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  • Don’t worry people. You’re all ”worth it.” Everybody is somebody’s everything, and nobody is nothing. OLAG

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    8:09 am on August 29, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • Sugar babies… FOL

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    8:08 am on August 29, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
  • Not sure what a good GPA for MAE is and if my one is even close to good enough. FML.

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    4:40 pm on August 28, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • MAE'13 5:39 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      In terms of (albeit meaningless) stats, for our year, people with GPAs of 3.9+ got highest honors at graduation. My gpa was a 3.7/3.8 (overall/major) and I got high honors. I’m guessing somewhere around a 3.5-3.6 is honors?

      That aside, personally I think anything about a 3.5 is great and anything about a 3.0 is good enough to land a job/grad school.

      • buttfucker 420 6:44 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo who needs GPAs when you can just get jobs by fucking the employer up da butt and offering him weed yolo swag.

      • Anonymous 8:58 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        holy crap. you’re super good at this stuff then. I can barely manage a B in the humanities courses I’ve taken and in the intro classes like PHY 103/4 and COS. ugh…

      • Anonymous 9:03 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        do things get easier after the intro engineering classes? or do the MAE classes just get harder and harder?

        • MAE'13 9:12 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

          I found that things got much easier. My freshman year was not good, one semester I even had to drop down to 3 classes, hated classes, hated Princeton, in general had a hard time adjusting. Once I got into MAE though, I felt much more in my comfort zone. My junior and senior years especially were challenging in a very enjoyable way.

          MAE’14 also covered some of this already. Intro classes (PHY103/4, COS126, etc.) are meant to be classes for 100+ students from many departments, so they’re hard in a way that’s meant to cater to a diverse crowd rather than MAE specifically. Also, freshman year you have people who are “overqualified” taking these courses because they want an easy first semester to adjust to college, etc. (for example, someone who aced AP Physics taking PHY103/4 instead of PHY105/6). In short, the general engineering requirements are not representative at all of the experience you’ll have in MAE.

          MAE classes, especially upper level ones, do get harder but you also get smarter/better at problem solving. The courses will be more interesting, since they’ll actually be MAE instead of “general requirements”. You’ll get more chances to do projects based on your personal interests instead of just taking exams, which I found people are more enthusiastic about and do better with. You’ll take your classes with more or less the same group of people, so you’ll have a solid study group that you always go to. I actually even found myself comfortable walking up to ANY group of MAEs working on a homework and just sitting down and being like “hey can I join you guys?”. I still worked really hard, but I wasn’t miserable in the same way I was freshman year.

          Also, when I was applying to grad school, most places were interested in my GPA my last two years or my major GPA. By senior year, you’ll have grades in MAE departmentals, independent work, course projects, recommendations, etc. as part of your resume. No one will care about your freshman year grades. I’m guessing jobs will have a similar attitude? I can’t think of anyone graduating MAE our year who is currently unemployed. I mean, there are probably 1 or 2 people? But I honestly can’t name them right now. So, I would say as long as you’re interested in MAE and are willing to work hard, you’ll be fine.

      • potential MAE 1:22 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        I could barely get a B in the intro engineering courses like PHY 103/4. Does it get worse from there? My GPA is already super low and definitely won’t be even close to what you have.

        • MAE '14 2:51 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

          nah, intro courses are always like that. During your first year, you were with the COS people in COS 126, the cbe people in chm 207/equivalent, potential physics majors in 103/4, etc. (especially 104, since some 105 people take 104 afterward). People have all levels of background knowledge going into their freshmen year and you have to draw the line somewhere when deciding how difficult to make a class with a few hundred people in it.

          Don’t get me wrong- it’s not going to be easy to get A’s in departmentals, but everyone sort of evens out after the first year or two, and overall you get better at thinking and problem solving in general. Hopefully, you have some sort of natural interest about some of the topics covered in classes that you have to take, because chances are that classes that you find “boring” will also be the ones you do worse in. Problem sets are always going to suck but you learn how to deal with them. For me, it was a matter of actually going to office hours, which I had never done until junior year. Your professors are not going to lower your test grade because you ask questions about things that you don’t know very well.

          Industry experience or independent work/recommendations > GPA, but I’m not going to say that you’ll be fine skating by with C’s in everything. Overall, I’d say that grades typically rise from freshman year starting points, and people that look at GPA will know, having gone through school themselves, that this tends to be the case.

    • AB 6:44 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      I’ve heard credible stories of well below 3.0 GPAs landing sought-after jobs. As long as you’re in an engineering field, I would say don’t worry about your GPA unless you’re set on grad school.

      • buttfucker 420 6:49 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo don’t understate the importance of fucking da employer up da butt.

      • Engineering Gradschool 7:10 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        Not saying that a good GPA isn’t important, but doing kick-ass independent work and getting strong recommendations from people who can credibly discuss your capability of doing meaningful research is WAAAAAAAAAAY more important for grad school admissions.

        • buttfucker 420 10:56 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo and also fucking da admissions officers up their butts.

  • OA in 3 days and still Sad & stressed over my bf ending it this summer. Hoping freshman year will be the antidote. FMSL

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    11:43 pm on August 27, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Fun Fact 2:14 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      Most pictures in IKEA catalogs are actually computer-generated renders.

    • buttfucker 420 6:57 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke lots of weed and chillax and fuck butt 24/7

    • '16 1:30 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      Most high school relationships never work out as both parties head off to college. Don’t worry, you’ll be grateful for it in the long run.

      • FroshFemale 2:37 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        Thx:) we made it thru his freshman ur ready:(. 3 yrs down the drain.

    • have hope! 2:17 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      It’s sad, but if the relationship needed to end, it’s so much better to have broken up over the summer than struggle through freshman fall in a relationships that isn’t working. Breakups always suck, but you’re launching on a wonderful new chapter of your life – have an open mind and you’ll meet lots of new people and have lots of exciting new experiences!

      • buttfucker 420 12:43 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo or you could just let him fuck you up da butt and then it would all be fine.

    • '16 9:56 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

      You don’t go to college to find a relationship. Keep in mind that your antidote may be new friends, a new environment, and even academics or extracurricular things.
      And don’t worry- it’s not merely three years “down the drain.” Don’t let this guy occupy your thoughts too much– or you will truly waste your precious time here.

      • SP'77 2:40 am on August 29, 2014 | Reply

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  • WHERE IS THAT POST ABOUT FERGUSON? This isn’t the first time PFML has refused to post things relevant to race and social happenings while you guys are willing to post the most inane things that have no real impact on life.

    Calm down. We (the mods) have a life, and are trying our best to monitor the site frequently during summer break. Also, while that post is now public, bear in mind that PFML’s primary purpose is not to serve as a means of extremely serious country-wide social discourse, but rather as platform for campus stress relief and discussion.
    -Athos

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    7:50 am on August 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '15 8:59 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      I think Athos is being mild. Fuck off with your social happenings. This site is about shit related to Princeton students’ experiences, not wider social issues.

      • buttfucker 420 11:39 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo

      • Fun Fact 12:37 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        Ferguson was named after an Isaac Asimov character, but the namer had misheard. As a result, the actual name went to a city in North Dakota.

      • hmm 9:36 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

        I understand Athos’s point, but I guess I don’t get how Ferguson is different from a lot of things that are discussed here. Like many issues which appear in posts (unemployment, relationship troubles, parents-kids conflict), it’s not unique to Princeton or even to college life. And like many issues, the broad question Ferguson raises does directly affect lives of Princeton students.

