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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…

How to Be More Social Even When You Feel Truly Uncomfortable

“Go out and meet people,” they say. “Making friends, especially when you’re new at a school, is fun and easy.” “Everything will be just fine.” While people say things of this nature, socializing at college is definitely easier said than done. The bottom line is that living with people you don’t know at college is…

Bye-bye Freshman Year; It’s Been Genuine

It seems like only yesterday that I was eagerly unpacking all my clothes and putting up my posters to match my plans for my first college dorm room. And yet, it’s time to leave. The posters have been rearranged, and I’ve accumulated more clothes than I know what to do with. I can’t pinpoint all…

I Was The Very first Individual In My Household To Survive...

“What’s an RA?” my mother asked, pointing to the bulletin board that read “Meet Your RA!” hoisted upon the white cinderblock wall. I sighed. It’s not that she annoyed me or that I was losing my patience—it’s that I don’t think any of the other parents moving their kids into Salley Hall or the other…

Buddies, The Number Of of United States Really Have Them?

Grades this, responsibility that. Make sure you stay on top of your schedule and don’t party too much! You will hear this advice almost every day before you go to college. But there is so much more to college life, and no one ever warns you about it. Take for example, how building friendships changes from…

A Letter to the Future Temple Freshman

Hey girl, Congratulations on surviving high school! I’m so proud that you have made the decision to go to college. In our family, pursuing a higher level of education is a big deal because not many people in our family have a degree. Even if you’re starting at a community college, don’t feel discouraged because…

Are You Dissatisfied with Your After-school Activity? Sign Up With the...

I distinctly remember a feeling of dread. I knew I had a long day of classes ahead of me. After sitting through all the fun icebreakers and intros of required core classes I didn’t like, my reward was going to be…swing dance. Truthfully, I wanted nothing more than to finish class and go back to…

I Play a Phony Sport. Now It’s My Entire Truth.

You know that feeling when you’re at a party and everyone seems to know everyone? It’s like, they’re all having a great time, and you wish you could jump into a conversation and have a good time, but first you need to figure out where the bathroom is because – despite the best efforts of…

Chef? I Believe You Mean “Dormet Chef”

Eating in college poses a huge challenge. Healthy food  boosts your energy level so that you perform your best in your classes and stay healthy at the same time. At the University of Florida, eating healthy almost compares to the difficulty of getting an A on a chemistry test—you have to work for it. Classes…

Ready-Made Pal Group: How an In-State Roomie Blessed this Out-of-State Freshman

The summer before I started college­­—­more like the entire year leading up to that fall—I had no idea what college would be like. I imagined college as an overload of new experiences. I would face a new level of difficulty in my academics, be exposed to new opportunities, meet new people and make new friends.…

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