What you need to bring to college

A couple items that are highly underrated and essential:

  1. Ibuprofen / cough drops – you will get sick, esp when sharing a room
  2. Broom & dust pan – you’ll eventually get tired of dirt and want to clean. Think about that scene in Finding Nemo and you get the idea.
  3. At least one nice outfit – something you need to wear when you present your “collegial findings”
  4. At least one “nice” outfit – to impress your crush at a party, or something
  5. A warm coat – depending on where your college is located, this is one thing that is well worth spending $$ on.
  6. Coffee maker / instant coffee – you wouldn’t realize it, but when it comes to exams or studying you’re gonna need some kind of hit to keep focused
  7. Calendar / planner – whether traditional or hi-tech, just keep your deadlines organized from the start to set you up for success down the road.

Happy studying and good luck!

What you need to bring to college

college through the lens

i see the flux
past paper and shoes
white erasers, blue packaging
alternative skaters
hold on to what’s true

a well oiled machine
or a man-made weapon
a fight against humanity
or a tragic debt strategy

they flush in like tides
swelling and receding
half distant, half smiling
on the fifty, on the half, and on the hour

the unspoken word
written in graffiti
a wise but true saying
laced like the islands of Fiji

absorb what you know
pump and dump academics
realize political gain
pump and dump integration

what you learn most
is in between the lines
a faulty version system
of hiding what it denies

this all too well known expression
that “a university is a business”
but only in the rat chase
do you realize the consequence

the world at large,
not different from you and me,
the system is rigged
beat the system and you’re free.


college through the lens