Mind of a Freshman

The One About Conversations

The most difficult thing about college is starting a new life, with new friends, all of whom you know little to nothing about. It is hard to put yourself out…


A new hope

“Hello, my name is Mary Ruane and I’m from Mountainside, New Jersey.” No, scratch that. They don’t care where you’re from, besides that’s too formal. Okay, start again. “Hey! I’m…



Pursuing your passion

I started writing this column as a spur of the moment decision. I saw an ad on Facebook, and just wrote a short, 600-word essay about how I felt about starting…



Should you skip class?

Tick, tock… tick, tock. Sitting in some classes, I wonder, “Why am I even here? What is the purpose of the lecture I’m sitting through, if it’s not being covered…