29 Things Every Journalism Major Understands, As Long As It's In AP Style, Of Course

29 Things Every Journalism Major Understands, As Long As It's In AP Style, Of Course

Hearing "Journalists don't make a lot money" on the daily.
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So you have officially decided to major in journalism.

Maybe you plan to write for a publication, be a broadcast anchor or pursue the strat comm side of the media world.

Whatever your interest area, here are 29 things every journalism major can relate to.

1. Finding out that journalism is so much more than just writing an article


2. The AP Stylebook has become your new Bible


3. Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy


4. Objectivity, objectivity, objectivity


5. Basically, any journalism buzzword repeated 3 times to get the point across


6. Having to download 7 different news apps to your phone so you ace your current events quizzes


7. Hearing "Journalists don't make a lot money" on the daily


8. Also hearing "Everybody hates journalists nowadays" on the daily


9. Being forced to do class assignments on every type of media even if it isn't your interest area


10. Questioning your career choice every other day


11. Being overly critical of everyone else's grammar and punctuation


12. Realizing that you have wayyy more biases than you thought


13. Having to look up half of every sentence you write in the AP Stylebook to make sure you aren't breaking any of the 1,000 rules


14. Must. Not. Use. Clichés.


15. Getting a paper/mock article back and it looks like your professor murdered it with red pen


16. Realizing that you probably should have paid attention in high school grammar lessons


17. Whoever created the word "DEADlines" clearly knew they were indeed a matter of life or death


18. Sifting through hundreds of possible internships in attempt to find one that sounds interesting (and not too insanely complicated)


19. Editing your papers/articles 5+ times just to make sure you didn't use the wrong form of "to/two/too" to avoid shameful embarrassment


20. The struggle of having to write every article at an 8th grade comprehension level


21. On the plus side, you've learned how to dumb down almost every single subject in existence so anyone can understand it


22. The struggle of trying to find interesting and creative stories and angles


23. "Hey, can you edit my paper?"


24. Silently judging every grammar/AP style/spelling error in online and print publications


25. What the hell is a graf anyway? Why not just call it a paragraph like the rest of society?


26. Realizing that there are way more intricate parts to a simple news article than you ever cared to know


27. The struggle of finding juuuust the right word


28. Trying like hell to stay clear of the endless "-isms" in your writing (ageism, sexism, racism, the list is endless)


29. The Oxford comma debate is never-ending

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1. When your professor overloads your brain with information on the first day of class.

2. Realizing that all your time will now be spent studying in the library.

3. Being jealous of your friends with non-science majors, but then remembering that your job security/availability after graduation makes the stress a little more bearable.

4. Having to accept the harsh reality that your days of making A's on every assignment are now over.

5. When you're asked to share your answer and why you chose it with the whole class.

6. Forgetting one item in a "select all that apply" question, therefore losing all of its points.

7. When you're giving an IV for the first time and your patient jokingly asks, "This isn't your first time giving one of these, right?"

8. You're almost certain that your school's nursing board chose the ugliest scrubs they could find and said, "Let's make these mandatory."

9. Knowing that you have an important exam that you could (should) be studying for, but deciding to watch Netflix instead.

10. Getting to the first day of clinical after weeks of classroom practice.

11. When you become the ultimate mom-friend after learning about the effects various substances have on the human body.

12. Running off of 4-5 hours of sleep has become the new norm for you.

13. And getting just the recommended 7-8 hours makes you feel like a kid on Christmas morning.

14. You have a love-hate relationship with ATI.

15. When your study group says they're meeting on a Saturday.

16. Choosing an answer that's correct, but not the "most" correct, therefore it is wrong.

17. And even though the late nights and stress can feel overwhelming,

18. You wouldn't want any other major because you can't wait to save lives and take care of others.

19. And let's be honest...

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The 10 Different Kinds Of Academic Advisors You'll Have In College, If They Were ALSO Drag Queens

Because RuPaul is *basically* the Michael Crow of drag.

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It's getting to the point of the semester where if you haven't already met with one or more of your academic advisors... you've got to get on top of it! If you're feeling intimidated, however, just know that you have the chance of meeting an advisor who reminds you of your favorite drag queen...

1. The *Really Nice* One (Ben de la Creme)

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Sugary sweet in every way, even when you're six credits behind. This advisor is the one you can always to go with a question or a degree crisis, but you also have to mentally prepare for just *how* nice they are. If they ever go on a reality TV show, you know they'll be the one to eliminate themselves before a competitor-turned-friend.

2. The Angry One (The Vixen)

Maybe you have a bad habit of always seeing this advisor on days where they woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but you're pretty sure one of your advising appointments is going to end in a fight at some point. Despite the grumpiness, however, you have a feeling that this advisor, deep down, really cares about how you're doing in and outside of class. Still, you don't want to get on their bad side any more than you think you already are.

3. The Clueless One (Monique Heart)

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This advisor is nice, they really are. But they have NO CLUE what your major is, what classes you should be taking and when, or what opportunities might be available on campus. You feel like you have to do twice the amount of work to prepare for a meeting with them, and even then you don't feel confident in where you're at once you leave. It's as if they thought cowhide was giraffe print... but with electives and gen-ed credits.

4. The Scary One (Bianca del Rio)

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You gulp every time you have an appointment with this advisor because you know if you don't show up prepared they WILL roast you. This advisor isn't afraid to tell you that you are straight up wrong, even when you were really hoping you were on the right track. When you vent about how appointments go on Twitter, however, it gives you great content, so how upset can you be?

5. The Quiet One (Pearl)

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Are they your advisor or a master librarian? This advisor is super knowledgeable and easy to get along with, but they make an empty office sound as loud as the MU at noon. You have to ask them to repeat everything they say, and one day you're worried you're going to miss something they tell you not for lack of attention, but because you just can't hear them. You know it's worth it though because they always seem to have the inside scoop on how the advising office is doing.

6. The Wild One (Katya)

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This advisor is like your weird, wonderful estranged aunt who loves contact and is just a great time to be around. You wonder how any advising gets done because you're always laughing during your appointment!

7. The One Who Is Too Qualified For The Job (Sasha Velour)

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When you talk to this advisor, you feel like you're attending some sort of mystical Ted Talk on how to succeed. Their office has a Hogwarts-like quality to it with countless shelves of books, great art pieces, and... is that a row of awards on the wall?! Maybe they used to teach or do research because they feel too unstoppable to just be telling you what to do this upcoming year.

8. The Young One (Adore Delano)

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PARTY! This advisor can't be more than five years older than you are, and they try and assert their authority through relatable-but-not-too-relatable slang. They do know how stressful it is to be a college student, however, and you really appreciate the fact that they can empathize with you when you're having a breakdown about your thesis.

9. The Older One (Bebe Zahara Benet)

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Grounded and demure, this advisor is the one that has been with your college since... well... maybe it first opened? They know everything about everything and are honestly just really, really amazing.

10. The One Who Becomes Your Best Friend (Miz Cracker)

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This advisor won your heart over from the beginning with their wit and charm and then sealed the deal by being an awesome advisor you can come to for anything. They're a pivotal part of your college experience, and you love scheduling appointments with them! You just wonder why they don't necessarily get the credit they deserve for being so great.

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