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A Day in the Life of a College Student

Coming into college, you expect to suddenly feel like an adult. You are away from home for the first time, and suddenly you do not have anyone telling you what to do. Your classes are spread out throughout the day, and you don’t have to wake up at 6 a.m. every day to make sure you make it to homeroom before the bell. You are now responsible for this thing called time management. If you are a college student, your day may look a little like this . . .

 

- Photo from Amazon.com
“Your alarm goes off for the first time, and it will not be the last – Photo from Amazon.com

 

8:00 AM- Your alarm is going off for the first time, and it will not be the last.

8:15 AM- So, your goal was to get up earlier today and dress nicely for once. Just one day without sweatpants and the t-shirt you wore to bed last night.  It is now that you decide that that idea was dumb, and sleep is a lot more precious right now.

8:30 AM- Okay, okay. You are up now, but Facebook is not going to check itself. You end up getting distracted and watching cute cat videos for the next 15 minutes instead of getting up and getting dressed.

8:45 AM- Fifteen minutes before class starts and you still have to get out of bed, brush your teeth, and get to class. You can do this.

8:50 AM- You can do this. You can do this. Wait, what’s that smell? Chick-Fil-A breakfast sounds really good right now. Late to class with a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, or on time without one?

9:01 AM- It’s okay. Just a few minutes late and you still have breakfast. The professor isn’t even here yet, so really, you’re early.

9:02-11:50 AM- Made it through the first half of the day and now you don’t have class until 3:00. Is it worth it going all the way home just to come back in a few hours? No, so to the Bonnie.

12:00 PM- Of course, the Bonnie is an absolute madhouse. The Chick-Fil-A line is backed up to ABP, but it is so convenient. Chick-Fil-A twice in one day? Oh, who cares?

12:30 PM- Thirty minutes in line? It’s been worse. Now time to work on homework. Of course everyone and their mother decide to drop by and see you. Suddenly, homework is not as important.

4:00 PM- Finally out of class for the day. Now time to go home and be productive. Clean room, paper to write, socialize with friends. You can do this

4:15 PM- So. Much. To. Do. However, Grey’s Anatomy is calling your name. A nap sounds really good right now too….

7:00 PM- Okay, you did not mean to sleep that long, but that’s okay.

9:00 PM- Time to go to sleep and do it all again tomorrow.

 

All Fun and Games till Someone Gets Hurt

As we all get ready for THE spooktacular time of the year, it is so important that we remain on top of our toes this Halloween. There’s no knowing what’s lurking out there, looking to make the most of the night of nights, in the worst of ways.

You can either hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband because these clowns are out there raping everybody or you can have a good time without being dumb about it. For instance, don’t wear a clown costume. Don’t do it. Don’t do it.

Don’t do it.

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“It is so important that we remain on top of our toes this Halloween. “

We have this one saying in the Middle East, “Come bull, hit me.” Regardless of your intentions, clowning around this Halloween may mean asking for trouble. And yet, despite the warning, I’m going to see Harley Quinn and the Joker on every other block in town; I just know it.  But the real question is–do they even count into this whole coulrophobia thing going on? They’re not really all that creepy as the classical clowns with plastered smiles and red noses that go squeak-squeak.

I have two Evil Jester costumes lying around from 2013 that I was planning on selling this year, but I’ve been more indecisive about this than the usual Chick-fil-a line makes me: will it be chicken nuggets today or waffle fries? Three cheers if you can relate!

Call it paranoia, call it precaution, but one Mississippi town has put a ban on clown costumes till November 1. The county “has declared it illegal to dress like a clown, and is threatening to levy $150 fines against anyone” that is caught doing so. Costume shops around the nation are advising against “clowning around the wrong people.”

As reported by NBC4’s sister station WKRN-TV: Gary Broadrick with Performance Studios in Nashville, Tennessee said, ““I’d feel really bad if I found out that somebody bought a mask of any kind from us just to have some fun and got hurt.”

It doesn’t get any better with the creepy clown craze making its way overseas, but that’s just my opinion. Be safe! Be smart!

I eat what I want

Sometimes, I feel like I have a secret identity, because I’m a vegetarian and most people don’t know. This is due to me not broadcasting it. Sure, I chose not to eat meat, but that doesn’t mean I feel the need to share that. There are many people out there that push a huge stereotype onto me every time they find out this little fact about me and it couldn’t be more irritating. You’d think that I would be the one with a judgmental attitude towards others simply because of my choice, but that couldn’t be more wrong.

