- February 22, 2009
I recently discovered that The Collegian, the University of Richmond‘s student-run newspaper, is online and published in a very cool WordPress theme. So, naturally, I subscribed to the RSS feed and love reminscing about the “good ole’ days”.
I started off nodding and smiling at the first few items, such as:
1. Walking around campus and asking every acquaintance about their general well being. This instinctual habit throws off my friends from home, who don’t quite know how to respond: “Er…I’m okay, I guess. Thanks for asking.”
7. Looking forward to the beginning of every semester to check out the new batch of exchange students.
After that it started going downhill.
8. Every moment is a Facebook moment.
Facebook wasn’t around when I was in school, and I didn’t graduate that long ago (Class of ’03). Okay, starting to feel a little old.
12. Learning fratty lingo: bro out, freshman skeeza, care, etc.
Hmmm…not sure but I can probably guess.
I could go on, but I don’t want to give away too many sordid details about my college experience (my parents read this, and they still think they paid for a late night study sessions and weekend cultural activities).
After all, it was years ago and thankfully Facebook had not yet been invented to document every single detail of our transgressions. So I have that going for me, which is nice. Sorry college kids, your exploits are captured, documented, tagged, shared, and waiting to be dug up several years from now when you run for office or apply for a job.