20 Thoughts Friends University Students Have Daily

20 Thoughts Friends University Students Have Daily


1. "If I skip this class, will I be able to avoid my professor around campus?"

With all the positives of a small campus, this is definitely not one.

2. "Should I eat Casado or just eat nothing?"

Maybe it's not that bad, but we've all thought this at some point.

3. "Do the CSF majors actually worship Jim Smith or nah?"

As a CSF major myself, sometimes I even wonder about this. But I promise, we know he is human.

4. "Wow, that's a fat squirrel."

Especially right after winter.

5. *insert Friends the TV Show joke*

And explaining to people that Friends University is actually a real school.

6. "Could the Zoo Science majors be any more stereotypical?"

I mean, sometimes they post pictures of them holding goats.

7. "Oh, look. The Garbage Can Cat."

Cats jumping out of trashcans used to scare me, but now it's part of my daily routine. We've accepted them as our own pets.

8. "Who the heck is Rich Mullins and why does everyone always talk about him?"

If one of your professors hasn't talked about having Rich in class 20 years ago, do you even go to Friends?

9. "I don't mind paying $30,000 a year for this kind of grass."

But seriously. It is SO LUSH.

10. "I missed breakfast... Is it Friday?"

The Banana Bandits always coming to save the day.

11. "Is that Dr. Carey's husband walking the world's smallest dog?"

His name is Brian, by the way. Mr. Carey, not the dog.

12. "How does one get into the clock tower?"

And could I sneak up there without getting caught?

13." I need something to eat, but Sandella's is going to be really slow right now..."

It's noon. Maybe make a different choice.

14. "I have class in BTB. Maybe I should just drive."

Even with such a small campus, it seems SO far.

15. "Oh. The sprinklers are on. Again."

It's fine. 2 o'clock in the afternoon is the most convenient time to water the grass.

16. "What's today, Tuesday? Oh, good. Only three events to choose from tonight."

There is always something going on, which is great. But sometimes it's hard to pick.

17. "I would know what time it was if the clock tower bell still rang."

Remember the days of it warning you that you had five minutes to get to class? Yeah. That was nice.

18. "Davis is so pretty."

And yes, we all have 50 pictures of it on our phones.

19. "How long could I get away with having a dog in my dorm?"

The RA's want a puppy just as badly as I do, right?

20. "Is it acceptable to take the elevator to the second floor of Davis?"

Those stairs are just too much.

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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.

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Writing Saved My Sanity

Write it all down when you can't talk to anyone.


I love writing.

I have since elementary school, and I've dreamed of becoming a published author. I started off writing stupid plays in elementary school, then it grew it almost writing a full-blown novel in middle school. I have no idea where that thing went to. It was all notebook paper and bad writing. In high school, my writing was kinda pushed to the side so I could focus on school. When I entered college, I started writing small poems about my now ex-boyfriend.

I was scared to express myself to him sometimes, the intensity of my feelings for him scared me. So instead of telling him, I wrote them down. When I tried to share them with him, he hated it. He thought writing down feelings was weird and creepy. So I didn't share anything else with him. When we finally broke up for good, everything just poured out of me. What I couldn't express verbally, I wrote or typed out.

I always have ideas flowing through my head. They never cease and I wouldn't want them to. Writing gives me an escape, from stress, work, school, or fights. It gives me a place to vent and to be open with everything. This is a reason I love writing for Odyssey, not only has this place brought me amazing friends but revived my love for writing. I'm never without my notebook anymore, I'd get distracted in class by an idea and have to write I think then and there.

I love sharing my more personal writing with close friends, especially my poems as of late. I found that I have a voice for young women who find themselves in a toxic relationship much like mine was. I want to speak out and show them that you can grow from the bullshit. It may take some time, but you will be better.

Writing saved my sanity. It allows me to express myself without having to use my actual voice. Anyone who knows me, knows I hate public speaking. I tend to psych myself out leading up to it. My current projects include writing for Odyssey every week, I'm in the process of trying to continue my short stories, and I'm excited to announce that I'm currently working on my very first poetry book!

Writing has given me so much, and I'm so looking forward to making a career out of something I love so much.

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