What It's Like To Go Back To School, Emojified

I didn't want to be the one to say it, but summer's almost over, folks. It's the same tragedy every year — the one where we exchange our short-shorts for fall sweaters, our midnight movie tickets for school supplies, and our endless flings for endless extracurricular commitments, group projects, and test preparation. Starting school again after a long, warm hiatus can be challenging enough, but when you add in all the emails, meetings, and communication that comes with it? Ugh. But that's precisely why I've devised this handy back-to-school emoji guide, which should alleviate any possible tension of you having to be articulate your feelings with words. The idea is for it to simplify your already-hectic life with a series of images that do all the talking for you. You're welcome.

Of course, this isn't the only emoji guide out there; we've seen a number of incredibly successful emoji guides pop up in the past. You've got Fifty Shades of Grey as told by emoji, which helped naysayers like myself avoid the book itself but still understand the plot. You've got the Emojified State of the Union Address, which is a great way to make a generally repetitive and boring talk slightly more entertaining (sorry, Obama). And you've got emoji Orange Is the New Black recaps, because with the racially diverse emoji keyboard update, that's a thing that can happen.

There's been a void, however, in the realm of back to school — which is where this guide comes in. Let's take a look at some scenarios that normally occur when you restart school in the fall, and how you can deal with them in emoji terms.

You realize that you're not in any classes with your best friend ...

How are you supposed to make it through the day?

... But your heartthrob crush is in a few of them.

OK, you spoke too soon. Maybe you will make it through your day.

Campus is teeming with freshman, and they're super annoying ...

HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO NOT BLOCK THE HALLWAYS. Also, is it just me, or are freshman getting tinier and tinier every year?

... But you can't help but reminisce about your own freshman year, when you were so excited and full of life.

Oh, freshman year: When the world is your oyster and your report card is a clean slate.

On the bright side, your Econ professor is kind of hot ...

You could talk about "horizontal integration" and "private goods" with him all day.

... Which makes up for the fact that your media studies professor is super curmudgeonly.

"You just have to get through the semester" is a mantra for this class.

Also, why is everyone suddenly wearing jellies?

And where can you buy them?

And when will teachers learn that we're going to sneakily text in class, no mater what they say?

And why has the cafeteria food not gotten any better?

Like, why is it moving like that?

And why does summer ever have to end?

Watermelon just doesn't taste as good in the fall.

But this school year is going to be really great.

You'll get amazing grades.

You'll make new friends and get closer with your old ones.


You might even get over last year's breakup and land a hot new bae.

But whatever happens, it'll be an adventure.

You just gotta make it to next summer.

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