3 oracle items tagged as college
September 16, 2013 / submitted by Carla, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I will start College soon (p.s which kinda scares me) and don't know how I feel about it. Any advice for all of those, including me, who will soon be starting their life on their own?

The first thing to remember is - as you said "all of those" - you're not alone. The majority of students arriving on campus will be in the same boat. They won't know anyone else and will be feeling all sorts of emotions.
It is a huge step but think of it as one of adventure and an exciting leap into the unknown.
The other thing to bear in mind is you had a first day of junior and high school and presumably got through those. I'm sure we've all been in situations that although different, require the same kind of strength (e.g., standing up in class, performing for a team, playing live music...) Recall that strength and maybe on your first day keep an eye out for someone who looks like they're feeling the same and make friends.
Good luck to you all!

August 12, 2013 / submitted by Liz, United Kingdom
Q.  Salutations mighty Oracle!
(First of all, thank you for existing, I read the Oracle posts on a near daily basis.)
My question for you is if Coldplay has ever performed for a college or university.(With hopefully with a discount for students!)

The last time the band played a proper college gig was in (Alan Partridge's) Norwich back on Thursday, 27 October 2011. It was part of BBC Radio 1's Student Tour. Tickets for the UEA gig were priced £20 for everyone - not just students.

August 12, 2013 / submitted by Chris, United Kingdom
Q.  Did Chris and Jonny became a school janitor? If yes, is it after college or while studying college? Hoping for your answer!

This was at college. The band were on the verge of a record deal but they decided to finish their time at UCL (all bar Guy that is) before signing to a label.
There is no way they had time to be janitors* post-studies as they literally went straight from college to touring and recording.

*Here's a little interesting fact. From 1984-9 there was a band from the North-East of England called The Janitors. Their guitar / keyboards player was Craig Hope - our very own Hoppy!