College acceptances have been passed out and students have set their mark on which university they would like to thrive and prosper at for the next chapter of their lives.
No matter where you go, it seems that you can’t escape some trends during your stay on campus. Whether you’re coming in as a lucky freshman ready to experience life anew or you’re coming back to campus to carry on with your school career, you’re bound to come across most of these scenarios!
1. Throwing a Friendsgiving with your homies
There’s not a whole lot that could go wrong when it’s you, your friends, and a bunch of food all in one room. Just some pals kicking it back and getting fat on a designated night is a surefire way to make a day great.
2. Making your first gourmet instant ramen and feeling like a badass
You would be lying if you’ve never imagined yourself as a food connoisseur after adding something to your ramen, even if it was just a little salt and pepper to give it some pizzazz.
3. Starving yourself to save money because that college budget
“I’m a college student” can possibly be the best answer to people’s questions of why some college students are losing rather than gaining weight. “You want to go eat at the new restaurant?” is often met by, “Bruh, I’m a college student, got to save money”.
4. “Attending a club meeting” only to get the free pizza and then leave
If you ever wanted to make your club look popular and sociable, just use pizza or any other food as an incentive. It works every time.
5. Slapping the wine bag for the first time and feeling fierce
It’s not even about feeling hardcore from drinking the wine and seeing how long you can last. It’s that feeling you get from a savage bag slap that is, without a doubt, the most hype part of the tradition.
6. Trying to find the nearest Chipotle, Chick-fil-A, or McDonalds near you because you need a reliable source of outside food
Statistics have shown that if you don’t get yourself Chipotle, McDonalds, Chick-fil-A, In-N-Out, Taco Bell, or the like at least once a month while you’re in college, you’re more susceptible to lower grades. Am I being for real? Not really, but who is strong enough to go without eating at any of these places? I, for one, cannot survive off the food I cook forever.
7. Turning into a coffee/tea addict in order to survive those long nights of procrastination and misery
You think you’re worried about consuming alcohol in college? Not even! Sign yourself up for a Starbucks rewards cards ASAP because you’re going to be stopping by that establishment a whole lot more than you’re going to be taking shots.
8. Finding your favorite drunchies spot after getting turnt with your buddies
Trust me, when you let loose at a party after all that hard work, you’re going to be hungry beyond belief. Finding your designated, go-to spot after a long night out is a must.
9. Going grocery shopping, thinking you bought a lot of food that’ll last you a month, and then having it all gone in about a week
What are some things you are scared of? Spiders, heights, or clowns? No, I guarantee you that is going to change during your college experience. I can honestly say that the most scared I’ve ever been in my life was when I looked into my empty fridge and realized that I was screwed.
10. Eating a bowl of salad because “you’re trying to be healthy” and then going H.A.M. on everything that doesn’t contain leaves
When you come to college, you’re ready to start a new chapter with your life and say to yourself, “I’m going to be a healthy person who eats a bowl of salad a day”. Little do you know, the salad bar at your dining common looks a little trivial as opposed to the large display of chocolate mousse cake, handfuls of fried chicken, and plates of sausage pizza.
11. Owning a Brita filter and refilling it a billion times everyday
Brita is love, Brita is life. Thank Brita every night before bed, thank it for the life you have been given. Really, this water filtration system will save your life (or I guess you can just go to the school’s hydration stations too).
12. Swearing to your friends that you’re “completely sober,” that you “don’t feel anything,” and then yakking 5 minutes later.
If your fellow companion who has drank a good amount says to you, “Trust me, I’m fine” more than five times, have a plastic bag, empty bushes, or a toilet near you. That drunkard is about to blow.
13. Becoming best friends with candy, chips, and other small snacks
If you think you’re going to be spending a lot of time with friends outside of your studies, think again. The “friends” you’re going to hang out with the most are going to be your favorite T.V. show on Netflix, a bag of chips, a tub of ice cream and your own conscience.
14. Seeking a smoothie place to splurge your money on (i.e. Jamba Juice, Juice It Up, or Blenders)
If it’s not water, coffee, or tea, it’s going to be a smoothie or some kind of juice. You don’t want soda because you’re trying to be healthy, but you still end up consuming a butt load of sugar with the fruity drink alternative.
15. Making eggs your main staple of sustenance because you don’t know how to cook anything else
Your cholesterol levels are going to be out of this world by the end of your college experience. On the bright side, you’ll be a master of frying eggs by the end of it.
16. Learning to cook something else and then feeling like you’re as good a cook as Gordon Ramsay
When you finally make something more complicated than eggs, you’ll think you’re the most legendary, capable cook in the world. True statement — after I made something that wasn’t eggs, I felt pretty damn cool.
17. Buying Vitamin C gummies in order to maintain your vitamin levels
Put these on the top of your grocery list. A must-have for your college endeavors. Watch out though, make sure you take only what’s on the serving size.
18. Shotgunning a beer for the first time with others and having one of the most bro/sis moments of your life
Justin Bieber looks like he’s struggling a little, but it’s not a competition to see who finishes first (it kind of is, but I digress). This is a loving, bonding moment between a number of individuals, drinking and connecting with one another while beer drizzles down his or her mouth.
19. Being pressured into buying things like macarons, chocolate covered strawberries, and cookies from different organizations trying to fundraise
Here’s a tip: if you’re passing through your school’s club tabling area and they’re trying to hand out goodies and fliers, then take your phone, put it to your ear, and pretend you’re on the phone with someone. Works every time.
20. Finding your favorite eatery to study at, but end up moving because it’s so damn full all the time.
The most disappointing feeling in the world is when you get to your preferred study location and a group of annoying individuals have already claimed the area. That’s when you have to go out and find a new location and some new food.
21. Owning Hydroflasks or other hipster water containers to keep up with the times and be “one of the cool kids”
If you want people to “ooo” and “ahh” at you for any reason, buy one of these. People are going to think you’re larger-than-life for whatever reason. If for any reason these are being given out to the public for free, people start freaking out and tagging their friends in posts, acting like the president is coming to town or something.