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Title: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 06:54:40 PM
I'm starting college in less than two days (ohno), and since we all talk about college a lot either on other threads or via Skype, I figured why not make a thread devoted to talking about how poor, stressed, and socially reluctant we all are? c:

So yes. What are your majors and minors, do you like your professors, is your school awesome or awful, do you like your roommates and classmates, etc. etc.

Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on August 17, 2015, 06:56:36 PM
i'm starting college in a few weeks!! it's really stressing me out haha
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Darkforestwarrior on August 17, 2015, 06:57:29 PM
I've been in college way too long but I lived with my parents (community college ftw)

Except now I'm leaving and going somewhere else so college is on hold AGAIN (this keeps happening for so many various reasons orz) I will finish it Someday..............
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 06:59:59 PM
i'm starting college in a few weeks!! it's really stressing me out haha
I feel the same way haha. Although I've started getting emails from professors and assignments, so when I work through those it helps me to calm down a bit.
Also reminding myself that I only have to stress about these classes for half of a public school year makes me feel a lot better too c:


I've been in college way too long but I lived with my parents (community college ftw)
I would LOVE to go to community college because I feel like the stress would lessen if I did, but my parents won't let me; they think it'd just be me giving in to my social anxiety x:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 17, 2015, 07:07:31 PM
throws self on ground and Scream

i'm starting college in 9 days to major in english
my school itself is cool but it's huge and terrifying and i don't know anybody and it makes me want to vomit *thumbs up emoji*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 07:09:24 PM
@tinyfeather my school is also huge (not student wise but space wise) so I'm also very nervous. I'm fairly certain I'm going to get lost and they have a really strict absent/late policy so tomorrow I'm going to the campus to scout out stuff.

Also is my college the only one that starts on the 19th?
Everyone else in my area starts on the 24th and I'm like D:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 17, 2015, 07:11:31 PM
I start my junior year of college September 2nd. I'm majoring in Creative Writing!! :) I'm kinda nervous about the semester because of bio and I'm taking a lot of advanced classes (obvs but still intimidating). But I have a good support system so I know I'll be okay!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 07:15:49 PM
@Addeh that's awesome! I'm majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Biology, so I'll have to take a bunch of biology courses... I'm nervous about them too, but I really like science (especially biology/ecology/zoology), so I think the challenge will be good for me, and I'm sure it will be for you too!

Also there are a ton of people here who love science (there's a whole thread on it), so I'm sure that any of them would be more than willing to help you out if you need it (including me once I get a little more knowledgeable).
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 17, 2015, 07:18:30 PM
@tinyfeather my school is also huge (not student wise but space wise) so I'm also very nervous. I'm fairly certain I'm going to get lost and they have a really strict absent/late policy so tomorrow I'm going to the campus to scout out stuff.
yeah, my school's campus is 434 acres. awesome.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 07:21:07 PM
@tinyfeather my school is also huge (not student wise but space wise) so I'm also very nervous. I'm fairly certain I'm going to get lost and they have a really strict absent/late policy so tomorrow I'm going to the campus to scout out stuff.
yeah, my school's campus is 434 acres. awesome.
Oh wow, do you have a bike or car or anything to help you get around?
My school is 800 acres, but that's only because half of it is also a wildlife preserve... It's very eco-friendly, so there's a few acres dedicated to solar power panels that power the school, and then 400 acres of wildlife preservation area.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 17, 2015, 07:22:37 PM
i start my senior year of college next week. i'm a math major. the math classes i'm taking are real analysis and topology and that will finish all of the credits for my major o: i'm also taking this class called "literature in performance" that will finish up my general education requirements so i hope i don't die. but i'll still be left with a whole spring semester of electives to get up to 120 credits to graduate though lmao

BEST news is that i am taking a linguistics class about writing systems :D :D i didn't think this would even ever be offered again but yay! also my conlanging buddy i met in my phonology class last semester will be taking it too. it took until the spring semester of my junior year to make a friend from one of my classes............ (other than my roommate i guess)

other people: you meet the best friends of your life in college!
me: that sounds fake...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 17, 2015, 07:26:34 PM
@tinyfeather my school is also huge (not student wise but space wise) so I'm also very nervous. I'm fairly certain I'm going to get lost and they have a really strict absent/late policy so tomorrow I'm going to the campus to scout out stuff.
yeah, my school's campus is 434 acres. awesome.
Oh wow, do you have a bike or car or anything to help you get around?
My school is 800 acres, but that's only because half of it is also a wildlife preserve... It's very eco-friendly, so there's a few acres dedicated to solar power panels that power the school, and then 400 acres of wildlife preservation area.
i actually have a crippling fear of bicycles and car permits are incredibly expensive ($1000) so no lol. but there's a shuttle to help get around.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 17, 2015, 07:27:46 PM
Same as Addeh, I start my junior year on the 2nd! I'm moving in on the 29th though.. .aaaa ;; I'm majoring in Computer Science and I've finished a minor in Linguistics!

I go to NYU, which is a huuuuge school, but it's to the point where I'm just another face in the crowd and as long as I can blend in, nobody talks to me and it's actually really nice? Idk, anonymity is really comforting to me, and as long as things aren't too crowded and I'm not expected to socialize, I'm usually alright. (tfw three years in you have literally no friends in your college *thumbs up* rad) ((actually though its really nice))

I'm really nervous about taking Physics and Discrete Mathematics this semester, and my major compsci course is gonna be really difficult but once I'm done with it, I'll be able to start taking the 400-level electives, which I'm really excited about!

(i actually hate college and i really hate nyc but like.. two more years.... all i gotta do is survive two more years of this)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 17, 2015, 07:29:03 PM
@tinyfeather my school is also huge (not student wise but space wise) so I'm also very nervous. I'm fairly certain I'm going to get lost and they have a really strict absent/late policy so tomorrow I'm going to the campus to scout out stuff.
yeah, my school's campus is 434 acres. awesome.
Oh wow, do you have a bike or car or anything to help you get around?
My school is 800 acres, but that's only because half of it is also a wildlife preserve... It's very eco-friendly, so there's a few acres dedicated to solar power panels that power the school, and then 400 acres of wildlife preservation area.
i actually have a crippling fear of bicycles and car permits are incredibly expensive ($1000) so no lol. but there's a shuttle to help get around.
holy grapefruit. car permits as in the sticker that allows you to park on campus??? is that for all four years or one?? here the sticker/badge that lets you park on campus is $25 a year
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 07:31:13 PM
@moss how do you survive as a math major?! I love math but I get frustrated with it so easily /:
Also congrats on making it to your senior year and getting to take a linguistics class!
I already know a few people going to my college since I live ten minutes away from it, but other than that I feel like I won't make any friends? Not because I'm a bad person or anything, but because I kinda don't want to make friends... lol
Although my mom's friend's son is going to my college (he lived in Massachusetts his whole life and this is his first time in Florida, so he knows absolutely NO ONE), so I promised her I would show him around and be friends with him so that he wouldn't be alone. If he's nice, I wanted me, him, and my boyfriend to rent an apartment next year off-campus.

Also @tinyfeather $1000?! That's ridiculous! There was no charge for a parking permit at my college D:
It's good that there's at least a shuttle... Still, though, it shouldn't be that expensive to get a permit, that's not fair at all /:

@fireheart you can totally survive two more years, I believe in you <3
A computer science major sounds really interesting, good luck on finishing!
Also I like anonymity as well, except for with teachers; I like when teachers know me well, because it tends to benefit me in the long run.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 17, 2015, 07:34:31 PM
I'm starting my 5th year of college next week....I'm a management major and have been almost every major under the sun.... so I'm seasoned and have tons of stories. Some of which I will save until people have started school lol. College really isn't that bad. They tell you the professors wont "hold you hand", so to speak, through the class, but they do your first couple years from my experience, and thats with a couple different schools. Dorm life was really interesting for me, I had many interesting roommates. One of which was dealing and sold to an undercover cop and then got our apartment dorm searched and was arrested in front of me. After two years at one school, I moved home and when to a different school and then moved out last year to an apartment with a roommate who I've known for a long time. It took me a little bit of time to figure out where I belonged, but I found it eventually. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 17, 2015, 07:39:36 PM
@tinyfeather my school is also huge (not student wise but space wise) so I'm also very nervous. I'm fairly certain I'm going to get lost and they have a really strict absent/late policy so tomorrow I'm going to the campus to scout out stuff.
yeah, my school's campus is 434 acres. awesome.
Oh wow, do you have a bike or car or anything to help you get around?
My school is 800 acres, but that's only because half of it is also a wildlife preserve... It's very eco-friendly, so there's a few acres dedicated to solar power panels that power the school, and then 400 acres of wildlife preservation area.
i actually have a crippling fear of bicycles and car permits are incredibly expensive ($1000) so no lol. but there's a shuttle to help get around.
holy grapefruit. car permits as in the sticker that allows you to park on campus??? is that for all four years or one?? here the sticker/badge that lets you park on campus is $25 a year
that's for one year. i think the $1000 one is for all the garages and being able to park anywhere. it's still ridiculous
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 17, 2015, 07:40:53 PM
...I will never complain about my $200 parking permit again 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 17, 2015, 07:43:15 PM
@Scartail i survive because math classes are my favorite kind of class lol. none of my math classes have been particularly difficult and i rly like just doing straight forward things like math and not writing essays.

i don't really end up making friends because i don't talk to people in my classes and i don't have any pressing need to do that. i'm fine just doing everything by myself. and i don't particularly want to make "friends" with my fake small talk/social niceties personality lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 17, 2015, 07:44:01 PM
So hi I'm less educated than most of you, then
I'm a second semester freshman and my favorite grocery store which was the only grocery store within walking distance shut down

where am I supposed to get those oriental ramen packs now............

Also: I still need to get my portfolio review done, but I am trying to become a Communication Design major
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 17, 2015, 07:47:31 PM
thanks @Scartail ;w; i'm doin my best! i know a lot of people who are close with their teachers, i'm just an anxious dweeb that's too scared to try lmao. i do want to get to know my compsci professors this year though! a lot of the classes tend to be pretty small (ten to thirty usually), apart from the gen ed or intro-level courses. i should really start going to office hours but i don't know what i'd even ask about tbh

also yea $1000 is absolutely absurd, nobody should have to pay that much for a year of parking.

and yea @moss same, i just don't really see the need to make friends at school or in my classes. it's nice to have people to work with for projects, though. i was on good terms with one girl in two of my compsci courses last year, and working with her on projects made life easier, what with the work being split up and all.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 08:06:47 PM
@fireheart I'm super anxious when I first meet my teachers too, but eventually once I warm up to someone I can be pretty friendly, so after some sort of icebreaker I'm pretty open c:

@lavender what exactly do you do as a Communications Design major? Is that like commercials and advertisements...? //stupidquestion

@moss my favorite part about math all throughout public school was the lack of essays, I feel ya.

And @cheetah oh my god???? That's awful about the whole roommate thing :c
At least you didn't get in trouble too, though? At my school's orientation they said that if your roommate sold drugs, you could be charged as well...

Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 17, 2015, 08:09:20 PM
I don't even know how much parking permits are here lmaooo

Anyways, I'm a biology major at UW heading into second year! I'm rly excited to take microbio, but my org chem is gonna be the death of me... I'm super excited for my electives though, being Japanese and fantasy lit. I'm also going to be an orientation leader this semester, so that'll also be rly cool!

I've actually met a few people in my classes, although the majority are people also in the biology program bc we shared all the same classes... I also met a few people in my Japanese classes, and I made pretty good friends with the people who went on my exchange with me. I was rly worried about not making friends but it turned out ok lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Allaire on August 17, 2015, 08:19:39 PM
@Heat [sinlord] is UW Wisconsin or Washington? If it's WI, I go to school in that state, too! Not in Madison, though.

I'm going into my second year as a Musical Theatre and Arts Administration double major. It's my third year of university, though, as I transferred and MT is a very sequenced course of study. I think I'm most excited about taking Women in Theatre this year. I'm also excited to do Acting III Scene Study and sink my teeth into some more meaty roles.

I'm super excited to be moving into the nicest on-campus apartment this semester. Last year, even though I was a transfer student (I lived at home my first year of university), I elected to have the "Freshman experience" and lived in a freshman dorm with an Acting major. We got along fine, but we were two people living in what was supposed to be a single room, and it was TIGHT quarters. I'm looking forward to being able to close my own door and have my own space in this new place I'm living in.

It's always weird energy being in my program. We have a very female-heavy department despite our trying to recruit as many boys as possible. In fact, my entire class is female (we call ourselves the sorority class, or the "sophomorority" now that we're all sophomores). You would think that as a lesbian, I would appreciate that, but to be honest, it's so much estrogen that I'm kind of filled with dread at the thought of going back. Also, it's always strange being the only out gay woman in a department full of gay men and straight women.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 08:26:41 PM
@Heat [sinlord] I'm a biology minor and during my orientation I discovered that most of the biology kids have a lot of the same classes, too... I guess maybe because it's not a super popular major/minor? For almost all four years of undergraduate school I'm going to have practically the same people in my science classes, so that's kinda nice.

@Allaire I went to a performing arts school for acting/theater so I know what you mean by female-heavy /:
There were only about fifteen guys in a department of 100 theater majors, so it was difficult to cast some of the productions. Hopefully you'll be getting more guys soon, though!
Also good luck with Acting III, that should be super fun c:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 17, 2015, 08:46:58 PM
@Allaire lmao no I go to uwaterloo, near Toronto. It's one of the best schools in canada for engineering, a faculty I'm conveniently not in

@Scartail i always thought bio was a popular major bc it's so open... At least, that's what it's like here. It's kind of a major for people who like science but aren't sure what they like about it
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 08:49:29 PM
@Heat [sinlord] oh really? Here it's not that popular; most students don't wanna put in the time and effort that a science major requires. Most college students here end up taking English or Literature because they assume it's going to be easy... And by 'here' I mean in southern Florida; I'm not sure what it's like in the rest of America...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 17, 2015, 08:52:25 PM
@Scartail no one knows

i'm jk it has to do with like... packaging and branding I guess?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Allaire on August 17, 2015, 08:53:44 PM
@Heat [sinlord] I'm from Toronto, so I know exactly where that is! One of my best friends goes to Waterloo. What's your major? She's an Information Technology Management major, I think (she just switched majors this past year, she used to be an Actuarial Sciences major).
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 17, 2015, 09:03:02 PM
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And @cheetah oh my god???? That's awful about the whole roommate thing :c
At least you didn't get in trouble too, though? At my school's orientation they said that if your roommate sold drugs, you could be charged as well...
I..uhh I lied lol I told them I had no idea. They didn't pursue anything with me fortunately.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 09:04:29 PM
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And @cheetah oh my god???? That's awful about the whole roommate thing :c
At least you didn't get in trouble too, though? At my school's orientation they said that if your roommate sold drugs, you could be charged as well...
I..uhh I lied lol I told them I had no idea. They didn't pursue anything with me fortunately.
Well that's a situation where it's good to lie haha, it wouldn't be fair if you got charged just for knowing about it
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on August 17, 2015, 09:05:14 PM
Oh man, college.

I've mentioned this in another thread and a couple times before but I'm currently studying in London in an experimental program by my university (UC Berkeley) where they take almost sixty freshmen abroad their first semester (okay, we had to take classes during the summer session so it's technically not our first semester but y'know). We just got here Sunday and classes start next week so that'll be interesting.
We're also going to go see As You Like It at the Globe Theatre Wednesday and I am so pumped.
As I mentioned, we had to take summer classes so I've already had some college experience. Though it is a little different for me since I live over the hill from Berkeley and thus went home a lot of the weekends (plus some nights when I was feeling particularly crappy and wanted to snuggle my dog for a bit).
I have also discovered that I may be the only college student ever who really needs to spend more money. Mostly because I have this really bad tendency to just not eat a damn thing. Like, days between actual meals [Disclaimer: don't do that, kids, it's not good!]. But that had a lot to do with not having an actual kitchen in the dorms and we do have kitchens in our flats here so I get to cook! I love cooking.

I'm intending to study biology -- currently thinking Molecular and Cell Biology as a major. But I pretty much just want to take ALL THE SCIENCE. The nice part about this London program is that when I get back the only general education requirement I will still need that my major wouldn't cover anyway is a philosophy class. That's it. It's great.

I probably have more to say but it's 3:00 in the morning here and I still need to shower and stuff so I'm going to start heading for bed.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 09:10:42 PM
@Golden that's really exciting! I would probably be too nervous to go overseas for college, I'm not good with people so I would be completely alone haha :3
Have fun seeing As You Like It! That's one of my all-time favorite Shakespeare plays (kinda bias since I played Rosalind during high school but whatevs), and seeing it in the Globe Theater is super awesome O:
And I agree with wanting to take all the science <3
Good luck with everything, I'm sure you're going to do awesome and get a lot of great experiences out of it!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 17, 2015, 09:23:39 PM
hello yes I am also in college

I'm going into my sophomore year at Vassar College and am still undeclared- I'm thinking a combination of a major/minor with either English or Greek and Roman Studies as my major. Started out a prospective Psych major but I could never read scientific papers for four years urk. I also fell in love with the GRST department here. 
also basically a dance minor if we had one because of how much time I spend in the Dance Department jfc we should really have a minor for how much we have to do to be a part of the Department's company 

My roommate freshman year was awful. She was terrible at sharing space and we had a tiny room with one closet. First thing she asked me was if she could have our entire closet because she had further to go and it was just like no????? Also she would spend the entire year slowly trying to take over my space. ugh. Also would leave dirty dishes everywhere and her BO was ABYSMAL at the end of spring semester and she snored REMARKABLY loudly. also would always talk at me even when I had huge headphones on and was obviously working or not otherwise paying attention. also got up at like 5:30 am to get ready and would play her music so loudly it was the worst

also sexiled me for six hours with no warning and when I eventually said grapefruit it and walked in she was ASLEEP and had just NOT TOLD ME I COULD RETURN. walked in on her while I was on crutches with my MOTHER with a guy because she didn't think I was coming back that weekend. I legit just get into the building at 2 am on Halloween and she claims the room with a text message without even asking me while I was drunk tired as all hell in a cat costume in heels dying of thirst and super excited for the cold water in my room
and ugh she needed to learn that I lived there too basically. 

but I have some awesome friends even though I'm kind of in between friend groups after distancing from my first one due to new members making the vibe not fit me anymore and am sort of a part of this theater group but only really know like a few of them but I'm hoping to immerse myself or find a new group of non-dance people next semester. kind of freaking out that nobody actually likes me but that's just not true and I know it- something I always struggle with! 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 17, 2015, 09:28:27 PM
@Splashy oooh a Greek/Roman major sounds really cool! I'm taking a Roman studies course this semester online, and I'm really excited about it c:
Also oh my gosh your old roommate sounds awful! I wouldn't have had the patience to put up with it, I would have asked to have a roommate change or something.
Sorry about your old group of friends, I'm sure that you'll be better off without them if the new friends were making you uncomfortable. And people definitely like you, don't even worry about stuff like that <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 18, 2015, 10:38:52 AM
@Allaire lmao no I go to uwaterloo, near Toronto. It's one of the best schools in canada for engineering, a faculty I'm conveniently not in

@Scartail i always thought bio was a popular major bc it's so open... At least, that's what it's like here. It's kind of a major for people who like science but aren't sure what they like about it
One of my friends went to Waterloo for math in first year, but now she's doing economics at Ryerson.

Biology is totally a Big Thing at my university too, to the point where it's kind of annoying. Even large portions of the physics department are related to medical imaging and biophysics (I've managed to wedge myself into the experimental condensed matter niche.).

I would actually argue that quite a few biology majors aren't doing it because they like science but because it's one of the best places to start working towards medical school. Or at least that's the impression I get.


Anyway, I'm going into my fifth year of an honours degree in physics with a minor in computer science. I still haven't actually finalized my schedule for next year because the computer science department is taking forever to announce the names of the professors for each course, and I need to talk to the instructors for some of the courses I want to take in order to get special permission.

Provided things go as planned, next semester I'll be taking Electromagnetic Theory I (Actually retaking it, because I got a bad mark the first time due to insufficient math background and sleep deprivation), Quantum Physics II, Discrete Structures I, and Artificial Intelligence I. I'll also be working on a year-long thesis project, which I'm currently in the process of preparing for by reading papers and all the notes and data that have been left for me.

I'm also starting to look a bit into where I would want to go to grad school. Obviously schools like University of Toronto (Even though I turned them down for undergrad because U of T annoys me...) or McGill (It's the best school in the country, says my dad the McGill alumnus who still occasionally wears his McGill shirt) are worth looking in to, but I really want to focus on schools who are doing research similar to what I'm working on. Of course, staying where I am now is also an option, too.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 18, 2015, 10:46:11 AM
@hyperadam I agree with the whole medical school stepping stone thing; I know two girls from my old high school who are entering the biology program so that they can go to vet school from there. But still, the biology program at my school is really small... Maybe it's because my university is smaller than most? Most of the freshmen are majoring in English or Literature though, but maybe that will change after the first year?

Your classes for next year sound both extremely cool and extremely difficult, good luck! I think that for graduate school, you should definitely go with somewhere that focuses on (or at least has a really good program for) what you want to research. It'll make it that much easier/more enjoyable for you in the long run. In my opinion, anyway c:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 18, 2015, 11:02:54 AM
@hyperadam I agree with the whole medical school stepping stone thing; I know two girls from my old high school who are entering the biology program so that they can go to vet school from there. But still, the biology program at my school is really small... Maybe it's because my university is smaller than most? Most of the freshmen are majoring in English or Literature though, but maybe that will change after the first year?

Your classes for next year sound both extremely cool and extremely difficult, good luck! I think that for graduate school, you should definitely go with somewhere that focuses on (or at least has a really good program for) what you want to research. It'll make it that much easier/more enjoyable for you in the long run. In my opinion, anyway c:
It might not even just be size, but the university itself. My school just has a lot of stuff related neuroscience and medical technologies going on, one of the bigwigs in the physics department specializes in MRI stuff, that sort of thing. We even have a first year physics course (Which all of the physics students laugh at) specifically designed for biology and med sci students.

Yeah, I'm really excited but also kind of worried about the work load. The problem is, I ended up a bit behind in my physics module and started my comp sci minor late, so I'm scrambling to finish all of my course requirements this year and don't have any time for electives.

Yeah, obviously continuing what I want to do is important, but at the same time I don't think it would hurt to branch out a bit. Not like a different field, but at least something that's not identical to what I've already done. Well, I've still got time to decide, and I'm sure my supervisors will be willing to give me advice.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 18, 2015, 11:05:06 AM
my dad bought me my favorite pizza and the leftovers are all I've eaten this week so far lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 18, 2015, 11:18:56 AM
Biology and Chemistry are both really big at my university as well, for the same reasons already mentioned: it's good for the pre-med students (mostly cause a lot of the courses for the majors are already in the pre-med track). Pretty much everyone I know in pre-med is majoring in Biology, Chemistry, or Biochem, though I know there's a few Philosophy majors peppered in here and there.

Also @hyperadam yeah, those courses do sound difficult but also super fascinating! It's great that you're getting really into research, imo. I'm not doing an honors compsci major, but I'd really like to assist a professor in a research project while I'm at school if I can.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 18, 2015, 11:23:33 AM
@hyperadam ohhh yeah, that could be it as well. My university is big on environmentalism and philosophy and literature, so that could be why there are so many of those majors as opposed to science ones.
It's great that you want to branch out a bit! That's always a good thing imo.

@lavender that sounds like heaven to me tbh. Left over pizza = <3
If I were living in a dorm I feel like I would just buy one pizza a week and that would be all I hate all year...


Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on August 18, 2015, 12:00:13 PM
college yes i do college. I'm a psychology major doing a double minor of education and sociology.

I'm entering my third year at UMass Amherst which is a giant state school in a very college friendly area. Y'all were talking about acres, and my school is 1463 acres, to put it into perspective. The school is giant and can get to be kind of a hassle to get around. However I really like being in a big school, there's a lot of opportunity in places you'd never have in a small school. The whole area has five colleges in which we can take classes in all of them, and there's decent transportation to get on and off. It's a super progressive and cool area - amongst all the farms.

My first two years I lived in dorms on the giant hill which suuuuccked. They were p awesome dorms tbh, and I met some awesome people, but in reality it was a 20 minute hike from ANYHING on campus. I moved off campus tho and am living in my own house now about 10-15 mins from campus. We live next to a goat farm. A rooster crows every morning. And afternoon. tbh pretty constantly.

I like the college setting, but I'm kind of struggling with academia. I love the freedom you get but with working nearly full time and Attention Problems the typical lecture style classroom setting doesn't quite work for me. I'm only taking two classes this semester but filling my credits with a TA positon and sexual assault counselor training. So cool stuff.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on August 18, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
So dorms! The Berkeley dorms are pretty typically dorm-ish, except we have actual keys. Like full-on metal keys connected to this large diamond-shaped piece of plastic. They're incredibly annoying to keep track of. And not only are they necessary to get into your room and the dorm building itself, they're also needed for both the elevator and the stairwell. Meaning if you're on the ground floor and realize you forgot your keys in your room you better hope someone's around to call the elevator for you or else you're pretty screwed. Oh, and the elevator is paaainfully slow.
For London, we're in flats so six or so people share a couple bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen area. It's a nice set up! Of course the flat I'm suppose to be in was still being renovated so we and another group of girls have been in different flats and are moving up to our new ones tomorrow. It's possible I might have a single room and share a flat with only one other girl since some stuff we got on our first day here seemed to suggest that, but we'll find out tomorrow. In any case, the girl in question will definitely be my flatmate and she's pretty cool. We've actually been hanging out together a fair amount the past two days since we have a lot of friends in common. She's more my speed than the two roommates I had in Berkeley -- they were both really nice and we got along, but they were a little... preppy for my taste? Not sure if that's the best word to use, but basically we were just into different things and had different friend groups. They also went to bed ridiculously early (often by 11 pm which might as well be 5 pm by college kid standards) whereas I am very much a night person and like to stay up to 4 am on a regular basis. So I would always have to sneak in late at night, which sucked because a) due to a inconveniently-placed dresser you had to open the door ALL THE WAY to get inside, letting in a ton of light from the hallway, and b) our door began creaking really badly about halfway through the term. You could hear it from all the way down the hall. So, while they were not bad roommates by any means, I'm kind of glad I don't have to deal with that.
But the elevator is painfully slow here too. It gives the Berkeley one a run for its money.
Also our keycard is PURE WHITE, no writing or anything. It's weird.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 18, 2015, 01:37:38 PM
I'm still so sore and finding new bruises from moving into my dorm
it's on the highest floor of this building and the A/C isn't working very well... and this building is apparently short-staffed this week ;0;

I feel a lot better than my friend who moved into the brand new dorm building...
where they haven't even had the outlets tested yet even though everyone's supposed to move in this week... Also they're still jackhammering around her dorm
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on August 18, 2015, 01:55:41 PM
yes... the college thing... don't remind me...

I go to a small private school about two hours from home, in the pacific northwest. I'm going into my senior year and I'm a French major with a children's literature & culture minor.

the idea of even being near schools as big as some of yours scares me, yeesh, my school is a lot smaller. like a lot.
"... approximately 3,300 students enrolled. As of 2015, the school employs 216 full-time professors on the 156-acre (630,000 m2) woodland campus."

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but dorm-wise this semester I should be a bit happier! my first year I was in an all-girls dorm which, while it wasn't bad, a lot of the events/meetings were social-justice themed and like... it was just too much... my next two years I lived in the French wing of the language building which was really fun because we had things like french movie nights, dinner with the faculty, emails [partially] in french... it was good practice, even if we all kind of. didn't end up SPEAKING a lot of french ever.
but this year I'm moving into the upper-division dorm, into a wing with my best friend, and I hope I'll actually make friends with the people :') there's one girl in particular who I liked seeing and my friend said she wanted to know me too (we're very similar people apparently) so like. yeahhhhh

I actually lived in that exact wing (in my best friend's FUTURE ROOM) in june when I was taking my summer class. I wd40'd the horrifyingly squeaky closet doors. i hope she appreciates me.

(I wrote most of this post on my new phone with ~~~gesture typing~~~ there's bound to be something in here i missed when proofreading. I hope it's funny)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on August 18, 2015, 01:59:44 PM


I go to NYU, which is a huuuuge school, but it's to the point where I'm just another face in the crowd and as long as I can blend in, nobody talks to me and it's actually really nice? Idk, anonymity is really comforting to me, and as long as things aren't too crowded and I'm not expected to socialize, I'm usually alright. (tfw three years in you have literally no friends in your college *thumbs up* rad) ((actually though its really nice))


NO WAY
ME TOO!!

anyway i'm a photography major and an environmental studies minor.... basically a professional hippie?
and @Scartail that's so cool that your school has a wildlife preserve? wow
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 18, 2015, 04:10:29 PM


I go to NYU, which is a huuuuge school, but it's to the point where I'm just another face in the crowd and as long as I can blend in, nobody talks to me and it's actually really nice? Idk, anonymity is really comforting to me, and as long as things aren't too crowded and I'm not expected to socialize, I'm usually alright. (tfw three years in you have literally no friends in your college *thumbs up* rad) ((actually though its really nice))


NO WAY
ME TOO!!

anyway i'm a photography major and an environmental studies minor.... basically a professional hippie?
and @Scartail that's so cool that your school has a wildlife preserve? wow

WAIT OMG  @equus do you go to NYU too?!?? OOO: or are we all just sans amis at school haha

I'm also really jealous that Scartail's school has a wildlife preserve tbh?? That sounds amazing
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 18, 2015, 04:23:18 PM
@equus and @fireheart yeah it's pretty cool, it's one of the main reasons I chose that school :3
It's super green and eco-friendly, with a ton of environment/wildlife clubs and activities, which I love. There are a bunch of nature trails (which aren't so much trails as paths that have been cleared of trees and bushes; there's no path or anything) that I'm excited to explore!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Spellmaster on August 18, 2015, 05:10:58 PM
I can't be in your cool club because I'm out of college now but I'm going to POST ANYWAY

until recently I went to a small liberal arts university in washington. majored in japanese and double-minored in mathematics and computer science, though I kind of got off easy because one of my classes counted as credit for both math and csci. also I had two AP math credits so I barely took any math classes at all lol

my first year I lived in the freshman honors house, which I got into only because someone else dropped out and I was next on the list. I lived in a single room in the basement. (we still had wired telephones in each room, and actual keys for the outside doors... I think they finally gave both of those up after that year.) the next three years I lived in one of the newer dorms with a suite setup, so we had 4-6 people with single bedrooms sharing a kitchen/bathroom/small common area. I'm so glad I never had a roommate because even without one I was constantly annoyed by the people around me, I don't think I could have handled much more

in short and overall, I did not have a particularly fun time in college, but I won't go into detail because I don't want to discourage anyone just starting out :x but really, it is different for everyone, so my advice to freshmen is not to put too much stock in what other people say about it. so much depends on who you are, and your school, and your major and professors, you really can't sum it up as one Universal Experience. (I'm frustrated with a lot of those tumblr ~college tips~ posts and the idea that college is The Best Years Of Your Life because they're simply not true/applicable for a lot of people...)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on August 18, 2015, 05:12:57 PM
College... where do I even start?
I'm a Japanese major. Probably minoring in some sort of business thing for practicality reasons, though that's subject to change. I'm going into my third year, but I'm a senior by credits.
I started out going to community college to save money, then I transferred to a "real" (aka four-year) college last semester. This school is okay, I guess. It wasn't really my first choice, but they gave me the best scholarship offer, so here I am. There's not really much in the way of any sort of campus life, and there's not many clubs, so I haven't really made any friends here. It's whatever. I'm just here to get my bachelor's degree and get out. I never really felt like I was getting the whole "college experience" people talk about when they say stuff like it being the best years of your life. It always just kind of felt more or less like just regular school to me.
I have five classes next semester, and because of the weird way they scheduled them, I have four in a row with no real break in between. That'll sure be an experience, I guess.
I might go to grad school once I finish up here, but I haven't really decided yet.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Allaire on August 19, 2015, 12:02:23 AM
@Scartail DO YOU GO TO TRENT? As soon as you said "wildlife preserve", I was like "I KNOW WHAT SCHOOL THIS IS". lmao though all that you said about Bio at Trent is so true, if that's the school. One of my best friends is a Bio major there and thought she wanted to be a medical researcher so it was her way into med school, but she's not so hot on that anymore. I think she's a little burnt out from the environment in that major. She's thinking of transferring out and going to UOIT instead (she's already commuting to the Trent Peterborough campus from the Durham region, and taking some classes at the Oshawa campus, so...).

Also, I used to go to Ryerson! I transferred out of their Creative Industries program, which was really compelling but ultimately not the right fit for me.

