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The Best Moments in a Calendar Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 31: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies gestures to the fans after he hit a home run against the New York Mets during the sixth inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 31, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Opening Day

Opening Day is more than just the start of a sports season that will give us games to watch almost every single day for the next six or so months. It also signifies that summer is within reach, which means no more classes, studying, homework, or essays. Sitting down watching that first game of the season gives you the feeling that the weather is going to start being real nice almost every day and that the time to attend a dollar dog night after drinking a twelve-pack in a parking lot is so close you can almost touch it.

Fantasy Football Draft Night

Whenever this happens for you and your crew, it signifies the beginning of seventeen weeks of pure, unfiltered character assassination on people that you call your best friends. Sure, it’s great to have a football season going on, but the night that you and your friends sit around drafting players that will inevitably let you down weeks in a row gives us a taste of the weeks of Sundays spent watching RedZone and yelling at world class athletes to get four more yards that we all miss so much during the off-season.

Orientation Week

What’s better than getting to campus a week early, free of any responsibility, while the incoming freshmen attend their orientation activities? Not much. It’s a beautiful seven or so days that sophomores through seniors get to enjoy before the hell that is a semester’s worth of academics begins. For that week, it’s a collective understanding that none of us will be able to act in the degenerate ways we desire for the next three and a half months, so we have pack it all into one week of celebration.

The First Days Home for Summer

At a certain point in the summer, every college student is ready to get back to campus and regain the freedom that we have for the majority of the year, but for the first few days home during the summer, it feels like heaven. You’ll get homecooked meals that blow the chicken and mashed potato bowls you’ve been microwaving simply out of survival completely out of the water. After a long stretch of cramming for finals, essays, and projects, no one expects you to do much right away. Your summer job doesn’t for another week, and you can use that time to do absolutely fucking nothing.

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