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Dear Features: College Drinking

Dear Features, Hello Features! Something that has been bothering me lately is the issue of “drinking.” I am a freshman, and by no means...

Highlander Diaries: Homesickness

In our new section titled “Highlander Diaries,” we at Features allow students to send in “Dear Diary”-formatted journal entries regarding a topic of our...

Highlander Diaries: First-year Fears

In Highlander Diaries, a new section hosted by Features, Highlanders get to share their college  experiences within a Dear Diary format. This is to...

Seven “DON’Ts” for a stress-free freshman year

As the four grueling, yet vital years of high school have come to a close, many freshly faced 18 or near-18 year olds are...

Dear Freshman Me

Dear Freshman Nelson, I regret to inform you that your preconception of college going by slowly like high school is a sorely misguided notion. As...

Leaving the nest

Caps and gowns are tucked away and the new (well, new to you) couch has been delivered to the apartment. The last embrace from...

The Freshman Fifteen: UCR’s Most Terrifying

1. The Scotty bench-statue at night It stares at you in the darkness. Always.   2. The gas-emitting greenhouses Who knows what they’re really cooking up there. Probably...

The Freshman Fifteen: Stress Relievers

1. Take Martial Arts. The Student Recreation Center has a variety of fun and cheap ways to burn calories and kick ass. Just remember, violence...

The Freshman Fifteen: All-Nighter Survival

1. Space out the caffeine intake. -Three Red Bulls won’t make you three times as productive, but it will make you crash three times as...

The Freshman Fifteen: “You Might Be A Freshman If …”

1. You might be a freshman if you wear your keys and ID card on a lanyard. -It’s OK, we’ve all been there at one...