This archived article was written by: Josephine Slade
College is scary, there is no question about it. It is especially overwhelming for the young adults who are just entering what people call the ‘real world’. The freshman’s outlook on things you see every day can be different from your own. We have to remember that everyone is different, and impressions can range from wonderful to terrible.
The number one scariest thing when entering college can very well be the fact that many freshman are living away from home for the first time. Here at Eastern, the residence halls are not the number one asset but upperclassman talk down on them far too much. Kelsey Anderson, a new freshman, was quoted saying, “They are small, but cozy!”. Maybe they aren’t the Taj Mahal, but hey, we freshman are just happy to have a nice community of students to live with.
A lot freshmen may be afraid that they will have nothing to do on campus. Luckily, the activities that are put together on campus have already given a great impression. “Activities are a great way to meet people and build relationships,” Another freshman, Cheyenne Smith said about the many fantastic events on campus. These activities help freshman meet people and help us build a community here on campus. The overall impression of this aspect is positive, and considering that this can something that keeps people in college, this is fantastic!
“The professors are crazy. I thought they were going to be mundane, but they are crazy and fun.” Hailey Babb said after her first week in classes. Going into college comes with many wonders, but none more interesting than what to expect out of class. It may be frightening to face the new academic expectations of the college classroom, but the professors are extremely helpful and understanding. Though we all have to remember that we are no longer in High School when entering a college classroom. The first time a professor swore, I nearly fell out of my chair in shock. The classes and professors are an adventure, you never know what you are going to get or what to expect.
Overall, the impressions that are gained from our first year at college range from positive to negative. Though many adventures await us freshman, and we couldn’t be more excited! Here we come, real world. Look out and brace yourself. Wyntre Pierce says, “I’m going to know everyone really quickly and I can’t wait!” I suppose that’s the benefit of attending a two-year university.