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A Dream vs. A Reality: Lessons From An Ex Frat Boy

Are you thinking about joining a fraternity? Of course, you are! You’re new to the school. You need to make new friends and get into parties somehow. Besides, what can you lose? Well, before you decide on anything, think long and hard about what your definition of brotherhood is and what you’re willing to put yourself…

The Worst Dorm Room Gave Me My Best Memories

The summer before I started college, I put all my free time towards one thing: my future dorm room. I had lived in the same house, in the same room, for 18 years of my life. I was eager to move into a new space to spend my days in throughout my first year at…

Quarantine Tips: 10 Ways to Make Virtual Friends Freshman Year

As if making friends at a new school wasn’t hard enough already, the pandemic has brought even more new challenges to the college social scene. Whether your university plans to go back online in the fall, in-person or both, you might need to get creative with how you reach out to potential new friends. But…

5 Myths Told About College Debunked

During Fall 2019, I struggled with the transition from the confined walls of high school to the open doors of college. I felt like I was traveling at 100 miles per hour plunging downhill into a difficult journey. I had always been one of the smartest people in my high school, but during the fall…

Try a Specific Niche Club Your Freshman Year, I Did

Going into college, everyone worries about the same things, especially if you choose to go somewhere you know no one at. Choosing clubs at the involvement fair becomes a more daunting task than most realize because you want to pick the one you’ll find your people in.I’ll tell you my story of finding my group…

The Collegiate Twist

My time as an undergrad did not turn out well. In high school, some described my thoughts on college as naïve. I thought you treated it like high school.You did your four years, then you graduated and moved on with your life.giphy.comHowever, I didn’t realize that in college you go through ups and downs academically…

Leading 10 Freshman Initiation Rites at Cornell

Congrats! Welcome to Cornell University, home of the Big Red. If you’ve just been accepted, you’re in for a wild ride of endless inclines, exhausting all-nighters, and fuzzy moments of laughter and comradery. Your next four years at Cornell will be the best four years of your life. But, to truly experience all the thrills…

Leading 10 Reasons You Must Choose a Random Double Freshman Year

As you click your heels while striding away from the suffocating bubble of high school, you revel in the new sense of freedom that you have just attained. High school is behind you; your limitless college future lies ahead. Yet, at the same time, that undefined, unregulated future offers a wobbly uncertainty will you find…

The Truth of an Ivy League Fairy Tale

Once upon a time there lived a boy in a castle on a hill. The marvelous red brickwork which peered through its wooded surroundings, standing as a beacon for creativity and wonder. The boy was able to tap into the essence of his new home and was able to write stories, the likes of which…

Freshman Roomies: the Great, the Bad & & the Ehh.

Freshman roommates — they’re probably the best and the worst thing that could ever happen to you. A majority of freshman year stress arises from worries about the person you’ll share your tiny space with. Will they become your best friend or your worst enemy? Will you add your story to the countless roommate tales…

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