6 Questions College Kids WILL Have To Answer This Thanksgiving, 100%

6 Questions College Kids WILL Have To Answer This Thanksgiving, 100%

"Sorry I'm a failure, will you pass the mash potatoes, please?"
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Thanksgiving, the holiday I usually associate with stress eating because it signifies the rapid arrival of finals, but, of course, it is also associated with family. Whether your family is big or small, all families are special (insane) in their own ways. It is during this holiday where America collectively agrees that it is a great idea to gather as many members of the family as possible and stick them all in one house.

Obviously, a very rational idea (sarcasm x100).

Though it can get a tad hectic and maybe a little dramatic, family is family and we all love or at least tolerate each other. During this family-filled holiday, a lot can happen, and a lot can be asked.

As a twenty-something-year-old, family members can often think my life is more interesting than it actually is, and with this curiosity comes a lot of questions. Here are some questions you will/or have been asked during Thanksgiving:

1. How's school?

This is a classic Thanksgiving question, but there is no getting around it. Do you answer honestly?

"Umm, not gonna lie, Aunt Sally, it's going terribly."

Or do you lie?

"Oh yeah it,s going great, I'm definitely on track to graduate in four years and be successful."

2. What have you been up to lately?

You know, college.

3. What do you plan to do with your future?

Wow, great question, I'm going to have to get back to you on that one.

4. Any questions about weight or physical appearance

Unless you want me to cry into your green bean casserole, don't bring either of these up. I'm fragile.

5. Whatever happened to (old best friend or ex-boyfriend/girlfriend)?

HHMMMMM, can't say I recall.

6. Are you going to be able to make any money with your major?

I guess we'll see in a few years!!! :,) Fingers crossed.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

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Why I Loved Living Alone My Freshman Year

Living by yourself isn't for everyone, but it is definitely for me.

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As a senior in high school, I could not wait to take on the new adventures that college had to offer. I was ready for the new classes and new city. But, I never was too thrilled about the idea of having a roommate. The thought of sharing a dorm with anyone, especially a stranger, didn't sound very appealing to me.

When it came time to sign a lease for the upcoming fall semester, one of my older friends referred me to an "off-campus luxury dorm." Obviously, I had no idea what this meant, but I was excited to find out. I found a dorm that was in a great location, reasonably priced, and for one person. It doesn't get any better than that!

Many people, including my mom, were worried that I was going to feel lonely. Freshman year is hard for everyone. I was living on my own for the first time, trying to make friends and living in a new place. But, in all honesty, living alone helped keep me sane. After a long day of classes or a late night of studying at the library, I was able to come home and simply relax. I didn't have to worry about my roommate having company over or making too much noise. My new "home away from home" was all mine and I loved it.

I am the type of person who doesn't allow myself to get lonely. If I ever felt like I was spending too much time by myself, I would call one of my friends and ask them to get dinner, study or just to come over and hang out. If you are the type of person that constantly needs social interaction or you just like having someone with you at all times, then living on your own might not be the best idea. During that year, I learned many things about myself. Some may say that I missed the "freshman dorm experience," but I did plenty of learning and growing on my own.

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