9 Wonderful People You're Likely To Meet In College— If you're Lucky

9 Wonderful People You're Likely To Meet In College— If you're Lucky

While there are the ~questionable~ folk you'll come across at one point or another there are a lot of wonderful people you'll meet as well.

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Two weeks ago I wrote an article 9 Questionable People You Will Undoubtedly Meet In College and since I'm not one to be totally negative (although I do falter at times) I decided to spin that article into a positive light. While there are the ~questionable~ folk you'll come across at one point or another there are a lot of wonderful people you'll meet as well.

So I give to you 9 Wonderful People You're Likely To Meet In College:

1. At least one of your new best friends

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College is a whole new realm when compared to the typical sociality of high school. To some extent, college is self selective. From that reasoning, people at your university should have some similarities to you. Not to mention the fact you're all, likely, living away from home for the first time in your lives—no simple feat. Hardship breeds friendship.

2. Yourself in the form of another human

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AKA your friendship soulmate. It's pretty odd to meet someone who so closely resembles you in more ways than one. You're likely to go to a college much larger than your high school, so the odds of you meeting people with similarities to you goes up exponentially.

3. A professor or TA whose ideas and sentiments are the most profound words you’ve ever heard

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While there are a fair share of less than quality scholars, there are also the few that leave you in awe of their intelligence. Often these professors, TAs, etc… come along when you least expect them. One of my favorite professors just so happened to be my GE Life Science teacher (and life science is far from my favorite subject).

4. Wonderfully true-to-themselves people

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In a world shrouded by the facade of social media, photo editing and hiding behind your computer screen, it is so refreshing to meet someone who is genuinely, 100%, no bullshit, themself. This person doesn't care what the "norm" is an just walks to their own beat, odds are you'll feel empowered to care about your reputation a little less when you befriend this person (But dear God don't wind up shaving your head like Britney).

5. An S.O. you genuinely clique with

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I'm not saying you're going to or even likely to meet the love of your life in college (Please don't hold me accountable if your hopes get let down), but odds are you will have some experience dating seriously or casual during your time at university. As with meeting friends, there are so many more people to choose from and (some) have matured a lot since high school. This person has both the intrigue of a friend and more.

6. The next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, etc…

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At UCLA, I feel like everywhere I turn I'm running smack into the next billionaire tech CEO or future inventor of the ability to teleport. It can be overwhelming, but getting to know/meeting really intelligent people is can be a pleasure.

7. The caretaker of the friend group AKA Your new mom

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This person is so vital and important, I cannot stress this enough! She will hold your hair as you puke. He will rub your back when your boyfriend dumps you outside his frat house. When you're homesick and miss your parents, this person is your go to.

8. A personal therapist

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A true listener, a giver of advice, a guru-in-the-making. At the ripe old age of 20 this person seems to understand all the secrets of life and has the information you need.

9. Rays of sunshine

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There are some people in this world that seem to radiate happiness and positivity—you can't help but smile when you see their beaming face. Regardless of if you're best friends with this person or mere acquaintance, they're a good lot to have around. Who couldn't use a little more light?

I could make this list go on forever because I cannot begin to count the number of amazing people I have met during my first two years of college. Yes, there have been a number of people I could have done without, but meeting so many wonderful people makes it all worth it.

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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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10 Places From Movies And TV You Can Visit In Real Life

It's like stepping into Hollywood!

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I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the film...you can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

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