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20 Ways College Students Were Exactly The Same 182 Years Ago

In 1835, a young man named Charles Ellis, Jr. enrolled at the University of Virginia. While enrolled, Ellis kept a meticulous diary, recording everything he and his friends got up to. To modern college kids, Ellis' experience will feel very familiar. Students back then weren't so different than they are now...

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1. They procrastinated.

2. They didn't like doing laundry.

3. Their parents sent care packages...

4. ...and advice.

5. They played it cool around new people.

6. They lived off of caffeine.

7. They complained about the food.

8. A lot.

Nondescript meats: An American tradition stretching back hundreds of years.

Nondescript meats: An American tradition stretching back hundreds of years.

9. Like, all the time.

10. They liked to take naps.

11. A lot.

12. Even during lecture.

13. Especially during lecture.

14. They liked to drink.

15. A lot.

16. Like, all the time.

17. But, of course, they paid the price.

18. Sometimes they even got in duels...

19. ...evaded authorities...

20. ...and hid out in the woods until their professors chased them down.

So relatable!

So relatable!

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