Stuff CCBC Students Say: Spring 2016

It’s that time of year again! (It comes rather frequently actually, since it comes twice a year…)
Stuff CCBC Students Say! Enjoy this list of the wild, wacky, and perhaps relatable things that I have heard CCBC students say this Spring semester. Special thanks to Ian and Colleen who heard a few, too.

More fun: Fall 2015    Spring 2015    Fall 2014    Spring 2014

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Person 1: “Is it cold outside?”
Person 2: “Yeah it is; it’s snowing.”

“Oh Lord I’m allergic to tomatoes. Does all of em have tomatoes? Every last one? Oh hell I’m takin em.”

“Do you have to say ‘God’ or could it be another, like, another, thinggg.”

“My nuts grew two sizes today. I jump started a car!”

Person 1: “I’m actually interested in the LGBT club”
Person 2: “Oh there’s quite a lot of kinds of it of them of them.”

“Her eyebrows… are perfection.”

*laughing* “And then… she got a 3rd degree burn… I don’t know how.”

“They ate all the mushrooms.”

Person 1: “I’m allergic to one medicine.”
Person 2: “I’m not allergic to that, I’m not allergic to anything!”
Person 3: “I’m allergic to raisins but not grapes.”

“Get an abortion? I don’t care if that kid’s all heart-beatin and stuff. Kids die every day.”

“How do you NOT know Liberace was gay?”

Person 1: “I do not know where the s**t my mother is but she might have been kidnapped by squirrels.”
Person 2: “Squirrels are evil.”

Person 1: “Be safe!”
Person 2: “Air hugs”
Person 3: “AIR HUGS”
Person 4: “Wahoooo!!”

“Ugh! Every time I play this game, something starts to itch!”

Person 1: *Really nonchalantly* “Yeah, my cousin got shot and left in a dumpster, and then two days after that my uncle had a stroke, and then a week after that, my grandfather died.”
Person 2: “Oh my god, that’s terrible!”
Person 1: “Yeah, but it’s okay.”

Person 1: “This ain’t no daaaamn fashion show!”
Person 2: “It is.”
Person 1: “That’s the sh*t you wear the rest of your life”

Person 1: “The winds of change are upon is”
Person 2: “And they doth blow.”

“It’s not Angelique and them, it’s Angelique and Janice. And you just gotta spend 5 minutes in a car with her; just 4 weeks ago you were gonna spend the rest of your LIFE with her”                      (*names changed for privacy*)

“He appeared wearing flowery oven mitts like HEYY I MADE BROOWWNIIIEE”

“Hey. Can. You. Hear me.
… what the hell, I can hear YOU, I’ll call you back.”

“Man I hate spellin Weeeeeednesday for some reason”

“There are a suspicious amount of like, government employees on Tinder. They’re all like, “hiiii I’m in the house or representatives!” and it’s like, no you’re not, you’re 23.”

“My hedgehog likes to go in my hair and it’s like, eeeuhh, it takes forever to get her out.”

“There’s this movie about these two kids who are out there surviving world war 2 and sh*t, and they’re out living on their own in the wild cause their mom sucks. It’s a great movie. I cried”

“I was like bruh. You don’t know how to spell. You spelled “meet” m-e-a-t”

Person 1: “Are you gonna go see that new Captain America movie with the black Panthers?”
Person 2: “Captain America: Civil Rights?”
Person 1: “Yeah that’s the one”

Person 1: “I love it when these artists like Niki Minaj are like, “I just wanna thank God for this award…” and it’s like, yeah, mmhm, God was toootally supportin’ that. That whole album. With the big booty shaking songs. Yep.”
Person 2: “God was BEHIND them”

“Uno ruins your relationship, fam. Don’t ever play uno with your girlfriend. I played uno with my girlfriend— and she’s mad as hell”
*points at irate female stomping up the stairs*

“This isn’t a brothel, you don’t just keep coming back. For more.”

Person 1: Why is it raining?
…Excuse me sir, why is it raining?”
Person 2: “I don’t know.”
Person 1: “Oh okay thank you.”

“Are you going to that all-girls ball? THEY HAVE LENTILS!”

“I’m not sure when you will use this later, but they asked me to teach it to you.”

