Being a First-Generation College Student

first generation college student noun a student whose parent(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that they are the first in their immediate family to attend a four-year college or university. “I am proud to be a first generation college student” — Attending university: a right of passage subjected to endless depictions of […]

Staying Fit in College

In the United States there is an infamous epidemic that targets first year students known as the freshman 15. These are the average 15 lbs (7 kgs) that many students tend to gain in their first year of college. A study by Web MD even found that on average, a fourth of a college freshman […]

Living on a University Campus

When watching movies or TV shows about the American college experience, one of the most glorified aspects are the residence halls or dormitories, often referred to simply as dorms. Prior to my first year in college this was one of the aspects I was most nervous, yet excited about. Would I get along with my […]

Taking Advantage of College Internships

Going into college I expected to take classes on a normal workday schedule while maintaining a part-time job to help cover some expenses. An internship was the last thing I was considering my freshman year. I thought I would start applying for internships that pertained to my field of studies during my senior year, if […]

Applying “ED” was the Right Choice for Me

A common response that people have when I tell them I attend American University is “Which one?” Unknown to some, there is a university in Washington, DC named American University. I am currently a junior at AU pursuing a degree in political science. A vast majority of Americans enter university unsure of what they plan […]