The Infinite Struggle Of Going To 8 A.M. Classes, As Told By 'The Avengers'

The Infinite Struggle Of Going To 8 A.M. Classes, As Told By 'The Avengers'

Hearing your alarm every morning and wondering, "how many more times can I hit snooze before I NEED to get up?"


Here is a day in the life of a student with 8 a.m. classes every single day of the school week.

1. Hearing your alarm go off and wanting to smash your phone into a million pieces

No matter what alarm tone you chose, that sound has now become the sound that fills your worst nightmare. After five seconds, your eardrums are bleeding, your head is pounding, you've lost your phone somewhere in your sheets. This is a disaster. STOP. BEEPING. STOP. STOP. STOP. Now snooze...

2. Running to get to class on time

*Checks clock* 7:57 A.M.

You spend a little too long in the shower or in bed in the morning, so you get to do a super cute speed walk/run to your first class of the day. A lovely way to get a little exercise in.

3. Making it on time AND remembering your homework

You make it class with 17 seconds to spare. Today is looking up. You turn your paper in and smile at your professor confidently. You got this.

4. Feeling bad for the people that come in late because we've all been there

The walk of shame to the front of the classroom where the only open seats's the worst.

5. Forgetting everything you know because it's too early

...Today is not, in fact, looking up. You are about to take a pretty serious L, or so you think. You try to retain as much info before you get too far behind. Take notes and you'll be fine.

6. Actually remembering the info after a few minutes

This isn't too bad. After your brain has woken up, things start to come back to you. The day is back on track.

7. Seeing people less motivated than you because again, it's EARLY

Some mornings, getting out of bed isn't the biggest struggle. It's paying attention. It's nice to see someone else on the same page that you are sometimes.

8. Class is almost over, and you're feeling pretty good

You did it. You woke up. Yeah, you hit some bumps along the way, but you should be proud of yourself. You got up and you are doing your best. Nothing is getting in your way today.

9. Sometimes, the professor even dismisses class a few minutes early

To those professors, God bless you.

10. Coming to the realization you have to do it all over again tomorrow 

...Enough said

In reality, though, having 8 A.M.'s isn't as awful as it seems. Get plenty of rest and you should do just fine.

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Second Half Of The Semester Problems, As Told By Michael Scott

"It's happening!!!"

The second half of spring semester is so bittersweet. The fun of spring break is sadly behind us, but we have the promise of summer to keep us going. We all know this struggle, and apparently, so does Michael Scott from "The Office."

You have absolutely no motivation to do your schoolwork after tasting the freedom of spring break.

Spring break has left you broke as a joke for the rest of the semester.

Your professors expect you to memorize an entire textbook before final exams.

You thought the semester was going extremely well until all of your professors decided to bombard you with assignments all at once.

You pull multiple all-nighters and practically overdose on caffeine just to get your homework done.

You just pretend your homework doesn't exist until you literally can't anymore.

All of your friends are getting into serious relationships but you are still single.

Your professors tell you that there won't be any extra credit opportunities before the semester ends.

All your friends are out having fun and partying when you have a morning class the next day.

When you do finally get to go out, you go a little too hard to make up for lost time.

You and your friends are supposed to be in a study group but you end up just goofing off the whole time instead.

That one annoying student in class reminds the professor that there was homework.

When your professor is still trying to lecture even after your class is supposed to be over.

You realize you only have a few short weeks left until final exams start.

You get a bad grade on an assignment you thought you did well on.

You are almost asleep, but then remember that you had homework due the next morning.

Your classes drag on for what feels like hours when in reality it's only been a few minutes.

You have multiple assignments and projects that start to all blur together by the end of the semester.

You have essays that you have to completely BS because you have no idea what to write about.

Your parents, family members or advisors ask you about your future plans even though you have no idea what to do.

Your professors lecture you on topics that you won't be tested on.

You procrastinate on your homework until the very last minute in hopes of finishing it the day before.

You realize you've been studying for so long you haven't left your house all day.

When exams finally come and you feel totally unprepared.

You start to think of extreme methods to pass your exams instead of just actually studying.

Keep your head up, fellow student. I know it's long and hard, but you will definitely make it through the rest of this semester!

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13 Thoughts Broadcast Journalism Majors Have When Piecing Together Their First News Story

Quiet on the set.


So you've decided that you want to be a Broadcast Journalist?

Many different thoughts go through you're while trying to first off figure out what story you want to pursue. After that, it's just a matter of getting everything that is needed for it and then putting it together.

For all clarity and purposes, I have already turned in my first news story, however as I was completing it, some (if not all) of these thoughts (or a variation of them) came across my mind at some point during the process.

1. Ok, so what are the important parts to my story?


And how do I convey those things to my viewers?

2. What b-roll should I get?

B-roll is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot.

3. Do I have all the interviews I need?


Who are the essential figures in this story?

4. What's my angle? How do I stick to it?

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Who do I need to interview for it?

5. What questions should I ask in my interview?


And more importantly, What type of questions will get me the answers I want?

6. What are the important facts?


Should they all be included?

7. Do my voice overs cover everything that my interviews don't?


What else is needed for this story?

8. Agh, my video is over the 1 minute and 30 seconds allowed time.


Do I reduce it or do I leave it as is? I guess it depends on how much its over.

9. How should I say my tageline at the end of the video?

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The tagline is when the reporter says their name and their station affiliation at the end of their story.

10. Should I include a standup? Where should it be?


What do I want to say?

11. Should I include a graphic?

news graphics

Is there something that can be said in a list form that the viewers need to see? Is it symptoms of a disease? Event details?

12. How do I make my interviews connect with my voice overs?


Does what I am saying make sense?

13. What does my script need to look like?


Should I add a NAT pop here? What SOT (Sound on Tape) do I want to use?

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