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…

To Prepare or Not to Prepare, That is the Question

Have you started planning for your retirement?  You don’t have to tell me that given everything a college student has to worry about, including getting good grades and finding a job in the current competitive job market, that this question might seem like one coming out of left field.  It may even sound like something…

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…