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Packing for College

By Maya Jayachandra in Humor

Many FHS students are planning on attending college in the fall, and packing for something so big can be a huge challenge. Here's a handy-dandy list of must-haves and must-not-bring-no-matter-whats to ease your stress about packing.

MUST-HAVES

Your entire collection of stuffed animals. This will liven up and not at all cramp your tiny dorm and if you have a roommate, they'll be forever in your debt for making their days slightly brighter. Gaming consoles. With all the free time you'll have between studying, homework, more studying, and more homework, you'll be able to kick back and relax as often as you want. Your high school senior jersey. People will view you as extremely mature for your age, and everyone in college loves hearing about how awesome you were in your mid-teenage years. Furniture. Taking up space is never a problem in your dorm and you want to place to feel like home. Bring a table, a desk, your grandmother's old rocking chair, your California king bedframe.

LEAVE-AT-HOMES

Money. Mooch off your roommates and people you don't know if you absolutely need it. Worried about how you'll pay for food? Little-known fact: colleges pay for all their students' expenses, including nourishment. A laptop. These are too subtle to really give you the street cred of being the absolute nerd you are. Skip the portable electronics and bring your quad-monitor gaming computer instead. Actual school supplies. You won't need them, it's not like you're going to class. Besides, these take up valuable space that could otherwise be occupied by your four computer monitors. Paperwork. Immunization records, proof of insurance, blah, blah, blah. These are adult things. You aren't an adult, so you won't need them. And since you're not bringing school supplies with you, there's really no point.

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