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It finally happened.
KellyMarie at 4:27PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Ladies. And. Gentlemen.

After six years of waiting, I am officially a college girl.

For those in high school, please please PLEASE go to college the first chance you get. Especially if your parents are paying for it. If they foot the bill, hug them and kiss them and tell them what wonderful creatures they are. You really don't know how good you have it!
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marine at 5:35PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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College is a joke guys, you don't need it. I live a very comfortable life style and I never finished college.

Its a nicer atmosphere to hang out at than High School, but there are better places to spend your time, like internet forums for comic books.
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deletedbyrequest03 at 5:37PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Man… I seriously can't wait for college… High school sucks tremendous ass.

I'm going to an art/music college as soon as I'm out of high school. And go very very far away. Forever.

If you live in southern new jersey, you'll know what I'm talkin about.

This year, school's full of BS!!!
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usedbooks at 5:41PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Congrats! College was fun. Graduate school was better. High school sucked. Job hunting also sucks – but I'm hoping the degrees can keep me out of food service.
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KellyMarie at 5:58PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Yeah, I hear graduate school is awesome. My best friend got her master's this month and I feel so left behind. I've got some catching up to do!
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suzi at 6:13PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Hey, I just had my first day of college classes today! Haha! From what I've seen so far, it's not -that- much better than high school. But I had a very, very, very wonderful time in high school, so…I don't know. The social scene here REALLY isn't my thing, but from what I saw today the classes are great!

But the whole being on your own thing is suiting me pretty nicely. Let's see how long I can last :p
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TnTComic at 6:15PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Go Greek or go home.

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lefarce at 6:16PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Been here for a week and I've…

Learned nothing new, spent thousands of dollars, lost countless hours of sleep due to blaring rap music or my roommate having people over, and am currently spending waaay too much time on a forum because God DAMNIT there is nothing to do here.

I'm not sure weather I should love it or hate it. The only up side (and it's a major one) is that the classwork is so easy I'm pretty much getting a diploma for hardly anything.

 
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LowResAtari at 6:50PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Least none of you have a metrosexual roommate.

;_;
99% of people would've finished this sente
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lefarce at 7:02PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Least none of you have a metrosexual roommate.

;_;

K-kinky…?

 
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KellyMarie at 8:10PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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lefarce - You didn't take a placement test? I took one so I didn't have to take remedial classes.
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lefarce at 8:25PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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lefarce - You didn't take a placement test? I took one so I didn't have to take remedial classes.

Yeah, I did. I scored decently. Tested out of reading, I have to take only one English class, and I need to take three math classes (I'm damn terrible at math). But even then these classes are easy. Maybe I just didn't have a good day when I took the test. I was running on four hours of sleep with no pick-me-up…

But I dunno, I find living on campus is more difficult than getting the education it's self. Then again, I'm not good in social environments, so it comes as no surprise.

 
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kawaiidaigakusei at 8:42PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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I find living on campus is more difficult than getting the education it's self.

I lived in the dorms my first year and had two random roommates in a triple that I we paid $3,000 collectively for. One would crawl home drunk at 4:00 AM every morning after partying with her frat boyfriend and the other would never leave the room because she was too busy setting curves in her engineering classes.

In a nutshell, I spent my Spring Quarter sleeping in various lounges and friend's floors to keep sane but I met some of the best friends I've never known doing that.

Seriously, part of the education you're going to learn in college is dealing with people. If they just wanted you to learn from a textbook, you'd be doing everything online.
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lefarce at 8:58PM, Aug. 27, 2007
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Oh of course. It helps that I'm good friend's with my roommate, we've known each other for a while. And it's not so much that I can't be around people or that I argue or anything, I just don't have much to relate with them, and therefor it's been a pretty boring experience. I've tired to get out but there is just nothing around here to do, and social events are pretty between (although as opposed to missing out by doing laundry I'm going to try my hardest to go to one the next time).

I'm sure I'll meet more people that are into the same things I am. After all I've only been here for a week.

