23 Thoughts You Will Have Stuck In Traffic On Your Way To Class

23 Thoughts You Will Have Stuck In Traffic On Your Way To Class

Suddenly living on campus doesn't sound like such a bad idea...

Everyone in college anywhere can attest to facing some rough challenges driving to their first week of class, from underestimating how much time it'll take to get there to sprinting home run to class. For most, that first week just ended (thankfully), while for some others, it's just beginning. Which of these struggles can you relate with?

1. Setting your alarm at 5-minute intervals, just to be safe.

2. Still, sleeps through them all and wakes up with only seven minutes to get ready

3. Shout out to the people who leave 15 minutes earlier than they need to

4. ...but are somehow still stuck in traffic an hour later

5. When your traffic control police is a cool a guy

6. And sometimes, cool guys try too hard.

7. Trying to low key merge in orderly, efficient fashion

8. Feeling like you're part of a pack

9. Or better yet, you're leading the pack like a boss.

10. Until the lanes merge into one, and your pack betrays you.

11. Then someone cuts you off...

12. And you encounter a fatal disaster on the way.

13. Which means ambulance on its way

You can already hear the sirens.

14. Firefighters coming through.

15. And someone decided to test the cops, too, I guess.

Should I just turn around, and go home at this point?

16. Feeling like you're not ready to ride the streets once traffic picks up

17. Nearing campus — so close yet so far.

Should I just ditch my car and run to class? The building is right there! I could make it in five minutes. Ugh.

18. Seriously considering ditching your car and just hitchhiking

The temptation will always be there. Don't do it, fam.

19. There has to be another way.

20. But wait! You've finally reached campus!

21. Now, try to find parking.

22. And sprint to class.

23. At the end of the day, gotta do it all again...

But hey, the ride home is much easier.

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Getting Straight A's In College Is Not Worth Failing Your Mental Health

A's are nice, but you are more than a letter.


The idea of getting an A on every paper, every exam, every assignment, seems great. It can be known as a reassurance of our hard work and dedication to our 4+ classes we attend every single day.

Losing sleep, skipping meals, forgetting to drink water, skipping out on time with friends and family; these are the things that can occur when your letter of an A is what you are living for.

You are worth more than the grade letter, or the GPA number on your transcript.

Listen, don't get me wrong, getting A's and B's definitely is something to feel accomplished for. It is the approval that you did it, you completed your class, and your hard work paid off.

But honey, get some sleep.

Don't lose yourself, don't forget who you are. Grades are important, but the true measurement of self-worth and accomplishment is that you tried your best.

Trying your best, and working hard for your goals is something that is A-worthy.

Reserve time for yourself, for your sanity, your health, your mental health.

At the end of the day, grades might look nice on a piece of paper, but who you are and how you represent yourself can be even more honorable.


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Top Ten Things To Do When Your Power Goes Out (A.K.A. It’s Not Just Sexy Time!!)

This happens a lot to people living in New England, but sometimes we have no clue what to do during those few hours...how about these as options?


So, there's a massive snowstorm outside and the power has gone out. It's depressing since you were in the middle of your most recent Parks & Rec re-binge session, but exciting at the same time since this is a new experience and adventure for you and your roommates!

...wait, the bathroom isn't working.

This sucks.

Where's the freaking power?!!?

1. Light Some Stuff On Fire


So, you're going to try and use your phone as a flashlight for the next few hours, but lighting candles would be far more atmospheric and will make everything smell crazy-good. Also, that flashlight light is just harsh. So harsh.

2. Raid the Fridge


If you don't save it, that ice cream may melt before the Electricity & Power Company's crusaders venture across the land to repair your power lines. It's time to make a feast of everything that may go bad before you get the help you need.

3. Read a Book


WOAH YEAH I KNOW -- you probably haven't even touched a book in years, but now you have a flashlight and everyone is more bored than the attendants of a financial meeting run by sloths, so this is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a different world.

4. Games!!


Board games, card games -- there are so many choices. Personally, I like to run a Black Jack table, bidding M&M's and the like (best part is that the House normally wins).

5. Play Hide & Seek


Shoot, I mean, all the lights are already off -- this is your chance!

6. Tell Spooky Stories


These can range from the Wolf-Man, to that one Creepypasta you read that one time, to when you forgot to pay your electricity bill...ooOoOoOOOoooo….spoooooooky…...

7. Build a Blanket / Pillow Fort


Go all out and make it crazy complicated (but don't set anything on fire -- keep that a no-fire-zone).

8. Dance, Dance, Dance


Plug in your phone and go all-out-rave mode. Strobe those flashlights and get down to business!

9. Straight Up Sleep


Look, it's been a long life, so why not take a little snooze? You've decided that there's really nothing more interesting to do and you only slept for three hours the night before -- this is honestly the next-best option other than using all those candles to summon Satan.

10. Summon Satan


I'm not going to tell you how, and the power is out so you can't Google it, soooo….I guess sitting in a circle with an excessive amount of candles and chanting random Latin phrases you heard in Supernatural that one time will do the trick.

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