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Response to College Life Club Sep. 24th, 2011 @ 05:42 PM Reply

At 9/24/11 04:19 PM, Dean wrote:
At 9/24/11 04:16 PM, SomaGuye wrote: I'm supposed to be packing since I move in tomorrow but I don't actually know what I should bring.
Pot Noodles and a kettle?

We aren't allowed kettles or any cooking equipment in our room. Not even a fridge :(

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Response to College Life Club Sep. 25th, 2011 @ 03:58 AM Reply

So for the past hour I've been in my dorm room with three other people and we've all been on our laptops doing different things with music playing quietly. It's quite relaxing and just amazing to be able to relax with people around. I love college. :)

At 9/24/11 05:42 PM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 9/24/11 04:19 PM, Dean wrote:
At 9/24/11 04:16 PM, SomaGuye wrote: I'm supposed to be packing since I move in tomorrow but I don't actually know what I should bring.
Pot Noodles and a kettle?
We aren't allowed kettles or any cooking equipment in our room. Not even a fridge :(

Wow, that's horrible. We're only allowed either a fridge or a microwave (not both) or something that is both in one thing but you can to get it from the school and it kind of seems like a huge ripoff. My roommates and I have a fridge and I'm sure it would suck without it.


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Response to College Life Club Sep. 25th, 2011 @ 01:12 PM Reply

How many of you guys have been to home football games? I went to my first one yesterday and it ended in my team getting its ass kicked by a conference opponent. Not pretty. I still liked the experience of being at the game, though.


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Response to College Life Club Sep. 25th, 2011 @ 11:38 PM Reply

My school sets world records. I was in that game and it was pretty epic. It was kind of hot but really fun.

At 9/25/11 01:12 PM, ZJ wrote: How many of you guys have been to home football games? I went to my first one yesterday and it ended in my team getting its ass kicked by a conference opponent. Not pretty. I still liked the experience of being at the game, though.

My school doesn't have a football team. :( I assume that football games are really exciting since I've seen some college games on tv. But I bet it's not as awesome when your school is losing.


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Response to College Life Club Sep. 25th, 2011 @ 11:50 PM Reply

At 9/25/11 11:38 PM, ngfan14 wrote: My school sets world records. I was in that game and it was pretty epic. It was kind of hot but really fun.

That is so cool!!! I wish my school did something like that!!!


My school doesn't have a football team. :( I assume that football games are really exciting since I've seen some college games on tv. But I bet it's not as awesome when your school is losing.

We don't have a football team either. Last Thursday was the first official sports game on our campus against another college. Women's volleyball. I didn't go, but i heard there was free pizza. If i knew that, i wouldve gone....


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Response to College Life Club Sep. 27th, 2011 @ 09:52 AM Reply

So I'm finally getting around to writing an essay that's due for Friday. Really wish I got this out the way earlier because it's boring as fuck. Only has to be 1000 words long and I'm at 300 and lost all motivation to continue.

Quite frankly, I never want to hear about Aristotle or the history of logic again. Why do I even need to know this stuff? I'm a computer scientist, not a philosopher/historian.


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Response to College Life Club Sep. 27th, 2011 @ 08:15 PM Reply

At 12/3/08 12:14 PM, NEVR wrote: Yeah, I'll join.

I'm currently attending Brunel University in West London, doing a BA in English Literature. Probably going to do a Law conversion after I graduate too and then train as a lawyer.

Right now I have a piece of coursework and a presentation due for this Friday... so I'm a little swamped as I left it a bit late to start.

/join

Need to get back to work.

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Response to College Life Club Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 12:36 AM Reply

At 9/27/11 09:52 AM, Dean wrote: So I'm finally getting around to writing an essay that's due for Friday. Really wish I got this out the way earlier because it's boring as fuck. Only has to be 1000 words long and I'm at 300 and lost all motivation to continue.

Quite frankly, I never want to hear about Aristotle or the history of logic again. Why do I even need to know this stuff? I'm a computer scientist, not a philosopher/historian.

The same reason why i need to know why beauty from females and raw masculinity are pervading advertisements of the world and are skewing our views on "true beauty." As an aspiring Optometrist, I don't give a ffffuuuuuuccckkkkkk....


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Response to College Life Club Sep. 28th, 2011 @ 11:12 AM Reply

At 9/27/11 09:52 AM, Dean wrote: Quite frankly, I never want to hear about Aristotle or the history of logic again. Why do I even need to know this stuff? I'm a computer scientist, not a philosopher/historian.

