That 70's Show Explains Your Crazy College Experience

That 70's Show Explains Your Crazy College Experience

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Everyone knows college can be confusing, challenging, and demanding, but it can also be an incredible experience. Especially if your friends are anything like Eric, Donna, Fez, Jackie, Kelso and Hyd, you better be prepared for the ride of your life.


College is great. It's all about meeting new people and getting involved around campus. Unfortunately, sometimes making new friends involves a little bit of compromise...


Then there are those special people that you meet and instantly, you just know you're gonna be bros for life. But then you get so close so quickly and you pretend to get annoyed with how much you see them when in actuality you have no other friends...


But don't let college fool you! You will also meet people who.... actually, let's not go there...


While you're in college, you have to go out of your way to make sure your experience is everything you're bargaining for. Go find a club and join it. They don't have what you're looking for? Start it! How about the theater company?


If that's not for you, not to worry! There are millions of other fun things to do on campus.


But more important than extracurriculars are your classes. Remember that feeling when you walk into a class for the first time and don't know a single person in the room?


And when your teacher asks you something you should all know from like, middle school...


Or when you answer a super easy question wrong...


And then 30 seconds later you're kicking yourself in the butt because you totally should have known that!


Always make sure you cite your sources!


If I could give you any advice, it's to make sure you're super prepared for exams.


Because if you're not...


So when you go into a big exam, just stay calm.


And as soon as it's done, treat yourself because you've earned it.


But don't get too cocky when you get a better grade than your friends.


Especially when you needed to find new ways just to make it through that study session...


(Trust me, I'm an engineering major.)


But it'll all be worth it in the long run!


And then there's finals week.


Unless you're penalized for wrong answers, it's always better to put something down. Even if you're not sure if you're right, you can't be right if you don't write anything. And if you don't know the answer, just fake it 'til you make it!


And it's okay to pull an all-nighter and let things get a little crazy!


I know not all of us are super thrilled about who our roommates are...


And your living arrangement might not be ideal, but we all have to make the best of a bad situation.


Also, I know it can be annoying sometimes, but your RA's only want to help you.


Let me share a few tips that I've learned during my time away at college.

First of all, only certain things at the dining hall are actually edible.


Second, you never know when you'll need a helping hand, so when you have the means to do so, help your friends!


If it's not for you, DON'T DO IT.


If you've got free time, use it wisely!


And here's some things you should know:

You're in college. You're a big kid now, and mommy can't always save you anymore.


Some boys actually never grow up.


No, really - I'm serious about that one.


That's fine. You don't have to believe me. You'll figure it out on your own one day.


But what do I know? Don't let other people's opinions affect you.


Have confidence in yourself!


Because no one is going to love you like you love you.


If you're sick, GO TO HEALTH SERVICES!


It's okay to let loose, but be responsible.


There's a real reason that you didn't get that extra financial aid, but I promise it's not what you're thinking...


So when in doubt, know you're not alone.


College can be absolutely stressful...


...and a little trying...


...and expen$ive.


But I promise that in the end...

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The High School Graduating Seniors

I know you're ready, but be ready.

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Seniors,

I am not going to say anything about senioritis because I was ready to get out of there and I'm sure you are too; however, in your last months living at home you should take advantage of the luxuries you will not have in a college dorm. The part of college seen in movies is great, the rest of it is incredibly inconvenient. It is better to come to terms with this While you still have plenty of time to prepare and enjoy yourself.

Perhaps one of the most annoying examples is the shower. Enjoy your hot, barefoot showers now because soon enough you will have no water pressure and a drain clogged with other people's hair. Enjoy touching your feet to the floor in the shower and the bathroom because though it seems weird, it's a small thing taken away from you in college when you have to wear shoes everywhere.

Enjoy your last summer with your friends. After this summer, any free time you take is a sacrifice. For example, if you want to go home for the summer after your freshman year and be with your friends, you have to sacrifice an internship. If you sacrifice an internship, you risk falling behind on your resume, and so on. I'm not saying you can't do that, but it is not an easy choice anymore.

Get organized. If you're like me you probably got good grades in high school by relying on your own mind. You think I can remember what I have to do for tomorrow. In college, it is much more difficult to live by memory. There are classes that only meet once or twice a week and meeting and appointments in between that are impossible to mentally keep straight. If you do not yet have an organizational system that works for you, get one.

I do not mean to sound pessimistic about school. College is great and you will meet a lot of people and make a lot of memories that will stick with you for most of your life. I'm just saying be ready.

-A freshman drowning in work

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