College Life: As Told By Sharpay Evans

College Life: As Told By Sharpay Evans

1. Spontaneous road trips happen... all the time.
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When I was six years old it seemed that Sharpay Evans was the villain in the High School Musical films. But, in all honesty her character was the only one that was close to reality. Rather than wanting to be Gabriella Montez and wanting my own Troy Bolton I wanted to be Sharpay. Sharpay knew what she wanted and went for it and ultimately that is what college is about.

1. Spontaneous road trips happen... all the time.

Truthfully, anything sounds better than the four projects and eight essays I have to write. All of us college students love midnight trips to random destinations. College is about knowing how to balance these fun activities and studying.

2. DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA and DRAMA.

I have mentioned how dramatic everyone is in previous articles but I truly can not stress it enough. I think that everyone should just audition for a play or something and put their talent to use. But I do enjoy that there are people that are more dramatic than I am!

3. Everyone wants a voice on campus.

It seems that everyone who is enrolled in college has a desire to be a leader within the community. College is filled with individuals who wish to make a larger change whether it be on campus or in the world.

4. I am still the shortest person ever.

This could potentially be a problem of my own but I have not magically grown since I graduated high school and everyone is really tall! But even as the shortest person in the room I am the one who remains the center of attention. After all, college is about finding yourself; something I can't do without making everything all about ME the way that Sharpay does.

5. Working to live up to your parents expectations is a process.

While your parents urge you to do a bunch of things at once their intentions are good as they want the absolute best for you. Do not stress more as you wonder what your parents would think of your most recent score. Never allow yourself to believe that college is for anyone but yourself because once you start doing things because your mother wants you to you are making a mistake.

6. You'll want everything.

I think what all of us college students need to do is stop wanting things. We have college tuition that is surely not going to pay itself. Here we are buying out stores while Black Friday shopping and going further into debt.

7. Required courses can be boring.

Just get through the math and science courses you have to take so that you can enjoy your time with classes that you are interested in. No matter how boring they are don't stop applying yourself because you don't want to have to take a course again.

8. The occasional meltdown is to be expected.

Everyone knows that the average college student experiences a tremendous amount of stress. So if you decide that you would rather stay in your dorm and watch Netflix than go out, you have earned that right.

10. The sports players have multiple Sharpay Evans.

Apparently girls go crazy for a guy that throws balls better than the average human being. Similar to Sharpay Evans college girls make it their mission to get a sporty guy; I personally don't understand the obsession.

11. People will do anything to impress others.

You will even find people that come to believe that they are better than you; this is not the case. Not everything is about what others will think after you do something or your latest Instagram post. In college you really can't think too much into things as much as it can be an easy trap to find yourself falling into.

Overall, the first few months of college has been an experience that I am incredibly thankful. I have met some amazing people and I am proud to say that I have not made any decisions that I regret. We should all continue our lives in college with the same attitude that Sharpay Evans has. Be confident in what you believe in because that is the only way that you will find yourself.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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7 Reasons Summer Internships are Weird

Seven peculiar things I've noticed about summer internships.

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My internship this summer is the definition of a "big kid job." The dress code? Business casual. The location? Downtown. The subject matter? Bland.

Don't get me wrong, I'm learning a lot, but when your internship is at a life insurance company and you're 19 and barely know what life insurance is, things are weird.

Everyone is married with kids.

Okay, so most of my coworkers are 10+ years older than me. They're all married and most have kids. I barely know how to do my laundry. The other day they were all sharing stories about stupid stuff their kids do, and I do 90% of it. It was like my own personal roast except I was the only one that knew I was being roasted.

Just poppin' in!

Since my internship is for the summer, I'm only there for three (almost four) months. A lot of my coworkers have worked there for years. My time there is such a small blip. I guess it's just weird to me that I appear in their lives and they influence mine so much in such a short amount of time and then it's over. Just as you start to figure them out, and develop genuine friendships, it's back to school.

Cubicles

This might just be a personal thing. I think cubicles are very weird. Am I alone? Am I out in the open? Will everyone hear me if I fart?

Living in limbo

A summer internship is a scary taste of the real world that you've been sheltered from by the comfortable environment that is college. It's like opposites world. Everything that college students do/want is the opposite of what real-world adults do/want. I don't think any one of my coworkers could name the last time they stayed up past 1 am. In college, being pregnant is a nightmare but in the real world, it's rejoiced. I went to a baby shower yesterday.

Business casual

I don't think that I look particularly young, but when I get into my work clothes, I feel like I'm 12. I just feel way too young to be looking like a young professional! I'm a phony! And just as I start getting used to looking somewhat like a human all the time, it's back to college in sweats and the biggest semi-clean t-shirt available.

Just poppin' in! Part 2

Because I'm poppin' in for such a short amount of time, it's kind of hard for them to give me work. Everything they give me they have to explain multiple facets of it because I'm unfamiliar with everything. And then by the time they're done explaining, they probably just could've done it themselves. It makes me feel bad. And just as you get acquainted enough with everything to where that's not true anymore, it's time to go back to school.

Grown-ups never sleep

At school, I'm used to exerting energy for three hours for class, taking a nap, and then exerting energy for another three hours, and then repeating that until it's time to sleep. At my internship, it is a big kid 8-5! I exert energy for NINE hours straight. It's exhausting and extremely foreign. And just when you get used to the new schedule, you guessed it, time to go back to school.

That being said, I think summer internships are very helpful and that you can learn a lot from them. But being a college kid in an adult world is an adjustment.

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