First Steps, First College

Brooklyn College student Frederic Aurelie shares his first week experiences as a young freshman in a new environment. By: Nathaniel Butler As a freshman, the first week can always feel like the hardest when it comes to settling in, but that didn’t seem too much as the case for eighteen-year-old Frederic Aurelien,  who had quite…

Freshman Guide

By: Shadiq Williams It seems like one of the hardest things for those going from high school to college is adjusting to a new environment, whether that means being around people you normally don’t interact with (usually people outside your race/culture/etc.) or meeting more people like you. Once you actually go to your new college…

Heavier Backpack, Lighter Wallet

By: Cindy Sobel Ask any group of students what their highest expense at the start of every term is and the unanimous response will be TEXTBOOKS!  Now, textbooks have always been costly, and it does take a lot of effort and expense to write them, so I don’t mind paying for them.  However, in recent…

How to Get Cheaper Textbooks

During my freshman year, on the first day of General Chemistry 1, I sat down in an Ingersoll lecture hall with my tenth edition of copy of Chemistry: The Central Science lent to me by a friend. I knew that it was a rather old edition; and even if I couldn’t tell by the cover,…

How to Utilize LinkedIn

We all know that in today’s world, finding an internship or job is an extremely competitive task, and a rather difficult one at that.  Because of this, when you begin your career path, you must understand the value of networking.  Networking is probably one of the most important ways to forge connections with people who…

A Guide to Cheaper Textbooks

By: David Rosenberg During my freshman year, on the first day of General Chemistry 1, I sat down in an Ingersoll lecture hall with my tenth edition of copy of Chemistry: The Central Science lent to me by a friend. I knew that it was a rather old edition; and even if I couldn’t tell…