“It’s a good thing I did weed, though.”

Person 1: “The scientific definition of a legume is pretty much, ‘things that come in a pod.’”
Person 2: “Thanks, science.”

Person 1: “If I give you cayenne, what do you feel?”
Person 2: “Pain”

“Hey yo. We are waiting for d*ckhead too yo.”

“You know you’ve hit a low point when you’re looking for a pen with a pen in your hand”

“People say I am a bad person to go drinking with because I have this weird ability to make people get tattoos of things they don’t actually want”

“Thanks, Sugar Cuuuuube”

“The other day I was babysitting and this kid asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was like, I don’t know.”

“Oh, my God. The a**hole evidence is all over this building.”

I’m tired. I’m swamped. I got bit… on the arm… by a drunk dude…”

“He told me I couldn’t have 20 kids and I was like, well fine, I will become a teacher so that I can have them but not give birth to all of them”

“I never seen so many bellies in my LIFE! And they weren’t like, oh I just GOT pregnant, it was like, I’m it’s coming out TOMORROW pregnant”

“He took like 5 showers; 5 showers, brush his TEETH, drink some LISTERINE…”

Person 1: “Can you talk louder?”
Person 2: *talks*
Person 1: “There… was no improvement…”

“2014…. girl I told him, now you know I can’t count and I can’t move in”

“I just wanna go to a gun range… and shoot this phone”

Person 1: “Don’t fall down the stairs. You might break my laptop.”
Person 2: “Laptops can be repaired”
Person 1: “But ankles are covered by insurance”

(On phone)
“If you come and get me some Chipotle you’d be the realest thing in the woooorld.
*beat*
…you wanna be the fakest thing in the world?
*beat*
Extra chicken.”

“I once burned my back with hot Arab-ian coffee”

“She left college, cause she got pregnant!
…I WANNA DO THAT SO BADLY!!”

*woman on phone spelling something to person on other end* “Z as in Xavier.”

Person 1: “I’ve got enough things to worry about”
Person 2: “What’s in the bag?”
Person 1: “Things to worry about”

“I mean it’s just… I dunno, I’m just worried… like…. what if he only likes me for my personality?”

“The function button is dysfunctional”

FINALS!

Tomorrow is the last day of finals at CCBC! (Unless you have a Saturday final)

Hang in there!!

Stay alert!!

Stay attentive!!

Remember how crushed you might feel once finals are over if you did not receive that grade that you were going for.

These are your last hours to study. These are your last hours to write those final papers. These are your last hours to get your stuff together.

So, do it! I already took my finals, and I already want to go back in time and re-do them. Don’t be me. You wouldn’t need a time machine if you got it how you wished it to be the first time, eh?

You got this!

Priorities

Something that wound up being a major lesson for me this semester was priorities.
…I am sure that there is a better way to put that sentence than the way that I just wrote it, but I shall instead focus on elaborating upon the lesson.

When I had less things on my plate, school was always a major priority. “School” as in classes; classes which I would focus a lot of my time and energy on. I found it enjoyable and beneficial to me. Then I became more involved around campus and in clubs, and suddenly other priorities arose, and a battle for what to prioritize came to be. Can you relate? Yes, most likely, if you’re enough of a CCBC geek to be reading this blog ;)

The trick is figuring out WHAT to prioritize. Long-term goals or short-term goals? What’s more important? What ARE your long-term goals? Are you doing this for yourself, or for others?

Upon thinking about it, I decided that my struggle is that I tend to put other people before me to the point that if it is something only for me, I do not make it my top priority.

Why spend extra time making my essay perfect when if I don’t do that one thing for my club I let down a whole group of people? Better do that club thing first because I don’t want to let anyone down…

But this causes quite a struggle! What do I put first?? What should I prioritize? What do I truly feel is more important?

What is the right thing to do?

The answer is… I don’t know. I simply do not know. So, my personal choice would be to figure out a way to make both of equal priority, and find time for both. This is something that I know that I shall work on next semester! Also, if there is a way to take on less for a club, perhaps that should be something that I try to do as well. If it is someone else’s job, then it would not be up to me to make sure that it gets done. It is totally okay to lessen your workload yet still be involved.

