18 Struggles You Experienced in College as Told By "Orange is the New Black"
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18 Struggles You Experienced in College as Told By "Orange is the New Black"

For the inner Piper Chapman in us all.

18 Struggles You Experienced in College as Told By "Orange is the New Black"
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This past week, the Internet community was sent a blessing from the television gods. After over a year’s worth of waiting, the third season of "Orange is the New Black" was finally released on Netflix. A highly-followed Netflix original series among friends at school (myself included), the show’s popularity skyrocketed in an incredibly short period of time.

Although I would hardly compare a women’s prison in upstate New York to any college, the characters are smart, sassy and handle any curveballs thrown their way. Whether you’ve already binge-watched the entire season or are just starting the show, here are some things we’ve all struggled through during college, as told by the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary.

1. When you moved into your dorm and finally understood the importance of shower shoes.

2. When you started a paper at 9 p.m., due at midnight, and suddenly everything you wrote was of final draft quality.

3. The first time you walked into the dining hall and saw that you could eat whatever you wanted.

4. Only to realize that you needed to substantially lower your food standards.

5. Yet you still waited patiently for that one day of the week when they served your favorite food.

6. Every night when you got ready to go out with your friends but couldn't decide how to dress.

7. And if you were awake early enough, you saw people doing the walk of shame the following morning.

8. When you felt the wrath of group projects.

9. Especially that one person who didn’t show up until the final presentation.

10. The moment you finished your last final of the semester.

11. When you and your roommate bonded and couldn’t do anything without the other person.

12. Unless of course, you and your roommate weren’t exactly besties and argued about every detail, including when he or she overstepped boundaries.

13. The time you made a brilliant statement in class and it went unappreciated.

14. When you finally learned to walk away from that one person who never treated you right.

15. Every time you made a major mistake and somehow your friends still forgave you.

16. And in becoming an independent adult, you realized that everyone has battles to fight that aren't any more or less important than your own.

17. Because in the end, you managed to face every obstacle with confidence.

18. And you came out with a great group of friends who supported you through every hiccup along the way.

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