13 Straight-Up Lies You Told In High School

13 Straight-Up Lies You Told In High School

A trip down memory lane for all the lies you told and gimmicks you used to get through high school but can't get away with in college.

Especially if you're a freshman in college, you're probably missing the old comfort of high school, and you have begun to realize that all the tricks you used to get through high school suddenly don't work in college anymore. Making friends, eating lunch, skipping class—everything goes by a different rule book now.

For the homesick college students, here are some lies we were all guilty of telling in high school.

1. I didn't study for the test at all.

Let's be honest, you studied really hard for the test, but you tell your friends this lie in case you end up doing really poorly on the test.

2. I'm not going to take a nap today.

But when you got home, you napped for 4 hours. Napping habits in college started early, except in college you take maybe five 40 minute naps every day.

3. May I use the restroom?

You actually used the bathroom maybe 65% of the time. The other times you wanted to meet up with your friend in the hall or you just wanted a breather from the classroom. But for the classes where bathroom passes were extra credit, you held it in like your life depended on it.

4. I never use SparkNotes.

I use CliffNotes.

But you miss those good times where you could not do your reading and still get an A... Now you can do all your reading and get a D.

5. I do my homework at home.

No, you did all your homework the class period before and probably made up half the answers hoping the teacher won't grade closely. College is a whole different story though.

6. My essay is so bad. I finessed it last minute... took about 30 minutes.

You say, as you are still handing your paper to your friends to read. No one writes a 7 page paper that quickly. It's just in case their paper is a lot better than yours, you know?

In college, if you say your essay is bad, no peer is seeing it and you're thinking of ways to apologize to your professor.

7. I only took the SAT/ACT like twice.

Either that or you lied to your friends about your score. Standardized tests were everyone's worst enemy. Good news is no one cares in college (sorry if you got a perfect score).

8. Senior year is easy.

That was what you heard from upperclassmen, and that's what you told the underclassmen. But in reality, juggling college apps, tough classes, and social life was not easy. Who else kept putting off senior pictures with your friends?

9. I was sick yesterday, that's why I was absent.

Back when a phone call from Mom was a sufficient excuse, you probably reached the maximum amount of absences allowed. Now you would need a real diagnosis to skip class. (Sorry to my high school teachers...)

10. I hate *insert teacher name*.

But you didn't really hate them. You just said so because all your friends were saying that. Then everyone upgraded to RateMyProfessors.com.

11. I won't need these notes in college *fills recycling bin to the brim*.

Surprise! Now you kinda hate yourself, especially in all those required General Education classes.

12. Waking up for classes will be easy in college. We wake up even earlier in high school.

You probably jinxed yourself there.

13. I will never miss high school.

After trashing your school with senior pranks, being angry at it for all the pain it brought you for 4 years, you thought you would never want to look back. But after it's all over, you will miss that old comfort: all your friends that have been around forever, the small building and familiar hallways, and the teachers you learned more than just the academics from.

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My Disney College Program Bucket List

Have a Mickey shaped pretzel, duh.

I recently applied for the Fall Advantage Disney College Program. For those of you who don't know, the Fall Advantage program is from June-January. I will be spending seven months working and learning in the happiest place on Earth!

Not only will I live on Walt Disney World property, but I will get to experience so many amazing things while working as a Cast Member.

As a way to ease the pain of waiting to go to Disney, I have decided to compile a list of things that I want to do while I am there:

1. Character dining experience

Going to Chef Mickey's was one of my favorite moments from my Disney vacation!

2. Experience the rope drop at the Magic Kingdom

This is definitely something that I NEED to experience.

3. Find all the hidden Mickeys

I saw a lot on my first trip, but I want to find them all!

4. Try a Dole Whip

I didn't want to try this on my first trip, but I definitely want to try it this time!

5. Explore the Animal Kingdom more

I LOVED the Animal Kingdom and I would love to spend more time there.

6. Buy a balloon on Main Street U.S.A.

Even though the balloons probably won't last long, I really want to buy one of those in the Magic Kingdom!

7. Ride all three mountains in the Magic Kingdom

I love rollercoasters and I want to ride all the mountains.

8. Eat loads of food at Casey's Corner

Casey's Corner is AMAZING! I loved eating there.

9. Have a Mickey shaped pretzel

Everything tastes better when it's shaped like Mickey!

10. Fill an autograph book

I want to fill the one I have now and just start a whole new one.

11. Meet talking Mickey

I don't know how I feel about talking Mickey, but I definitely want to meet him!

12. Collect millions and millions of pins

I LOVE Disney pins and pin trading is so much fun.

13. Attend Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

I've never been in Walt Disney World for the holidays, so this would be very exciting.

14. Attend Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

I have seen so many pictures of Disney during the holidays and I am so excited that I will be there this year.

15. Make new friends

I want to be able to make more friends that I will have for a lifetime.

16. Have fun!

Having fun is going to be my top priority.

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10 Ways Dorm Life Is The Best, And Worst, Part Of College

Living in a dorm is a unique experience that has its good and bad sides!

During one's freshman year of college, most everybody lives in a dorm. Some dorms have upgraded to have a private bathroom in which you and your roommate share, but some still have community bathrooms that you and all of your lovely hall mates get to share. Living in a dorm has been a unique experience that can either be the best or worst.

1. Dorms are the best because your hallmates will become your first friends.

You suddenly have 40 new neighbors after you move in that you want to make a good impression on. You want to make sure you all are cool enough to borrow each other's spoons or trash bags but don't want them to think they can walk into your dorm at any time.

2. Dorms are the worst because those new neighbors suddenly get louder and louder throughout the night.

Not sure if they turn into elephants and stomp around but they sure do not care about other people's beauty sleep. After some passive aggressive note exchanges, banging on the walls/ceiling, or complaints to the RA, things usually get better.

3. Dorms are the best because on most campuses you can walk to classes.

Oh, you woke up at 7:50 am for your 8 am? No big deal just throw on those sweatpants and bust into a brisk walk. You do not have to worry about commuting and them finding a parking spot! Just know what the temperature is outside before venturing out into the weather!.

4. Dorms are the worst because when you do actually move your car finding a parking spot within half a mile of your dorm is impossible.

Always alternating who is driving with your friends because moving your car really is the worse. After a long day of responsibility, the last thing you want to do is walk a mile to your bed.

5. Dorms are the best because it is your first living experience with somewhat freedom.

You no longer have to wake your mom up and tell her you are going to Wendys at 2 am or always have to be told your room is dirty. It gives you an opportunity to be responsible (ish) about your stuff.

6. Dorms are the worst because you have all of this freedom but still do not have total freedom due to RAs.

Some RAs are cool but some will write you up for sneezing too loud. Just hope you get a cool RA that you can become friends with and get away with things!

7. Dorms are the best because you get to have a sleepover with your roommate every night

Unless you are unlucky and get a roommate you do not like, it's so fun! You never get lonely and you always have somebody to talk to. Roommates just have to find a balance between everything.

8. Dorms are the worst because you have no privacy or much of any alone time.

Always putting in earphones to watch Netflix or having to worry about keeping your roommate up while you study really does get old.

9. Dorms are the best because it encourages you to be social.

Sometimes dorms will have little events for everybody to hang out and get to know everybody.

10. Dorms are the worst because sometimes you have to babysit your roommate

Let's say that your roommate had a little too much fun one night and comes home to you for you to take care of. You might have to take care of them which is not ideal !!

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