College: the scenic hub that is home to all of your student nightmares. To the outsider, it appears to be a beautiful place full of cute squirrels and peaceful students reading on a grassy courtyard. By the time midterms come around, however, all a college student sees is a series of unfortunate academic and financial plot twists that include no sleep and too much coffee. Here are 21 spooky thrills that are the cause of every undergrad's mental breakdown.
1. A late Sunday night
A late Saturday night is a good night. A late Sunday night means you procrastinated all weekend and are now trying to make up 10+ hours of studying/homework before your 8 am class tomorrow.
No seriously, I've seen this happen. Knowing that some students can barely afford to eat in general makes the sight all the more tragic.
3. Student loans
4. A group project
5. No internet connection
Why is this happening? How am I suppose to finish my homework? How am I going to check Twitter? My phone doesn't even have signal in here. Why am I the only one freaking out?
The dollar I'm going to make back for this book at the end of the semester is going to make this all worth it though, right?
It's like you want us to start off the day in a bad mood.
8. News headlines
9. An unpaid Netflix account
Netflix is an escape from the stress that is your daily life. Taking it away might just be enough to break you.
This has surpassed torture, it's madness.
11. Career fairs
Behold: A room full of college students pretending to know what they are doing with their lives. Observe as they hand out resumes that they've worked on since freshman year (and are still unsatisfied with) to a bunch of well dressed strangers.
12. A closed Starbucks
I'm running on 3 hours of sleep, and you're telling me that there's absolutely no caffeine available in this building? Someone's going to have to hold me up.
I might die on the way to class, but I was already dying on the inside before this, so what's the difference?
14. Seeing a negative balance in your checking account
Someone's gonna have to bring me back to life, because I think my heart just stopped.
15. A pop quiz on the one day that you neglected to go over the reading
You hate me, don't you?
16. Forgetting your umbrella during a wash out
Because nothing feels better than a soggy pair of Nikes and a stiff pair of jeans.
17. A low GPA
They say a number can't define you. Someone tell that to grad school.
Not to mention I actually studied for this.
19. Back to back finals
I guess studying for one cumulative final at a time wouldn't make me cry out of frustration enough, huh?
The only good thing about being sick is getting to stay home and have your mom make you chicken soup. Unfortunately, I can't stay home, no one is going to make me soup, and I'm miserable.
The unknown just might be the most terrifying of all.