We learned A for Apple and Z for Zebra in kindergarten, but now it is time for the ABC's of college. They're more emotional and than your regular alphabet, and depict the daily struggles of a college kid. And they're a whole lot more relatable than 'X is for xylophone.'
A is for AHHH.
Is that how we should start our description of college? Yes.
B is for breakdowns.
I feel like this is pretty self-explanatory.
C is for cumulative.
The worst swear word of all.
D is for decaf.
Because those of you drinking it are doing something very wrong.
E is for exams.
It is also the week you somehow die and come back to life to take a test several times in one week.
F is for friends.
Both the hit series and the real life ones. You’ll be very close to both during your college career.
G is for group projects.
Group projects: AKA either solo projects that you tend to have to slap everyone’s name on or a bunch of mini-projects that don’t really mesh together very well. Please remind me why we do these again.
H is for hence.
A word I love to use, especially in essays. It makes me feel like I’m Shakespeare even if I don’t know what I’m talking about.
I is for internship.
Something you need. Something that’s hard to get. Something that is probably unpaid.
J is for justification.
Because no one can justify the absolute need for concert tickets or a double shot of espresso like a college kid.
K is for know.
Because "k" is a hard letter to find words for, and also I am now a firm believer of the phrase, "the more you know, the more you know you don’t know." Because it is 100% true, and it becomes more true everyday.
L is for all the L’s we take.
Do you accidentally take a nap instead of study? Do you eat ice cream for dinner instead of the healthy food you promised yourself you’d eat? So many L’s. So few W’s.
M is for Mondays.
Only good for trying to plan out the rest of your week, taking said L’s (see above), and episodes of the Bachelor.
N is for Netflix.
'Tis important for binging and a necessity to falling asleep for those of us who require background noise.
O is online.
It’s how we do everything. Some people love it. But I don’t. Please give me a paper copy. I’m bad at technology, send help.
P is for procrastination.
Because is it really due if it’s not due tonight at 11:59?
Q is for queso.
College kids love it and it definitely can substitute for a whole meal.
R is for road trips.
One of the best things ever. A few hours at the beach is worth the drive.
S is for sleep.
Something that does not happen in normal time increments.
T is for team.
Because whether you always win or always lose, your team is always the best.
U is for Uber.
Sometimes we cave and will even call one just to take us home from class.
V is for very tired.
I know this is cheating but it is also very applicable.
W is for working out.
Something we plan but never have the time or motivation for.
X is for eXistential crisis (see what I did there?).
Bound to happen once a semester.
Y is for YOLO, FOMO, and all the things of that nature.
Take that spring break trip. Post that Instagram. No shame.
Z is for zero.
Let's hope our grades never reach so low.