What do YOU think one should do? 

If CCBC Was People

Have you ever imagined what it would be like if CCBC was people?
No?
…nope, no, definitely not. Well, don’t worry about it, because now you don’t have to. As a native of the Catonsville Campus, I have only done some of the buildings at Catonsville, but feel free to use your imagination for the other campuses!

SSRV 

Revee is loud and super fun to be around, but everyone knows that underneath his playful exterior, he’s all about success in college. Go to him if you want him to tell you the most delicious food on campus, but also give him a call if you’re almost done your second year at CCBC and not sure what comes next. Revee loves learning about different cultures and is always ready for an exciting conversation, but once you get him talking he may not want to stop!! You can catch him wearing a customized hoodie and some snazzy black jeans.

HTEC

Harvey seems like a quiet, mysterious person, and you never really see them around. You automatically assume that he’s up to something cool. In actuality, Harvey is just taking a heck ton of classes, and leaves campus to go to work the second they’re over! He doesn’t know his way around very well, but he can totally recommend the best teachers to take. Just don’t ask him to tell you how he always earns As– he actually doesn’t know;  he’s just, despite everything, an A-student. You can catch him wearing a button up with a white t-shirt and blindingly white pants. Everyone just accepts that it’s a Harvey thing.

LIBRARY

Bree is someone you’ll run into all the time, and you’ll never miss out on a good conversation with. She’s up to date with all the latest political news, fandom news, and campus gossip, has already seen that new superhero movie and can tell you her opinion on it, and will gladly buy you an iced coffee from Einstien’s. She’s switched her major a few times, but is consistently earning credits and is always glad to help other people with their homework– as long as she thinks they deserve it. You can catch her wearing skinny jeans and flannel with some super cool piercings.

 HUMANITIES

Anita is one of the hardest working people you know, and always seems to be working on some project or another. She’s down-to-earth and always smiling. Despite such, she is really selective about her friends, but once you’re friends with her you can know for certain that she will always be loyal to you. She has a bunch of random skills that you might not expect her to have, but aren’t really surprised to know she does have once you find out. She likes to read, but doesn’t have much time for it during the semester. You can’t even imagine her getting angry; she’s so good at getting along with people. However, you suspect she is secretly exhausted! You can catch her wearing a sweater and some colorful Converse.

MASH

Ash is the new kid on the block, and dang, he’s cool. Not stereotypically cool, but cool in a wickedly-smart-really-classy-slightly-nerdy-really-fun-to-be-around way. He’s also really good-looking, and nobody will shut up about how handsome he is. Ash is more than just his looks, though; you’ll always learn something new just from being around him, and he’s a really kind person who is incredibly helpful. If you can’t understand a math concept, Ash is there for you. He also knows the best places to hang out. You can catch him wearing a ridiculously cool jacket with expensive clothes that he wears cause his parents bought them for him.

CLASSROOM

Clark is just your average guy, but not in a bad way. Sure, he may not stand out in a crowd, but when it comes down to it, Clark has everything you really need. He’s a good friend, easygoing, and not argumentative. He might be a little bit awkward, but if you get to talking with him you’ll find out he actually knows many random fun facts about things such as criminology or the Civil War! His favorite food is Lay’s potato chips. You can catch Clark wearing a t-shirt and jeans, because he’s Clark.

BARN

Bell is a happy person who always has something to say. She knows about all the latest events, and does her best to attend them all– and get there early to set up. She also drags all her friends to said events, because who would want to miss out on Stress Relief Day, for goodness’ sakes?? In her free time, Bell likes to eat food and play video games– video games which she happens to be quite skilled at indeed. Everyone knows her, but unless it’s at an event you probably won’t see her around. You can catch her wear ing whatever she pulls out of her closet, which may or may not match, but manages to rock it anyway.

ARTS

Aura loves being up to date on what is going on in the world, and has plenty to say about it. She advocates for peaceful protesting when necessary and charity events whenever possible. Aura has a love-hate relationship with social media, but just can’t seem to get away from her laptop when at home. She loves being artistic and has a variety of skills, and wants everyone to know that the life of an Art student is actually really hard! She’s really busy with schoolwork due to this fact, but will totally free up a bit of time to go see a play with you, or catch a cool new movie. You can catch her wearing whatever she feels like wearing– a sundress one day, a tweed jacket the next.

