And by over the counter… I mean from student to student. Hey, our generation isn’t called Generation Rx for nothing. When I Googled ‘adderall’ under the ‘news’ tab, I noticed that every result came from a college newspaper (Duke, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Loyola Chicago, etc.)
Click here to see an editorial by a person who experimented with Adderall.
It’s finals time again, and that means only one thing…. STUDY DRUGS FOR ALL!
- Library for 10+ hours- check
- 300/400 pages read- check
- one term paper completed- check
- Crashing hard after the study aid wears off- check
- Stomach ache– check
As much as I am a supporter for maintaining your 4.0 GPA through honest hard work… modern medicine amazes me. I know more people who have experimented with Adderall, and medications like it, than people who haven’t… and personally, I don’t think that’s a good thing.
As I’m sure everyone either knows or has heard, Adderall is as easy to buy as Red Bull. I guarantee you can find someone to buy it for as little as $5 within 3 phone calls to friends. Once you pop in a study drug like Adderall (from what I hear at least) you can say goodbye to a night of shot-gunning Red Bulls and Monsters, popping caffeine pills, shots of espresso every hour or so, and not remembering anything you are studying because the only thing you’re concentrating on is how tired you are.
Adderall has become such a common thing for college students to have… people are starting to forget its original purpose… its always been meant for chronic procrastinators who have one night to research for/write their 30 pg. term paper, right?
I’ve been MIA lately, but here is the promised sequel to one of my previous posts titled ‘campus etiquette’… classroom etiquette!
- When you are one of the first to arrive to class… DO NOT sit in an aisle seat. As much as you may like a butt/crotch in your face, as the room fills up and people have to climb over you to get to their seat, it’s annoying. **I must admit however, I am a common violator of this rule… I can’t help it, I love the aisle.**
- Class is for many things, attendance points, pop quizzes, and occasionally even learning. But one thing class is not for is socializing. If I make the effort to roll out of bed early, brush my teeth, maybe, just MAYBE even put together an outfit that is somewhat presentable, and walk to class… I want to actually learn the material being presented. Because after all, who knows when I’ll have enough motivation to make it to this class again. The people who are always talking in class, disturbing all those around them, are usually girls. These girls are usually talking to people that they spend endless amounts of time with anyways… so why does accounting class seem to always be the perfect time to talk about how drunk you were last night?!
- Number three is related to number two…. but number two was getting too long. When in class socializing, do NOT ask the most ignorant questions possible. This also includes people that only go to class about once a month. Not only will you piss off the prof. but also the students that take the time to attend the class (and pay attention) every time. Ignorant questions include, but are not limited to: – “I missed last class, did we do anything important?” -“Will this be on the test” -(and for the sorority sisters who spent the last 10 minutes trash talking all their other ‘sisters’) -“Could you repeat that?” -(and for those who dicked around for the first half of the semester and are now realizing that your grade is in fact screwed) “Is there extra credit in this class?”
- When there is an exam, or a pop quiz, or anything that goes on where the entire room is quiet, think about what your doing before you open and begin eating what could possibly the loudest food on earth (think chips, pretzels, cereal, etc…). Seriously, you can wait.
- Here is a really big pet peeve of mine: saving a seat for someone, or even worse yet, saving more than one seat for people. When someone is saving more than one seat… go far away, because that is a sure sign that they are the ‘socializers’ as previously discussed in rule #2. Anyways, I can see saving a seat if you have arrived really early to a class… but I think after class has been in session for at LEAST 5 minutes, and the person is still not there, that seat is fair game for anyone.
- Finally, the last rule (for now). If you plan on leaving class early, for any reason… sit in the back. This kind of correlates to rule #1. Not only does getting up and making everyone move their stuff so you can leave disturb the people in your aisle, but it distracts everyone in the class… because everyone starts looking around the room to see who is making the noise.
**If you have anything else to add, feel free to share.
Ok, so I’m not really that narcisstic… but according to a recent article in my school’s newspaper, vanity among college students is on the rise. For those who are completely lost with my post right now because you don’t know what narcisissm is, here is the definition according to dictionary.com:
||inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
Now, back to the point… I have noticed that with all of the shows on television like America’s Next Top Model, The Academy, and pretty much every reality show right now, it is basically just a bunch of pretty people talking about how pretty they are.
On campus, there are groups of *unnamed* people that always seems to be competing with each other to be the most beautiful. These people always think they are gorgeous because they have spent their whole life being told how ‘special’ and ‘wonderful’ they are by their parents and close friends. Think about it… how many girls do you know that complain about themselves just to hear people oppose them and tell them how great they are.
Now, it’s not only being self-obsessed with one’s beauty that qualifies them as a narcissist… we can put self proclaimed genius’s on the list too. We all know who I’m talking about, the ‘I’ve studied abroad seven times and just finished my 11th prestigious internship’ people. I’m pretty sure that these ‘genius’s’ are lacking in other areas of their life… maybe things like an actual life. Also, half the time these people are lying about their accomplishments anyways to make themselves feel superior.
Being a narcissist can also be a good thing, although it needs to be in moderate doses or people will start talking behind your back. Expressing confidence and love for ones self is what helps people reach goals and maintain a happy outlook.
‘ugh, I’m so fat’…. c’mon people, tell me I’m not!
Shameless plug: The March issue of the online magazine I write for came out a couple of weeks ago… here is a link to my article, so read it!
I like to refer to this point in the semester as ‘freak out time’. What that means (at least for me) is that during mid-semester, after you find out that you didn’t do so hot on your first exams, you start questioning everything you’re doing in life.
It all started with the 80 percent I got on my JRN108 test, followed by the 78 percent on my ISS test, then the fact that JRN300 is taking over my life, and ending with my 1.5 (whatever percent that is) on my economics test.
So I’m pretty much thinking to myself, ‘you suck at life’. Although with economics it isn’t so bad b/c the way my teacher does it… if you do better on the 2nd exam (which really shouldn’t be too hard for me) it replaces the 1st exam grade.
Anyways, back to my original point of when things go wrong academically, you start freaking out, or at least seriously thinking about, other areas of your life as well.
This middle of the semester freak out includes:
- Getting mad at/about the dumbest things, or blowing them way out of proportion.
- Just not feeling like doing any more work, because all I can think about is spring break.
- Wondering/worrying about the random things (especially when it comes to the opposite sex) like ‘does he like me?’, ‘I seriously need to socialize more’, ‘why am I so awkward?’, ‘did I seriously just say that?’, ‘he probably has like 10 girls that want him right now, why am I even trying?’, etc. etc.
- The fact that I haven’t been excercising, other than walking to class and the daily thumb work out of pushing buttons on the remote. Also, I haven’t been eating right except for the occassional salad, with french fries on the side of course.
ugh, seriously… spring break, I need you. now.
I guess it’s time to push the pedal to the floor as they say… and maybe try some actual studying for other classes besides my JRN300 class? hmmmm… I’ll let you know how it goes.
The feeling of rejection sucks. I’m not just talking about the rejection people feel regarding the opposite sex, I’m talking about the rejection people feel in everyday life. Stuff like having your credit card rejected, getting a bad grade on an exam (esp. one you’ve actually studied for), coming in last place at a golf tournament, not getting to be able to do something you were looking forward too, etc.
I’ve also noticed that you don’t know how much you actually wanted/cared about something until you experience the rejection feeling. I think it’s a combination of that and the feeling of knowing they didn’t want you/you could have done things differently, or better that makes you think that you wanted it more… when in fact you’d be perfectly fine without it!
Does this make ANY sense?
I don’t know, I guess when you have so many things going for you in life, something HAS to go wrong.