If College Majors Were Vines

If College Majors Were Vines

Stopppp I coulda dropped my croissant
368
views

There's been a trend lately on Odyssey to imagine if college majors were [fill in the blank]. I thought I'd combine my two favorite things, Vine and making bad jokes, into one and make the "if college majors were Vines" article! Please don't take any of this seriously. Tag yourself, I'm "Marleneeee your speech was so good."

1. Theater


2. English


"What up I'm Jared, I'm 19, and I never f*ckin learned how to read."

3. Environmental Science


"Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla!"

4. Sociology


"Two bros chillin' in a hot tub, five feet apart cause they're not gay"

5. Communications


"Oh my God, they were roommates"

6. Theology


"And read her bibleeeeee"

7. Graphic Design


8. Business


"f*ck off Janet, I'm not going to your f*cking baby shower"

9. History


10. Math


11. Early Childhood Education


"Do I look like...?"

12. Culinary


"Stoppppp I coulda dropped my croissant"

13. Criminal Justice


"CHRIS! IS THAT A WEED?"

14. Sports Management


"Hi my name is Trey I have a basketball game tomorrowwwww"

15. Military


This isn't really a major but I had to include this.

16. Gender Studies


"The feminists are taking over"

17. Political Science


"Marleneeeee"

18. Chemistry


"Two shots of vodka...."

19. Hospitality


"Hi welcome to Chili's"

20. Pre-Med


"Actually Meghan, I can't sit anywhere. I have hemorrhoids."

21. Music


"Country boy I love youuuuuu"

22. Engineering


23. Geography


"AMERICA EXPLAIN!!!"

24. Biology


25. Economics


26. Psychology


"HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR ME"

27. Physics


28. Philosophy


29. Undecided


Cover Image Credit: vine

Popular Right Now

Does Technology Make Us More Alone?

Technology -- we all love it and we all use it, but how is it affecting us?
80435
views

In this day and age, it is near impossible to do anything without the use of technology. You can pay your bills, manage your bank accounts and even chat with a customer service representative all with the use of your smartphone.

Is the use of technology starting to take away from our person-to-person interaction? Think about how often you grab your smartphone or tablet and text your friends instead of picking up the phone to call them or, better yet, making plans to hang out in person.

Technology is supposed to make us feel more connected by allowing us to stay in touch with our friends by using social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter and of course, texting. But are our smartphones getting in the way of socializing? Does technology make us feel more alone?

There is a term that is commonly used, "FOMO" –– short for "fear of missing out." Yes, this is a real thing. If for some crazy reason you don't check your Twitter or Facebook news feed every 10 minutes are you really missing out?

The fact that we have become so dependent on knowing exactly what is going on in other people's lives is sad. We should be focusing on our own lives and our own interactions and relationships with people.

Technology is making us more alone because instead of interacting with our friends in person, we are dependent on using our phones or tablets. We start to compare ourselves and our lives to others because of how many likes we get on our Instagram photos.

We are forgetting how to use our basic communication skills because we aren't interacting with each other, anymore. We are too busy with our noses in our phones. Young kids are dependent on a tablet to keep them entertained rather than playing with toys. That is not how I want my children to grow up.

As a society, we will start to become very lonely people if we don't start making changes. We are ruining personal relationships because of the addiction to our smartphones and checking our social media sites every five minutes.

It's time for us to own our mistakes and start to change. Next time you reach for your phone, stop yourself. When you are with your friends, ignore your phone and enjoy the company of your loved ones around you.

Technology is a great thing, but it is also going to be the thing that tears us apart as a society if we don't make changes on how dependent we are on it.

Cover Image Credit: NewsOK

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Technology Is Dictating Our Lives, And It's Time To Stop Letting It

Technology has slowly been taking over how our lives run.

39
views

Something that really has been on my mind lately is how people who are way older than me, probably like my grandparents and those before them, grew up and how they approached everyday life. I don't really know if anyone else can relate, but how did they grow up without technology or the use of smartphones every day? How would they have a regular conversation with people over the phone?

I will use my grandparents, for example. Not too long ago, I went to visit them in the Dominican Republic and it amazed me how they are so intelligent for their own time. The technology over there is not very advanced but they still have enough to understand and function every day. My grandfather builds and fixes gas stoves as a little side hobby since they don't use a lot of electric stoves. They rely more on gas for everything over there. My grandmother, on the other hand, works for the parish of the community.

Every time I go over there it amazes me how they can function and interact with other people without having to rely on technology. Often, I think of the movies that were based in the 80's like "Dirty Dancing" and how there is not much technology present in the movie. I'm going this route because of how relationships are currently being brought up. We often meet individuals through social media most of the time, and there is nothing wrong with meeting people over the internet, but I believe after taking the first step a relationship should be built in person, not through a blue screen. Doing this causes a lot of misinterpretation and potentially builds an image of an individual the wrong way.

I often think about how relationships for people my age begin. Most of my friends all meet and we all have the same mutual preferences for certain activities which is why we all bonded. But mostly everyone meets over social media and never meet in person. So, every time we are at events we see the individual whom we are friends with on social media but never really acknowledge the person when seeing them in the flesh.

It's kind of weird how we have let our phones and our social media outlets dictate and control the way we make relationships. I say that because not too long ago, the only way people would talk to each other was through the phone or letters. I wonder what times would be like if we still communicated that way and if most of the problems we face in relationships like jealousy would even exist. If girls and boys would still compare themselves to each other as often as we do. What if insecurity was not such a big factor in people's lives? This is one of the many ways social media and technology have influenced us all.

Something I been trying to do lately is enjoying my time away from my phone and trying and do things that don't involve using my technological devices. It's been very difficult, but I've found it to be something very refreshing and something that people should try and practice for at least 15 minutes every day.

Related Content

Facebook Comments