Why Every Freshman Should Watch Monster's University
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Why Every Freshman Should Watch Monster's University

"I can't believe it! I'm officially a COLLEGE STUDENT"

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Why Every Freshman Should Watch Monster's University
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If you've ever watched TV, I can almost guarantee you've stumbled upon Monsters Inc. It's a tale of two monsters, Mike and Sully, who work together as professional scarers. Not only are the coworkers, but they are friends and roommates. But have you ever wondered what happened before they were hired at Monsters Incorporated and became the top scarers? Well, your answer lies in the sequel, Monsters University, which hit the theaters in 2013.

Not only does this movie show an adorable baby Mike, but it also gives a back story to a great friendship and shows the hardship that both Mike and Sully had to go through during their University years.

I think this is an important movie for incoming college freshmen to watch, simply because it shoves the reality of college life in your face in a way that is easy to relate to. The first time I watched it was shortly after I moved in during my freshman year. Not only was it cute af but it also, as crazy as it sounds, was really informative. Almost everything that was shown in the movie was something similar to what I had ended up actually experiencing my freshman year of college.

1. Like the look you have when you arrive on campus

all bright eyed and bushy tailed.

2. When you meet your roommate for the first time

always too awkward.

3. After you get comfortable with said roommate

things aren't as awkward as they were before.

4. You'll make a million friends during the first three days

5. You'll also begin learning about the questionable pasts of some of those friends.

judgement free zone, amiright?

6. The terrible fear of being late the first day

It's even worse when you have no idea where you're going.

7. You'll be staying up later than ever before

enjoy that excitement while it lasts...

8. ..because soon you'll be falling asleep like this

9. You'll try to keep a cool demeanor

poker face for days.

10. But in reality...

and that's totally normal. Being away from home is something new to everyone.

11. Not everyone is going to be nice to you.

12. Even your friends will be crappy sometimes

13. But there are endless opportunities to make new friends

14. and every campus has so many different clubs to participate in

15. There will still be cliques

16. There will always be bullies


17. Even if they're older, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself.

18. And when the year winds to a close, make sure you show your appreciation to the friends who stuck around.


You're going to do great everyone.

First year jitters are normal, don't be ashamed of them. Just have fun, work hard, and make the most of it because once it's over, it's over.

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