5 Things FSU Students From Gainesville are Tired of Hearing

5 Things FSU Students From Gainesville are Tired of Hearing

Yes, we're from Gainesville. No, we don't regret not going to UF.


Every time I meet someone new the dreaded and inevitable question ALWAYS comes up. "So, where are you from?" Then I proceed to explain how I'm from a small town about 30 minutes outside of Gainesville. Next come the ridiculous and downright annoying questions.

Why Didn't You Go To UF?

Well Megan, this is an easy one - because I didn't want to! I wanted to go to Florida State University because I wanted to get away from Gainesville and experience something new. I wanted to go here because I grew up a die hard Nole fan and couldn't see myself going to school anywhere else.

Oh, So You Didn't Get In To The University of Florida?

What??? Honestly, what type of question is that? I didn't even apply to the University of Florida because I did not want to go there.

Do You Know ____ That Goes to UF?

No, I don't know your cousin's best friend's sister that goes to UF.

Do You Regret Not Applying/Attending UF?

What? No. Why? Do you?

Oh, you don't? Then why should I?

No I don't regret it.


So How Does Your Family Feel About You Not Going To UF?

My family is happy that I'm getting a college education, especially my dad because I'm attending his alma mater.

I'm not sure why everyone assumes that my family and friends would be mad that I'm going to FSU just because FSU and UF have a football rivalry. In my hometown (again, around 30 minutes outside of Gainesville) there are plenty of Florida State fans, Miami fans, UF fans and various other sports teams fans.

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Growing Up Catholic And How It Shaped Me

"I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth."


Ever since I can remember, I have attended church every Sunday morning. Not always at the same church, but always at the same time with all the same people. I've never known anything different.

Both of my parents are Catholic and so are their parents and so on and so forth. I attended religious education classes my whole childhood and when I was 15, I chose to get confirmed which basically says you are choosing to continue your faith.

As a kid, I didn't really understand why we went to church every Sunday and there were some Sundays where I just didn't want to get out of bed to go. When I'm on the verge of not going to mass I tell myself that it is just 1 hour of my time, 1 hour each week and that is all I have to give. Everyone has 1 hour to spare.

Now that I am older, I'm grateful my parents have introduced me to the Catholic Church. I like having something to believe in and being able to have faith. I'm a huge optimist in my daily life and a big part of that is because I trust God's plan for me, whatever happens is with his best intentions for me. I like being able to believe there is more to life than our time on Earth.

It seems that the word "Catholic" has a negative connotation nowadays and that makes me extremely sad. No one should be judged or profiled based on their religion.

Being Catholic to me means always striving to better myself and bring myself closer to God. Being Catholic might mean something else to another person and that's what is great about religion and faith, they affect everyone differently and it is up to you to decide what to do with these 2 things.

At the end of the day, I am grateful for being brought up in the Catholic family I was because it gave me my morals and made me the person I am today, whom I am proud of.

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15 Jokes To Keep You Laughing If You Think You Failed Your Finals

After the worst week of the year, we could all use a few good laughs.


Finals week is by far the most stressful and exhausting week of the semester for college students. We take exams that are worth 30% or more of our final grade, we're mentally and physically exhausted from all the final projects, and we really just want to enjoy our upcoming break. It's hard to stay motivated, let alone laughing through the week, especially if you think you did poorly on your finals.

Here are a few cute jokes to put a smile on your face after finals week, especially if you don't think you did too well!

1. Why couldn't the bicycle stand up by itself? 

Because it was two-tired!

2. What did the tree say to the wind?

Leaf me alone!

3. What do you call a fake noodle?

An impasta!

4. What did the yoga instructor say when her landlord tried to evict her?


5. Why don't they play poker in the jungle?

Too many cheetahs!

6. How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?


7. When does a joke become a dad joke? 

When the punchline is a parent!

8. What's brown and sticky?

A stick.

9. What do you call an alligator in a vest?

An investi-gator!

10. How does the moon cut his hair?

Eclipse it!

11. What do you call a dog magician?

A labracadabrador.

12. What did one oar say to the other?

Are you up for a little row-mance?

13. Why do bananas use sunscreen?

Because they peel!

14. What's the name of a pepper that won't leave you alone? 

Jalapeño Business.

15. Why didn't the toilet paper cross the road?

It was stuck in a crack!

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