7 Things Only Architecture Students Would Understand

7 Things Only Architecture Students Would Understand

Architecture is hands-down the hardest major

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There are just some things only the truly sleep-deprived and hardest working major on campus would know. Here they are.

1. We REALLY never sleep.

Ready to pull all-nighter's every week? You won't ever get to bed before 2 a.m because you have to build 8 models and study for that theory test. If you're able to go home from the studio before 12 a.m on the weekdays, you're doing amazing. Sleeping is only for the weekends.

2. Caffeine is our best friend.

If you weren't already downing Dunkin iced coffees daily already, now you will have coffee for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's the only thing that keeps us somewhat sane as we're trying to get through that boring history class. Our blood is straight up coffee ladies and gents.

3. We have mental breakdowns at least twice a week.

Worked for weeks designing your project? Be ready for it to get ripped apart by a critic in two seconds. As an architecture student, you learn to grow the thickest skin from crying ALL the time. Life is an emotional rollercoaster that tears you down emotionally and physically, but you always push through.

4. People don't see you for weeks at a time.

Sometimes you won't see friends/family for days, even weeks at a time. It can be incredibly isolating, but you know once you finally get together, you will cherish each moment more than you did before you became an architecture student.

5. The people in your studio are your closest friends.

Even if you're having one of the worst days of your life, your studio-mates are always there to make you laugh and hug you while you cry. It only makes sense that you're so close with them because you spend every moment of existence in the same room with them.

6. You don't really ever know what's going on.

Your professors speak gibberish, and you and your studio-mates scramble to try and figure out what's going on. Since the design process is never truly finished, your life is full of unfinished projects and "what-could-have-been"'s. How relaxing.

7. But . . . you wouldn't change your major for the world.

Despite all the late nights of crying to your parents wanting to change your major, you know deep down all this studying will pay off. In 4 (or 5) years, you'll be stronger than you ever thought you could be. Architecture, although stressful at times, prepares you to be the best version of yourself, and you'll be forever grateful you decided to study it.

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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.

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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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Why You Should Attend The University of South Florida

Why The University of South Florida is the best school to go to.

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Now before anyone says anything, yes I know I am biased. That's the whole point! The University of South Florida is truly an amazing institution. The campus is big, but not overwhelming. Trees and plants cover the grounds and create a very peaceful feel as you walk around campus. The buildings are modern looking, our facilities are advanced, and there is a sense of openness to the layout of everything. there are no confined or small areas, the whole campus is an open floorplan.

Additionally, the diversity rate of USF is incredibly high. there are people from all areas of life that come here and join the herd. We are unique in the sense that you never truly know who you'll run into as you go around campus. I have not had one negative interaction with anyone on campus. People are open-minded and allow you to be yourself. There is a constant feeling of kindness in the air, and not just from students. The professors are caring, the staff members are kind, and the janitorial staff members are some of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. You are always met with a smile.

USF also is in a great city, Tampa! There is so much to do in close proximity to the school. It's really quite amazing everything you can do. Down the street is Busch Gardens, across the street is MOSI, and Universal and Disney are only an hour drive East! There are also multiple restaurants around and shopping centers as well. the campus is clean, safe, inviting, and so much more. And if that wasn't enough to convince you, we also have our very own Publix! You cannot get much better than that!

Overall, USF is an amazing school that has amazing opportunities. If you are unsure of where to go, I would recommend coming up and taking a tour here. I absolutely love this school. GO BULLS!

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