Photos: Top Ten CU Boulder Confessions, Back to School Edition

The first week of classes at CU-Boulder was marred by tragedy -- the death of a male student on the fall term's second day. But while the campus mourns this loss, other newcomers are still trying to acclimate themselves to life at the university.

One place that presents an unvarnished portrait is CU-Boulder Confessions, a page that encourages students to anonymously share those secrets they'd ordinarily keep to themselves. And under the circumstances, it's fortunate that most of them are lighthearted, providing some much-needed relief after such a sad start to the school year. We've collected our ten favorites, photo-illustrated for your pleasure. Count them down below.

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Number 10: Blondes don't always have more fun Not trying to be judgmental or anything. I get it Campus, you're filled with gorgeous blonde white women, but where are all the black women? I need more of you in my life! Shoutout to all the black honeys out there, you da real MVPs. Number 9: Oh snap! SO many dudebros on campus. I didn't think snapbacks and muscle shirts were so popular until I came here, holy shit. Continue to keep counting down the top ten CU Boulder Confessions, back to school edition. Number 8: Tag, you're not it My boyfriend turned his "tag review" on and won't accept anything I tag him in and I saw that he was talking to some girl the other day so idk if he doesn't want her to see he's in a relationship or what. Number 7: Cancel my tickets for that guilt trip I'm tired of my parents holding what little tuition they help with over my head. I appreciate your 1200 bucks mom but if you're going to tell me how broke you are because of me every day then you can have this shit back. Continue to keep counting down the top ten CU Boulder Confessions, back to school edition. Number 6: Nothing's sexier than a new loofah Freshman bitchez be flockin' to Bed Bath & Beyond. Dayum. Number 5: California love So where are all the buffs going to be in California for Labor Day? Free shots for any buffs I meet in Santa Monica for the CU/CSU game. Continue to keep counting down the top ten CU Boulder Confessions, back to school edition. Number 4: Everyone can tell when your ice bucket is not really an ice bucket just by the face you DON'T make. You thought you could get away with it, didn't you? #icebucketchallenge Number 3: A gift that keeps on giving Do you used to live on 15th and Aurora? Did you find a huge black and gold bong in your backyard? It was a gift from me to you. It's name is Sexual Chocolate. Get high and stay sexy. Continue to keep counting down the top ten CU Boulder Confessions, back to school edition. Number 2: And how about throwing in an emoticon every now and then? I would just like to meet a girl that would actually reply to my texts with more than one word. Number 1: Super freak Hey, to all you incoming Freshmen who are feeling freaked out, just hang in there. It can be weird at first, but if you stick with it, you find out what interests you, classes get better, you'll find a niche of people, and you'll be able to move out of the dorms if you want. My college experience as a whole has been way different than my first year, in a good way.

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