WELLNESS

Wade is super athletic and likes to do athletic stuff. In his free time, he likes to play catch with a football. Or a basketball. Or a half-empty water bottle. Wade always needs to be doing something. He knows a lot about healthy eating and is happy to help you learn more, but will never force his views upon you. Wade is always cheery, and has a core group of friends who are very similar to him personality and interests-wise. You can catch Wade wearing whatever he was wearing at his last sports game, and he is usually glistening with sweat.

MANSION

Sean is a faculty member who has a lot of knowledge under his belt. He knows all the history of the area, he knows all of his family history, he knows all of his NEIGHBOR’S family history… you cannot talk to Sean without getting a history lesson. But fear not– Sean isn’t boring at all; he’s wonderful to talk to and everyone thinks highly of him. He’s a fantastic storyteller with a classy sense of humor. You can catch Sean dressed professionally in a jacket and bow-tie.

Coming Soon: Finals Week

This semester comes to a close… and finals week begins!

You can feel it approaching. It comes. You feel it in your bones. You see it in the lack of people on campus; in the notifications on blackboard. You smell it in the air; the scent of summer’s beginning.

Worry not.

You got this.

Pull your last bits of motivation from the depths of your lungs, from the beats of your heart, from the gums in your mouth, and make your eyebrows look all intense and cry, “I. AM. CCBC!” and then GO FOR IT!!!

Before finals, make sure you

  • GET LOTS OF SLEEP- don’t be super tired. Study ahead of time so that no all-nighters are necessary
  • EAT HEALTHY FOOD- and coffee lol. You have to be well-fueled!
  • DON’T FREAK OUT- a little bit of nervousness is okay. You can use it to your advantage! Just do not freak out to the point of mental breakdown. Relax. Lay on the grass for a bit. Eat some ice cream. Just chill, and then get out there and do the best that you can! This is YOUR college experience. OWN IT!

Film Fest 2016

WhOoOoOoOoOoOoOaaaaa we did it again.

Film Fest 2016, our third-ever, was the most successful CCBC Film Festival of all time.
We originally had enough seats for 100 attendees… and RAN OUT and had to frantically add more for the swarms sitting and standing in odd locations! We thought we’d have extra food, and by the end had served ALL OF IT and had to run over to the cafeteria to get more plates!!
Incredible turn out. Excellent film list. Fantastic event.

The gorgeous trophies and gift baskets for the winners of Best Production, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, and Audience Favorite awards

Just a few of the audience members. We had 120-150 attendees. Hollllllyyyyy coooowwwwww.

Film Fest is a yearly event established  in 2014, where students can submit their films and 3 judges will vote to award 3 of these films Best Production, Best Direction, and Best Screenplay awards. Then the audience gets to vote on their favorite, which then wins the Audience Favorite award. Winners earn $100 each, a gorgeous trophy, and a gift basket– and eternal fame at CCBC, of course.

This year was a tough competition, but in the end awards were given out to ETHER for Best Production, JOYRIDE for Best Screenplay, BLOOD, SWEAT, AND GEARS for Best Direction (this links to the full version, a 15-minute version was shown at Film Fest), and THE RIG for Audience Favorite.

You can go to CCBC Film Society on YouTube to check out more videos, like our lead-in film CELLPHONE CINDERELLA and the surprise fave SEEN AT (this is my film and I’m not a huge fan of it, but I keep being stopped by people who are praising it and I’ll be told off if I don’t mention it lol)

We served a full dinner including snacks, appetizers, sides, dinner, and dessert– and totally ran out of food by the end. Wowza!

I’m not gonna lie– putting on such a major event is rather hectic and stressful. Thankfully, I had a lovely board on my side; a team willing to deliberate about film selection at 1am, drive all over the place collecting trophies and decorations, and pull all-nighters making sure everything was fine in time for an event where we all ran around campus, worked tirelessly with tech, and even decorated til we nearly collapsed (or was that just me?) I’m truly impressed by, and eternally grateful to, all the Film Society members who made this event possible. A good thing about college life is that we learn how to handle such things while developing our leadership and teamwork abilities, human interaction skills, and decision-making abilities. For me, it all started with Film Fest 2014, and I gain more insight and new perspectives each year.

