How to be Freshmeat

29 Sep

As an upperclassmen, it is extremely easy to spot the freshmen. For today’s post, I thought I’d provide you with a few tips to help you blend in a little better.

You’re probably a freshmen if:

1. You look absolutely clueless about life in general.
Yes, it’s completely awkward to be on a brand new campus and not know anyone. I get that. Here’s what I’ve learned- act like you know what you’re doing. Even if you have no idea, just fake it!

2. You dress like you’re about to be on the runway.
Yes, this brand new campus is full of new people to meet and befriend. Dressing like you’ve just stepped out of a magazine sends an immediate sensor to upperclassmen to blow your cover. Most likely you’ll get to experience the glory of having an 8 AM class… Do not walk into class looking like a supermodel. Nobody has time for that. You may not understand it now, but your sleep is valuable. Heels, Curled Hair, Make-Up…. Well, sometimes you have to make a sacrifice. I choose sleep every time.

3. You travel in packs.
If you walk around with six to ten of your closest friends, you are probably a freshmen. Traveling in packs – not the way to go. You are independent and perfectly capable of eating by yourself, walking to class alone, and even using the bathroom by yourself. Shocker, I know.

Use these tips, study them, learn them.. apply them. You have been warned, fresh-meat (;

-xoxo, Emily

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6 Responses to “How to be Freshmeat”

  1. ashleygalloway October 3, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    Love this! It’s all so true. 🙂 I find it rather funny to watch the slow progression from curls and heels to ponytails and running shorts!

    • edarnell895 October 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      Thanks, Ashley! I’m definitely a ponytail and running shorts girl these days!

  2. Kayla Bright October 3, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    This post is hilarious and true! I’m a senior now and I’ve been able to spot freshmen since sophomore year. haha
    Very entertaining. I like your writing style!

    • edarnell895 October 3, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

      Thanks, Kayla! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Suzanna October 3, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    I wish I had this to think about when I was a freshman! It would’ve helped even in high school!

    • edarnell895 October 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Thanks for your comment, Suzanna! There’s something about those freshman…

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