Tag Archives: first year experience

Asking Questions and Seeking Answers

Upon graduating high school, it felt as though everyone and their grandmother had a bit of wisdom to impart before I entered the next “chapter” of my life (the “real world,” some people called it, as if everything up to … Continue reading

Just Do It: Advice to Incoming Students

In the year leading up to leaving for college, much of your time is spent preparing for the changes to come: organizing and packing up your belongings for a dorm room, looking through course catalogs to choose what classes you … Continue reading

Health is Wealth

One of the biggest things I struggled with during my high school career was figuring out when to keep pushing myself on assignments and when to realize I was absolutely drained and needed to give myself a break. In my … Continue reading

Helping Hands

Sometimes it’s hard to ask for help because we develop such a strong sense of pride and we don’t want to do anything to ruin that. In high school I had grown comfortable when asking for help, knowing what teachers … Continue reading

Making Connections at K

Though the environment, campus, and cost of a college are some of the most popular deciding factors when figuring out where you want to be for the next four years, I realized it’s also important to look at the faculty … Continue reading

Those Who Teach

You would think that a first-year like myself might find difficulty in writing holistically about my experiences with faculty and professors, having only been at the school for a few months. At other colleges and universities across the country, that … Continue reading

First Quarter at the Zoo

I knew it was probably a sign that I had picked the right college when pre-orientation registration felt like an embarrassment of riches. There are a lot of reasons to attend any college or university, but for me, academics was … Continue reading

Landing at K with a Sea of Relief

In today’s society when you think of camping, you usually think of luxurious RVs or spacious tents, barbequing your dinner on a grill while the kids swim in a pond nearby, lawn chairs around a bonfire, and licking s’more residue … Continue reading