Me decorating with stars that will probably be found in odd locations for the next year…

Some Film Society people :3

If you are interested in joining Film Society Catonsville, swing by any Tuesday during semester to HTEC 035, or visit facebook.com/ccbcfilmsociety. We were established in 2012 and have been going strong ever since, doing our thing: being a resource for filmmakers and those interested in film, and acting, directing, editing, producing, writing, and more!

CCBC Day of Service!

As Student Life Ambassadors, we usually meet up and enjoy interesting presentations, group activities, and educational games for our every-other-Friday Ambassador meetings.
But the meeting before last, we rode down to Baltimore to participate in the CCBC Day of Service!!

As you can see, we got a lot done– and had a lot of fun in the process.

What exactly did we do for our Day of Service, you ask? Well, aside from the occasional wheelbarrow ride, we worked together to create a community garden out of an empty lot. We dug trenches for plants, created a nice path, cleaned up, and made nice decorations. The sun shone brightly as sweat dripped down our necks, but on we worked. Overall, it was quite an enjoyable experience.

I think this quote says it all: “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can change the world”-Howard Zinn.
As students, those small acts start with us. If we each just contributed even the smallest amount, I believe that we can truly, truly change this world for the better.

5 Ways CCBC Students Have Each Others’ Backs

You know the slogan “I am CCBC” that you catch around campus and hear on the radio? Well, that’s pretty dang true. We are all CCBC, and we CCBC people stick together! Not sure if it’s true? Check out these 5 ways CCBC students have each others’ backs.

1. When There’s Free Food

Whether it’s Student Life’s Free Ice Cream day or the yearly International Festival, you can count on a fellow CCBC student to inform you of free food. You may not even KNOW the person and they’ll just pass by you, waving their plate or bowl, uttering those tantalizing words– “There’s free food.” And if you do know the person? Expect a text like “hey free food in the barn” because oh, how they empathize with you.

2. When You Need a Ride

Our parents may have excitedly received their drivers’ licenses they millisecond they turned 16. In today’s world, that isn’t so much a thing anymore (or maybe people at CCBC just missed the “you-need-a-license” memo). Regardless, in the world of CCBC, you’re either in the “I take the bus” category or you aren’t, and those who aren’t tend to be the kindest of souls who give rides to their unfortunate non-driving associates. CCBC people know the struggle and they gotchu.

3. When You Don’t Understand the Assignment

You may not know the person outside of class, but they feel your pain. They’re either there to help you struggle through your lack of understanding together, or at least empathize with you in your “I don’t understand” sorrow until one of you finally just asks the teacher. If you DO know the person, expect many texts/messages back and forth about said assignment where you both complain together or help each other navigate the seas of Blackboard until the treasure ye seek (in the form of a PDF link under some weird tab) is uncovered.

4. When You Need To Avoid/Find Someone 

“Just saw *insert person’s name* in the cafeteria”
Good. Now you can determine what to do about that! For the most part, we get along here at CCBC. But sometimes, for whatever reason, you need to avoid someone. Luckily your CCBC buddies have your back; expect a passing remark or a text/message informing you of this person’s whereabouts!  Alternatively, maybe you need to find someone– worry not, because someone has already told you where they are at.

5. When You Are Desperate

Maybe you’re broke and dying of starvation. Maybe you are in need of bus money. Whatever the issue, you are desperate and are in need of help! Fear not, because CCBC students know your pain. Someone’s gonna donate a few bucks to save you, because chances are they were in your place a few weeks/days prior. Just make sure to return the favor when THEY are in trouble!

 

You Are As You Are Perceived?

You are you (obviously).

But who exactly ARE you?

