you'll know you picked the right school when all the "wrong" feelings start to fade

you'll know you picked the right school when all the "wrong" feelings start to fade

The place you were nervous about making into a home for the next four years becomes so much more than that.

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Deciding on your college plans is possibly one of the scariest times in ones young life, especially when you are looking to go far from home. It seems your whole world is applications and ACT scores. You go on countless visits trying to envision yourself finding a new home for four years. Then you stumble on a campus, and everything just feels right.

You see yourself sprinting to class on your first day, or sitting at the campus Chick Fil A with your new friends. This is it. As soon as you leave, the never ending nag of waiting for your acceptance letter sinks in. During that time an uneasy feeling may make its way into your mind as well. Or maybe that feeling comes after your acceptance letter, or right before you move in. That feeling that brings thoughts like am I making the right decision? Should I stay closer to home? Eventually though you shake off the nerves and it's your first day. And those nerves may be back.

College can be overwhelming, especially in the beginning. But before you know it you're in a routine, you're having the time of you're life. Football games, date functions, classes you actually enjoy, it hits a point where you get a new feeling. The feeling that you have heard countless people talk about. The one you spent years thinking, wow I can't wait to be them and have that feeling. The feeling of not being able to imagine yourself at another school.

When you love screaming your lungs out in the football stadium, find your stomach in knots over the last basket in the game, or realizing you hate the rival school more than anything; that's how you know you chose the right school. When you come home for break and people ask you how you like college and a smile immediate comes across your face, that's how you know you chose the right school. When you miss your friends the literal day you leave them, that's how you know you chose the right school.

The place you were nervous about making a home in for the next four years becomes so much more than that. It becomes a place that will be home long after you graduate. It's somewhere you know you'll come back to with all your friends for the homecoming game, somewhere you'll make memories that will bring you smiles for a lifetime. When you take a minute to think, and it hits you that this is the happiest you have ever been in your life. When you've met people you can see being your best friends your whole life. When you walk around campus wondering if life could be any better, that's how you know.

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50 One-Liners College Girls Swap With Their Roomies As Much As They Swap Clothes

"What would I do without you guys???"
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1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."

11. "GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED."

12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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Dear Incoming Freshmen, Join Sigma Alpha, You Won't Regret it

Sisters in Agriculture 'til the end of time.

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It's almost July, which means it's almost time for school to start back again (I know it's hard to contain your excitement). For those of you heading off to college, you have probably heard how important it is for you to get involved in something, and you might be wondering what organizations you could join. For some that might be a sorority/fraternity, or a student government. You might join the band or a campus ministry. Or, you might join all of the above. If you come from an agriculture background, or are pursuing a degree in an agricultural field, you should think about joining Sigma Alpha-the largest professional agricultural sorority in the nation.

Sigma Alpha was founded in 1978 at The Ohio State University, and it cultivates "sisters in agriculture" by encouraging women to be prevalent in the agriculture community. Its philanthropies, Agriculture in the Classroom and Heifer International, are both great organizations that teach children about agriculture and help make communities in third world countries sustainable by providing them with a farm animal, respectively. The experiences I've gained by being a member are some of the greatest experiences I've had in college.

When I first decided to rush Sigma Alpha, I really just wanted a group to be a part of. I was looking for friends with similar career interests as me, because I hadn't yet found that in college. Immediately, I knew I was part of something bigger. My fellow sisters have never done anything but supported me in all my endeavors. They cheer me on when I succeed and pick me up when I fall. I have gained an even greater respect for agriculture as a whole, as well as the individual facets of it.

While it is a professional sorority, that doesn't mean we don't have fun. We have social events with our brother fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho (if you're a boy reading this, look into joining AGR!!). There are multiple sisterhood events throughout the semester which enable us to get to know our fellow sisters better. We have a formal each spring and coke dates during the school year. We even have a hand sign just like the sororities you probably think of when you think of sororities. (go baby bulls!)

If you are a girl and are trying to decide what organization(s) to give your time to while you're in college, I seriously think you should consider Sigma Alpha. If you have any interest in agriculture, we would be glad to have you. Besides, you might just end up having the time of your life.

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