Lies That College Students Tell Themselves

Posted by Rebekah Jorgensen on 11/22/16 11:18 AM

Lies College Students Tell

Whether you're a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, you tell yourself things that you keep hoping will come to fruition... but you know deep down they will never actually be true.

But that's ok—we're here to help you through your denial and let you know that we've been there, too!

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Freshman Year: "I will be so focused on schoolwork that I’ll never lay eyes on a TV show ever again."

Sophomore Year: "I’ll let myself watch a few episodes of The Office every week."

Junior Year: "I’ll only keep up with a few of my favorite shows."

Senior Year: "Is it possible to watch simultaneous seasons of Gilmore Girls and Parks and Rec?"


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Freshman Year: "I’m going to be part of every extracurricular activity that I can!" 

Sophomore Year: "I’ll only join two or three student clubs, just the ones I can make time for."

Junior Year: "I have to participate in this one sport or activity – it’s been a big part of my life for the past few years."

Senior Year: "What’s an extracurricular activity?"



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Freshman Year: "I’ll eat in the cafeteria for every meal, including breakfast!”

Sophomore Year: "I’ll only buy food off-campus on weekends.”

Junior Year: "I’ll still go to the cafeteria every day for lunch to see my friends!"

Senior Year: "Does the dining hall still exist?"



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Freshman Year: "I’ll have a favorite study spot on campus and get so much done!"

Sophomore Year: "I’ll get up before my morning class and power through some homework."

Junior Year: "I’ll try and get my homework done the night before it’s due."

Senior Year: "Does homework still exist?"


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Freshman Year: "I’ll be able to work at the best spots in the country, like the Wall Street Journal or the White House!"

Sophomore Year: "I’ll get an internship at a really prestigious office!"

Junior Year: "Maybe I’ll get a receptionist’s job at a congressman's office."

Senior Year: "Do people still get hired?"



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Freshman Year: "I’ll be in bed every night by 9 p.m."

Sophomore Year: "I might make it to bed before midnight today!"

Junior Year: "I’ll only pull all-nighters once or twice per week."

Senior Year: "Where is my bed again?"



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Freshman Year: "I’m going to be friends with EVERYONE!"

Sophomore Year: "The freshmen will all adore me and think of me as their best friends."

Junior Year: "I’ll make friends with the freshmen in my wing."

Senior Year: "Who are these children walking around campus?"



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Freshman Year: "I'll never skip a class. Attendance is mandatory and crucial to my education."

Sophomore Year: "It's such a nice day and my friends are going out so I'll just skip class this one time."

Junior Year: "If I make extra effort to know the professor this semester I bet he'll give me grace on my participation grade."

Senior Year: "Exactly how mandatory is attendance?"


Do you have any other college student lies to add? Let us know in the comments below! 


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