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High School Who?

You’re in the full swing of things at college. You’ve found your people here at UNC and now high school seems like a distant memory. You swore to your friends back home that you’d keep in touch, but it’s just not happening the way you imagined. So what now?

You’re Friends Feel the Same Way

It’s hard to put it into perspective, but all your friends in high school have closed that chapter of their lives, and they’re all on to bigger and better things. So don’t feel like its your fault that you’re growing apart because it’s definitely not.

Communication is a two-way street and it takes effort on both ends, there’s nothing stopping your friends from reaching out to you. But this goes back to the fact that they’re busy/stressed/overwhelmed too and they probably have very similar feelings that you do.

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Not Talking Doesn’t Mean Not Caring

The fact that you’re thinking about them and concerned about your friendship already shows that you haven’t lost interest. Just because you don’t have time for deep hour long chats about your lives and constant updates on your whereabouts doesn’t mean you don’t want to maintain the friendship.

You’re very very busy and it’s completely understandable for you to forget about shooting your hometown friends a text every so often. That never compromises the fact that you guys have created an amazing bond that’s sure to last a lifetime.

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You Don’t Have to Talk 24/7

Even though you probably talked at all hours of the day in high school, that’s not realistic when you’re in very different places. Again, less communication is not a sign of growing apart – it’s only a sign of growing up.

If you have time to squeeze in a FaceTime sesh each month or so, that’s a great way to reconnect with your besties. If not, a quick ‘hey I’m thinking of you’ text every now and then will go a long way!

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Fall Break is Around the Corner!

Coming home is the best because you have so many people to get lunch with and catch up! Honestly not talking all the time makes these hang outs much more fun because you have way more news and life updates to discuss.

Not every school has the same fall break (it’s actually pretty rare that they’ll line up), so you may only get to see your friends who still live near your hometown. But for Thanksgiving everyone will for sure be home and you’ll get to have an even bigger reunion.

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Realistically, you just won’t stay in touch with absolutely everyone you thought you would on graduation day. But going to college does show you which friendships you care enough about to fight for – because it requires a lot more effort than it did last year. As they always say, distance makes the heart grow fonder!

Top 10 Things that Won’t Change

Exciting changes are ahead, but some things will remain the same

By Megan Carroll and Simon Suber

Starting a new year at school and being away from home can be scary.  You always hear about the many changes that you’ll go through during this transition.  However, there are a several things that you can look forward to staying the same.

You must balance study and free time. You are at college to learn after all.

1. School is still school.  You will be sticking to the basics: going to class, taking notes, studying, and taking exams.  The material you learn may be different, but the concept is still the same.  Keep your wits about you and create a good mix of general education courses, first-year seminars, and courses that interest you for your first couple of semesters.

2. You still need basic school supplies. Notebooks, binders, loose-leaf paper, pencils, pens, etc., are all a good idea to bring. College provides you with great new material to learn, but you still have to write it down. Learn the best way to take notes for yourself, and then make sure you have the materials that will help you succeed.

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Will you be my exit buddy?

Living with a high school friend your first year at Carolina

We’ve all heard the story before: High school senior applies to college. High school senior’s best friend applies to same college. Both get in, and they decide to room together. By December, their friendship and sanity are ruined.

But that story didn’t come true for me.

Every year, half of Carolina students have “random” roommates. Many students have a positive experience. I can attest to this—as a sophomore, I’ve enjoyed getting to know the sweet girl I was randomly placed with this year. However, the myth that high school friends can’t be successful roommates is just that: a myth. As a first-year, I lived in Hinton James with Elissa, a girl I have known since elementary school. It turned out to be an excellent decision.

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Making the Transition from High School to College

High school is over

College is the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Yes, I know that sounds awfully like a greeting card or a sappy graduation speech, but it’s so true. I’m nowhere close to the same person I was when I got to UNC. I really have become a better version of myself.  How did this happen? I was able to hold onto the great things about high school, while realizing that high school was over and that I needed to really let some things go. It can be hard because, for some people, they have been going to school with the same friends since pre-school. Now, they are splitting up and going to different colleges. It’s definitely a balancing act, but you can do it.

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