Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving Break’

Being back at home after three months of ‘Cuse college life is quite the adjustment to say the least. Not only is home starting to not feel like home anymore, but doing activities and going to places that once felt normal are starting to feel, well, really weird.

Here is a list of the top five things most freshies are probably having a hard time adjusting to while being under the same roof as their rents:

  1. No more late night campus food delivery. For me, this is a good thing since the majority of that stuff is garbage anyways–and now that I’m home, I’m not tempted to indulge in late night calorie binging. (-1 for the freshmen fifteen.)
  2. Driving a car. Make sure you take it slow the first time because I guarantee you’re not as good of a driver as you were three months ago.
  3. Eating actual good food. Whether it’s home cooked food you’ve been craving or your favorite restaurant dish, savor the meals you have at home because it’s a billion times better than Ernie Davis even on a good day.
  4. Being productive. I’ve found that even my laziest days at home are more productive than any weekend I’ve had at ‘Cuse. Our fragile bodies might not be used to running errands and eating three meals in one day so you might want to take it easy every once in a while i.e. NAP.
  5. Doing whatever the fuck you want (or don’t want). This is the beauty of college and most of us don’t have this same luxury at home. Remember that.

But, be nice to your parents because they want you to succeed. (Oh, and they’re paying a fortune for you to go to school on top of that.)

-Fresh Meat

Two Weeks Notice

Posted: November 8, 2011 by jerkmag in VAULT -- archives
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Many of us freshmen will be going home for Thanksgiving break in a mere two weeks and will be reuniting with not only family and close friends, but also judgmental high school kids. Whether you choose to see people that are still in high school or not, just know that there is one thing they will definitely talk about behind your back: how much weight you’ve gained.

It’s important to note that although the “freshmen 15” refers to the entire freshmen year, some of us have most likely gained about 3-5 pounds of solid Easy Mac, Sbarro pizza, self serve ice cream and alcohol (sorry, mom) during our first semester of college.  And it shows.

So in order to avoid the dirty looks, now is the time to do a quick slim down before going home.  Avoid eating season fries and dessert every night and hit the gym when you’re bored instead of Facebook stalking.

Shape Up,

Fresh Meat

I have not left Syracuse since I came back for the fall semester in August, and I am ready to get the hell out of here–even if it is only for a few days. Although this longer Thanksgiving break came at the expense of not getting days off for religious holidays, I am thankful for the longer holiday. After going to the mall three times already this semester and heading to a football game, I have once again come to the realization that this town has absolutely nothing to offer for the city dweller that I am.

Thanks to Student Association for providing buses to the major cities along the East Coast. For those of us in this time zone not looking forward to the overcrowded Greyhound and Megabus, the convenience of hopping on a bus at Schine is better than spending 20 plus bucks for a cab or waiting for an unreliable Centro bus. As per usual, I will carry some reading material with me and not read a single page during my exodus from upstate New York.

I cannot wait to return to my hometown where I can choose from world class dining franchises, such as Bubba Gump Shrimp and TGI Friday’s in Times Square. I am looking forward to sophisticated homeless people who do not live on Marshall Street but rather call the A train home. Screw the Carousel Center, I will be free to shop from 59th Street all the way down to Soho. Ah, home here I come. Tourists, get the hell out of my way!

-Brysan Brown