        • ... 10:36 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          Thats not the point. The point is that this site is for Princeton students to vent about their personal situations/experiences. If we all start venting on Gaza/Ukraine/Syria/Ferguson/Ebola/you name it and how it relates to our lives, this site would go beyond its purpose. So take that shit somewhere else.

          • +1 11:43 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            THIS. The original spirit of PFML is to create a place to complain about things (no matter how trivial, sometimes those are the funniest/best PFMLs) that happen to a student during their time on campus. It’s not really a place to preach for your social causes or start serious debates.

          • what about 11:44 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            the sizable minority of black students whose families or friends and communities back home are no stranger to stuff like this?

      • yeah right 10:07 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

        because black students are totally not affected by Ferguson, and it’s so far removed from TEH PRINCETON EXPERIENCE that there’s nothing we can learn/no more discussion to be had towards improving the social atmosphere on campus.
        And for your information, I’m not black. You’re an asshole.

        • '16 10:31 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          You’re totally right. A lot of Princeton students get shot by the police. There’s regular riots.

          • yeah right 11:37 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            there’s nothing we can learn from a situation if we don’t have an exact duplicate scenario with every detail matching.

            • '16 6:00 pm on August 28, 2014

              Can’t wait for the constructive dialogue that will ensue when the shooting of a black man by a white police officer is used as an analogy for the discrimination faced by African-American Princeton students….

        • ... 10:40 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          That you say “I’m not black”, points to two possibilities:

          1. You assume ’15 is racist, and use your race to add to the strength of your argument.
          2. You are racist, and instinctively use your race to add to the strength of your argument.

          Either way, you are the asshole here.

          • woooww 3:33 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            Just because OC posted that they aren’t black doesn’t mean they assume that ’15 is racist. In fact, this means that your assumptions are wrong. Which means, by your own logic, you are the asshole in this situation.

            I’m also going to assume that your a dumbass.

            • quality 5:54 pm on August 28, 2014

              nice reasoning from the first step to the second step. well supported argument.

          • can't get my head around this 5:41 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

            what logic would lead you to the implication that a “racist” would use their race (which is decidedly not black) to strengthen their own argument?

            also do you even know what racist means

    • buttfucker 420 9:38 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke some weed and chillax and fuck butt bro yolo swag.

    • St. Louisan 1:03 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

      Chill the fuck out

  • Apparently it’s okay for cops to shoot you if you challenge their authority by voicing your opinion instead of submitting to their will. http://wapo.st/VCJFTr FOLSoMuch

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    7:34 am on August 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 9:40 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo tell me about it man one time I was smoking some weed and chillaxing and some douchebag cop dragged me off to jail and then some guy named Bubba fucked me up da butt! It was intense!

    • erm... 11:15 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      I agree that this post does not belong on pfml. …awk. and yes, i’m black (deflecting the potential “you’re racist” comments).

      • hey 8:58 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        retard, black people can be racist too! derp derp

        • erm... 10:48 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          no shit. i was trying to deflect the “you don’t understand because you’re not black” comments. racist was the wrong term to use.

    • TC '92 3:37 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      If the people of Ferguson would just get jobs instead of relying on food stamps and ObamaCare, none of this would happen. Jobs are good for you. Do upstanding citizens who drive into town for work and drive home to the suburbs for some apple pie from their opposite-sex wives run into this type of trouble? NO! Even the illegals recognize this, and they all have ebola!

      • Seriously Ted 4:58 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        Not to pile on the people of Ferguson, but C’mon, it’s not like they don’t go around shooting each other all the time. And what about this kid Dillon Taylor who got shot. by a nonwhite policeman. No media coverage. None. Why? Because he’s white and possibly Mexican. The high-achieving Latinos are an embarrassment to all minorities, except Asians, (but they don’t really count ) so the Liberal Media has to apologize by dragging up these stories about blacks getting shot by white people, as if there is some history of mistreatment. And plus if Brown would have been exercising his second amendment rights none of this would’ve even happened.

    • '15 4:17 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      This is obviously a lame attempt at provoking heated discussion. OP, go post somewhere else or actually get up off your daddy’s couch and find a real live person to discuss it with.

  • Parents found my vape while packing. How the hell am I supposed to smoke in the dorm now? Freshman problems, FML

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    7:27 am on August 26, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 9:38 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo I can lend you one bro smoke weed and chillax and fuck butt 24/7 yolo swag.

      • '15 12:49 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        DO NOT TAKE HIM UP ON HIS OFFER!!! buttfucker 420 will lend you one, sure, but later he’ll demand the right to sodomize you in exchange. And if you say no he becomes creepy as fuck – you’ll need to guard all your drinks (even in the dining hall), never go anywhere alone, and have Public Safety on speed-dial. You might even want to start wearing that new color-changing nail polish.

        This is especially bad when he’s high. I WISH weed just burnt him out like it does most people, but it seems quite the opposite.

        Just get a new one. It’s not worth it!

        • Bulletin Board Chaser 3:30 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          What we have here is defamation per se and tortious interference. It is actionable under New Jersey Law. As the defamation is of the “per se” variety, no damages need to be proven. Buttfucker, please contact me at your earliest convenience so we can get you some relief.

        • Anonymous 3:49 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          I’m a guy…

          • buttfucker 420 8:58 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

            wow yoyo smoke some weed and think about it bro, anyone can get fuked up da butt, stop bein so heteronormative bra

    • Terrace Fox 2:44 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      Come to Terrace. This shouldn’t be hard. If you smoke in the dorms, you will probably be like the jerk-ass quad down the hall from me in 1901 and trigger the smoke alarms every two fucking weeks. Please.

      • T.N.T. or S.I.B. 5:26 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        i have no idea what you are referring to.

      • Confused Freshman 11:20 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

        So I can just show up to Terrace on Thursday or Saturday and find an upperclassman to smoke with?

        • '16 8:38 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          100%
          Just go upstairs and plenty of people will be smoking

        • '16 9:31 pm on August 28, 2014 | Reply

          pretty much

    • 15 1:54 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

      maybe it’s different in different buildings but you can smoke in the dorm room in brown without setting off any alarms – i think they detect heat not smoke

  • I can’t stand the large mole that sticks out on my nose. FML

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    6:08 pm on August 24, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • but 8:44 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      JEON JI-HYUN

    • buttfucker 420 9:34 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke weed and chillax and fuck people up da butt and it will go away in due time.

    • FroshFemale 6:54 pm on August 25, 2014 | Reply

      Dermatologist laser removal?

      • F'18 12:03 am on August 28, 2014 | Reply

        ?

    • hey 9:00 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      neither can we.

  • Do most seniors go into their final year with offers from summer jobs? If so FML

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    6:57 pm on August 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 7:38 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just sell weed and smoke and chillax and it will all turn out okay in da real world.

      • you 10:24 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

        forgot buttfucking

    • '14 10:14 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      No. It’s pretty rare, actually. Many industries (and even in the corporate world) don’t bother to recruit students until they are actually free to start work immediately.

    • '15 1:19 am on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      It depends on the industry. A lot of tech companies, especially larger ones, give many job offers to interns at the end of the summer.

    • 14 12:00 am on August 25, 2014 | Reply

      From my observations, most seniors are retired and in nursing homes by their final years.

      • Godman Sachs 10:06 pm on August 25, 2014 | Reply

        so then they get recruited by me!

      • OP 1:43 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        yes!!

