College Student Stereotypes

College Student Stereotypes

Common Stereotypes that surrounded College Students.

There are several college student stereotypes out there in the world. While there are stereotypes that I am guilty of there are others that I’m not.

  1. College students love free things.

This one I will cough up to. I love free things. (Majority of the time). But who doesn’t love free things? Free things are great.

2. College students are exhausted both mentally and physically.

College is hard. While I get a lot of sleep, a lot of college students do not. An average college student probably gets five or six hours of sleep. A lot of energy is put into school. Students try to balance school, sports, sleep, work, and a social life. It’s not easy

3. Poor college students.

I can speak from experience. I don’t have a lot money to toss around. There are times where I’ll have extra money to be able to do things, but other times I’m just scraping by

4. College students and Netflix.

Honestly, I would rather watch Netflix than study of an exam. Netflix can be my best friend, but it’s also my worst enemy. One of the ways I reduce stress is by going on Netflix. It’s a great distraction for me. But I know when I have to buckle down, put the Netflix away, and do my homework.

5. College students party every night.

I’m not into the party scene. I’m judging anyone that is, but not all college students party. For me, why go to a party when I can sleep, eat food, or watch Netflix. I either do that, or I just hang out with my friends where we pretty much do the same thing

6. College students sleep all the time.

Most nights, I do get enough sleep if I’m honest, but naps are also my best friend when I don't. I know a lot of people that don’t get a lot of sleep. Their average is about four hours a night. I give them so many props to be able to run on four or five hours of sleep. Honestly, I wouldn’t be able to do that. I can barely run on six or seven hours of sleep.

7. College students wear sweats all the time.

Honestly, sweats are super comfortable, and I wouldn’t mind wearing sweats a lot. This year, I find myself wearing more causal wear than anything, but nevertheless, sweats are my go to clothes. College students do wear sweats a lot, but we also dress causal or nice just as much.

8. College students are lazy

While this may be true for some, for most, it’s far from the truth. Most people work their butts off in college. We might procrastinate from time to time, but majority, if not all, do this at some point during their education. I value my education, and want to get a degree.

There are a lot of stereotypes that surround college students. Some students might fall into these stereotypes while others don’t. College students are the same. We’re all different.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.

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When You Look At 'Monsters, Inc.' From This Perspective, It's Actually Pretty Dark

We learn that he is part of the diabolical plot that involves kidnapping children and sucking the life out of them in order to gain more power for the Monster world.


Monsters Inc. has been one of my favorite Pixar films. In fact, it is one of my favorite films to watch to celebrate Halloween! Monsters Inc. revolves around James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, the top scarer of Monsters Inc., who finds a child in the factory and with the help of his one-eyed best friend, Mike Wazowski, he must return the child home and at the same time, they discover an insidious plot behind the Monsters Factory that would test their friendship.

Although many people think this is a family-friendly film due to being a Disney film, this film is a lot darker and scarier than you think! Here are three reasons why this film is scarier than you think.

1. Randall is a child abductor

When we first see Randall, we actually see him as the rival to Sulley and Mike, who wants to be top scarer by breaking the scare record. Throughout the film, we discover he is not after breaking the scare record at all. We learn that he is part of the diabolical plot that involves kidnapping children and sucking the life out of them in order to gain more power for the Monster world.

2. The real monsters are even those who are close to you

Waternoose, the CEO of Monsters Inc. whom Sulley seems very close to. He is a respectable figure in nature, but his true nature is revealed when he banishes Sulley and Mike to the Himalayas. He too is involved with the evil plot with Randall and what is worse, is that Sulley has trusted him. In fact, Sulley has put his trust in the wrong person.

3. Boo is actually a lucky one

After learning Randall and Waternoose's evil plot and that Boo is one of the kidnapped children, who's to say that she is the first to be kidnapped? According to Waternoose, he states he will kidnap a thousand children before he dies. Knowing that Randall and Waternoose's evil plot has been happening for a while, they must have kidnapped a lot of children before Boo. That is to say that Boo is not the first to enter the monster world at all. In fact, Boo is perhaps the lucky one who escapes the Monster world alive.

Mind-blowing, isn't it?

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