Skipping: High School vs College

Skipping Class In College Is Different Than Skipping Class In High School

I literally can't afford to miss class.

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Starting college right out of high school is exhilarating. Especially if you move away from home. You feel free. You can do whatever you want. And even better, you choose your classes.

The real pain is actually going to class. I don't understand how I was able to wake up at 6am, be at school at 7:30 to 3:30 and go to drama club or sometimes work from 4-10 and STILL go home and do homework for 3 hours. After one semester in college, I can't even go to 3 1-hour classes without feeling exhausted.

There are times when you wake up, contemplating your whole existence. You ask yourself, "Do I REALLY want to graduate?" or maybe you even be like, "Dropping out sounds so good right now." And this is especially if you choose morning classes.

No one is there to force you to go to class.

You have to decide if it is worth it.

Some classes do take attendance, and you end up using all your skips anyways. But going to class really is a challenge. I, personally, feel more inclined to do something if my mom is making me do it.

However, here, no one is here to remind me. I then remember that I am paying for this and so I have to go. I think to myself that I don't want to be a disappointment so I force myself to go.

Missing one day, however, will kill you. Lessons move so fast, that you could blink and miss something that will be on your final.

In high school, you skip class, and first they call your parents. Sucks, right? But you can go back to the class the next day and still be learning what you were learning a week ago. You miss one day and people notice. Your teacher notices, your classmates notice. Your friends definitely notice. You have multiple classes a day where you see multiple people for multiple hours.

And more often than not, your teacher will always let you do make-up work.

I want the college experience to be exactly as it is now, BUT with more skip days. My mental tiredness is important too!

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Even If You're Uncomfortable In Front Of The Camera, Accept The Chance To Have Your Picture Taken

You'll be surprised at how one photo shoot can change your perspective.

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As I embarked on my senior year, I began to hear about senior photos and how each senior usually forks out hundreds of dollars for a few high-quality photos in a sunflower field to put on their graduation invitations and post on their Instagrams. While I obviously knew this was something I'd enjoy (I love the girly side of senior year and all of the parties and celebrations), I wondered whether it was worth the money and whether I could afford an experience like this.

March of 2018, I got an email from a local photographer saying that I'd been chosen to represent her photography business. I was a huge fan of her work, and I was ecstatic to get to model for such a talented artist and to learn from her. The first time we met, I was radiating with nervous energy as I took my headshots, unsure if I was good enough to model for a professional photographer. Rebecca Beatty, owner of Rebecca Beatty Photography, made me feel right at home in front of the camera and has taught me so much about not only photography as an art, but also the work it takes to capture a special moment.

I knew that it would be a fun experience, but I was unaware of the impact that working with Rebecca would have on my life. Photography has the ability to change a life in many ways, and I've seen this impact first hand in my life. Throughout my time working with her, I've grown more confident in myself, gotten out of my comfort zone and have had experiences I would never have had otherwise. I've taken photos on a mountain top, in an aquarium with stingrays and at a county fair. These experiences have truly taught me to look for the beauty in the little things and how even the most insignificant details of a location can be made into art.

So if you're considering having your own photography session, I urge you to take the leap. Your photographer will work tirelessly to capture the most special moments and edit them to make them artistic masterpieces. The special memories you'll have forever will be worth the time and money you invest.

Rebecca, thank you for making my senior year special and giving me memories I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

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10 Discontinued Foods That Should Be Brought Back

Sometimes nostalgia wins over our stomachs

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We all have foods from our childhood that seem to have disappeared into thin air without us even realizing it! Whether it's our favorite childhood candies or certain fast food items that we'd always get, they got removed from production because of low demand. In this article, I chose ten discontinued food items I think would do great nowadays due to just pure nostalgia.

1. Taco Bell's Furtista Freeze

Definitely remember throwing a fit when they stopped selling these, They were one of the best drinks!

2. Sour Altoids

Honestly these guys had some of the most bizarre ad's

3. Fruit shaped Trix Cereal

Produced by Rick DePofi On air final. "Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids" gets the Boy Band treatment. Saatchi & Saatchi / New York

4. Welch's Fruit Juice Bars (The Variety Pack)

5.  McDonald's fried apple pie

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6. Nintendo Cereal

And ad for the nintendo cereal line

7. Jello 1 2 3

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8. Oompas

9. Coffee toffee twisted frosty from Wendys

10. Creme Savers

An old commercial introducing Life Savers Creme Savers with a new version of the Life Savers chant - Creme de la Creme.

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