The First Semester Tufts Experience in the Gist of It

It’s so hard for me to believe that I’ve already spent a year at Tufts and that next year I’ll be a sophomore. Since I never really got the chance to do a serious reflection of the year I thought I’d do it here, so here it goes:

Breaking down Tufts First Semester in the Gist of It –keepin it real 😉

When people ask you if you’re excited to leave home

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Meeting the first person who will talk to you at Pre-O

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The orientation leaders at the beginning of FIT

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The orientation leaders AT FIT cruise

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You at FIT cruise

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Learning how to look like you’re always interested in small talk with everyone

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Signing up for classes on ISIS be a real strug cause you’re a freshman

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….Finding out that advising course is a semester course

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How you feel after you successfully figure out all your passwords and usernames and how to access your email

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The Cost of Your Econ Book

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First Day the Gym Opens

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Second Day

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When you see President Monaco in the dining hall for the first time

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The Unlimited meal plan

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Trick turning (but not actually)

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Eating your first Boston Burger Company burger

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Seeing the scale go 30 pounds up

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BUT ITS OKAY. YOU REASON IT OUT.

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Then there’s signing up for a bajillion different elists thinking you’re going to be in everything

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Going to the first meeting and then never again cause its really cold outside

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Discovering Tufts Confessions and then proceeding to wonder why you chose to go to this school

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The feeling of living on a floor with 40 other people sometimes

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But when you roll into Carm with your floor for dinner cause we still a fam its like..

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When you see its Fondue Night at Carm

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When your friends ask you if you have a football team

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Tufts is great because you get to meet people from all over the place, but its not quite equal…

There’s meeting people from the US

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and there’s meeting all the international kids from cool places like Singapore, England, and Kenya

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And that exceptionally great moment when they realize the drinking age

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Telling everyone you went to a school with 4,000 kids

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The first month thirst is real.

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But actually parties be like oh hi, oh ..okay..eep

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The new ‘Golden Ratio’

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Going sober to a party

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But When you hear dat “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun Thun”

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What you think you look like at parties

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What you really look like at parties

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And this

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Stumbling back to your dorm after and seeing a bunch of stoners and high people along the way

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The after a night out talk with your floor

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Halloween

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The realness of intramural sports

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Discovering what systematic privilege means

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Feeling empowered by such knowledge

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But the realness of privilege conversations

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The subsequent break down

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Going from this

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to this on a weekly basis

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But you end up discovering that its okay to just do you

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And let Spoken Word give you life

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Meeting Betty Fong

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Spending way too Many Nights in Eaton/Tisch

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You Just Miss your family…

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So When you learn that you get to go home you’re like

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But the First Time you actually get home you really like “why did i want to come home?”

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Which makes the first time you come back and see your friends even better!

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And finally you get to Reading Period where you should do work but do this instead

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Then you still don’t study because when the first snow falls erryone be like

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So you during Finals Week be like

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But you know what, you get through it and soon realize that just like that you finished a semester at Tufts 🙂

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Be Sure to Look out for the 2nd semester recap 😉

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