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Thanks, that was fun. Don’t forget, no regrets, except maybe one.
Made a deal not to feel, God that was dumb.

Everybody knows the deal fell through,
I was hoping I could just blame you.

This sentimentality doesn’t look good on me,
I thought that you would be begging to be with me
But I’m the one on my knees, blubbering, please let me stay.

Barenaked Ladies, “Thanks That Was Fun”
Sep 30th #relevant lyrics #sigh #CR #personal #no one cares katie

birbrightsactivist:

if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future

because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive

our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.

87880 Sep 30th #hot damn #that's deep

storyofa-teanagedick:

groffs-girl you might enjoy this…

LAYNE THIS IS LITERALLY MY FAVORITE THING EVER OMG

204641 Sep 30th #Im crying #this is perfect #favorite #gold star

#ArtMajorMonday is now a thing.

1 Sep 29th #artmajormonday

nikolaecuza:

danosaurs-and-philions:

im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh

I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.

545736 Sep 28th #same

policymic:

16-year-old dresses as every culture and counterculture of the last 100 years

Flapper. Beatnick. Hippie. Hipster. 

In her project “Counter // Culture,” 16-year-old photographer Annalisa Hartlaub captures all the mainstream and countercultural movements that have defined the last 10 decades. The results are a stirring series of portraits that bring life to a century of women, contextualizing how the friction of mainstream and counterculture defined progression. 

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157827 Sep 28th #i love this #history

zarabithia:

cptsmallass:

Prep him.

Whoa there, Satan.

26915 Sep 28th #noooo #cap 2 #marvel #avengers

tugbaheaven:

the breakfast club

1688 Sep 28th #iconic

wejumpedoutawindow:

j0ye:

healthy-happy-andfit:

ourdrunkitchen:

juliebooli:

dotanon:

kripke-is-my-king:

vexie-chan:

midnitedancer:

sdelabelle:

cute-sexual:

thelittlecoyoteinitiative:

This needs to be rebloggable …

number 9 tho

number fucking 9. there was a dude that would play his guitar outside of my window at 1 am all the time

Some bits that I’ve picked up:

There’s a general rule of college that if you were sitting in that seat for over two weeks, that is your seat. Not many if any professors have seating arrangements but switching seats will fuck everyone up.

Get there early and stay late. As soon as you get home you will not want to do shit. Stay on campus and do some homework while you’re in the environment.

SIT UP FRONT. The best way to start understanding something is to listen to someone talk about it and you can’t do that from the back of the class trying to listen over everyone whispering to each other. LISTENING WILL MAKE HOMEWORK SO MUCH EASIER. 

Be childish, but be respectful. Have a massive snowball fight across campus, but don’t aim for anyone not taking part. 

SHUT THE FUCK UP IN THE LIBRARY. Some people work there, some people sleep there. It is a quiet space. 

Don’t be afraid to talk to professors. They are not there to flunk you. They would rather you pass than not.

IF YOU NEED TUTORING GET TUTORING DON’T WAIT UNTIL YOU’VE DUG YOURSELF INTO YOUR GRAVE.

Get involved. It will help you make friends, give you new skills to learn, and even help you get a leg up in the work place if you know the right people.

I will add to this as a GTA:

   Take time for yourself—buy a planner, figure out when your best study hours are, figure out WHERE you study best, and figure out how much time you need to complete an assignment—AND THEN make sure to pencil in an hour for video games, some time to watch a TV show, or time to just lay on your floor and blow bubbles. Whatever you like. Don’t forget about YOU.

  SLEEP. EAT. DRINK WATER. Don’t die. Caffeine =/= sleep. I cannot emphasize that this much. 

    AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:

  COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS! If you’re sick, shoot an e-mail and say “Hey, I’m sick today. Can I set up a time to talk to you about what I missed?” If you’ve got a good opportunity (scholarships, to go to another country, to check out a cool lecture, etc.) let your prof know ahead of time. If you just need time to work on projects, all it takes is an e-mail. We understand. I gave a student a free skip day because he e-mailed me and said “Hey, look, I have two massive tests and a project due and I need the time to study.” And THAT IS OKAY.

   However, sometimes you just need a personal day, and you know what, when you wake up and getting out of bed seems like the worst idea ever….just turn off your alarm and get that sleep.

Some additionally tid-bits that might help you 

  • Before signing up for classes, look on “ratemyprofessor.com" and see if the teachers at your campus are included. There may be two or more teachers for the same course, and you want to try and pick the good/easy one. Who your professor is can have a great affect on what grade you make, even for the "same" class. 
  • Look for a facebook group for your "graduating class" set up, which is a good way to make friends and find people with similar interests (particularly for introverts). 
  • Look for a facebook group for each of your courses. If there isn’t one, MAKE ONE and send it out via the course email or word of mouth. These groups are helpful for if you missed class and need the notes, and especially for review time before exams. 
  • If no one else does it, make a google doc of the exam reviews and post it on the class facebook page. That way everyone contributes to the review. 200 brains are most definitely better than 1. 
  • During lectures, unless Internet is required, TURN IT OFF. If it’s on, you WILL end up on tumblr or some other site, and you will miss important shit. 
  • For the love of God, pay attention to your syllabus. Sometimes assignments are listed there, and that’s the only place it’ll be mentioned. Also, if it says to do a reading by a specific date, DO THE READING BY THAT DATE. Otherwise you will get behind, and you will have 200+ pages of textbooks to read in one night before the test, and you will cry.
  • Yes you actually need to do the readings. Yes it is a lot. Yes it will suck. Do it anyways. 
  • If you are used to getting all A’s, do not cry when you get a B. Take it from someone who killed herself for two years to maintain a 4.0, it feels like the end of the world when your GPA drops, but it’s not. You’ll be okay. Just breathe and do your best. Your best is good enough.

