Throwback: College movies that are nothing like going the Trent Durham

Written by: Katie Cassin

My experience at TrentU Durham has been a little different from what I expected life after high school to be. I definitely expected a lot more crazy parties, people going to class in pyjamas, and frilly pink law students with little Chihuahua heads poking out of their purses. To say the least, university life is not like the movies.

But that’s not entirely a bad thing—it’s just different from what we are led to expect. So, here are a few ways the movies missed the marker on what going to school is like for TrentU Durham students…

Good Will Hunting (1997)


Yeah I mean, we are all geniuses at TrentU Durham, but I have never met anyone as mean as that jerk in the bar that tries to embarrass Ben Affleck in front of Minnie Driver. NEVER.

Waterboy (1998)


TrentU Durham doesn’t really offer a football scholarship for stellar tackling skills brought on by bouts of rage. I know, new students. Kind of a bummer…

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)


Ladies, we are not just here to buy time before the right man comes along to marry. We’re here for us. Amiright?

Monsters University (2013)


The ‘scare floor’ has always and will always be off limits to us at TrentU Durham. Another bummer…

21 (2008)


I’ve checked with the TDSA, and I can promise you that there is most definitely not a secret blackjack club on campus. *wink wink*

Legally Blonde (2001)


It is pretty much impossible to get through only a hand-full of readings I have during reading week. How does she power through those Encyclopaedias so quickly?!

Whiplash (2014)


No matter how angry your prof gets from you not doing the reading, they will never be “J.K. Simmons” mad.

Toy Story 3 (2010)


There was totally enough space in my dorm room first year for all my stuffed animals. I’m not saying Andy’s a liar or anything, but come on dude. You could have brought them with you.

This blog was originally posted November 4, 2016.

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