To My Roommates During Senior Year: Thanks For Making College 1,982,347,908 Times Better

To My Roommates During Senior Year: Thanks For Making College 1,982,347,908 Times Better

We freaking made it.


I dread the classes, I dread the school work and I dread the stress that college brings me. One thing I do not dread though is my roommates.

This past fall semester flew by, and I cannot believe that we only have one more semester left until we enter the real world. Instead of leggings and band tees, we will soon be in blazers and dress pants and I still don't know how I feel about that.

I do know that you all have made my college experience 1,982,347,908 times better. From the late nights staying up watching conspiracy theories about JonBenét Ramsey, our weekly "American Horror Story" viewing parties, and to shoving our faces with Taco Bell at midnight has brought me nothing but pure joy.

We are not roommates, we are sisters. I know that sounds super-duper cheesy but it's true. Not everything has been a ray of freaking sunshine. And by that, I mean we have petty arguments just like sisters do.

But if we didn't have a fight here or there sometimes, then that would just be really weird. Because have you ever heard from anyone about a perfect roommate relationship? Uh no.

As the school load gets bigger, I keep telling myself I can't wait for graduation but I know that graduating means that we will not be able to live together anymore, and that is when I would like to hit the pause button.

Who else will know that I can literally only cook buffalo chicken dip and all the produce that I buy goes to waste within one week? Who else will make me amazing meals that taste like a grandma made it? (Alex) Who else will always be down to run errands with me and hear about my crappy days that I tell dramatically? (Sam) Who else will come with me to every single cover band concert Bluebird puts on and stay out until 4 a.m.? (Sonya) (Even though I'm usually in bed by 11 p.m.)

I cannot thank you enough for all the rides to class because of my poor time management skills which led me to miss the bus, or all the rides from the bar because of Uber's costing an arm and a leg now.

Thank you for keeping me sane when college made me almost lose my sh*t and pull a 2007 Britney. Thank you for always knowing how to have a good time, how to make me forget about all the negativity that was occurring in my life and thank you for being the "perfect" roommates.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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I'd Rather Have My B.A. Than My 'M.R.S' Degree

My M.R.S degree? Yeah, I'm not looking for that. I'd rather have my student loans, thank you, next.


When I stepped foot on my campus last August, I was here to learn, study, and you know, the other stuff. I was here to learn, and I still am. I'm making friends and getting ready for my BA, not my MRS degree.

I'm not dumb, I know that most people meet their future spouse in college. I've thought about it. That random kid I always see walking from the SAC I might one day see as I walk down the aisle with my dad. It makes sense, even though I go to a huge school I know there's a chance. But, I did not come here for my MRS degree, no way, nuh uh.

I was raised to be very independent. I know what I want, and how I need to get it. My parents never shied away from making me work for what I want, and with those ideas, they instilled a love of school into me. I know that right now, what I am doing is something that women have fought long and hard to be able to do, and in some parts of the world, they are still fighting for. School for me isn't just an in-between phase, I'm not just buying time waiting to leave the care of my parents for that of a man.

In fact, I don't ever want to be solely dependent on a man. I have no issue with women who want that, feminism is all about women making choices for themselves if that's their cup of tea that's their cup of tea. I want to be able to live the life I want regardless of who I'm married to or what he does. That's why I'm in college: I want to be more than someone's wife or daughter. I want to do something with my life, but what that something is I'm just not sure yet.

Marriage is a beautiful idea. It is wonderful to be able to proclaim your life and love for someone, and to enter into a marriage is something I one day hope to do. But my M.R.S degree? Yeah, I'm not looking for that. I'd rather have my student loans, thank you, next.

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