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The Life of an OU Student Told by Parks and Recreation

Ohio University students experience many adventures throughout their four (or five…or six) years here as an undergrad. Finding a balance between schoolwork, extracurricular activities, a social life and sleep, Ohio University students know just how to do that. No television show explains the life of an OU student better than Parks and Recreation.

Friday Morning

You wake up, check your phone, and occasionally read that your classes get cancelled because of power outages, freezing cold weather or for other odd reasons: 

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But you realize that you have a paper due on Blackboard in a couple of hours: 

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You head to library but, realize you have to walk up Jeff or Morton Hill: 

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You get to the library but, really aren’t in the mood to type this paper: 

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You soon realize how many other things you need to do for classes, extracurricular activities, and for your friends: 

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However, you actually sit down to work on everything that needs to get done and feel extremely motivated to get it done: 

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You submitted the paper, leave the library and see that Ohio’s weather decides to be sunny and beautiful: 

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You’re in the best mood because of the weather because you usually bundle up like this:

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Now, it’s officially the weekend and your friends want to go out: 

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You then remember you bought a new, super adorable dress from Bluetique and decide to get all dolled up for the night:

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After a few drinks, you and your friends decide to go uptown and you see your crush at the bar. You think you look like this: 

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…But in reality, you look like this: 

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When you get uptown, you have a couple black widows from The Pigskin, a couple of blackouts from Pawpurr’s and some champagne slushies from Broney’s, and suddenly look like this: 

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Then you want food and realize you have so many late-night food options: 

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But, this is you when you REALLY want to go to Union Street Diner: 

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Satuday Morning

You wake up from your night out and ultimately feel like this: 

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You check your phone and saw you fought with your best friend sometime during the night (blame it on the alcohol), but you two eventually made amends: 

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Then you decide to check your bank account and realize you spent more money than you anticipated: 

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But everything you did on Court Street while you were out making memories with your friends was priceless:

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"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." -James Dean. E.W. Scripps School of Journalism kid. Avid explorer. Puppy (and all things fluffy) lover.  Twitter: @Taylor_Stano & Instagram: @TayStano
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