Leaving For College.

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    Aug 18, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    So I'm leaving for college Friday and I'm extremely nervous. I'm attending West Virginia University which was voted #1 party school in the U.S. I was just looking for a little advice I'm majoring in History/Pre-Law. I am looking for the does and don'ts of college. Also if anyone could give me a little help to what law school is like that would be really appreciated
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    Aug 18, 2011 4:16 AM GMT
    Every ranking has a different #1 party school, any bigtime state school will have a somewhat reputation of a party school. Florida, Arizona St, Texas are all known. #1 advice, meet anyone and everyone. Everyone is looking for friends, its the greatest time in your life to make new ones. No clicks, no drama, no history. Focus on school first and foremost and get active on campus. If you do the Frat route, make sure you don't get totally wrapped up in it. It seems fun but it can ruin your GPA if you let academics slid by the waist side. Enjoy it man, its the one of the greatest years of your life. You'll learn alot about yourself. Good Luck.
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    Aug 18, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    You can have fun and still get a 4.0 icon_smile.gif Just manage your time wisely and try not to overdo partying/drinking/drugs or studying. Try to meet as many people as possible and get to know some of your professors well. They'll come in handy very soon! Start thinking about your resume and internships for Summer 2012 because time is a bitchfacehoe and it goes by too quickly and before you know it you miss all the deadlines and you will be volunteering in some dental office.

    I was going to tell you to not commit floorcest but I don't know how often that happens with gays. icon_rolleyes.gif It will be like High school version 2 when you've slept with half your floormates. And if you're roomie is getting a BJ and you're "asleep", leave right away- no matter how drunk/high you are. icon_wink.gif

    Good luck!
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    Aug 18, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    as a recent grad, i would tell you to not turn down any new experiences. 4 years go by so fast! so just relax and enjoy your time. meet new people, hang out with a different crowd, take a road you normally wouldn't, in other words try everything cause its gone in the blink of an eye. you don't want to look back and wish you could have done or tried that one thing that now I don't have time or money for. Good luck and have fun!
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    Aug 18, 2011 5:24 AM GMT
    Take condoms and stretch and take your vitamins.
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    Aug 18, 2011 5:29 AM GMT
    Do lots of LSD.
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    Aug 18, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    JP85257 saidTake condoms and stretch and take your vitamins.


    HAHAHAHAHA!
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    Aug 18, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    I'm in my second yr in college at what I wish what someone told me is focus on your studies. There are so many people in college don't worry about making friends right away. Also if you have a room mate make rules about how you guys are gonna deal with people in the room, or trash, etc. Go to class and if you can't email your professor its alright if your sick or you just need time to relax. Talk to your RA about problems going on with your roommate.
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    Shahzadeh said
    JP85257 saidTake condoms and stretch and take your vitamins.


    HAHAHAHAHA!


    I know - I thought "Stretch what?"
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    And if anything ever doesn't go your way on campus, make sure that you make a big racial issue over it.

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    Aug 18, 2011 6:32 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidDon't drink 4LOCO. My university was the one that managed to get it banned in the United States. Props to my freshman friends!


    Please tell me those kids got ostracized from school. Damn Central and ruining it for EVERYONE
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:34 AM GMT
    You go to college for two reasons:

    1) Make connections
    2) Obtain a skill

    In that order, however both are extremely important. Studying is very important, so don't party too much, because you might have to take summer school in order to save a few grand otherwise, and those classes are INTENSE. So that wouldn't be fun; best to be working in the summer than in the winter.

    Also- since you're going to move to Morgantown- I should probably tell you that the McDonald's on Fairmont Road (highway 19) probably had the worst service I've ever experienced. It was insanely slow for fast food, and they got my order wrong. And I also gotta mention that West Virginia in general is very beautiful. I wouldn't mind going back in the fall sometime. Hell- I think that would be the perfect time to find a hiking trail with some very good friends. Just my two cents though.
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
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    Corvin saidTalk to your RA about problems going on with your roommate.
    Talk to your roommate first. What might be weird is that you may get along at first then hate each other or vice versa. My roommate and I couldn't stand each other at the end of our freshman year. Now that we're approaching our junior year and living away from each other, we're like the fucking wonder twins.


    Not necessarily be careful, not all RA's are on your side. Before you confide in him, ascertain if he is impartial in judgement or tends to be friends with the freshman he has to keep in line. I remember my first year in college, and had a really frat party hall. Any case, I had a hard time studying one night for a major exam and I could not go to the library, and the RA was not taking control of the hallway. I knocked on his door and advised if he could keep the noise level down. Well the next day, everyone in the hall knew who had complained. Well lets just say that semester was a living hell.
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:35 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidDon't drink 4LOCO. My university was the one that managed to get it banned in the United States. Props to my freshman friends!


    So how was I drinking 4Loco with some girls from Ohio two weekends ago?
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
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    Trollileo saidDon't drink 4LOCO. My university was the one that managed to get it banned in the United States. Props to my freshman friends!
    So how was I drinking 4Loco with some girls from Ohio two weekends ago?
    4LOCO agreed to remove the excessive amount of caffeine. It's no longer an alcoholic energy drink, but just alcoholic.[/quote]

    I know. They told me. I was just hinting at a small minor detail in your sentence.
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    Aug 18, 2011 6:56 AM GMT
    College is amazing. My freshmen year was FANTASTIC. I never want to do it again, but oh lord was it good. What really makes it, is, as everyone has said, is a good group of friends. From my experience, out of state folks tend to be the easiest to befriend too. I am from New Jersey, and I went to college in Montana (and I had no connections out there either). I got lucky and most of my freshmen floor was out of state folks and we all flocked together. If someone asks you to socalize during the first month of school, DO IT! It's a total diservice not to. Once around halloween rolls around, social networks start to lock into place and it can be near impossible to break into one.