I've just noticed that most the people here are either drunk/drugged up or ghetto. My college ain't a hard one to get into. I try to avoid drugs since I cave into peer pressure fairly easily, and I'm a light weight drinker, so I usually leave once people start knocking back. Ghetto people just make me mad. I've got one guy who blares 50 Cent or some crap as loud as he can every day after classes. I'm thanking God I have my headphones.

 
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KellyMarie at 2:46PM, Aug. 28, 2007
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Nothing is easier to get into than a community college. Anyway, you'll sort it out and be a little happier about things later. Trust me! You do not want to be struggling in the real world while going to college at the same time. Count your blessings! I'm supporting myself and I'm still counting mine.
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marine at 4:39PM, Aug. 28, 2007
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Hey, I just had my first day of college classes today! Haha! From what I've seen so far, it's not -that- much better than high school. But I had a very, very, very wonderful time in high school, so…I don't know. The social scene here REALLY isn't my thing, but from what I saw today the classes are great!

But the whole being on your own thing is suiting me pretty nicely. Let's see how long I can last :p

That was an interesting thing that happens with college. People who were popular and well liked in high school (generally girls this happens to) in college, they feel out of place an awkward since they don't have their group think clique around them, and even then if they had their little group, their still just a small portion of a bigger group who doesn't give a shit about them. The dorky guys who can make refrences to Street Sharks or any obscure cartoon are suddenly seen as being “hipsters” rather than “nerdy dorks”. Its an interesting shift to see happen. Generally takes a good month for the full effect to set in.

I for one love it when skinny blond girls feel alone and alienated by society. Although seeing a dork get some popularity isn't as good, because usually they start to become just as cunty as the skinny blond girls.
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ccs1989 at 5:29PM, Aug. 28, 2007
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I'm glad I'm not in college yet. High school isn't the best thing ever, but it at least still has ties to a life of less responsibility. I dunno, the whole “Oh God I'm four years away from paying bills” thing scares me.
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Dan at 6:43PM, Aug. 28, 2007
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My brother recently started college and… apparently it seems that he's having a wonderful time over there. It must be pretty fun, I guess.

I'm a Sophomore in High School and like css said, it's not the best thing but hey, it beats the living crap out of Middle School.

The only thing I'd be concerned about is the place to live in… because where my brother's dorm room is; it's smaller than his room at the house. That and the bills.
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warren at 9:00PM, Aug. 28, 2007
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Phantom Penguin at 5:06AM, Aug. 29, 2007
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I dropped out of college a few years back. But I will start again once I get out of the army.
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marine at 5:50AM, Aug. 29, 2007
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Bills are part of life. Enjoy the glomming off the parentals for as long as you possibly can. ;)

You could always mooch off of girlfriends or acquaintances well into your thirties, with relative ease and comfort!
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KellyMarie at 2:43PM, Aug. 29, 2007
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Bills aren't hard. Actually supporting yourself, period, isn't hard. You just have to keep two things in mind:

1. Must have job. MUST HAVE JOB. Job good.
2. Never have more than four bills, utilities included. Electricity and gas usually can count as one bill, if they aren't combined already. Then there's your phone/internet, that can count as one, technically, also. That leaves two more bills for you to take on, if you want. Try not to let these things equal more than what you make in one week.

Basically if you can be responsible and budget your money, you'll be fine.

And college so far is very fun! My favorite class is Humanities. I get to go to a museum for an assignment! <3333
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Priest_Revan at 6:14PM, Aug. 29, 2007
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I'm a college freshman as of 3 months ago. I really hope I pass.
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suzi at 8:24PM, Aug. 29, 2007
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Hey, I just had my first day of college classes today! Haha! From what I've seen so far, it's not -that- much better than high school. But I had a very, very, very wonderful time in high school, so…I don't know. The social scene here REALLY isn't my thing, but from what I saw today the classes are great!

