Is post-secondary the best time of your life? Debatable. But it sure is the most unconstrained you will ever be.
Being a student comes with an invisible free pass to go against social obligations, which often leads to people doing “unconventional” things. Be it drinking coffee at 9 p.m. or sleeping ’till the sun sets, life as a student allows you to defy all norms.
So, here’s IGNITE’s list of things students do that *literally* no one else does:
1. Pulling an all-nighter…Or two
Have you even lived the ‘student life’ if you haven’t pulled an all-nighter? With assignment submissions and exams piled up, staying awake several nights in a row isn’t unusual.
But, like Warren Zevon said, we can sleep when we’re dead. Right?
2. Wearing pyjamas during the day
It is absolutely acceptable to wear pyjamas to class—comfort for the win.
Also, can we petition to make this the norm for adults too?
3. Instant noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We’re pretty sure it’s blood, water and ramen running through students’ veins.
4. Attending class after partying ‘til 4 a.m.
Mandatory attendance? Well, you gotta do, what you gotta do.
5. Forgetting to eat
We don’t endorse this. But between attending classes, completing assignments, studying and working, it isn’t uncommon for students to realize they’ve skipped a meal or two until their stomach begins to growl.
Psst: IGNITE’s Soupbar is the perfect solution to this!
6. Cramming a few minutes before an exam
It’s better to study something than nothing, right?
7. Creating playlists…for anything and everything
You obviously can’t listen to the same playlist while doing homework and going grocery shopping!
8. Being late to bed and early to rise
Finding the perfect balance between school, work and your personal life might involve sacrificing a little shut-eye.
Fortunately, students are the only people whose bodies can survive on four hours of sleep.
9. Procrastinating… everything
Hey, at least putting off assignments until the last minute is a great way to learn how to work under pressure.
And, remember: while student life is chaotic, it’s also truly special. IGNITE’s here to make sure you can enjoy every messy minute of it.
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