The Life Of A College Student As Told By The Office

The Life Of A College Student As Told By The Office

We relate to The Office more than you think.

College life is hard and every student knows that. The Office does one heck of a job to prove that living the college life is fun and unpredictable.

1. When sitting through a PowerPoint lecture gets the best of you

Yes, because we all love listening to a PowerPoint presentation for an hour everyday of the week.


There isn't much we wouldn't do for a free t-shirt or free food.

3. And trying to go back and get more free stuff

I promise I wasn't here earlier, that was my twin.

4. Thinking about what it must be like to have no responsibilities

Imagine the life of no homework, class, work and all the responsibilities of an adult in general.

5. "Tell us one interesting fact about yourself"

Do people actually remember that interesting fact because if they do, I'm Beyonce, always.

6. Or "are you in any sports or activities?"

Parkour definitely counts as a sport.

7. When it's your friends birthday but you're on a budget

At least there's some thought put into it, right?

8. Sitting at work and not wanting to do work things

There's so much stuff we'd rather be doing than work. Even if that means just banging on a mug all day.

9. When your friends make you listen to a new song from an artist you've never heard of before

For real though, who is Justice Beaver?

10. Looking at your bank account and realizing you only have $1

If only money grew on trees.

11. When a student in class asks a question that was already answered

Whenever this happens, we all just want to get up and leave. Zero patience.

12. When you're trying to keep it together during finals week

Running on no sleep and coffee there's not much we can do but mildly freak out.

13. When someone asks how you're doing


14. All of us after watching a cute dog video online

Who wouldn't be emotional after watching a dog video?

15. When you're running late to class and you become Usain Bolt

Thinking we're athletic when we're actually not.

16. Coming back to campus after the summer

Wait, so we still have to go to class?

17. Doing everything you can to get free tuition

Even if that means getting hit by a car, we'll take it.

18. Game changer when writing essays

100% true.

19. When someone asks you if you know how to do the homework

Does anyone actually know what they're doing when it comes to homework for class?

20. Seeing someone trip going up or down the stairs

All you can do is laugh and that's okay.

21. And finally, eating whatever you want, whenever you want

Ice cream for breakfast is not that weird when it comes to college students. On second thought, ice cream at anytime of the day is okay.

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10 Severely Unappreciated Disney Characters That Are Actually Magical

They'll always be in my heart

Elsa. Ariel. Baymax. Dory. All of these characters, and so many more, are recognizable just by their name, even if you have never watched their movie. Disney’s popular characters have redeeming qualities, and it is obvious why people love them. However, being an avid Disney fan who is fluent in a large scope of their films, I often think of lesser-known characters, especially from movies that are older or didn’t do well, and wish that they were better known in pop culture. Here, I present, in no particular order, some of Disney’s unacknowledged characters that are actually wonderful.

1. Timothy Q. Mouse from "Dumbo"

Though "Dumbo" turned quite a profit in 1941 and was critically-acclaimed, it is mostly swept under the rug and forgotten about today. Though it is not one of my personal favorites, I watched it again recently and was struck by Timothy, a mouse who befriends Dumbo after Dumbo’s mother is locked away.

Unlike essentially every other character (excluding Dumbo’s mom of course), he is the only other person who doesn’t immediately cast Dumbo aside as an eccentric freak. When everyone abandons Dumbo for being odd, Timothy becomes a loyal friend who encourages Dumbo to not be ashamed of his large ears and use them for something good.

Timothy is completely selfless and devotes all his time and energy to making Dumbo a success, taking no credit himself. The idea that elephants are typically afraid of mice makes this connection even more interesting. Timothy Q. Mouse teaches us lessons in loyalty, friendship, and helping others.

2. Pongo from "101 Dalmatians"

This 1961 film was also successful at the box office and even got a 1996 reboot. Though I prefer cats (sorry dog-lovers), I have always loved this movie. Pongo is the main character in the film and is incredibly brave and protective over his loved ones. We first see Pongo orchestrate one of the most adorable meet-cutes in Disney film, winning over viewers from the beginning. Pongo adores his mate, Perdita, and vows to protect her from the evil Cruella De Vil. After their puppies are dognapped, Pongo ventures out to find them and risks his life saving not only his own puppies but the others Cruella dognapped as well. Had he not brought the other puppies with him, they surely would have been skinned.

3. Bagheera from "The Jungle Book"

The 1967 animated version was a financial success for Disney and revamped in 2016. Bagheera (which means “tiger” in Hindi) is a black panther who finds Mowgli in the jungle and gives him to a mother wolf to raise. Though he does not take an active role in raising him, Bagheera keeps an eye on Mowgli as he grows up.

