When 'Panic!' Set In

When 'Panic!' Set In

"This is the beat of my heart"

"This is gospel for the fallen ones locked away in a permanent slumber assembling their philosophies from pieces of broken memories..."

It all started my freshman year of college. My suite mate started playing the piano version of "This Is Gospel." We all gathered around the small computer screen and watched the hilarious, amazing video. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here is the video I am talking about.

I immediately fell in love. I spent the rest of the night looking up Panic at the Disco and Brendon Urie, the lead singer. I listened to song after song and knew immediately Panic at the Disco is my new favorite band. I told my two best friends about this new found love, and they laughed. "This is Gospel" became the song that we would rock out to every time it came on. During finals in spring semester, my best friend and I jammed out to the song while dancing around her dorm room. We were definitely losing our minds, slowly. It was a band we could all agree to listen to. We held our hands in a fist in front of our faces as an "air microphone."

One hot day this past September, I was sitting in my room. My two best friends came into my room and told me that we were having a very important meeting in ten minutes. My mind immediately started to think of everything and anything I had done wrong. I asked them, "Am I in trouble?" They said no. I sat on the couch and in this video you can see my face showed anxiety and nervousness. You can hear everything they said to me. They told me how Panic at the Disco would be coming to Washington D.C. on March 3rd. They asked me if I would want to go. My mind immediately started racing. I said to myself, "Is this real life?" In fact it was! I could not believe it! My two best friends and I would be going to see Panic at the Disco LIVE! I would have never thought this would ever be possible! I let out a scream of excitement. I then made a promise to myself that I would listen to every song they have ever released word for word so I can sing along to every song at the concert.

When the tickets went on sale, my two best friends got online to order them for us, and the general admission tickets sold out within minutes. My best friends being who they are knew that we had to go to the concert no matter what, so what was the solution, well, getting us three VIP tickets. I repeat VIP TICKETS! I wouldn't be able to actually meet Brendon Urie, but I don't care! Being there in the same room as him is perfect enough!

The other question I had after my best friends had surprised me was, "What in the world have I done to ever deserve this?" This is for sure one of the best gifts I could ever receive. I am looking forward to March 3rd, the day my dreams come true.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Hustle and Bustle This Holiday Season

"...Have conversation, turn off the cable..."

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It's Holiday season,

Time to be freezin'.

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it,

Don't stop now, you can't quit.

Numerous trips to grocery stores,

Pure mayhem when you walk through those doors.

Shelves bare,

You're ready to pull out your hair.

Long check-out lines,

Or delayed airlines.

Prepare and cook the turkey low and slow,

Wait for that golden brown skin to glow.

Place the gravy and cranberry sauce on the table,

Have conversation, turn off the cable.


Before you know it, Christmas is here,

The classic songs are music to our ears.

Yet we all dread the trips to the mall,

To find the perfect gifts, big or small.

The Christmas Tree Lighting floods TV stations,

With singers from all generations,

The scent of candy canes fill the air,

We wish the day runs smoothly, Lord, hear our prayer.

Lots of wrappers and bows cover the floor,

As we obsess over our presents more and more.


New Year's creeps up on us,

Throwing a party is always a plus.

Streamers, noisemakers, food,

Who knew planning the perfect party was of this magnitude.

The line at the liquor store gets longer and longer,

Because of the stress in picking a champagne or sparkling cider.

Deciding to prepare finger foods or a five-course meal,

Why not get take-out? DEAL!

Clock counts down from ten.

As the clock strikes one, we've made it to another year, AMEN!

Glasses clinking,

People drinking,

"Happy New Year,"

We cheer.

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