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First-year quarterback Jake Kaplinski ’22

6:40 a.m. — Wake up, scroll through Instagram/Twitter for five minutes.

6:46 a.m. — Contemplate life.

6:47 a.m.  — Hop in the shower.

7:05 a.m. — Walk with my neighbors/teammates [carterda] and [carsonco]to the D-Hall for some breakfast.

7:20 a.m. — Eat my toast with peanut butter and yogurt with some granola and possibly a banana.

7:45 a.m. — Walk over to the ARH for political science.

8:50 a.m. — Head back to the dorm for some quality nap time or do my reading for my next class.

9:50 a.m.  — Leave Cowles for Intro to Sociology, listen to some Travis Scott or The Weeknd on the way.

11:20 a.m. — Leave Noyce and head to the Laurel Leaf Lounge to either watch some YouTube Videos or do homework for my biology class at 1 p.m..

12:00 p.m. — Meet up with my friends at D-hall to eat, pray for chicken.

12:01 p.m. — D-hall isn’t serving chicken so it’s either stir-fry or pasta.

12:50 p.m. — Get on the bus for my biology class and leave for CERA.

1:00 p.m. — Listen to some more music, typically Travis, Uzi, Thug, X or The Weeknd … possibly some Sheck Wes.

1:30 p.m. — Notice I’m the only one in the class wearing shorts.

1:40 p.m. — Scratch the hell out of my legs because I wore shorts to my prairie restoration biology class, like an idiot.

3:50 p.m. — Make it back to school in one piece. 

3:51 p.m. — Get off the bus and head straight to the Bear.

4:20 p.m. — Go to meetings for football to plan for whoever we’re playing that week.

4:50 p.m. — Walk 15 miles to our practice field.

6:30 p.m. — Finish up with conditioning and head back to the Bear.

6:40 p.m. — Shower, contemplate life again, head to dinner with the team.

7:03 p.m. — Arrive at D-Hall and see what they’ve got on the menu … chicken, thank god.

7:05 p.m. — Grab way more food than I probably need.

7:30 p.m. — Head back to the dorm to do a little homework.

7:50 p.m. — Finish half of my reading for one class and decide to play some Fortnite.

8:33 p.m. — Get unreasonably mad at the game and decide that everyone else is a hacker.

9:45 p.m. — Finally get a dub and restore my self-esteem.

10:15 p.m. — Get ready for bed… wash face, brush teeth, etc..

10:25 p.m. — Watch a ton of different YouTube videos in bed.

11:00 p.m. — Tuck my homies into bed.

11:05 p.m. — Plug my phone in, set my alarm and fall asleep.

Jake Kaplinski ’22 in the JRC, in between his lunch meal of, unfortunately, not chicken, and his dinner meal of, thankfully, chicken.
Photo by Mai Phuong Vu
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