06/09/2011 05:45 pm ET | Updated Aug 09, 2011

Ultimate Battle! College vs. Home

By Heidi - Bridgewater State University

t's kind of funny how, as young bored humans, we're never really happy where we are. When it gets cold out, we wish it was warmer (and vice versa). When we buy a new gadget, we complain that we should have waited longer in order to get the new version. When school's out, we complain about how bored we are back at home and how much we miss college.

But when it's all said and done, which do we like better? Our home-away-from home in a 10×10 space or our actual home complete with annoying family members and chores?


The first thing I do when I come home is check in with my mom to see what she's making for dinner. It may sound a bit juvenile, but when you're at college, you forget how amazing and rare your mom's pot roast is or your dad's grilled chicken. Sure, you could hit up the cafeteria any time and get a whole tray of pizza, pasta, chicken nuggets, stir-fry, and ice cream but none of that processed junk is going to have that home-cooked to perfection taste we all know and love. Hell, cafeteria food doesn't even come close. Not to mention, home-cooked meals are generally healthier for you. Oh, and did I mention that eating at home is free (unless your parents are ridiculously broke and charge you for dinner)? Yeah, I'm going to say that home practically killed this round.



Unless you go to some small Christian school in the most remote area of Connecticut, most colleges are really diverse places. A day never goes by when you don't see someone new walking around campus. That being said, it's usually the complete opposite when you go home (unless you're lucky enough to live in some amazing city like New York or LA). And yeah, sometimes getting some much-needed alone time away from society is nice, but it's bound to get pretty boring after a week or two. College is a breeding ground for new experiences and once-in-a-lifetime events. Home really can't compare.


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