Dev’s Declassified School Survival Guide: Transitioning Back to Blair Life

As I’m sure all of you are painfully aware, our parole is up and school has started again. After three-and-a-half straight weeks of waking up at 2:30 in the afternoon and eating cold pizza for breakfast, the transition back to Blair life can have similar effects to withdrawal. Luckily for you, I have a few tips that will help you endure the painful transition.

1) Avoid all unnecessary contact with people. Seeing or talking to people from Blair forces you to face the reality that you are actually back and have to attend classes. Instead, stay in your room, lock your door, turn off the lights, and only leave your room when absolutely necessary.  

2) Avoid doing any sort of academic work at all costs. This one isn’t really about returning from home at all, it’s just a general good rule of thumb. It’s a brand new semester and you have the rest of the year to apply yourself. Instead, start off the right way by doing what’s essential in our community. For example: conducting snitch research for Snitch Committee, sanitizing the black couches, or you could have the highest honor of being the very first person ever to attend a Headmaster’s Round Table. (Note: One senior present while editing, who shall not be named, asked, for real,“What’s a Headmaster’s Round Table?” Not kidding.)

3) Remember how good you have it. At least we have Saturday classes. Who needs a two day weekend anyway.

4) Also, at least you’re not “pulling a Dev” at Winter Ball.

(Copyright 2019 Matthew Dev)

Matt Dev

Matt Dev is a senior and an editor for the Oracle.