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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10 Questions I Have For The "Busy" People Who Don't Have A Job In College

How can your parents keep funneling you money, no questions asked?

College is a rough time for most people. It's fast, stressful, and most of the time you're not really sure what's going on. While college gets the best of all of us, there is a select group of people that seem to complain the most about school, AND THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS.

Here are 10 questions I have for people who don't have a job in college.

1. How are you so "busy?"


2. How do you keep going out and going shopping?

How do you have money? Does it fall from the sky only for you?

3. How can you pretend money isn't an issue?

If you don't have a job, how are you paying for your loans and books and food and rent? Oh, your parents pay your bills? Must be nice.

4. How can your parents keep funneling you money, no questions asked?

How do they not ask where all of your money is going? You bought Uggs last week and now you're buying a $70 eye shadow pallet you'll only use twice. Is your dad Donald Trump??

5. How do you expect to be employed after graduation?

You don't have any work experience AT ALL.

6. What do you do with your free time?

Do you skydive? Take up dog photography? Your possibilities are endless.

7. Do you actually get eight hours of sleep every night?

Really though, is that real?

8. Why don't you have a job?

Don't you get bored, just "doing homework" all the time?

9. Do you plan on getting a job?

Or do you plan on draining your parents' savings completely?

10. Are you actually going to be a functioning member of society after college or are you banking on marrying rich?

It's an honest question, I'm dying to know.

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7 Spooky Things That You Had To Endure This Halloween

Halloween is over but the spook is not.


Halloween marks the first major holiday of the fall and it never fails to get everyone excited. Everyone prepares for spooky season in a different way. Some dedicate all of their time to costumes, others to decorations, and some to baking. The part we forget, however, is the true spookiness we only realize after the season is over. We love to trick or treat but sometimes making it to Halloween is the hardest part. Here are a few things you probably survived this Halloween:

Pulling together a costume last minute

With classes and work there is no way you put a lot of thought into your costume. The party you're supposed to go to is in 2 hours and you have no costume. All of your friends have fun and creative costumes and you are struggling to decide between a grocery store costume and a failed DIY. That's as spooky as it gets

Deciding what candy to buy with your last $5

Let's admit it, you're broke. You want to get spooky with everyone else and decorate your home with candy (for you). The problem is, you can't decide whether to spend your last $5 on a bag of assorted candy or 1/5 of a tank of gas.

Celebrating Halloween WAY too early 

We can all get excited for the spookiest season of the year. Maybe you and your friends decided to jump the gun and celebrate a week in advance. The trouble is, now you are all out out Halloween energy and it is October 31st.

Experiencing anxiety about not yet being able to listen to Christmas music

Everyone knows that listening to Christmas music before Halloween is strictly prohibited. Listening to Christmas music during the purgatory period of Halloween-Thanksgiving is generally accepted. It is almost overwhelming how hard it can be not to listen to All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Getting rude comments on your costume

As women, you can get seriously criticized for your costume. Either it's to revealing or not revealing enough. For men, they can often be called too unoriginal for their costumes. How about we just appreciate the effort and move along?

Finding someone with the same costume 

So maybe your costume finally came together. You are wearing something semi-original and you see someone in the exact same thing. You will absolutely have to avoid this person for fear of getting mistaken for being part of a group costume.

Not having pockets to hold your house key

The greatest struggle is getting completely ready and realizing that there are no pockets for your keys. You can't possibly modify your costume in any way but it isn't a safe time of year to leave your door unlocked. The eternal struggle (of the night) has begun.

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