Eventually, he realizes that Mowgli will do best and be safest if he returns to the “man village” and is surrounded by other humans. Though Mowgli resists and hates Bagheera for this decision, Bagheera is adamant and knows what is best for Mowgli. At the end of the film, Mowgli realizes that Bagheera is right and willingly goes to the man village. Though Bagheera is serious and critical of Baloo’s carefree lifestyle, he teaches viewers lessons of determination, loyalty and selflessness.

4. Figaro from "Pinocchio"

Though Disney’s 1940 film can get kind of creepy, I still enjoyed it as a kid. As I mentioned earlier, I’m a cat person, so I always thought that Geppetto’s cat Figaro was adorable. Admittedly, Figaro doesn’t really do anything in the film — he’s just a kitten doing his kitten thing — yet he has quite the personality. Figaro even starred in some Disney cartoons and was one of Walt’s favorite characters. The only lessons we really learn from Figaro are to be as cute as possible and make your goodnight kisses brief.

5. Tadashi from "Big Hero 6"

Obviously, the star of this 2014 film is the personal healthcare companion Baymax, but there are other redeeming characters as well. Tadashi, the older brother of protagonist Hiro, is only in the film briefly yet leaves a legacy for viewers to admire and Hiro to look up to. When Hiro participates in illegal robot fighting, Tadashi recognizes his skill and encourages Hiro to apply to his school, the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

When Hiro is frustrated with himself for not coming up with any innovative ideas for the science fair, Tadashi encourages him to keep trying and believes in his talents. Hiro, as well as the audience, can admire Tadashi for never giving up, being brave, and helping others. Also, without Tadashi, there would be no Baymax, which would just be sad.

6. Big Mama from "The Fox & The Hound"

Like so many other Disney films, this 1981 movie is largely forgotten today. Big Mama is an owl who, like her name, is protective and watchful over Tod. She found Tod after his mother was killed and arranges for him to live with Widow Tweed. Without her care, Tod would have surely died on his own. Like Bagheera does for Mowgli, she keeps a close eye on Tod as he is raised. When Tod befriends a hound dog, Copper, she opens Tod’s eyes to the reality that they are natural enemies and will end up hurting each other in the end, and she turns out to be right.

After Widow Tweed sends Tod back to the forest, Big Mama still watches out for him and sets him up with a female fox. Owls are depicted as being wise and all-knowing, and Big Mama is no exception, using her skills to educate Tod so he won’t get eliminated.

7. Marie from "The Aristocats"

Marie is the fierce female kitten in this 1970 box office hit. Of the three kittens, she certainly has the most personality. She adores Thomas O’Malley, and when she falls in the river and is rescued by him, it gives Duchess another reason to consider taking him home to Madame Adelaide. Though she is the only girl, she keeps up with her brothers and is the queen of sass.

8. Mushu from "Mulan"

This 1998 movie is praised for its portrayal of a powerful female, but often overlooked is Mulan’s dragon companion Mushu. After accidentally breaking the Stone Dragon, Mushu vows to protect Mulan himself and accompanies her to the battlefield. Though misguided, Mushu tries his best to help Mulan pretend to be a man and help her navigate the problems that arise in training. After helping Mulan defeat Shan Yu at the palace, the ancestors make Mushu the Fa family guardian. Both helpful and feisty, Mushu is an endearing, loyal friend who shows that hard work does pay off.

9. Mrs. Potts from "Beauty and the Beast"

In this 1991 tale that is as old as time, we often focus on Belle, the Beast, and Gaston as the most interesting characters, but what about the servants? Of these, most notable is Mrs. Potts, who is (unsurprisingly) a teapot, who acts as a motherly figure to Belle. Always willing to put on some tea, Mrs. Potts never loses faith that the Beast will find a companion in Belle. She also rocks her part in “Something There” as well as provides the title song itself, “Beauty and the Beast,” which is perhaps more iconic than the movie.

10. Jaq and Gus from "Cinderella"

In this emblematic 1950 princess movie, Cinderella gets a lot of help from her rodent friends in making her dreams come true, especially Jaq and Gus. These two loyal mice do a lot for Cinderella, from finding materials for her dress, avoiding Lucifer, transforming into horses for her carriage, and — most importantly — bringing the key up to her door so she can get out of her room and try the glass slipper on. Without Jaq and Gus, Cinderella would have likely been a maid forever and never would have been with Prince Charming. Though mice are disgusting creatures, I’ll admit that Cinderella’s mice are essential to the film.

