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College Students Are Thirsty...But Not For What You Think.

Yeah, we want to go back to hooking up in random frat basements. But we also want to stay hydrated, and just have a drink from our hydroflasks in class.

Don’t get me wrong, we should all be wearing our masks. In class, at the stores, just really anywhere you’re around another human being PLEASE put on your mask. That's not what this is about.

To be able to take a quick sip of water without getting stares by Karen in the making who is sitting well over six feet away from me in class, is all I want right now.

It has gotten to the point where I have to literally walk out of class and into the parking lot then look around to see if I’m in the clear of anyone being around me.

I have to do all of this just so I can drink some water while I’m thirsty during my 2 hour and 45 min class.

The thought of something so simple like drinking a sip of water has actually become a worry, or anxiousness, for us college students. Just one more thing to stack on top of the usual 3,000 other things that usually give us anxiety.

Instead of thinking, “shit am I gonna have to walk out of class and miss something to use the bathroom” now we think, “am I gonna have to leave class to maintain proper hydration".

I fear the idea that other people might think I’m being careless, because I pull my mask down for a split-second to take a sip of water. Or another student or professor could call me out on it. I know people that have professors that actually banned drinks in class.

VSCO girls with your Hydro Flasks, I know you’re with me on this one. You must miss walking around and drinking out of them in class.

“Dunkin iced coffee girls as well. Never thought I’d miss them. The annoying ones that always have there iced coffee in hand. Shaking it constantly during class like there in a mariachi band.

And while we're on the topic of masks I think it’s time to address some other things that bother me about people with their masks.

Mask real talk:

1. People who are alone in their car and drive with their mask on.

These people somehow always end up being the WORST drivers too

  • If someone cuts you off, doesn’t put on their blinker, or has any other horrible driving skills chances are they are driving alone, with their mask over their eyes.

  • Your windows are up and you are going to suffocate

2. People who wear their mask below their nose

This actually defeats the whole purpose of wearing a mask, and I probably hate you.

Please don’t speak to me if your mask is below your nose

  • You still breathe through your nose, so when you exhale you are still spreading germs.

3. People who just wear a face shield without a mask

  • There is a huge opening at the bottom of the face shield

  • Just wear a mask


  • This is basically like wearing nothing and doesn't need any further explanation than WTF is wrong with you.

We’re going to be wearing our masks for who knows how much longer, so please follow normal social cues and just be a good person. Also, Karens, please let us take a quick sip of water or sneak a pretzel under our mask while in class…. we are very thirsty students, and will appreciate you not judging us.


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