30 Times Michael Scott Quotes Predicted Your Fall Semester

30 Times Michael Scott Quotes Predicted Your Fall Semester

"I am Beyonce, always."

The fall semester is starting up, and it should come at no surprise that some points can be stressful and overwhelming. Thankfully, "The Office" created a truly iconic character in Michael Scott that gives us plenty of oneliners that can resonate with our situations, help us get through the tough times with a few laughs, or just relate to the struggle. Anytime you need a pick-me-up, just think, "What would Michael Scott say?"

1. When you're trying to throw a paper together last minute.

2. When you interview for a position and they ask about your weaknesses.

3. When you're not sure if you really have it together or not.

4. When sometimes the best option is to just get away for a little while.

5. When you warn younger students about classes you've already taken.

6. When sometimes you just need a confidence boost.

7. When you try to find a perfect quote to finish off your paper.

8. When you see a group of friends laughing and wish you were included.

9. When you're trying to finish a group project but none of your teammates will answer.

10. When you have to knock sense into people about something you're passionate about.

11. When you don't want to go somewhere but don't want to disappoint the person.

12. When you're struggling to find an accurate source for a paper.

13. When you try to make friends with someone but you already know it's not going to work.

14. When someone asks you how your classes are going.

15. When something breaks but you're too cheap or poor to replace it.

16. When you want to switch up your daily routine but you're too scared to.

17. When you set up friends and they work out and you're beaming with pride.

18. When you're trying to think of the best strategy to make friends.

19. When you find $5 on the street walking to class.

20. When you give a stellar presentation in class and want to add some ~pizzazz~.

21. When you're trying to set goals for yourself for the semester.

22. When you get so overwhelmed you don't even know how to express it.

23. When someone does something to upset you and you need to give them a warning.

24. When you see your friends doing something without you.

25. When you get to that point in the semester where you're not sure how to continue on.

26. When your professor is talking but all you hear is "blah blah blah".

27. When you have to give yourself high standards to strive for.

28. When you get paired with someone you absolutely hate.

29. When you try to look on the bright side of situations.

30. And finally, when you need a classic one-liner to make everyone laugh.

Now that you're armed with an essential list of Michael Scott hits, go out this semester and make the "World's Best Boss" proud.

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I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.


One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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High School Seniors Should Be Excited For College, Not Scared

Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.


Going into the summer after my high school graduation, all I could think about was college, and how I was going to prepare to go to a new school and move away from home. Just know, it is not as stressful as you prepare yourself for it to be. You don't need to worry about not having any friends or not knowing how to get to all the different buildings because you have to remember everyone else on campus has been in the exact same position you are in, and there are tons of people on campus to help you.

One of the things I was most worried about was classes and how to know which classes to take. My advice is to go to counseling and plan out your classes before you register. Planning out classes will drastically help you stay on track and the counselors will help you make a balanced schedule that you can actually handle.

Another piece of advice would be to not bring as much stuff for your dorm as you think you will need. By all means, bring the essential things that you will need, but remember a dorm room is very small and you share it with another person. You won't have a ton of space for extra stuff and you want to have space to move around and actually live in your dorm.

Finally, if you are concerned about meeting people and making friends, just try and be as outgoing and open as possible. Everyone else in the dorms is just as nervous as you are too meet people, it really helps to try to branch out. Joining clubs or greek life also helps you meet people around campus with common interests as you.

College is not something to be scared of. Even though it seems stressful and it is a big new place, it will be some of the best memories you will have for life.


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