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guide to the first week of college

hey guys! i’ll be starting my sophomore year of college in just over a week (!!), and while i’m not new to the whole college thing, i will be new to my school this year as a transfer student, so i wanted to share these tips for y’all !

  • figure out where all your classes are beforehand - there’s nothing worse than being late on the first day, especially if you have small classes. don’t start off on the wrong foot! hopefully you’ll have some sort of orientation/tour that shows you the basics, but if you’re living on campus, you’ll likely be at school before the first day of classes - use this extra time to get familiar with campus and find out where all your classrooms are (not just the buildings, find the actual class if possible - some buildings are ridiculously complicated as far as room numbers go, trust me!). if you’re commuting to school, try to come an hour or so early to do this as much as you can (and you can also use time between classes to figure out where you’re headed!)
  • become friendly with the people around you - whether this be your roommate, the people sitting next to you in class, or the other people on your floor, it’s always nice to be on good terms with as many people as possible. make friends early - even if they don’t stick (and a lot of early friendships don’t), it’s nice to know a lot of people! get to know people in your classes, even though it’s harder to do this than it might’ve been in high school since often you just have the one class together. you never know when you’ll have to miss a class, and having someone to get notes from is such a relief (also study buddies !! super important !!)
  • wait until you’ve gone to class to buy textbooks - a lot of teachers will tell you that you don’t really need it, or that an older edition works just fine. whatever the case, it usually doesn’t hurt to wait to buy textbooks until you’re at school (plus, if you’re like me you may end up dropping the class you already bought 7 books for)
  • try out different study spots - there are so many places on a college campus to study: your dorm room, dorm lounges, library, student union, coffee shops, random class buildings, the quad - try them out and see what works best for you! a change of scenery can go a long way toward helping your productivity!
  • call your fam - they probably already miss you and with so much new stuff going on you’re bound to have lots to say - don’t get too caught up in the hustle and bustle of a new year!
  • get comfy with your dorm room - this is your new home for the year, make it work for you! it should be your happy place. figure out good storage systems. & try to have a good relationship w ur roomie(s)! 
  • keep ahead on homework - it’s easy to put it off when it still feels like summer, but come next week you’ll likely be drowning in work and lack of free time - do as much as you can as soon as you can, future you will thank you!
  • look into a job on campus - see how your class schedule plays out, and see if working on campus is a good idea for you. there are so many options and there are usually still a lot of openings by the first week, so take advantage of it now before all the positions fill up for the semester! (also from personal experience working in a dining hall is decidedly Not Fun, would not recommend), however
  • be kind to the maintenance workers and kitchen staff - as well as other workers on campus. usually they go unnoticed, but they’re (from my experience) so so kind when you take the time to say hi and ask them how they are. the kitchen staff i worked with in the dhall were some of the sweetest people i met on campus last year
  • keep your door open and hang out in your floor lounge - (if you have one) first week is prime time to meet new people, since everyone goes into it brand new. keep your door open and have convos with people who walk by (maybe have some treats and invite them in to share - everyone loves free food !). so many of my friends were made by “studying” (i use the term loosely haha) in the lounge
  • go to events - they’re probably free and often give out free food/goodies/t-shirts, plus they’re a good way to meet people and see what sorts of things you can get involved with on campus! esp if you have an involvement fair with clubs presenting, go and try to go to the first meeting of any club that sounds interesting to u! there’s no commitment to keep coming back if it isn’t for you, and you never know what amazing groups of people you could meet! i’d recommend only going to two or three clubs regularly though, any more than that can be a bit much (and try to balance fun with academic! - my last school even had a stationery club)

if you have any questions about college/that first week, please feel free to ask me! (also tag me in ur dorm room pics bc i love that stuff!) good luck w uni, frends!

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Happy Birthday Noya!

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October 10th.  Karasuno High School Volleyball Club, guardian deity, Nishinoya Yuu-kun’s birthday.  To be able to play Noya-san now, I feel immense gratitude.  Thank you so much.  Noya-san, happy birthday!

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Favourite Movies -English

50s

  • Rebel Without a Cause 
  • Carmen Jones
  • East of Eden 

60s 

  • To Sir, with Love
  • A Patch of Blue
  • Splendor in the Grass
  • The Sound of Music
  • My Fair Lady
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  • West Side Story 

70s 

  • Grease
  • Saturday Night Fever 

80s 

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Stand By Me 
  • The Lost Boys 
  • Ordinary People
  • Mystic Pizza
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Sixteen Candles
  • The Pick-up Artist
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Working Girl
  • Fresh Horses
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Secret Admirer
  • Private School
  • Tuff Turf
  • Flashdance
  • The Outsiders
  • white palace 
  • Private Resort
  • Top Gun
  • Risky Business
  • Rain Man
  • Back to the Future
  • 18 Again
  • Girls just want to have fun
  • Sex, Lies, and Videotape

90s 

  • Poetic Justice
  • Forrest Gump
  • Pretty Woman
  • Stepmom
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Dying Young
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Notting Hill
  • As Good As It Gets
  • Runaway Bride
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding
  • Sleeping with the Enemy
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Flatliners
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Cry-Baby
  • Conspiracy Theory
  • Titanic
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Speed
  • The Basketball Diaries
  • Romeo + Juliet
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Hope Floats
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Love Potion No. 9
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • The Net
  • Message in a Bottle
  • Hope Floats
  • The Parent Trap
  • Housesitter
  • Mr. Jones
  • The Best Man

200s

  • Finding Neverland
  • Coach Carter
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Glory Road
  • She’s the Man
  • Step Up
  • Meet the Browns
  • Daddy’s Little Girls
  • Crazy/Beautiful
  • A Walk to Remember
  • PS, I Love You
  • The Notebook
  • Cheaper by the Dozen ½
  • Norbit
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • White Chicks
  • Little Man
  • Dance Flick
  • The Hot Chick
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • Just like Heaven
  • 13 Going on 30
  • The Grudge
  • Fear
  • Just Married
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • The Wedding Planner
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman
  • The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • Maid in Manhattan
  • Monster-in-Law
  • Shall We Dance?
  • Feel the Noise
  • Dance with Me
  • Unfaithful
  • You Got Served
  • Honey
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Stomp the Yard
  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself
  • Obsessed
  • Burlesque
  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • Dreamgirls
  • Barbershop
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • What Women Want
  • Yours, Mine and Ours
  • What a Girl Wants
  • Sydney White
  • Living Proof
  • The Blind Side
  • Something New
  • Love & Basketball
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Bad Boys

2010+

  • Jumping the Broom
  • Steel Magnolias
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Charlie St. Cloud
  • Endless Love
  • Carrie
  • Beastly
  • Baggage Claim
  • Letters to Juliet
  • Our Family Wedding
  • Good Deeds
  • the other women
  • Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor
  • Think Like A Man
  • Not Easily Broken
  • Just Wright
  • Note to Self 
  • the last letter
  • The Best Man Holiday
  • The Spectacular Now
  • The Butler
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Stuck in Love
  • Unconditional
Just Irish Things

When you’re playing cards with a lad down the pub and it all seems to be going grand, but then you notice he has hooves instead of feet and ur like ‘ah here, fuck this’

youtube

This song tho..