It's weird that there are so many of us going to Ontario schools (or, you know, in my case, having formerly gone to an Ontario school) in this thread. It used to be that Blizz and I were the only Ontarians on the forum!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 19, 2015, 03:09:36 PM
@Allaire I literally just found out that blizz lives in Ottawa now? It's literally the WEIRDEST thig bc I could have walked past her and never known

Also @hyperadam u still haven't told me what uni u go to >:(

To be honest I wish my university was a bit more active in terms of social life, but i still like it. I just go to Laurier when I wanna get turnt
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 19, 2015, 04:04:49 PM
@Allaire I don't actually :c
I go to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), which is new in comparison to other universities. We're known as Dunk City if anyone here is into college basketball. We're kinda up-and-coming in terms of being well-known...
Still though, I really like the small feel of it <3

In other news I just finished my first day (Algebra and Composition I), and I'm very relaxed and pleased so far. It seems like the courses will be pretty simple, and both of the professors are really nice and funny.
Tomorrow I only have one class, but it's biology for 2 hours and 45 minutes. I love biology but I'm worried that it'll be too difficult for me, since I haven't taken biology since my freshman year of high school /:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on August 19, 2015, 05:16:36 PM
yaaaay college

i go to UNL and am a sophomore. i entered as global studies and polisci and now im.... english and fashion. it happens.

i lived in the dorms last year and it was HELL. i had suite style so I had three other roommates and shared a bedroom with one of them, who was a drunk kleptomaniac. my fav dropped out and moved to California mid-year, and the other was so disgusting. neither of my roommates knew basic hygiene. we had a fruit fly infestation in the middle of winter.

this year im living in a dorm with three of my best friends and it should be better. i've already moved in for band and recruitment, and one of my roommates is in my sorority so she moved in at the same time and we've been doing well. my bff moves in tonight and the other roommate tomorrow.

classes start next week and im so pumped because this is hell week for me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 19, 2015, 05:19:34 PM
@sorrel oh wow, I bet your roommates this year will be a hundred times better. It's good that you already know them, too!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 19, 2015, 05:55:49 PM
Also @hyperadam u still haven't told me what uni u go to >:(
I've always been so secretive and paranoid about stuff like this, but now that I think about it guess it doesn't really matter. I go to the University of Western Ontario (No, I'm not going to call it Western University. I still think that's stupid.), and I really like it. There are times where I wonder "What if I went here instead?", but I overall don't regret my choice. The campus also looks really nice, especially the physics and astronomy building I'm biased. It got renovated only a few years ago, so it still looks sleek and shiny.

The public transit in London is mandarin, though.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 19, 2015, 06:10:35 PM
@hyperadam that gives me an idea actually.

If anyone is comfortable with it, feel free to post pictures of your college campus!

This is mine:

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Allaire on August 19, 2015, 06:15:06 PM
@Heat [cowbird] your post just made me remember this time that Blizz and I went to an Indigo together in Toronto to "meet Erin Hunter" (it was Vicky when she was touring in '07), and we were v smol--like I think I was 12 and she was 14 or 15?--and we were just DORKS. Whenever I see her posts on Facebook and I see how well she's doing for herself I'm like "god, we were so messy when we were young and look at us now!"

@hyperadam I almost went to Western when I was looking at transferring! There was a point when I wanted to get OUT of Ryerson and I had applied to all these programs in the States but I wasn't sure if it was gonna pan out, and I had already been rejected to the only school I wanted to attend in Canada for Acting (UAlberta), so I was like "well, if this isn't meant to be then I'm going to transfer to Western or Concordia for Sexuality Studies. Although tbh I "almost" went to a LOT of schools. I almost committed to Dalhousie my senior year of school, as well.

BASICALLY I'm a mess. Part of me wants to transfer again, but I'm like "grapefruit it, I'm not gonna be in my undergrad for 7 years". I'm already gonna have to do 5 as is. I just am really wanting (especially since I committed to the school that I'm currently at without visiting, which was stupid in hindsight but in my defense it was the only program that accepted me for Musical Theatre) a more traditional college experience--I'm finding myself really trapped in the theatre department bubble and I wish I could make more friends outside of the department, join some campus organizations, but my campus culture really lacks that (because it's one of the top schools for Nursing and related fields, a lot of my campus kind of sticks to the people in their departments). And I look across town at the local UW-system campus that we have and they have such AMAZING student orgs and are so socially conscious and have greek life and the whole kit and kaboodle (granted, they have about 5x the amount of students we do) and I can't help but feel jealous and like I've been cheated out of something that I've wanted my entire life. But c'est la vie, I suppose? I made my bed (and chose this major for a reason), so I guess I have to lie in it.

IDK I JUST WANT MORE
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 19, 2015, 06:29:49 PM
Oh lord UWO THATS A HOOT
my old crush goes there whoops anyways.

I'm rly excited to be an o-week leader tbh. I'm gonna be a media leader so I'll be literally going around taking photos of everyone and videos it's gonna be a blast
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 19, 2015, 06:47:19 PM
@hyperadam I almost went to Western when I was looking at transferring! There was a point when I wanted to get OUT of Ryerson and I had applied to all these programs in the States but I wasn't sure if it was gonna pan out, and I had already been rejected to the only school I wanted to attend in Canada for Acting (UAlberta), so I was like "well, if this isn't meant to be then I'm going to transfer to Western or Concordia for Sexuality Studies. Although tbh I "almost" went to a LOT of schools. I almost committed to Dalhousie my senior year of school, as well.
Coincidentally, UAlberta and Concordia are schools that I'm kind of considering for grad school since they both have groups doing work with silicon quantum dots. I guess somewhere in the States is an option too, but then I'd have to take the physics GRE and that just sounds like a lot a hassle. Obviously, I'll need to talk to my supervisor a bit before I start seriously looking towards anything, but I've got a lot of downtime that can be spent Googling things (I'm literally getting paid to read PDFs at this point.).

Oh lord UWO THATS A HOOT
>:(
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 19, 2015, 06:52:33 PM
here are pictures of my college

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 19, 2015, 07:45:56 PM
here are pictures of my college

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It sounds beautiful

I probably shouldn't have scheduled one of my classes only 10 minutes before my next one... At least that class only meets on Fridays, though...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on August 19, 2015, 07:51:07 PM
here is the building that used to be the entire school. it's where i lived my first year
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woahhohohohoh i've never seen this picture before, this is cool. i feel like there aren't actually that many trees. also last semester they cut down a ton near the main square because they were rotting :(
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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on August 19, 2015, 07:58:58 PM


I go to NYU, which is a huuuuge school, but it's to the point where I'm just another face in the crowd and as long as I can blend in, nobody talks to me and it's actually really nice? Idk, anonymity is really comforting to me, and as long as things aren't too crowded and I'm not expected to socialize, I'm usually alright. (tfw three years in you have literally no friends in your college *thumbs up* rad) ((actually though its really nice))


NO WAY
ME TOO!!

anyway i'm a photography major and an environmental studies minor.... basically a professional hippie?
and @Scartail that's so cool that your school has a wildlife preserve? wow

WAIT OMG  @equus do you go to NYU too?!?? OOO: or are we all just sans amis at school haha

I'm also really jealous that Scartail's school has a wildlife preserve tbh?? That sounds amazing

i also go to nyu haha but i'm a freshman!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 19, 2015, 08:01:36 PM
@Sunneth oooh, your campus is so pretty!
It looks very classical :3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on August 19, 2015, 08:05:56 PM
i'm jealous of all you nyu kids. i have a good friend who goes to the cooper union so i've visited the area a bunch and i love it. if we're going to share pics. remember when i said big?

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it's a p ugly campus but it has it's moments. these are the dorms i lived in the past two years:
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i like it all in all. it gets a little annoying to get from place to place sometimes but the buses are great and the school tries really hard to make everything accessible.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 19, 2015, 08:12:11 PM
as for actual pictures this is the building with the math department in it

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on August 20, 2015, 04:26:33 AM
Go go gadget Wikipedia!
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There's a lot more because Berkeley is HUGE and has a lot of iconic buildings and such, but that's a start.

All my personal pictures of the Berkeley campus are just of squirrels (okay, I have one of the replica T-Rex skeleton in the Life Science Building). It's not my fault, the squirrels here will just go right up to you and pose! Stupid photogenic squirrels...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 20, 2015, 09:59:46 AM
I'll dig around and find some pictures of Western...
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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 20, 2015, 10:44:10 AM
I can't find much of my campus because mostly they take really weird shots to make it look better than it actually is or something but here's a really weird shot of our library with some fountains out front

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for the most part it's all footpaths, grass, trees

there's this neat little circle outside bruce that looks like an itty bitty mini amphitheater where sometimes people dance but mostly people just sun themselves on the six concrete "seats"

there's also a little statuesque stairstep sign thing outside the chemistry building that goes about 8 feet off the ground and I've seen a few people study/sleep up there
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 20, 2015, 10:50:18 AM
@Pine I've actually been on that campus! My family goes to Massachusetts every summer, and when I was 12 my parents took me on a tour of there because I really wanted to go to school in New England. It's really nice!

@moss that is a beautiful math building <3

@Golden I love the amphitheater! It's gorgeous *o*

 @hyperadam wow both the outside and the inside look wicked cool and futuristic... And then the math/computer science building looks so old fashioned, it's really cool that your school has that contrast in it...

@lavender my school takes their pictures from weird angles too, but it's mostly so that they can get the palm trees and sunsets into their shots lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 20, 2015, 10:58:00 AM
My college campus isn't really sectioned off..it's just like part of the town. A lot of the class and professor office buildings were once houses that the university bought. My apartment building is next to a dorm, the university gym, and the public library. My apartment might as well be on campus, but it's technically off.

Also it's ugly af right now because they're doing tons of construction. A lot of sidewalks don't exist, they're just giant trenches because they're putting in new heating pipes. They've cut down like five trees. Everything is bare, grassless, and treeless. And school starts in two weeks and they're not even halfway done!! We're all going to have a hell of a time getting to class.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 20, 2015, 11:27:13 AM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/wcstatic-ab616440-afcc-11df-94e2-0800200c9a66/school/228778/xlarge_building.jpg)
hey UT hows it goin
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 20, 2015, 01:30:53 PM
omg, everyone's schools look fantastic, im dyin over here!!

we dont have a campus but we have a cute park and nice views! there's still some architectural glamour shots lurking here and there

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also @equus that's awesome, i wasn't expecting another wisher to be going to nyu! hope your first semester of classes go well and that you have fun at welcome week! O:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: rowan on August 20, 2015, 02:30:38 PM
here is a pic of my college's local campus, during renovation (which has been since completed)

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it is nice and there's lots of forest around it but also we're right next to an elementary school so you hear screaming kids a lot omg
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 20, 2015, 11:23:51 PM
this is my college's library it's the best
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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Spellmaster on August 20, 2015, 11:38:15 PM
my school was tiny and green, I am Intimidated by large schools with modern buildings

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 20, 2015, 11:48:52 PM
this is my college's library it's the best
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WTF THIS IS SO GORGEOUS OMG. IM so disgusted by my school's library now wtf
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on August 21, 2015, 12:15:54 AM
Man, you guys have such pretty campuses. Mine is basically nondescript brick buildings and a bunch of parking lots.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Dawnwing on August 21, 2015, 01:26:30 AM
I'm no longer a college student (graduated a year and a half ago - I was a computers double-major and completed it in three and a half years.)    I think everyone sharing pics of their campus is pretty neat; you guys have such pretty campuses.  (Especially Splashy - WOW your library is awesome.)

Here's my boring ol' campus.

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 21, 2015, 07:31:49 AM
I love all of your campuses with classical buildings, they're so pretty <3


this is my college's library it's the best
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Holy fRACK this looks like a castle of books! *o*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 21, 2015, 08:39:22 AM
Wow, a lot of pretty campuses.

@hyperadam wow both the outside and the inside look wicked cool and futuristic... And then the math/computer science building looks so old fashioned, it's really cool that your school has that contrast in it...
Yeah, I really like the way the campus incorporates the styles of both the older buildings and the newer buildings without making them clash. The physics and astronomy building is pretty much the only building where you get to see old and new together, and it turned out pretty great.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 21, 2015, 01:03:34 PM
vassar's library was legit such a huge reason for going
hail the book cathedral

but then at vassar there's such a weird mashup of modern and older buildings a la library
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that's right next to Hogwarts House
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and then there's like Ferry House
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the same goes for our academic buildings like
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but overall vassar's campus is gorgeous
even when you're tromping through three feet of snow and black ice and sleet for like five months
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on August 21, 2015, 04:35:29 PM
vassar's library was legit such a huge reason for going
hail the book cathedral

but then at vassar there's such a weird mashup of modern and older buildings a la library
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that's right next to Hogwarts House
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and then there's like Ferry House
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the same goes for our academic buildings like
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but overall vassar's campus is gorgeous
even when you're tromping through three feet of snow and black ice and sleet for like five months


wow i never knew vassar was so gorgeous! i wish my school had a co-op for vegetarians :/

ugh  anyway so i never got a job this summer so i have no money for school but i found out i can apply to be a darkroom monitor which is perfect because i know all about darkrooms and film photography ahh
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 21, 2015, 04:45:34 PM
we've got 5 dining halls each with their own "thing"
1. Kerr stays up late, but it's also the worst food ever (but... they also have ice cream that's made in house... it's great for floats)
2. Bruce is the best, it's in the middle of campus, and supposedly the chicken tenders have people lining up a long long way... though personally they're nothing to write home about. They have a "vegetarian bar" that's basically just salad and also tofu and some kind of kale/chickpea something or other mix that I haven't messed with (the tofu was awful imo)
3. West is supposed to be foreign types of food... I'm not entirely sure what this entails and I haven't eaten there yet, but I probably will be eating there frequently because it's so close
4. Victory has the biggest portions but it's also across the highway so nobody really goes there... unless they have a car. But still why would you ever go to Victory...
5. finally, Maple, which is the all-vegan cafeteria, I've never eaten here but I hear good things from people, even non-vegans... I've wanted to try it for a while but I keep opting for closer halls/fast food :P
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 21, 2015, 04:56:14 PM
we have... a dining hall. that no one really thinks that highly of....

although they built a new student center and so this year the dining hall is moving and being redone / new stuff or something so technically now i have no idea

but they're also getting rid of two of the non-dining hall places i used to go to a lot :/ it's gonna mess up my schedule. one of them is moving to be a part of the dining hall i think and the other one might just be gone forever?? honestly i hope not there's not a whole lot of variety at this school so.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 21, 2015, 05:41:48 PM
Instead of dining halls, most of the student residences just have their own cafeteria. Even the ones that don't have one are within walking distances of either ones that do, or other places where you can get food. I work at a Subway that's really close to two of the residences and it's... it's not pretty. The midnight snack rushes are hard and vicious.

Oh yeah, and we also have like a million Tim Hortons on campus, just in case you forgot you were in Canada.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 21, 2015, 06:49:58 PM
Oh yeah, and we also have like a million Tim Hortons on campus, just in case you forgot you were in Canada.
I legit laughed, omg

We've got like a little hut that serves street food that you can use "flex bucks" for, a food court that you can buy chik-fil-a and Boars Head sandwiches from (that also uses "flex bucks") and some coffee house in the middle of one of the buildings called... Moose-Something... I don't actually remember... My last roommate Frosty said it was pretty good tho

There's also nearby: Crooked Crust, my one true pizza love, the only good pizza on this earth, only in two locations and one is next to OU which makes this the best one ever by default

Chipotle sucks, btw, why does everyone rave about it?
there's not even any sour cream
what the grapefruit
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 21, 2015, 07:15:57 PM
Oh yeah, and we also have like a million Tim Hortons on campus, just in case you forgot you were in Canada.

HONESTLYYYYYY THIS IS SO TRUE WE HAVE SO MANY ON CAMPUS IT'S INSANE and yet no starbucks??? or mcdicks????????? what??????????????????!?!?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 21, 2015, 07:28:00 PM
we don't have any chains on my campus ): ): but i think i heard we might get one this year?? or at least that they were considering it
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 21, 2015, 07:34:16 PM
We have one dining hall that's pretty meh but better than some places at least. It's technically the All Campus Dining Center which older generations call ACDC but that's now just the Deece because four syllables is too many for us nowadays apparently. 

We also have a place where we can use "Dining Bucks" which are a part of our meal plans. It's more like a deli setup and you can get different sandwiches and such to order and there's a bunch of snacks and things you can get. Also have the Kiosk which "serves starbucks coffee" but isn't an OFFICIAL starbucks where we can also use Dining Bucks or VCash which we can load onto our ID cards (also used when out of dining bucks and for laundry and stuff). 

the pizza place nearby Bacio's is open forever on weekends so they get a lot of high/drunk hungry college kids. I guess we're good business at least? They deliver really late as well which is great for late studying. We also have a local little coffee shop, the Crafted Kup, which is quality but like a ten minute walk from campus. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 21, 2015, 08:25:29 PM
OKAY so I never posted picture of my campus???? Waterloo is tbh really weird bc we have such a strange collection of old looking buildings and really modern buildings

For example, here we have the main Math building
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(Apparently this building is meant to withstand a bomb????? ok UW ok)

and here we have the newer math building!!
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and here we have one of my fave studying buildings, the nanotech building
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and the inside has all whiteboard walls so it's great for studying and i love it so much

we're getting a new science building too, which I'm hyped about!! it's gonna be sick, bc our other science buildings are pretty old. Waterloo is a pretty engineering heavy school, so a lot of our focus is on that :/

anyways i love waterloo it's so green. It may not have really cool old-style architecture, it's got some really great modern stuff. and it's a really multicultural school! Its so much better than racist old queens lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 21, 2015, 08:45:40 PM
is that whole building for math.... i want...

that little building i posted that has our math department also has: computer science, classics, philosophy, religion, the college of education in one building. i mean we're not that big a school but there aren't enough classrooms/sections for math ): including this upcoming semester i will have taken 10 math classes and only 3 of them weren't in the same one tiny classroom. and they always have the problem of classes filling up before even majors who need to take them can sign up. *shakes fist*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 21, 2015, 10:05:33 PM
Oh yeah, and we also have like a million Tim Hortons on campus, just in case you forgot you were in Canada.

HONESTLYYYYYY THIS IS SO TRUE WE HAVE SO MANY ON CAMPUS IT'S INSANE and yet no starbucks??? or mcdicks????????? what??????????????????!?!?
Western has one Starbucks on campus, but to my knowledge it doesn't get much attention. It's also within 50 feet of a Tim Hortons.

We've got like a little hut that serves street food that you can use "flex bucks" for, a food court that you can buy chik-fil-a and Boars Head sandwiches from (that also uses "flex bucks") and some coffee house in the middle of one of the buildings called... Moose-Something... I don't actually remember... My last roommate Frosty said it was pretty good tho
We have a kind of similar system, except your account is divided between meal plan dollars and flex dollars. Meal plan dollars can only be used in the residence cafeterias, but flex dollars can be used both in the cafeteria and any place in town that accepts them.

Meal plan is very much a "rez" thing though, so I haven't used it since second year.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 21, 2015, 10:57:16 PM
I love all your campuses so much <3

We have a literal food court, like one in a mall, which I have yet to use yet but I'm excited to go there eventually

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Also, a few years ago they started a project called the "Food Forest," which is basically a HUGE garden where some Environmental majors continuously grow fruits and veggies for the rest of the campus. It's really cool, and my Environmental Humanities class is right next to it; we'll be going on a bunch of field trips to it this semester.
We're also going to a preservation with PANTHERS AND BLACK BEARS I'M SO EXCITED!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 23, 2015, 12:08:27 PM
the best thing about college is that these apartments are so old the ceilings squeak whenever someone upstairs is walking around :^) :^) what a lovely sound i get to hear all the time :^)

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

a lot of times because of this i'm forced to listen to music really loud on my headphones so i can't hear it even if i really don't want to listen to anything and i just want to enjoy SILENCE for once in my life ):
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 23, 2015, 12:55:01 PM
Wow, that must get annoying really quickly /:
Maybe try some earplugs...? I haven't tried them myself but I've heard that some of them are actually really effective.

I'm obsessed with my biology textbook; I've been reading it for fun these past few days. It's just so interesting and well-written <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on August 23, 2015, 01:51:16 PM
the best thing about college is that these apartments are so old the ceilings squeak whenever someone upstairs is walking around :^) :^) what a lovely sound i get to hear all the time :^)

a lot of times because of this i'm forced to listen to music really loud on my headphones so i can't hear it even if i really don't want to listen to anything and i just want to enjoy SILENCE for once in my life ):
M I S O P H O N I A H E L L

when i finally moved out of Ye Olde Dorme into the newer one i didn't have the problem of people walking on the ceiling all the time... but then i had the problem of my roommate's existence... and THEN when i moved into a different room finally everything was peaceful... until the next year when a lot of the doors developed very squeaky hinges

why must living be so hard on the ears :'(


I've very suddenly switched from "i can't go back to school i will Die" to "get me out of this house" so suddenly I can't wait to get back. also I really really really miss my friend. and the ice cream I can get from the market.

... still haven't read my book or practiced for my audition tho save me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 23, 2015, 03:06:12 PM
I just rented my textbooks for a grand total of $300.71
orz
there are no true bros out there willin to help out the art kids
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 23, 2015, 03:19:19 PM
turned out my topology class does have a textbook but the information wasn't on the bookstore's website because they accidentally listed it for the wrong class lol... but it was only 9 dollars since it's actually just a manuscript the professor wrote himself.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 23, 2015, 03:54:27 PM
nice moss

I only have like three textbook-y textbooks and they're all fairly cheap to rent thank god

All the others are readings and fairly cheap. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 23, 2015, 03:56:01 PM
my political science "textbook" is actually just a lot of cardstocky paper with holes in it to put into a 3 ring binder
specifically made for this campus by a professor I don't agree with
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 23, 2015, 03:59:43 PM
"The Fall 2015 Speaking Freely class schedule will be available in August 2015" its almost September, get your act together NYU
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 23, 2015, 04:01:02 PM
i have to walk so far with a portfolio sooonnnnn
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 23, 2015, 04:37:59 PM
i have to walk so far with a portfolio sooonnnnn
Does your school have a shuttle or anything you can use? :c
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 23, 2015, 05:15:50 PM
i have to walk so far with a portfolio sooonnnnn
Does your school have a shuttle or anything you can use? :c
yeah, but I'm not sure how the system works yet...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on August 24, 2015, 07:21:19 PM
"The Fall 2015 Speaking Freely class schedule will be available in August 2015" its almost September, get your act together NYU
wait i just looked at this and it looks really cool is it free
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 24, 2015, 08:45:29 PM
"The Fall 2015 Speaking Freely class schedule will be available in August 2015" its almost September, get your act together NYU
wait i just looked at this and it looks really cool is it free
yeah!! doesn't get you any credits, but it's totally free, which is awesome! it was my favorite part about the first semester of freshman year tbh, i haven't done it since then cause of scheduling conflicts but I really want to take some more
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 24, 2015, 09:06:46 PM
UT shuttles save my life
i have an app to help me figure it out which is gr8
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 24, 2015, 10:03:15 PM
linguistics class tomorowwwww <333

this is also the same professor who didn't return a single assignment for the entirety of the phonology class last semester. please do better this time...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 25, 2015, 12:25:22 AM
I walk into my finance class this evening and immediate text my boyfriend that my teacher looks familiar, but couldn't place it. I find out that he was a teacher at my old high school....and there are people in my classes that i went to high school with that I dont like....graduate already dammit. fifth year seniors 4 lyf
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 25, 2015, 09:04:23 AM
It turns out I only need two new textbooks for this semester (Three overall, but one is for a course I'm retaking so I already have it), and both of them have the phrase "A Modern Approach" in the title.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 25, 2015, 09:27:44 AM
It turns out I only need two new textbooks for this semester (Three overall, but one is for a course I'm retaking so I already have it), and both of them have the phrase "A Modern Approach" in the title.
a textbook about recent history called "Approaching Modern Times: A Modern Approach"
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 25, 2015, 09:47:30 AM
mine prefer to use the word "contemporary"
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 25, 2015, 02:55:41 PM
"Contemporary" probably works better, since the overuse of "modern" in the early 20th century led it have specific connotations in certain fields.

Like, "Modern Approach To Quantum Mechanics" is kind of weird, since technically all approaches to quantum mechanics can be called "modern" because it's considered "modern physics".
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 25, 2015, 04:42:15 PM
well i went and found all my classrooms today
UT is 2big
i am totally unprepared for everything
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 25, 2015, 04:43:57 PM
Yayyy my beautiful biology book will also be used in Bio II next semester <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 25, 2015, 05:19:40 PM
my tuesdays and thursdays are gonna be so long orz
I'm kill
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 25, 2015, 05:28:17 PM
same
my tuesdays and thursdays go until 5

alternatively, mondays and fridays end at 11, and wednesdays end at 1 (or 12 tomorrow, one class isn't meeting)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 25, 2015, 05:37:40 PM
like...
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Mine all end at 5pm but going from drawing lab to intro to comm design is going to kill me

also I bumped into zach like 3 times and didn't say hi and I feel awkward
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 25, 2015, 05:47:06 PM
I only have one class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but it's my three hour biology class so... x_x
I love it but it's just so long to be sitting in one seat doing one thing
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on August 25, 2015, 06:27:45 PM
I only have one class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but it's my three hour biology class so... x_x
I love it but it's just so long to be sitting in one seat doing one thing
Ugh, three hour classes. I have three classes that are three hours, though each only meets once a week. Museums and Theatre will probably be okay, but Comparative Politics might be pretty tough. Politics just ain't my thing.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on August 25, 2015, 06:33:24 PM
i have to get up at 5:30 am for band everyday at 6:30 

(http://i.imgur.com/eL95nV5.gif)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 25, 2015, 06:52:50 PM
I have two  night classes that are 3 hours long. Monday's and Wednesday. :')


Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 25, 2015, 08:19:50 PM
here is my schedule
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i live for mondays and fridays
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on August 25, 2015, 10:49:12 PM
i have a 4 hour studio class on wednesday and also and 8 am recitation and a writing class until 6

but i only have one class on monday, tuesday, and friday
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 25, 2015, 11:28:46 PM
ooooh are we posting schedules again here's mine i'm really proud of it i can eat lunch and everything

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i really didn't want to have any classes before 11am, but ah well, my weekend is gonna be great
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 26, 2015, 12:18:07 AM
^that schedule is a dream
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: rowan on August 26, 2015, 12:42:32 AM
O here's my schedule! Mostly art.

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 26, 2015, 11:05:47 AM
my class schedule... it's pretty okay, i'd say on fridays i could go back to sleep, but i have work right after class agggh

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 26, 2015, 11:35:03 AM
I'm pretty happy with my schedule, although next semester I'll have more ability to pick and choose the exact times...

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I also have an online course that for obvious reasons doesn't show up on my schedule
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 26, 2015, 11:37:43 AM
so you might've seen my penny-headed doll
that's actually for a project for Design 2

Design 2 is all 3-D oriented and they're having us pick a theme and make really small things every day out of found objects/whatever for 100 days
as long as it's smaller than your fist it should be good
So I've decided to make 100 little gross trash dolls
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 26, 2015, 01:00:20 PM
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this is my schedule, except the lab on thursday is bi-weekly so... I pretty much have two days off?? like ok
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 26, 2015, 01:02:05 PM
so you might've seen my penny-headed doll
that's actually for a project for Design 2

Design 2 is all 3-D oriented and they're having us pick a theme and make really small things every day out of found objects/whatever for 100 days
as long as it's smaller than your fist it should be good
So I've decided to make 100 little gross trash dolls
Ooh, that sounds pretty cool!
I suck at art stuff so I don't have any art classes, but that sounds like a pretty fun class :3

I'm so jealous of everyone with two days off. Boyfriend has two days off (Tuesdays and Thursdays) and he'll text me nonstop to tease me about it while I'm in Bio x_x
I'm hoping that maybe next semester I can squeeze in at least one day off...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 26, 2015, 02:49:53 PM
i had my first day and it was Alright
i'm v tired from running around campus though
i had ten minutes to go from the FAC to the CBA and i was so out of breath lmao
(http://i.imgur.com/kYFfSv9.png)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 26, 2015, 02:54:41 PM
well here's my schedule to add to the pile lol

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on August 26, 2015, 03:10:12 PM
@Scartail that looks like banner, is that banner??

i've posted my schedule before, but, here it is again
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somewhere on tuesday will also be my 30-minute cello lesson, but i don't know when
but. sweet, sweet fridays
and my best friend doesn't have any classes mw and just has one ensemble on friday (probably)?? i can't wait

still terrified about my audition next saturday that i haven't practiced for, and my martinique book i haven't read yet, but, what can you do

large campuses scare me idk how anyone can get to one side from the other just between classes @_@ you brave warriors, you
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on August 26, 2015, 03:24:19 PM
I have five classes for fall semester. Four of those are on the same days, with no breaks in between.
I actually really wanted to go to a really big school, but here I am. Guess it helps this semester, though. At least I won't have to run between buildings.

I also just remembered that our kanji assessments were given to our Japanese professors for this semester... I'm cringing because I didn't do nearly as well as I wanted on those.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 28, 2015, 12:14:00 AM
Remembering that I'm going to college on Saturday and that I really should pack
I just don't want to ugh 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 28, 2015, 10:50:45 AM
@Sunneth I'm not sure what you mean by banner so I'm guessing no...? But maybe I'm not sure...

Today I went to a workshop for a thingy I have to do in October where I'll be educating little fourth graders about the Florida Panther. There's SO MUCH I have to memorize, but it's a required thing for my Environmental Humanities class so *shrug*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 28, 2015, 11:00:39 AM
Freshmen move in tomorrow and classes start on Wednesday, i'm super nervous!! :/ Mostly bc my first class is bio at eight am ANDDD next week Kiddo starts kindergarten so it's just going to be a stressful week.

anyway, i have an apartment, so. I don't have to pack for college. The only thing I really NEED right now is notebooks.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 28, 2015, 12:05:01 PM
I have so much work to do and making a to-do list isn't helping me prioritize... I need a whiteboard...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 28, 2015, 12:44:36 PM
I have so much work to do and making a to-do list isn't helping me prioritize... I need a whiteboard...
yes get a calendar whiteboard!! this has saved me
also my planner
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on August 28, 2015, 12:48:05 PM
I'm goin on a road trip today.... GOIN 2 UNI oh god
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 28, 2015, 01:10:05 PM
I have so much work to do and making a to-do list isn't helping me prioritize... I need a whiteboard...
yes get a calendar whiteboard!! this has saved me
also my planner
My college gave all the incoming freshmen planners THANK GOD
although I forget to write in mine a lot tbh



I'm goin on a road trip today.... GOIN 2 UNI oh god
Good luck!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 28, 2015, 01:11:08 PM
I have so much work to do and making a to-do list isn't helping me prioritize... I need a whiteboard...
yes get a calendar whiteboard!! this has saved me
also my planner
My college gave all the incoming freshmen planners THANK GOD
although I forget to write in mine a lot tbh
i don't think UT could afford to give 7000 freshmen planners lmao
they already took one scholarship away *glares*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 28, 2015, 01:13:13 PM
I have so much work to do and making a to-do list isn't helping me prioritize... I need a whiteboard...
yes get a calendar whiteboard!! this has saved me
also my planner
My college gave all the incoming freshmen planners THANK GOD
although I forget to write in mine a lot tbh
i don't think UT could afford to give 7000 freshmen planners lmao
they already took one scholarship away *glares*
Ohhh yeah, I think we only have like 2000 incoming freshmen? I'm not sure, it's a pretty small school.
And UGH I HATE WHEN SCHOOLS DO THAT (or the people sponsoring the scholarship, whichever)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on August 28, 2015, 02:47:36 PM
@Scartail banner = banner self service, or whatever, it's the system my school uses for stuff. it's not really all that good. the table your schedule is in looks exactly like mine online (the one i posted here was one I made in Word) so I was like?? omg

speaking of scholarships I need to email my finaid office because they put half of one of my scholarships on spring semester. I'll have graduated by then, guys, @_@,
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 28, 2015, 02:49:37 PM
whoops. A+ Sunneth's FinAid Department

my school is hella small as in grades of like 600-700 of incomings but we don't get planners regardless :(
Also I'm leaving tomorrow and kinda freaking out. I don't really know where this anxiety's coming from. I think partially from the fact that I have to declare my major by the end of this year and while I kinda know what I'm doing the commitment is scary. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 28, 2015, 03:39:12 PM
@Sunneth ohhhh I gotcha, and I'm not really sure... That's the schedule my school site has, and it doesn't say what program they used :c


Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 28, 2015, 04:02:05 PM
time 4 me to COMPLAIN

okay so my school opened this new "university center" building this year and moved the dining hall into it but at the same time they also got rid of a couple of the non-dining hall food places and made them stations in the dining hall (both of course places that i used a lot...). one was a place to get subs (like subway where you tell them everything you want on it) and the other was a place with a menu with things like burgers, wraps, salads, quesadillas, chicken tenders, wings, etc. that you could order from. for the second place in the dining hall, i can't even tell if you can actually order the menu items anymore?? all i see is them putting up a bunch of quesadillas, grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers that you can come up and take (but one of the wraps is the thing i ordered all the time ):). but the main thing now is that there's hardly anything you can get to eat on campus if it's not a traditional meal time?? at least all the places i used to get food from before (there's only one place i never go to because the first time i did i didn't like the menu). i used to get food from the non-dining hall places at like 3pm all the time either as early dinner or to take back to my apartment and eat later. but now you like... can't do that at all (because both those places i mentioned before are gone). and... here's the kicker(s)... what i found out just earlier today... that sub place that's in the dining hall now instead of separate from it? well i tried to get a sandwich from it at like 3. swiped my card to get into the dining hall and. IT WAS CLOSED!! IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON! NO DANG SUBS FOR YOU IF IT AIN'T LUNCH OR DINNER TIME I GUESS!!!!! and also at this time almost all the stations in the dining hall are closed so it's like. you could make a waffle in one of those machines or eat a grilled cheese sandwich but that's it. and the other kicker..... the place that sells to-go food is APPARENTLY ALSO NOT SELLING FOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTERNOON ANYMORE. i literally can't believe this this is ATROCIOUS. the entire place was cleared out. not just like they sold out of everything, the shelves and carts and stuff that the food was on had been removed. also when i went in there the other day when they did have food out they didn't have bananas anymore???? wtf i would buy bananas from there all the time. and they also used to have bananas sitting out in the old dining hall but they aren't there anymore either!

but basically last semester i had a class that ended at 2:50 on mwf (i also do this semester) so on fridays i would always go to the sub place, get a sandwich and take it back with me to eat a little later. that routine is ruined completely, but not only that since there's hardly any food to get at 3pm i basically have to decide if i want to sit around on campus until dinner time to get food. and if i don't then my dinner is just gonna be the snacks and stuff that i have in my room. because i'm not gonna feel like going back to the apartment and then a couple hours later walking back to campus for dinner.

the only place that is the exception to this is the pizza place on campus. which sells really greasy and not very good pizza that makes ur life sad when you eat it. one of my friends pointed out to me that this is literally the ONLY food you can get on campus after 7pm.

im done.......
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 28, 2015, 06:32:05 PM
West (the closest dining hall to me) doesn't have dinner on fridays and I hate.
And the amount that I do not want to walk to Bruce is also the amount that i don't want to go anywhere and pay for food...

