6 Things Just About Any USC Student Would Do If They Won The Lottery

6 Things Just About Any USC Student Would Do If They Won The Lottery

With 1.5 billion dollars there's no such thing as a being a "broke college kid" anymore.


Recently, a jackpot-winning lottery ticket of 1.5 billion dollars was sold in South Carolina. With all of the discussion about the lottery, many people have been thinking about what they would do if they won. While anyone above 18 has the opportunity to win the jackpot, college kids may spend their winnings differently.

Most would think that students would be reasonable with their winnings but in reality, there are bound to be some semi-irresponsible purchases made.

Whether you would be responsible with your life changing earnings or not, here are six things a Carolina student would do if they won the lottery.

1. Pay off student loans.


College tuition is one of the main reasons people are in debt. You can use your earnings to pay off the rest of your schooling and the student loans that you've already taken out.

2. Buy season passes to the frat lots.


You will no longer have to get on the dreaded frat lot website and fight to buy a wristband for every single home game. With a season pass, you can bring a plus one and even get in a shorter line so you can tailgate as long as your heart desires.

3. Save it!


Saving huge amounts of money in the bank will result in large amounts of interest. If you save some of your money, you'll eventually accumulate even more money, so it's a win-win situation.

4. Buy everyone drinks at a 5-points bar.

Going out to bars will never be the same after winning the lottery. You can offer to buy drinks for everyone, which will gain you more popularity than any girl/guy on an elevated surface.

5. Buy a house and car!


After college, a house and car are some of the biggest purchases you will make. Having the ability to pay for these in full is a huge benefit. You could also help your parents out with their house and car payments, too.

6. Buy a reserved parking spot!


After winning this amount of money, I'm sure you can get with parking services and find a way to get a reserved parking spot. This is a USC student's dream, no more parking tickets, getting towed, or spending hours to find a spot at a meter/garage.

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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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The First Black Student at USF: Ernest Boger

The black history of our university paves the path for future students of color


February is Black History month, which spurred me to research into some of the Black History of my own university. There has been many inspirational students of color at the University of South Florida, and all began with one great man. In 1961, University of South Florida accepted their first black student to the university, Ernest Boger. Like many, Boger worked hard for his eventual acceptance to USF. He graduated valedictorian of his high school class and obtained an almost perfect score on his college entrance exam.

While at USF, Ernest Boger continued to be a great academic, as well as highly involved throughout USF activities, especially in the band. One thing that made me very proud to be a USF student is Boger's comments on his transition to USF. Though he did say it was difficult feeling like an outsider in comparison to everyone else, he felt accepted by many at college. However, the same could not be said about the community. For instance, Boger reflects on a time where his band mates and him went to a local restaurant, but the manager refused to serve Boger. As a reflection of true Bull culture, Boger's band mates along with other USF student protested the restaurant for days, until they were attacked as a result. I am so proud to be at a university that supports people of color, and immediately supported the only African American student at the university when he was confronted with outright discrimination.

Despite the discrimination and racism he faced, Boger continued his education at USF, graduating with a bachelor's degree in psychology. And then went on to get a doctorate! Reading about Ernest Boger makes me proud to continue his legacy as a African American student at USF. Especially in the presence of a racially charged society that still presents many limitations for African Americans in the work force, despite the education they worked hard to acquire.

Ernest Boger did not let discrimination halt his success, and neither will we.

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