College versus high school

College versus high school

Don’t get your hopes up for a fresh new scene, it could be everything you’re already used to.


When I got home from my first day of college, I ate a snack, took a nap, and then did homework. It was a long day and I was anxious to be in a college classroom with actual Weber State students, all ranging from two years older than me, to thirty years older than me.

After I finished my homework that was due the next day, I realized something. There was no difference between how I felt at college and high school. The teachers weren’t different, the students really weren’t that different, and the experience wasn’t different.

And that’s why I am now 100% convinced that high school and college are actually just the same thing. The only difference is, is that I’m being forced to go to one of them and paying thousands of dollars to attend the other.

Both sound fun, right?

I don’t know why, but I was expecting giant auditoriums and teachers who don’t ask what my name is. And laptop keys clicking over the sound of a lecture, and loving everything about it. But that’s not what I got.

Although I’m sure some colleges do have what I pictured, I was alarmingly reminded of my everyday routine at Fremont: Ignore people, get ignored, take notes, talk some, doodle all over my assignment, and tell people how to pronounce my last name.

At the end, I got assigned two pieces of homework and my professor told us he would see everyone next time.

Nothing out of the ordinary.

But some people disagree. College freshman and Fremont graduate Ronni Baird said, “College is more independent, and more refreshing. There’s more people to meet, and more things to get involved in.”

Which is something to look forward to, I guess.

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