    • '15 3:14 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

      If you’re looking at finance and tech, yes. Most full time roles are filled as far I can tell (usually filled from their summer interns), and might recruit one or two more people after the summer ends.

  • ’18 here can’t seem to get her posts asking about frosh social life accepted in here. FPFML

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    6:42 pm on August 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Athos 6:55 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      Are you talking about comments not getting responses or actual FML posts? I’m pretty sure we have only not let one such post go through, which wasn’t a proper FML but a series of advice seeking questions that Porthos, Aramis and I decided was off-topic. If it was something else that we missed just tell me about when it was you submitted and I’ll find it.

      • Aramis 7:35 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

        Yeah, unfortunately advice is not the main focus of this site, as Athos says. There are other methods to ask questions about frosh life, such as the “Welcome Tigers” page the administration puts together or the 2018+ page on facebook. Good luck!

        • ha 7:52 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

          sucks to suck, frosh

        • Hobbes 11:10 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

          Just chiming in to say that this is exactly the right way to handle things. Any post that’s a question is kinda iffy, unless it’s rhetorical or a few exceptional cases. If your questions are relevant to a specific post on here, comment on that post; otherwise, try the options Aramis mentioned or possibly the Princeton subreddit.

          • /r/princeton 6:26 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

            is friendly.

    • buttfucker 420 7:41 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo frosh life is really simply. all you need to do is smoke lots of weed and chillax and fuck people up da butt.

    • '16 9:19 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      Chill. You’ll find out about frosh social life in like a week.

      • Not frosh 12:26 am on August 24, 2014 | Reply

        OP–R u a girl or guy? Diff scenes …

    • Welcome 11:20 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      Hot frosh girls;)

  • Not sure if I should rent the extremely expensive microfridge or hide a microwave in my room. FML

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    2:12 am on August 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Frosh 2:22 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      Use the dorm micro

    • buttfucker 420 4:06 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo maybe if your RA is weedchill then you can do both and then fuck him/her up the butt

      • 16 6:40 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

        You may have just given yourself away as a troll from a different school. We don’t have “RAs” at Princeton.

        • Or 7:32 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

          a GS. But it’s probably just Harold or Kumar upset about visiting and losing at battleshits.

        • buttfucker 420 7:39 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

          yoyo RCA, RA, what the fuck is the difference. just smoke weed and fuck him/her up the butt and it’s all good.

    • Been there 9:26 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      I got caught with a microwave but its still worth it. You can buy a cheap microwave for 50-75 pretty easily. The fine for getting caught is 50 and they confiscate it for the rest of the year. Thats the worst case scenario and its still less than half of the rental cost. If your more careful than I was (I got lazy and left mine in plain view) you probably wont even get caught in the first place.

      • '16 12:16 am on August 24, 2014 | Reply

        They don’t confiscate it for the rest of the year. They confiscate it until the next (long) university break – fall break and intersession count! So you can get it back (under the guise of taking it home) and use it until they catch you again.

    • '17 10:30 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      yeah just use the microwave in your nearest kitchen, it’s free and mine was usually clean

    • why 12:28 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      would you want either

    • '15 6:42 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      bring your own microwave and cover it with a sheet. psafe can’t fine you if they can’t see it

    • '16 12:17 am on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      The cost of renting one does not justify the benefit derived from it. Fire safety comes by maybe 3 times a year. It would cost more for a microfridge rental even with the assumption that you get caught all 3 times.

    • can 1:12 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

      someone explain to me why there’s an exception for microfridges?

      • some prof 6:32 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

        The wiring in a lot of older buildings (like dorms) simply wasn’t designed to handle really large current draws. For example, a microwave and a hair dryer on the same circuit can draw 30 amps, and the older wires sometimes can’t safely deliver more than 15. If you draw too much, the wires can heat up and cause fires. The microfridge has circuitry that limits the total power draw of all devices plugged into it. Basically, it’s like a small circuit breaker, so it’s less likely to cause problems.

        • GS 3:08 am on August 25, 2014 | Reply

          My undergrad had the same issue with wiring, but they let us have both appliances as long as they were on an allocator (i.e., cuts power to fridge while the microwave draws). Is there something different about Princeton’s circuitry that prevents this solution?

          • some prof 5:18 am on August 25, 2014 | Reply

            if I had to guess, it’s because it’s easier to check for the one approved brand/style rather than check if everyone’s running an allocator. That’s just a guess.

            • GS 4:09 pm on August 25, 2014

              The fire marshal would just see the microwave and fridge and ask us if there was an allocator. Since copying someone’s problem set would result in an expulsion, getting caught violating the honor code in a way that could kill someone definitely would and just wasn’t worth it.

            • some prof 6:04 am on August 26, 2014

              @GS – Here, the honor code only covers exams and does not extend even as far as homeworks, much less personal conduct. There are other rules for those, but they’re very narrow. Even if you overloaded a circuit and caused a fire, I can’t imagine you’d get expelled given how few things lead to a permanent expulsion. For context, the act of sexual liberties with an individual too drunk to affirmatively consent often results in temporary suspension, not expulsion.

          • yeah that's 10:08 am on August 25, 2014 | Reply

            what i don’t get. is it really true that you can’t (a) buy a standalone microwave with this feature or (b) buy some kind of accessory that does the trick?

      • Because 7:00 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

        a dean owns shares of a microfridge company.

  • I’m so happy I got a perfect score on the GRE but I can’t tell anyone because that would be bragging. MLIG

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    2:12 am on August 23, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • GRE is easy 2:21 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      Literally no one gives a shit

      • +1 8:21 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

        Got a solid full score too. No one cares, OP. No one.

    • buttfucker 420 4:06 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      420 swag yolo

    • 800/800/5.5 10:23 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      and that 0.5 has always driven me fucking insane

  • End of summer = undergrad plague returneth FOLs

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    5:29 pm on August 22, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Fun Fact 6:07 pm on August 22, 2014 | Reply

      The Scottish actor Peter Capaldi’s contract with the BBC has a clause which declares it void if Scotland secedes from the UK.

      • holy shit 8:25 pm on August 22, 2014 | Reply

        that fact was fun.

      • Dude 4:04 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

        This school is undergrad focused. It’s for undergrads. Grad students are interlopers.

        • this 10:32 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

          is just a lie that the admissions people perpetuate. there’s no meaningful sense in which the school is “undergrad focused”. sure, we don’t have a med school, business school, etc, but even if we did, undergrads wouldn’t be able to take classes there. whatever department you’re in, your profs divide their time between undergrads and grads in pretty much the same ratios as do their peers at harvard, yale etc.

    • undergrath 9:35 pm on August 22, 2014 | Reply

      For yoth information, ith not cool to disparath 5000 peopleth who likelith goth into a betteth undegrath schooth than yoth. Thou arth an assholeth.

      • '16 4:18 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

        This is stupid on so many levels.

      • Anonymous 12:07 am on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        This is the best comment I’ve read in a long, long time–even though I’m a former grad student interloper.

      • devil's advocate 10:26 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        i’ve always been curious about this. i agree that the average princeton undergrad is smarter than the average non-princeton undergrad, but non-princeton undergrads who come to princeton for grad school were probably at or near the top of their class. has anyone sorted out how the average princeton grad student compares against the average princeton undergrad in terms of raw intelligence?

        • undergrath 10:03 pm on August 27, 2014 | Reply

          now I didn’t bring up anything about raw intelligenth as ethrapolated from undergrath thcool prethtith, and I really didn’t imply anything of the sort. I wath juth commenting on the fact that ability to get into a good undergrath thchool, whith may or may not be bathed on merit/intelligenth, maketh a differenth, whith may or may not be fair.