You feel that way now, but this is all important shit dude. Undergraduate degrees require that you have at least a basic knowledge of the surrounding disciplines; whether you ultimately decide to use that knowledge or not is up to you. I had to take two philosophy modules in my final year, and I'm glad I did because it actually helped a lot with my dissertation.

Besides, it's never a bad thing to know about stuff like the history of logic (arguably the most significant aspect of human thought, ever).

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At 12/3/08 12:14 PM, NEVR wrote:

You're too late; I've already graduated.


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 1st, 2011 @ 08:40 AM Reply

At 9/27/11 08:15 PM, bobmarleyguy wrote:
At 12/3/08 12:14 PM, NEVR wrote:
You're too late; I've already graduated.

Oh damn I didn't know you went there that's like 15 minutes from my house, a lot of my people from my school are there now.

Anyway freshers week is wrapping up now and this is my first time on a computer since last sunday, I think the hardest thing to do was fill my time during the day because we haven't started proper lectures yet. Everyone I've met has been really nice so far but I think after a few weeks that'll change. I should have more to say but I'm so fucking tired I can't even think straight right now.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 1st, 2011 @ 03:47 PM Reply

HvZ started yesterday at my campus, and so far, it looks like the humans are gonna be just fine. I'm actually heading out in a few minutes for the first mission at some of the dorms. First time these two buildings aren't safe zones, so this should be interesting. Don't let me down now, N-strike...


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 1st, 2011 @ 05:04 PM Reply

My college has a dream board on campus that gets erased every two weeks. I made my contribution to it recently.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 2nd, 2011 @ 07:41 AM Reply

First week and I already have a 7 hour observatory session on tuesday. I don't even. At least tomorrow I only have one lecture from 11-1.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 2nd, 2011 @ 08:38 AM Reply

Mind if I join?

I'm in a middle college program at Eastern Michigan University, so I basically just have to finish required high-school classes, the I get 60 free credits to play with any class that any other college freshman would have access to. Right now, the incoming class (me included) is basically taking classes that count for highschool credit but are more college level (no late-work, very high standards, etc.) By next year though, I should be a full-time college student. $30,000 of education fo' free :3


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 2nd, 2011 @ 08:24 PM Reply

Went to my first college hockey game today. They played a team from Canada in an exhibition match and managed to win by a score of 4-1. Going to the game was a lot of fun since the kids around here have all sorts of chants and cheers that they do at every game and the fact that my school is ranked #2 in the nation as far as college hockey teams go.

I hope I can go to a lot more games! They're free for me as a student.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 3rd, 2011 @ 01:00 AM Reply

My friends and I pitched in for some pizza and we're eating while watching tv in our dorm. I love just having relaxing times like these. Anyone else prefer this kind of event over partying?

At 10/2/11 07:41 AM, SomaGuye wrote: First week and I already have a 7 hour observatory session on tuesday. I don't even. At least tomorrow I only have one lecture from 11-1.

7 hour what? That doesn't sound fun at all.
My longest lecture is only an hour and twenty minutes. :)


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 3rd, 2011 @ 02:58 AM Reply

At 10/2/11 07:41 AM, SomaGuye wrote: First week and I already have a 7 hour observatory session on tuesday. I don't even. At least tomorrow I only have one lecture from 11-1.
7 hour what? That doesn't sound fun at all.
My longest lecture is only an hour and twenty minutes. :)

Observatory session, we go to the University of London Observatory and look at pretty stars. Although it's showing on my timetable as 7 hours, I think it might be 2 seperate groups doing 3 and a half hours each.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 3rd, 2011 @ 04:30 AM Reply

At 10/2/11 08:24 PM, ZJ wrote: Went to my first college hockey game today.

Seems like it might be quite fun. Can't even think of the last time that I went to watch a sporting event but I generally think that the sports in the UK aren't as exciting as the sports that you get in the US.

At 10/3/11 01:00 AM, ngfan14 wrote: Anyone else prefer this kind of event over partying?

Depends what you mean by partying. If I have the money I quite like going out to the pub but I'm not so much a fan of night clubs and all that sort of stuff. House parties can be alright depending on who's they are and the kind of people going.