Cover Image Credit: Walt Disney

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Logan Paul Made A Choice, Not A 'Mistake,' And It's Not 'Society's' Fault

If this really were a mistake or just a small, human mishap, people wouldn't be this upset about it.

This is a response to "Yes, Logan Paul Made A Mistake, But As A Society, So Did We."

There's a thin line between honest mistakes and careful choices. Where the line lies depends on perception.

This is especially true in public scandals. While we could apply this to the Logan Paul situation, there are certain factors that make this scandal different.

In a previous article I wrote about Paul, I said that Paul deliberately did what he did "in a move to get the most views, most likes and most intense shock factor." I stand by that, and here's why.

Logan Paul is 22 years old.

Yes, adults make mistakes all the time, and that's definitely OK, but Paul's "mistake" is different. Most of us learn about the seriousness of mental illness and suicide long before adulthood, and there's no doubt that Paul did, too.

We also learn to treat the dead with respect. Paul and his friends reminded each other to keep filming multiple times throughout their encounter with the suicide victim's body.

They had plenty of time to decide not to film, yet they continued to do so anyway.

That's where this shifts from mistake to choice.

A mistake would have been seeing the victim's body, immediately turning the camera off and leaving a sit-down explanation at the end of the video as to why the vlog ended, in which the situation was discussed respectfully and intelligently.

The editing style of YouTube videos literally proves that this was not a simple mistake.

Keep in mind that Paul's video didn't include the exact moment he initially saw the victim's body hanging from a tree mere yards away from him.

A jumpcut brought viewers from footage of Paul and his friends being goofy while walking through the forest to footage of Paul saying they "just saw" a dead body, suddenly panning to a shot of the victim's body itself. (Note the past tense.)

This implies that Paul and his friends saw the body, told each other about it and made a point to turn the camera back on or to keep filming.

The nature of YouTube itself excludes this from mistake territory.

Paul has made his fortune by clickbaiting — that's what he does best. Usually, his clickbait is just in the form of some ridiculous, loud title that has almost nothing to do with its video. But he decided to amp up the clickbait with the suicide forest video.

He literally titled the video "We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest." And it was in all caps.

The thumbnail of the video was Paul looking idiotic in his Toy Story hat with the victim's body in the background, only the head blurred.

Does that not scream deliberate?

This was a choice. Ridiculous clickbait is YouTube's new norm, so he knew he would get views. He also knew that because most of his audience are impressionable children who don't know any better, he would actually grow his following from this — and he did.

It's still growing, actually.

Paul explains his *choice* to upload the video in its introduction, filmed after leaving the forest.

Paul was just thriving off of the success he saw coming from that video. He explains in the introduction that the video would be a first for YouTube, that filming the body of a suicide victim would be a milestone for his channel and the YouTube community as a whole.

He just wanted to be the first at something, no matter how many people he hurt and traumatized in the process.

Paul and his team had lots of time after filming to think about what happened and still decided to post the video.

YouTube videos aren't just filmed on an iPhone and uploaded through the YouTube app the minute a person is done filming. Successful creators use expensive equipment to film, spend hours rewatching and editing their footage and put a lot of effort into crafting what they think is good content.

Considering the drone footage, the narration, the amount of time Paul and his friends were traveling to and from the forest and the fact that they were in a different country, the video itself, what it included and how it was edited weren't spur-of-the-moment decisions.

This took a lot of planning.

Additionally, he doesn't even edit his own videos. He can afford to pay someone to do that for him, and still, no one thought to mention that, hey man, Logan, dude, this is, like, really horrible.

Paul also has a manager whose job it is to make him look good. This means helping with content ideation, approving content, approving appearances, etc.

No one had second-thoughts.

Look, we know that Paul is human, and that everyone else is, too, and that humans make mistakes. We also know that social media doesn't depict real life and that it's very easy to criticize people in the public eye for small mishaps.

But if this really were a mistake or just a small, human mishap, people wouldn't be this upset about it.

I'm all for redemption. I'm all for helping people off the ground, dusting them off and sending them on their way to continue doing good things.

But Paul has never really been a good person, he's never really done any good. His entire career has been manipulating young people for money. To me, he doesn't deserve forgiveness.

If you are struggling with depression, self-harm or suicidal thoughts, do not hesitate to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text WELL to 741-741 to speak or text with certified counselors.

Cover Image Credit: Logan Paul / YouTube

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