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by Jon Gabriel
Whenever a high school grad is foolish enough to ask me for college advice, I share one simple tip: Watch Animal House.
Sure, it’s important to study and read and learn and intern and blah, blah, blah. But don’t get so pre-occupied with academic achievement that you miss out on the unique opportunity for fun, mayhem and terrible decision-making that college provides. Work hard during the week, but have a blast on the weekend...