There are many things that happen only once in a lifetime, freshman year being one of the many such occasions. This one year, in all likelihood, gives every green student a few good slaps in the face. Having gone through and reflected upon the experience, as well as been once an RA in the freshman area, I would like to share some "lessons" that I find most relevant. Now brace yourself!
Topics: Freshman Year
"Do you have no life at all?"
Fortunately, I have not heard that question in any part of my life. To be honest, such remarks would by no means offend me. In fact, I might sometimes joke with a friend on a Friday that I would have no life at all, claiming that while everyone would be out having fun that night, I would spend time in the lab doing some “work” before going to bed. However, there lies the dangerous misconception of overworking as the result of having no life, when, in fact, it could be the reason for socially withdrawn behaviors (which still do not equal “no life” anyways). After reflecting upon the insight, I feel urged to reject this incorrect notion of “no life” and prevent more people from inadvertently falling victim to it.
Topics: Student Life
Have you ever thought of having your own art exhibition during college? I have not. You may not plan to become an Art major. Well, neither do I. However, I recently found myself working with an Ecology major (yes, a science person!) on organizing a themed art exhibitionfor the campus gallery of Lycoming College. Believe me, the idea once seemed to us as absurd as it might have just sounded to you. We did a rather great job, regardless, and if you could bear with me for a few more scrolls (or swipes), I will tell you how amazing it was to organize our own art exhibition, and where you could find such amazing experiences.