First Week Of College As Told By An Irrelevant Junior

The First Week Of School And Advice Through The Eyes Of An Irrelevant Junior

Enjoy every second you have on campus, because soon it will be your last.


It is not enough that I already feel old writing this, but I also cannot imagine a more nerve-wracking week than the first week of college classes starting -- well other than recruitment week, but that is a whole other story. The first week of your college classes never get old -- unlike you do as your time on campus grows -- and is full of never-ending questions.

I don't know about anyone else, but I DREAD the first day of classes. I always check to see who will be in my class, since ya know Butler gives us that beautiful participants page on Moodle, and it never seizes to amaze me the number of people I usually do not know it any of my classes. Honestly, it's kind of like going on a first date -- you never really know how the hour is going to go. Will you be out by the time you told your friends you would be? Will they go over every little detail on the syllabus for that one kid who chose not to read over it at all -- I mean come on it's not hard to look over it for .2 seconds. Or will you see Chad from Sigma Apple Pie and honestly want to melt away because you have had a crush on him since the beginning of Welcome Week.

The first week of school is one of the craziest. You go straight from Welcome Week into classes and it can be a hard transition for some. Even for someone who has been on campus for three years now, I still have a hard time transitioning from my summer schedule to my school one. The first day of a college class is one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of any young adults life since you never know exactly what you are going to expect.

I highly suggest going to class at least 15 minutes early, that way so you can chill outside the classroom, maybe meet some people in the class, and also make sure that you are not about to enter into the wrong room. Save your money and time by making yourself coffee -- your bank account will thank you later. Enjoy the walk to class, it will not be like that every day, especially with Indiana's funky weather.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone going into their first week of college is to play it completely cool. Walking into the wrong classroom happens to the best of us. Coming to class five minutes late because you needed that extra two seconds of sleep may not be for everyone, but for some, they are still getting used to the difference in scheduling. College is a fun and exciting way to find out who you are as a person, learn what you like and what you don't, and be able to follow your dreams.

What I am saying is do not come to class late, ignore your professors or waste your time being on campus. Not only does any of that not look good on you, but then it shows others that you do not care about those around you or yourself really. So go to class early, talk to those around you, and do not be afraid to stand out ever so slightly from the rest.

College is an incredible journey and the first week of classes is one of the most crucial parts since it plays a huge role in how your semester is going to go. You not only get to reunite with some buddies, but you get to make some more cool friends too. The first week of college is always one of the best times of one's college history because you never know what stories you will be able to look back on.

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Let's Talk More About Lori Laughlin Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison When Brock Turner Got 6 Months

And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.


To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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Things I Miss Now That I'm Home From College Again

There are so many reasons to be glad that the school year is over, but if you've done it right... there are a lot of reasons to miss it too.


So, school is over now and I've come home. As expected I was so relieved at first. No more showering with flip-flops, no more listening to screaming girls running up and down the hall, and a space that is mine and mine alone. But after a week or so of being back, there are a few things I've already started to miss.

I know that not every single person has the ideal roommate but I got really lucky with mine. Coming home I was excited to have my own space, but now when I'm doing my midnight scrolling, I'm realizing that I miss being able to talk to her about the funny things I see in that very moment. Tagging, DMing, and texting her doesn't feel the same as a long night of giggles spent together.

Also, while seeing old friends when you get home is amazing, and there is always a lot to catch up on, you do start to miss your other friends too. Being in college means that your friends are going through similar things as you are all the time. You have tests together, clubs together, and sometimes you spend way too much time procrastinating together. The bond you begin to form is one you definitely begin to miss - especially when you guys don't live close off of campus.

Coming home also means you don't have a set schedule or at least not immediately. You may come back to a previous job and that puts something on your calendar, but the free time you still have during the week can be a little too much. I know I've spent way too much time obsessing over the Tati/James drama than I ever would have at school. The routine I had at school kept me busy and entertained, and I'm honestly missing it a lot right now.

There are a lot of other things to miss too - even things you thought you wouldn't. You miss the classes, the teachers, and sometimes the food. I know I miss the environment. It isn't a perfect one, but it's full of people just trying to find their way. We are all working through the roller coaster of life and we are all stuck on one beautiful campus together while we figure it all out. I miss meeting new people at the bus stops or running into old classmates and catching up.

I guess the bonus for me is that I just finished sophomore year which means I have more time to spend at school. Come senior year, I guess I'll have to learn quickly how to deal without the things I miss - and also create a schedule so I can travel to see all of my friends, but those are all problems for future me.

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