    • buttfucker 420 4:07 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo maybe you can find some weedchill undergrads and then fuck them up their butts.

  • Got placed in some bullshit freshman seminar about the Balkans FML fer dayzz

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    8:38 am on August 20, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 10:50 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo but you get to smoke weed and learn about the Bosnian buttfucking camps

      • '16 4:09 am on August 21, 2014 | Reply

        too far

    • balkan '14 2:16 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      shut the fuck up pre-frosh

    • '15 3:23 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      … drop it, idiot

    • it's not the topic; it's the professor 8:20 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      The professor might be awesome. Disclaimer: I don’t go to princeton.

    • '15 10:18 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      you can only get placed in freshman sems that you apply for. So this is your fault, dumbo

    • '15 11:38 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      I’m going to say something here in all seriousness that is not meant to degrade you as a “pre-frosh” or tell you to “shut the fuck up”.

      I’m going to express sheer shock that this post gave me, much more than all of the previous PFMls combined.

      I came to this University with unquenchable thirst for learning, and some of the classes here have literally been jaw-dropping. From this perspective, your sentiment to me is strange.

      Balkans have been torn by civil war and genocide for decades. Yes, I repeat, genocide. The first case since WWII. UN and the US could not stop the fighting for a long time. From this point, learning what the people have experienced and how that influenced them is important for the humane side of you. Do what you want, of course, but I would highly recommend considering that path.

      Lastly, you can drop the freshman seminar, and give a spot to a kid who would appreciate this chance. Whom this class might inspire. If it’s not for you, I understand.

      Please take classes that you would love taking, but also open your mind to new things. After all, learning about a different, unknown (have you been there?) culture can really show you things about yourself that you didn’t know were there.

      All the best in your time here.
      Hugs,
      senior

      • '10 1:09 pm on August 21, 2014 | Reply

        OP is probably one of those teenagers who will complain about anything and everything under some misconception that it’s cool or something, and this will make him/her unbearable to be around. Either this kid will grow up and snap out of it, or will be one of THOSE people in life (you know the type). Which is kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy when you think about it; of course everything will seem crappy after everyone realizes you are.

      • you're annoying 12:12 am on August 22, 2014 | Reply

        stop no one likes u

      • Anonymous 1:32 am on August 22, 2014 | Reply

        Hey ’15, thanks for the inspiration–I was letting off steam, because Balkans were a very distant fourth choice on my application. It seems like I’ve been getting the short end of the stick with everything I’ve signed up for so far for Princeton, and the FRS thing was another bummer. All the pre-stuff has majorly killed my vibe about going to school here. Do you have any consolation for me?

        • '16 8:36 am on August 22, 2014 | Reply

          The amount that you like your freshman/writing sem is really not dictated by the topic. Things that affect it are the readings, your professor, your peers etc. You could take any topic and surely find boring/dense and conversely interesting/thought-provoking literature on it. You have 7 more semesters to take your first-choice classes. Enjoy the ones that you find yourself in next semester.

        • '14 1:49 pm on August 22, 2014 | Reply

          Princeton is in many ways what you make of it. Some of my last-minute, second- or third-choice classes turned out to be the ones that surprised and challenged me in really wonderful ways. Signing up for courses for your first semester can feel frustrating, but that aspect of Princeton will get better. I’d give all of your courses a fair shot, treating each of them as important and interesting and trying to make the most out of them. (One of the worst mistakes you can make is to think of a class as your extra or backup class; you’ll get very little out of it, and be wasting everybody’s time.) Don’t be afraid to advocate for yourself if there are classes that you really want to take right now, but also realize that you have time to take things later.

          I had to deal with some nonsense at Princeton, but I would take your place and do it all again in a heartbeat.

          Some general real talk: that feeling of “getting the short end of the stick” is something that you’ll have to deal with as you transition. If you’re like most Princeton students, you were super awesome in your high school, and it simply isn’t possible for you to take every class you want right away, and be the leader of every selective student group you want to join, and get the precise room and OA trip and res college that you wanted. And that’s okay! Some of that is stuff that really doesn’t matter – you’re going to make friends on your hall and in your college – and some of it (e.g. not getting into a performing group) feels like it sucks at the time but is not the end of the world. You make the most of what happens, making the most of the semi-randomly assigned things, and working towards the other things. (Talk to a professor to try to get into a class, or take it next semester; find different groups you can join, and maybe consider reapplying to some groups you wanted to join while also recognizing that that it’s still not the end of the world if you don”t get in.)

          It’s true that you can’t always get what you want, but please try not to get bogged down in these smaller frustrations. You may be focusing on them now because you’re trying to plan and control your Princeton experience. But remember the big picture: you get to spend four years at Princeton, and you’re going to make them amazing. The details like what writing seminar you get are not going to define your Princeton experience. The pre-stuff can feel stressful and silly and bureaucratic, but once you get onto campus you will realize that the experience itself is what matters. You will get to take amazing classes, you will have access to an absurd array of resources, and you will get to spend time with thousands of the most interesting people you’ve ever met.

          tl;dr: Princeton is awesome; you’ll be there soon; try not to worry on the small stuff and instead focus on making the most of the amazing opportunities you have ahead.

        • what 2:36 pm on August 22, 2014 | Reply

          so you didn’t get to go on OA/CA? they are both gross.

          FRS is only for low-income disadvantaged people who based on their high school stats might fail out/struggle horribly. count yourself privileged (really).

          • 16 7:37 pm on August 22, 2014 | Reply

            For anyone else who might be reading this, this is plain invalid. Some FRS courses are indeed on the easier side, but comment above is a sweeping generalization that is simply stupid. There are very serious and tough FRS courses out there, and even some where grading is easy are still a lot of work if you genuinely want to come out having learned something new.

            • what 9:31 pm on August 22, 2014

              sorry I mixed FRS up with FSI…

    • anon '16 6:33 am on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      I took that seminar my freshman year and loved it. If you take it and in the first few weeks you don’t love it, that’s OK. Just drop it. But give it a shot.

  • I desperately want another hot guy to choke me and smack my face and talk dirty to me while fucking me like an animal. Where can a boy get some rough sex around here? MLIA

    +3/-3   

    8:38 am on August 20, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 10:47 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo I would love to smoke weed with you and then fuck you up da butt. Hit me up.

    • so 6:54 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      start with grindr, continue to the fball team, and when you know enough people to make that happen, graduate to cottage…

      • uhh 11:22 am on August 22, 2014 | Reply

        whut

      • yesss 2:59 pm on August 24, 2014 | Reply

        so much truth

    • lol 9:18 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      ok DH ’16

  • I miss the Princeton dorms. FML and FGradSchool

    +8/-0   

    8:37 am on August 20, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 10:51 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo is your grad school not weedchill and down with buttsex like Princeton was?

  • In Princeton I thought life sucked. Outside of Princeton I think life sucks. It seems, generally, life just sucks. FML

    +13/-1   

    8:05 am on August 20, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Athos 9:13 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      Please seek out help if this is serious. It’s very easy to project what’s troubling someone within onto a place/social sphere said person is part of, and realizing that sometimes an issue is less external and more internal than originally thought is a very, very important step towards resolving it.

