I Asked 12 College Students Their Most Embarrassing Moment As A Freshman

I Asked 12 College Students Their Most Embarrassing Moment As A Freshman

"My whole life is an embarrassing moment."

"If you didn't do something even remotely embarrassing your freshman year of college, did you even go? Students shared their most embarrassing moments as a freshman. Hopefully, these will make you feel better about that cringe-worthy freshman moment you can’t get out of your head.

1. “During a snowstorm, I decided to take a nap on the communal couches of my community college and apparently in my sleepy haze I took my pants off and woke up in just my boxers with my pants kicked to the edge of the couch. I saw a bunch of pictures in my engineering class the next week.” –Norman

2. “I cried when this random guy starting eating from my Chinese delivery dish that I brought to the library to eat during finals week. He clearly didn’t get the social cue, and the stress of finals really hit me!” –Ashley

3. “I'm trying to find my first class of the day and I get to the classroom and find a seat only to find I'm in a completely different building from my classroom and I have to rush to the other side of campus in under 10 minutes. I'm freaking out at this point and look like that kid everyone in elementary school makes fun of for running through the halls with their bookbag on and their arms held out straight behind them. I'm crossing the main bridge on campus and I trip up the stairs in front of several members of the football team. My papers, books, and a variety of other items sprawl all across the stairs holding everyone up.” -Mikaela

4. “During a house party at my boyfriend's place, I wore my favorite pair of jeans and was about an hour into the party, dancing and enjoying myself. When I bent down to pick up a pong ball, my jeans completely ripped at the crotch. I ran to my boyfriend completely panicked, and walked the 10 minutes back to my dorm to change.” –Kayla

5. “I was halfway through Spring semester finals week. I arrived at my biology lecture exam which was in one of the gymnasiums and there were easily two hundred desks. So, I took my spot and waited for the exam to be distributed. They were passed out in silence, and when I finally got a look at the exam, I was horrified. I was in the wrong exam. But I was too scared to get up and leave, so I sat there and took this ridiculously long exam for a class I hadn't even taken. I handed it into one of the teaching assistants up front after people started turning in exams, almost in tears as they too the Scantron from me. I full on sprinted out of the room to arrive late to my actual exam, which luckily I finished and did well on.” –Nina

6. “I got in the habit of ditching my early morning class and one day I emailed my professor letting her know that I’d be missing class because I was sick. Lo and behold, I ran into her later that day on my way back from Target. She told me I looked a little red and feverish and even though I was perfectly healthy I had to go along with it.” –Maria

7. “It had been raining heavily and everything was slippery and wet. I was on my way back to the dorm after my last class. As I was approaching the side door of Mcwalsh, my stupid self decided to walk over the slippery storm sewer and there went my two feet and I landed straight on my buttocks. What was most embarrassing was that this happened during the prime time when everyone was getting out or heading to their respective classes. Yeah, it is etched in my memory.” –Umadevi

8. “I always take notes on my Mac in class, which means I can get away with using iMessage without anyone knowing I’m texting. My best friend was telling me about this guy she was talking to. Obviously, when he sends her a nude the first place it goes is to me. Unfortunately, that meant everyone behind me saw this naked man’s mirror pic and his giant you-know-what. I slammed my laptop shut so fast.” -Rachel

9. “Honestly, my whole life is an embarrassing moment.” –Anne

10. "This isn't related to academics in any way possible, but it still haunts me to this day. I was meeting up with a guy I had been talking to on Tinder. This was my FIRST time ever meeting up with a Tinder match and it was probably a month into school at the most. Anyways, I decided to meet him in the library because that's a central meeting place that a couple first-year students could easily find. I'm waiting and waiting and this guy doesn't show up. I message him and he says he's sitting down on a bench, I look around and I don't think I see him. I go up to the guy I'm guessing at this point is him. I say hey and he says hey back, we awkwardly stand there for a minute and then I say, "I was just sitting right over there." Then I realize this isn't the guy I was going to meet up with and I just don't say anything else. I leave, without saying anything else to the first guy, and realize the guy I was waiting for was outside the library the whole time. I tell my guy about what happened and he laughs, then tells me that it'll be okay because I'll probably never see him again. WRONG. I end up running into the other guy multiple times throughout the next two years, including once at a house party. As for my Tinder guy, I never saw him again and it obviously didn't work out." -Sarah

11. "I ended up getting a little too lit with my RA and ended up trying to skateboard in his dorm and fell on the beer pong table. " -Marie

12. "I woke up at 5 AM to get to my first 8 AM class, walked into a yoga class and then realized my class was at 8 PM, not AM." -Anna Margaret

Cover Image Credit: Lyndi McCloud

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To The Girl Who Had A Plan

A letter to the girl whose life is not going according to her plan.
“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley

Since we were little girls we have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We responded with astronauts, teachers, presidents, nurses, etc. Then we start growing up, and our plans change.

In middle school, our plans were molded based on our friends and whatever was cool at the time. Eventually, we went to high school and this question became serious, along with some others: “What are your plans for college?” “What are you going to major in?” “When do you think you’ll get married?” “Are you going to stay friends with your friends?” We are bombarded with these questions we are supposed to have answers to, so we start making plans.

Plans, like going to college with our best friends and getting a degree we’ve been dreaming about. Plans, to get married as soon as we can. We make plans for how to lose weight and get healthy. We make plans for our weddings and children.

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We fill our Pinterest boards with these dreams and hopes that we have, which are really great things to do, but what happens when you don’t get into that college? What happens when your best friend chooses to go somewhere else? Or, what if you don’t get the scholarship you need or the awards you thought you deserved. Maybe, the guy you thought you would marry breaks your heart. You might gain a few pounds instead of losing them. Your parents get divorced. Someone you love gets cancer. You don’t get the grades you need. You don’t make that collegiate sports team. The sorority you’re a legacy to, drops you. You didn’t get the job or internship you applied for. What happens to you when this plan doesn’t go your way?

I’ve been there.

The answer for that is “I have this hope that is an anchor for my soul.” Soon we all realize we are not the captain of our fate. We don’t have everything under control nor will we ever have control of every situation in our lives. But, there is someone who is working all things together for the good of those who love him, who has a plan and a purpose for the lives of his children. His name is Jesus. When life takes a turn you aren’t expecting, those are the times you have to cling to Him the tightest, trusting that His plan is what is best. That is easier said than done, but keep pursuing Him. I have found in my life that His plans were always better than mine, and slowly He’s revealing that to me.

The end of your plan isn’t the end of your life. There is more out there. You may not be the captain of your fate, but you can be the master of your soul. You can choose to be happy despite your circumstances. You can change directions at any point and go a different way. You can take the bad and make something beautiful out of it, if you allow God to work in your heart.

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So, make the best of that school you did get in to. Own it. Make new friends- you may find they are better than the old ones. Apply for more scholarships, or get a job. Move on from the guy that broke your heart; he does not deserve you. God has a guy lined up for you who will love you completely. Spend all the time you can with the loved one with cancer. Pray, pray hard for healing. Study more. Apply for more jobs, or try to spend your summer serving others instead. Join a different club or get involved in other organizations on campus. Find your delight first in God and then pursue other activities that make you happy; He will give you the desires of your heart.

My friend, it is going to be OK.

Cover Image Credit: Megan Beavers Photography

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