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12:00 AM, December 20, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 20, 2018

Things that should not exist in university life

For someone who has just finished his freshman year of university life, the idea that I have had for a very long time even before entering this new phase, has gone through drastic changes. There were conceptions I had about this new chapter of life which are yet to show up and meet my expectations, and then there were things that I never could have imagined would make a guest appearance and change the entire complexion of university life. There are aspects of university life that should and DO exist. But then again, there are things that should never have found a place in one's university life; much like Joss Whedon's cut of Justice League in the DCEU. The point is, neither scenario should have existed, but somehow they do.

 

8 AM CLASSES

Let's start with the most obvious one here, 8 am classes should not exist, period. Once you're out of school, you don't really expect classes so early in the morning. Yet somehow, 8 am classes slithered their way into our university lives and shot down any expectation of having a good and fresh start to the day. Because let's face it, if you are going to have to wake up at around 6 am to attend classes (that you don't care about), you day is already off to a bad start.

 

RAGGING

This one is a no-brainer as well. This is not the way to welcome freshmen. Surely you can do better! There have been multiple accounts of ragging incidents that went out of hand and turned into an ugly chaotic mess. And when things do go south like it has in the past, the university authority has to get involved, unwanted media attention creeps in, and primarily involved parties take continuous jabs at each other (sometimes more than just jabs). Bullying in the name of ragging should be treated with zero-tolerance and steps should be taken to put a stop to it. And as far as greeting freshers in is concerned, try ice-breaking sessions. At least this way nobody gets hurt.

 

SNAKES

Backstabbing friends a.k.a. snakes are one of the worst kinds of enemies you can have around yourself in university life. It is bad enough that one has to deal with people that they don't like in university. And trust me, there's a LOT of them. But having to deal with people who will most definitely betray one day really puts one in a tight spot. And to add salt in the wound, you will be betrayed when you need them the most. Is it really too much to ask for genuine friendship? It shouldn't be, right?

 

MD. Zamilur Rahman is a self-proclaimed foodie and comic geek. So if you have enough money to treat him with kacchi he will be interested to hang out with you. Connect with him at your own risk at shuvosanctum@gmail.com

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