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Life During/After College

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Now more than ever, the line between adolescence and adulthood is extremely blurry. At this point the post-college lifestyle is likely to be in many ways similar to the college lifestyle. (Or even the pre-college lifestyle, for graduates who then move back home.) This lengthening in recent years of the hazy, responsibility-free period of young-adulthood has made it less likely for recent graduates to wax nostalgic about their college years.

DANI ALEXIS RYSKAMP: I lived on campus, in a dorm across the street from the Arts and Sciences building, all four years of college, and I loved it for any number of reasons. Five-minute walk to class. An even shorter walk to the library and the cafeterias. A private room (this was one of the perks of the Honors college). All my best friends living on the same floor or, at most, a flight of stairs below me. My life was wonderfully well-compacted and well-organized, and I missed that structure terribly when I got out into The Adult World(TM) and had to start dealing with simple things like commuting to work and making my own dinner.

STEPHON JOHNSON: Depending on your experiences, it’s natural to miss your college years. But we’re not the only ones responsible for creation of the college-nostalgia monster. Continue reading

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In Briefs: Stuff You Do In/After College

HOWARD MEGDAL: Was any of this cool in college?


JEFF MORROW: Perhaps “8 Things You Imagined Might Be Cool in College Long Before You Ever Went to College That, on Graduating College, You are Now Quite Sure Aren’t Cool and Probably Never Were” didn’t make for a snappy title?

I do steal less now. Then again, I still have my IHOP coffee carafe, the best pilfered good of my college days, and remain at least a little proud of my ability to lift it.

CHRIS PUMMER: In that picture of Denny’s, there was no actual order of Moons Over My Hammy. So this is a complete fraud. Continue reading

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