TALLAHASSEE, FL (#WTXLDigital) - School’s back in session and not just for local school districts. College students are making their way back to the area for the fall semester. That means Tallahassee residents are noticing some changes.
You probably have to say goodbye to fast drive thru lines, shopping with ease, and free flowing downtown traffic because college students are on the interstate, cars packed to their maximum, trekking their way back to the capital city.
1. Confused students = dangerous driving
Mix in parents, freshmen, and other drivers not familiar with the area, and you've got a West Tennessee Street that you want to stay FAR away from.
2. Parking becomes a competitive sport.
So, you haven't seen those "GARAGE FULL" signs in a while? Well, they're back. Get ready for the driving version of the Hunger Games. Only one can survive....or two. Photo credit: Instagram/c_h_givens
3. Seminoles and Rattlers gear become high profile items
Move over Forever 21 and H&M. With the semester approaching, Seminoles and Rattlers are in high fashion by showing off their school pride.
4. More campus photo-ops
With new students and new visitors, be ready to see groups taking photos in front of FSU's Westcott Fountain or FAMU's Bragg Memorial Stadium. You'll see them on Instagram later.
5. Full Dumpsters
Dumpsters within a five mile radius of FSU and FAMU campuses are most likely filled with cardboard boxes and unwanted furniture. Quick...if it still looks good, grab it.
6. Easy Mac and Ramen become even more popular
It's probably BOGO (Buy one, get one free), and with many students used to having their mothers cook for them, Easy Mac may as well be breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
7. Long wait for your entry into Club Pub
The Publix on Ocala Road is known as "Club Pub" by many of its college aged customers after students claimed it is one of the top ten places to pick up a date. Dress to impress when you're in the produce section.
Potential sorority girls are back in full swing. Under the blistering heat, these girls are running from house to house in formal attire in order to get that bid. Someone give them some fans. Photo credit: Twitter/Heyrayra
9. The sounds of the FAMU Marching 100 and FSU Marching Chiefs
What's that sound? The War Chant? Get Up for the Rattlers? With batons twirling and trumpets blaring, these bands are bringing back excitement to the Tallahassee area. Photo credit: FSU Chiefs Twitter
10. Campus maps are at its highest popularity
Watch out freshmen. They're watching you. Photo credit: FSU Problems Twitter
Maybe you have noticed some of these instances while around town recently. How do YOU know that college students are back for the fall?
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