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 3rd, 2011 @ 03:46 PM Reply

For christs sake my student loan payment is currently blocked, which apparently means they need to confirm my national insurance number with the department of work and pensions, wtf is this bullshit I have rent to pay.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 4th, 2011 @ 04:03 AM Reply

Bringing this smart phone to lecture is a terrible idea

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 4th, 2011 @ 06:43 PM Reply

At 10/3/11 01:00 AM, ngfan14 wrote: My friends and I pitched in for some pizza and we're eating while watching tv in our dorm. I love just having relaxing times like these. Anyone else prefer this kind of event over partying?

Honestly, this is usually a perfect evening for me, hanging out in the dorm room with a few good friends. I remember sometime closer to the beginning of Freshman year, I went to visit a few friends, and we just sat there in the room, throwing a ball in the air and hitting it back and forth. It sounds kind of stupid, but getting retardedly fun things like that going on with a few friends can be pretty great.


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 07:45 AM Reply

At 10/4/11 04:03 AM, SomaGuye wrote: Bringing this smart phone to lecture is a terrible idea

I have a friend who spent the entire years worth of lectures just messing about on his smart phone. He's now having to re-sit the year. So yea, don't let those things distract you too badly. Having just said that I'm surfing the BBS in the middle of an Artificial Intelligence lecture right now xD


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 08:07 AM Reply

I just got back from lectures and the cleaning lady has been in my room. She tidied all my stuff and hoovered the floor. It feels really weird that this person I don't know has been going round cleaning my stuff.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 08:11 AM Reply

Joining!
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Pretty good so far, been given quite a lot of work though, its a big step-up from College in the UK.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 12:51 PM Reply

At 10/5/11 08:53 AM, Ejit wrote: I was hoping to get a part time job but I might delay that in light of the amount of work I'm expected to do in preparation.

That's probably a good idea. As useful as a part time job can be, you can't forget to keep up with your class work. One of my roommates last year did that, and as far as I was concerned, he was paying an awful lot of money to work a shit job.


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 02:07 PM Reply

At 10/5/11 08:53 AM, Ejit wrote: I've got exams usually taken in the 20th week now in the 9th.

That's pretty mental, but I generally found first year to be a breeze for the most part. I have about 11 weeks of teaching and then exams, so really you're only 2 weeks in front of me, which I'd say is doable. I guess on the bright side they probably can't test you on as much stuff because there's no way they could cram 20 weeks worth of lectures into 9 weeks.


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 02:13 PM Reply

Few days into living with new housemates after living by myself last year. Daily life seems to consist of getting up at around 10, wandering into town to buy food for later (we have fuck all fridge or freezer space so can't stock up), watching antiques shows until the quiz shows come on, watching Coutdown, The Chase, Pointless and Eggheads, and then they had out to play darts and then go on the drink, and I retreat to my room to watch TV and play video games.

It's a hell of a lot better than living in the shed I did last year.


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Response to College Life Club Oct. 5th, 2011 @ 04:02 PM Reply

Not in college yet, but I'm a senior in high school. Anyone have any recommendations for a good school for engineering in the US that doesn't suck? I want to get out of New York.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 6th, 2011 @ 06:19 PM Reply

I walked into astronomy and the first thing he does is pass out the syllabus 'Take one and pass it back' Bear in mind that we weren't in desks, were in the classic lecture semi-circle seating. First this i though was that that obviously wasn't the best way to hand this out. I'd read reviews about the guy and so of course I'm a little biased; but I think this is gonna be another teacher who realizes the material is way over his head and try to tell it like that. Ugh. Dormmates outside my room have already complained about dropping/leaving class early because all the material is over our heads. On top of it all, he has us signing into an online program for homework.

Astronomy: Love the material being taught; hate the people in class who can't get it and draw attention to themselves every 5 minutes. It's looking like Astronomy is the science course all the kids who think they're cool register for. The dude being me coughed his lungs out the whole entire lecture. Disgusting. And I still haven't figured out how Professor NiceGuy grades all this shit.

In other news.....I'm done for the week and Fall Break!!! For two days. I have alot to look forward to.

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Response to College Life Club Oct. 7th, 2011 @ 12:45 PM Reply

At 10/6/11 06:19 PM, AngryBombshell wrote: In other news.....I'm done for the week and Fall Break!!! For two days. I have alot to look forward to.

My fall break isn't too far behind, my last class is on Wednesday, then I'll be off Thursday and Friday. Not the best break ever, but it does make a rather nice, long weekend.


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