      • The Dilettante 8:24 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

        That said, there is also a very real possibility that life, on the whole, is a generally unhappy experience ending in the total annihilation of the self and all sensation and all thought. Obviously it’s inconvenient to be crushed by this knowledge, or to let personal foibles and cognitive baggage overwhelm you to the point of despair and dysfunction, but still: isn’t there a value to some measure of (non-clinical, I suppose?) depression?

        I’m someone who’s suffered from both sorts, incidentally. Not that that should matter for the purposes of discussion, but I like playing with my cards on the table in such matters.

        • Athos 10:45 am on August 21, 2014 | Reply

          I think both yes and no. It’s a matter of perspective. I agree that depression can contribute, both intellectually and artistically -intellectually in understanding yourself or the world around you, and artistically in even more obvious ways. I would even go as far as to propose that, for people who can make something “meaningful” of their depression, it might be more valuable if it is stronger i.e. clinical. But I doubt anyone unaffected would want to experience depression, even if that means forfeiting potential artistic/emotional/intellectual benefits. In other words, it is only people who have already suffered from depression that are likely to find any value in it, while everybody else will be all the happier for not having been through such an experience. So while I agree with what you’re saying, I find it extremely subjective. Just as life being an “unhappy experience resulting in the total annihilation of the self” is a subjective judgement, that people who are depressed are significantly more likely to make.

    • Serious answer please 10:49 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      ’18 here. Why does life at Princeton suck, OP? What things in particular bother you?

      • '14 9:56 am on August 21, 2014 | Reply

        There’s a high chance that OP just isn’t good at finding happiness in his/her life at this time. That said, Princeton can be a very difficult adjustment. It’s easy to buy into the idea that academic stress should take over your life. After a time, though, most people make good friendships and make peace with the academic challenges… you have to realize you won’t get 4.0′s in all classes and won’t get every internship you try for, and learn to be happy in your own way.

        So dear ’18, I think you’ll like it here. Try to make good friends and keep in mind that you have access to amazing classes in a castle-filled campus, and that you can learn anything under the sun here.

      • Terrace Fox 2:25 pm on August 26, 2014 | Reply

        It’s really, really easy to buy into the notion that everyone but you is doing amazingly. That no one else is struggling at all, or even as much. Princeton is about being shallow, about keeping up appearances for as long as fucking possible until it either eats you from inside and you become an investment banker, or you go utterly insane from the irresolvable internal tension. Everything is safe, everything manicured, everything prissy and preppy. Don’t walk on the grass, don’t go off the path, don’t be different, don’t have a really truly dangerously original thought. There are approved avenues for being clever and different; stick to them. Source: am senior with moderate depression and anxiety.

    • buttfucker 420 10:50 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo just smoke weed and have buttsex and it will all turn out okay

    • Master Limerick: "Confession Time" 8:40 pm on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      My dear, I’ve long been depressed —
      I let life beat me down, I confess.
      And the truth of the matter’s
      I got balder and fatter,
      which only added to my distress.

      The doctors, they said it’s my brain;
      the poets, that life’s a lost game.
      But one way or the other
      one must carry on, brother —
      the alternative would be such a shame.

      That isn’t to say that you’ll win
      (because all of us lose in the end):
      instead what I’m saying
      is the game *is* worth playing,
      for it’s only by staying that one can go on surveying
      this world which is our cage and our den.

      • Yo 5:37 am on August 22, 2014 | Reply

        you’re good

  • Somebody told me that Kendrick Lamar was going to do a show at Princeton. Then Chance the Rapper goes on tour to Duke and not here. No rap shows=FML

    +5/-4   

    3:49 pm on August 19, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 5:45 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo Duke lacrosse bros are more chill about forcing strippers to have buttsex yolo swag.

    • Anon 12:59 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      Apparently Kendrick Lamar showed up at West Virginia University this past Monday, out of all places.

    • LOL 1:01 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

      The Kendrick Lamar rumor is an ongoing joke

  • I have some serious judgment for people who smoke, people who drink too much. And for people who ”need” coffee in the morning–weak. And yet now I can’t stop eating jicama, and my jicama is all I can think about. FMHypocrisy. FMAddiction.

    +2/-7   

    3:49 pm on August 19, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Maybe your life would be better 4:40 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      if you were less judgment. Why spend energy caring about what others do like that?

    • buttfucker 420 5:45 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo why you judging me bro try smoking weed and chilling.

    • coffee? 5:48 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      fuck you you little bitch

    • Anon 6:12 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      I didn’t know you could get high off jicama.

    • try being 7:06 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      less shitty

    • your head and your ass 8:28 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      kindly separate them please. thank you.

    • Bland 8:46 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

      Jicama has no flavor. But not many calories either i guess.

    • Addiction isn't inherently bad 12:35 am on August 21, 2014 | Reply

      The negative side effects are. Smoking ruins your body and alcoholism ruins both that and others’ lives, but coffee wards off dementia and contains anti-oxidants – how does that harm yourself or others?

      So quit it with your false moral choices and focus on what really matters, such as how you treat other people. Because you’re kind of failing in that department.

  • I’m a girl and I have short legs. FML

    +0/-3   

    5:24 pm on August 17, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 8:07 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

      420 yolo swag

    • 5' 10" 10:42 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

      Mine are a mile long, but heads up guys, there’s a height minimum to ride this ride.

      • '14 10:39 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        ahhh yeahhhhhhh

        • 5' 10" 4:26 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

          Look for me frosh week;)

      • give 11:33 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        us short guys a chance. you’ll be surprised what kind of skills you develop over a lifetime of working harder.

        • 4'10" 2:13 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

          We really out here

          • hobbit? 7:43 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

            hobbit

            • yo but 9:20 am on August 20, 2014

              Samwise was da real mvp

    • F'18 12:34 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

      ?

      • F'18 10:39 am on August 19, 2014 | Reply

        !

    • '15 12:00 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

      I’m going to go ahead and say it – I like short, roundish girls. In high school there was one in the class ahead who was interested in me. As in, like, aggressively. We worked out an agreement where I would come to her house for “tutoring” (to throw off parents) and we’d fuck. As a bonus, I’d collect a “tutoring fee” to keep up the charade.

      The powers that be discovered and put a stop to the scheme when I got gonorrhea after three months, but she was amazing. I’ve slept with several people since, and none of them have fucked as well as her.

      So yeah, that’s why I’m in to short, fat girls. As a side note, always use protection – it could have been worse than gonorrhea.

      • Mtchewww 2:09 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        Look at this edjiot galivanting around like a pregnant goat. Tufiakwa. Oya, shift before I jos slahhp you.

        • dying 8:47 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

          yourethebest.

      • Sure 2:23 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        I believe about half of that, and the other half is what you fantasize about doing if you could go back in time.

        Which is no shame, except for the rawdogging.

      • brozo 2:37 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        Do you even sex bro?

      • Prof 3:44 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        ?

      • buttfucker 420 6:11 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        yoyo did you at least get to fuck her up the butt?

        • '15 5:29 am on August 19, 2014 | Reply

          For your information, a few times. In her asshole.

          • Anonymous 9:37 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

            Where else would you put it? Her navel?

          • OP 12:07 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

            No in you’re asshole.

      • Myrddraal 11:03 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        We’re scoffing, but being from the South I could see this happening. Religiously tyrannical helicopter parents, abstinence-only sex education leaving ’15 clueless about condoms, eating habits that encourage roundness, can you see how this might come about? I mean, just look up how many “virgin” births happen there every year and try to claim the kids’ sexual environment isn’t a complete clusterfuck.

