13 Slightly-Blurry Moments Everyone Experiences At Their First College Party

13 Slightly-Blurry Moments Everyone Experiences At Their First College Party

Be careful, don't be dumb, and have a good time!

Ah, the college party. It's an experience that many go through, but few talk about. These events are influential in many lives of young college students. It's an event where you can de-stress from the week or just have a good time with your friends. Since there are so many college students who read these article I figured it would be fun to take a ride down memory lane to when you went to your first college party!

1. When your friends text you to go out

You jump up in excitement and you feel like you're finally living the college experience.

2. When you're getting ready

Yeah... you're gonna try to go all out because if you're going to be drunk in public, you're gonna look good doing it!

3. When everyone wants to take a million pictures!

Do it for the likes. Everyone's gonna take a million pictures to show everyone how great college is! Prepare for your Snapchat feed to get filled with stories like "We're about to get LIIIIT". Here's a tip, don't be that person!

4. When you show up and see how many people are there

I don't know what's more shocking. The number of people that are able to fit inside a 750 sq ft apartment, or that Adam Sandler and Chris Farley represent 85% of how guys dress to go out.

5. When you're there for 10 minutes and your friend is already going nuts

For some people, it's because they were too sheltered growing up. For others, it's because they just don't care. But regardless, everyone has that friend. And if you're sitting here, reading an Odyssey article and nursing a hangover on a Tuesday afternoon, I have a revelation for you, you're that friend.

6. When you realize how hot it is

Yeah, remember when I mentioned the 750 sq ft apartment? This is the result. The whimsical, fun party environment is now mixed with a room full of sweaty teenagers! Have fun!

7. When the guys start acting creepy

There will always be that creepy group of guys at every party that is just being too creepy. Take a seat "bro", keep chugging your $6 vodka, and just leave the rest of us alone.

8. When your friends keep trying to pour drinks down your throat

Yeah... when you're in that environment, people change. Just know your limits, because that can lead to bigger problems. And you make think that taking down more drinks than usual makes you "totally hardcore", but when you're hugging the toilet at three in the morning, that all go out the window. So please, try to make smart choices.

9. When the cops show up

Unless you have 300 dollars to pay a drinking ticket at Illinois State, stop awkwardly flirting with the TA from your Criminal Justice class and pray you make it out alive. Cause if you don't, you'll either have to make that awkward phone call to your parents or start selling your plasma and pray they never find out.

10. When you can't find your friends

Not being able to find your friends at a party is like when you lost your mom at the grocery store when you were a kid. You're disoriented, probably not able to think straight, and you become very apprehensive about every stranger who makes eye contact with you.

11. When you're trying to get your friend home

Welcome to the greatest challenge of your young life. No matter what they say, no matter how many times they try to lie down in the grass, just get them home!

12. When you need to get them back inside before night ops

Unless you want to have a philosophical conversation with your local police department, you're gonna need to get them back inside before they have to check in.

13. When you wake up and realize you survived the night

You've done well young one, you've done well.

Now I'm not writing this article to glorify underage drinking and partying like it's 1989. I'm writing this because there are many students who do go out and party and much more that will. Take these funny GIFs as a lesson. Be careful, don't be dumb, and have a good time!

Cover Image Credit: @snippedbysteph

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Yes, I Am A College Student, No I Do Not Enjoy Alcohol

I know, shocker.

Yes, I am 19 years old... turning 20 very soon.

Yes, I am a college student.

Yes, I have a social life.

But no, I'd rather not binge drink every night of my college education.

You didn't see the last one coming, did you? You expected a yes, I love to party and drink and poison my body on a nightly basis while in the midst of my teenage years attending a party school. But that is not the case.

Truly, I never saw the fascination of wanting to feel like someone you're not; wanting to have to poison your body with a substance to take the edge off. I never understood the exhilaration people felt when they got themselves to a point where they were obliterated and unable to function.

I never understood why it was perceived to be cool to digest or partake in activities that were inevitably illegal and unhealthy for your well-being. So to say, it was not until I arrived at college to witness this utter fascination people possess.