But I might try that Jimmy John's Delivery again... they're a bit further this time but I'm def double checking for all my food first before I let the delivery driver leave :V
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on August 28, 2015, 08:34:12 PM
@moss that's awful. i feel really bad for colleges that don't have food places at open 24/7. complain to the university though! sometimes the people will complain enough that they'll just change it all right away. GET YER SUBS BACK. i know i'm super lucky that all our dining halls are open at all times.

speaking of food things - i hated my meal plan options the past two years at my school. for freshmen and sophomores, it's only dining hall swipes we can use - and the dining halls are far away from anything academic or anything i need to be close to. so when i wanted to get a quick bite to eat and then do work in the library, i couldn't. it sucked. however this next year i am not going to have a meal plan and just putting money on my ucard (basically, student id) debit account for food. in which i can use anywhere on campus and some cool places off campus. i'm so excited to be able to eat in which it's convenient to me.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 28, 2015, 11:07:56 PM
@moss wow, that's awful, why would they do that if the places were so popular? I feel like keeping the place open all day would make them MORE money...? It doesn't make sense at all, I'm really sorry :c
Hopefully after a while enough people would have complained that they'll bring the other places back? Or at least keep them open longer?

I have a small meal plan on my campus, but usually by the time classes are over I just wanna go home, so I never stick around to eat... I should really use it though, we have some good options...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on August 29, 2015, 08:51:05 AM
Waiting to board my flight D: wish me luck

(Also agreeing w/ everyone else, those hours are absurd. They could at least stay open from lunch to dinner, or just spread out when each place closes and re-opens so there'd always be a decent number of places open.)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 29, 2015, 09:17:32 AM
@fireheart good luck! I'm sure you'll be fine <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 30, 2015, 03:00:48 PM
That's really stupid moss :( Ours has like half an hour before dinner rush when it's closed, but it's open from breakfast to dinner besides that. We also have the Retreat which has food too that you use dining bucks for- it's like a sandwich place and a deli sort of deal- and that's open longer, and UpC too which is like milkshakes and some food and coffee and such in the late night four days a week. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Spellmaster on August 31, 2015, 12:41:01 AM
cafeterias that open only at mealtimes sound really frustrating :( and like, I'm sure plenty of students don't eat on a ~traditional~ schedule so why not take their business all the time?? my favorite thing about our dining hall was that on the weekends they served breakfast until like 2 pm because they knew ain't nobody getting up early on a saturday

meal swipes are also foreign to me because my school is on a dining dollar system... the dining hall and student-run pizza parlor are the only places on campus to eat, but the dining hall stations are open most of the day, and both sell packaged foods too, so they're more like markets with fresh meal options. which was great for me bc even the smallest meal plan was more than I could eat so I was constantly hoarding stuff for the summer lol

they actually renovated the whole place when I was a senior so I went back in the fall to see it and it was COMPLETELY different?? all high-tech and shiny with menu screens and everything. I'm kind of glad they didn't finish it before I graduated because I would have been totally lost
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 31, 2015, 12:26:39 PM
we have meal plans at my school, but also "bevo bucks" that you can buy food with, and also use at places off campus, like CVS and restaurants. it's pretty neat
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on August 31, 2015, 05:50:02 PM
It turns out my dad forgot to get me a meal plan for my campus... But oh well, I wasn't planning on eating there too much anyways.
This Friday though, Boyfriend is coming to my campus and we're gonna have lunch together somewhere. They've got an organic pizza place that I've been wanting to try out c:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on August 31, 2015, 06:04:05 PM
the meal plans at my school include both meal swipes and flex dollars that you can use to buy food. i think there might be a couple off campus places you can use it at but i've never tried. i always end up with wayyy to much money left over because pretty much all the food you can get off campus you can use meal swipes for (even outside the dining hall). before this year when there were more non-dining hall meal places the menu items would be listed in terms of meal swipes. like i would get an italian sub and the cost listed is "1 meal + $3" the only time you would ever use only money for something instead of meals is if what you're buying costs less than a meal. like if you got a bag of chips. but if you bought a couple to-go items they would use meal swipes + dollars for that if it was equal or greater than the equivalent cost of a meal.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 31, 2015, 06:27:50 PM
meal plans here are meal swipes and "points" that can be used at the snack bar (a convenience store thing) or in place of meal swipes if you run out. i don't have a meal plan because i'm off-campus, but i could buy points/meals if i wanted to. but i don't. the snack bar is super overpriced.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 31, 2015, 06:37:21 PM
tfw a class is super cool and gives blood to your sjw heart but the work load is insane
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 31, 2015, 07:08:18 PM
this 9:30 latin class is killing me though I still love the prof
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 01, 2015, 10:06:21 PM
I drew an overly complex thumbnail in my sketchbook, had to take a break, and then my TA came over and harassed me for not having drawn more on the bigger page >->

edit: "the college experience" getting bruises and cuts and breaking your nails seemingly out of no-where
wasn't I there? Why don't I remember this...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 03, 2015, 06:40:00 PM
for my "literature in performance" class our first presentation is for us to "pick a formal literary text you can present in 4 minutes" so basically pick something you like and read it to class but it's really vague?? like idk what exactly kind of thing she's expecting us to read. like obviously it can be from a novel or whatever because an example she gave was like "catch 22 has some good stuff you could work with" but mostly............ i don't know what were supposed to do with it other than like... just read it. like she keeps bringing up "performance" and "oral interpretation" so i have no idea if we're supposed to pick something in particular that lends itself to being read aloud/ "performed" whatever or if we're supposed to read it in a certain way blehhhh

i'm probably gonna try to see if i can pick a passage from kokoro by natsume soseki though because do i care about any books other than warriors or natsume soseki???? lol. i mean i am a cat is my favorite one but i don't know if it would be as easy to take a passage from i am a cat out of context.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 05, 2015, 09:49:27 AM
it's the first week of class and it's not even a full week so let me know why i have SO MUCH HOMEWORK

grapefruit WRITING THE ESSAY
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on September 05, 2015, 12:19:18 PM
i live right next to the music building now (i can see the entrance and all the practice rooms from my window) which means... i will be hearing music all the time...
...
not sure about this. already it's only 10am and i can hear people taking loudly and practicing loudly
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 05, 2015, 12:49:14 PM
it's the first week of class and it's not even a full week so let me know why i have SO MUCH HOMEWORK

grapefruit WRITING THE ESSAY


Hahahahahaha FEEL THE PAIN. WTE IS THE TERROR THAT BRINGS US ALL TOGETHER

(I actually really enjoyed wte *sweats* my advice is what everyone else says which is to use the writing center ppl to help critique your essay drafts!)

Apparently in that syntax/semantics course there are three whole people taking the class. Talk about small group discussion, yikes...

I also took a picture of my side of the dorm but I'm on mobile so I'll add that in later

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 05, 2015, 01:01:21 PM
oh man sunneth that sucks ):

also i heard from my dad that tons of complaints are being made about the new dining hall, so that's something at least. not that any changes are gonna be made this year probably though....

*magically appears in new york to take the syntax/semantics class* so i guess then you have space for me huh

since the writing systems class i'm taking doesn't have any prereqs there are a couple people that haven't taken ling101 in it so we've been going over some basic ling stuff along with the actual writing system stuff to explain things to them. like last week was chinese, but on thursday almost the whole class was spent going over syllables and aspiration and i was just like... oh my god this is so boring why can't we actually talk about the chinese writing system... next week is japanese though so i'll just be like, wow i sure do already know all of this :3c lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 05, 2015, 03:19:48 PM
it's the first week of class and it's not even a full week so let me know why i have SO MUCH HOMEWORK

grapefruit WRITING THE ESSAY


Hahahahahaha FEEL THE PAIN. WTE IS THE TERROR THAT BRINGS US ALL TOGETHER

(I actually really enjoyed wte *sweats* my advice is what everyone else says which is to use the writing center ppl to help critique your essay drafts!)

Apparently in that syntax/semantics course there are three whole people taking the class. Talk about small group discussion, yikes...

I also took a picture of my side of the dorm but I'm on mobile so I'll add that in later

(click to show/hide)

i'm in the special tisch writing the essay so i have to take it for two semesters :(((((((
also what dorm is that?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 05, 2015, 04:15:44 PM
i'm in the special tisch writing the essay so i have to take it for two semesters :(((((((
also what dorm is that?
omg.... rip </3

that's gramercy! if you're doing on-campus housing next year, i'd highly recommend looking into gram if you don't mind being further from the square! (i'm living in a studio atm but the regular rooms are p similar i think)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 05, 2015, 05:43:25 PM
still sad that campus shuttles don't run the entire week...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 05, 2015, 07:23:05 PM
I would really like to move out of here and into a dorm but... I don't know anyone who would want to room with me? And I'm way too antisocial and anxious to just room with a stranger /:
There's some apartments off-campus that are owned by my university that are co-ed, so I could room with Boyfriend, but he's not transferring to my school until our Junior year...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 05, 2015, 08:04:29 PM
cooking is so much more having to do cleaning than I like xAx
made chili though it was p good

we don't have knives or a cutting mat so I had to cut my onions with a butterknife on a glass plate
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 05, 2015, 08:22:04 PM
i'm in the special tisch writing the essay so i have to take it for two semesters :(((((((
also what dorm is that?
omg.... rip </3

that's gramercy! if you're doing on-campus housing next year, i'd highly recommend looking into gram if you don't mind being further from the square! (i'm living in a studio atm but the regular rooms are p similar i think)
it looks so nice omg i live in brittany and all the upperclassmen doors seem like garbage compared to brittany
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 06, 2015, 01:51:06 AM
to be fair, most of the upperclassmen dorms are garbage lmao

i have also been informed that the senior-only housing dorm apparently allows cats?? ? ? ??? guess where im living next year
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 07, 2015, 08:55:17 AM
i have also been informed that the senior-only housing dorm apparently allows cats?? ? ? ??? guess where im living next year
That's amazing omg

I want to live in a dorm next year but I have two chinchillas, a bird, and a turtle that my parents will NOT look after if I'm off at college, and the dorms that I know of don't allow pets (at least as many as I have) sooooo... I may have to wait to get an apartment... /:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on September 07, 2015, 01:51:06 PM
cooking is so much more having to do cleaning than I like xAx
made chili though it was p good

we don't have knives or a cutting mat so I had to cut my onions with a butterknife on a glass plate

I feel this so much. Whenever I want to cook part of me says "Yeah, but that involves cleaning dishes, do you really want food that much?"
And yeah, you don't realize just how many cooking utensils you really need to do anything until you're stuck without them. At least my place came with knives. Baking supplies, not so much. I still need to get oven mitts but my dad is coming to visit this weekend since he's on a business trip over here anyway and he wants to pick out super tacky touristy oven mitts with me. My dad is weird like that.

I have a rough draft of my first essay due Thursday and I really don't want to do it. The subject matter is not something I care about at all and we weren't given very detailed instructions, which is super bad for someone like me who's biggest problem in writing things is just deciding what to write about and what direction to take. Open-ended prompts and I don't often get along.
At least my only class tomorrow consists solely of going to the British Museum and I don't have class Wednesday (hello cramming!) so I don't have anything else I need to be working on right now.
I'm so glad I never have to take another writing class again after this. I like writing a lot, and even do analytical writing for fun*, but writing classes are bleh.
*For example, my still-growing 27 page document of notes on a video game series, around half of which is huge blocks of analysis including 5 on a single character. All single-spaced. All just 'cause I felt like it.
(The other half is mostly me making lame jokes)


On a more positive note, I had my first real day of my comparative politics class and I think I'm actually going to enjoy it. I wasn't all that sure I'd like the professor based on our intro day but he's really cool and pretty funny. And gave us M&Ms in our school colors.
Actually all my professors are pretty great so far. My theatre professor is a little out there sometimes (not in a bad way though) but it looks like I might be able to write my final essay on Cavalia (http://www.cavalia.net/) and that is the best thing.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 08, 2015, 10:24:24 AM
when your printer doesn't work with the wifi or something and you can't print but you need to print but you refuse to pay 10 c a page to print at the library
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on September 08, 2015, 02:09:30 PM
it's my first day of school of my junior year of college!! that's exciting... right? i started here when i was 11. (god help me.) this semester should be a little different because i'm now living off campus and i'm only taking two legit classes. i wanted go to school only part time this semester for my mental health but i ended up being full time on paper because i'm doing other stuff that gives me credit. I'm a TA for a social justice education class, and I'm training to be a sexual assault response counselor which keeps me on track to graduate!!

also more importantly: it's 95 degrees today. WHY. a lot of the old buildings don't have AC either so it's absolutely awhile here.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on September 08, 2015, 02:16:45 PM
it's my first day of school of my junior year of college!! that's exciting... right? i started here when i was 11. (god help me.)
for a moment i interpreted this as you started college when you were 11 and i was like... riiiiiiiiiiiiight...

anyway it's my first day of classes too. i can't believe this is my last semester?? i'm gonna die??
we (symphony) didn't play convocation this year because the wind ensemble took it, so i got to sleep in instead of getting up at 7, and by "sleep in" i mean get woken up by INTENSE SCREAMING OUTSIDE, FOR AT LEAST 20 SOLID MINUTES
...
and also the lawn mower under my window

the only class i have today is my senior seminar and i have no idea what to take or what to expect, but at least two of my favorite french classmates are taking it with me....... it'll be okay, right.... (no)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 09, 2015, 04:15:01 PM
tfw you're tired
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on September 09, 2015, 10:41:08 PM
i am going to murder these frosh down the hall

Y U BLAST MUSIC ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT
i know it's hot (our dorms have no ac. i cry) but plz do not blast loud ass dance music with your door WIDE OPEN
plz have some respect for your fellow hallmates who want to sleep

2 many bros
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on September 10, 2015, 05:35:12 PM
Literally my classes are already killing me it's week two wtf
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 11, 2015, 05:23:22 PM
Well, I've finally had my second day of classes. More like first day, since yesterday all I had was a meeting for my thesis course, but I had three of my four other classes today so I think I've got a clear picture of what's going on this semester.

I'm really happy about quantum mechanics, because so far it doesn't seem as hard as I was worried it would be. Today was literally just a basic revision of the very fundamentals of quantum theory (The professor even went so far as to explain what all of the constants in the equations were!), and looking at the material we're supposed to cover it doesn't seem like we're going too far outside of what we did last year. And most importantly: no midterm! The only thing I'm being marked on are assignments and the final. I'm so happy about this because midterms are my Achilles heel, and I feel like I'll do so much better if I don't have a poor midterm bringing down my mark.

I also really like my professor for electromagnetism. I will shamefully admit that I never really "got" what curl and divergence were. I know how to calculate them and when to use them, but I never really understood what they were in the same way that I completely understand what a gradient is. In just a single short refresher on vector calculus, she was able to intuitively explain what curl and divergence are better than any calculus professor I've ever had. It all just makes so much more sense now! I can't wait for the second half of this vector calculus refresher, and the rest of the course. EM has always been one of those subjects I've been kind of weird with, but if she continues with this level of clarity I feel like it will help clear up a lot of the things I'm unsure of.

I've already got an assignment for EM, but it looks pretty easy and won't take too long. I remember doing a lot of this stuff two years ago in calculus, so I'll probably get started once I actually remember how to do it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 12, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
the people in the room above mine definitely rearrange their furniture every night. literally every night
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 12, 2015, 10:44:09 AM
the people in the room above mine definitely rearrange their furniture every night. literally every night
same
and they probably do construction too
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 15, 2015, 05:40:07 PM
tfw you spend like half an hour doing one problem for your discrete math hw and you realize... you werent doing the right problem.... this is fine im fine
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 15, 2015, 06:37:58 PM
tfw you spend like half an hour doing one problem for your discrete math hw and you realize... you werent doing the right problem.... this is fine im fine

I pulled an all-nighter for my pop-up card last night before realizing that it's due tomorrow, not today
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 15, 2015, 08:17:09 PM
I pulled an all-nighter for my pop-up card last night before realizing that it's due tomorrow, not today
omg thats the worst... i did that once last semester, i stayed up almost all night writing an 8 page paper for this class i hated and then learned that it wasn't actually due for almost another two weeks. i was ready to kill my professor i was so upset

in other news, it took me three hours to do one problem and then about ten minutes to do the next two? what??? i'm just... not gonna question it....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 15, 2015, 08:18:27 PM
I had my first two exams this past week... the first one was Algebra, and I got a 96% which I'm happy with, but then for my bio one I got an 88%... I mean that's good and all, especially considering the class average was 70%, but... I could have sworn I did a lot better? I'm kinda disappointed in myself tbh
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on September 15, 2015, 08:49:06 PM
Pretty nervous about getting getting my first Japanese quiz of the semester back... I usually do well, but we had like 20 kanji to learn in under a week, on top of vocab and grammar. I could have done fine if it was just recognizing them, but I just couldn't write them all from memory. Plus, I forgot my homework for another class on the same day. Ugh.
My other classes are going okay, though.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 16, 2015, 01:44:00 PM
Pretty nervous about getting getting my first Japanese quiz of the semester back... I usually do well, but we had like 20 kanji to learn in under a week, on top of vocab and grammar. I could have done fine if it was just recognizing them, but I just couldn't write them all from memory. Plus, I forgot my homework for another class on the same day. Ugh.
My other classes are going okay, though.
You'll do great, I'm sure of it! <3

Today I have a meeting with my new student adviser... Bleh, I don't wanna go. I don't have any questions about anything, and I've transitioned pretty well I think. I'd rather just go home, but it's mandatory :c
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on September 16, 2015, 02:15:14 PM
I have a bio exam next Monday...and on the first day of class the professor was like "most people get C's on my exams so don't expect a good grade" and I'm like...wtf do you pride yourself on the fact that your class is hard??? Is your little watermelon syndrome that bad?? If so many students do poorly then maybe you're the problem bro.

I also have a Spanish exam soon but I'm good at that so I'm not too worried.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 16, 2015, 05:36:39 PM
I have a bio exam next Monday...and on the first day of class the professor was like "most people get C's on my exams so don't expect a good grade" and I'm like...wtf do you pride yourself on the fact that your class is hard??? Is your little watermelon syndrome that bad?? If so many students do poorly then maybe you're the problem bro.
Ugh I HATE when teachers do that. If most people don't get better than a C, then why doesn't he change HIS teaching? It's not fair that the students have to suffer because the professor doesn't want to do their job /:
Good luck on both of your exams, and hopefully you'll get a great grade on your bio one despite your professor!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 16, 2015, 06:47:55 PM
I think my quantum II prof missed a memo about the curriculum for this course, because... it's identical to quantum I. Not even just the things we've done so far (Really basic intro stuff and the Schrodinger equation), the stuff he has on the course outline is pretty much exactly what we did last year plus two more chapters.

I have a bio exam next Monday...and on the first day of class the professor was like "most people get C's on my exams so don't expect a good grade" and I'm like...wtf do you pride yourself on the fact that your class is hard??? Is your little watermelon syndrome that bad?? If so many students do poorly then maybe you're the problem bro.
Ugh I HATE when teachers do that. If most people don't get better than a C, then why doesn't he change HIS teaching? It's not fair that the students have to suffer because the professor doesn't want to do their job /:
What's so wrong with that? A C is supposed to be an average grade/somewhere around 70, right? That's actually really good for a university science course.

University is supposed to be a lot harder than high school, and I don't see why a professor wanting to make a difficult exam to challenge his students is somehow indicative of his failings as a teacher. Different professors have different standards, and just because his are more strict than other professors doesn't mean he isn't doing his job correctly. Most university courses use bell curves to adjust marks as well, and professors can get in trouble if their class averages are too low (They can also get in trouble if they're too high).

In university, where professors have to deal with hundreds of students and independent study is encouraged, it shouldn't be the teacher's responsibility to make sure everyone gets a good mark. And I'm saying this as someone who has gotten a 20 on an exam.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 16, 2015, 07:15:15 PM
I have a bio exam next Monday...and on the first day of class the professor was like "most people get C's on my exams so don't expect a good grade" and I'm like...wtf do you pride yourself on the fact that your class is hard??? Is your little watermelon syndrome that bad?? If so many students do poorly then maybe you're the problem bro.
Ugh I HATE when teachers do that. If most people don't get better than a C, then why doesn't he change HIS teaching? It's not fair that the students have to suffer because the professor doesn't want to do their job /:
What's so wrong with that? A C is supposed to be an average grade/somewhere around 70, right? That's actually really good for a university science course.

University is supposed to be a lot harder than high school, and I don't see why a professor wanting to make a difficult exam to challenge his students is somehow indicative of his failings as a teacher. Different professors have different standards, and just because his are more strict than other professors doesn't mean he isn't doing his job correctly. Most university courses use bell curves to adjust marks as well, and professors can get in trouble if their class averages are too low (They can also get in trouble if they're too high).

In university, where professors have to deal with hundreds of students and independent study is encouraged, it shouldn't be the teacher's responsibility to make sure everyone gets a good mark. And I'm saying this as someone who has gotten a 20 on an exam.
The problem I had was when the professor said "so don't expect to get a good grade," to me that's evidence of a teacher who doesn't care/doesn't teach as in-depth as they probably should. All of my professors so far have said that although the class average may be a 70, they expect most people to get a grade at least a little bit above that. I think what Addeh was upset about (and what I get upset about) is when the teachers don't seem to care one way or another if their students do well, and that often reflects on their teaching (doesn't go over questions, ignores inquiries during lectures, won't slow down or doesn't seem concerned about the students, etc).
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on September 16, 2015, 07:39:01 PM
Dude, I'm a junior in college and this is my third science course. I know how challenging college is compared to high school and I know how challenging science courses can be. I don't consider a C to be "really good" for science or any other course. I got A's in both of my other science courses and they were both higher levels than this one. This is a 100 level intro course, and I just want to complain about how my professor has a pole up his ass and could be a little more supportive instead of telling the whole class they're going to do poorly. I didn't appreciate what he said or how he said it.  The exam can be challenging and force students to think, yes, but he didn't have to word it like that.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 16, 2015, 08:03:58 PM
Obviously I'm missing a lot of context here, but I don't think saying a lot of people might not do well alone is a sign that someone doesn't care. Maybe they actually don't, but I don't think that remark itself is out of line. If it's an intro course I think it makes more sense, since although you know what's what, this is probably the majority of the classes' first exam in university. There's a pretty big gap between high school and university, and some people freak out when their marks go down. As someone who got really stressed over their marks in first year, I feel like being told to not get your expectations too high and that getting a C is normal is actually a pretty good lesson for first years.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on September 16, 2015, 08:08:51 PM
Yeah I get that, and there are a lot of freshmen in the class, I just wish he hadn't worded it the way he did or in the tone (which I can't really convey via the internet) he used. It came off as rude and unhelpful to me.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 16, 2015, 08:13:32 PM
Yeah I get that, and there are a lot of freshmen in the class, I just wish he hadn't worded it the way he did or in the tone (which I can't really convey via the internet) he used. It came off as rude and unhelpful to me.
Yeah... I mean, I don't know the guy, maybe he is an plum pit. I was just filling in the blanks with my own experiences, and I have had professors who told the class similar things and were still good teachers.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 19, 2015, 05:33:23 PM
um college is hard i just want to read a warriors book and play zelda for 12 hours
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: rowan on September 19, 2015, 05:44:03 PM
um college is hard i just want to read a warriors book and play zelda for 12 hours

unfortunately relatable but with pokemon too
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on September 19, 2015, 05:47:48 PM
um college is hard i just want to read a warriors book and play zelda for 12 hours

unfortunately relatable but with pokemon too
me and also with tales
(i got oot3d like a year and maybe a half ago but NOOO!!!! school!!!!)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 19, 2015, 06:09:52 PM
um college is hard i just want to read a warriors book and play zelda for 12 hours
Literally same </3 I'll finish you one day, fire and ice... one day..... (I hope)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on September 19, 2015, 11:29:41 PM
tfw you get under a week to memorize how to write 40+ kanji
like even if it was just recognition it would be okay but this is a bit ridiculous
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 19, 2015, 11:35:27 PM
done first week of classes yass bish #werk #dying
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on September 20, 2015, 10:59:43 AM
i just finished my 4th lol on to the 5th!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 20, 2015, 02:30:43 PM
Man, it's crazy how much vector calculus I just completely forgot.

Also, why am I taking a math course that's all about proofs? I hate proofs. Like, I physically cannot do proofs not matter how hard I try. There is no consistent way to do it, you just have to already know everything going in.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 20, 2015, 02:34:22 PM
Man, it's crazy how much vector calculus I just completely forgot.

Also, why am I taking a math course that's all about proofs? I hate proofs. Like, I physically cannot do proofs not matter how hard I try. There is no consistent way to do it, you just have to already know everything going in.

Wait adam are you taking a discrete mathematics course?? O: Because I'm taking it and I am Suffering
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 20, 2015, 02:46:10 PM
Man, it's crazy how much vector calculus I just completely forgot.

Also, why am I taking a math course that's all about proofs? I hate proofs. Like, I physically cannot do proofs not matter how hard I try. There is no consistent way to do it, you just have to already know everything going in.

Wait adam are you taking a discrete mathematics course?? O: Because I'm taking it and I am Suffering
Yeah, that's exactly it. I thought it was going to be easy at first, because at the beginning we were just doing really basic stuff I already learned in logic, but then I was like "oh, yeah, proofs."

They're just really hard to learn for me, because with other math problems you can always search for solutions to similar problems and teach yourself based on those, but with proofs every one is different and there's nothing you can do...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 20, 2015, 02:51:38 PM
I only have to take one calc and one stats course and I'm taking the stats course now and its so boring lmao I already know what a sample and a population is thank you
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 21, 2015, 12:39:33 PM
our breaker broke so I have no power in my dorm room...
which means I missed the online quiz for my Design 2 class
which means I got a zero there
and also I was too nervous to talk on the comm design discussion boards so I have a zero there too x-x

but yeah I don't know when i'll be able to use my computer again and it's a hassle to keep my phone charged...

I don't know if I should talk to my TA about it or just silently accept my fate because it was karmic payback for not taking it earlier...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 21, 2015, 01:35:45 PM
our breaker broke so I have no power in my dorm room...
which means I missed the online quiz for my Design 2 class
which means I got a zero there
and also I was too nervous to talk on the comm design discussion boards so I have a zero there too x-x

but yeah I don't know when i'll be able to use my computer again and it's a hassle to keep my phone charged...

I don't know if I should talk to my TA about it or just silently accept my fate because it was karmic payback for not taking it earlier...
I think you should talk to your TA, just in case they can do something?

I hate my math homework.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 21, 2015, 09:50:00 PM
our breaker broke so I have no power in my dorm room...
which means I missed the online quiz for my Design 2 class
which means I got a zero there
and also I was too nervous to talk on the comm design discussion boards so I have a zero there too x-x

but yeah I don't know when i'll be able to use my computer again and it's a hassle to keep my phone charged...

I don't know if I should talk to my TA about it or just silently accept my fate because it was karmic payback for not taking it earlier...
I think you should talk to your TA, just in case they can do something?
Yeah, you should definitely talk to your TA or professor about that. I'm not sure about the discussion boards, but it seems like you have a legitimate reason for missing the quiz. If they're nice, you might be able to get some kind of make-up.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 21, 2015, 09:56:52 PM
Internet broke school-wide for... at least three and a half hours. That was fun.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 21, 2015, 10:09:47 PM
Internet broke school-wide for... at least three and a half hours. That was fun.
Damn, a few other people on Skyple lost internet today at their schools, and the power of a few of the buildings on my campus was offline for a while... Conspiracy...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 21, 2015, 10:12:55 PM
the internet went out at my school on friday #aheadofthetimes
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 21, 2015, 10:31:55 PM
Internet broke school-wide for... at least three and a half hours. That was fun.
Damn, a few other people on Skyple lost internet today at their schools, and the power of a few of the buildings on my campus was offline for a while... Conspiracy...

Damn, a few other people on Skyple lost internet today

a few other people on Skyple

Skyple

wake up skyple
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 21, 2015, 10:38:34 PM
Omg I'm on mobile I didn't even catch that
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on September 21, 2015, 11:31:57 PM
Internet broke school-wide for... at least three and a half hours. That was fun.
Damn, a few other people on Skyple lost internet today at their schools, and the power of a few of the buildings on my campus was offline for a while... Conspiracy...

Damn, a few other people on Skyple lost internet today

a few other people on Skyple

Skyple

wake up skyple


In my head I actually visualised slowly zooming in on the word and this post made me laugh    :D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on September 22, 2015, 12:23:41 AM
i read that post as multiple people saying skyple at first and was like how??? how did so many people do that??

i've been at school for two and a half weeks and i've still never been down to the laundry room lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 22, 2015, 08:31:46 AM
Internet broke school-wide for... at least three and a half hours. That was fun.
:-) when the school sends an email to the stern kids apologizing for the inconvenience :-) when the wifi is back but it's really mandarinesque :-)

when you have prints due tomorrow but don't feel like spending 6 hours in the 55'F darkroom :-)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 22, 2015, 08:55:26 AM
our breaker broke so I have no power in my dorm room...
which means I missed the online quiz for my Design 2 class
which means I got a zero there
and also I was too nervous to talk on the comm design discussion boards so I have a zero there too x-x

but yeah I don't know when i'll be able to use my computer again and it's a hassle to keep my phone charged...

I don't know if I should talk to my TA about it or just silently accept my fate because it was karmic payback for not taking it earlier...
I think you should talk to your TA, just in case they can do something?

I hate my math homework.
She is unsympathetic and unweilding and she laughed at me.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on September 22, 2015, 09:18:28 AM
Internet broke school-wide for... at least three and a half hours. That was fun.
:-) when the school sends an email to the stern kids apologizing for the inconvenience :-) when the wifi is back but it's really mandarinesque :-)

when you have prints due tomorrow but don't feel like spending 6 hours in the 55'F darkroom :-)
:))) classic nyu resource management

:)))) when all of your hw is online and time-sensitive :))) not like i needed to get work done yesterday! not like i have four assignments due by midnight, a lab report to send in in a few hours, and an exam tomorrow to study for!! thanks nyu!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 22, 2015, 10:11:46 AM
our breaker broke so I have no power in my dorm room...
which means I missed the online quiz for my Design 2 class
which means I got a zero there
and also I was too nervous to talk on the comm design discussion boards so I have a zero there too x-x

but yeah I don't know when i'll be able to use my computer again and it's a hassle to keep my phone charged...

I don't know if I should talk to my TA about it or just silently accept my fate because it was karmic payback for not taking it earlier...
I think you should talk to your TA, just in case they can do something?

