15 People You'll Meet On Your Small Campus, Because You Couldn't Avoid Them If You Tried

15 People You'll Meet On Your Small Campus, Because You Couldn't Avoid Them If You Tried

If college had personality page

1. The IM Leagues guy

Signs up for every intermural sport, recruits for his teams, and uses Facebook messenger to send 'a reminder' before every game. Also nominates himself as "coach."

2. The Drunk

Goes to all the frat parties but says, "being in a frat is too much of a commitment." You really wonder how he's still passing, how many times he can be found in a bush the morning after, or how many times he'll sneak a flask into a lecture.

3. Miss Optimistic

The girl that's always excited to see everyone. You're honestly tired after talking to her because you feel like you should match her energy level but really it was more energy than you had for the whole day.

4. The Popular

You thought you could ditch the click in high school but guess again. She manages to have more Instagram followers than you have Facebook friends, goes to home games just to look cute for themed nights, and all the girls on campus follow her trends.

5. The Jock that doesn't play sports

The guy every girl wants to ask to Sadie Hawkins and will never get the nerve to. Then they're blown away by who actually asks him.

6. The guy you have to wake up for class

He's probably your best friend and his most frequent text to you is, "What'd we do in class today?"

7. The walking textbook

You wonder how many pens and highlighters a person can own. You also wish you had their detailed hourly planner.

8. The gym junkie

Majoring in Physical education. You probably walk by the same water fountain that's in his Tinder profile pic: a post work out mirror selfie from your campus gym.

9. The "on my way" friend

Has an exam the next day but says they'll be at your place in ten.

10. The frat guy(s)

In high school, he wore the same Nike shorts everyday but now he wears turquois-colored khaki shorts, boat shoes, and greek letters like it's a religion.

11. The Pre-yoga mom

Promotes essential oils, goes to hot yoga, and majors in Family Studies.

12. The artist

Probably outside on campus with a view and watercolors. You figured out what their name is by reading a flyer on your lunch table and saw their picture in the "Featured Artist of the Month" column.

13. The Basic

Just there to get through their classes, loves to hang out with friends or chill by themselves. Trends really aren't their thing.

14. The nice girl

She pretty, genuine, has all guy friends, and you'll never hear anything bad thing about her.

15. The Netflixer

Every college student ever because what college kid doesn't binge watch Netflix?

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When You Make A Girl An Aunt, You Change Her World In All The Best Ways

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest girl in the world.


My brother and his wife recently blessed our family with the sweetest bundle of joy on planet earth. OK, I may be a little bias but I believe it to be completely true. I have never been baby crazy, but this sweet-cheeked angel is the only exception. I am at an age where I do not want children yet, but being able to love on my nephew like he is my own is so satisfying.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a very protective person.

From making sure the car seat is strapped in properly before every trip, to watching baby boy breathe while he sleeps, you'll never meet someone, besides mommy and daddy of course, who is more concerned with the safety of that little person than me.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her a miniature best friend.

There is something about an aunt that is so fun. An aunt is a person you go to when you think you're in trouble or when you want something mom and dad said you couldn't have. An aunt is someone who takes you to get ice cream and play in the park to cool down after having a temper tantrum. I can't wait to be the one he runs to.

When you make a girl an aunt, she gets to skip on the difficulty of disciplining.

Being an aunt means you get to be fun. Not to say I wouldn't correct my nephew if he were behaving poorly, but for the most part, I get to giggle and play and leave the hard stuff for my brother.

When you make a girl an aunt, you give her the best listening ears.

As of right now I only listen to the sweet coos and hungry cries but I am fully prepared to listen to all the problems in his life in the future.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the best advice giver.

By the time my nephew needs advice, hopefully, I will have all of my life lessons perfected into relatable stories.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her a number-one fan

Anything you do in life sweet boy, I will be cheering you on. I already know you are going to do great things.

When you make a girl an aunt, she learns what true love is.

The love I have for my nephew is so pure. Its the love that is just there. I don't have to choose to show love every day, I don't have to forgive, I don't have to worry if it is reciprocated, it is just there.

When you make a girl an aunt, you make her the happiest person in the world.

I cannot wait to watch my precious nephew grow into the amazing person that I know he is going to be.

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The One Thing Everyone Should Do Before They Graduate

Why I wish everyone could have shared in my end of school adventure.


The end of freshman year was filled with the abundant stress of final exams, teary-eyed goodbyes, and last looks at my dorm room on South Campus. The academic year was overwhelmingly busy, and I tried my best to soak in every single moment as a first-year college student. But as I'm sure many of you can understand, it's not always possible to make time for the adventures we so desperately desire. I found myself saying "I want to do that!" all year long, and here it was the last week of the year and my bucket list had barely been touched. All those Philadelphia excursions, dreamy coffee shop dates, and campus explorations that I looked forward to never ended up panning out…

… until last Thursday night.

With about half the freshman class moved out of South Campus, everything felt a little strange. There was barely a dinner rush at all in Donahue Dining Hall, and my room looked so empty it almost made me sad. Naturally, I called up a couple of friends. Within minutes, we met in the lounge, and we were off for our adventure.

Every single day on the way to labs in Mendel Hall, I walked past the beloved Falvey Fountain. It had become such a consistent part of my routine that walking past it felt like it was a necessary daily occurrence. But this time, we didn't walk past. In fact, we stopped dead in our tracks and admired its color changing beauty for a brief moment.

And then we dove in!

Yes, we jumped right into the fountain. First the daring adventurer of the group, then his sidekick, then the skeptic, and finally myself. This was definitely not allowed, but no one was around, and more importantly, no one cared. Being knee deep was freezing, but the adrenaline rush was too much to suppress. So we submerged further, dunking each other and splashing the icy water literally everywhere. My wet hair made way for the most epic hair flip of all time, and we all laughed joyously.

All the stress of looming final grades and the completion of projects, the bittersweet goodbyes to our newfound families, and the hassles of packing up for the year were washed away in that fountain, drowned in the euphoria of the moment. We were officially baptized in summer as it dubbed us the kings and queens of adventure.

Afterward, we wrung out our soaking clothes and snapped a quick pic of our drenched selves. Trying to escape the scene hastily, I dropped my bag of M&M;'s. They spilled everywhere, leaving streams of melty chocolate and food coloring running through the aftermath of our fountain dive. The scene looked like a bit of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory had exploded from the fountain and into the night.

I am far from kidding when I say that adventure is a must for everyone, at any stage of life. Whether it's fountain diving at Nova, or sky diving in New Mexico, something about us as human beings needs the unusual, exciting, and even hazardous experiences. This one was particularly cleansing and absolutely unforgettable.

So I implore you: go forth this summer and be adventurous! Explore hidden places, try new eats, shuffle a stranger's playlist, introduce yourself to someone on a whim, or just get in the car and drive with no destination in mind. This summer is for the bold; this summer's for you.

Happy adventuring!


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