7 Types Of Students You Will Meet During Spring Registration

7 Types Of Students You Will Meet During Spring Registration

Everyone has that one friend that fits into at least one of these categories.
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It's that wonderful time of the year again. The leaves are falling and pumpkin spiced lattes are back. No, I am not referring to Christmas. It's officially college registration time! Yay! Obviously, nothing else matters right?

1. The Person Who Has ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA What They're Doing

AKA the person who signs up for unnecessary classes due to their fear of academic advisors. (Psssttt...we're here to help you). So instead of signing up for an unreasonable courseload (and potentially adding a few semesters to your graduation), please go see an academic advisor. Yes, I mean you, Hunter College first years. No, no, your uncles, daughters, nephews, and cousins who went to Hunter College 13 years ago cannot advise you.

2. The Person Who Waits On Final Grades To See What Classes They Can Take

Alright so here goes. People- You can sign up for classes BEFORE you get your final grade. There's something called a "conditional pre-req" meaning that you can sign up for the next level course if you meet the requirements at the end of the term. You're welcome. No, I am not lying to you.

3. The Person Who Keeps Logging Onto CUNYFirst Every 10 Seconds To See If It's Their Turn To Register

AKA me (and some other friends I know). So your registration time is 10:30 a.m perhaps. But you make sure you're logged in and ready to go at 8:45 a.m. Get the picture? Yeah, so...no. This year my registration time was 9:15 a.m and I logged in at 9:15 and was finished registering by 9:19 a.m. Logging in early doesn't earn you brownie points or extra credit. It does give you anxiety. What's the worst that can happen? Oh you know... your connection could expire and if you go to *cough cough* Hunter College your internet connection might suddenly decide to be a jerk.

4. That Person Who Signs Up Late AND Tries To Bribe Others To Give Up Their Seat for a few $$$

First of all- Thank you for letting your ENTIRE cohort know that you're privileged. Secondly, no you may not have MY seat for the class I've been waiting to take since freshman year just because YOU decided you could wait. My education is just as important as yours (if not more so). Goodbye.

5. The One Who Could Care Less

You see all your friends freaking out because Chem 104 or Bio 100 with that AMAZING professor is closed. But do you care? No. Not at all. You're chilling, having fun, while your friends hopelessly meander to the chem department hoping to over-tally. You could use an extra semester to build that 4.0. Perhaps you're looking to expand your circle once all your friends graduate.

P.S I personally have NEVER met anyone like this at Hunter.

6. The One Who Has A 4-Year Plan...That Gets Dubiously Debunked Due To A Class Being Closed

Let's just say I've dealt with this myself. I saw my little freshman hopes crushed when I couldn't sign up for certain classes. And hey I made it! (Almost). So it isn't the end of the world. Take another class.

7. The One Who Is Already Stressing About Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Registration

Seriously. Yes. You. You've made me speechless. I have no words for you.

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To The Teacher Who Was So Much More

Thank you for everything
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I think it's fair to say that most people remember at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on them. I have been incredibly lucky to have several teachers who I will never forget, but one individual takes the cake. So here's to you: thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for teaching me lessons not just in the textbook.

Although you taught a great lecture, class was never just limited to the contents of the course. Debates and somewhat heated conversations would arise between classmates over politics and course material, and you always encouraged open discussion. You embraced the idea of always having an opinion, and always making it be heard, because why waste your voice? You taught me to fight for things I believed in, and to hold my ground in an argument. You taught me to always think of others before doing and speaking. You showed me the power of kindness. Thank you for all the important lessons that may not have been included in the curriculum.

Thank you for believing in me.

Especially in my senior year, you believed in me when other teachers didn't. You showed me just what I could accomplish with a positive and strong attitude. Your unwavering support kept me going, especially when I melted into a puddle of tears weekly in your office. You listened to my stupid complaints, understood my overwhelming stress-induced breakdowns, and told me it was going to be okay. Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for inspiring me.

You are the epitome of a role model. Not only are you intelligent and respected, but you have a heart of gold and emit beautiful light where ever you go. You showed me that service to others should not be looked at as a chore, but something to enjoy and find yourself in. And I have found myself in giving back to people, thanks to your spark. Thank you for showing me, and so many students, just how incredible one person can be.

Thank you for changing my life.

Without you, I truly would not be where I am today. As cliche as it sounds, you had such a remarkable impact on me and my outlook on life. Just about a year has passed since my graduation, and I'm grateful to still keep in touch. I hope you understand the impact you have made on me, and on so many other students. You are amazing, and I thank you for all you have done.

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Five Tips to Get on Top of Your 2019: Tech Editions

Yeah, there's an app for that.

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Technology is the course of the future, why not use it to get on top of your new year? Make 2019 the year you stop sleeping on these great productivity apps and get grinding! Best part, all the apps I've included here are free.

Google Calendar.

Look at that beauty.

I LOVE Google Calendar! Not only is it a great tool to map out your week, it comes with cool features. You can color code tasks and events, get text reminders and so much more. You can even sync your calendar with other people's (this is very helpful for roommates or study buddies).

Google Doc File Folders

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Sick of that long list of documents in your Google Docs? You can make file folders to organize all of your docs!

Momentum Chrome Extension

This is by far my favorite productivity app. It's a Chrome extension that acts as a home page whenever you open a new window or tab. It comes complete with the weather, a motivational quote and a to-do list! The best feature is their "main focus for the day". It keeps you grounded for sure- especially when it pops up with every tab and forces you to think about all you need to accomplish.

Wunderlist

This is a to-do list on steroids- definitely worth checking out!

Todist

A to-do list app for your phone! I love this just to organize what my top priorities are.

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