I hate my math homework.
She is unsympathetic and unweilding and she laughed at me.
What the grapefruit????? She should not be allowed to do that, that's ridiculous
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 22, 2015, 01:35:57 PM
so i tried out for the nyu equestrian team except the tryout wasn't even them watching us ride it was just us telling them how high we jump and our show experience :-) guess who was the only one who had relevant show experience with catch riding :-) guess who didn't make the team though :-) because i don't jump grapefruiting 4' :-) the team rode this morning :-) guess who didn't ride this morning :-) guess whose parents won't let her come home to ride this weekend :-) i love college !
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on September 22, 2015, 02:04:06 PM
so i tried out for the nyu equestrian team except the tryout wasn't even them watching us ride it was just us telling them how high we jump and our show experience :-) guess who was the only one who had relevant show experience with catch riding :-) guess who didn't make the team though :-) because i don't jump grapefruiting 4' :-) the team rode this morning :-) guess who didn't ride this morning :-) guess whose parents won't let her come home to ride this weekend :-) i love college !
God that's awful :(
Are they JUST jumpers? Because "equestrian team" makes me think they should be doing more than that or else they should be, like, the "show-jumping team" something. There's more to equestrianism than jumping and showing. I've ridden since I was five and have only done jumping around twice (and only bareback!). And I've never shown. So apparently by their standards I'm not an equestrian. Good to know. I'll go tell my horse that.
Hopefully you'll be able to ride soon! I've been going through horse-withdrawal myself and it is pretty terrible, so you have my sympathies.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 22, 2015, 02:11:10 PM
so i tried out for the nyu equestrian team except the tryout wasn't even them watching us ride it was just us telling them how high we jump and our show experience :-) guess who was the only one who had relevant show experience with catch riding :-) guess who didn't make the team though :-) because i don't jump grapefruiting 4' :-) the team rode this morning :-) guess who didn't ride this morning :-) guess whose parents won't let her come home to ride this weekend :-) i love college !
God that's awful :(
Are they JUST jumpers? Because "equestrian team" makes me think they should be doing more than that or else they should be, like, the "show-jumping team" something. There's more to equestrianism than jumping and showing. I've ridden since I was five and have only done jumping around twice (and only bareback!). And I've never shown. So apparently by their standards I'm not an equestrian. Good to know. I'll go tell my horse that.
Hopefully you'll be able to ride soon! I've been going through horse-withdrawal myself and it is pretty terrible, so you have my sympathies.

basically college equestrian show teams go to a different barn every weekend and catch ride a "random" horse and compete against members of other college equestrian teams and i did that exact type of show in high school in the same region so basically i've ridden all the same horses that the team would be riding in shows but instead they put people on the team that owned or leased their own horse and jump the big eq. even though they have no experience catch riding. but yeah there's a 2'3", a 2'9", and a 3' and also flat classes for each level
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on September 22, 2015, 03:28:22 PM
basically college equestrian show teams go to a different barn every weekend and catch ride a "random" horse and compete against members of other college equestrian teams and i did that exact type of show in high school in the same region so basically i've ridden all the same horses that the team would be riding in shows but instead they put people on the team that owned or leased their own horse and jump the big eq. even though they have no experience catch riding. but yeah there's a 2'3", a 2'9", and a 3' and also flat classes for each level
So they rejected you for people with less experience in what they plan to compete in because they have more experience in something that is not what they plan to compete in.
Flawless logic.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 22, 2015, 04:59:28 PM
My college has an equestrian team that I was also thinking about joining, but the girls in it are complete blueberries and so I didn't want to be a part of it. That's really not fair of them to not accept you though? I'm sure they'll regret it when their team this year sucks, though. You're probably too good for them anyway, I've heard that college teams aren't normally known for being top-quality...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 23, 2015, 09:30:57 AM
Set theory just blows my mind. Everything is made of nothing. Ever single number is constructed out of various combinations of nothing. It's just nothing.

My whole life is a lie.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 23, 2015, 11:47:52 PM
So yeah I'm in college now.  I'm studying Creative Media, which for me is a combination of filmmaking, video game design and creative writing.  Right now I'm taking six classes, some of the highlights of which are Game History and Development and Film History.  I love my school, my roommate is awesome, the community is awesome, and the friends I've made here are some of the best I've ever had.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 24, 2015, 12:02:26 AM
So yeah I'm in college now.  I'm studying Creative Media, which for me is a combination of filmmaking, video game design and creative writing.  Right now I'm taking six classes, some of the highlights of which are Game History and Development and Film History.  I love my school, my roommate is awesome, the community is awesome, and the friends I've made here are some of the best I've ever had.
yoooOOOO the return of graystripe
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 24, 2015, 12:03:08 AM
So yeah I'm in college now.  I'm studying Creative Media, which for me is a combination of filmmaking, video game design and creative writing.  Right now I'm taking six classes, some of the highlights of which are Game History and Development and Film History.  I love my school, my roommate is awesome, the community is awesome, and the friends I've made here are some of the best I've ever had.
yoooOOOO the return of graystripe

Hello!  Yes, I am finally back XD Sorry it took so long for me to join.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 24, 2015, 07:21:11 PM
there's gonna be a substitute teacher in my greek class tomorrow like.... honestly.... a sub..................
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 24, 2015, 07:52:48 PM
My Wednesdays suck I have four classes in a row.

At least it's not as bad as the four-five hours of class starting at 8 AM on Monday I had last year.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 24, 2015, 11:29:21 PM
*SCREAMS*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 25, 2015, 12:23:23 AM
*SCREAMS*

What's wrong?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 25, 2015, 07:01:18 AM
*SCREAMS*

What's wrong?
I am completely overwhelmed
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 25, 2015, 07:25:38 AM
*SCREAMS*

What's wrong?
I am completely overwhelmed
I'm sure things will calm down once you get later into the year :c
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 25, 2015, 09:21:15 AM
*SCREAMS*

What's wrong?
I am completely overwhelmed

What's going on?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on September 26, 2015, 12:19:28 AM
*SCREAMS*

What's wrong?
I am completely overwhelmed

same
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on September 26, 2015, 05:38:57 AM
*SCREAMS*

What's wrong?
I am completely overwhelmed

same
same and I don't even do work :/
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 26, 2015, 09:05:52 AM
I'm so glad it's Saturday and I don't have classes.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 26, 2015, 09:24:37 AM
I'm so glad it's Saturday and I don't have classes.
Same, I love Saturdays/Sundays.

But OMG GUYS I don't have my Comp class at all this week <3
My professor in that class does that when we're writing essays to turn in so that he can have conferences with us one-on-one for about twelve minutes, so all I have to do is go to my scheduled time on Monday and then I'm good.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 26, 2015, 10:11:17 AM
I'm so glad it's Saturday and I don't have classes.
Same, I love Saturdays/Sundays.

But OMG GUYS I don't have my Comp class at all this week <3
My professor in that class does that when we're writing essays to turn in so that he can have conferences with us one-on-one for about twelve minutes, so all I have to do is go to my scheduled time on Monday and then I'm good.

YES I love it when professors do that.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 26, 2015, 10:55:36 AM
I'm so glad it's Saturday and I don't have classes.
Same, I love Saturdays/Sundays.

But OMG GUYS I don't have my Comp class at all this week <3
My professor in that class does that when we're writing essays to turn in so that he can have conferences with us one-on-one for about twelve minutes, so all I have to do is go to my scheduled time on Monday and then I'm good.

YES I love it when professors do that.
He also gives us random days off throughout the semester because he thinks we deserve breaks. Also he loves Star Wars and he knows about my favorite MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic and I'm gonna take him for Comp 2 next year because he's hilarious
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 26, 2015, 11:21:15 AM
I'm so glad it's Saturday and I don't have classes.
Same, I love Saturdays/Sundays.

But OMG GUYS I don't have my Comp class at all this week <3
My professor in that class does that when we're writing essays to turn in so that he can have conferences with us one-on-one for about twelve minutes, so all I have to do is go to my scheduled time on Monday and then I'm good.

YES I love it when professors do that.
He also gives us random days off throughout the semester because he thinks we deserve breaks. Also he loves Star Wars and he knows about my favorite MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic and I'm gonna take him for Comp 2 next year because he's hilarious

I love teachers like that.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 28, 2015, 10:17:19 AM
I didn't manage to finish my real analysis test :^) :^) i'm gonna get a bad grade :^)

the whole time i was studying for it i was like "oh my god im gonna fail this" and then while i was taking it i was like "this isn't so bad :)" but i haven't had to take a math test within 50 minutes since spring 2014 so i wasn't even finished with the second out of three pages when i decided to check the time and it was 10:47 ughhhhhh

and now i'm non-trivially skipping a class for the first time ever so i can finish my topology assignment for later today

(watching life crashing down around me) this is fine
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 28, 2015, 10:25:51 AM
I didn't manage to finish my real analysis test :^) :^) i'm gonna get a bad grade :^)

the whole time i was studying for it i was like "oh my god im gonna fail this" and then while i was taking it i was like "this isn't so bad :)" but i haven't had to take a math test within 50 minutes since spring 2014 so i wasn't even finished with the second out of three pages when i decided to check the time and it was 10:47 ughhhhhh

and now i'm non-trivially skipping a class for the first time ever so i can finish my topology assignment for later today

(watching life crashing down around me) this is fine
That happens to everyone, try not to worry about it! I'm sure you'll be fine. And skipping a class isn't a huge deal as long as it's not like ten classes in a row, and using that time to finish an assignment is a great way to spend that break. You seem really dedicated to your work and I'm sure you'll do great, everyone needs a break, and you totally deserve it c:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 28, 2015, 11:17:02 AM
(watching life crashing down around me) this is fine
me, always and forever
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 28, 2015, 02:16:19 PM
an additional thing: i hate it when i go into a math class on the day an assignment is due because there's always people talking about it before class starts and they have their assignments pulled out and i can see them and i'm always like "i don't want to hear other people talking about their solutions because what if they're different from mine!!!!" and everyone else ALWAYS has assignments that are way longer than mine and i'm sitting here going "did i miss something?? why is everyone else writing so much??" like sometimes in abstract algebra people would come in with multiple pages of pure text for their solutions and i'm sitting there with less than a page with a lot of white space (because of line breaks and w/e) and i'm like what the heck. but i almost always got 20/20 on those assignments so i guess i'm just super concise and straight to the point lmao but i really don't know what those people could possibly be writing about for so long.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 28, 2015, 08:19:46 PM
I have homework :')

I'm not doing any homework :')
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 28, 2015, 08:38:42 PM
an additional thing: i hate it when i go into a math class on the day an assignment is due because there's always people talking about it before class starts and they have their assignments pulled out and i can see them and i'm always like "i don't want to hear other people talking about their solutions because what if they're different from mine!!!!"
I feel this 100%. Not really with math, because those courses are typically larger and I know less people, but with physics there are almost always people I know talking about the assignments. It's just... I kind of want to know, because if I get confirmation that I'm right I feel better, but if it turns out I'm wrong, then there's nothing I can do about it and that will be in the back of my head until we get it back.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on September 29, 2015, 02:25:57 PM
Just wanted to say that if anyone else here is taking/planning to take Japanese, this site (http://www.japaneseverbconjugator.com/) is a lifesaver.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 29, 2015, 04:16:11 PM
My table in Bio I makes me SO MAD.

The two douches that sit next to me are constantly talking, on their phones, or sleeping, and then they say that the professor is an ass or a watermelon or a horrible person because they can't understand anything. Then they complain about the workload, when it CLEARLY STATED when we signed up that this class was specifically designed for science majors (there's a different bio class for non-science majors); these two idiots are business and golf management majors.

I hope they drop the class soon, because at this point all the other tables are full /:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on September 29, 2015, 06:46:16 PM
ugh i'm sorry Scartail that really sucks, they sound like douches. like who tf is a golf management major. what even is that.

I do not know how to start my screenplay and i need to start writing it like yesterday
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 29, 2015, 07:40:01 PM
...golf... management? that's a thing?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 29, 2015, 07:46:16 PM
In Florida golf is like a big thing because of all the old people here, idek. It's practically a throw-away major; rich kids take it so that they can cruise through college. It's lychee fruit tbh.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 29, 2015, 07:47:01 PM
golf management majors.


thats so florida

i :-) have so much work :-) and i'm doing none of it ! lol :^)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 29, 2015, 07:50:14 PM
tbh when I went to japan some people told us that their majors were "sightseeing" and tbh I'm praying that it's just something that got messed up in translation
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 29, 2015, 07:55:25 PM
their majors were "sightseeing"
the goal
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on September 30, 2015, 07:06:07 AM
I woke up to an email cancelling my real analysis class today (yesss) and all it says is "sorry. i am sick." bless this man
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 30, 2015, 07:40:32 AM
I'm on my 13 hour day :)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 30, 2015, 09:11:31 AM
I have class in less than an hour but it's raining really hard and I'm really comfortable lying in bed and I don't wanna get up :(
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on September 30, 2015, 09:23:43 AM
I have class in less than an hour but it's raining really hard and I'm really comfortable lying in bed and I don't wanna get up :(
Ugh I hate that feeling </3

I only have one 50-minute class today PRAISE
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 30, 2015, 09:24:47 AM
I have class in less than an hour but it's raining really hard and I'm really comfortable lying in bed and I don't wanna get up :(
Ugh I hate that feeling </3

I only have one 50-minute class today PRAISE

Lucky

One of my classes canceled though so that's cool.

I'm really tempted to skip my first one.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on September 30, 2015, 05:58:57 PM
when your teacher puts online that a quiz is open from 6 am this morning until midnight tonight, and then emails you today while you're at work telling you that its 2:45 and you still haven't done the quiz and that you need to get it done as it is due at 6pm :):):):):):):):):):)):):):):) it REALLY makes me HAPPY. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on October 01, 2015, 09:21:51 AM
My electromagnetism prof is evil. Apparently when she was teaching the first years she told them she would give $20 to whoever could come up with a distribution of charge that could hold a charged particle in stable equilibrium (Which is impossible. She told us this story right after proving the theorem that say this.). After a week of seeing them struggle and shooting down their answers, she finally told them it was impossible.

The way she saw it, even if they somehow came up with a solution, she could just steal their work and get a Nobel Prize.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 01, 2015, 12:19:21 PM
when your teacher puts online that a quiz is open from 6 am this morning until midnight tonight, and then emails you today while you're at work telling you that its 2:45 and you still haven't done the quiz and that you need to get it done as it is due at 6pm :):):):):):):):):):)):):):):) it REALLY makes me HAPPY.
Wow d-bag. It's so weird for professors to single out people like that.


My electromagnetism prof is evil. Apparently when she was teaching the first years she told them she would give $20 to whoever could come up with a distribution of charge that could hold a charged particle in stable equilibrium (Which is impossible. She told us this story right after proving the theorem that say this.). After a week of seeing them struggle and shooting down their answers, she finally told them it was impossible.

The way she saw it, even if they somehow came up with a solution, she could just steal their work and get a Nobel Prize.
That's a super mandarinesque thing to do D:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 01, 2015, 01:47:57 PM
ur electromagnetism prof is me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 01, 2015, 05:14:37 PM
when u hate a class/assignment so u write a sassy/obnoxious essay

"I can think of few things less interesting than listening to self-proclaimed well-off people ruminating on and lamenting how materialistic society has become and gosh people just sure do want so much stuff! Don't they know money can't buy happiness?! And then First-World-Privilege-ly invoking the Third World and talking about how they are in so much poverty and have such terrible lives but yet manage to be happy with what they have, and shouldn't we take a lesson from that! But it's like, cool down pal, maybe download another ebook on your Kindle and/or Nook while watching House of Cards on Netflix, everything will be all right."
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 01, 2015, 05:29:00 PM
My electromagnetism prof is evil. Apparently when she was teaching the first years she told them she would give $20 to whoever could come up with a distribution of charge that could hold a charged particle in stable equilibrium (Which is impossible. She told us this story right after proving the theorem that say this.). After a week of seeing them struggle and shooting down their answers, she finally told them it was impossible.

The way she saw it, even if they somehow came up with a solution, she could just steal their work and get a Nobel Prize.

omg this is genius. i love it
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 01, 2015, 05:34:08 PM
My electromagnetism prof is evil. Apparently when she was teaching the first years she told them she would give $20 to whoever could come up with a distribution of charge that could hold a charged particle in stable equilibrium (Which is impossible. She told us this story right after proving the theorem that say this.). After a week of seeing them struggle and shooting down their answers, she finally told them it was impossible.

The way she saw it, even if they somehow came up with a solution, she could just steal their work and get a Nobel Prize.

omg this is genius. i love it
I've been so bad at following this thread, but I love this story so much.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 02, 2015, 12:57:22 PM
when u walk into a classroom while the previous class is still taking a test because u see someone in there who is in your next class so you think the previous class has left but then you see everyone writing and then. then u realize.

I'm not usually early to this class since I have one right before so I just walked right in and then I was like what is going on... and then walked over to the door on the other side of the room and left. How embarrass.....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on October 02, 2015, 01:16:12 PM
i got a b on my science exam i'm so happy!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on October 02, 2015, 01:20:33 PM
so as it turns out this Learning Center is right next to the Pride Alliance and that guy that I was avoiding going to the Pride Alliance in case I ever happened to bump into him was there :) :) :)

I've decided to play his game.
"oh yeah we should tooooootally catch up sometime..... I don't have your number but I gotta run byeeee"
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 02, 2015, 02:27:16 PM
i got a b on my science exam i'm so happy!!
Congrats Clanmate! That's amazing <3

Today I got a lead on where/when the environmental club at my school meets?? I'm not sure if it's correct but I'm gonna check it out on Tuesday night :3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on October 02, 2015, 09:30:31 PM
my new drawing friend Austin wants me to join this drawing/painting association club thing
I'm gonna be the random person that shows up and pays my dues in time to be a member and be like holla I'm here now what's good B^)

feel like it's gonna be a good thing to be a part of
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 02, 2015, 09:50:02 PM
my new drawing friend Austin wants me to join this drawing/painting association club thing
I'm gonna be the random person that shows up and pays my dues in time to be a member and be like holla I'm here now what's good B^)

feel like it's gonna be a good thing to be a part of
That sounds awesome! I'm sure it'll be great, being surrounded by other artists will probably inspire you and give you some good ideas/tips :3

Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on October 02, 2015, 10:05:11 PM
help me i'm drowning in midterms
this friday night library life tho
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on October 02, 2015, 10:08:02 PM
oh crap midterms are this month...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Spellmaster on October 03, 2015, 01:49:07 AM
Just wanted to say that if anyone else here is taking/planning to take Japanese, this site (http://www.japaneseverbconjugator.com/) is a lifesaver.

ooooh this looks fun (I still hate causative/passive)
I put in tatakau to try it out and tatakawanakattara is my new favorite word

conjugation gave me so much grief for years because I never took first year japanese in high school or first semester in college, so I missed learning a lot of the basics both times... on my first day of japanese classes (a week or two into the second-year curriculum in high school), the class had just learned about the te-form, so the first thing the teacher did was have another student write out the rules for me. I kept that paper for literal years because that's how long it took me to memorize the system orz

life would probably be a lot easier if I'd go back and try to relearn the basics I glossed over the first time, so I can stop having embarrassing years-late revelations about how things work
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on October 03, 2015, 03:19:31 PM
this friday night library life tho
me

i don't have any formal midterms, like actual exams, but most of my classes are very heavily writing-based so i have a lot of midterm papers so yeah

i called my parents yesterday and my dad was like "so what do you guys do for fun" and i was like tbh dad i do homework 24/7
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 05, 2015, 09:03:40 PM
So I only have one midterm but it's my online Roman History class

And it lasts two hours

And it involves two essays

Which are based on readings from the book that I just skimmed over in order to be able to answer the weekly questions since each chapter is like 20+ pages on 11pt font with almost no pictures

THIS IS FINE IT'S COOL
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 05, 2015, 09:04:45 PM
omg
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 05, 2015, 09:26:32 PM
essays on tests are THE WORST THING IN THIS WORLD
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 06, 2015, 08:54:48 AM
I agree :c

At least it's only one midterm, though... I guess... #bitter
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 06, 2015, 11:04:44 AM
Spring 2016 course search goes up next Friday *muffled screaming* i cant wait omg.... idk why but i love looking through all the courses and the times and like. planning out all my possible schedules is really fun and i really like it. Also I really want to know if they compsci dept is offering the Natural Language Processing course next semester so I can actually take it? maybe?? please

aaaaaa i love making schedules who else loves making schedules talk to me about scheduling
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on October 06, 2015, 11:50:52 AM
our spring classes just got listed yesterday.... the classes i need to graduate aren't listed lmao. i mean i'm not graduating until 2017 but i'm already behind in credits. kinda need these classes rn.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 06, 2015, 12:11:42 PM
our winter class courses havent even been planned yet lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 06, 2015, 12:14:43 PM
ooh apparently registration goes from october 26-november 6 for us
I NEED IT
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 06, 2015, 12:23:39 PM
I forget when our schedule opens up, but I have to meet with my advisor first... Yay...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 06, 2015, 12:25:16 PM
I forget when our schedule opens up, but I have to meet with my advisor first... Yay...
me too. but my advisor is really nice :0
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 06, 2015, 12:39:44 PM
Yeah, they just put up winter classes earlier this week, I'm really hoping they upload the fall classes on time, they can be really late with that sometimes  :sealedlips:

now that i've declared a major i just have to send an email to my advisor telling him which classes i'm planning on taking in order to be cleared for registration.

i'm constantly checking over my graduation/major requirements tbh, i have a lovely graph of all the classes i've taken and need to take in excel and it's so nice to look at
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 06, 2015, 01:55:07 PM
accidentally wastes time looking at the spring schedule oops....

this is gonna be really hard because i'll be done with all my major and gen ed requirements so i have to come up with 15 random credits to take somehow. especially because a lot of the times there's not many options for class times, too many options already that i've thought about have been conflicting :/
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on October 06, 2015, 02:02:53 PM
i need to register for my january class next month (it's probably next month) but i won't get to register for spring... because i will be Done...
cries a tiny bit
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on October 06, 2015, 02:15:27 PM


aaaaaa i love making schedules who else loves making schedules talk to me about scheduling
me
except like i already know what classes i'm taking next semester lol bc theyre all required :-)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 06, 2015, 03:59:44 PM
I'MG FREAKIGN OUT I GOT A 98% ON MY SECOND ESSAY FOR ENGLISH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT........ I THOUGHT I WAS BEING A PIECE OF mandarin BUT I GUESS IT WAS GOOD LMAO
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 06, 2015, 04:00:56 PM
I'MG FREAKIGN OUT I GOT A 98% ON MY SECOND ESSAY FOR ENGLISH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT........ I THOUGHT I WAS BEING A PIECE OF mandarin BUT I GUESS IT WAS GOOD LMAO
YEAH GREAT JOB!!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 06, 2015, 04:35:00 PM
me
except like i already know what classes i'm taking next semester lol bc theyre all required :-)
yeah freshman year was the same for me it was gr8, i still have two more gen eds to take but like. i'm getting both of those out of the way next semester hopefully and then I will be Free.... to take the rest of the classes I need for my major lmao

tbh i've had like all of my classes planned out since freshman year, it's just the occasional elective that really gets me pumped up. also being able to choose times and try to give myself the longest weekend and most sleep possible

also unrelated but i found my fave granola for a whole dollar cheaper at a different store and i'm screamin
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 06, 2015, 04:44:35 PM
I'MG FREAKIGN OUT I GOT A 98% ON MY SECOND ESSAY FOR ENGLISH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT........ I THOUGHT I WAS BEING A PIECE OF mandarin BUT I GUESS IT WAS GOOD LMAO
I clicked this thread by accident but congratulations!!! If this is the one you mentioned the other day, then it definitely had an A+ opening line. :D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 06, 2015, 05:16:24 PM
I'MG FREAKIGN OUT I GOT A 98% ON MY SECOND ESSAY FOR ENGLISH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT........ I THOUGHT I WAS BEING A PIECE OF mandarin BUT I GUESS IT WAS GOOD LMAO
CONGRATS mOSS! <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 06, 2015, 05:29:32 PM
THANKS lol

also for like the past 3 semesters straight my dad has been trying to get me to take the argumentation class and i'm always like no because why would i do that to myself and in the spring semester... my dad is the one teaching the argumentation class. congrats i am super extra never taking it now.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 06, 2015, 05:31:31 PM
So I just turned in my midterm for my online class and when I turned it in it automatically said I got a zero but it was just two essays so it shouldn't have been graded that quickly but I'm worried that somehow the professor will overlook it and I'll get a zero on the midterm???
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on October 06, 2015, 07:18:21 PM
I don't remember if I've mentioned this but they don't want me taking studio classes next semester... they want me to retake 3 courses and do one other not-art thing so that's what I've got headed next semester.......
english 1, government 1040, Art Appreciation, and I've decided I'm gonna take the course that's just looking at old people in media
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 06, 2015, 09:10:55 PM
I'MG FREAKIGN OUT I GOT A 98% ON MY SECOND ESSAY FOR ENGLISH I CAN'T BELIEVE IT........ I THOUGHT I WAS BEING A PIECE OF mandarin BUT I GUESS IT WAS GOOD LMAO
How all my essays seem to go.
Congrats, that's awesome! :)

I think registration for spring is happening soon but since I'm studying abroad currently it's a little different for us. Not quite as easy to meet with advisors.
On the plus side, once I'm done with this semester I have almost all my GE requirements done that I wouldn't already be doing with my major. I think all I have left is a philosophy class and I have three and a half more years to take that.
And hallelujah for that because I am so done with the liberal arts. How do people put up with this crap for four years as a major? I swear if I hear the word "gentrification" one more time...
The only way I've survived thus far is my mantra of "Say nothing, but say it fancily." It has served me well.
Anyway, I'm very happy to be able to go back to taking math and science classes in the spring. I've been going through withdrawal since I finished high school in June. I've been seriously considering learning multivariable calculus on my own just to keep myself sane.
I mean, there are lectures from the exact class I'd be taking at Berkeley on YouTube...

This has been Science Major Rants About the Existence of Things That Are Not Science. Join us next week for Episode 2: "Seriously, Why Does This Class Even Exist?"
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on October 06, 2015, 09:12:05 PM
one 22-page midterm written.

next one now.
help
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 06, 2015, 09:16:28 PM
congratulations to moss!! and splashy bc wow that is a really long paper

also golden, i would actually really recommend looking the multivariable calculus or whatever other stuff you want to learn on your spare time! I did the same with basic calculus since it'd been so long since I'd taken a real math class, I just did a bunch of work on my own and it made the class SUPER easy when I finally took it since I already knew everything, it ended up being really fun tbh.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 06, 2015, 09:22:15 PM
one 22-page midterm written.

next one now.
help
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/25e53e28e81aecd3fd11d99cb93c6c66/tumblr_mxvkehgiuV1t0fqljo6_250.gif)
How are you even alive?

also golden, i would actually really recommend looking the multivariable calculus or whatever other stuff you want to learn on your spare time! I did the same with basic calculus since it'd been so long since I'd taken a real math class, I just did a bunch of work on my own and it made the class SUPER easy when I finally took it since I already knew everything, it ended up being really fun tbh.
I probably will, honestly. Especially because my brother took the same class when he was a senior in high school (both of us were a year ahead in math and ran out after junior year and we live right over the hill from Berkeley so it was the easiest place for him to take classes) and we still have his workbooks and stuff from it. I've been planning to at least look it over during winter break to get a bit ahead for (presumably) taking it this spring.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on October 06, 2015, 09:26:07 PM
one 22-page midterm written.

next one now.
help
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/25e53e28e81aecd3fd11d99cb93c6c66/tumblr_mxvkehgiuV1t0fqljo6_250.gif)
How are you even alive?

i am not
i am sitting in the library staring at my screen in total exhaustion while my friend is staring at her screen hacking at the same midterm i finished 22 pages for
technically it was 6 "short" responses (1 2/3-2 pages doublespaced) and a 6-8 page paper at least??

this one is only 5-7 pages thank god
i just need to like... find a topic. and write it.
this is gonna be a long night.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 06, 2015, 10:37:21 PM
I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 07, 2015, 09:23:33 AM
I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Is there an adviser you can talk to about it? Or someone that you can ask questions to...? I'm pretty sure at some point everyone is confused by their major, I think you should try to work through it if it's something you really love!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2015, 09:27:12 AM
I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Scar raises a really good point. If it's a subject that you're passionate about - even if you're not 100% sure where you're going right now - stick with it. Once you're past college, it will be easier.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 07, 2015, 02:07:40 PM
my topology test was easy!!! at least i assume it was.... hopefully i didn't do the proof at the end wrong. it seemed almost too simple but since the rest of the test was pretty simple maybe it fits?? well who cares. all i have left is my linguistics midterm and then i am pretty much done with work until fall break!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on October 07, 2015, 02:19:35 PM
so i'm a TA for an education class called Social Justice And Diversity in Education and it's exactly what it sounds. I did well in the class last semester and by a series of far fetched and slightly ridiculous events i befriended the associate dean of the graduate major who teaches the class (but didn't teach my section) and he asked me to TA for a class that shouldn't have a TA. it's cool for the experience, but he gives the class graduate level readings and it's Hard. thank god i know generally about everything we're learning in the class because lord knows i can't read them

HOWEVER he wanted me to teach a class so i'm doing basically a feminism 101 class tomorrow and i'm just... i don't think what i have planned he'll like and i'm afraid. (except the class loves me and hates him...........)

i seriously wonder all the time how i got to doing things i'm doing on a day to day basis and why
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 04:22:58 PM
I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Scar raises a really good point. If it's a subject that you're passionate about - even if you're not 100% sure where you're going right now - stick with it. Once you're past college, it will be easier.

I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Is there an adviser you can talk to about it? Or someone that you can ask questions to...? I'm pretty sure at some point everyone is confused by their major, I think you should try to work through it if it's something you really love!

But it's not my biggest passion.  I want to be a filmmaker, game design was just going to be my second choice, but I don't really feel that that's what I should be focusing on anymore.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 07, 2015, 04:25:47 PM
I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Scar raises a really good point. If it's a subject that you're passionate about - even if you're not 100% sure where you're going right now - stick with it. Once you're past college, it will be easier.

I seriously think I'm gonna change majors.  I don't really know what I'm doing in mine anymore.
Is there an adviser you can talk to about it? Or someone that you can ask questions to...? I'm pretty sure at some point everyone is confused by their major, I think you should try to work through it if it's something you really love!

But it's not my biggest passion.  I want to be a filmmaker, game design was just going to be my second choice, but I don't really feel that that's what I should be focusing on anymore.
In that case I say go for it! College is all about exploring your options and finding what it is you love and want to spend the rest of your life doing.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2015, 04:27:17 PM
In that case Scar's first point totally applies... can you transfer to another major? :#
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 05:16:16 PM
Yes.  That's what I'm seriously considering doing.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 07, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
Go for it, Graystripe! I switched majors last year from French/Linguistics to Computer Science and I couldn't be happier. No point in studying something you're not passionate about, especially if that's what you're looking to turn into a career.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on October 07, 2015, 05:24:14 PM
The way I see it (as someone who's switching their major), it's better to switch your major now, if you know that's the best option, than it is to be miserable later on down the roads.
If you know you want to study something else, then I say go for it!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 07, 2015, 05:33:55 PM
I ended up changing my major before my first semester even started tbh :P

I was gonna be a bio major but then I discovered that the Environmental Studies major had a lot more classes that I wanted to take involved in it~
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 07, 2015, 05:37:13 PM
*changed my major from linguistics to math bc the school i went to at first for ling was 2 big and scary so i dropped out and the other school i went to didn't have a ling major*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 05:48:21 PM
I mean I can see myself working in game design and being fine in it, I just like filmmaking more.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 07, 2015, 05:49:53 PM
I mean I can see myself working in game design and being fine in it, I just like filmmaking more.
Well the fact that you still took classes in college for it will probably make it much easier to get a job in game design if that's something you want to use to fall back on anyways. I say major in what you love, and then use the rest as a safety net :3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2015, 06:11:38 PM
I mean I can see myself working in game design and being fine in it, I just like filmmaking more.
Well the fact that you still took classes in college for it will probably make it much easier to get a job in game design if that's something you want to use to fall back on anyways. I say major in what you love, and then use the rest as a safety net :3
I totally second this, heaps sound advice. :)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 06:31:41 PM
I think I'm gonna try and graduate with a filmmaking major and a creative writing minor.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 07, 2015, 06:37:58 PM
I think I'm gonna try and graduate with a filmmaking major and a creative writing minor.
That sounds heaps good ole friend :3

Also @Scary STOP AGREEING WITH ME AND CONTRIBUTE YOUR OWN IDEAS.
Lol jk <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2015, 06:42:35 PM
I think I'm gonna try and graduate with a filmmaking major and a creative writing minor.
That sounds heaps good ole friend :3

Also @Scary STOP AGREEING WITH ME AND CONTRIBUTE YOUR OWN IDEAS.
Lol jk <3
>:| NO
I keep typing things then you ninja me. xD
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 07:04:18 PM
So you agree that you're just agreeing with her then?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2015, 07:04:48 PM
I disagree.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 07:28:03 PM
Oh boy you're thinking for yourself now
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2015, 07:29:04 PM
Quote from: Graystripe
Oh boy you're thinking for yourself now
Oh? Well since you said I am, it must be true.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 07, 2015, 07:47:47 PM
UGH
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 08, 2015, 05:07:31 PM
On the plus side, once I'm done with this semester I have almost all my GE requirements done that I wouldn't already be doing with my major. I think all I have left is a philosophy class and I have three and a half more years to take that.
GUYS I CAN FULFILL THIS REQUIREMENT WITH MATH CLASSES.
AWESOME.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 08, 2015, 05:27:23 PM
Omg I can't wait to be done with math tbh. It's so interesting but I'm so bad at it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 08, 2015, 05:43:28 PM
MATH IS THE WORST
ASTRONOMY IS THE WORST
MY HOT ENGLISH PROF IS THE WORST
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 08, 2015, 05:47:10 PM
Honestly my algebra professor is so annoying, and he barely teaches? Plus he made us each pay for a stupid website to do our homework on, and it marks us wrong for the stupidest stuff and it's confusing and a lot of times it makes mistakes, so we get marked off for answers that are right. He goes through each slide for ten seconds then moves on and tells us to read them at home if we want to know more. Then he calls on random people to go up to the board and work out problems before he's even taught us how to solve them, it's like a form of public humiliation.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on October 08, 2015, 05:54:33 PM
I have to talk in Japanese for 10 minutes for a midterm, and then I have to do the same thing later in Italian.
Im going to be so happy when midterms are over.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on October 08, 2015, 06:10:51 PM
I turned in a clearly unfinished drawing in my drawing class and it got the same grade as my finished projects
what the everloving grapefruit
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 08, 2015, 06:15:51 PM
I have to talk in Japanese for 10 minutes for a midterm, and then I have to do the same thing later in Italian.
Im going to be so happy when midterms are over.
Good luck! :c


I turned in a clearly unfinished drawing in my drawing class and it got the same grade as my finished projects
what the everloving grapefruit
Maybe she thought it was finished? Or that you were trying to do some sort of style?


