13 ways that my roommates have proven they are the best friends I could ask for

13 ways that my roommates have proven they are the best friends I could ask for

I've seen what they have to do in order to achieve their goals. It's never easy, but we are there for each other every step of the way.


Living with another person can be a strange concept, especially if it isn't someone you know. Your place to refresh at the end of a busy school day may already be occupied. By becoming friends with my roommates, I don't feel the need to be alone at the end of the day. It's like having a sleepover every night, but you both need to get to sleep at a decent hour. My roommates have become my best friends and these are just a few of the reasons why.

1. They've seen me at my worst

They've seen me sad, stressed, and sick. Yet, they still treat me the same way they did before.

2. They've seen me at my best

When I succeed, they celebrate with me. When they succeed, I'm overcome with pride. I've seen what they have to do in order to achieve their goals. It's never easy, but we are there for each other every step of the way.

3. They get brunch with me

It makes us both have to get up at a decent hour on the weekends. We also have the chance to catch up!

4. They listen to me vent (almost every single day)

College is beyond stressful - both academically and socially. My roomie is always there at the end of the day to listen to everything that's on my mind. I love being able to do the same.

5. They give me advice

If I'm about to do something that I'll probably regret, like send a frustrated e-mail to a professor, my roommate will stop me and talk it out with me. That way, whatever message is outgoing, it's written with a sane mind.

6. They help me prepare for interviews

I've loved being able to interrogate my roommates on possible questions that they may be asked. It makes me think about how I would answer them, too. Since I'm not the one preparing, I can help them reword their answers so that they feel more confident for their interview.

7. They wake me up when my alarm clock doesn't, even if they don't have to be awake that early

The trust that builds between roommates who wake up each other is like no other. If I don't have to get out of bed, I can wake up at any time. But when I have a final at eight in the morning, I worry that I won't make it. But I don't have to panic because my roommate always has my back.

8. They help me with deciding my outfits and doing my makeup and hair

Or at least give me an honest opinion on how it looks!

9. They buy me dinner if I can't go out because I'm drowning in homework that's due at midnight

Fact: college students procrastinate. So when I have a huge project that I need to complete and don't have the time to get food, they're keeping me fed. And don't worry, I pay them back.

10. They go to concerts with me

One of the best concerts I've ever gone to was with my roommate!

11. They go to PUSH with me

When I get sick or injured, I don't have to go alone.

12. They laugh with me, not at me

I died laughing almost every single night that I spend with my roommate. We all have our quirks, and you get to experience ALL of them. The best nights were the inevitable "I don't remember the last time I slept well so I'm extremely sleep deprived" nights.

13. They allow me to do all of these things for them in return

I see them at their highs and lows. I give them advice and support through everything. We become inseparable. No matter how much time has passed since I've seen them, we stay updated on each other's lives.

I'm so lucky to have had the best roomies I could have asked for.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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13 Things To Do When You're Too Stressed About Midterms

To my fellow procrastinators, I understand your struggle.


It is finally mid-semester, which we know can only mean one thing: the midterm season is upon us. Yes, they are vastly approaching and causing every student's stress levels to skyrocket. You can find the majority of the student population spending late nights at Strozier library with more caffeine than an elephant would need to stay afloat. Give your brain a break every once in a while. When it comes to exam time, remember, study, get sleep, and be on time for your exam! Just do your best! Meanwhile, here are 13 things to do when your brain is too fried to think about midterms.

1. Go to the park.

2. Go to the gym.

3. Take a walk to clear your head.

4. Eat your favorite snack.

5. Watch Netflix.

6. Meditate.

7. Take a bath or shower.

8. Play with dogs.

9. Chill on Landis Green.

10. Go shopping.

11. Craft.

12. Hang out with friends.

13. Take a mini vacation.

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