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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." -Albert Einstein

You aren't really a uni student unless you have a stash of medicated throat lozenges at the bottom of your bag.

B isn't quite a real uni student yet. Overheard saying while she was in Sydney, "Do you think I should come back early on Monday? I have lectures and I don't want to miss them. I could fly back early at a cost of $100. What do you think?" I mean really. Lectures aren't even compulsory and they're almost always online anyway. And for an EXTRA hundred dollars? It's not even a question really. Considering that the combined number of hopurs A and J attended last year would be less than a first-year part-time arts students (J studies science, A a double degree) and the marks they acheieved it's fairly obvious class attendence is a lesser neccessary than bar night attendence. She'll soon learn.

K is currently on her uni camp. An oddity as the camp appears to be organised for actual educational purposes and not an excuse for excessive alcohol consumption. It was also mandatory. What sort of instituion does K go to anyway? Probably the sort of place that's perfect for K as she's an oddity anyway.

A has already skipped approximately half her lectures already although only 2 tutorials. Sometimes she had legitimate reasons for them, like attending the various number of welcome to uni BBQs to keep her feeling full. Sometimes she just couldn't be bothered getting out of bed. Honestly. You'd think she'd get better in second year.

J is usually found smoking on the lawn, not in her lab classes, speaking Spanish with the hot guys from her French class.

H is studying part-time this year, possibly so she can work two jobs and pay the rent on her new manshion-sized apartment. Oddly, she's actually working harder than she was this time last year when she was there full-time. Perhaps H has matured. Perhaps she's really trying to impress her cute (and surprisingly young) chemistry tutor.

As for L, she's really always been a good student. She always has her textbooks by the end of the first week and is never found sneaking around the chem labs looking for explosives.

Despite their differences in uni-student-style they've all managed to fall ill in the last two weeks. Coughs, tissues, aching throats...it's March again and time for some bourbon, straight up. Best medicine there is.