#Throwback: College Life Then and Now

April 16, 2021 • 1 Min Read

What college life looks like in...


Writing a Paper

No trips to the library necessary—find the most up-to-date primary and secondary resources, along with studies, papers, and reports, all online, from your laptopCheck out a stack of books and hit up the computer labCard catalogs, encyclopedias, Smith Corona typewriters and correction tape

Getting in Touch With a Professor

IM, Tweet @ your professor, or maybe she's old-school…and on FacebookSend an email… from your AOL account…or your very own .edu addressLurk outside harried professor's hoarder office during limited office hours along with 10 other students

Grad Goals

Pay off student loans before collecting Social SecurityGet a job that you love… or drop out to be a successful entrepreneurJoin a corporation, work 30 years, retire with a pension

What's for Lunch?

Check Twitter for nearby food trucks, Uber EatsBBQ chicken pizza is so fancyHead to the cafeteria for mystery meat

Classroom Technology on Display?

Realtime class polling, section discussion online, virtual reality classroomsPowerPointOverhead projectors

Hot Topics on Campus

#metoo and consent, gun controlVagina Monologues, Monica LewinskyApartheid in South Africa, Jonestown massacre

Existential Crisis

Slow wifiPrinter not printing your homeworkRunning out of Wite-Out at 1:00 am the morning your term paper is due

Procrastination of Choice

So many subreddits, so little time; Netflix & chillWatching The Simpsons on syndication, Half-LifeFrisbee on the quad, foosball

The College Life On-Screen

grown-ishFelicityAnimal House

Dorm Room Poster

Game of ThronesPulp FictionPeanuts

Study Tunes

Spotify lists

  • Bartier Cardi by Cardi B
  • Ric Flair Drip by Offset
  • God's Plan by Drake
  • Perfect by Ed Sheeran
  • Finesse by Bruno Mars & Cardi B
  • Broken Halos by Chris Stapleton

Pirated mp3's with

  • Ghetto Supastar by Ol' Dirty Bastard
  • Intergalactic by The Beastie Boys
  • ...Baby One More Time by Britney Spears
  • This Kiss by Faith Hill

Cassette tapes-the birth of the mixtape with

  • Le Freak by Chic
  • Hopelessly Devoted to You by Olivia Newton John
  • Three Times a Lady by the Commodores
  • Da Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart

How to Meet Up With Friends

Snapchat storiesCall or text me on my NokiaHanging out on the quad

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