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College As Told By The Outsiders

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton has always been my favorite novel. It has so many inspiring quotes that I think we can all relate to in some way. These are just a few of my favorite quotes that I think can relate to college students:

1. “It’s okay… We aren’t in the same class. Just don’t forget that some of us watch the sunset too.” (p. 46)

In college, you make a lot of new friends with various different majors. Having different majors with your friends mean you aren’t always going to take the same classes and it almost feels like forever until you see them again.

2. “We’re all cried out now. We’re getting’ used to the idea. We’re gonna be okay now.” (p. 75)

College can get very overwhelming. Such a new environment and huge work load that we aren’t use to. Sometimes you just gotta let it out, but you adjust. You will get use to the amount of work. I have and I can definitely say I am okay. It was a hard transition at first but after multiple breakdowns, you become stronger. You learn how to manage time and stress altogether.

3. “I had taken the long way around, but I was finally home. To stay.” (p. 66)

I can definitely say college is my home. You meet people you love, you’re still being fed, you have an awesome roommate, and you’re learning about your passions. What more could you possibly want?

4. “Things are rough all over.” (p. 118)

Yes, they are. College is rough. Pulling all-nighters and skipping meals just to get work done. We’ve all been there.

 

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Senioritis As Told By ‘New Girl’

Well, it’s happening. Senioritis is finally hitting me. I knew it would happen, but I was really hoping to avoid it. Here are some of the struggles of senioritis as told by New Girl:

1. Alarms are the devil

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Getting out of bed becomes so hard when you think about all the work you have to do in your classes and after classes. The thought of all the stress you will have to face later makes you lose all motivation. You may even need to set 10 alarms in the morning in hopes that it’ll annoy you enough to get out of bed.

2. Sleep takes over

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Sometimes you become so stressed out that you physically cant keep up with your work and sleep starts to take over. Personally, I think this can be hardest because once you sleep your stress away, then it becomes a very unhealthy habit to the point where you are forgetting assignments or even classes.

3. You learn to do everything last minute

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Procrastination is probably something most people can relate to on a daily basis but it definitely takes affect with senioritis. We know we gotta graduate by doing the work, so we just end up doing it later than we should. I mean hey, at least it gets done, right?

4. C’s get degrees

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At this point, you don’t care if it’s an A or a B. As long as you get that passing grade then you receive your diploma. Problem solved.

5. Notes? What notes?

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I know for me I take my best notes at the beginning of the year in hopes that I will stay organized and on top of everything. Once the midpoint hits, I become stressed and tired and slowly stop taking notes. Your notes start becoming messy and just full of doodles.

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