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An ooky-spooky roommate?

Today, when I logged onto my school's e-services page,  I was delighted to discover that I had finally been assigned a roommate. It's only three weeks until I move into my dorm and I was getting antsy, wondering what kind of person I'd be stuck with or if I'd even have time to contact them before we moved in.

I was also wondering if I would start off alone in the room and then be paired up with some idiot kicked out of a different room for being "annoying".

But alas! I have my very own roommate now!

And she's from Malaysia. Yes, you read that correctly. Malaysia. I have an exchange student from Sibu, Malaysia - a small and quaint town who's symbol is the swan and is nicely riddled with food courts, nice shops, and a ton of community flower gardens.

Well, it certainly wasn't what I was expecting, but it is definitely a step up from the dreaded blonde bimbo fresh out of high school I was expecting. How old is this girl? What's she like? What cus…

Website Review: College-Freshman

Today I'll be doing a review of this website, College-Freshman. It's supposed to be a comprehensive guide to getting incoming college freshman through their first year. With tons of tips on what to bring to college, how to prepare for studying and classes, this website could be very interesting to peruse. So here I go!

Tips for Soon To Be College Freshman

Current seniors in high school will be becoming college freshman this summer.

So basically, their first mistake is assuming that all incoming college freshman are still kids or fresh out of high school. Already, I feel excluded from a good chunk of the information here. But I'll keep reading on to see if I can find anything useful.

College is what you make of it, and starting out making the right decisions is the best way lay the foundation of great college career.

Well no kidding! Up until this point, it's sounding okay. Then I look down and see the link list they have underneath this:


Preparing for College

For those of you in college, I suppose you know the drill. For those of you not quite there yet, well you might be shocked at the amount of planning that goes into getting a secondary education. Firstly, you've got find some schools you're actually interested in.

For me, that was St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. It's only 35 minutes away from where I live, so the location is convenient. It's not hard to get into, which is great because I was a lackluster student in high school. And it's relatively cheap. The area is nice too.

I would have liked getting into the U of M but to be frank, I'm not a fan of the Twin Cities and that was enough to dissuade me.

So after you find your one (or two or three) dream schools, you apply. And wait with crossed fingers and black candles lit that you'll get an acceptable letter. Once you do, you let out a sigh of relief and happiness. But then comes the hard part.

How the hell do you pay for it!?

A lot of students, my…

Welcome to Spooky University

Greetings Doomcookies and Jellyspoons...

You may call me the Rozemaiden. This is the Spooky University, a blog chronicling the journey of a 23 year old college freshman, who happens to be quite eccentric and is utterly convinced she's going to scare the wits out of her peers this year.

In other words, that would be me. But why call my blog "Spooky University" in the first place? Well, mostly because I'm a rather spooky individual. I don't define myself as solely being Goth, Punk, Emo, or any other alternative subculture. I'm just....eccentric. Darkly so. But I'm hoping that all kinds of people, especially those of the alternative persuasion, will find my blog interesting and in some cases, useful.

Yes, I'm 23 years old. This classes me as an "un-traditional" student. But there are lots of un-traditional things about me. My preferred wardrobe color is black. I'm fond of lace and ruffles and biker boots. I adore cult classic horror films a…