The student life

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by chips, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Theres nothing quite like it. In your final year/s of high school all you do is study all week, party the weekend. Work in a crappy job and deal with pressure from parents and teachers. That part sucks.

    Then comes Uni/College and it a little bit different. Study and lectures all through the week while going in for extra stuff like assignments. This parts cool for me as i'm studying audio engineering and my assignments are recording bands etc. You have to work a couple of crappy jobs, usually for pretty crappy pay. So you're poor and living off 2 minute noodles in a crappy house, under pressure with assignments and exams, jamming with your band/friends, and drinking beer at any chance you get.

    The student life sounds like probably one of the worst lifestyles in our western culture. But you know what, i probably wouldnt have it any other way. And that worries me :eyebrow:

    Peace :bassist:
  2. I dont find it that good, my assignments are just, wow, yeah, that bacterial colony is glowing alright . . . yup, that was worth 4 weeks of gene splicing

    + the drinking part got old really quick for me, £60 a night on £1 drinks? not anymore

    Love the cheap food tho, noodles all the way, and student loans for spending on bass gear :D
  3. Virus


    Apr 16, 2004
    I hardly even get homework, I'm in my final year of highschool (or at least I should be :bassist: ) Yet I still can't stand it.

    I'm seriously willing to quit school and my job to go play gigs on the road but I know that the rest of my band isn't... So I guess I'm gonna gave to wait.
  4. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    high school sucks, i should be working right now. ive heard university is sweet though
  5. High school was better for me that uni, high school considered of skipping most classes in the final year, pissing about, setting fireworks off in our common room, having a literal battle with the 4th years (yeah, snowballs with hammerheads in them aint fun kiddies :scowl: )
    And going down to the pub at lunch and after school :cool:
  6. I'm in my final year of highschool and all last trimester was pretty laid back. Got all As and Bs without much effort. Sure I didn't have the hardest classes (ROP Comp Svc Tech, ROP Auto Engine Diagnosis, Weight Training, Chemsitry) and the only real homework was the 40 ROP after hours I needed for both my ROP classes, but I still had to work and I found plenty of times for parties, friends and bass.

    I think if you kinda plan things out and if you have any big assignments in class and you work on them little by little over a period of time (if you have the time to do so) then it is pretty easy and you still have time for all the fun stuff.

    Right now in my second Trimester my hardest class has to be English and it hasn't even really been that big of a pain and it hasn't put any dents in my fun time.
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    i don't live like that at all. :meh:
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Either you're a registered alcoholic or you are being way too generous to you friends!! :eek:

    £60 a night - I'm living in Brighton which is one of the most expensive outside London, but I'd really struggle to drink £60 of alcohol each night.... :confused:
  9. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Im a senior right now in high school. I dont cut that many classes, really. Right now Im just taking a break from hw (a rare occurence, as I dont really do hw that much...), so this thread seemed like fun. I think Im trying to get in as much illegal stuff as possible :eek: before college when Ill actually get in trouble for it.

    Sort of can't wait till college... get my early decision answer from harvey mudd real soon!!!!! Wish me luck! I hear that as far as geeky schools go, its the most party hard school there is. WOOO!!! PARTAY!!! PHYSICS!!! WOO! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
  10. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    How do you live, then? Where do you go to school again? I know its in FL...
  11. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Speaking of which, got my new student apt. today - well, as soon as I go get the keys. Nine square meters, one roomie on the other side of the wall with who I share the tiny cooking space and a shower. Mmm-mm.

    But hey, a pub downstairs, 15-minute walk from downtown clubs with three large stores and a sports center in the between and my parents living few miles up the motorway.