MATH IS THE WORST
ASTRONOMY IS THE WORST
MY HOT ENGLISH PROF IS THE WORST
What does your professor do? D:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 08, 2015, 06:19:01 PM
He just tells me when my thesis sucks lmao
but me and my friend like tag team him with dumb questions and I think he thinks we're the best/worst so it's ok
I just basically have to start over ughhhh
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 08, 2015, 06:19:41 PM
He just tells me when my thesis sucks lmao
but me and my friend like tag team him with dumb questions and I think he thinks we're the best/worst so it's ok
I just basically have to start over ughhhh
Ohhh yeah, I hate having to start work from scratch /:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 08, 2015, 06:25:31 PM
He just tells me when my thesis sucks lmao
but me and my friend like tag team him with dumb questions and I think he thinks we're the best/worst so it's ok
I just basically have to start over ughhhh
Ohhh yeah, I hate having to start work from scratch /:
it's the worst but I have an idea from a conversation I had with him
me: is "utopia is the worst" an arguable claim
him: ...actually yeah not bad, I kind of agree
me: great. Because it is. Utopia is the literal worst
him: I mean the place
me: oh well I mean the book. The book is terrible
him: F for you

SO I might just argue that utopia the place is the actual worst. That or that Marlow was gay for Kurtz in heart of darkness
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on October 08, 2015, 06:55:58 PM
I turned in a clearly unfinished drawing in my drawing class and it got the same grade as my finished projects
what the everloving grapefruit
Maybe she thought it was finished? Or that you were trying to do some sort of style?
grade sheet: "drawing is under-resolved. Drawing is unfinished"
but she also says it fulfills the requirements and it's an interesting composition
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 08, 2015, 07:37:30 PM
@Pine you were talking about how you had to teach a class on feminism? How'd it go?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 08, 2015, 07:57:53 PM
I turned in a clearly unfinished drawing in my drawing class and it got the same grade as my finished projects
what the everloving grapefruit
Maybe she thought it was finished? Or that you were trying to do some sort of style?
grade sheet: "drawing is under-resolved. Drawing is unfinished"
but she also says it fulfills the requirements and it's an interesting composition
Ohhhh, well at least you got a good grade!


SO I might just argue that utopia the place is the actual worst. That or that Marlow was gay for Kurtz in heart of darkness
Omg yes Heart of Darkness yes
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 08, 2015, 09:05:05 PM
Someone mentioned Heart of Darkness and now I want to watch Apocalypse Now.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 08, 2015, 09:25:04 PM
linguistics midterm done !!! i just have to go to classes tomorrow (greek quiz but lmao w/e) then i'm done!! fall break!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 08, 2015, 10:43:01 PM
You lucky people and your breaks. Some of the other kids here from different universities are getting a break next week. Us? We get no break.
I haven't had a break in classes since spring break back in veeeeery early April when I was still in high school.
It's totally great! :D
:DDDDD
x_x
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 08, 2015, 10:45:44 PM
the only break i get this semester is one day off this monday how fun
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 08, 2015, 11:23:28 PM
I get three days off the week of thanksgiving
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 09, 2015, 06:29:08 AM
Here we get Monday and Tuesday off for fall break and then 3 days off for thanksgiving, so it's one a one week break total over the semesrer
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on October 09, 2015, 06:47:56 AM
Yeah I'm in the same boat as moss. Monday and Tuesday off, three days for turkeys.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 09, 2015, 09:14:58 AM
What is this "fall break"
The whole semester we just get labor day and three days for thanksgiving :( but I am so glad that college winter breaks are like a grapefruiting month long
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 09, 2015, 09:17:18 AM
My school is talking about a longer break for thanksgiving this weekend, but it's gonna cut into orientation week and idk if I like that
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 09, 2015, 10:07:22 AM
We got a bank holiday off like the second Monday of class and that's pretty much it. Not even getting Thanksgiving off since we're in the UK. At least that day is just going to be feedback sessions on an upcoming essay, but still.
We also get Friday off week after next because we're leaving on a trip to Bath for the weekend but we then have to make up that class on a different weekend :(

I'm so looking forward to my month and a half of winter break. It's like my replacement summer vacation.
Except the days are so much shorter and it'll probably be muddy and my horse will be muddy and I won't be able to play with him nearly as much :(
But my best friend who decided at the last minute to take a gap year is going to be around so for the first time since freaking seventh grade we'll both be available for an extended period of time. Usually we overlap for like one day in the summer and that's it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on October 09, 2015, 03:02:59 PM
@Pine you were talking about how you had to teach a class on feminism? How'd it go?

not bad but it was a lot less drawn out and interactive than i thought it would be. see my professor is actually an awful teacher/planner and kind of said if i wanted to do the lesson i wanted to i had to do it in the class in 2 days. i asked him what he wanted and he said he didn't care at all. with my schedule that's kind of... hard and i was just stressed because i was putting stuff together really quickly and the night before he suddenly really cared what i was doing to the point where he was like "well i want THIS amount of time in class tomorrow" and "maybe you shouldn't do x y and z......." when i already told him and it's 9:30 the night before and i have to be up at 4:30 the next day. dude i get i don't have a lot of time and could have fleshed it out more but when i asked you for more details you didn't give me any and then based your lesson around mine....

that's rambly and didn't make much sense. thanks for asking, @Heat :)

Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 09, 2015, 03:39:35 PM
@Pine you were talking about how you had to teach a class on feminism? How'd it go?

not bad but it was a lot less drawn out and interactive than i thought it would be. see my professor is actually an awful teacher/planner and kind of said if i wanted to do the lesson i wanted to i had to do it in the class in 2 days. i asked him what he wanted and he said he didn't care at all. with my schedule that's kind of... hard and i was just stressed because i was putting stuff together really quickly and the night before he suddenly really cared what i was doing to the point where he was like "well i want THIS amount of time in class tomorrow" and "maybe you shouldn't do x y and z......." when i already told him and it's 9:30 the night before and i have to be up at 4:30 the next day. dude i get i don't have a lot of time and could have fleshed it out more but when i asked you for more details you didn't give me any and then based your lesson around mine....

that's rambly and didn't make much sense. thanks for asking, @Heat :)
Wow, what a d-bag /:
Did the students like what you presented? Did you do the thing we suggested to get their attention? Lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on October 09, 2015, 03:41:35 PM
Other than one day off for Thanksgiving, the only break I get in the fall semester is two days off at the end of October for no discernible reason. For the winter semester there's reading week, but they also always make sure it coincides with Family Day just to make sure they give us as few days off as they can.

And what's this I'm hearing about three days off for Thanksgiving? Do American schools really do that? And an entire month for winter break? I only get 2-3 weeks...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 09, 2015, 03:50:47 PM
We get Wednesday through Friday off for thanksgiving so it's actually like a break... maybe we care more in America lol

And yeah winter is about a month at my school. 16 week semester starting at the end of august and ending beginning/middle of december, then spring starts middle of January and goes to the end of april/beginning of may

Edit: oh wait yeah. The thanksgiving thing is different because it's Thursday in America instead of monday. Canadians are just unlucky lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on October 09, 2015, 04:00:50 PM
We get Wednesday through Friday off for thanksgiving so it's actually like a break... maybe we care more in America lol
That certainly seems a lot more reasonable. I guess I never thought about it since I go to school so close to home (less than 2.5 hours by car or train), but I can't imagine this three day weekend works out very well for any students from other provinces.

And yeah winter is about a month at my school. 16 week semester starting at the end of august and ending beginning/middle of december, then spring starts middle of January and goes to the end of april/beginning of may
It's a similar thing at Western, but after actual classes end the first week of December there are about two weeks of exams. If you have all of your exams near the beginning, you can essentially go home early, but otherwise you could have to stay as late as the 20th.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 09, 2015, 04:03:46 PM
yeah my school is pretty small so there's only one week of exams
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on October 09, 2015, 04:40:22 PM
we have a half day of classes on the wednesday the day before thanksgiving :/// (but my wednesday class starts at 3:40 so i'll be able to leave earlier lol)

my school is also small and has only one week of exams... i wish classes didn't go right up until tests. i know other schools have a reading week or something between the end of classes and the start of tests, but. NOPE. right up until the bitter end. including a bunch of 3-hour christmas concerts. oh, to be a music student.....

we have only two weeks of winter break because we have a january term that's only a month long. it's not necessarily required so if you don't take a class that month it turns into more like 6-7 weeks... i've taken a class every year though. this year i'm going to martinique for the month :O
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on October 15, 2015, 12:05:18 PM
I met with my advisor today and she told me I should have an internship in the spring or the summer ahhhh no
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 15, 2015, 12:27:07 PM
I have three days off for Thanksgiving :'c

Also I GOT A 97% ON MY SECOND BIO EXAM!!!!!!!
I'm super proud of myself because the class average was only a 68% so I actually did amazing, it wasn't just that the test was easy <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 15, 2015, 02:27:27 PM
Looks like I'm probably going to Montreal this summer
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 15, 2015, 03:00:15 PM
I have three days off for Thanksgiving :'c

Also I GOT A 97% ON MY SECOND BIO EXAM!!!!!!!
I'm super proud of myself because the class average was only a 68% so I actually did amazing, it wasn't just that the test was easy <3
That's super awesome, congrats! :D
Reminds me of the first test of my AP Bio class where most people got D's and I got 103%.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: MarcoPolo on October 15, 2015, 03:40:18 PM
I'm not in college
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 15, 2015, 03:44:24 PM
I'm not in college

Same @MarcoPolo let's make our own club
*storms out*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 15, 2015, 04:51:37 PM
Quote from: Leopardscar
I have three days off for Thanksgiving :'c

Also I GOT A 97% ON MY SECOND BIO EXAM!!!!!!!
I'm super proud of myself because the class average was only a 68% so I actually did amazing, it wasn't just that the test was easy <3
Great job leo!!!!!! bio is a really difficult course! 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 15, 2015, 05:18:26 PM
@Golden and @CHEeTAH thank you both! I'm pretty happy with it :3
And oooh nice going Golden~

Also @Graystripe why are you going to Montreal?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 15, 2015, 05:29:28 PM
@Golden and @CHEeTAH thank you both! I'm pretty happy with it :3
And oooh nice going Golden~

Also @Graystripe why are you going to Montreal?

To study film and make up missed credits.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 15, 2015, 05:37:07 PM
@Golden and @CHEeTAH thank you both! I'm pretty happy with it :3
And oooh nice going Golden~

Also @Graystripe why are you going to Montreal?

To study film and make up missed credits.
That sounds really cool actually! Plus being able to travel is exciting!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 15, 2015, 06:06:16 PM
@Golden and @CHEeTAH thank you both! I'm pretty happy with it :3
And oooh nice going Golden~

Also @Graystripe why are you going to Montreal?

To study film and make up missed credits.
That sounds really cool actually! Plus being able to travel is exciting!

Yeah, I'm looking forward to it.  Just some money issues.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on October 15, 2015, 07:33:36 PM
@Golden and @CHEeTAH thank you both! I'm pretty happy with it :3
And oooh nice going Golden~

Also @Graystripe why are you going to Montreal?

To study film and make up missed credits.
Which university will you be going to to make up those credits? My dad grew up in Montreal, so I've been there a few times, and I'm also considering going there for grad school. I really do need to get my coconut in gear with all of those applications...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 15, 2015, 09:02:07 PM
i really wanna study abroad in walessss
*looks @Dustfeather*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 15, 2015, 11:07:27 PM
@Golden and @CHEeTAH thank you both! I'm pretty happy with it :3
And oooh nice going Golden~

Also @Graystripe why are you going to Montreal?

To study film and make up missed credits.
Which university will you be going to to make up those credits? My dad grew up in Montreal, so I've been there a few times, and I'm also considering going there for grad school. I really do need to get my coconut in gear with all of those applications...

I'm going to Champlain College's Montreal campus (I go to their main campus in Vermont currently).
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on October 16, 2015, 04:29:47 PM
@fireheart course search for next semester is up

looks like i won't have class on fridays :-)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on October 16, 2015, 04:52:13 PM
I'm going to Champlain College's Montreal campus (I go to their main campus in Vermont currently).
I knew there were a lot of schools in Montreal, but I didn't know that other schools had campuses in the city, too. I haven't been there in a while, and even then I was just being led around by my parents, but it's an interesting city.

It's weird... I've been so busy the past two weeks, but it seems like I'll be able to have a lot of free time this weekend... I guess part of why I feel so weird about it is the fact that my thesis has come screeching to halt until I can figure out how to get the PL set-up working. Like, I feel like I should be working on it, but I physically can't so I feel anxious.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 16, 2015, 11:36:33 PM
@fireheart course search for next semester is up

looks like i won't have class on fridays :-)

*screams* Thank you for the heads up equus!! the cs dept isnt offering natural language processing next semester, i'm crying

EDIT: Alright, since i've only got one elective slot and most of these classes only have one lecture option, most of my schedule had apparently already been decided lmao. It's really not that bad at all, apart from having physics in the morning again.

(http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/crowxleaf_lover/Screen%20Shot%202015-10-17%20at%2012.58.31%20AM.png)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 17, 2015, 09:24:57 AM
I've been planning out my schedule too, but unfortunately I won't get a day off... :'c
Also I decided not to take a math course next semester since the workload would be enormous, so I'm probably going to end up taking that in the summer if I can (my university requires everyone to take at least 3 summer courses for some reason)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on October 17, 2015, 12:24:08 PM
i'm here to rant

i hate gen eds more than most things. they're called different things depending what school but usually they're "general" requirements of the university (such as taking math, science, english, history) when you're an art major or st.

at my school (i go to a really large state school) they're giant 200-300 person lectures and i'm just tired of them. we can take different classes to fullfill the requirement but i do SO bad at all of them. i have to do my physical science gen ed so i'm taking geology and i just hate it. i like the science, but the professor requires us to know SO MUCH USELESS INFORMATION for one test and that test is 30% of your grade. like the prof KNOWS most of the kids are just going to cram for their test and then never use the info again. and it's not just a few things, i think it's WAY TOO MUCH for one exam for kids who literally don't care. why are you making the life of kids who literally are just trying to get through this class harder when you know the excess of information and stuff won't help them later on? WHY

i do so poorly in my gen eds in college vs my major/minor requirement classes. i literally don't need this and it's not bettering my college and/or life experience so go away
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 17, 2015, 01:09:30 PM
^Here here.
I've ranted to my parents quite a bit about general ed requirements, but my dad just tells me "It has always been thus." They sympathize, though, since they both went to the same university I do and had to meet pretty much the same requirements.
They are also making it hard to decide whether or not to drop my writing class so I don't go off the deep end (essays are highly stressful to me). Because if I did I'd still have to take a different class later because freaking requirements.
It's not even a writing class. It's a social issues class that happens to involve writing.
It's even worst because I actually like writing. :(
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 17, 2015, 02:05:42 PM
I feel ya, Pine. :/ Gen eds are awful and the bane of my existence.

Golden, if you feel like your writing class is really harming your health, I would go ahead and drop it. You'll still have to take it later, sure, but in the meantime you could try to find coping methods and the like to help when you do end up taking it? Basically all of my summer is spent trying to build on existing coping methods for the fall, or finding new ones. Either way, your immediate health comes first!

(I've actually been dealing with a similar dilemma recently. trying to figure out if i should go on medical leave this year, but then have to graduate a year later. i love college)

I've been taking mostly just the gen-ed specific classes to satisfy requirements, but I made the huge mistake of deciding to take two actual science courses (Physics I and II) instead of the weird gen-ed ones that have a lot of reading. The workload isn't bad, and the material isn't difficult, but I hate it. There's about 500 people in my class, and lectures are held in the theater. I need to sit in the back of the classroom, because of anxiety issues, but I can't hear a word the professor is saying. I can't pay attention, all he does is example problems without explaining any of the theory beforehand, and to make matters worse, it's bright and early in the morning. This wouldn't be an issue if I could get some caffeine, but since it's in a theater, the only thing we're allowed to bring into lecture is water. :/ I just want a chai tea latte, come on guys.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 17, 2015, 02:45:42 PM
Golden, if you feel like your writing class is really harming your health, I would go ahead and drop it. You'll still have to take it later, sure, but in the meantime you could try to find coping methods and the like to help when you do end up taking it? Basically all of my summer is spent trying to build on existing coping methods for the fall, or finding new ones. Either way, your immediate health comes first!
That's pretty much exactly what our program coordinator told me. I'm definitely considering it. But we'd have to make sure I could, since dropping it would put me below the minimum number of units I need to keep my visa. She seemed confident we could find a work-around though, and it would mean my Mondays weren't hellishly long. Also I would have Thursday off, too, so I would basically have two "weekends" each week since I don't have class Wednesday.
Right now I'm leaning towards dropping it since I'm an entire essay behind already, but I want to think about it a bit more and make the call later this week.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on October 17, 2015, 02:47:07 PM
I'm going to Champlain College's Montreal campus (I go to their main campus in Vermont currently).
I knew there were a lot of schools in Montreal, but I didn't know that other schools had campuses in the city, too. I haven't been there in a while, and even then I was just being led around by my parents, but it's an interesting city.

IDK if there are others but I know my school does.  I've never actually been there though but I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 18, 2015, 03:05:32 PM
Scheduling is hell :D
Just math and bio gets me something like this:
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Why, science? Why must you always be those classes that are only at 8 am?
And back-to-back-to-back lectures/discussion section might not be fun. I may see about moving the discussion to earlier in the day, though I like the idea of having it after the lecture instead of before.

Now to try to pick another class/classes to get over the minimum units...
Unfortunately, Organic Chemistry in addition to the above seems a little ambitious, especially given it needs a lab lecture/discussion combo just like Bio.

edit: I may do it anyway because not much else interests me.
Which would result in something like this:
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Could be worse.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on October 20, 2015, 02:39:51 PM
this is what my schedule is gonna look like next semester probably. i won't have class on friday but i have one studio class that overlaps any reasonable dinner time
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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 20, 2015, 04:29:54 PM
we've had two assignments in topology so far and i've gotten some points off on both of them but i haven't looked at what he wrote on them bc i'm so embarrassed by getting stuff wrong lmao... i'm too afraid to look and see what those marks and comments are....

but we have another assignment due tomorrow and i'm like. i don't know if i should try to look to see if there's something in particular i should be doing differently or something

even just seeing the red pen through the other side of the paper im just like... SO MUCH SHAME....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 20, 2015, 04:32:02 PM
we've had two assignments in topology so far and i've gotten some points off on both of them but i haven't looked at what he wrote on them bc i'm so embarrassed by getting stuff wrong lmao... i'm too afraid to look and see what those marks and comments are....

but we have another assignment due tomorrow and i'm like. i don't know if i should try to look to see if there's something in particular i should be doing differently or something

even just seeing the red pen through the other side of the paper im just like... SO MUCH SHAME....
This is me with every assignment ever.
I prefer blissful ignorance.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 20, 2015, 04:32:41 PM
.... totally not the ultimate topology enthusiast here... it starts off huge and ridiculously confusing but I'm sure it will become easier and easier as the course goes on. Don't be upset by making mistakes. It rly messes with your mind imo
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 20, 2015, 04:35:01 PM
it's not even hard like i understand everything. i even got a 100% on the first test, it's probably more like about how i wrote the proofs but i'm still like. i can't look.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 20, 2015, 04:38:05 PM
Omg :c in that case I can relate.. random criticisms are the worst.. good luck moss
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 20, 2015, 05:47:21 PM
i dont want to look at my critique either. I have to before I write this paper tonight though...and it wont be kind, he gave me an 83% on my paper. Which is the lowest i've ever gotten on a paper....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 20, 2015, 06:39:55 PM
I agree, reading/looking at critiques is such a weird feeling... Sometimes you can see where the person is coming from, but other times it just boils down to a matter of opinion and it can be really frustrating /:

In happier news, I managed to redo my schedule (I have until November 6th to lock it down), and I managed to give myself Monday AND Friday off!

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Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 20, 2015, 08:13:42 PM
That is such a nice schedule!! good classes to!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 20, 2015, 08:45:39 PM
That is such a nice schedule!! good classes to!
Thank you, it took me a while to figure out how to get it the way I wanted it <3

I'm gonna probably try taking Statistics over the summer, since my workload for spring will be pretty heavy... Then after that I only have a few more gen ed classes, then I can choose from electives for my major! So excited for that
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 20, 2015, 08:51:16 PM
i can't look at the criticism on my essay because i just FEEL the judgment omg kill me............
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 20, 2015, 08:58:32 PM
everyone pls give me your abilities to actually design a schedule how you want it and have multiple options
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Golden on October 20, 2015, 09:45:57 PM
Personally, I just used a website that generates schedules based on the classes you choose, which sections you check as possibly viable, and some preferences you choose like "prefer afternoon" or "hell no I'm not walking around Berkeley at 9:30 pm, give me something before 8."
All I do is click "next" until I see a schedule that isn't too bad and then save it for later consideration.
It's nice because
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Out of 161280 potential schedules, 151944 were rejected due to conflicts. 12.01 seconds elapsed.
Displaying 50 out of 9336 valid schedules.
I wouldn't want to have to do that by hand.

But the website is only for Cal so it's of zero help to the rest of you! :D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 20, 2015, 10:02:44 PM
I pick out the classes I need/want ahead of time, then I look up those classes individually on my school's course schedule, and then from there I just manually pick and choose different options until I have the schedule I want... that's probably not very helpful advice though D:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 20, 2015, 10:03:25 PM
myedu.com is pretty helpful for designing a schedule
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 20, 2015, 10:10:09 PM
i mean the problem is just that i have no options left. there are basically no classes left that i even want to take and most classes only have one section and then they are always at conflicting times :/ the only class that actually has multiple options for me to consider is math 110.

right now i'm thinking MWF: greek 102 at 11, early modern philosophy at 12, possibly foundations of advanced math at 2? and TR: math 110 at 2. and i think me and my advisor are gonna try to look into an internship i could do for the last 3 credits. otherwise i'm gonna have to think of ANOTHER class.

environmental science was out for being at 8am all the way across campus bc like no, geography 101, french 101, real analysis part 2 are out for being at 11mwf.

and i don't really want to take more than one class that i would have to stress about a lot of reading and essay writing so like, american history to 1865 is an option, but i wouldn't want to take that and philosophy at the same time i don't think and i think philosophy would be easier even though the whole time in philosophy 101 and advanced logic i was like wow i sure do hate philosophy and i actually like american history but lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 20, 2015, 10:46:44 PM
Hmmm, I would definitely talk to your adviser and see what they say...
An internship would be really good experience as well as provide the extra credits you need! But if there's a class that you really want to take and can somehow fit it into your schedule, that'd be beneficial too. Ultimately I think your adviser could do more to help you, though.

If for some reason you can't fit in all the credits you need this coming up semester, have you thought about taking an online or summer course? They're not ideal, but it could definitely help you to get the credits that you need as well as the classes that you want?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 21, 2015, 11:28:08 AM
In order to graduate, you have to take this certain class and you have to request a permission number in order to take it. I requested my permission number for the only class time that works for me on the very first day the schedule opened up, and I just got an email back saying they cant give me one because that section is full. This is my last semester and I work full time and none of the other class time work because of my job......................you (: are (: not (: keeping(: me (: and(: extra(: semester(:

-angrily emails advising department-
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 21, 2015, 12:10:11 PM
In order to graduate, you have to take this certain class and you have to request a permission number in order to take it. I requested my permission number for the only class time that works for me on the very first day the schedule opened up, and I just got an email back saying they cant give me one because that section is full. This is my last semester and I work full time and none of the other class time work because of my job......................you (: are (: not (: keeping(: me (: and(: extra(: semester(:

-angrily emails advising department-
Omg yeah definitely talk to your adviser about that D:
Is there some sort of waiting list they can put you on? Sometimes people drop classes before they even start, and if they did then maybe they could make sure you fill their spot?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on October 21, 2015, 12:15:35 PM
In order to graduate, you have to take this certain class and you have to request a permission number in order to take it. I requested my permission number for the only class time that works for me on the very first day the schedule opened up, and I just got an email back saying they cant give me one because that section is full. This is my last semester and I work full time and none of the other class time work because of my job......................you (: are (: not (: keeping(: me (: and(: extra(: semester(:

-angrily emails advising department-
Omg yeah definitely talk to your adviser about that D:
Is there some sort of waiting list they can put you on? Sometimes people drop classes before they even start, and if they did then maybe they could make sure you fill their spot?

Yeah I'm on one now, but it I don't know what my position is on it and my likelihood of getting in ):
Although I have been on one waiting list and finally got in on the 3 day of classes already starting.. But it's SO risky. Especially when you don't have another semester after this....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 21, 2015, 12:23:37 PM
Yeah being on a waiting list isn't always reassuring /:
Maybe your advisers would be able to get you into the class if you explain your situation?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on October 21, 2015, 09:37:56 PM
In order to graduate, you have to take this certain class and you have to request a permission number in order to take it. I requested my permission number for the only class time that works for me on the very first day the schedule opened up, and I just got an email back saying they cant give me one because that section is full. This is my last semester and I work full time and none of the other class time work because of my job......................you (: are (: not (: keeping(: me (: and(: extra(: semester(:

-angrily emails advising department-
Omg yeah definitely talk to your adviser about that D:
Is there some sort of waiting list they can put you on? Sometimes people drop classes before they even start, and if they did then maybe they could make sure you fill their spot?

Yeah I'm on one now, but it I don't know what my position is on it and my likelihood of getting in ):
Although I have been on one waiting list and finally got in on the 3 day of classes already starting.. But it's SO risky. Especially when you don't have another semester after this....



Yeah being on a waiting list isn't always reassuring /:
Maybe your advisers would be able to get you into the class if you explain your situation?

yeah i did this and got into a lecture i needed, just email them and they can usually just override the enrollment cap and just put you in manually
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on October 22, 2015, 01:55:13 PM
I got a 97 on my english essay!!! :))) omfg
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on October 22, 2015, 02:16:57 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 24, 2015, 09:47:04 AM
I got a 97 on my english essay!!! :))) omfg
Ahhhhh congrats! That's awesome! :D
It's hard getting really high grades on essays, you should be proud!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 25, 2015, 09:51:07 PM
ok i'm done agonizing over this for now this is what i'll register for tomorrow

MWF: 11-11:50 ancient greek; 12-12:50 early modern philosophy; 2-2:50 foundations of advanced math
TR: 12:30-1:45 statistics; 2-3:15 finite math

and if i get an internship i can drop foundations. this will put me at exactly 60 credits in math which is the limit

also if i do this schedule this will be my third semester where all my classes are in the same building lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 25, 2015, 09:57:54 PM
@moss that sounds like a pretty good schedule! And having all your classes in the same building must be great omg, I will never know that luxury... x_x

What kind of internship would you be looking for?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 25, 2015, 10:05:48 PM
something close.... i don't have my car at school so. i have to wait for my account on this website thing to get activated before i can log in and look at the internships but when i looked briefly with my advisor there was one on campus offered by a guy he knew so he emailed him to get more information on what it entails. it seemed like it had something to do with organizing events on campus which i'm kind of :/ idk but at the job description my advisor was like "you know what this means... it means 'you do whatever we tell you to'" lol

there was another one that had something to do with taxes... basically i think if i get an internship it would just end up being something that's convenient
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 25, 2015, 10:07:48 PM
MIDTERM TMRW
DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 25, 2015, 10:10:23 PM
Ohhh gotcha. I definitely think that you should give ones on campus a try, but if it ends up being too meh for you then I'd try getting one that involves your major or your career choice, because you might enjoy that more. But I really hope you find one close by that's convenient and you enjoy!

And I'll pray to Pepe for you heat </3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on October 25, 2015, 10:11:36 PM
I HAVE A MIDTERM ON TUESDAY TOO
AND A LAB DUE ON WEDNESDAY

DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on October 25, 2015, 10:19:21 PM
so um hi i haven't been on for a while but i'm in my first year of college! possibly double-majoring in english and history? but definitely at least majoring in english right now. i commute from home so it's an hour's ride but hey at least i live in a city with a pretty good university hey? 

this semester i'm talking an english class on shakespeare, world history to 1600, an introductory philosophy and beginner's ancient greek course and all of them are killing me slowly tbh (well in order of best to worst: history, philosophy, greek, and english. i got a 5 on the english lit AP exam why is this class so hard)

also @heat i'm in the middle of midterms now and same
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 25, 2015, 10:21:48 PM
@Holly I'm also taking an Ancient Greek course and oh my gosh. So much more difficult than I thought it would be. That's mostly because it's an online course and we have to read over 40 pages of the textbook a week and then write one or two essays, but still, I feel you /:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on October 25, 2015, 10:44:02 PM
@Holly I'm also taking an Ancient Greek course and oh my gosh. So much more difficult than I thought it would be. That's mostly because it's an online course and we have to read over 40 pages of the textbook a week and then write one or two essays, but still, I feel you /:
yikes! that sounds horrid. we go through 2 chapters a week and i'm finding it hard to keep up, i can't imagine what that would feel like
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 25, 2015, 10:45:34 PM
So far I've managed to skim a lot of the content and then fluff up the essays, but it's so exhausting overall lol

I most likely will avoid online classes after this semester, unless I hear of a really good one
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on October 25, 2015, 10:55:02 PM
online classes sound nice because you get to do things from the comfort of your own house but being in an actual classroom keeps me at least somewhat accountable. i've never done an online class, though. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on October 26, 2015, 07:51:29 AM
I took an online chemistry class in the summer, and it was pretty cool. He gave us the week's assignment, and we could do it at our own pace within that week timeline. It was pretty awesome. If you have a lot of motivation, it's nice, because you really have to get yourself to do the work. Especially in a science, I think, as I was doing experiments in my kitchen all the time. lol.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on October 26, 2015, 08:30:02 AM
oh yeah, i have no motivation so that wouldn't work for me. the chemistry thing sounds fun, though! i'm not a science person so most of my classes would involve a lot of reading and i'm always a couple classes behind in reading now lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on October 26, 2015, 06:20:37 PM
lmao my greek professor gave me a 10/10 on the quiz even though i got one of the questions wrong. i've gotten a perfect score on all the quizzes so far, i missed one point on the first exam and got 100% on the second exam so like. i hope she just assumed i got everything right bc that's hilarious. it was one vocab word that i gave the wrong meaning for but it starts with the same letter so did she just look at it was like "k that looks about right"
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on October 26, 2015, 11:55:15 PM
MIDTERM TMRW
DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH DEATH
i so feel this




ugh so i had my spring schedule all planned out and ready to go in my nice excel spreadsheet and then my department has to go and email us saying "hey there's some glitches with the scheduling portal website, here are the actual times for next semester lol" so i had to rearrange my ENITRE schedule... shouts to nyu
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 28, 2015, 12:44:06 PM
^ wow, that's officially the worst... I'm really sorry :c
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on October 29, 2015, 12:16:55 PM
omg.... luv ya nyu :-) this school is completely functional (my roommate this semester is on the cas student council and holy crap, everything is so disorganized it's baffling how this place even manages to function)

took my midterm for computer systems organizations (: (: (: theres a reason they call cso the organic chemistry of compsci lmao i feel dead inside
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on October 29, 2015, 02:11:11 PM
college is Actually the worst thing that's ever happened to me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on October 29, 2015, 05:28:47 PM
college is Actually the worst thing that's ever happened to me
Awww D:
I hope that it gets much better really soon <3
I'm sure it will once everything settles down and you get used to stuff... Plus learning to ignore stupid and annoying people/circumstances helps, but that takes time. Keep your head up though!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on October 29, 2015, 07:47:05 PM
college is Actually the worst thing that's ever happened to me
i feel you :/ i'm hoping it will get better once i get used to things and have friends and learn not to flip my mandarin about my grades, but i'm not liking it much right now

on the other hand, i probably failed my english test and i'm too tired to study for my greek midterm rip me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on November 01, 2015, 10:50:57 PM
About halfway-ish through the semester now, finally.
Hang in there, fellow college kids.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on November 01, 2015, 11:18:06 PM
WE CAN MAKE IT WE CAN MAKE IT
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on November 01, 2015, 11:36:56 PM
YOU CAN DO IT! YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES! 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 02, 2015, 07:15:01 AM
(http://forum2.warriorswish.net/MGalleryItem.php?id=358)

all enrolled, woohoo.