But the whole being on your own thing is suiting me pretty nicely. Let's see how long I can last :p

That was an interesting thing that happens with college. People who were popular and well liked in high school (generally girls this happens to) in college, they feel out of place an awkward since they don't have their group think clique around them, and even then if they had their little group, their still just a small portion of a bigger group who doesn't give a shit about them. The dorky guys who can make refrences to Street Sharks or any obscure cartoon are suddenly seen as being “hipsters” rather than “nerdy dorks”. Its an interesting shift to see happen. Generally takes a good month for the full effect to set in.

I for one love it when skinny blond girls feel alone and alienated by society. Although seeing a dork get some popularity isn't as good, because usually they start to become just as cunty as the skinny blond girls.

I generally agree with you. I was by NO means popular in high school, I just had a set of, what…I don't know, maybe five to seven people who I was really close to and really bonded with. And through the power of the internet, I'm staying close to them. I also went to very, very academically intense high school that left me feeling like I had really accomplished something. And it wasn't just a feeling–I got enough AP credits to almost have sophomore standing this semester.

I just feel like where I am now is socially built more along the lines you're talking about, with big scowling groups of preppy or skanky girls and big dumb jocks, and isolated chunks of nerds-gone-hip. I don't feel alienated or anything, though; in fact, I rather like the excessive anonymity and solitude. As long as I manage to find a few people to make friends with, I couldn't be happier.
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ozoneocean at 9:06PM, Aug. 29, 2007
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big dumb jocks
You know that's interesting… The “big dumb jock” is a mainstay of US pop-culture and a cliche that's actually pretty unique to the US because of the college athletics programs, “big dumb jocks” don't really exist much outside of that, whereas “preppy” kids, hipsters, etc are universal.

-I think that you might get them in specific situations elsewhere (rugby clubs?) and there may be individuals that resemble the archetype, but there aren't really the environments to support it. Most tertiary institutions elsewhere are focused on “higher learning” specifically, while sports are left to specialised academies. Even Rugby players have more emphasis on studies than sport.

Heh, I only mention it because it's funny that they actually exist in reality over there (as you've just said), and not just coming of age college sex comedies lol!
 
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suzi at 12:04PM, Aug. 30, 2007
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Heh, I only mention it because it's funny that they actually exist in reality over there (as you've just said), and not just coming of age college sex comedies lol!

Yeah! They do exist! In fact, there's a geology class here or something that's referred to as “Rocks for Jocks” because it's a ridiculously easy science class they can take to satisfy degree requirements :/
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crazyninny at 6:57PM, Aug. 30, 2007
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Congrats! Hope you have fun with the rest of your collegee days! ^_^
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Heh, I only mention it because it's funny that they actually exist in reality over there (as you've just said), and not just coming of age college sex comedies lol!

Yeah! They do exist! In fact, there's a geology class here or something that's referred to as “Rocks for Jocks” because it's a ridiculously easy science class they can take to satisfy degree requirements :/

What an appropriate class for jocks.

Professor: What's this?
Jock: Uh… dirt?
Professor: VERY GOOD! Good luck against our in-state rivals on Saturday!
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Zad at 8:20PM, Sept. 4, 2007
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ccs, I am just as freaked as you, maybe more.
I am a highschool freshman, and since middle school, I have been well informed that i will be recieving no help from parents. Maybe a quarter for a soda to celebrate o_O

Yeah, I am soooooooooooooo freaked. I thought my whole life I wanted to go to art school, or something to help with designing games, but I just realised I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Im gunna angst myself to sleep tonight.





Add:
Annnnnnnnnnnnd my dad told me he talked to a therapist and said I am a borderline anti-social, so it's not like THAT is making me happier, which makes me feel worse, so I think about it when i am with freinds, and i want to cry, and aghhh.

Yes, much angsting tonight.
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Nicotine at 9:16PM, Sept. 4, 2007
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Congrats. :D

I'm a senior in high school, applying to about 6 colleges right now. I can't wait to move out, go to another city, and go to college D:. High school sucks, in my opinion.
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