    Just wanted to brag :hyper:
  12. My party trick consisted of filling a pint glass with vodka then me downing it, then filling it with tequila, and me downing it, then not moving for a while . . . thats when i was 15

    Yeah, i dont drink anymore :)
  13. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    alright, so now i have time to respond to this.


    different. i had a job from last october to this august (barring a month and a half during the summer), true, and the pay was also pretty crappy.

    but it was completely as a luxury. one day i decided i had too much free time, so i got a job as a physics tutor.

    unfortunately, i had to give it up this semester, since my classes have picked up the pace considerably.

    i'm pretty lucky in this regard, since i can focus on grades. but this is probably the last year i can do this without getting some source of funds (be it for a one-shot summer research job or from a continual research job working under a professor or the goldwater scholarship).

    i eat ramen out of chioce, too. :p

    and my apartment is crappy mainly because of the other people in it.

    i was in a dorm last year, and i didn't really like that at all. no privacy.

    very true with me.

    ...nope. :meh:

    not me.

    basically, if i'm not eating or sleeping, i am either at school, doing homework, studying, or taking a break from studying. very rarely will i even meet people outside of school. ...and my classes are only starting to get difficult. :meh:
  14. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    oh, i go to school at the university of florida.

    physics and math double major. probably the most time intensive majors available. :meh:
  15. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    That sounds like a pretty intensive program, Brad. Though I would imagine a lot of your class requirements overlap. What area of physics are you looking to go into (if thats what youre thinking of doing later on)?

    Any classes in music??

    Good luck!
  16. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Well, my student life seems a little different than some of yours. Anyway, it goes a little like:

    -Work on some derivations for the model I'm using for my experiment.
    -Wait for components for my experiment to get machined.
    -Write a little into the theory section of my thesis if I feel like it.
    -Tutor physics undergrad students, normally around midterm/final exam time (right now).
    -Go to gym.
    -Play hockey (couple of times a week).
    -Jam with band (twice a week).
    -Gig with band (once a week normally).

    Fortunately I'm already done all the grad courses I need for my degree requirements. I just have to do my experiment and then write a giant thesis.
  17. yeah that sounds like my life at university. Cram for exams and pull overnighters. Drink more than I can afford and go out with friends any chance I get, class or no class. This being my last year, I have the benfit of hindsight....yeah cutting back on skipping and drinking considerably would have done me tonnes of good. Oh well, one semester left!
  18. It's not really so bad. I'm in my senior year of high school and decided to start college early. I dual enroll over at the local community college so that I can go into a university as a sophmore. Its a pretty sweet schedule, and not all that much work.

    As far as a job goes, I kinda lucked out there. I get paid about as much as some of the teachers that teach me. Instead of partying on the weekends, I work on the weekends, and get paid handsomely to do so.

    My parents don't really put much pressure on me. They know I'm smart enough to succeed at life. They tend to support me in most everything I do. No problems there.

    I'd say that the student lifestyle you listed doesn't apply to everybody.
  19. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Being that my tuition and books are paid for, my parents give me $700 a month to live off of. That is more than enough. I cook all of my own food except 1-2 times a month, so that is pretty cheap. My apartment with bills WSG, phone, electricity, internet is $375, leaving a considerable amount for food, car insurance, leisure, gas, copying journal articles (I've probably spent $50 on copies this quarter), etc. I don't have to worry about a job. But I am still pretty packed with school work. I'm finished with finals and I feel like I was just released for prison, nearly 100 pages of writing and 7-10,000 pages of reading books and journal articles later. Last night I kicked back, watched "Lumumba: La Mort du Prophète" and ate some really expensive pizza (but well worth it).
  20. nateo

    nateo Schubie Fan #1

    Mar 2, 2003
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Pshhh. Throw an engineering degree in there too and I might start to take you seriously.

    Well, actually I was around 3 classes short of a math degree, but I did grab a CS degree just for kicks.

    Of course, I wasn't what they call an "ideal student". Actually, I wasn't much of a student at all. I gave up on lectures part way through my first year and mostly just showed up for labs and exams. This leaves plenty of time for all the good stuff like working in my shop, drinkin', and hanging out with Geoff while he pretended to do what he listed above.