1. political sciences start at 9 am at the latest
2. all lunchtime is free! LUNCHTIME IS FREE!
3. that 10 minutes is significantly smaller of a distance to travel
4. at the latest classes are still ending the time they do now, 4:50

I'm taking Texas Government (again), Art Appreciation (again), College Writing 1 (again), and Aging In Media (neW!)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on November 02, 2015, 09:52:11 AM
Nice schedule Lav :3

I think my registration opens up on the 6th...? But I forgot. I'll ask some people today. I REALLY don't wanna have to redo my schedule /:
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on November 02, 2015, 12:34:04 PM
is this for the next semester? my school allows us to register for both semesters at the beginning of the year and i don't think registration for next year opens until may 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on November 02, 2015, 12:51:59 PM
Oh really? The schools around here only let you register for one semester at a time... The schools near me are smaller though, that could be why.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 02, 2015, 03:24:20 PM
is this for the next semester? my school allows us to register for both semesters at the beginning of the year and i don't think registration for next year opens until may
whaaaat that's so strange!!! but convenient.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 02, 2015, 05:56:19 PM
yeah it's for next semester... I wish we could just do it by year it'd be so much less stressful...
but our teachers change every semester and everything changes so it probably wouldn't work out
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on November 02, 2015, 08:28:26 PM
Western also makes you schedule your courses for both semesters at the start of the year. My schedule actually hasn't been finalized though, since I needed some special permissions from the professors to enroll in some comp sci courses and the department didn't release the names of the instructors before the school year started. I've got everything planned out though, I just need to actually enroll.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on November 02, 2015, 08:36:22 PM
is this a canadian thing

here we register for the fall semester in march and the course schedule for the spring semester isn't even set until partway through the fall semester
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 03, 2015, 10:55:49 PM
WHEN U FINALLY HAVE THE JOB !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on November 04, 2015, 02:22:00 AM
WHEN U FINALLY HAVE THE JOB !!!!!!!
i love cheetah

CONGRATULATIONS EQUUS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on November 04, 2015, 09:35:13 AM
WHEN U FINALLY HAVE THE JOB !!!!!!!
CONGRATS! <3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 04, 2015, 11:02:06 AM
-divebombs into thread-

I may or may not be procrastinating on homework due in five hours right now l:

I'm an animation student as Savannah College of Art & Design right now, in the first term of my Junior year. My school is weird and has 3 terms a year, so I only have two and a half weeks of school left until winter break, so working on finals starts for me this weekend @.@ I'm gonna dieee
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 04, 2015, 11:17:47 AM
yOOOO
I've heard SCAD is great
I've got a friend in the 2D animation program there!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 04, 2015, 12:00:24 PM
yOOOO
I've heard SCAD is great
I've got a friend in the 2D animation program there!!

YOOOO that's the program I'm in : D what year are they, I might know them!
And yeah, I'm loving the program, but it's suuuuper exhausting. I'm so ready for my six week winter break ;3;
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 04, 2015, 06:27:01 PM
I don't quite remember her year but her name is Samantha and she is rly rly cool
if I'm being honest we've just been mutuals on tumblr for like years i think ;w;
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on November 04, 2015, 09:32:46 PM
I'm also mutuals with someone on tumblr at scad :o i think she's 2d animation but idk exactly. I know her as nora but I think her real name is shannon?? (that was on an animation i saw at least) she's a junior!

guys......... my senior project is killing me........ i have an 8-10 page draft (though i guess this includes bibliography and i actually have more than the 8 required sources at this point) due tomorrow and i. Have. i have stuff but it's a complete mess. i am going to Die
i need to cut way back on my internet time but i get anxious if i'm away from things for too long :'(
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 04, 2015, 11:14:26 PM
i'm really hype for this job bc i'm basically a TA in the photo department but i'm also lowkey scared because i'm the only freshman and the only new person they hired this year
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 04, 2015, 11:30:04 PM
I'm also mutuals with someone on tumblr at scad :o i think she's 2d animation but idk exactly. I know her as nora but I think her real name is shannon?? (that was on an animation i saw at least) she's a junior!

guys......... my senior project is killing me........ i have an 8-10 page draft (though i guess this includes bibliography and i actually have more than the 8 required sources at this point) due tomorrow and i. Have. i have stuff but it's a complete mess. i am going to Die
i need to cut way back on my internet time but i get anxious if i'm away from things for too long :'(

HOLY mandarin THAT'S MY ROOMMATE

edit: whoops didnt mean to swear, literally too surprised in the moment to notice that i typed that. love the fruit censors, and shannon and i have been laughing about this for like five minutes. thanks for making our night xD
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 04, 2015, 11:35:31 PM
I'm also mutuals with someone on tumblr at scad :o i think she's 2d animation but idk exactly. I know her as nora but I think her real name is shannon?? (that was on an animation i saw at least) she's a junior!

guys......... my senior project is killing me........ i have an 8-10 page draft (though i guess this includes bibliography and i actually have more than the 8 required sources at this point) due tomorrow and i. Have. i have stuff but it's a complete mess. i am going to Die
i need to cut way back on my internet time but i get anxious if i'm away from things for too long :'(


HOLY mandarin THAT'S MY ROOMMATE

OMG...

also here is my schedule
(http://i.imgur.com/eAoVhWs.png)
government, world lit, weather and climate, and intro to psych
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on November 04, 2015, 11:51:41 PM
I'm also mutuals with someone on tumblr at scad :o i think she's 2d animation but idk exactly. I know her as nora but I think her real name is shannon?? (that was on an animation i saw at least) she's a junior!

guys......... my senior project is killing me........ i have an 8-10 page draft (though i guess this includes bibliography and i actually have more than the 8 required sources at this point) due tomorrow and i. Have. i have stuff but it's a complete mess. i am going to Die
i need to cut way back on my internet time but i get anxious if i'm away from things for too long :'(

HOLY mandarin THAT'S MY ROOMMATE

edit: whoops didnt mean to swear, literally too surprised in the moment to notice that i typed that. love the fruit censors, and shannon and i have been laughing about this for like five minutes. thanks for making our night xD

this is so amazing. What a small world we live in haha
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on November 05, 2015, 12:26:05 AM
dropping in to say that i got a 93% on my history midterm 8) mostly cause i'm in history hell and i'm loving it

my english course on the other hand oh man rip me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on November 05, 2015, 02:12:36 AM
I'm also mutuals with someone on tumblr at scad :o i think she's 2d animation but idk exactly. I know her as nora but I think her real name is shannon?? (that was on an animation i saw at least) she's a junior!

guys......... my senior project is killing me........ i have an 8-10 page draft (though i guess this includes bibliography and i actually have more than the 8 required sources at this point) due tomorrow and i. Have. i have stuff but it's a complete mess. i am going to Die
i need to cut way back on my internet time but i get anxious if i'm away from things for too long :'(

HOLY mandarin THAT'S MY ROOMMATE

edit: whoops didnt mean to swear, literally too surprised in the moment to notice that i typed that. love the fruit censors, and shannon and i have been laughing about this for like five minutes. thanks for making our night xD
EYYYYY..............
you know i've probably seen your url if she ever reblogged things from you (like commissions posts). suddenly this all makes sense!!! omg......
yikes.....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 05, 2015, 10:40:08 AM
[drags my lifeless body into this thread] whats up yall im failing like half of my classes

on the other hand i'm def not taking physics ii next semester and i'm just gonna take a gen ed science course instead. so no classes before 11:00 next semester for me!

on the other hand if i fail one class in particular i might not be able to graduate on time. or ever get a job. so. there's that.

speaking of not getting a job, i have an interview next week with someone who works at google. well, we're just getting lunch at his office, but like. it's basically an interview. i'm freakin out about it tbh i have no idea what i'm gonna talk to him about
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on November 05, 2015, 10:53:13 AM
i think i'm finally going through a shift in mind of what i want to do with my life

i think i'm going to add an urban planning minor? i'm a psych major w/ education minor and i was planning to finish up with a sociology minor but i have a friend in the ~environmental design~ major which is essentially city planning/urban studies. i am a ta for an education class that's essentially social justice 101 and my professor wanted me to look into urban planning with my transportation experience.

it's weird because i went to college like YEAH!! I'M GOING TO GET A PHD IN PSYCH!!! and then i discovered academia was a lot harder for me because of disabilities so i spent all my time at my job and worked really hard with it. my job is basically an extensive transportation internship in which if i really wanted a Big Kid Job in transportation, i know for a fact i could get one. i have a friend who was a supervisor here that graduated, became an operations manager of her hometown transportation company and makes over 25 bucks an hour - and is also unionized and has benefits. i just feel like i don't want to be one of "those people"... who get sucked into transit and never leave. i like the industry, but i feel like my passion does still lie outside of it. at least, the "people" side of it.

 i absolutely adore psychology - i'm incredibly interested and passionate about it but it just doesn't seem feasible anymore to go to grad school. i feel like the hard readings and stuff would kill me - if i continue my education i have to do something more applied. i also really like social justice stuff - though i have personal mixed feelings i could certainly do some of that stuff in a professional environment.

i feel like urban studies/design is a nice compromise but idk. i don't really know what i'm getting myself into. i'm working 30+ hours a week for something though...

Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 05, 2015, 05:59:14 PM
I'm also mutuals with someone on tumblr at scad :o i think she's 2d animation but idk exactly. I know her as nora but I think her real name is shannon?? (that was on an animation i saw at least) she's a junior!

guys......... my senior project is killing me........ i have an 8-10 page draft (though i guess this includes bibliography and i actually have more than the 8 required sources at this point) due tomorrow and i. Have. i have stuff but it's a complete mess. i am going to Die
i need to cut way back on my internet time but i get anxious if i'm away from things for too long :'(

HOLY mandarin THAT'S MY ROOMMATE

edit: whoops didnt mean to swear, literally too surprised in the moment to notice that i typed that. love the fruit censors, and shannon and i have been laughing about this for like five minutes. thanks for making our night xD
EYYYYY..............
you know i've probably seen your url if she ever reblogged things from you (like commissions posts). suddenly this all makes sense!!! omg......
yikes.....
Eyyyy!! : D hi back from the message u sent my roommate xD
Yeah, you may have seen her reblog from me i know she reblogs from my art blog sometimes (used to be amberbydreamsart, now it's just amberbydreams) and mayyybe sometimes from my main blog?

But wow. Small internet. I'll follow your blog in a bit xD

Anyways, finals are officially starting for me (yay short term colleges u: ) so i'm gonna start dying this weekend.

I feel the shift of what to do with life thing, but i'm locked into animation major. I don't know what I want to do with the future at all, but it's so unpredictable that i'm just getting my major for now, and we'll see what happens from there.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 06, 2015, 12:43:59 PM
*fails midterm exam in one of my classes, also failed one of the two projects we've done so far*

*midterm grades are released, I have a B*

??? what kind of monster curve does this class have holy mandarin
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 06, 2015, 03:52:10 PM
*fails midterm exam in one of my classes, also failed one of the two projects we've done so far*

*midterm grades are released, I have a B*

??? what kind of monster curve does this class have holy mandarin

wowwww, sounds bad.

it's finals crunchtime! Homework for this week:
I have a 30-frame shot to turn into the senior film i'm working on, have to finish that today
my 75 page sketchbook is due Wednesday, I only have 21 pages done so far..
And on Monday animation cleanup is due for my 20-second sequence

so that's what i'm gonna try and get done this weekend.
-dies-
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 06, 2015, 04:18:41 PM
[stares off into the distance] it's fine..... it's fine

omg that's a ton of work to get done in one weekend, good luck amber!! you got this >:))
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 06, 2015, 06:26:54 PM
[stares off into the distance] it's fine..... it's fine

omg that's a ton of work to get done in one weekend, good luck amber!! you got this >:))
yo that curve must be crazy. that's super weird. also good luck at your google interview holy mandarin??
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on November 06, 2015, 06:32:21 PM
I thought this weekend was going to be terrible, but I'm much further along on my quantum mechanics assignment than I thought I would be. I still have to finish my electromagnetism assignment, though. Then my thesis literature review, and those two artificial intelligence assignments...

Also, my discrete math prof keeps saying that we just proved something "for reals", and it always takes me a second to realize that he means "all real numbers" and isn't just trying to be hip.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on November 07, 2015, 11:30:07 PM
So I fully plan to not really invade this thread at least until I'm enrolled but

I've been accepted to the majority of the colleges I've applied to and am currently on a campus visit (well, I mean, it was earlier today). I should be starting college next fall, all providing.

*un-invades*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on November 08, 2015, 09:30:18 PM
None of my classes have been posting grades online this semester, and it's super annoying.
At least there's not much longer to go before this semester's over.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on November 08, 2015, 10:15:05 PM
i have a stack of nine books, seven of which are from the library, one is mine from a past class, one is my professor's
i'm getting ANOTHER one from the library soon, and one is on the way from the interlibrary loan system

and then i have seven pdfs of articles
and then five pdfs for my artifact resources (the old books i'm looking at)

and then i'm still missing any sources for a huge part of what i think my argument will be (typography/design)

SENIOR THESES!
i am ready to Di


and instead of doing any work today i cleaned/reorganized my gf's whole room with her <3 omg it's super nice in here now. but now i have to focus and :C
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 09, 2015, 08:50:10 AM
i'm getting an a in my studio class???? I'm?????? woah
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on November 09, 2015, 10:00:49 AM
i look at the real analysis test
i Scream

this one went better as far as time but still

when i was studying there was one problem i had no idea how to do but it was weird so i was like well it probably won't be on the test since it's weird. guess what was on the test.....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 09, 2015, 11:17:30 AM
I worked so much yesterday, and i have to work so much today and tomorrow ;.; and probable all of next week. i hate finallsss

I got cleanup animation done but I have a 75 page sketchbook due wednesday and i'm only on page 40.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on November 12, 2015, 12:05:09 PM
ahhh i got the internship i applied for AND got an internship financial award!! super excited :)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on November 12, 2015, 12:21:36 PM
ahhh i got the internship i applied for AND got an internship financial award!! super excited :)
Yay, that's awesome! Congrats!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on November 12, 2015, 12:42:13 PM
thanks!!

also....wow...that's a long class
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2wnbrix.jpg)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 15, 2015, 11:34:17 AM
My school is weird and all classes are 2 1/2 hours long. i sorta forgot that shorter classes exist for a bit there

also; finals is killing me, i am slain.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on November 17, 2015, 05:42:10 AM
happy november 16-17........ my first allnighter of the year...
nah i'm going to take naps. probably. i might even skip my lit class again idk i have not touched the homework, but it's awkward because i have the same prof for both classes so......... going to one but not the other is weird... i skipped last time on the guise of being sick, since i thought i was getting sick, but. i'm very clearly not sick anymore. so. now what
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 17, 2015, 11:12:11 AM
me: *probably has like an uncurved D in physics*

also me: yeah okay i could do this lab, oooor i could just... you know.... not. that'd be cool too

(honestly i have so many other things to do for more important classes than this, i feel awful for completely sidelining this class but like. i need to stay on top of the classwork for my major??? you gotta do what you gotta do i guess)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 17, 2015, 05:55:24 PM
this thing where we have to make sculptures out of a different material every day is taxing me
so I'm not gonna bring them in tomorrow
I have 46 of them, deal with those julie
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 17, 2015, 07:55:02 PM
i got a 91 on my midterm ??? i"m ?????????
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: SQ on November 19, 2015, 08:48:41 AM
so I have not been in college for 2~ years and my wife and I both want to attend college together....

She wants to do an outdoor education/outdoor leadership/something like that because it'll lead her to be like a park ranger and I just wanna do graphic design and it's SO HARD to find a school that's good for both of us that isn't too far away + isn't hella expensive...

http://prntscr.com/94j3rg like we started a spreadsheet and everything -__- how do you find a school that's not super expensive?? also how do grants and scholarships work i
i have no idea........... i thought this would be a good thread to post in since YOU'RE ALL COLLEGE KIDS my mom kept me so sheltered i just don't know how to do any of it
also how would one go about living outside of dorms (we are married so we probably get exempt from regular dorms and could live in their apartments prob) and possibly into an apartment??

we have two cats....... we'd probably have to rehome one of them but MY cat is my therapy animal so i'd have to take her with me
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 19, 2015, 03:03:20 PM
-DIVEBOMBS- MY TERM HAS ENDED, I'M ON WINTER BREAK, HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LORD

@leafpool that's super tough, i honestly rely on parent funding and scholarships for my academic/artistic merit for affording college.. usually there are student-intended but not school-owned apartments near campus that you could probably get fairly inexpensive and fairly easily .3.; as for affording college... i have no clue. there are lots of scholarship sites i know, but i never looked into them much
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Darkforestwarrior on November 19, 2015, 03:47:34 PM
also how do grants and scholarships work i
i have no idea...........
-Do your FAFSA. At a certain income level (not sure what this is, something low) you can qualify for a Pell Grant which will give you up to a couple grand-ish a semester. But you gotta do the FAFSA to see if you qualify I believe (it's free so no worries)
-Scholarships are just something you have to research on your own. Scholarships can be granted for seemingly anything under the sun. Some are even contest prizes. You can probably search for them by whatever school you choose (I've never gotten a scholarship tbh)
-Other grants exist but they tend to be more special purpose things. I'm not sure how many other kinds of grants exist out there but it couldn't hurt to research them anyways.

tl;dr do your research, do your FAFSA, grants and scholarships are good if you can get them :3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 19, 2015, 05:49:51 PM
PSA: the FASFA is free and if it is not then you are on a phishing site
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on November 19, 2015, 06:38:29 PM
(click to show/hide)

I'm not really a college kid (yet) but I have come to know some things about this process in the last several months

Also this is more information than you asked for, sorry D :
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: SQ on November 19, 2015, 08:52:39 PM
Thanks guys!! You're all so helpful <3

We found a really sweet school in Michigan, it's called Western. Really cool school.. it's super big too
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on November 20, 2015, 09:54:44 AM
I got an 85 on my second topology test..... like i guess that's not technically ""bad"" but i'm so gutted i got 100% on the first one and i honestly thought i did everything right ):

I'm like... literally crying because I realized what I did wrong and I've never felt so bad about writing something wrong on a test before in my life. It was SO stupid and especially because I KNOW what I wrote is wrong but at the time I did that thing where I remembered something but connected it to the wrong thing. I said S1 was thin because I was remembering about S1-{p} being thin and so because it was something related to S1 and thinness and the question was about S1 I was like "oh yeah its that thing S1 is thin ok" without stopping to think about S1 itself which is definitely NOT thin. kill me.

and i'm so upset because i really liked topology until today and now i've ruined everything
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on November 20, 2015, 04:00:19 PM
Man, this month has been crazy as far as school is concerned. Two midterms this past week, assignments that just keep coming, and my literature review chapter of my thesis... Thankfully, after next week things should start to calm down a bit.

I really like the way my quantum mechanics prof has set up the course. No midterm, and today he said that he would give us some of the questions in advance of the final and let us bring in any written work we want. As someone who always gets rekt on midterms and has to make it up on the final, and just generally doesn't test very well, I'm so happy to have this. Although I understand the value of being able to solve problems with time pressure and other restrictions, the exam environment brings in a bunch of other obstacles, and with those barriers out of the way I'm sure my mark in this course will better reflect how well I can handle the material.

My EM prof also said she's going to give us a bonus assignment that covers all of the material on the exam that isn't on any of the other assignments so we'll have something to study with. This is actually the opposite of what she did with the midterms, where none of the material that was on the current assignment was on either of the midterms.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 20, 2015, 06:59:19 PM
parents: so how're classes going right now

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/880cad55e9c4a37f951b02dee407aeff/tumblr_inline_nxdyswGT6V1tcm32p_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 20, 2015, 07:45:30 PM
^ alternatively
(http://i.imgur.com/fmIgsBk.png)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 20, 2015, 09:49:02 PM
^ also accurate

(last two 'midterms' on monday and tuesday... i'm already two physics labs, one compsci project, and goodness knows how many physics assignments behind but i still have a ton of upcoming stuff due.... this kills the man)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on November 21, 2015, 08:26:49 PM
mid terms? when does your semester end fireheart?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on November 22, 2015, 12:58:24 PM
^ alternatively
(http://i.imgur.com/fmIgsBk.png)

pretty much all my classes rn
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 23, 2015, 04:10:04 AM
What's everyone's preferred method of getting through all-nighters/mornings?
I've only had two times where I felt desperately tired enough to turn to Monster energy drinks but I'd like to consider alternatives in the future
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on November 23, 2015, 03:09:48 PM
Caffeine is my one true love, and also the only drug i will crutch on. I only /need/ one cup of coffee a day and I try to keep it that way. I also really enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning - or well - anytime. I would prefer to use that to wake me up but I don't digest it very well later in the day lol.

Energy drinks are great, but drink them in moderation!! You don't want to have a 1 a day sort of thing going on. It's equivalent to 2-4 cups of coffee (depending what drink you have) but it's not as natural as coffee. Coffee is somewhat fattening, but it's not as... unnatural as energy drinks lol. Also drink them slow.

Monsters itself are okay, however I would try their other stuff. I adore the Monster Rehabs. I drink them only when I absolutely need it, but they're great because I don't like carbonated drinks. If you don't like normal Monsters for whatever reason, try these. They have lemonade/tea ones that don't taste artificial at all. The Peach Tea one is basically a peach tea Arizona. I also really like the Starbucks Double-shot espressos. The mocha/vanilla is my favorite - they're basically the frappicinos you can get with a bit of a kick :)

I actually have never pulled an all nighter. I've been up to 3-4am clutching a Monster, but never stayed up till I saw the sun. I get up before the sun rises almost every day though. And I need a morning coffee. Need.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on November 23, 2015, 04:27:30 PM
my coffee and tears get me through all nighters lol. I've had to do them a few times for accounting finals. 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 23, 2015, 05:08:33 PM
caffeine is my problematic fave

tbh i do have a caffeine dependency i think, if i go too long without it then i'll start getting a bad headache. i only get my caffeine from diet sodas and teas, bc energy drinks intimidate me and coffee is too bitter for me still.

i haven't pulled any all-nighters this year (!!! go me!) but i used to do them all the time - probably the worst was fall 2012, i would pull several a week. still not sure how i managed to do that.

anyways i had my last midterm of the semester today, and i finished it in about half the allotted time. which was kinda concerning bc i didnt study at all but we'll see how that went. really trying not to think too much about the midterm i missed last week. :/// just gonna pretend that didnt happen and try to move on with my life
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 23, 2015, 06:07:01 PM
I tried the blue monster instead of the green today (because the vending machine was just right there... 2.25 but so convenient....) and it was actually a much better experience but like.... green tastes like gasoline and it kicks my butt
so far so good with blue

looked like they had some weird kind of coffee monsters in the machine too? idk
but I'll be looking into things that I can just buy a case of / learn what kind of coffee I can stand and keep that in my apartment
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 23, 2015, 06:12:14 PM
me and coffee have the kind of relationship where i drown it in sugar and flavorings and pay too much at starbucks for it :')
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on November 23, 2015, 07:51:41 PM
*watches coffee discussion approvingly*
I've ranted many times about how caffeine is my spirit animal, so I'll keep quiet here, lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 25, 2015, 12:20:38 PM
i don't drink coffee it gives me anxiety attacks
that's my contribution :)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on November 25, 2015, 05:42:02 PM
registered for all my courses!! I still need to try to get into one lab
the class has 300 slots and the lab only has three sections of 48... wtf registrar that doesn't make any grapefruiting sense
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 25, 2015, 09:03:13 PM
OMGGGGG the compsci department added Natural Language Processing to their spring 2016 offerings!! i got in!! i'm screamin!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on November 26, 2015, 01:52:08 PM
I generally try to avoid all nighters as much as humanly possible xD I've stayed up most of a night, my method is crystal light  energy xD wimpy i know, but i don't consume any caffiene otherwise. Usually I give up at take a nap around 5 am, and if i have to wake up at 7-10 to keep working (depending, of course, on timing of the class).
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on November 28, 2015, 02:29:10 PM
I can feel my soul leaving my body because something is due earlier than I thought it was
it's so much work
I'm so tired
I'm gonna cry
I'm gonna curl up into a lil ball and cry
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 29, 2015, 09:07:08 PM
my roommate and i are on the rocks rn because she hates me all of a sudden because i'm "negative" and "she doesn't need negativity in her life" and she "wants to grapefruiting kill me" none of this she has said to me btw just to her friends on the phone which i can clearly hear because she's in the next grapefruiting room?? and instead of growing the grapefruit up and having a conversation with me about whatever problem she has with me she just subtweets me so hard about how much she hates me and doesn't want me in her life! didn't know we were in high school! share your roommate story below
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on November 29, 2015, 09:15:04 PM
my roommate and i are on the rocks rn because she hates me all of a sudden because i'm "negative" and "she doesn't need negativity in her life" and she "wants to grapefruiting kill me" none of this she has said to me btw just to her friends on the phone which i can clearly hear because she's in the next grapefruiting room?? and instead of growing the grapefruit up and having a conversation with me about whatever problem she has with me she just subtweets me so hard about how much she hates me and doesn't want me in her life! didn't know we were in high school! share your roommate story below
Wow, she sounds awful D:
I'm really sorry you have to put up with that honestly? Maybe you could talk to someone and try getting a new roommate? She sounds grapefruiting crazy
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 29, 2015, 09:41:07 PM
my roommate and i are on the rocks rn because she hates me all of a sudden because i'm "negative" and "she doesn't need negativity in her life" and she "wants to grapefruiting kill me" none of this she has said to me btw just to her friends on the phone which i can clearly hear because she's in the next grapefruiting room?? and instead of growing the grapefruit up and having a conversation with me about whatever problem she has with me she just subtweets me so hard about how much she hates me and doesn't want me in her life! didn't know we were in high school! share your roommate story below
I...THOUGHT THIS SAID YOUR MOM...AND I WAS LIKE HOLY mandarin

my roommate moved out and we aren't friends anymore lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 30, 2015, 08:54:53 PM
roommate update. i texted her earlier today like "hey sorry if i've been acting a little weird recently, i'm just really stressed about my portfolios that are due and i had a huge fight with my parents over break" which is true and i probably have been acting weird idk and she NEVER answered me and we're sitting two feet apart in our room and she literally hasn't said a word to me i'm
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 30, 2015, 09:04:55 PM
roommate update. i texted her earlier today like "hey sorry if i've been acting a little weird recently, i'm just really stressed about my portfolios that are due and i had a huge fight with my parents over break" which is true and i probably have been acting weird idk and she NEVER answered me and we're sitting two feet apart in our room and she literally hasn't said a word to me i'm
throw a book at her head
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 30, 2015, 09:10:35 PM
yooo wtf equus that's awful, can you talk to your ra about it? O: maybe they can bring it up to your roommate and try to like. fast-track a solution (which sounds like it'll be them moving out but who knows)

my roommate freshman year hated me lmao, she never said it outright but i know she thought i was a lazy slob. always made comments about how little work i did and what i ate, stuff like that. she moved out of founders and into weinstein early spring semester, gave me like zero heads up but it was honestly like the best thing that ever happened to me. she had her friends where she lived, and due to some miracle, i slipped through the housing cracks and i never got a new roommate. so i basically had a single for the price of a suite for the rest of the year. it was amazing.

anyways yeah if she won't talk to you about it, bring it up to someone who will make the conversation happen.

(or throw a book at her head. thatll get things going for sure)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on November 30, 2015, 09:19:38 PM
thanks guys yeah i'll def try throwing a book at her head that honestly would feel good
it's just so weird because we went from being best friends to this. like she's told me that i'm her best friend here. like we're going to see fall out boy in march. we've had a ton of good times together idk why this is happening

also i live in a suite so there's five of us and you have to walk through my room to get to the other room so we're pretty close and my suitemates are acting a little weird to me and i feel like she's whispering mandarin in their ear like i'm honestly an outcast in my own room
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 30, 2015, 10:58:51 PM
screaming eternally
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on November 30, 2015, 11:19:31 PM
screaming eternally

relatable... hang in there pal we believe in you <33

i just realized that its been like a solid two or three weeks since ive done any work for any of my classes, golly gee i cant wait to see my grades from this semester :-) depression has made me its lapdog this semester i swear to starclan
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 01, 2015, 11:35:55 AM
thanks guys yeah i'll def try throwing a book at her head that honestly would feel good
it's just so weird because we went from being best friends to this. like she's told me that i'm her best friend here. like we're going to see fall out boy in march. we've had a ton of good times together idk why this is happening

also i live in a suite so there's five of us and you have to walk through my room to get to the other room so we're pretty close and my suitemates are acting a little weird to me and i feel like she's whispering mandarin in their ear like i'm honestly an outcast in my own room

wow that sounds so awful, i'm sorry ; m ; good luck figuring that out, i think similar things happened to my friend from home at her college.. one of her friends suddenly dated her ex like, the moment they broke up, awkward stuff ensued

i, luckily, found another incoming freshmen nerd on facebook the summer before i entered freshmen year, and on discovering that we're both nerds and had about the same sleeping schedule, said 'hey we should request each other as roommmates' and lo and behold, we're roommates. we're sorta different types of nerd, but both pretty chill and continue to be rommmates now in junior year (tho now we're in 3 person townhome-style dorm/apartments, and have had a different 3rd roommate last year to this year. last year was awesome, this year.. well, she's new to apartment-style living and needs anxiety meds)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on December 01, 2015, 12:34:57 PM
i'd like to thank my linguistics professor for, on the second to last day of class, when we have a final paper/project and presentation due next week, spontaneously deciding to assign us THREE ESSAYS also due next week today because he forgot to give us any homework assignments over the course of the semester (: (: (: (: (: like thanks pal!!!! i totally DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS

i have to do the actual final paper for that class, finish math assignments this week, record my final performance for english, study for my actual exams.... and the questions we have to answer for the essays are super weird and don't make any sense!!! ARGHHHH
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on December 02, 2015, 06:59:28 PM
I think I'm pretty much in the clear for this semester... I've only got two assignments left, once of which is practically finished, and tomorrow I'm going to be annealing one of my samples (which means I have to wake up early for the third time this week, ugh) so I'll be just sitting around in the lab for most of the day, which will give me more than enough time to finish that assignment and put a significant dent in the other one. With lots of free time to spare, as well.

So yeah, I'm pretty much good until the exam period, which is great because I'll also be able to get a head start on studying. I always find the exam period easier than the rest of the year, because without lectures or assignments I actually have a lot more free time despite all of the studying I'm doing.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on December 02, 2015, 08:54:20 PM
i'd like to thank my linguistics professor for, on the second to last day of class, when we have a final paper/project and presentation due next week, spontaneously deciding to assign us THREE ESSAYS also due next week today because he forgot to give us any homework assignments over the course of the semester (: (: (: (: (: like thanks pal!!!! i totally DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS

i have to do the actual final paper for that class, finish math assignments this week, record my final performance for english, study for my actual exams.... and the questions we have to answer for the essays are super weird and don't make any sense!!! ARGHHHH

i feel you. one of my ed profs decided bc she didn't give us work all semester these last three weeks seem like the perfect time to catch up. sorry bud, you have it worse than me though :/

college? what to say about college. i don't want to college anymore
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on December 03, 2015, 02:10:04 PM
i was so badly falling in sleep class today... one time i opened my eyes and saw my capstone buddy across the room laughing at me. ogm. rude. my professor commented on it at the end of class too...
so tired......... at least she knows how much time i have to put into the christmas concerts. i was gone allllll day yestesrday and we got back past midnight

my dress rehearsal capstone presentation is today and i'm not done with it lol lo l lo lol l oolollololll fhghg

aforementioned capstone buddy literally started crying during her presentation, i feel so bad for her

an hour and a half until my Death. i can't believe the actual presentation is just a couple days away holy heck i'm dyi
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on December 03, 2015, 03:23:33 PM
UNIVERSITY CAN EAT my mistletoe

EDIT: YEAAHHHHH
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on December 03, 2015, 04:48:37 PM
As my friend goes into their portfolio review tomorrow I get to just lazily mull over powerpoints that I mostly get anyways and upload pictures of things and just for once I get to chill

I have my two finals on the same day, one is over the internet open book/note and the other should be a breeze tbh

so nice ;v;
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on December 03, 2015, 04:56:24 PM
I probably failed my astronomy exam! Nice
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on December 03, 2015, 05:11:47 PM
I retract everything I said about things being fine now. I broke the furnace because I wasn't paying attention to the gas, so now I'm behind because I destroyed one of my samples and now I can't use the furnace. I also can't make eye contact with anyone in my research group because they probably rightfully think I'm a huge grapefruit up.

I woke up early for this. Also I couldn't be productive for half the day because I was too busy feeling like mandarin.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on December 03, 2015, 06:27:15 PM
IT'S BEGINNING TO FEEL A LOT LIKE
finals season
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on December 03, 2015, 11:26:32 PM
my room has just become a really toxic place tbh
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on December 05, 2015, 08:24:14 PM
i'm sorry equus :( i'd let you sleep on my couch
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on December 05, 2015, 10:04:01 PM
and there we go, second semester in a row i write the final paper for my linguistics class almost entirely on the saturday before finals week. my paper last year was quite a bit longer but took me several hours less just because there was SOOOO much copying and pasting of thai letters and ipa symbols this time CONSTANTLY. so annoying jesus.

so tomorrow i will study for the topology final on monday and probably try to record my performance for english. then monday evening-wednesday will be spent doing the other linguistics essays and preparing the presentation for ling. then ling presentation on thursday. then after that on thursday i will study for the real analysis final on friday.

