‘Friends’ GIFs that perfectly sum up our thoughts on the start of the semester

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In what seemed like the blink of an eye, the first three weeks of classes have come and gone. The beginning-of-semester euphoria has subsided as UC Berkeley students settle into routine patterns of attending class, studying and starting their extracurricular activities. Here’s a visual depiction of our thoughts on the semester, from welcome week to midterm season, as told by the cast of “Friends.”

When you show up at a welcome week party and realize it’s all lanyard-wearing freshman

NBC / tenor.com

When it’s the first lecture and the professor asks if you did any of the readings sent out two weeks ago

NBC / GIPHY.com

When someone on Sproul says there will be pizza at the info session

NBC / Wanna-Joke.com

When syllabus week ends and you have to figure out how to survive your morning lectures

NBC / tenor.com

When you find out that attendance is mandatory for your 8 a.m.

NBC / tenor.com

When your GSI leads discussion for the first time

NBC / yvettepearson.com

When you see Oski on campus before a rally

NBC / reddit.com

When you decide to grow up and go to the career fair

NBC / GIPHY.com

But you walk away feeling confused and inadequate

NBC / tenor.com

When you find out that Cal Dining got rid of meal points 

NBC / GIPHY.com

When you decide to go to a “wine Wednesday” event for the first time

NBC / wifflegif.com

When you’re called on in class but didn’t do the reading, so you make something up

NBC / tenor.com

When your parents call and ask you why you’re so lazy and haven’t started studying

NBC / GIPHY.com

When you get the fifth Nixle alert in two weeks reminding you how dangerous Berkeley is

NBC / yvettepearson.com

When the professor reminds you that your first midterm is only two weeks away

NBC / comedycentral.co.uk

And finally, when you remember that no matter how tough it gets, this is the best school in the world, and you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else

NBC / odyssey.com

From all of your friends at the Clog, good luck on your midterms, job interviews or any other shenanigans you’re up to this semester!

Contact Hannah Nguyen at [email protected].