Ron Swanson eats what he wants, so should you. Graphic from Very Funny Pics
Ron Swanson eats what he wants, so should you. Graphic from Very Funny Pics

When I’m offered a food that contains meat, I’ll politely refuse. Here is where I quickly state that I’m a vegetarian and no thank you, I can’t eat that without puking my guts out. Right off the bat, people assume that I’m self-righteous and think I’m better than everyone because I haven’t eaten meat in close to a decade. Usually the instant response I get is “I had no idea! So, what can you even eat?”

Well, I eat what I want, folks. I eat just about anything that never had a face. Being a vegetarian is a tricky affair. Here at RU, there aren’t many dining options for us. If you catch Chick-fil-A before 10:30, there’s a breakfast biscuit with egg and cheese. It’s a decent breakfast, especially with the small addition of a box of hash browns.

Also, in the Bonnie, is Hisho. There you can eat some edamame, seaweed salad, avocado sushi, or some tofu stir-fry. Moving to Dalton, the options get slimmer. There’s the Dalton Dining to Go option or some french fries at Wendy’s right across from it. Other than that, there are some soggy sandwiches and expensive fruit for purchase from ABP and-of course-there’s always the Papa John’s pizza option.

Vegetarianism is a huge change to your diet. After a while, eating any meat could make you physically ill if you haven’t had it for long enough. If it’s hard for you to grasp why people chose to diet in a certain way, then treat it like an allergy. I can eat meat if I want to, but the consequences will be grave. Be kind to vegetarians, they’re people too.

[Quiz] Have you kept your sanity?

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“I shook the computer because “color” is spelled wrong.”

 

What did you do when…

  1. …you found out you couldn’t use the new gym at RU until the Spring Semester?
  • a.) I punched a hole in the wall.
  • b.) I shrugged and went back to playing Left4Dead.
  1. …you tried to get breakfast at Chick-Fil-A and then saw G.A.P.’s demonstration?
  • a.) I pulled one of them aside and started yelling at them.
  • b.) I ran to a trashcan and puked.
  1. …you were asked your favorite colour by a quiz?
  • a.) I shook the computer because “color” is spelled wrong.
  • b.) I said, “green.”
  1. …your parents learned about Winter-mester and signed you up?
  • a.) I screamed into a pillow.
  • b.) I changed my availability at work.
  1. …you got your final project’s rubric?
  • a.) I got home and went on Netflix and marathoned Scrubs until the due date.
  • b.) I planned what I would do and gradually worked on it.
  1. …your pen ran out of ink during a quiz?
  • a.) I broke my pen in half with my teeth.
  • b.) I raised my hand and got a new pen from the professor.
  1. …you walked into Pets Mart?
  • a.) I bought two lizards, three hamsters, and twelve puppies.
  • b.) I bought a beta fish and named it Vernon.
  1. …your roommates left you with a sink full of dishes?
  • a.) I let the dishes get moldy.
  • b.) I asked them to clean it up.
  1. …you accidentally ordered a extra large pizza from Highlander’s?
  • a.) I ate it all…
  • b.) I shared it with all my friends (I’m popular).
  1. …you checked your grades over Thanksgiving break?
  • a.) I puked.
  • b.) I showed them to my parents.

 

If the majority of your answers were a, I’m sorry but you’re a mess. This semester has definitely taken away your sanity. Enjoy your break, like you’ve never enjoyed a break before. Take long baths, watch the stars, and for God’s sake, buy an agenda. You’re going to need it if you want to survive Spring semester!

 

If the majority of your answers were b, thank the almighty grading-gods, you’ve made it. Somehow, you kept it together and have even more time to collect your thoughts and plan for 2015, where you’ll no-doubt be just as successful!

Turns out pasta is pretty bigoted too

Remember when Chick-Fil-A took center stage as a homophobic, bigoted mega-corporation, and Facebook decided to boycott for two weeks? I’ll admit, I was a part of this boycott because it felt moral to stand on the right side of history. Forgive me for bailing out of the boycott so quickly; it’s very hard to boycott a food chain when there are so few dining options on campus.

Continue reading Turns out pasta is pretty bigoted too

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Slacktivism

Remember when being an activist meant you would go out in public and advocate an issue that’s important to you? It was something you could take pride in because it takes time and effort to push social change. Now that Facebook is in the picture, people are able to reach many people without needing to get out of their seat. This is both a good and bad thing for the state of activism as we know it. Continue reading Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Slacktivism