The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Print Edition
Letter to the editor submissions
Have a strong opinion about something happening on campus or in Fort Collins? Want to respond to an article written on The Collegian? Write a Letter to the Editor by following the guidelines here.
Follow Us on Twitter
Cutting Edge Online Payment Technologies in 2024
April 16, 2024

Businesses worldwide are quickly embracing advanced payment methods to stay ahead in the tight market competition. These methods not only...

College classroom crushes: The struggle illustrated

Every semester, there’s that one person who, over time, turns into your classroom crush. Whether it’s staring at the back of their head, avoiding contact, or even mustering up the courage to make small talk, having a crush in a class can be an awkward situation. It feels like you might as well be doodling mushy, middle school love notes all over your textbooks.

First, you walk into class, pinpointing your crush’s location.



“That. That is mine.


Next, you casually sit near them… Or right next to them.


“Don’t mind me, just here because I value my education… Is that something you’d look for in a boyfriend?”


Then comes the staring. You try not to be obvious, but…


“It’s like his hair was sculpted by the gods themselves.”


Poorly, you try to make conversation.



“…because you look really sweet…. I’m sorry, please forget that I said that.”


You “accidentally” drop your pen. A little help?


“Can you grab that pen for me? And write down your number too, maybe? It’s for… a project.”


More staring.


“I was totally spacing out there. Definitely don’t wanna look at you! No… no! Not what I meant!”


Watching them leave the room, heartbroken.


“We haven’t named our children yet!”


And finally obsessing over everything that just went down.



Crushes are weird. Crushes in college are weirder. They feel so middle school and juvenile, but sometimes they also just get you out of bed and give you a reason to attend your 8 AM class.

Leave a Comment
More to Discover

Comments (0)

When commenting on The Collegian’s website, please be respectful of others and their viewpoints. The Collegian reviews all comments and reserves the right to reject comments from the website. Comments including any of the following will not be accepted. 1. No language attacking a protected group, including slurs or other profane language directed at a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, physical or mental disability, ethnicity or nationality. 2. No factually inaccurate information, including misleading statements or incorrect data. 3. No abusive language or harassment of Collegian writers, editors or other commenters. 4. No threatening language that includes but is not limited to language inciting violence against an individual or group of people. 5. No links.
All The Rocky Mountain Collegian Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *