"The Office" Characters As College Students

"The Office" Characters As College Students

Never underestimate a Creed.
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Ever wonder what The Office characters would've been like in college? Well, this may answer your question. Behold, a list of our favorite Dunder Mifflin employees and all of their painfully true-to-character college counterparts. Are you a Kelly? An Erin? A Kevin? Let's just hope you're not a Toby.

1. Dwight: Overachiever

The overachieving teacher's pet who reminds the professor about last night's homework that everyone else forgot to do.

2. Michael: The RA

The RA who always organizes activities for the dorm and tries to get people to like him but never actually helps his residents with their problems.

3. Jim: The Crush

Everyone's favorite kid on campus who everybody has a crush on, even the cafeteria ladies. Always pulls pranks in the dorms.

4. Pam: The Optimist

The relentless optimist who is drowning in schoolwork, relationship problems, problems at work, and student loan debt but manages to keep trucking along each day.

5. Kevin: "That Guy"

The kid who asks the same question four times in class and is always at the dining hall, probably chewing with his mouth open.

6. Stanley: The Senior

The senior who is 100% done with school, naps through class, and is out the door the second it's time for class to end even if the professor is still talking.

7. Andy: The Ivy League Wannabe

We get it, you go to an Ivy League.

8. Ryan: The Know-It-All

The cocky kid everyone hates who has an opinion about everything. Always has the newest iPhone and reads Business Insider and the Wall Street Journal during class.

9. Kelly: The Sorority Girl

The girl who's always holding a Starbucks drink and wearing her sorority letters. Spends every class shopping online and knows all the dirt about everyone on campus.

10. Meredith: The Rebel

The hyper-sexual and slightly terrifying kid who brings a waterbottle full of vodka to her 9am.

11. Creed: The Quiet Druggie

The quiet kid you don't notice sitting in the corner who gets arrested out of the blue one day because he was leading a drug operation from his dorm room.

12. Angela: The Uptight Yo-Pro

The uptight young professional who complains about getting a 95 and has a dorm filled with pictures of her cats because she likes animals more than people.

13. Oscar: The Tour Guide

The passive-aggressive kid who's really friendly and gives campus tours but you know is always silently judging everyone.

14. Erin: The Eager Freshman

The eager freshman who's involved in every club on campus and dreams of being the school mascot.

15. Phyllis: The Mom Friend Of The Group

The mom friend who brings homemade cookies to class. No one underestimates her wild side though; they know she can party with the rest of 'em and has the craziest stories.

16. Darryl: The Romantic

The hopeless romantic who works at the local pizza place and writes his number on the inside of the boxes getting delivered to sororities.

17. Toby: ....It's just Toby

He's...well...Toby.
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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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Black Folklore

Michael B. Jordan is wrong about the lack of Black Folklore

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Recently, Michael B. Jordan has when the center of a lot of backlash after a comment he made in an interview with Vanity Fair:

"We don't have any mythology, black mythology, or folklore...Creating our own mythology is very important because you help people dream"

On one hand, I can see where Michael B. Jordan is coming from; however, I think he worded what he wanted to say in an incorrect way. There is no existence of black folklore of mythology, rather, it is not as popularized and respected as Greek or Roman mythology, which almost everybody has some knowledge about, even if they only know of Zeus.

Africa is a country full of various different groups of people who live differing ways of life, have different cultures, and of course, have different mythologies. Often, African slaves being transported during the save trade would make of stories and folklore either to take their minds off of their situation, entertain children, or to find other ways to express their own story.


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A great example of Black Folklore can be seen through the writing of Tori Morrison. Tori Morrison is an award winning author, who has wrote a variety of novels, one of which is a popular movie featuring Oprah Winfrey, 'Beloved'. 'Beloved' tells the story of a women who is being haunted by the ghost of her child that she murdered in an attempt to prevent their slave owners from taking them back. Though a very emotional story, 'Beloved' is a great example of black folklore that encompasses the trials and tribulations our people have gone through.

In the end, I do hope that Michael B. Jordan does more research in Black mythology and folklore, and can hopefully be one of the many that are able to bring Black mythology to the forefront of popular media.

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