      • Master Limerick: "Fucking Fat Sue" 2:25 am on August 19, 2014 | Reply

        He pounded Fat Sue like a trooper
        til they fell into post-coital stupor;
        but while licking the folds
        her fat made when it rolled
        he forgot to use as condom as he had been told
        so he caught gonorrhea from her pooper.

        • I love you 5:26 am on August 19, 2014 | Reply

          Every. Damn. Limerick.

          That is all.

      • Anonymous 4:49 am on August 19, 2014 | Reply

        Fat girls are the shit. More cushion for the pushing

  • I wish more people would drop my major so I didn’t have to share a mailbox. FML

    +3/-3   

    3:21 am on August 15, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 11:30 am on August 15, 2014 | Reply

      if they are weedchill then maybe you could offer to fuck them up the butt in exchange for sole ownership of the mailbox

    • Buttfucker Jones 1:49 pm on August 15, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo at least people dropped YOUR PENIS so you don’t have to share all that weed when fucking them up the but.

    • F'18 6:39 pm on August 16, 2014 | Reply

      ?

      • tired 1:18 am on August 17, 2014 | Reply

        if this is what you think passes for a character, you better GTFO, F’18.

        • Real F '18 12:42 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

          Agreed. It’s not even original as i genuinely used it once in previous thread and now this bozo is abusing it. Pathetic.

          • True F'18 7:12 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

            ?

          • bozo #2 9:26 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

            I’m still butthurt after naively asking about pull requests on github. I took it out on you, sorry.

          • Bozo? 3:00 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

            Ok now you’re just being sexist.

            • '15 1:14 pm on August 18, 2014

              Would you rather it be boza?

        • @tired 1:43 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

          What if this is an actual ’18?

      • F'18 2:34 am on August 17, 2014 | Reply

        ??

        • F'18 3:43 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

          ???

          • F'18 11:45 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

            ?!

            • F'18 2:32 pm on August 18, 2014

              !

            • '14 3:39 pm on August 18, 2014

              You can’t just go around taking factorials of grammatical notation. It’s poor form.

            • F'18 5:56 pm on August 18, 2014

              Not a factorial, an operator concatenation. And please note that these operators do no commute.

            • F'18 10:49 pm on August 18, 2014

              !?

            • F'18 5:25 am on August 19, 2014

              !??

  • Just got a return offer to my Goldman Sachs internship. So much #swag. MLIG

    +1/-20   

    3:18 am on August 15, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • buttfucker 420 4:07 am on August 15, 2014 | Reply

      420 swag yolo

    • lol 3:54 pm on August 15, 2014 | Reply

      so did lots of ppl. you’re not special but you are a tool. lolol

      • Why 9:45 pm on August 15, 2014 | Reply

        is he a tool?

        • elementary, watson 12:20 pm on August 16, 2014 | Reply

          two words: investment banking.

          but i like to think of that word that way: you’re the tool that the corporations use to instill and expand their control over the world’s economic power (with political power coming as a bonus)

        • it seems 10:13 am on August 18, 2014 | Reply

          finding a way to survive on this planet is below “lol”. Although I’m not sure if he’s a Marxist or an Aristocrat…

          • The Dilettante 6:19 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

            Ah yes, a pity that one cannot “find a way to survive on this planet” without making six to nine figures and exploiting the vast majority of the planet’s population through gaming the economy, corrupting governments, and using the livelihoods of everyday people as collateral in your testosterone-induced gambling sprees. Glad to see that at least someone in this world has a practical social-climbing spirit; we’re so terribly lucky to be in your hands.

            You know it’s ultimately people who are critical of the way things are and would like to change them relatively peacefully who are the only things keeping you and the enraged and embittered masses from lopping off your largely empty head. But drooling idiocy like yours, “it seems,” doesn’t exactly do you any favors in that regard; if it’s people like you who’d be on the chopping block, I’ve got half a mind to wait til they bring out the guillotines and grab some popcorn.

            • no offense 5:08 pm on August 19, 2014

              But you are sooo out of touch with reality. Good luck in the real world, kiddo.

            • The Dilettante 10:56 pm on August 25, 2014

              No offense, but your so-called relationship to “reality” is historically conditioned — and in not too long will be looked back upon as the idiotic, illiterate petit-bourgeois nonsense that it in fact is. Enjoy your precious real world while you can; before long it’ll come crashing down around you, as it’s done for many before you, and you’ll have no idea what to do about it.

            • Terrace Fox 2:31 pm on August 26, 2014

              Dear clever person of indeterminate gender;

              I believe that I am in terrible danger of falling madly in love with your writing style, voice, and general outlook. I should like to treat you to the intoxicant of your choice this year. Should you desire to take me up on this offer – and I hope you do – please email me at coronacoreanici (snail, google mail).

              Sincerely,
              The Terrace Fox.

    • Anonymous 7:44 pm on August 15, 2014 | Reply

      TMT or bust

    • '15 11:24 pm on August 15, 2014 | Reply

      Just got a return offer to my Blackstone internship. gg noob

      • 14 12:42 pm on August 16, 2014 | Reply

        What’s Blackstone?

        • If you don't know 8:14 pm on August 16, 2014 | Reply

          Then you can’t get a job there

          Signed,
          Tool ’14

      • '18 2:00 pm on August 16, 2014 | Reply

        KKR. bro.

      • vita 8:12 pm on August 18, 2014 | Reply

        Historically Blackstone and KKR don’t hire undergrads. See http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/07/one-way-to-solve-private-equitys-recruiting-problem/

        • Well 11:34 pm on August 19, 2014 | Reply

          They have in the past few years. Not a lot of people, but they have. In fact, for the RE PE group, they had a summer analyst posting on tiger tracks this winter and the one before it.

          Blackstone also hires out of undergrad for their R&R group too.

  • Girlfriend dumped me. FML

    +9/-0   

    1:37 am on August 13, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Not enough info 8:40 am on August 13, 2014 | Reply

      Without details, I gonna assume that you’re an asshole who totally deserved it. Good for her on finally calling it quits.

      • stahp 2:02 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        There are so many varied reasons why a relationship might end. You recognize that you have next to no information to go off of, but assume things anyway – that makes you an asshole.

      • lol 11:10 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        #feminism

        • '15 9:06 am on August 15, 2014 | Reply

          yeah, it’s always the guy’s fault, right? the woman is never to blame in feminist society!

    • F'18 10:17 am on August 13, 2014 | Reply

      I feel ur pain. Bf dumped me. Ur year?
      FODL

      • PSA 6:02 pm on August 13, 2014 | Reply

        With ’18 being an actual class now, the character for making fun of pre-teen speak is now ’19. Go craycray!

        • F'18 8:33 pm on August 13, 2014 | Reply

          Yeah i am an incoming girl frosh. Go ’18. Sigh. Need to get over my heartbreak. I Hope the social life/options for freshmen girls are decent?

          • hahaha 3:42 am on August 14, 2014 | Reply

            hahahahahahaha

            • F'18 6:59 am on August 14, 2014

              ?

          • Sketchy Senior 7:51 am on August 14, 2014 | Reply

            Hey

          • wow 7:02 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

            NACDT

            • F'18 8:20 pm on August 14, 2014

              ??

            • Acronym 10:02 pm on August 14, 2014

              Not Another….

            • wow 3:39 pm on August 15, 2014

              No Acronym Can Describe This

          • Socialize 8:23 am on August 15, 2014 | Reply

            Freshmen girls have it easy, right?