WINTER BREAK IS SO CLOSE.... SO FAR AWAY........
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on December 06, 2015, 12:54:31 PM
I have a paper due tomorrow that's worth 35% of my grade.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Pine on December 06, 2015, 02:37:57 PM
i feel u all about papers. between an exam i took on thursday and a 10 page research paper it's 55% of my total grade.
that's cool i guess..............

also i'm trying to Hardcore work 40-50 during finals week and i know that sounds really stupid but i need the money for the time i won't be working before/right after christmas so i'll be jenna, the transit slave by day, the caffeine indentured servant by night

i'm at the library for Awhile today and i really hope i actually get productive
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on December 06, 2015, 04:09:58 PM
i feel u all about papers. between an exam i took on thursday and a 10 page research paper it's 55% of my total grade.
that's cool i guess..............

also i'm trying to Hardcore work 40-50 during finals week and i know that sounds really stupid but i need the money for the time i won't be working before/right after christmas so i'll be jenna, the transit slave by day, the caffeine indentured servant by night

i'm at the library for Awhile today and i really hope i actually get productive

Wow.  That sounds like it's going to be terrible.  I'm really sorry about that :(
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on December 06, 2015, 11:24:18 PM
email: lol hey guys the final is going to be super hard and also it's earlier than the syllabus said it would be good luck

hello darkness my old friend

(seriously though I am NOT happy about this)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on December 07, 2015, 12:45:01 AM
email: lol hey guys the final is going to be super hard and also it's earlier than the syllabus said it would be good luck

hello darkness my old friend

(seriously though I am NOT happy about this)

grapefruit professors who give important information out last minute like this.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 07, 2015, 05:02:51 PM
My schools three 10-week terms schedule leads to this awkward section of winter break wherein I have been on winter break for two and a half weeks, meanwhile everyone else I know at different colleges is dying with finals
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on December 07, 2015, 05:08:20 PM
horror story: running out of index cards while making flashcards during finals week

at least the vending machine gave me two blue books today when I paid for one. thanks vending machine
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 07, 2015, 05:18:47 PM
Oh man, I literally just found a stack of index cards while helping my parents finally finish unpacking from a move. Wish I could teleport them to you
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on December 07, 2015, 05:35:05 PM
It shouldn't be too much of a problem, fortunately. I only have a few left to make, and worst case scenario, I'll cut a couple of sheets of paper down to index card size.
I've been studying for hours. I'm taking a break right now to eat dinner, but then it's right back to studying. At least it's almost over.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on December 07, 2015, 10:46:45 PM
i got a 91 on my topology exam and i needed a 90 to get an A in the class im so happy i don't even care what i did 9 points wrong this class is DONE
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sunneth on December 08, 2015, 11:36:27 AM
my professor basically just offered for me to skip class this morning jfhjfhdjfh thank u.. i am SO TIRED from celloing for ten hours in the past three days... in addition to travel time and trying to do everything else...
i'm not done with this presentation, i hope i'm okay presenting it and i don't embabrrass my self too badly like i do with Every presentation
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 08, 2015, 02:55:04 PM
Oh man, Sunneth, I had a professor who would tell me to leave early to get some rest like, all the time. I had him two classes in a row in the same room, so he'd usually let me go just a bit into the second class xD it was soooo night
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on December 09, 2015, 07:16:10 PM
Well, looks like I failed artificial intelligence.

It's not official, but unless they decide to bump the marks up or I'm calculating my mark wrong at this point it is physically impossible for me to pass this course. I'm not even mad, I hated this course (and all of computer science tbh) and have been bracing for this possibility for a while now.

Cons: I won't be able to complete a minor in computer science without taking another extra year.

Pros: The fact that I'm no longer obligated to take more comp sci courses frees me up to take gravitational astrophysics, and still have open slots in my schedule.

Honestly, it's almost kind of liberating because I feel like I've been forcing myself to like comp sci. But honestly, I can't code for mandarin. I can handle MatLab simulations and other physics stuff just fine, but I'm absolute garbage at the kind of stuff you do in comp sci. And the whole field just bores me to the point where I don't even want to put in the time and effort to not suck. Both this past semester and last year I was pretty consistently falling asleep in most of my comp sci lectures.

Good riddance. It feels good to finally say that.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on December 09, 2015, 07:31:06 PM
me now that I'm done with that final:

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/dcd7aedfd28e0fe46e23b61cd20657cf/tumblr_nz49shzRrA1u0146xo1_1280.png)

My remaining ones shouldn't be too terribly difficult, and then I'm FINALLY done with this semester.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on December 10, 2015, 09:13:09 PM
it still hasn't really hit me that i, like, have finals yet, so i'm way too chill right now (good thing: i've thought it was friday all day and it turns out it's only thursday; my first exam is on monday, at least my sucky time management accounted for 2 days of study instead of 3) 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on December 11, 2015, 08:22:37 AM
first real analysis test: can't even finish in an hour
second real analysis test: can barely finish in an hour
real analysis final exam: finish in ?? half an hour ???

ok......

BUT ! semester over :D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on December 11, 2015, 08:35:41 AM
congratulations!!!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on December 11, 2015, 01:45:56 PM
Congrats!!! First final on monday... Luckily it's just discrete math, which is by far the easiest class i have rn. Unfortunately, i also have a group project for one of my cs classes that day, and as usual, my group members have dumped all the work on me last minute. -__- thanks guys, can't wait to do all the work you two had a month to do in two days...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on December 11, 2015, 03:33:20 PM
IM DONE WITH FINALS :')
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Tom on December 11, 2015, 03:38:06 PM
IM DONE WITH FINALS :')
*throws confetti*


That sounds really brutal forehead... :x good luck with the project
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on December 11, 2015, 03:56:59 PM
my finals don't start until monday :( 
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on December 11, 2015, 05:39:41 PM
My discrete math final didn't go so well, but at least it's out of the way.

Now for the exams that I actually care about.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on December 11, 2015, 06:00:14 PM
I have officially finished my first semester of college

Let the Animal Crossing sessions intensify
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 11, 2015, 10:36:30 PM
Whooo! Congrats to all the people who've finished, good luck to all those with finals to go still! you can doooo eeeet!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on December 12, 2015, 08:29:32 AM
i only have one written final and that's monday but i'm more stressed about my final papers and portfolio that are all due this week
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 12, 2015, 12:36:07 PM
Oof, that's rought equus, i know how you feel =.= i had a visa application for study abroad due the same time as finals, it was hell trying to put everything together
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: taeh on December 18, 2015, 08:13:00 PM
im still not done exams
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on December 20, 2015, 04:02:41 PM
i passed all my classes and am going to graduate next semester (':
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on December 26, 2015, 09:16:43 PM
i passed all my classes and am going to graduate next semester (':
AHHHHH CONGRATS! That's amazing :3
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on December 29, 2015, 08:11:21 AM
YOOOOOOOOO HOLY mandarin

I checked my mark for quantum, and I got an 85 on final. That translates to an 81 for my final mark!

I need to order a transcript for grad school applications, but I'm going to wait until that mark officially shows up on my record.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on December 29, 2015, 08:37:41 PM
YOOOOOOOOO HOLY peppermint

I checked my mark for quantum, and I got an 85 on final. That translates to an 81 for my final mark!

I need to order a transcript for grad school applications, but I'm going to wait until that mark officially shows up on my record.
That's amazing omg!
Especially for such a challenging subject... Congrats!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Rayne on December 29, 2015, 08:41:10 PM
YOOOOOOOOO HOLY peppermint

I checked my mark for quantum, and I got an 85 on final. That translates to an 81 for my final mark!

I need to order a transcript for grad school applications, but I'm going to wait until that mark officially shows up on my record.
Go Adam!

Definitely not easy to pull off. Good luck with your grad school program. What were you thinking of getting in to?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on December 29, 2015, 08:45:35 PM
i bombed this semester (I say bombed but my lowest mark was a 66 so idk) but I learned a lot so im ready to go back!! im sort of excited

except most of my friends are on coop and im not so ill be all alone time to hook up with random strangers in clubs that sounds like a good distraction
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on December 29, 2015, 08:55:20 PM
@hyperkris kringle congrats on the grade!

I'm unable to take Japanese next semester, due to some schedule conflicts with other classes. I'm a little but disappointed, but it's not a big deal. My Japanese classes were tough last semester, but I managed to get in the A through A- range for all of my classes, so I definitely can't complain.
I've got to start planning for grad school soon, too. I can't believe I'm this far into college already.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on December 29, 2015, 10:19:07 PM
That's amazing omg!
Especially for such a challenging subject... Congrats!
Go Adam!
@hyperkris kringle congrats on the grade!
Thanks everyone!

It's honestly less impressive than it sounds, given the circumstances. I was taking quantum II but the prof stuck to the curriculum from quantum I, and the course was essentially assignments only, but I guess I should be glad that I was able to take advantage of the situation and get such a good mark.

I also got a 70 in electromagnetism which isn't amazing, but considering I was retaking it to boost my mark from a 60 it's pretty great. Even ignoring marks, I feel like I understand the material a lot more now.

So yeah, this semester was great for physics, but so-terrible-I-have-to-drop-the-minor in computer science. Fall semester always brings out these extremes.

Good luck with your grad school program. What were you thinking of getting in to?
I'm currently doing an undergrad thesis on Silicon quantum dots, so I'm looking for pretty much any school where I can follow up and do similar condensed matter/nanomaterials/quantum optics type things.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 30, 2015, 03:00:11 PM
@hyperkris kringle congrats on the grade!

I'm unable to take Japanese next semester, due to some schedule conflicts with other classes. I'm a little but disappointed, but it's not a big deal. My Japanese classes were tough last semester, but I managed to get in the A through A- range for all of my classes, so I definitely can't complain.
I've got to start planning for grad school soon, too. I can't believe I'm this far into college already.

. 3 . would you happen to know any good online resources for learning some basic japanese? I'm vacationing to japan for two weeks this june and I'd like to learn a passable amount of spoken (and hopefully written) language

in other news GOD I'M SO BORED I WANT COLLEGE TO START AGAIN
luckily it does start again soon for me, in one week in fact! I'm moving back into my dorm on the 4th, looking forward to living away from family again. love my fam, but i reaaally like having my own space with decent internet
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on December 30, 2015, 03:29:43 PM
if you want some pdfs of printed material i can hook you up :) i have a ton lol
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on December 30, 2015, 03:37:41 PM
i upgraded to windows 10
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on December 30, 2015, 04:06:53 PM
i'm dying of boredom already but i don't want to go back to the working part of college
but like
i have over three weeks still to go in this break and what am i doing with myself for three weeks???? ???? ???
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on December 30, 2015, 04:17:18 PM
i'm dying of boredom already but i don't want to go back to the working part of college
but like
i have over three weeks still to go in this break and what am i doing with myself for three weeks???? ???? ???

I would kill for that break mine was only a week and a half
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on December 30, 2015, 04:23:10 PM
i'm dying of boredom already but i don't want to go back to the working part of college
but like
i have over three weeks still to go in this break and what am i doing with myself for three weeks???? ???? ???

I would kill for that break mine was only a week and a half

true
our break is incredibly long
but at the same time all your friends at home are gone too and then it''s just like ???whatdoidowithmyself???
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on December 30, 2015, 07:29:36 PM
i'm dying of boredom already but i don't want to go back to the working part of college
but like
i have over three weeks still to go in this break and what am i doing with myself for three weeks???? ???? ???

I would kill for that break mine was only a week and a half


My break is from the weekend before thanksgiving through new years. six whole weeks of what do i doooo
and my parents moved so i didn't have anyyyone to hang out with

if you want some pdfs of printed material i can hook you up :) i have a ton lol

aaaa that would we awesome!! I'd love that yeah owo
true
our break is incredibly long
but at the same time all your friends at home are gone too and then it''s just like ???whatdoidowithmyself???
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on January 03, 2016, 04:48:33 PM
My next semester starts in three days and I haven't gotten most of my books yet. I ordered them like two weeks ago and I'm starting to get nervous that the rest of my order (three out of four books) got lost and aren't gonna show up :) :) :)
Also the website where we get our book info from was super unclear for a few of my classes so I'm worried that I ordered the wrong books altogether.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on January 05, 2016, 03:34:29 PM
I've only had one lecture each, but I really like both of my physics courses for this semester. They seem like the kind of courses that I might not do very well in, but they're already so interesting.

For EM we pretty much just talked about all of the symmetries and properties of Maxwell's equations and all sorts of PDE stuff that I don't fully grasp but was able to follow easily enough, and kind of talked a bit about gauge theory. Again, mathematically too intensive for me to reproduce on my own, but really interesting and easy enough to follow.

My gravitational astrophysics course seems like it's going to be really cool as well. Right off the bat we're getting right into some incredibly fundamental stuff, and the idea of multiple dimensions has already been mentioned. I really like the professor, too. I don't know if this is just the introduction, and things will simplify a bit from here, but I really like it so far.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on January 05, 2016, 03:51:25 PM
ok but why is astronomy so physics based im not good at physics but I love astronomy ugh

I had my second day of classes today!! biochem is shaping up to be really borng, but applied microbio is gonna talk about immunology an epidemiology which I'm really excited for.

I fell asleep in human phys tho. I was KOed it was embarrassing
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on January 05, 2016, 04:38:38 PM
ok but why is astronomy so physics based im not good at physics but I love astronomy ugh
Well, what other methods are you supposed to use to study natural phenomena? Stars burn because of nuclear fusion, bodies accrete due to gravity, light is an electromagnetic phenomenon... Personally, I believe the distinction between physics and astronomy is more historical than a matter of actual differences in the field.

Originally astronomy and natural philosophy were considered separately, but for the past few centuries they've both used the same general theories and methods, the only difference is the subject matter. If a scientist that studies subatomic particles, a scientist who studies fluid dynamics, and a scientist who studies superconductors can all be called physicists, I don't see why a scientist who studies stars and galaxies can't also be called a physicist.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on January 05, 2016, 04:43:25 PM
i'm attempting to get through this semester without buying any of my textbooks :)

well, i already have the greek textbook from last semester and the textbooks for philosophy are just like... things philosophers wrote.

but my other three classes are math classes and i couldn't find torrents for any of them ): but i am not spending all that $$$ for math classes that don't even matter for my major and are just electives to get enough credits to graduate lol like i'm taking math 110 u think im spending money on that ?? stats is the only class that might be iffy... i've only ever had one math class where i actually needed to do assignments out of a textbook so i'm just hoping.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on January 05, 2016, 04:49:02 PM
ok but why is astronomy so physics based im not good at physics but I love astronomy ugh
Well, what other methods are you supposed to use to study natural phenomena? Stars burn because of nuclear fusion, bodies accrete due to gravity, light is an electromagnetic phenomenon... Personally, I believe the distinction between physics and astronomy is more historical than a matter of actual differences in the field.

Originally astronomy and natural philosophy were considered separately, but for the past few centuries they've both used the same general theories and methods, the only difference is the subject matter. If a scientist that studies subatomic particles, a scientist who studies fluid dynamics, and a scientist who studies superconductors can all be called physicists, I don't see why a scientist who studies stars and galaxies can't also be called a physicist.

stop it adam ur making sense
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on January 05, 2016, 09:09:12 PM
ok but why is astronomy so physics based im not good at physics but I love astronomy ugh
Well, what other methods are you supposed to use to study natural phenomena? Stars burn because of nuclear fusion, bodies accrete due to gravity, light is an electromagnetic phenomenon... Personally, I believe the distinction between physics and astronomy is more historical than a matter of actual differences in the field.

Originally astronomy and natural philosophy were considered separately, but for the past few centuries they've both used the same general theories and methods, the only difference is the subject matter. If a scientist that studies subatomic particles, a scientist who studies fluid dynamics, and a scientist who studies superconductors can all be called physicists, I don't see why a scientist who studies stars and galaxies can't also be called a physicist.

stop it adam ur making sense
No, you will suffer the consequences of casually mentioning something I'm opinionated about, and you will like it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Scar on January 06, 2016, 12:22:23 PM
but my other three classes are math classes and i couldn't find torrents for any of them ): but i am not spending all that $$$ for math classes that don't even matter for my major and are just electives to get enough credits to graduate lol like i'm taking math 110 u think im spending money on that ?? stats is the only class that might be iffy... i've only ever had one math class where i actually needed to do assignments out of a textbook so i'm just hoping.
Is there any online access code your school sells? For my stats class this semester I just bought an online code that my teacher was using, and it turns out it also gives you access to an online textbook so I didn't have to waste my money on that. I ended up spending about $50 for the online course AND the textbook, while other kids bought the online code for the same price on top of whatever the physical textbook costed them.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Wolfie on January 06, 2016, 01:32:30 PM
So I went to my first class today, and I was already nervous because due to the time that I had this prof last class due to the timing of the class I was late alot (It will be a lot better this term).
But in the introduction there was a picture of something of not to do, and I have a feeling that picture was there because of me (due to time restraints of getting to class on time I occassionally brought my bigger bag from the weekend to that class to drop it off later). He didn't bring it up specifically but I was pretty embarrassed of myself and was pretty regretful of myself and was sitting there like this all class
(click to show/hide)

My only hope is that he doesn't remember me, or he was referring to something else completely
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on January 06, 2016, 01:45:51 PM
First day of class for myself as well! My art history teacher seems nice and very passionate about her subject, which always makes me more excited for the class too >w< i'm excited to go to my studio classes tomorrow, and my art history class DOES NOT REQUIRE A TEXTBOOK!!! which is sooo nice. might go ahead and get this weekend's reading done soon, since I signed up to do a presentation monday-- we have to do a presentation on an artist sometime in the term, and I liked one of the artists for monday, so I figured I'd get what'll probably be the biggest stressor to me this term out of the way quick!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holly on January 06, 2016, 08:46:46 PM
so many participation marks this semester i want to stick my head in the ground and scream for 3000 years
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on January 06, 2016, 08:53:01 PM
finally got all my grades in from last semester - my gpa went down a lot but the lowest grade I got was a C+ so i guess i can't complain too much. thanks for that, physics.

anyways, i'm still nowhere near the state i need to be in to get my academics back on track with the upcoming semester. i still have a couple weeks left but ughhh please brain get back on track
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashberry on January 07, 2016, 12:25:54 PM
Helloooo. I go to community college and I'm starting my second semester of freshman year on Monday. I love it so far! I'm a Communications major and I just love my classes. My worst grade was in Biology where I got a C, but I'm not letting it get me down and I plan to do my best this coming semester :)
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Post by: Heron on January 07, 2016, 04:22:44 PM
My Italian class is probably the smallest I've ever been in, but it's actually kind of nice.
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Post by: tiresias felis on January 07, 2016, 06:59:43 PM
i have these questions i need to fill out for my winter interim class (what's your name, preferred pronouns, etc) and i don't know why it's stressing me out so much...i also realized that i was supposed to email them to my professor yesterday, though. ;^; 
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Post by: amberstripe on January 07, 2016, 07:34:54 PM
I am going to die a beautiful death with my Action Analysis 2 class. It's going to be craaaazy difficult but super valuable. Looking forward to it tbh. All my classes seem friendly and pretty fun so I think everything's gonna go pretty well this term!
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Post by: Holly on January 12, 2016, 08:02:34 AM
whoever created 8 am classes: why do you hate college stduents
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Post by: Darkforestwarrior on January 12, 2016, 08:35:15 AM
i have these questions i need to fill out for my winter interim class (what's your name, preferred pronouns, etc) and i don't know why it's stressing me out so much...i also realized that i was supposed to email them to my professor yesterday, though. ;^;
I think I would be stressed too with having to give such personal information. Though it's actually really nice they care enough to ask you your pronouns, I think. Hope you got it all taken care of :3

I need to fill out my fafsa lmao. Who know when I will actually be able to start going back to school again though. I gotta be here long enough that I don't have to pay out of state tuition because I am not about that nonsense
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Post by: moss on January 12, 2016, 12:35:07 PM
stats professor: there are probably no math majors in this room
me: ...... :/
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Post by: hyperadam on January 12, 2016, 01:10:57 PM
stats professor: there are probably no math majors in this room
me: ...... :/
tfw you're in an elective and the prof mentions something about your major

I remember when I took psychology and we were learning about perception, and when we got to visual stimulus the prof tried to talk about optics. It was physically painful.
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Post by: moss on January 12, 2016, 01:20:02 PM
Oh no haha

When math professors try to talk about grammar I'm like pls...

Also,

math 110 prof: there's a math major in this class which is kind of worrisome... I need to talk to them
me: ..... *sinks down in seat*
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Post by: hyperadam on January 12, 2016, 01:25:07 PM
math 110 prof: there's a math major in this class which is kind of worrisome... I need to talk to them
me: ..... *sinks down in seat*
Stay undercover, or the rest of the class will gang up on you for wrecking the curve.
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Post by: moss on January 12, 2016, 02:25:37 PM
or maybe if they find out they will try to be my friend and get help <3

the professor had us turn in questions like what was the last math class you took/what are your feelings about math (lol) and i wrote "i love math :) it is pure and beautiful"
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Post by: Splashberry on January 14, 2016, 07:50:13 AM
stats professor: there are probably no math majors in this room
me: ...... :/
tfw you're in an elective and the prof mentions something about your major

I remember when I took psychology and we were learning about perception, and when we got to visual stimulus the prof tried to talk about optics. It was physically painful.

This, whenever I'm in my history elective my professor talks about various communications and English things and he always looks directly at me. I don't mind that much because he likes me and I get a good grade in his class, but dude, y so singling me out?
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Post by: Arcade Heat on January 14, 2016, 09:55:21 AM
i get to count bacteria in a sample of milk today ohoho
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Post by: Sorrel on January 15, 2016, 12:20:16 AM
COLLEGE COLLEGE COLLEGE

I MADE YOU OUT OF CLAY
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Post by: Holly on January 15, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
i survived my first week of early morning classes, came home, and slept for four hours. and i dont even have work yet im gonna die this semester rip 
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Post by: Addeh on January 17, 2016, 02:20:40 PM
the semester starts on wednesday and i rlyrly don't want to go uuugh
i have enjoyed this month of just work. work is really nice, because i just go and do mail things and when i come home, i don't have to think about work. but school i have to think about it 24/7 even when i am not in class and it's just Too Much
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Post by: equus on January 18, 2016, 04:18:04 PM
part of me wants to go back to school and part of me doesn't. i guess that's how everyone feels though.

mostly because i don't want to see my psychopath roommate and partly because i fell off a horse two days ago and i had to go to the hospital and it hurts to walk or move at all and i'm not trying to haul ass through penn station limping at -2 mph
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Post by: fireheart on January 18, 2016, 05:26:39 PM
oh yikes, i'm sorry to hear about that equus D:

penn station's bad enough on its own... i'm def not looking forward to lugging my suitcases around that mess of a building this weekend. especially since it's looking to be cold and snowy that evening and i have no winter clothes with me lol whoops

best of luck though, hopefully you can email your professors and they might at least give you some leeway with attendance for a bit? my roommate last year was excused from a lot of stuff when she tore her ACL.
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Post by: amberstripe on January 18, 2016, 08:44:36 PM
god, 2 weeks into class and i'm already getting pretty drained. this is gonna be a tough term. I should be working more today but I'm just so drained.. plus my wrists sorta hurt. I'm just gonna. lie around tonight I think, get more stuff done tomorrow.
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Post by: hyperadam on January 20, 2016, 06:08:05 PM
Tomorrow I'm giving a talk about my thesis, and after being able to practice in front of one of my supervisors I'm feeling pretty good about it. I also have an assignment due tomorrow which I haven't finished, so I really need to get moving on that...

Tomorrow is also the physics and astronomy department's yearly dinner event thing. It will be a good opportunity to unwind after a sort-of busy week.
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Post by: equus on January 20, 2016, 09:13:05 PM
oh yikes, i'm sorry to hear about that equus D:

penn station's bad enough on its own... i'm def not looking forward to lugging my suitcases around that mess of a building this weekend. especially since it's looking to be cold and snowy that evening and i have no winter clothes with me lol whoops

best of luck though, hopefully you can email your professors and they might at least give you some leeway with attendance for a bit? my roommate last year was excused from a lot of stuff when she tore her ACL.
are you going back friday night? i feel like this snowstorm isn't gonna be anything. i feel like i should be fine by this weekend, or def by the start of classes. i've improved a lot the past day or two. at this point i'm mostly just concerned with the tension with my roommate cuz i really just don't want to deal with it
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Post by: fireheart on January 20, 2016, 09:33:19 PM
i was gonna go back saturday night but i changed plans last minute and i'm coming in friday evening instead. i doubt there'll be much snow as well but i have a feeling public transportation is gonna be a bear regardless.

i'm glad you're on the mend! and i really would try to get a dialogue started with your ra about your roommate situation if you haven't already. even if she won't talk to you about it, she might be more responsive if your ra gets involved.
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Post by: moss on January 21, 2016, 04:17:31 PM
i didn't realize that school was delayed this morning because i didn't get an email about it for some reason but i just got 5 emails about school being canceled tomorrow lmao
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Post by: amberstripe on January 22, 2016, 03:41:08 PM
meanwhile in savannah, we just had a sorta rainy day I guess?? and the rest of the weekend looks like it's gonna be fine weather-wise.

I'm sorta dying of homework still. but hey. i'll survive, i think
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Post by: Graystripe on January 24, 2016, 12:38:19 PM
My first semester in my new major started!  I'm a filmmaking major now.  It's going pretty good so far!

Also, I'm trying to get an assistance animal.  Preferably a cat.
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Post by: Sorrel on January 24, 2016, 12:55:11 PM
oh, filmmaking sounds exciting!

im rethinking my major because id really like to stay in Nebraska :( i don't know what to do though
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Post by: Graystripe on January 24, 2016, 01:51:21 PM
oh, filmmaking sounds exciting!

im rethinking my major because id really like to stay in Nebraska :( i don't know what to do though

It's really fun!

What's your major now?
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Post by: Sorrel on January 24, 2016, 02:17:34 PM
i'm English right now but there aren't a lot of English jobs in Nebraska right now :( I've thought about either switching to marketing or picking up a secondary education endorsement, which is probably what I'll do. Teachers get a lot of freedom!
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Post by: fireheart on January 24, 2016, 05:09:17 PM
semester starts tomorrow *Screams* im not ready

also i woke up at 3pm today and didn't get out of bed until 5:30pm, this is the life i was meant to lead

i know a lot of ppl who are looking into secondary education, i think it's def worth a shot! it's a tough job but it's one of the most important ones out there, in my opinion. my roommate's looking into teaching french to high schoolers and they've said that some schools in the area they're looking in have programs where you can teach while getting your secondary education endorsement, perhaps there's something like that in nebraska?
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Post by: Sorrel on January 24, 2016, 05:15:11 PM
ooh, that does sound intriguing! at my school they want you to do a major in secondary ___ education, so I think you get your endorsement when you graduate. The endorsement while teaching does sound interesting, though, and I might look into it!
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Post by: lavender on January 25, 2016, 02:29:37 PM
I actually forgot how boring Art Appreciation gets... I looked over my notes and there's like this extra wobbly handwriting because I had enough time to attempt writing somewhat legibly with my non-dominant hand...
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Post by: Holley on January 25, 2016, 11:25:40 PM
my group can see how many times we've each logged in to do the homework. I'm at 8 times since friday Dx everyone else is at 2 lol
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Post by: Splashberry on January 26, 2016, 09:41:48 AM
My Spanish professor is a bit too strict, and she assigns so much homework it's absurd...I'm currently on round one of homework due tomorrow, even though it was assigned YESTERDAY, and tomorrow's class she'll assign more, and it's soooo painful sitting here doing hours of Spanish homework. I mean...I like Spanish but not this much... Ay mios Dio.
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Post by: equus on January 27, 2016, 06:25:01 PM
when you roll off the train monday morning and are immediately thrown into hell
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Post by: Pine on January 27, 2016, 08:53:03 PM
you know i said i didn't want tests bc i didn't do well with them and would prefer busy work vs typical college read and then take a test lecture

GUESS WHAT I GOT.

all my classes are super interesting but they're... so much work and i'm having a hard time planning to keep up with them. i work too much and i know that. it's frustrating because i feel like this semester if i work hard i actually can get good grades i just need to finally get my academic stuff together to not be lazy or do other stuff.
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Post by: Heron on January 28, 2016, 08:13:09 PM
I'm not taking Japanese this semester, and I have SO much less homework because of it.
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Post by: hyperadam on January 29, 2016, 09:40:14 AM
I have three assignments due next week, as well as a midterm, and I need to anneal three samples and take a bunch of measurements within the next two weeks.

Bleh.
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Post by: equus on February 05, 2016, 03:19:20 PM
i made it on to my school's equestrian team!! i'm super excited. nervous, but excited
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Post by: fireheart on February 05, 2016, 06:53:14 PM
congrats equus, that's awesome!!

finally rsvp'ed to the facebook networking event next week, meaning that i finally finished updating my terrible resume. didn't realize that the event was at the brooklyn campus though. so. suddenly i'm a lot less excited about this

i'm also hoping to take the warriors rpg i started on last semester and make it an app for my iOS class! i'd be starting basically from scratch, but the sdk has a lot of libraries that should help with stuff like handling animation and collision detection.

anyways i feel like i say this literally every time i make a post on here but i'm sorry i haven't been online lately, i am an absolute wreck rn
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Post by: amberstripe on February 05, 2016, 07:33:06 PM
Did an all nighter for an assignment, got a 62% on it.
I wish there was time to take a few days' break in college. but there never is. I push it enough having one day of the week where I refuse to do work after school. =m=
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Post by: lavender on February 05, 2016, 09:57:52 PM
how do i fit vegetables into meals
what is health
how do I food in a way that won't kill me
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Post by: amberstripe on February 06, 2016, 11:18:16 PM
Generally, the way I get veggies into meals is I get a dip i really like and eat it with carrots instead of having dinner sometimes. Also, I eat wayyyy too much pasta w/ alfredo sauce, so I toss some broccoli into the boiling pasta in the last 2 minutes of the boil so i can have broccoli with my cream sauce. not very healthy, but i get some nutrients
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Post by: hyperadam on February 07, 2016, 11:14:48 AM
What the grapefruit is a vegetable?

But seriously, I'm really bad about this too... I just don't like vegetables, so I really only either eat them with my employee meals at Subway or if they happen to be in a sauce or soup.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on February 07, 2016, 07:29:46 PM
guys just go vegan
i only eat fruits and vegetables
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Post by: Sorrel on February 09, 2016, 03:59:01 PM
vegan chocolate :(
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Post by: equus on February 11, 2016, 05:45:06 PM
when nyu athletics completely grapefruits you over
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Post by: hyperadam on February 11, 2016, 08:42:22 PM
Today wen't pretty well. I got some pretty good measurements done today, which is great because I was worried I wouldn't be able to get the laser aligned properly.

The only problem is that my cosmology prof assigned another assignment, so now I can't spend all of reading week writing my thesis. Now I have to spend all of my time writing my thesis or working on the assignment instead.
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Post by: Holley on February 13, 2016, 04:04:32 PM
Lol professors. This week mine said that she wasn't going to assign anything so we could use it as a catch up week. Well, we have 3 things due by Sunday night amongst our other daily obligations :( she lied. 
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Post by: moss on February 18, 2016, 10:15:06 PM
so yesterday we got our papers in philosophy back and i turned in a pretty terrible paper that i wrote in like an hour and a half with dumb arguments because f philosophy so i was like oh gosh! what am i gonna get!!! and i got a B so i was like :O because this guy is supposed to be like a tough grader or something and he has this "comment key" on his website of 90 different kinds of things you could do wrong in your paper that he would leave comments for (i counted). but i only barely glimpsed at my paper just enough to see a B and didn't look at any of the comments because.... i don't wanna see that lol........ and then last night i had like three different dreams where i didn't look closely at my paper enough and i actually failed and got like a 21% and i kept waking up and being like OH NO..... DO I NEED TO CHECK MY PAPER??? and i would be like, no i definitely saw a B there.... I THINK........ and go back to sleep and have more dreams about failing the paper LOL. i still haven't looked at it again. i don't even want to know what kind of comments there are on there because i mean it was pretty bad and i have no idea if i even answered the prompt??? but then i'm also like well u gave me a B so technically that literally means you thought it was good pal ;) ;) ;)

sorry i just needed to say that because i think i'm low-key still stressing about whether i actually got a B or not
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Post by: Scar on February 22, 2016, 12:02:09 PM
so yesterday we got our papers in philosophy back and i turned in a pretty terrible paper that i wrote in like an hour and a half with dumb arguments because f philosophy so i was like oh gosh! what am i gonna get!!! and i got a B so i was like :O because this guy is supposed to be like a tough grader or something and he has this "comment key" on his website of 90 different kinds of things you could do wrong in your paper that he would leave comments for (i counted). but i only barely glimpsed at my paper just enough to see a B and didn't look at any of the comments because.... i don't wanna see that lol........ and then last night i had like three different dreams where i didn't look closely at my paper enough and i actually failed and got like a 21% and i kept waking up and being like OH NO..... DO I NEED TO CHECK MY PAPER??? and i would be like, no i definitely saw a B there.... I THINK........ and go back to sleep and have more dreams about failing the paper LOL. i still haven't looked at it again. i don't even want to know what kind of comments there are on there because i mean it was pretty bad and i have no idea if i even answered the prompt??? but then i'm also like well u gave me a B so technically that literally means you thought it was good pal ;) ;) ;)

sorry i just needed to say that because i think i'm low-key still stressing about whether i actually got a B or not
Omg I love when this happens (the getting good grades when you thought you didn't part, not the stress dream part). Congrats! :D

I've been having to meet with advisers so that I can transition into my major, which has been super stressful because it turns out there are so many prerequisites for bio majors that I may not be able to take any electives (like my beloved zoology courses) without going over the 120 hour limit and having to pay a huge fee.

