Paid PostPosted on Jul 10, 201711 Struggles Your Parents Had In College That You'll Never KnowBack when the only dating app was the dorm phone.by XfinityBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Do complicated math on extremely basic calculators. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF YouTube/SudosCreative Commons / Via youtube.com Nowadays, graphing calculators basically ace our classes for us. 2. Lug one of these into class to record a lecture: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF YouTube/Cassette2Go/Creative Commons / Via youtube.com And accidentally record the lecture over a Boyz II Men cassette. 3. Get hand cramps from taking two hours of notes... Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tumblr/fuckyahreactions / Via fuckyeahreactions.tumblr.com Now you can divvy up the note-taking load by sharing a doc with your classmates. 4. Peruse card catalogs like you're in the restricted section of the Hogwarts library. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF YouTube/Work With Sounds/Creative Commons / Via youtube.com This is what online used to look like. 5. Have to know how to successfully operate this monstrosity: Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF YouTube/herbalinguist/Creative Commons / Via youtube.com Now that our alarm clocks are on our phones, there's an incentive not to throw them out the window in the morning. 6. Fit all classwork onto just 1.44MB of disk. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Sony Pictures Home Entertainment / Via televandalist.com Nothing like carrying around a plastic drink coaster in your pocket all day. 7. Call a crush's landline phone to reach them. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF YouTube/nowthatsjustducky/Creative Commons / Via youtube.com And you thought dating apps were hopeless. 8. Learning about events from a physical wall. Csfotoimages / Getty Images/BuzzFeed These days, if there’s not a Facebook event page, it’s not a real thing. 9. Go to an actual arcade to play video games with the dormmates. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tumblr/Televandalist / Via televandalist.com Now you can play with your dormmates online without even leaving your own room. 10. Or go to a video store for movie night. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Tumblr/waterysounds / Via waterysounds.tumblr.com Before streaming, it was extremely hard to "and chill" when you had to drive a couple miles to find the movie you wanted. 11. Take graduation photos on actual film. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF YouTube/brescialeonessa/Creative Commons / Via youtube.com And without social media, the pictures would just be uploaded into a dusty photo album in the attic somewhere. One thing your parents definitely could have used was a high-speed connection to the world outside their dorm. Do college like it’s 2017 and get XFINITY!