Friday intern Bharath Rameshan on things he wishes he knew before he went to university.
1 Two-minute noodles are a gift to mankind, but it takes longer than two minutes to cook them. 2Laundry
doesn’t get done on its own. There’s apparently a machine that washes it. And there’s also a wonderful machine that gathers your clothes from where you leave them and loads them into the washer. I call her mom. 3Soap
and shaving cream are luxuries, subject to your financial status. 4Wikipedia
is not the only go-to source of info. There were several foreign phrases thrown at me when I asked why. “Doesn’t count” and “not valid source” were some of them. 5The
sun only shines when you’re tied down in the library. 6A
bank balance is like an endangered species that becomes extinct before you take any steps to save it. 7Online
registration for class is a battlefield and there are no winners. 8Catching
up on Game of Thrones isn’t reason enough for a deadline extension. 9Finals
week at university is a campus-wide headache. Not a soul steps outside, everyone is agoraphobic and has a headache. The caffeine consumption is comparable to that of a small country’s. 10Submitting
an assignment on deadline is akin to the final fight scene in an action movie. Be gone evil assignment, I have defeated you for good… until tomorrow when I start the next one.
Bharath Rameshan, third-year journalism, media and cultural studies student at Kingston University,