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Skipping Class? Don’t Burn Yourself on Social Media

Beautiful weather has finally returned, and the end of the semester is so very near. This can only mean one thing for most Penn State students – Daylong Season.

Partying all day long is great, but there’s also a small problem: it lasts all day long. For the most dedicated partiers, this inevitably means skipping class and putting other obligations aside to make the most out of these few remaining weeks. But, before you tweet those Instagram photos of your bros getting iced or Tebowing, remember how connected your parents and teachers are these days. That said, here are a few tips on how not to get caught daylonging on social media.

1. Before you go out, stockpile a few photos of yourself studying.

That way, when you go to tweet a picture of you and your friends shot-gunning beers, you will see them and remember what you’re actually supposed to be doing at that moment. Then, tweet those photos instead, along with something like, “Wow! Been studying forever! Can’t wait to ace this final!”

2. Be aware of what’s going on around you.

If you see other people taking and posting photos, make sure you aren’t in the background of any of them. Guilt by association also applies to daylonging.

3. Take a few pictures of minor emergency situations.

Roommate clogged the toilet this morning? That sucks…or does it?! Snap a photo. The next time you skip class to daylong, create a Facebook post about how you’ve been spending all day with the plumber to ensure your entire apartment doesn’t flood.

4. Come up with school-related code words for party activities.

Who says you can’t have a “group meeting” on the front lawn of SAE?

5. Actually let go of your smart phone for a few hours and socialize with real human beings.

This is the only one I can really guarantee will work. And hey, you might even enjoy the presence of your real live friends!

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