No, seriously. Who do you think you are– and who do OTHERS think you are? I believe that people have multiple “versions” of themselves, and that the only person who has the capability to know ALL of them is you. You have…

 The You that you are in your head

No one gets to know this version of You except for you (and some people even struggle to truly know this part of themselves, in which case, you are the only one with the potential to get to know this version of you). While some people may come close, such as best friends, significant others, or close family members, no one truly knows the You that you are in your head. This version of You may not feel, in some ways, much different than you did when you were a kid, in some regards– and then vastly more mature than you act in other regards (it depends on the person, of course). There is only one aspect of this version.

The You that you are around your friends

This version of you may split into different aspects depending on which friends you are around. Around good friends, this is the closest that you can get to showing the You that you are inside your head. Sadly, you can never actually show that You 100%, because that You exists only in your head. So, to your friends, this is how you are. (Bit freaky, huh?)

The You that you are to others in general

Here is where it gets tricky. There is a way that you present yourself to others, especially those whom you do not know very well. These are your teachers.  Your random classmates. Casual associates.

…Yet sometimes, even your friends and family. Because no matter how you are inside your head, this You is the You that the world knows.

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Why does it matter?

The thing is, in many ways, you are as you are perceived. So, if the You that you know inside your head is a very kind person, but the You that you present to others seems very unkind, then how can you expect people to see you in any other way than the way in which you present yourself? 

Alternatively, if inside your head, you are a very motivated, intelligent person, but you’re not doing very well in school at the moment and so come off as lazy and dull… at what point do you cease to be a good student having a bad year, and simply become a bad student?

For the most part, you are as you are perceived. You can argue for hours that you’re not ACTUALLY like someone accused you of being, but if they only know you to be as you presented yourself, then how are you actually any different than their perception of you? To the world… you’re simply not. You are only as people know you to be.

This is often an accident. You KNOW how you are, but you simply show a different You, and it isn’t intentional. This can be a struggle. You may want desperately to show the world the You that you are inside, but you don’t know how to do so, or else give in to the persuasiveness of your environment and mess up before you know that you are doing so. However, sometimes it is intentional– because you are attempting to present yourself in a way that you are not.

This can actually be a good thing. Mastering the art of self-presentation can, for example, cause people to think that you are confident and in-control when the You inside your head is actually nervous and shy, and help you to get further in life than you would otherwise. However, this can be a bad thing, too– perhaps you present yourself as a tough person, impervious to insults, but inside you actually get your feelings hurt quite easily. People will likely not understand that they are getting to you, and if you bring up your troubles or feelings, you may simply come off as dramatic instead of earnest.

If you– to fit in, to seem like a better person, to seem smarter, whatever– decide to act as if you are a certain way… how long will it be until you actually ARE that way, to the world? Be careful not to lose the You that you are inside your head in the process. Yet even if you do not lose the You that you are inside, does it really matter, if, to the world, that part of you does not even exist??

Be careful how you are. Make sure that the You that the world knows is a You that the You inside your head would be proud to show– but also a You that won’t cause any strife for the You inside your head. 

To quote one of my all-time favorite books…

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be” – Ender’s Game. 

The 14 New Associates You Might Have In College

You will meet a lot of interesting characters in college.

I for one certainly did not go to college with the intent to make friends or have all these weird new associates or run into all these odd people, but, it happened. Any of these people sound familiar? Probably– when you go to CCBC, meeting them is rather inevitable.

1. The Hangout Friend 

You wound up friends with this person and now the two of you hang out, like, constantly. People may mistake you for siblings at this point. Good part? You found an awesome person with whom you can go on many adventures and have excellent conversations with and spend too much money on food with. Bad part? People maaaaay start to view you as ONE entity instead of two separate people. Luckily, you automatically have someone to be annoyed with about the whole one entity thing, so it’s cool.

2. The Teammate

Maybe you went through life thinking that there was certainly nobody who thought like you do. Then when you got to college, you eventually ran into somebody who… did? With this friend, you not only have someone who’s got your back, but who’s by your side. You can trust them to run an event with you, or help you with homework, or get their opinion on something even though you already know what they’re going to say because you would totally say the same thing. Maybe you guys tend to stick to more practical things most of the time, but you always manage to gain something from every interaction and you still can’t quite believe you met them.

3. The Fun One

Low-maintenance, excitable, and kind, this fun associate is the friend who a group hangout feels incomplete without. You may not go to them for deep conversations, but they’re there to encourage you and rarely have any complaints. Running into them on campus is the best because you know that no matter what’s going on in the world, they will be happy to see you.

