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We need to talk about freshmen loneliness

by Sam Mason, Contributor

September 25, 2019

I had a lot of different expectations coming in to my first year at San Diego State.  Dorm life, a packed schedule and new friends were all things on my radar as I drove down Montezuma Road on move-in-day. While my time her...

I’m the editor-in-chief. Here’s my unsolicited advice to freshmen.

by Will Fritz, Editor in Chief

August 22, 2018

You can do anything you can put your mind to. And never stop fighting. I know these sound like clichés, and that’s because they are. But they still ring true. They are, in fact, the two biggest pieces of advice I can give...

Freshmen can be sustainable, too

by Angelena Lufrano

August 15, 2018

Freshman year in the dorms means living away from home for probably the first time in your life, having roommates, sharing bathrooms and of course, meal plan. With all this change, tweaking your lifestyle to be more sustainabl...

There is no second chance for a first (year) impression

by Dana Tsuri-Etzioni, Opinion Editor

August 21, 2017

  The first year of college is an anxiety inducing yet exciting time, filled with decisions and new experiences. Everything is new and the first few weeks are crucial. Everyone wants to find the place they feel they b...

A letter to the freshman class of 2021

by Kemi Giwa, Staff Writer

August 21, 2017

Dear Freshmen: Freshman year was one of the most difficult transitions ever. Not because I was leaving my family or childhood friends, but because it was the official transition into adulthood. Regardless, it has been th...

Starting my final chapter at SDSU

by Christine Whitman, Arts and Culture Editor

August 29, 2016

I've been really into numbers lately, because they seem to have a much larger impact on my life than usual, and it’s not because I changed my major to statistics. As if.  Call me sentimental but, at 1 p.m. today, I start my first class at ...

Good enough is not good enough

by Sydney Sweeney, Staff Columnist

August 24, 2016

Welcome to San Diego State, freshmen, where the days of earning outstanding grades despite academic indolence come to die. In high school, week-old assignments could be hurriedly completed, studying was optional, and if someone...