5 College Myths That Are Actually True

5 College Myths That Are Actually True

3. You won't stay friends with the people you meet in the first two weeks.

All through high school we wonder what college is going to be like. What sorority or fraternity are we going to join? What events will we go to? What classes will we take?

I heard many things about college, and over half of them weren't what I thought they'd be. College myths are exactly that - myths, except when they aren't.

Some of those myths end up being true. Like these.

1. You will miss home.

This was a big one for me. I always heard "you'll miss home," but I never listened because like any other high schooler, I wanted as far away from home as I could get. Missing home wasn't something I ever thought I'd do, especially only being two hours away from my family, but I do find myself wishing I hadn't moved out. It's a change we have to get used to, and it's okay to miss home, everyone does sometimes.

2. You won't party.

Everyone always associates college with parties, which is partly true. However, not everyone parties. It's a misconception that college is all play and no work, but the truth is, partying is only something that happens on the weekends and only certain people get into them. Plus the party scene isn't for everyone so don't feel like you have to go to them. If you party, it's okay. Live a little, but be safe.

3. You won't stay friends with the people you meet in the first two weeks.

Hear me out on this one, it's one of the most important. The people you hang out with the first few weeks are probably not here to stay. I speak from experience. If you live in a resident hall with people who have the same major as you, you find those people in the first week that you hope to be life long friends with. But that doesn't always happen. When you're around people for 18/24 hours a day, tensions get high and people get irritated with each other really fast. This isn't the case for everyone. Some people still manage to keep their two week friends longer than that but if you don't it's okay, you'll find those lifetime friends. It just usually doesn't happen in the first few weeks.

4. You will skip class.

This is another one people like to deem untrue. You hear people say "I've never skipped a class," and they're either really good at waking up and making sure to get there or they're lying to you. It's probably the latter. And I'm sure you've said something along the lines of "I won't skip class, I paid too much to be here," but it's definitely something that happens. Whether your alarm didn't go off, or you intentionally decided to skip your STATS class, it's going to happen. Just be know you only get so many skips before your grades go down. You might as well save your absences for days when you're sick beyond repair and need them.

5. You will live on Ramen Noodles and Mac & Cheese.

There are tons of options for food on campus. One reason why colleges make you get a meal plan if you live on campus is for this reason. They don't want you to have to resort to eating unhealthy just because you're a broke college student. Also, there are unlimited coupons and discounts that restaurants and stores offer to students because they know how broke you are.

So all of those things people told you about college, may or may not be true. Though, that doesn't mean you can't have the best time while you're there. Just be safe, get lots of rest, and GO TO CLASS!

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Who's Jim and who's Meredith?

"The Office" is one of the best shows on the face of the planet. Don't believe me, you obviously haven't watched it. It has a character for everything, including all of the South Carolina colleges.

The Citadel

This one is probably the easiest. Creed Bratton. Hands down. Military all day every day. No one knows what really goes on behind closed doors, except the people there. Just like Creed's mind.

Coastal Carolina University

Consistently voted one of the top party schools in the nation. #It'snotcollegeit'sCoastal.

Winthrop University

Winthrop is the place for future teachers. We all know that Meredith is the mother/teacher figure in the office, which is kind of scary in and of itself.

Columbia College

Erin just seems like the type of person who would go to an all-female college.

Bob Jones University

At what other school do you see people wearing things that could be from the American Girl large colonial dolls Spring line?

Wofford College

The pearls, Greek Life, and Southern fashion are so real.

Furman University

Let's be real. Pam is a bit of a nerd. But at the end of the day, she does know how to get down. I mean she WAS on the party planning committee. And who doesn't want that Ring By Spring?

College of Charleston

Nard Dog is definitely in an a capella group in Charleston, taking in the city and the history while dressing like a frat star.

Medical University of South Carolina

Andy isn't alone in Charleston. Dwight is down there becoming a doctor. Yes, someone who can save lives and is able to do surgery. Although, who else would you expect to be a doctor?

University of South Carolina

There would be no South Carolina without the University of South Carolina. There would be no office without Michael Scott. The later seasons prove it. They're large and in charge.

Clemson University

While Michael thinks that he runs the office, it's no secret that Jim is the mastermind behind the operation. The office would fall apart without him. I'll just let that sit.

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Even After Family Weekend, I Haven't Gotten Homesick And I'm Not Ashamed Of It

It's really OK.


Now that we have successfully drifted into October, I am about a month and a half into my freshman year of college.


As the leaves on the trees start to change colors and the skies start fading to grey, Family Weekend rolls around. As a preface, I used to live in Connecticut. I think it's safe to say I still #BleedBlue even after living in South Carolina for my high school career. Regardless, it's safe to say me attending the University of Connecticut is a little ways away from my parents and cats.

That being said, the last time I saw my mom and dad was move in day. Exactly six weeks without seeing my dad or giving my mom a "huggie". I have been away from home before, for example I went to Ireland and Scotland this summer for a week with a teacher from school and a few other kids that went to my high school.

I don't miss high school and I enjoy living in a dorm with my amazing roommate and hanging out with people pretty much everyday and just doing my own thing, but it's weird not coming home and seeing my parents every night.

I mean look at those twoElizabeth Dunn // Personal Photo

See, I can't describe this as home sickness, because I talk to my mom on a pretty consistent basis, she sends me pictures of my cats, and I just haven't had that cloud of sadness over my head because I miss home. Not to say I haven't been sad in college, stuff happens, but it hasn't been like what sooo many other people talk about it to be.

my four cats on my parent's bedElizabeth Dunn // Personal Photo

Even now, a few days after seeing my parents, I miss the people not the place. I'm not going to guilt trip myself over this either. I think it's healthier! It was super nice to hang out with my parents again. I got fed well and spent a night off campus for the first time since I got here. Another positive was not having to jump out of my bed the next morning or wear shower shoes while showering

I'm hoping while writing this, that the stereotypical home sickness doesn't catch up to me in the near future (preferably not at all).


Even just six weeks in, I feel like I have grown as a person and changed. I will say it was amazing to see my parents, but I'm glad I'm away from home being able to blossom into an educated young woman.

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