Fresh Perspectives

Soundings is a good and a bad program in my opinion. It’s cool to be able to go to plays, speeches and shows for free, but what stinks is that you have to go to six events, write a paragraph for each and all of this for one credit a semester. It’s also hard to fit six soundings into our busy freshmen lifestyles.For Soundings it always seems like no time has passed in the semester and before you know it people are saying “there’s only a few Soundings left.”

Luckily for me I have four Soundings completed!

At least Soundings is mandatory for all freshmen so we all have to face it together and even if your major is undeclared, like myself, you can still enjoy the perks of Soundings.

I know other freshmen like me that just don’t know what to major in. I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life or what I want for a job.

I want to wake up every day and be happy to go to work and I simply don’t know what profession would make me feel this way.

While some people say, “don’t worry about it yet, you still have time to figure it out, just focus on your core classes.” Others are saying, “why go to college if you don’t know what you’re here for, don’t waste your money.”

What a predicament that puts a freshman in. what a huge decision to make.

And not only are you worrying about life changing decisions like what to major in but also have to worry about self-image concerns like the freshman 15.

How many freshmen go home over break and hear, “have you gained weight”?

The freshman 15 is when a first-year college student appears to have gained about 15 pounds from eating too much/unhealthy and not enough exercise.

It’s hard not to fall into the statistics and be one of the many who gain the freshman 15. This is all caused by those late night munchies, breakfasts consisting of greasy sandwiches, and all the unhealthy food choices at Huden.

At least students are walking back and forth across campus everyday to get to our classes, and getting some exercise. Other than that it’s hard to free up time for exercise with all the responsibilities of homework, class, on and off campus jobs, sports and all the other various activities freshmen take part in.

College and all the expectations people have for freshmen can be pretty overwhelming and it’s even harder when you throw in all these extras.

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