11 Students You'll Meet In Every College Class

11 Students You'll Meet In Every College Class

Calm down, Nat. No one wants your place as the biggest jerk in class.

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Every class is different. There are boring classes, slow classes, interesting classes, quiet classes. Then there are the classes that you can't miss and classes you've never been to. I could go on for days about this and the same is true for types of students.

1. "Straggler Sam"

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Sam shows up twenty-five minutes late to your fifty-minute class disrupting the middle of the lecture. He also fails to bring a writing utensil, so he asks to borrow one. Then, he realizes he doesn't have paper, so he gets a piece from the girl behind him. Then, he turns and asks you what is going on as your professor is going over one of the fundamental bases of the class. This guy doesn't even bother to show up after the third week, so no one has to deal with the nuisance any longer.

2. "Over-prepared Ollie"

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This is a good person to have in any class but, Ollie is the best person to have in an 8 am. Did you forget a pencil? Don't worry, Ollie has an extra. Low on caffeine? They brought an extra energy shot. Anything and everything you need, Ollie has it and most of the time will give or lend it to you without grief.

3. "Quiet Quinn" 

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Quin doesn't say much. She comes to class and does what she's supposed to do. Equal parts mysterious and loner she is always there but never forces her presence, but let it be known she is always there.

4. "Musical Mikey"

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Mikey listens to music the entire class. He has earbuds of course but it doesn't really matter because his music is so loud that you cannot understand if he can hear himself think or why he even bothered showing up to class. But, you can block that out, right? Think again. He head-bangs to the fast part of "Bohemian Rhapsody" with extreme vigor. He's clapping when the emcee in "Cupid Shuffle" tells him to clap. Mikey does all of it.

5. "Better-Than-You Bobby" 

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Bobby, this is the guy who is smarter than you, prettier than you, and obviously, all around better than you. You got an A on the last exam. Bobby got an A+. The guy with the goatee broke his arm in third grade. Bobby broke his back last summer while playing in the World Cup playoffs.

6. "Fashion-forward Fiona"

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Fiona comes into class every day dressed in real clothes. Not just a t-shirt with leggings or running shorts. Her face is beat and she may look as if she mixed up the quad with Coachella. You will question how she walked up five flights of stairs in red bottoms and still looks classy, while you did the same in Chucks and appear to have done an Iron Man in the Sahara Desert.

7. "No Time Nellie"

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Nellie likes to claim that she "doesn't have time." Homework is assigned. "I don't have time for this." Group project handed out. "I don't have time for this. Can you guys just put my name on it?" While the excuse works every once in a blue moon, Nellie uses it way to often to be a valid excuse.

8. "Outta-here Allie"

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This girl comes to class on time, but her downfall arrives when she makes an endless amount of noise through most of class. Rustling papers louder than needed, continuously clicking her pen, and sighing often and loud enough that she maybe confused with the dragon from "Sleeping Beauty." Then, twenty minutes before class is over she packs up SUPER loud and stands up in the middle of the lecture hall and rudely walks out.

9. "Larry Jerry Gary Gengrich Gergich"

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Larry is…well, Larry. The poor, awkward creature. Spilling coffee and walking into locked doors is their forte. Answering questions with all of the wrong answers and tripping down the lecture hall stairs. The poor guy just can't get anything right.

10. Why, Waldo"

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Waldo is a little…off. You don't really know what is giving you a creepy vibe about them, you just know that e gives you an uneasy feeling that keeps elbowing you in the gut every time you get anywhere near him. Then there are the things he does that just makes you ask, "Why, Waldo?"

11. “Know-it-all Natalie”

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Natalie knows the answers to everything, obviously. She exhales loudly when someone asks the professor to flip back a few slides or to repeat the question. She is the very first person to raise her hand when a question is asked and often blurts out the answer if the professor doesn't pick on someone quick enough. Like, calm down, Nat. No one wants your place as the biggest jerk in class.

I am a mixture of all these students, but I am also none of them. These students are all people you should walk up to in class and make be your friend no matter how dorky or weird they are. We are all dorky and weird no matter how good you can hide it.

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And he was released three months early for 'good behavior'... after sexually assaulting an unconscious girl behind a dumpster.

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To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

The answer? Because the system is a mess.

Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

But, that'll never happen because our system sucks and society is rigged. I guess our society would prefer a rapist walking around more so a woman who made a poor choice by paying for her daughters to go to a college.

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Teaching is a career that is heavily overlooked — it is much more powerful than people realize.

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When it comes to teaching, it's not always easy or fun. But, let me ask you this: what career really is easy or fun all the time? Being challenged can beneficial. Otherwise, you are just going through the same routine over and over. Teaching will definitely keep you on your toes because there's always something happening.

People seem to think teachers just lecture on information that they hope their students remember for the test. You know what? Those people are dead wrong. Teaching is more than that. Teaching means having the passion and drive to educate children. Teaching is turning something dull to something that students will find more interesting and enjoyable.

Teaching is also about providing tools and other resources for students in order for them to succeed, especially the ones who tend to struggle in school. Being able to give those tools to help them accomplish their goals is extremely rewarding. A teacher will work with a student who is behind on his/her reading skills to have him/her be right at the level he/she needs to be by the end of the school year. Not many jobs provide a reward quite like guiding a student, if not more, to success.

Although it focuses on academics, teaching is not just about that. Sure, being an effective teacher is key, but there are other aspects that are just as significant. As a teacher, you also have to connect with your students. Knowing your students on a personal level is so important. The connection can build respect that will, in turn, help them to succeed. Plus, students spend more time with you on a day-to-day basis than they do with their parents — isn't that frightening? So, you have to be able to support them and let them know them that you are there for them if they are having trouble.

Additionally, that connection you build with your students can last a lifetime. You can witness the growth of a student right in front of you. In fact, I am still very close with some of my teachers from elementary school. Many of them inspired me to become a teacher. Because of those great bonds I built, I had the opportunity to intern with some of my past teachers, which was a rewarding experience for everyone. Being able to develop such a connection with someone so different in age is something that is so powerful and that doesn't come with many other careers.

Teaching is so amazing. There are so many layers and beautiful aspects to it. Again, it can be difficult, but it's also a lot of fun. Not many people can say they have fun and laugh every day at work. I also truly believe that not many other people can say their careers provide as rewarding of a feeling as teaching does. To be able to make such a difference in someone's life is an incredible thing. Teaching is my passion. I know teaching will not be only gratifying but something that will bring me pure joy.

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