            • F '18 9:02 pm on August 15, 2014

              ?

    • buttfucker 420 10:28 am on August 13, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo if she’s weedchill then maybe you could offer to fuck her up the butt and then maybe she’ll come back to you.

      • Everyonr 3:06 pm on August 13, 2014 | Reply

        Seriously, no one enjoys you

      • OP 2:49 am on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, it worked! Thanks!

        • real OP 3:05 pm on August 15, 2014 | Reply

          no you’re an asshole.

    • So... 7:58 pm on August 13, 2014 | Reply

      legacy, athlete or minority?

      • buuuut... 12:35 am on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        what about white nerds. don’t we count?

    • Debbie 8:00 pm on August 13, 2014 | Reply

      At first I thought it said ‘on’ between the last two words. Aka it could be worse.

      But I feel your pain, bra.

    • Quesonova 2:05 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

      Don’t get down! There are plenty of other girls out there – try the Swiss!

  • The buttfucker 420 character is the worst one I’ve ever seen. FOLs

    +30/-1   

    2:19 pm on August 10, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • Portobello 2:46 pm on August 10, 2014 | Reply

      Some nights I have trouble sleeping and I stare off into the abyss of the blackness of the bedroom, and I have trouble because I think about the much mold that’s grown over my life, my guilt over recyclables that didn’t end up recycled, the days wasted on self-obliteration and nothingness, the quietly desperate days identical to the previous days and the priors and the priors, and all the times I dreamed a sudden drop-everything move to Iceland and a new life but somehow couldn’t and didn’t go through with it, but then I remember, at least I’m not buttfucker 420 — no, that, at least, I’m not — and then I sleep all right.

      • this 4:46 pm on August 10, 2014 | Reply

        +20000000000000

      • hi 1:55 pm on August 11, 2014 | Reply

        I feel like we’re the same person, can we be friends

    • is it 3:04 pm on August 10, 2014 | Reply

      some sort of reference to something that happened during the academic year? or is it just someone being annoying?

    • The Dilettante 10:42 pm on August 10, 2014 | Reply

      They hardly make ‘em like they used to, do they? Mercifully, however, the standard is about to be raised once more.

      “I shall return again; I shall return
      to laugh and love and watch with wonder-eyes
      at golden noon the forest fires burn,
      wafting their blue-black smoke to sapphire skies.
      I shall return to loiter by the streams
      that bathe the brown blades of the bending grasses,
      and realize once more my thousand dreams
      of waters rushing down the mountain passes.
      I shall return to hear the fiddle and fife
      of village dances, dear delicious tunes
      that stir the hidden depths of native life,
      stray melodies of dim remembered runes.
      I shall return, I shall return again,
      to ease my mind of long, long years of pain.”

      Or something like that. At any rate, my dears — it’s good to be home.

      • yo 5:40 pm on August 11, 2014 | Reply

        when did you kill Master Limerick and become Sir Sonnet?

    • anon 12:00 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

      is Buttfucker 420 the new fun fact or something

      • Fun Fact 9:11 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        He is not.

  • I’m so sick of the white boys at this school. FML

    +23/-9   

    9:24 pm on August 9, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • inb4 10:27 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

      just 420butt weedfuck them yolo chill whitecastle

    • buttfucker 420 10:43 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo why don’t you just smoke weed with them and then fuk dem up da butt. That’ll solve all your problems. YOLO swag.

    • fail troll is fail 12:25 am on August 10, 2014 | Reply

      I’m so sick of the black girls at this school. FML.

      • Look 5:10 pm on August 10, 2014 | Reply

        I know you’re trying to point out how this post fails, but saying that even sarcastically is just not cool

        • No u 3:22 pm on August 11, 2014 | Reply

          Post makes a valid point about the ridiculous double standards in our overly-PC society.

        • what... 4:50 pm on August 11, 2014 | Reply

          …you don’t hate black people?

      • wtf 5:58 pm on August 10, 2014 | Reply

        …who even said anything about black girls?

      • anon 12:02 pm on August 12, 2014 | Reply

        I’m so sick of the blue genderfluid people at this school.

    • ugh 3:39 am on August 10, 2014 | Reply

      seriously. literally i can’t handle how obnoxious they are. like do they even realize how terrible they all are

      • oh 10:34 am on August 11, 2014 | Reply

        shit, I guess I’m terrible. that’s frustrating, because I try to be a decent person.

        or maybe you’re not talking about me, but just generalizing about a large group of people identified solely by skin color and gender from experiences you’ve had with some of its members.

        • #notallwhiteboys 4:37 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

          .

    • omg 4:08 am on August 10, 2014 | Reply

      yesss

    • 15 9:56 am on August 11, 2014 | Reply

      LOL so true

    • So... 11:26 pm on August 11, 2014 | Reply

      Minority?

    • '15 9:42 am on August 12, 2014 | Reply

      seriously how is this not considered incredibly racist and sexist? If anyone said “I’m so sick of the black girls at this school,” that person would never hear the end of it.

  • Grade deflation is on its last legs. OLWBG!

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    9:17 am on August 8, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '14 9:53 am on August 8, 2014 | Reply

      FML

      • buttfucker 420 7:21 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

        420 swag yolo

        • yo 5:17 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

          seriously. you’re irritating. stop.

    • bro 9:58 am on August 8, 2014 | Reply

      Unless you’re in one of the classes screwed over by it. Now we’re gonna look retarded compared to incoming classes. “Oh, Princeton has stopped its deflation policy. Why is your GPA so low?” Well, I got screwed over by it my first two years! Fuckers.

    • Undergrad 12:12 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

      I’d rather have a lower grade that sets me apart than receive a bunch of less meaningful As. I have not yet experienced or heard of unfair comparison with other schools because of it. I’d need a pretty convincing case for me to believe that grade deflation caused harm. It’s just a scapegoat.

      • wtf? 9:59 am on August 11, 2014 | Reply

        “i’d rather have a lower grade that sets me apart” <– i have literally no idea what this means. i suppose a C in a class with a B average would firmly set you aside from the smart people?

        • Undergrad 10:21 pm on August 12, 2014 | Reply

          No, obviously I meant “sets me apart” in the positive direction. For instance, I’d rather get an A- where the average is a B+ than get an A when everyone else does. The issue is that we’re lowering the ceiling. Was it really that hard to infer from my original comment?

          • yes 5:56 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

            yes.

      • Ivan 2:17 am on August 20, 2014 | Reply

        You are proud of your chosen ones, but you have only your chosen ones, while we will pacify all.

    • GS 12:42 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

      This never made sense to me. If you’re worried about the average grade getting too high, then you’re worried about the students earning too many As. If that’s the case, you shouldn’t set the bar low and be upset when students clear it. Make the class harder instead.

      • not unilateral 10:00 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

        The problem was the disparity in what constituted an A, and this varied greatly across campus, but also highly within departments. Some departments had a reputation for giving out As easily, and some profs really took advantage of the correlation between % of A’s given and favorable teaching evaluations. Giving out tons of A’s was one way to really boost your evals without doing any extra work.

        • GS 2:46 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

          That makes more sense. Thanks for the patience, I only know about one department :P

    • buttfucker 420 4:04 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo now we’ll all have more time to smoke weed and have butt sex YOLO

      • Cuntlicker Jones 7:37 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, you’re insecure because YOUR PENIS sucks, literally. You’re an asshole.