Being raised in the most prideful hometown to exist, it was always emphasized to have good. But having a good time never entailed partaking in underage, illegal activities to ensure this good time. A good time consisted of being with family and friends, having passion, exploring the world around you, and appreciating the overall, under-appreciated beauty of this thing called life.

It was emphasized to work hard, be well, hope for success, value loved ones, and enjoy life.

And then this thing called college came along.

This thing that opened my eyes to a new world of kids who were taught that alcohol and drugs were the only things that brought you a good time and used their upbringing to persuade others to follow along.

It simply saddens me that our generation has lost the meaning and value of a genuinely good time.

The simple enjoyment of a nice dinner with loved ones, a movie and some popcorn with your best friends, a phone call after a long day of work, or a walk in the park on a sunny day are forgotten.

And it simply disgusts me that people are admired on how much alcohol they can consume or the types of hardcore drugs their bodies can tolerate, rather than the problems they have endured and overcome, or the success they have accomplished, or the true good nature of their personality.

Call me a grandma all you want, but I appreciate different aspects of life than the average college student. I enjoy performing activities that make me feel good about myself. I enjoy having a job during the school year and sacrificing parties to better prepare myself for my future.

I enjoy a night in with friends and a movie. I enjoy the beauty that sunsets provide. I enjoy attending a party completely sober and interacting with people in a genuine manner.

I value my education and I enjoy doing what's best for my well-being.

I am 19 years old... turning 20 very soon. I am a college student. I do indeed have a social life. But no, I do not fall into the peer pressure of alcohol consumption to be considered "cool".

So to all you college students going against your likings and falling into the trap of trying to "fit in"... you are powerful and unique, listen to yourself. Stand for your beliefs - it is the most admirable thing about a person, despite what is depicted of the typical college student.

Cover Image Credit: Olivia Sharf

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I'm Not Any More Boring Because I'm A College Girl Who Doesn't Party

College girl doesn't always equal party girl.


Starting my first year of college this semester has been filled with seeing people on social media at parties almost, from what it feels like, every weekend. If this is the lifestyle you want to live, go for it, I'm NOT judging you at any costs. Don't get me wrong, it's always good to go out and have fun every once in a while, and I'm totally okay with doing it sometimes but going out every weekend to party is just not for me. It's never been how I've wanted to be, and I'll always stand by that.

I just don't want to be spending my money on things drinks all the time when I have other priorities, because alcohol, for the most part, is expensive. I just don't want to be the one that has partying be the biggest aspect of my life, but I also feel like I don't want to be the one that is going to be alone if I don't go.

It just gets aggravating when it gets to the point where I feel like I can't hang out with people unless it's going out to party. It gets aggravating when you're labeled by the adults in your life that you're automatically immature because you're in college. It gets aggravating hearing the thoughts to some adults when all they say is that all we do is "like to party", because there's actually a good chunk of us that don't like to.

College students are actually some of the hardest working people you'll meet, even the ones that do always go out to party to enjoy their weekends.

It gets aggravating because there's also that other big chunk of college students that, of course, go out to party on their weekends. It feels harder to actually find people that genuinely would like to go do something else with. I'm the type of person that would rather spend a Friday night doing things like going to the mall, taking random Target trips, heading out to Taco Bell, going driving to any random new places that we could find, going for a walk, and even if it's something like casually smoking a joint at your house as we watch a movie.

Anything other than just going over a persons house to get black out drunk all the time, because most of the time as well, it's really dangerous late at night in those situations. I just enjoy that type of change of always trying different things.

Like I said, of course it's OKAY to have fun and go out, go for it, but that type of life is genuinely not for me and it's not how I am. It just sucks when I have to always feel like I'm in that stereotype. It makes me feel like I don't work hard enough and that I always go slack off, which isn't the case whatsoever. It's just how I feel personally and it sucks that I have to feel like that in 2018, with how diverse each person is compared to one another. For me, I just look at it as, why go out and risk something happening when you can just stay home, relax, and just watch some House Hunters or something?

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