There are some words that take new meaning once you've transitioned from high school to university. While there are probably hundreds I could list, here are the top 14 words and what they mean to high school students versus university students.
High school students: something you write on.
University students: a 15 to 20 page nightmare that gives you horrific flashbacks years after you’ve submitted it.
High school students: a beverage that will keep you warm on a cold day.
University students: medicine, or what most of your blood is made up of.
High school students: something you wear at home.
University students: something you wear at home, in class, on the bus, in the library...basically, anywhere that it is somewhat socially acceptable to wear them, you wear them.
High school students: something your parents give you when you do something wrong.
University students: that thing you have to drag yourself out of bed for at 8 a.m.
High school students: something you watch on YouTube to learn how to do winged eyeliner or pass a level in a video game.
University students: an hour and a half class with a teaching assistant where you can ask questions you were too afraid to ask in lecture.
High school students: something you earn from your part-time job.
University students: that thing you never seem to have enough of.
High school students: those people who you live with who you can’t wait to get away from.
University students: those people you call to ask advice on how to properly cook a potato and whose pep talks you actually appreciate.
High school students: staying up all night with your friends at a sleepover while watching cheesy movies and eating junk food.
University students: staying up all night with your textbook cramming for a midterm while drinking copious amounts of coffee and eating junk food.
High school students: a social event planned and put on by your school.
University students: something you do when you find out you passed your finals.
High school students: something a teacher writes on.
University students: the online resource where you have basically everything for all your classes. Also, the thing you have a panic attack over when your Internet goes down at home and you can’t log in.
High school students: a person who helps you apply to university.
University students: your roommate.
High school students: mom.
University students: something you never seem to do.
High school students: a place you live.
University students: where you meet some of the best people who will be your friends for life.
High school students: a brand of deodorant.
University students: that thing you put all of your time and effort into. Also, the thing that makes you celebrate at the end of four years.
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