Addons—

Try to make sure you leave an open hour around midday so that you have time to get food in you. A lot of people forget to do this. If you have to have back to back classes, check your syllabus or with your teacher—some midday classes allow you to bring in a drink and a snack. Some will even allow you a full meal.

If you can get an online/pdf copy of the book without busting the bank, DO IT. Sometimes there are even annotated versions online. This can make notetaking a shitton easier, because you can highlight printed-out versions of the book and they won’t dock you on the money back. Sometimes professors move through their lecture too fast for you to write stuff down. Shrugging off that old ‘don’t ruin your books’ rule you had in high school may be your only hope.

UNLESS YOU NEED THEM OR REALLY WANT TO KEEP THEM TRY TO SELL BACK YOUR BOOKS—maybe even offer them online to incoming students. You won’t get nearly the worth of them but someone after you will thank you a million times over for providing a used copy. If you take good notes, you can sometimes buy/sell those as well. A lot of professors teach literally the same class every time.

IF YOUR PROFESSOR PUTS NOTES ONLINE GET THEM. GET THEM NOW. TRUST ME. YOU WANT THOSE NOTES. Bring them in with you if it’s possible to get them before class.

Keep change on hand. Always.

The Best Way To Make Friends:

Bring a printer with you to college and offer to print people’s stuff for half of what the school does or for free if you can afford it.

Carry around small candies with you and offer them to people while waiting outside of class. If you are the ‘candy person’ this gives you an in for starting conversations.

Buy a jumbo pack of chalk and find an open sidewalk on a free day. Write the words ‘Come draw with me?’ and begin doodling.

Have a pack of cards.

Last But Not Least: if you go onto campus and you can’t find what you’re looking for, and you are afraid to go up to someone and ask, find an open, well-populated area, hold your schedule/map in hand, and walk in circles for a few minutes, looking up and around in obvious confusion. Other students know this body language well. Someone will stop and point you in the right direction. (if you are worried that the person’s directions are a joke or faulty, wait for them to leave and take up the stance again; if the directions match-up the second time, they’re legit; do not allow a person to ‘show you the way’ unless EVERY STEP is along an obvious walkway, just in case)

For those of you who fear assault, most campuses aren’t much for small blades or mace. Carry a pocket air horn or a hand bag of those little pop-rock fireworks unless you can get a concealed weapons permit.

Adding my own tidbit:

Make friends with transfer kids. Chances are, they won’t be able to live in the dorms and it’ll be ten times harder for them to meet people since they have to drive to and from campus. It’s also fun hearing about their experiences before the college you both go to. 

Make friends with an older student. I’m talking about students who have families and full-time jobs. You can learn a lot from them, and they honestly have the best stories. They’re often the smartest and the most dedicated, so they make great study buddies. 

I don’t think RateMyProfessor.com can be emphasized enough. Yeah it’s great to see if you have a crappy professor or not, but it can also help you save hundreds of dollars from other students just letting you know if you actually use your textbooks or not and if a professor’s teaching style is one that will be beneficial to you.

I’m so happy that I read this!!

Go to fucking class. Do not skip just because you don’t feel like going, even if the class isn’t based on attendance.

I know it’s already been mentioned but communicate with your professors. I started having panic and anxiety attacks in class and talked to my professor, who allowed me to take an incomplete on the class and finish it before the next term so I could focus on getting better. Professors do give a shit, I promise.

Don’t depend on caffeine to keep you awake, and don’t depend on pizza to keep you full. You will get sick. Eat healthy food.

Attend the free events. Even if it’s just for the free food, you’ll get some entertainment.

Expect to go through a weird young adult life crisis where you’re truly figuring out who you are. Embrace it, do some art, write, you’ll get through it.

Carry around some cash, but never more than $30 on your person.

Invest in good shoes. It really sucks walking to class in shoes that make you hurt.

Make a friend in each class! They can give you notes if you miss a day, and it’s nice having someone to talk to while you’re waiting for the lecture to start.

GET SOME MOTHERFUCKIN CONDOMS

Go to myedu.com. They will tell you what classes are hard and their average grade people get. Trust me: It saved me from hard classes.

370631 Sep 28th #as a college student I can confirm all of these #life advice #for future reference

iwasrepeals:

manylifehacks:

Mobile Blogging Life Hack! 

  1. Slowly slide your finger across a gif, from left to right, just do it.

i swear this blog is magic, that is so cool! 

8123 Sep 28th #WHOA THATS SWEET #life hack

qalbee:

languageek:

The English Language Infographic found here

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112585 Sep 28th #whoa #awesome #English major

I love gameday, and I love selfies, and I love gameday selfies! #PMB

2 Sep 28th #pmb

Awesome 50-7 victory today by UNI over TTU, and I got to spend it all with my favorite people (BTS! Whoop whoop!) and the best band in the land! #EverLoyal #GAMEDAY #PMB

1 Sep 28th #pmb #everloyal #gameday

I am sick and fucking tired of being told that I’m too good for someone. I don’t care if you think you’re a douche. I want to hold your hand and kiss your stupid fucking face. I’m not as good or as sweet as you think I am. Maybe I want someone who isn’t good for me.

1 Sep 27th #CR #personal

GAMEDAY! Let’s go Cats!! #UNIfight #EverLoyal #BeatTTU (at UNI-Dome)

1 Sep 27th #unifight #beatttu #everloyal