College Majors as Riverdale Characters

College Majors as Riverdale Characters

You've read countless articles equating college majors to popular culture references, food, and zodiac signs. By now, you roll your eyes when you read articles as such, but you need to read one more: college majors as Riverdale characters.
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Before listing the majors and their Riverdale character equivalents, I must warn you that spoilers may lie ahead. Also, I only included the main teenage characters.

1. Political Science (Poly Sci)

Let's start with the guy that caused the most mystery in season one (besides his killer!). Jason Blossom would definitely be a political science major. Why? Because he was popular despite his highly unlikable family, and he was captain of school water polo team. From captain to president of America? Could Jason Blossom do it? Well, we'll never know now, but I'm sure he would run for some type of candidacy, even if it's just for class president.

ALSO: Get the pun? Poly sci? Polly Cooper?

2. Psychology

Jason's next-to-kin, Cheryl Blossom would be a psychology major. After all, she is the queen of crazy. *Spoiler alert* Especially since she did burn her house down and threatened to kill her mommy dearest.

3. Communications


Everyone's actual favorite redhead, Archie Andrews, would be a communications major. He can make connections possible, even if by terrible means (Ms. Grundy and Clifford Blossom), or decent means (Josie and the Pussycats). Also, his knowledge of sports could make him an excellent sports broadcaster.

4. English

Archie's closest bro, Jughead Jones, would be an English major. This is definitely the most obvious considering that he is a writer, knowledgeable (his references are out of this world), and a deeply troubled soul (must I bring up his "I'm weird. I'm a weirdo" speech?) / Riverdale's very own Holden Caulfield.

5. Business

For Betty Cooper, the most obvious answer would be Journalism. However, due to her straight-A grades, miss-I-can-do-it-all attitude, and organization skills, she would be a shoe-in for business.

6. Criminal Justice

Kevin Keller, obviously, would be a criminal justice major. He would definitely follow his dad's footsteps. After all, he is deeply invested in the murder of Jason Blossom.

7. Economics

Lodge women know how to negotiate. Good negotiation and business skills can work wonderfully for an economic major, so that would definitely be the best subject of study for Veronica Lodge.

8. Music

Josie McCoy sunk her claws in music years ago when she formed her band, Josie and the Pussycats. Her ferocious love of sounds, feminist representation, and singing makes her a fantastic music major candidate.

9. Nursing

Last but not least, Polly Cooper would totally be a nursing major. She might not be the brightest, but her natural joy and love for others will take her far in the degree.


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An Open Letter To Those Not Graduating On Time

Graduating college in any number of years is an accomplishment to be proud of.
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To the person that isn't graduating on time,

It sucks, and I won't lie to you and tell you it doesn't. The day you walk out of Advising, head hanging down because you aren't going to finish in four years, makes you feel ashamed of yourself. You did well in high school; you were always told you were smart, expected to be smart, so why couldn't you make it out in four years like you were supposed to?

You know you're going to have to tell your family, so you begin preparing yourself for the worst reactions possible. And telling your friends you won't be graduating with them will only add to that sense of hopelessness.

Soon, you'll see photos and posts from people you left high school with, talking about graduation and the wonderful lives they are about to begin in their new careers. You'll wonder how they did it, and you'll feel like a failure.

But you're not.

Graduating from college is a huge deal. It really is. And it will be no less of an accomplishment in five, six, or 10 years.

"According to the Department of Education, fewer than 40 percent of students who enter college each year graduate within four years, while almost 60 percent of students graduate in six years. At public schools, less than a third of students graduate on time."

Things happen. You might change your major. You might have financial troubles. You may take a year off to figure out exactly what you want to do. That's okay. Take all the time you need. The real world and your career will still be there whenever you graduate.

Guess what else. Your family will still love you, and your friends will still support you. Give them some credit. Your loved ones want you to be happy and successful. Don't get me wrong, they may be upset at first, but give them a chance. Odds are, when the emotions settle, they will go right back to asking how classes are going. And when you do get the news that you'll be graduating, they will celebrate with you, and they will be there in the crowd, waiting for you to walk across that stage.

Graduation will happen. If you attend your class and study hard, it will happen. There is no reason to rush. Just do your best. Try your hardest. Take classes when you can. Just by doing that, you're doing more than so many others are able to do.

"Among 18 countries tracked by the OECD, the United States finished last (46 percent) for the percentage of students who completed college once they started it."

You'll get there. Take your time. Enjoy your classes. Find new interests. Study what you love. Embrace opportunities. Study abroad. Take that weird elective class. This is your time to take in everything the world has to offer. Take advantage of that. You'll graduate when you graduate, filled with pride and wisdom. And when they call your name, and you walk across that stage, hold your head up high, because you've earned every bit of your degree.

Graduating from college takes countless hours of studying, long hours in the library, and a tremendous amount of dedication. Don't add pressure to yourself by setting a timer. It is completely okay to graduate when you graduate, and it is still something to be proud of.

Best Wishes,
A woman who is finally graduating

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Who knows what Mother Nature is gonna throw our way. There may be 85 degree weather that forces me to pull out shorts and sandals, that turns into a tornado warning by 3 pm that very same day.

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April showers bring May flowers...

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and finals

and summer internship applications,

and the list goes on.

This time of year is the epitome of stress. Not only are college students frantically preparing for the end of the year, but everything outside of school seems to be set at fast-forward as well. Here are 6 reasons why I spend all of spring wishing it over with.

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From about end of March, until beginning of May, I become a mouth-breather who goes through nearly a roll of toilet paper a day. Meanwhile I draw uncomfortable stares from all of my classmates when I sneeze back-to-back during the most important part of the lecture. Don't ask if you see me walking around campus wearing an allergen-induced surgical mask.

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