>welcome, class of 2013.

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today is campus tour day apparently.

in my 5 years on this campus i’ve never once taken a campus tour. some of my friends get paid some meager cash to actually lead them, but i’ve never once felt the urge to jump in with the crowd and hear the particulars of the university i attend.

maybe it’s because i’m a detective and i like to figure things out on my own? yep. thats probably it.

but these prospective students and their parents are everywhere today, and i can’t help but think three things:
1. they’re all wearing expressions like they’ve just discovered hogwarts*.
2. guaranteed none of them ever manage to utilize interlibrary loan to the degree i have.
3. probably most importantly – they look so young.

when i was entering college, these students were entering their second year of middle school. it makes me feel extremely old and somewhat uncomfortable. i’m happy for them though. they’re about to enter into one of the most exciting, different – potentially regrettable – and memory filled years in their life. heck, their future husband/wife could be in the group tour with them right now.

college is great guys. don’t grow up too fast, and don’t be afraid to change your major as many times as you feel necessary.

-ap.

* – which they haven’t yet, they are on the 2nd floor, and hogwarts is up on the 4th.

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