    • Sceptic 4:36 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

      What is a grade? According to Paul L. Dressel, it’s ‘An inadequate report of an inaccurate judgment by a biased and variable judge of the extent to which a student has attained an undefined level of mastery of an unknown proportion of an indefinite material’ (quoted in Ohmer Milton, et al., Making Sense of College Grades (1986), p. 23). It is disheartening in the extreme that something so meaningless should have preoccupied so many people at Princeton so needlessly for so long. But it is heartening that the Committee made the recommendations it did.

      • '15 6:44 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

        We can sit here and bitch about how grades are subjective and “meaningless” all we want, but that very term is relative. We may all agree that grades are meaningless to us, but we can do nothing about the fact that grades and, consequently, GPA mean a hell of a lot to graduate schools, professional schools, employers, etc.

    • GS 11:47 am on August 13, 2014 | Reply

      Hate to break it to you, but your grades aren’t being deflated nearly as much as you think they are. (The guidelines for grade distributions refer to professors’ averages over several years, not just for one class.) In most departments, profs adjust grades UP at the end of the semester to make sure they are giving ENOUGH A’s. Expectations here are high, as they should be, but many people are meeting them and have the GPAs to reflect that. Don’t expect this new policy change to have a huge impact on your grades. You know what would really inflate your GPA? Making sure you (carefully!) do all the readings for your classes, turn in all the assignments (on time!), prioritize your courses over your extra-curriculars, and get extra assistance from professors/AIs/tutors if, after doing those things, you are still struggling. Good luck ;)

      • grad students 9:12 pm on August 17, 2014 | Reply

        suck

  • Why does everyone talk about remembering their eating clubs for the rest of their lives when it is only a two year experience? FmyCo-opL

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    10:02 am on August 6, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • cuz 12:43 pm on August 6, 2014 | Reply

      they paid over 10k on this shit so might as well pretend to have had a good time.

      • buttfucker 420 9:40 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

        if u smoke 420weed u dont have 2 pretend its good cuz that shits dank

        • buttfucker 420 9:42 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

          also dont 5get 2 fuck em up da but

          • Ah 5:41 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

            A Terran, I see.

            • uh 7:52 pm on August 9, 2014

              nope

            • Nah 3:25 pm on August 11, 2014

              Zerg bruh

    • buttfucker 420 9:28 pm on August 6, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo it’s because they smoke a lot of weed and then have a lot of butt sex. duh.

    • well 12:29 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

      two years is a long time! And a lot of people really do make their club into their home at Princeton. That being said, you can also find your home in your coop or college or any group of people.

      • GS 3:54 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

        “two years is a long time”

    • Anon 9:15 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

      I have friends in 2D who consider it having become almost like a home away from home, and while I never felt that close to my Eating Club, I know people who genuinely felt like it was a place to find friendship, fun, solace, and family. Two year experiences aren’t the same for everyone, and often times it is what one does and can make of it, which varies highly.

    • I don't understand 3:21 pm on August 8, 2014 | Reply

      Why is everybody above butthurt about clubs? Any undergraduate student has the ability to become a member. If you don’t choose to join, that’s your own decision, but that choice doesn’t make you in any way morally superior to those who do. All of the judgmental bullshit above is both laughable and childish. Grow the fuck up.

      • "Any undergraduate student has the ability to become a member" 11:26 am on August 9, 2014 | Reply

        Not true: Some of us can’t pay the 10k per year.

        • so... 5:47 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

          take out a loan? that’s what i did– if it’s important to you, make it happen.

    • Lithium Brigade Bait 1:45 pm on August 23, 2014 | Reply

      It’s a two-year experience that, for many people, ends up impacting their social life, personal development, and career path for significantly longer than that. The friends I made in my eating club are still with me today, and I got my job through a contact from the club; pretty much my entire social circle formed in and around an eating club, and shared experiences go a long way towards making friendships last. TOTALLY worth the 10k in loans, and then some.

  • My Princeton girlfriend just dumped me this summer and all my friends keep saying ”it’s always darkest before the dawn.” Is that even true? Pretty sure that’s just straight-up false. FML

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    9:47 pm on August 4, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • anon 10:19 pm on August 4, 2014 | Reply

      “Princeton girlfriend”? Maybe she dumped you because she found out about your other girlfriend.

    • Well 10:43 pm on August 4, 2014 | Reply

      It’s not like she can dump you again while you’re already dumped.

      Anyway, a few break ups are good for you. It might not seem like it now but it will make you a stronger person. It’s fine to be sad, but don’t overlook the rest of your life.As they say, “this too shall pass,” be it good or bad. I don’t about your saying, but I’ve found that one always holds true.

    • Not to mention 12:14 am on August 5, 2014 | Reply

      it’s just a shitty way of brushing you off. Some friends. FTLs

    • Ditto 6:09 am on August 5, 2014 | Reply

      Welcome to my world. Sucks. I’m a girl — Trying to get psyched for my freshman yr at Pton and my longterm bf at another college ended it abruptly. R u @ pton too?

      • Ain't nobody 5:25 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        >R u @ pton too?

        Ain’t nobody gon’ take yeh srsly w/ comments liek that.

    • '16 10:17 am on August 5, 2014 | Reply

      Are you friends with Florence Welch?

      • 'SixTeen 9:05 pm on August 5, 2014 | Reply

        AH! I get it! <3.
        THE STARS, THE MOOOOOON, THEY HAVE ALL BEEN BLOWN OUTTT. YOU LEFT ME IN THE DAAAARK. NO DAWN, NO DAY, I'M ALWAYS IN THIS TWIIIILIGHT IN THE SHADOW OF YOUR HEART.
        "Cosmic Love" – Florence + The Machine. BETTA RECOGNIZE BETCHEZZZZZZZZZ
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EIeUlvHAiM

    • Technically correct 2:20 pm on August 5, 2014 | Reply

      The entire night is before the dawn, so the darkest part must be before it as well.

    • is she 4:22 pm on August 5, 2014 | Reply

      SP’77?

    • Info 5:19 pm on August 5, 2014 | Reply

      Are you a Princeton student? Year?

    • buttfucker 420 1:17 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo maybe you should ask her to smoke weed and chill and then have butt sex and then it’ll all work out

      • OP 2:48 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, that’s exactly what another guy did and now she’s leaving me for him. You’re an asshole.

    • Anonymous 6:46 pm on August 9, 2014 | Reply

      It’s in “Shake It Out” by Florence + Machine. Also I’m Princeton ’16.

      • ummmmmmmmm 5:26 pm on August 14, 2014 | Reply

        ….. you do know F+TM didn’t make that up, right?
        That’s not a new saying.

  • I wonder if I’m the first person to use PFML from a bomb shelter during air raid sirens. MTLVLIG

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    5:04 pm on August 4, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
    • '14 5:30 pm on August 4, 2014 | Reply

      Stay safe!

    • buttfucker 420 6:05 pm on August 4, 2014 | Reply

      yoyo smoke some 420weed with palestinianbrossss then fuk em up da but

      • OP 12:17 am on August 5, 2014 | Reply

        For your information, I tried that during the 23rd 72-hour cease-fire, but they got literally butthurt and fired off some more rockets in response. So now that cease-fire is off. You’re an asshole.

      • Cuntlicker Jones 3:04 pm on August 5, 2014 | Reply

        At least YOUR PENIS is literate.

    • Anonymous 12:16 pm on August 7, 2014 | Reply

      Free Palestine

  • Ugh, ’15 now means ’senior’. FML

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    5:55 pm on August 3, 2014 | Post Comment  

     
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