9 Anime GIFs That Accurately Describe My First Few Weeks of College

9 Anime GIFs That Accurately Describe My First Few Weeks of College

My life can only be summed up as a series of anime images

The first few weeks of college have been some of the most exciting, confusing, and humbling ones yet. I feel that there is only one way to completely and accurately express my range of experiences — through anime GIFs.

1. Auditioning for performing arts groups

This gif from Love Live! pretty much sums up all of the dance and a cappella groups that always avidly encourage new performers to audition every year. And although auditions take up quite a bit of time, they're super fun to go to and a great opportunity to make new friends.

2. Staying up late to do readings and problem sets

Takamiya Naho from Orange is actually me falling asleep in the middle of readings. I stay up so late to finish homework that I wake up a little disoriented even when I get my full eight hours.

3. Waking up and running late to class

...because you stayed up too late the night before doing homework. Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon), you are a seasoned veteran of running to class late daily.

4. Eating too much food at the dining halls

RoMa has really good food okay? You should have seen me on taco night with four full plates of tacos and as much delicious, savoury meat I could reasonably fit. My rate of food consumption rivals Kageyama Tobio's in Haikyuu's barbecue episode.

5. And finally eat some food that reminds you of home

My first bowl of instant ramen took my back to my lazy summer vacation days I spent at home. You can bet I ate them up in one gulp like Naruto.

6. Awkward exercising to avoid the Freshman Fifteen

This gif from Dragon Ball is a good reflection of the weird exercises I'll do in my dorm's common room. Unfortunately, the freshman fifteen is still very very real.

7. Even more awkward meetings with professors

I'm not the only person in awe of the pure genius that I get to interact with in the classroom on a daily basis, right? I get so nervous meeting these amazing, accomplished professors for the first time, that I feel as awkward as Maki Nishikino from Love Live! tripping over herself.

8. Relaxing for one day and being suddenly behind

I decided to chill for one weekend and suddenly, I found myself three units behind in all of my classes. Pikachu watering that flower is, in essence, me trying to catch up and understand just what is going on in physics class.

9. Having a really great new group of friends

But no matter how college starts for you, Princeton does a pretty good job of giving you tons of new friends through International Orientation, OA/CA trips, Zee groups, and clubs. Above is legit footage (from Spirited Away) of me and my new crew of great friends chilling in our free time.

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"What would I do without you guys???"

1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."


12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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The Glory Of Moving Far, Far Away

There is beauty in new beginnings.


In this day and age, people everywhere seem to have wanderlust. I like to say that July is when it is at its peak, especially for me. I am now adjusting to life in Coatesville, Pennsylvania with my family after moving from our previous home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This is not my first time moving away, and it will certainly not be the last one either, but it still feels different to me. The main reason for that is because this is my last summer before I graduate from college.

It not only marks the end of my entire childhood, but it symbolizes the end of freedom. While I am still familiarizing myself with my new home, I want to take the time to write down how I feel right now.

Finding New Places

I am originally from Blacksburg, Virginia. I spent most of elementary school there, and I managed to stay for all four years of high-school as well.

So, it is safe to say that I know it pretty well. I loved living there, but I fell into this routine of frequency. I knew where I wanted to go out to eat and what movie theater I liked the most.

However, all of the places in Coatesville are new to me right now. Who knows what kind of memories I will have from all of the restaurants and stores here?

There is beauty in new beginnings, and I am already looking forward to stepping into a Wawa.

Happiness At Home

Fortunately, the moving process went very smoothly from the beginning for all of us. I kept the necessary belongings with me for the car ride and reunited with my other belongings quickly since the movers arrived the day after us.

One of my favorite things about coming to a new house is having a different room. I like sorting all of my stuff and thinking of crafty ways to arrange everything. The yellow walls actually closely resemble my dorm room which helps me think of ideas for the upcoming semester.

Plus, I have two side-by-side windows which give me a gorgeous view to our front yard. The first observation I made was all of the green surrounding us. The trees and grass just paint the entire neighborhood. It must be a sign for me to relax and enjoy the outdoors from time to time.

Make It Count Every Day

Like everything else in life, summer does not last forever. Even though it is not always easy to live in a new place, I am determined to make the most of it.

On one of our first nights at our new house, my sister chose the movie "Titanic" to watch that night. This is my most beloved movie and it made me feel more at home.

I cannot finish this section without giving credit to Jack Dawson. He once said, "I figure life is a gift and I do not intend on wasting it."

Since it has been almost a week since our journey here started, we have become accustomed to our family rituals including walking the dogs around the circle and watching the weekly showings of "America's Got Talent."

I am so glad that I have the chance to live in Pennsylvania and I am looking forward to the future. I am now more inspired to explore the area around me and learn more about myself.

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Danielle Neron

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