Also, I had sent in an application to study abroad in South Africa with a focus on wildlife conservation and it was going to be so amazing in so many ways, and I made it in, but then I was rejected from the honors program, and since the trip required three honors courses, I couldn't afford to pay for three classes that I wasn't going to get credit for (and also waste a full semester). So that really crushed me emotionally and mentally, because I thought for sure I would make it into the honors program... I graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA, graduated with academic and theater honors, graduated Summa raspberry Laude, etc... But oh well. I've been getting over it more lately.
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Post by: hyperadam on February 22, 2016, 09:08:59 PM
Just got back from my week off, and now I have a four day week because my one class on Friday cancelled.

So apparently Concordia didn't get my reference letters... At first I thought they wanted me to upload copies myself instead of having my references send them, but I re-read the guidelines for submitting them and it seems like they do have to send in actual physical copies themselves.

What happened? How did they not get any of the three letters? I waited like a week before I started doing anything about this, is it too late to send them out again?
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Post by: moss on February 24, 2016, 11:42:36 AM
tfw you experience Guy In Your Philosophy Class Who Needs To Shut Up in real life
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Post by: Arcade Heat on February 24, 2016, 11:47:00 AM
WHO WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT MY WEEK
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Post by: amberstripe on February 24, 2016, 11:47:47 AM
tfw you experience Guy In Your Philosophy Class Who Needs To Shut Up in real life

oh no. i want to hear the story behind this.

WHO WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT MY WEEK

I'M ALWAYS UP FOR HEARING ABOUT PEOPLE'S WEEKS
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Post by: Arcade Heat on February 24, 2016, 11:52:42 AM
OK
MONDAY: JAPANESE ASSIGNMENT
TUESDAY: BIOCHEMISTRY MIDTERM AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY MIDTERM
WEDNESDAY: JAPANESE QUIZ AND HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY QUIZ
THURSDAY: APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY LAB REPORT DUE
FRIDAY: GENETICS MIDTERM
MONDAY:JAPANESE MIDTERM
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Post by: hyperadam on February 24, 2016, 08:38:14 PM
For once in my life, I'm wishing for an assignment... I was supposed to have gotten another EM assignment, but its still not up. That would have given me something to do for the whole 8 hours I was sitting around today watching the tube furnace. Y'know, use the time effectively instead of just dicking around and waiting.

It seems like they're going to wait until I'm working on the more attention intensive portions of my thesis until they start dumping work on me.

OK
MONDAY: JAPANESE ASSIGNMENT
TUESDAY: BIOCHEMISTRY MIDTERM AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY MIDTERM
WEDNESDAY: JAPANESE QUIZ AND HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY QUIZ
THURSDAY: APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY LAB REPORT DUE
FRIDAY: GENETICS MIDTERM
MONDAY:JAPANESE MIDTERM
hoah jeez good luck
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Post by: Arcade Heat on February 24, 2016, 08:59:25 PM
I WILL COME OUT OF THIS WEEK STANDING TALL AND WEARING underoos
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on February 24, 2016, 10:27:25 PM
tfw you experience Guy In Your Philosophy Class Who Needs To Shut Up in real life

oh no. i want to hear the story behind this.
it's not much of a story just mostly this guy wouldn't stop talking and making really long comments all throughout class that were weird and irrelevant and asking the professor about his personal religious beliefs
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Post by: Arcade Heat on February 24, 2016, 11:13:25 PM
*pops blackheads instead of finished citations for lab*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on February 25, 2016, 10:53:06 PM
I WILL COME OUT OF THIS WEEK STANDING TALL AND WEARING underoos
i'm a vegan
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Post by: Arcade Heat on February 25, 2016, 11:11:15 PM
I WILL COME OUT OF THIS WEEK STANDING TALL AND WEARING underoos
i'm a vegan
do you do crossfit too/are you an athiest and if you do/are what do you talk about first
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on February 28, 2016, 05:17:13 PM
i'm SO tired cuz i went to bed at 12 because my roommate thinks it's ok to talk on the phone and sing loudly (badly) at all hours of the night and i had to wake up at 5 for the horse show and i got back like an hour ago and i have to write  rough draft for my essay that's at least 5 full pages long and i'm just really not trying to be doing that
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Post by: Arcade Heat on March 11, 2016, 12:04:07 AM
*DEEP BREATH* HEY ADAM WHERE ARE YOU GOING FOR UR MASTERS
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on March 11, 2016, 09:07:10 AM
I actually have no idea because I haven't been accepted anywhere yet...
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Post by: amberstripe on March 16, 2016, 09:48:57 PM
I HAVE FINISHED WINTER TERM

-PARTIES-
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Post by: hyperadam on March 18, 2016, 03:24:41 PM
All three of my classes on Monday cancelled so I just learned I pretty much get a free long weekend. Wow.

Also wow, my second EM term test was a lot harder than I expected... Much longer than the first one, and it seems like I studied all the wrong things...
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Post by: equus on March 19, 2016, 03:08:06 PM
haha i have no one to live with next year bc my best friend completely screwed me over haha
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Post by: zoey on March 21, 2016, 01:24:35 PM
haha i have no one to live with next year bc my best friend completely screwed me over haha

oh yuck, i've been there man. i think alex and i are shacking up with two of his teammates for the next season. it'll be super fun, but rent here is inSANE so keeping that cost down is going to be an ~adventure~. ugh. bahaha
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: amberstripe on March 24, 2016, 03:04:34 PM
guess who's definitely not getting an internship this summer and has no clue what they're doing with their life?
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on March 25, 2016, 10:09:05 AM
Finally submitted the first draft of my thesis!

Now I just need to give a presentation on it next week, and finish up a few assignments (which I haven't even started yet...) and I'm pretty much done until exams!

Oh, and I also need to arrange something for this summer, since my current supervisors won't be able to supervise me again. I hope its not too late...
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Post by: Sorrel on March 27, 2016, 01:09:20 AM
guess who's definitely not getting an internship this summer and has no clue what they're doing with their life?
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

ME TOO :)
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Post by: Raintalon on April 19, 2016, 06:56:13 PM
*creates schedule for first semester of college*
*realizes that two of the classes cover entire potential dinner-eating time every Monday*
*exasperated sigh followed by shrug*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on April 19, 2016, 10:22:48 PM
I'm waitlisted for a class how do I convince someone to drop painting 1
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Post by: hyperadam on April 20, 2016, 08:12:20 PM
I'm waitlisted for a class how do I convince someone to drop painting 1
Do you know their address? If so, all you need is a ski mask, a crow bar, and some duct tape.

Anyway, since my grad school application got rejected by McMaster and McGill and I couldn't find a supervisor at Waterloo, I've formally accepted the offer I got from the electrical and computer engineering department at Corcordia. It's weird thinking that I'll technically be an engineering student, but I'll still be doing the kind of materials research I'm interested in and my degree will be an MASc instead of an MEng.

After I'm done with exams (a week from today, actually), I'll probably try to contact my supervisor and start working things out. So far the plan is to stay in London for one more month, than stay with my parents for most of the summer, and then move to Montreal whenever I need to be there. Thankfully, my dad is from Montreal and still knows people who live there, so I'm not going to be going in blind.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: moss on April 21, 2016, 03:29:58 PM
i finished my last assignment in college ever ?????? whoaaaaa o:

i mean except for exams but S T I L L
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Post by: Jayfeather on April 21, 2016, 09:55:15 PM
i am apparently joining this club next year as ill be spending half the day at my high school and half at the college for my senior year
hah
this will be the end of me
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Post by: Addeh on April 28, 2016, 11:02:12 AM
i have only been awake for fifteen minutes i am at class now i sped-run got ready i am dead
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Post by: hyperadam on April 29, 2016, 09:47:28 PM
I had a phone interview with a professor from a another university I applied to today, and I think it went pretty well. I haven't been formally offered anything yet, but it sounds like a really interesting opportunity and it was nice to actually have such a long talk about things with a potential supervisor.

It's awkward though since I've already sort of committed to Concordia, considering the deadline for accepting was a week ago. It's not just a matter of my deposit, it's that backing out at this point is kind of rude. I've still got a few days before she gets back to me, but if I do end up getting an offer it would be very tempting...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on April 29, 2016, 10:32:58 PM
I should be writing my english paper... it's the last really stressful thing that I have to do for the semester, and yet
all I can do is avoid it x-x

although, once it's over I'm gonna have an inordinate amount of free time for the last 6 days
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on May 11, 2016, 05:29:43 PM
summer!!! summer for a month until my summer classes start
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on May 27, 2016, 03:29:49 PM
After a lot of back-and-forth emails, I've finally registered for all of my courses. Apparently for my program I only need to take four courses, and I need to take them all in my first year. Everything else is just going to be thesis work.

I've been sort-of in-touch with my supervisor, but I still haven't seen him in person or talked to him over the phone. I really want to have a chance to talk so I know what I need to do to get ready for September, maybe see if there are any papers he wants me to read.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on June 01, 2016, 01:58:18 PM
I've graduated from this club!! Weeeeeee!!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on June 01, 2016, 05:51:06 PM
congrats holleigh!

Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: fireheart on June 01, 2016, 08:26:11 PM
aaaa congrats!!! that's awesome holleigh! :O

*crosses fingers that i can graduate sometime in 2017*
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on June 02, 2016, 12:34:43 PM
Congratulations friend! : D

I guess I'm kind of officially in this club now? Starting in two-ish months, wheew.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on August 10, 2016, 08:57:47 PM
Yo guys it's that time of year right

I'm leaving for campus tomorrow, it's a seven-hour drive : D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 10, 2016, 09:03:48 PM
I live in an apartment right next to campus and I've been interning at a publishing house all summer. The semester starts on the 29th. Not really looking forward to it; I've been really happy with the routine of going to work and leaving work there. Homework is the part of school that stresses me out the most.

Buuuut on the plus side, I'm on track to graduate May '17!! Senior year!! :D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 11, 2016, 12:00:03 PM
Looks like its time for this thread to start up again. I start my Masters in September, and I've already signed the lease for my new apartment. My first class is technically on September 6th, but I'm doing a thesis-based program so I might be starting to work on that earlier. I should hopefully be getting in touch with my supervisor by the end of the month, and although my lease is for September 1st they might let me move in early depending on when the apartment is ready. So at this point, I'm just sitting around waiting until I have enough information to form a game plan.

As far as my commute goes, there's actually a subway station practically in the basement of one of the buildings I'll be spending most of my time in. There's another one a few blocks away from where I'll be living, but there's also a bus route that's even closer. I guess I'll have to see which route I'll end up using.

I've been really happy with the routine of going to work and leaving work there. Homework is the part of school that stresses me out the most.
Same, only exams are what I have the biggest problem with. I'm not working this summer, but I was the past two summers and I definitely prefer the very clear distinction between work time and leisure time.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on August 13, 2016, 11:31:30 PM
My post I made yesterday was deleted, so I'll try to remember what I wrote.

I'm adding a minor now. I came across one I only needed one more 100-level class to finish, and I needed an extra elective anyway, so that all worked out pretty much perfectly.
I'm also looking at grad school programs, now that I'm getting closer to graduating. Man, grad school is SO EXPENSIVE. It's kind of ridiculous.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on August 14, 2016, 12:07:03 AM
HAVE FUN IN SCHOOL YALL HAHAHA
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on August 17, 2016, 09:16:39 AM
First class begins in about an hour, it's Calculus. Looking forward to it, nervously. I only have two today though, so that's all right
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on August 24, 2016, 07:46:11 PM
started class today
woo
one class seems painfully easy so i'm excited for that (intro to psychology)
i'm also taking survey of english literature, texas government, and general biology
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 25, 2016, 10:27:45 AM
I've moved into a new place and so far I really love it, the kitchen is on the first floor, two house mates on the second floor, and the oldest house mate and I live on the top floor with the laundry machines

Which is Nice except for having to climb up and down two flights of stairs
and I'm also thinking about where i'm going to have to put the canvas when I get it for Painting 1 because I really don't want to lug that up the steps if I don't have to... bluh I'm also thinking about my portfolio now too which is going to be an every other day thing =-=

My classes are:
Painting 1
Figure Drawing 1
College Writing 2
Art History Survey 1 (& I get to take it with a buddy :D )
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on August 25, 2016, 10:36:39 AM
In no particular order-

Calculus A (plus extra-study-in-case-you-need-it optional companion class, which I probably won't need but 'sall cool)
Honors English (basically Composition one and two I guess?)
Earth Systems Sciences (plus lab)
Obligatory welcome-to-college class
Computer Science
Computer Science Ethics

Nothing too hard yet, almost all math is review. Only problem is that CS is literally as far away as it can be and gets out at 6:50 PM two days a week.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 25, 2016, 09:14:15 PM
I haven't started yet, but I have signed up for all of my courses. I'm doing a thesis-based program, so I only need two courses per semester.

For fall, I'm taking:
Solid State Devices
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Opto-Electronic Devices

and for winter:
Principles of Solid State Nanodevices
Advanced Electromagnetics

I was basically allowed to take whatever I wanted as long as they were engineering courses and they were approved by both my supervisor and the program coordinator. I'm kind of interested in the Advanced Electromagnetics one, because it sounds like a theory course. I really got in to electromagnetic theory during my last year of undergrad, but I also really want to see if engineers approach the subject differently from physicists. My other courses are mostly new territory very much geared towards the subject of my project, so I'm also really eager to start them.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Vegas on August 26, 2016, 01:49:44 AM
I start school on Monday and I'm excited and also nervous..? 3 of 4 are online and they're the standard core courses (Business Speech, Personal Finance, American Gov.) but the only one I actually go to campus for is gonna be an "advanced" computer graphics class where I will finally learn the ways of Photoshop. I haven't gone to school in about a year and I'll be working my retail job while I go so... I think I'll feel more confident once I actually go and see what it's like and get back into the grind of things~
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on August 26, 2016, 01:57:06 AM
Fall semester, I have two human resources classes and one art history class. One of the human resources classes is notorious for being the most annoying/time-consuming class in the whole program, but it's required, so I guess it'll be good to have it over with. I haven't taken any art history classes before, but it's a 100-level class (taking it to finish up a minor), so hopefully that'll be easy.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on August 26, 2016, 12:00:19 PM
SCREAMS school starts on monday and i'm nervous about it

my classes:
philosophy; contemporary and moral problems
LIA setting your course
eng graphic novel
senior seminar (for creative writing; an intense workshop experience)

at the end of my senior sem class i have to read some of my work in front of an audience grapefruit me!!!

Also on Monday I start working at the mailroom again, i'm actually excited for that because i love my boss lol.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Ariel on August 26, 2016, 04:52:40 PM
Hey, I can actually post here now!

My class actually starts tomorrow.
I'm taking Intro to Digital Photography.

The building its in is actually not a part of the campus but in the Old Towne section of the city (which is really pretty and just a block from the bay) so that'll be fun trying to figure out parking, and since it's another city and I apparently live in waterworld I have to check for bridge openings. Which means I'll most likely be either an hour early or an hour late to class.

It's sad that I think I'm more nervous for this class than when I was actually at college getting my BS.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 29, 2016, 10:13:32 AM
I'm excited to have a big locker in the art building, especially since it's on the same floor as my two studio classes this year
Seems like it'll be very useful
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Vegas on August 29, 2016, 12:35:44 PM
I didn't realize how visually starved I've been until I've been around this campus. There's pretty architecture and water features and it just seems so... cozy i dunno. I wish I could stay here all day and loiter in the art department but sadly I gotta work until late tonight

Also, for the first day, I don't feel as overwhelmed by this computer graphics class as I was at UNT. It's much more reasonably paced and more like a learning environment. And it looks like I won't have to buy really anything for this class yeeeaa
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Jayfeather on August 30, 2016, 07:52:00 PM
im far behind most of you but im applying to colleges rn and i'm so?? lost?? not with the applications but where i want to go. i've applied to unm and nmsu (both in-state backups), ut at austin, penn state (top choice), unl, university of washington, u of illinois, and still have like 5 left on my common app? the list is very diverse but im just terrified of having to choose where to get for the next 4 years. im confident in my major being computer science, which is why im applying to ut, illinois, and washington as they're highly ranked in that aspect but
i'm just
dying
edit: the worst part is none of these are due for about three months but my anxiety over them is overtaking reason in my speed to apply to as many as possible, and draining my bank account in the process
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on August 30, 2016, 08:47:59 PM
im far behind most of you but im applying to colleges rn and i'm so?? lost?? not with the applications but where i want to go. i've applied to unm and nmsu (both in-state backups), ut at austin, penn state (top choice), unl, university of washington, u of illinois, and still have like 5 left on my common app? the list is very diverse but im just terrified of having to choose where to get for the next 4 years. im confident in my major being computer science, which is why im applying to ut, illinois, and washington as they're highly ranked in that aspect but
i'm just
dying
edit: the worst part is none of these are due for about three months but my anxiety over them is overtaking reason in my speed to apply to as many as possible, and draining my bank account in the process

Advice: look for schools with scholarships that aren't necessarily big names. If you've got good enough scores there are tons of places where you might even be able to swing free rides, especially with Comp Sci (speaking as a CS major myself lol). Visit campuses if at all possible and make sure they're a size you like, and that the student body is one you'll fit in with. Going to a good school is important, but an at least somewhat significant portion of it being good for you specifically will depend on your classmates.

(Also it's important to consider 'sticker price' (tuition and fees) versus what you'll actually pay taking into account scholarships and the like. Some schools may seem super pricey but are actually manageable with automatic merit.)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 30, 2016, 09:14:02 PM
Be forewarned: UT is a huge campus and if you don't have top notch networking skills it can be Death by Isolation
The campus is like an entire city itself
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on August 30, 2016, 09:47:49 PM
when you think you're done with textbooks and your bank account is somewhat alive but then one of your classes is just like uh actually the articles for this class are in these big ass binders that you have to buy from us cause printing them out would cost you 75$ of your printing quota which is well all of it... so 50$ plz. cause they're alsooooo not online.

I think I'll like my classes this semester if my Latin professor calms down. It was her first day ever on this campus and it's only her second year out from her doctorate so she's understandably nervous. Her anxiety was just palpable. Also the whole "Oh don't worry if you make a fool of yourself! Just don't stumble through the sentences if you're not prepared- it's always so annoying when people do that right?" 
like noop the implication that i would be making a fool of myself while translating is literally why i don't participate in classes oops
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 30, 2016, 10:11:40 PM
My costs seem to balance out this semester because I only have to buy one fancy book, one "literally any edition of this book is fine", a couple odd things, and then the bulk of the money is going to the art supplies I don't have yet
Like canvas and massive 32 x 24 drawing pads that I had to carry from one end of campus to the other and almost died doing that because I accidentally walked across traffic taking it to the art building

but the important thing is I have a thing that I needed and got it to where it needs to be
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on August 31, 2016, 07:29:59 PM
I got my student ID today! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get in touch with my supervisor...

Tomorrow is my orientation, which I'm looking forward to. Once everything gets sorted out, I'll probably resume trying to talk to my supervisor. I won't be able to get my internet set up until the 9th, so I'll be spending a lot of time on campus leeching off the student WiFi.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Addeh on September 01, 2016, 07:12:38 AM
my philosophy class doesn't have enough room for everyone. Some people can't sit at a desk, and others don't even have a chair. I run from work to class so I can get a good seat lmao
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Splashy on September 01, 2016, 12:33:58 PM
my philosophy class doesn't have enough room for everyone. Some people can't sit at a desk, and others don't even have a chair. I run from work to class so I can get a good seat lmao

lol that's like the random religion class i'm taking- three people are on the floor oops
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on September 01, 2016, 02:05:13 PM
My english class is running into a similar problem with not having enough seats for everyone so we're breaking the rules and stealing an empty classroom
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on September 08, 2016, 07:01:49 PM
Be forewarned: UT is a huge campus and if you don't have top notch networking skills it can be Death by Isolation
The campus is like an entire city itself
(crying softly)

and yet i still miss it horribly and can't wait to transfer back next year
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on September 09, 2016, 11:39:46 AM
I had my first group meeting yesterday, and it went pretty well. There are some other people in the group working on similar things, so I'll always have people to talk to about my project. Which is good, because I'm slowly realizing that I have no idea how to start. Just... read papers until I have an idea, then do simulations, apparently.

I've also had my two classes, and so far they're just review. I like the professor for my solid state class more than the one for my nanotechnology class, though. I already sort of understand band theory, but I never understood the "why" behind it, and he did a really good job of explaining it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on September 14, 2016, 10:33:57 PM
Well, I've gone to all of my classes now.
Art history is shaping up to be pretty great. I don't really have an art background, but the content is super interesting, and the professor is awesome. I'm really loving it so far.
On the other hand, I am not loving my HR classes. One of them wouldn't be too bad, except it's a TON of work. The other is just awful. The whole class is one long group project, and I'm really not fond of the group I got assigned. I was really hoping that I could just drop it, but it's a required class, so I'm out of luck on that front. I don't care for the professor's teaching style either.
Just one more year, and than I can finally be done with undergrad and move on to grad school.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on September 15, 2016, 08:07:43 AM
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on September 15, 2016, 09:14:14 AM
I keep not getting enough sleep. I wake up around 6:45 to 8:45 or so every morning but usually go to bed at 1 to 2. Last night it was 3 because I was helping a friend with a paper whoops

my first class today doesn't even start until 11
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: equus on September 15, 2016, 11:36:18 PM
haha i don't have a meal plan and have to pay for my own food and groceries are really expensive in the city and i have an on campus job but i'm probably not gonna be payed for awhile because of paperwork and red tape haha i love starving and being hungry
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on September 28, 2016, 09:38:48 AM
Gotta say I'm really liking this college thing so far

...Even if I sometimes don't get dinner until almost eight on Mondays

Side note, got to sign up for next semester on Monday and I still won't have a class before ten AM : D

On the other hand, I have to take Calculus B (honors), which is a somewhat notorious weed-out class
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Jayfeather on October 02, 2016, 02:25:13 PM
i think ive decided to go to uc at boulder
but
i still am completely on the fence about everything
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on November 02, 2016, 10:51:52 AM
I have two big projects (related to each other, so fortunately there's a lot of overlap in what I need to do) left for this semester, and then it should be smooth sailing from there on out.

I'm trying to decide which programs I want to apply to for grad school. It's really tough, because there actually are several I'm pretty interested in, and they cover a pretty wide variety of subjects.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on November 02, 2016, 09:40:08 PM
I HAVE ONE MRE MIDTERM LEFT THEN IM FUCKIN OUTTIE W/ALL THIS STRESS AHAHA im gonna get so drunk
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Holley on November 02, 2016, 09:55:42 PM
same
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on November 02, 2016, 10:23:02 PM
I only had one midterm, and I'm only going to have one final, but I've got a report worth 70% of my mark due in about a week that I've only just started... And then I have another report, with a simulation component, due at the end of the month... And of course, assignments are still going on in the background.

As far as my thesis goes, I was hoping I could at least have a proposal written out within the next few weeks so I could apply for NSERC, but I'm not sure if that's happening.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on November 13, 2016, 09:33:19 PM
I've hit that point in the semester where I have a ton of work for all of my classes, and it's all due around the same time. Hopefully it'll calm down by Thanksgiving, because it's super stressful right now.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: tinyfeather on November 13, 2016, 10:36:34 PM
I've hit that point in the semester where I have a ton of work for all of my classes, and it's all due around the same time. Hopefully it'll calm down by Thanksgiving, because it's super stressful right now.
haha SAME
i have two exams tomorrow, another tuesday, a huge group project that we should probably finish this week bc it's due the week after thanksgiving break and i know nobody wants to work on it then, a term paper, another paper for my psych class...it's cool i'm not dyin i'm Fine
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on November 15, 2016, 06:27:53 PM
For some reason the chairs in the computer science building are really comfortable. I'm not complaining.

Some of the work is beginning to pile up (I have two papers, two CS assignments, a journal for English, a tiny presentation, and a report kinda thing to do) but most of it is easy enough I'm not super stressed... Yet.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on November 21, 2016, 02:49:52 PM
I'm finally close to the end of the semester. I just have to finish writing some papers, and then I'm pretty much done until January.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on November 27, 2016, 12:39:38 PM
This week is my hell week... So many things to do, and I just can't be productive for some reason... My partner for my group projects isn't really helping either. Even when he does contribute, I need to extensively proofread his work because it's terrible.

At least it will all be over soon...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on January 21, 2017, 10:30:10 PM
Well, this is my last full-time semester of undergrad. After this, I just have two more classes over the summer, then one in the fall, and that's it.
It seems like the workload might be a little bit heavy this time, but it's nothing unmanageable so far.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on January 27, 2017, 08:04:23 PM
Well, this is my last full-time semester of undergrad. After this, I just have two more classes over the summer, then one in the fall, and that's it.
It seems like the workload be a little bit heavy this time, but it's nothing unmanageable so far.
Congrats on being so close to finishing! On the plus side, if your workload is a bit heavy this time around, those last three courses will feel that much less stressful.

As for me, this is my last semester of actual courses before I start focusing full time on my thesis. Things are starting to get a bit difficult after an easy start, but I've already got a pretty good work rhythm going that I'm doing a good job of maintaining.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on January 31, 2017, 10:26:16 PM
Well, this is my last full-time semester of undergrad. After this, I just have two more classes over the summer, then one in the fall, and that's it.
It seems like the workload might be a little bit heavy this time, but it's nothing unmanageable so far.
Congrats on being so close to finishing! On the plus side, if your workload is a bit heavy this time around, those last three courses will feel that much less stressful.
Thanks!
Yeah, my last class is going to be a really easy one, so I've just got to make it through my winter and summer classes. I actually have a summer break lasting more than a week or two this year for the first time in a while, so that'll be nice.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on February 28, 2017, 04:39:52 PM
im going to japan
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on February 28, 2017, 07:11:08 PM
Omg again?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on March 01, 2017, 09:53:41 AM
I've got a midterm tomorrow and I'm getting a take-home midterm today, so I guess I'm going to be pretty busy for the next few days. And then after that I should probably start getting serious about my final project...
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on March 01, 2017, 08:25:10 PM
Omg again?
god bless america
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on March 02, 2017, 03:31:03 PM
im so confused....
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on March 03, 2017, 09:22:55 AM
I've got a midterm tomorrow and I'm getting a take-home midterm today, so I guess I'm going to be pretty busy for the next few days.
Actually scratch that, the take-home midterm got postponed by a week because of a bomb threat. Also, the midterm yesterday went terribly, but it seems like that was the case for everyone. At the very least, I think I did better than my terrible solid state midterm last semester.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on March 03, 2017, 04:27:26 PM
Well, it was really hectic, but I survived midterm week. I'm hoping that I'll be a little less busy for a while now.
I'm going to set up my first actual in-person academic advising appointment next week. The system doesn't seem to want to recognize one of my gen ed classes that I took, so I really want to get that sorted out soon.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on April 08, 2017, 03:40:21 PM
*sneaks in*

Everything's going well over here! Just got done with a class CS project. Fingers crossed I did it right, some the instructions were a little sketchy lol

Other than that, getting a tad slammed. Calc test on Wed, paper due Thurs, take-home English quiz due 8:00 AM Mon. It's all good but a bit stressful at times.

Also, I'm taking Russian next semester! It's gonna be great : D
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on April 13, 2017, 05:16:57 PM
As of today, I'm officially done with classes. Possibly forever unless I decide to do a PhD at some point.

All I have left is my take home exam from Monday to Wednesday, and then another exam on the 26th. The take-home exam pretty much eliminates everything that makes me struggle with exams, so I'm not worried about it, but that last exam is one I'm going to have to really prepare for.

After I'm done with those two exams, I can finally start working on my thesis full-time. I'm actually really looking forward to it. And hopefully I'll find some kind of source of income, because I need money.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on April 25, 2017, 11:08:26 PM
Well, if I did well enough on this last final, I might have been able to manage getting a 4.0 overall GPA this semester, so here's hoping that it went well.
My last few classes shouldn't be too stressful, hopefully. It's shocking how close I am to being done with undergrad. It really went by a lot faster than I thought it would.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on April 26, 2017, 07:49:59 AM
I passed my entry review and am officially a drawing/painting studio major, yayyy (apparently every single person made the cut this semester, funsies)
But what's really special is they put up a list of badasses that apparently put up portfolios that were just a little more noteworthy than the rest & I got listed B^)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on April 26, 2017, 05:17:23 PM
I am finally done with exams! My take-home exam was... not really a disaster, but it turned out a lot worse than I expected. I'm worried I may have squandered my good marks in the rest of the course. My other exam, on the other hand, felt really good. Although there was some stuff I wasn't sure about, I was able to fully answer every question and was actually the second person to finish. It's weird, because the midterms for both of these courses were kind of the opposite of what the finals were like.

Anyway, my marks are still kind of a concern, but even if I do wind up having to retake some courses I'll at least have the summer off (because it's too late to apply for summer courses). Obviously, I need to start working on my thesis, but I think I've earned at least a week off.

But what's really special is they put up a list of badasses that apparently put up portfolios that were just a little more noteworthy than the rest & I got listed B^)
Wow, that's pretty sweet. Congrats!
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Arcade Heat on April 30, 2017, 10:10:56 AM
Idk how I passed advanced cell biology but holla at ya boy bc I grapefruiting did!!! Wow he did that
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on April 30, 2017, 08:26:02 PM
Three finals down, two to go. Unfortunately, one of those two is at 8 AM tomorrow morning, and it's Calculus B.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Neon Skylite on May 01, 2017, 05:34:15 AM
Is this only about college, or can you talk about skool here?
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: hyperadam on May 04, 2017, 05:35:53 PM
Is this only about college, or can you talk about skool here?
I think there was a high school thread at one point, but it got overwhelmed pretty quickly...


Anyway, I got my marks back two days ago, and they turned out pretty well. I was worried about maintaining a B average, and I got two B+s, so it turns out I was worried about nothing. That take-home midterm still really hurt me though, since I had an A- going in... The other exam seems like it went well though, considering how band the midterm was.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on May 11, 2017, 07:57:45 PM
Didn't do too well on the cal b final but everything is okay, I survived
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Jayfeather on August 15, 2017, 03:23:08 PM
does anyone have advice for not getting along with ur roommate? mine goes to sleep really early (9pm) and wakes up at 6 am, then actually starts telling me to wake up??? she doesn't go out at all either so im never alone even though i go out quite often and give her hours of privacy, and i cant have anyone in the room??
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on August 21, 2017, 10:36:54 PM
does anyone have advice for not getting along with ur roommate? mine goes to sleep really early (9pm) and wakes up at 6 am, then actually starts telling me to wake up??? she doesn't go out at all either so im never alone even though i go out quite often and give her hours of privacy, and i cant have anyone in the room??
sorry for being late but it's a conversation that starts with "hey I can't do that. that doesn't work for me."
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on September 02, 2017, 10:15:58 AM
I'm graduating this semester! Guess I'll be out of this club for a while soon.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Sorrel on September 13, 2017, 07:50:48 PM
I'm graduating this semester! Guess I'll be out of this club for a while soon.

congrats! hopefully I'll be joining you soon
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on September 15, 2017, 06:55:59 PM
Going good so far this semester. If all goes well, I'll have three day weekends next semester : )
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Graystripe on September 21, 2017, 04:20:13 PM
So I'm taking six classes this semester, two of which are extremely work heavy Game Design classes.  Somehow I'm not dying- though that may change as the semester goes on.

I'm also absolutely terrified because I'm graduating this year ahhhhhh
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on July 07, 2018, 09:55:41 PM
Very late, but I am officially out of this club! I graduated back in December with my Bachelorís of Science.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on July 10, 2018, 04:19:32 PM
I want college to take me back, away from the teenagers
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: lavender on July 12, 2018, 09:25:32 PM
I'm gonna double major now
both Drawing/Painting and Printmaking with a minor in art history B^)
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Heron on July 16, 2018, 05:57:07 PM
I'm gonna double major now
both Drawing/Painting and Printmaking with a minor in art history B^)
Cool! I took an Asian art history class in college and really loved it. It's a super interesting subject once you get into it.
Title: Re: Poor College Kids Club
Post by: Raintalon on August 26, 2018, 10:35:14 AM
I wake up at 6 AM every day even though my earliest class is at 11:20. Both of my roommates have 8 AMs, one doesn't have a car, and the other is terrified of driving.

It's not too bad, but sometimes I'd like to sleep in lol