it is OK if you do not get a five; you did your best!

7. Shopping, shopping and more shopping

Chances are that you haven't shopped in forever because of your busy schedule but not anymore. Hit up Northpoint Mall for a new wardrobe and accessories! Gotta set the bar high for the seniors after you!

8. Summer homework?

The two months of freedom we get is simply an elongated version of a weekend, meaning there will be homework due on the first day back. And if you are taking more AP classes, you can expect the homework to be extremely confusing.

9. Weight gain . . . yay.

Eating is hard when you are in a stress filled environment with 50 assessments due the next day. But you won't be able to let your inhibitions hold you back when you have two months off with junk food all in the fridge.

10. What's cardio?

You will be content sitting sitting on the couch, texting all your friends and Netflixing. In fact, you may notice a lack of vitamin D and your skin getting paler. Don't be alarmed; your true potential as a couch potato is shining through.

11. Sleeping a little too much . . .

You might get a little bored with nothing to do, so sleeping comes naturally. You may lose chunks out of your day, but at least you'll be well rested for your late night festivities.

Though these thoughts may reign supreme on your to do list this summer, make sure you forget about school for a while and have some fun!

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