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Gossip Girl: How Was Your Transition From High School to College?

Head of the Class: How Was Your College Transition?

One day you're in, and the next day you're below New York's 14th Street where, as Blair puts it on last night's Gossip Girl, "there's no class system." Is anything going right for poor Blair on her first day of college? Her gift bags and maid fail to impress her dormmates; her archenemy is her roommate; and that sushi/sake party is an epic fail. Seems like the former queen bee of the Upper East Side is struggling to get her well-heeled foot in the doors of NYU.

Worst of all, rags-to-riches and former social outcast Dan and childhood friend Vanessa find instant popularity. This role reversal might force Blair to confront the age-old — or old-age! — question: have I already peaked?

Nah. She's way too narcissistic for such negativity. So despite losing her headband, which I am pretty sure symbolizes her crown, I am confident Miss Blair will find her way to the head of the class of 2013. Besides, if I remember college correctly, nothing that happens the first week stands for four years.


Did you experience a role reversal in college, or were you just happy to be free from "roles" altogether?

For more Gossip Girl coverage, check out Buzz's recap, CelebStyle's fashion breakdowns, and the quizzes on Bella, Fab, and Geek.

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vanitypot vanitypot 7 years
not much of a role reversal, per se, but more of being quiet and lonesome (before close friends came in) since my high school friends (whom i've developed really close relationships with) weren't with me and the culture/city/environment just shocked me to bits! LOL :p
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I found it a little harder to make friends in college because I got in a huge school and we have classes with different people all the time. So in college I have a smaller group of friends, but I still have my closest friends from high school as well.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I had a really smooth transition from high school to college. I always had a wide circle of friends/acquaintances in high school, with a few very close friends, and I continued that pattern in college.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I wasn't part of the "in" crowd in highschool - I grew up middle class in a school where even the teachers catered to all the rich, spoiled kids. When I went to college, nobody knew who I was, they didn't know that I used to be the "ugly duckling" and it didn't matter that I didn't come from money. Once I got in my major, I was one of the popular girls partly because there are so few girls in science/engineering majors and because I had finally came into my own looks and confidence wise. College was definitely a chance to start new.
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I'm still a geek, a dork, and a nerd, but... I got honor roll all through high school, and got mostly A's. Then, my first term of college, I failed a class. I'm more social and I go to more parties in college, I was mostly a loner in high school, but now that I'm in college, I'm constantly with friends. So I guess I have had somewhat of a reversal of roles.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I had a pretty smooth transition, but seriously there's no popularity going like in GG, unless you go to a very small school. Otherwise, there's just too many people
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
i loved that no one knew me in college! it was totally a fresh start!
zeze zeze 7 years
I have to admit, I was a little bit like Blair, it wasn't nearly as dramatic, but similar situation. I went to a small private school and was basically in charge since I was in middle school. I even had a mean streak like Blair where people wouldn't cross me...but in college it was totally different. When you get used to being in charge of this small group and you have a reputation that people accept before you even do anything it puts you behind in normal situations because you show up assuming things will be the same, but the new people don't know or care about who you I basically kept in touch with high school friends and didn't really make any lasting friends in college. Unlike Blair, I was kinda relived to be done with it though, I didn't want to regain all that status.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I never really had a role in high school. I had my own group of friends; college was the same thing, I have my own group of friends, many of them from high school, and I do my own thing.
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