4. Ms/Mr High-Maintenance 

You may hesitate (or used to hesitate) to call this one a friend because he/she is always such a pain in the butt. Maybe they’re always asking you to do things for them and then when you help, are always asking you to revise said things. Maybe they are always coming to you to complain about other people. Maybe it’s simply that they think that you are their automatic ride to literally anywhere. Whatever it is, this person is… high-maintenance. However, for some reason, you’re able to look past that and see their redeeming value, and you do have some good conversations with them at times.

5. Not Actually Too Cool for School People

How… do these people exist? They never seem to be doing homework. They randomly skip class. Yet somehow… somehow… they pass? With good grades?? Apparently they’re just really clever. Also, you may never see them carrying a backpack… does this mean they got their textbooks through less-than-legal means, or are they just so cool that somehow they don’t need textbooks to pass tests? Support the CCBC bookstore, people! You may like to hope you’d learn a lot from these people, but in actuality, chances are you just spend your days being baffled by them (unless you are one of them).

6. The Conversation Friend

You met them, and then somehow you started texting or messaging each other, and then suddenly it started happening constantly, and then suddenly you knew that if you were really bored at 3am, you could hit them up and they’d still freaking be awake. At first you may just talk to them to talk, but eventually they grow on you and you’re kiiiiiind ooooofff quite pleased that they message you constantly. The downside is, they are also responsible for you getting into bad habits when it comes to texting other people, because not everyone is cool with ten thousand messages in a row if someone ignores one. Oops.

7. The Walking Argument

Not until college did you meet someone this argumentative for the sake of… their… ego? Fun? Who knows, really, and if you asked them they’d probably just start an argument with you about it. They may LITERALLY SEEK YOU OUT just to start an argument. And if you escape? Expect quite a few argumentative texts and Facebook messages instead. Sigh.

8. The Person Everyone Likes But You

Everyone thinks this person is soooooo cool. But you? Not you. Not you at all. In fact, chances are the two of you have a mutual DISlike for each other. Perhaps you are not even sure why, but, so it is. Maybe you’re exact opposites? Maybe you’re too alike? Whatever it is, you kind of can’t wait until they transfer/graduate.

9. The Event Hopper

Any event you go to on campus, this person is there. Maybe you’d like to be cool with them, but they’re always on the go and since you really only see them at events, there’s really nothing much to do but wave at them excitedly and move on with life.

10. The You See Them Around Person

“Do you know *insert person’s name here*?” “Yeah I’ve seen them around.” That’s about the extent of this person. Maybe you have a class with them. Maybe they sit with people you know sometimes. You guys say hi to each other, and you talk sometimes, but that’s about it. There’s nothing much to say about this person.

11. The One Who Just Sucks

You don’t hate them, but, dang, they suck. Like, you think that they’re cool… they haven’t done anything sucky in a while… and then… nope. No, no. They suck. Yet somehow they always get out of it. SOMEHOW. Is it your fault for forgiving them? Or are they…? No. No, they still freaking suck. Luckily, you learn a lot from knowing them… right…? Right? If you haven’t met one earlier in life, you’re going to meet one in college for sure.

12. Is Totally Not Your Best Friend Person

They met you and decided that the two of you were like, REALLY close. YOU AREN’T. NO ONE THINK THIS! PLEASE! Sadly, this person does not understand, really, no matter how many times you tell them. Please, please, please don’t be this person. Please.

13. The Sad One

The gif explains it all. But, the reason that their very existence is sad is because they do not really know how to interact with people. Should you teach them, or should you avoid them, or? Tis quite a dilemma. Make sure to invite them to events, but be careful because if you give them too much attention they may evolve into #12.

14. The Inspiration 

This person serves as a role model to you. You learn a lot just from being around them. Maybe they are a fellow student, maybe they are a teacher, but whoever this person is, they happen to very much inspire you. Aren’t you glad you went to CCBC?

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There are plenty more types of people you can run into at CCBC. All I know is, I am so glad to have met the people that I have met. Life wouldn’t be the same without ‘em.