16 Times Napoleon Dynamite Perfectly Described Going To College

16 Times Napoleon Dynamite Perfectly Described Going To College

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College is a whirlwind- between the pressure of academics, extracurricular commitments, and social events, you're almost always occupied. Although it's hard to describe the blanket experience of college within a sentence or two, I decided to conquer this challenge with the help of one of the best movies ever: Napoleon Dynamite, because let's be real- college is where all of your wildest dreams come true.

1. Your reaction when the class you took because you thought it was going to be easy is actually super hard.

What the frick?

2. When you ask your roommate if they want to go to dinner.

*kidding*

3. When your roommate has the nerve to ask how classes were.


Jeez!

4. When you call home for a favor.


C'mon just mail it.

5. When you venture off-campus and they play your jam.

Yuzzz.

6. When you sneak food out of the dining hall.

Saving these tots for later.

7. When you bring your resume in to Center for Career Development for some pointers.

Help me, please.

8. When you ace that exam.

Ohhhh yeah baby.

9. When you make yourself a post-party snack.

Oh, yes.

10. When your roommate complains about being hungry.

Eat the food!

11. When you realize you have more dining dollars than you expected.

Time for another milkshake.

12. When you need a pull to class.

"It'd be nice if you could pull me into town."

13. When you finally tested out the weight machines in the gym.

Check it out!

14. When you're trying to impress someone by playing hard to get.

Short, simple, to the point.

15. ...But then you decide to get your flirt on.

Perfect.

And finally,

16. When you realize college goes by so frickin' fast.

Nooooooo.

Cover Image Credit: LA Weekly

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Yes, I want to be a teacher. Yes, I know what the salary of a teacher is like. Yes, I know that people will view my future career as “easy.” No, I would not want any other job in the world.

I am sure that I am not the only future educator who has had enough with hearing all the critiques about becoming a teacher; we are tired of hearing all the negative aspects because it’s obvious that the positives will ALWAYS outweigh those judgemental negative comments.

So, why do I want to be a teacher? I am sure that I speak for many other future teachers when I say that I am not doing it for the salary, benefits, or even the summer vacation (although that is a great plus!).

I want to be a teacher because I will be able to wake up on Mondays and actually be excited. Saturday and Sunday will be a nice break to relax, but I know that I will be ready to fill up my apple-shaped mug with coffee on Monday morning and be ready for a day full of laughs and new lessons for my students for the upcoming week.

I want to be a teacher because I get to have an impact on tomorrow's leaders. No, I don’t mean that I’m predicting my future student to be the president of the United States (but, hey, that would be a pretty cool accomplishment). I mean that I have the job to help students recognize that they have the power to be a leader in and out of the classroom.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t want an easy day. Challenges are what push me to greatness and success. Although many people think teaching is an easy profession, I know that it isn’t easy. It’s very hard, every day at every moment. But it is worth it when a student finally understands that math problem that stumped them for awhile and they have a huge smile from ear to ear.

I want to be a teacher because I want to work with kids. I mean, come on, what else is greater than a kid having fun and you’re the reason why? A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a child being excited and having fun while learning is worth a million.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t want a high salary. If I really cared about making a six-figure income, I would have chosen a different profession. Teaching is not about the check that I bring home every week or two, it’s about what I learn and the memories that I make; the memories that I get to share with my family at dinner that night.

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I want to be a teacher because there is nothing else in this world that I’d rather do for the rest of my life. Sure, there may be other jobs that are rewarding in more ways. But to me, nothing can compare to the view of a classroom with little feet swinging back and forth under a desk from a student learning how to write their ABCs.

Teaching may not be seen as the perfect profession for everyone, but it is the perfect profession for me.

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