Freshmen guide to first-year faux pas

So, you just woke up. It’s the crack of noon and you have realized you can have pizza for breakfast because Mom and Dad aren’t around anymore. Well then, you’re probably a freshman – only

So, you just woke up.

It’s the crack of noon and you have realized you can have pizza for breakfast because Mom and Dad aren’t around anymore.

Well then, you’re probably a freshman – only freshmen get up before 2 p.m.

If you’re still not sure though, here are ten other signs that you may be a first-year Temple student.

– You have nine new listings of “Brad”/”Christian” in your cell phone, but you don’t remember meeting any of them last night.

– You and your 20 closest friends wander door-to-door in bad neighborhoods late at night asking, “Are you guys, like, having a party tonight?”

– You were born after Van Halen released their “1984” Album, but right around the time Marty McFly went “Back to the Future” (1985).
– You wear your “nice shoes” to parties.

– You start getting homesick when you realize you are out of clean underwear.

– (Girls) You can’t wait to get your first tattoo of a butterfly/flower on your lower back or ankle.

– (Guys) You spray your Polo Sport on your boxers “just in case.”

– (Girls) You wear black stretch pants and a sequin top to your 9:40 class.

– (Guys) You think your girlfriend at Penn State isn’t cheating on you too.

– You are wearing the red lanyard with your keys and ID around your neck right NOW!


Joe Shaw can be reached atjoeshaw@temple.edu.

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