16 Thoughts Every LU Student Has Before Their 8:15
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16 Thoughts Every LU Student Has Before Their 8:15

There's a lot to think about in those 15 minutes between your dorm and your classroom.

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16 Thoughts Every LU Student Has Before Their 8:15
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Morning classes are tough no matter how you slice them. Some of the smartest and strongest among us pick them so they can get out of class before 1:00...And we envy them greatly. Some are forced to take them out of necessity because their class is offered at no other time. And some pick an 8:15 out of pure, freshman-like, innocence... The poor souls didn't know what they were getting into.

Nevertheless, whether you enjoy 8:15s, were forced to sign up for one, or simply made a foolish mistake, here are some thoughts we've all had on that long, 15-minute walk to our morning classes.


1. That can't seriously be my alarm... This must be some sort of mistake...

Because getting my eyes open is half the battle anyway, right?

2. Why did I stay up until 3 a.m. binge-watching Parks and Rec?

The morning after is always the saddest part of a "no ragrets" lifestyle.

3. I couldn't care less what I look like right now.

Sorry you have to see me like this, World, but I'm far too tired to care about what you think.

4. ...And it's freezing outside.

Did I just see a penguin dive into that snow drift? I'm pretty sure I saw penguin dive into that snow drift.

5. Look at the time! Better pick up the pace or I'm going to be late for class.


Nobody around me is running though...Are they not worried about being late to class? I don't want to be the only person....

I'll just increase my speed from a walk to a trot...That's casual right?

6. Why are the people in front of me walking so slow?

Well, at least they're not on a hoverboard.

7. Oh hey! I know that person! Should I shout their name? Give a casual wave? Maybe a subtle smile? What if they don't see? Or forget who I am?

How about I just awkwardly look at my phone and pretend I didn't notice them? Yeah, that's the best option.

8. If that bike so much as brushes my clothes....

There's something about that pre-8:15 morning that makes you hate all of humanity just that little bit more.

9. Is this bus going to let me go? Or should I wait? Is he pointing at me or wiping something off his windshield? Okay, I'm going for it!

Free tuition!!!

10. No...Not the DeMoss stairs...Anything but the DeMoss stairs...

This must be Jerry Falwell Sr.'s chosen form of cruel and unusual punishment to all of us.

11. I'm sweating and I'm pretty sure I forgot to put on deodorant this morning. I wonder if anyone will notice.

Where's the Old Spice man when I need him?

12. Where is my classroom again?

I could have sworn the signs said my classroom was down this way...

13. Wow, I'm starving. I really should keep some sort of emergency food stash in my backpack.

Because getting to the Rot before this hour would be ridiculous.

14. How are all these people wide awake and dressed so nicely?

My eyes are barely open and that guy is wearing a full suit. I know coffee works wonders, but it's not that good.

15. Is that person sitting in my seat? I know that person isn't sitting in my seat.

I'm done. Class will have to go on without me.

16. Tomorrow, things are going to be different. I'm getting up early, picking out a great outfit, getting to class on time and taking my seat back. Tomorrow, everything is going to change.

Well, it never hurts to dream.


No matter who you are or where you've been, the 8:15 struggle is real. But Lord-willing, we'll all live to fight another day.

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