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Making Freshman Year Less Stressful - First semester college freshman battle stress, depression, and anxiety caused by the transition from high school to college. Adaptation alone is a stressful series of occurring events, and to adapt to their [freshman] surrounding environment, an individual must manage problems, challenges, and demands in his or her daily life (Dyson 2). The transition from high school to a major university is portrayed as the process of growing into adulthood from youth. On top of being unfamiliar with college life, many freshmen second guess their academic abilities and whether or not they can meet the expatiations of their over zealous parents....   [tags: college, freshman,] 995 words
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Freshmen and Depression: Talk About it - As a freshman in college it is normal to have the “blues” or become homesick. More than likely you’re away from home and out on your own for the first time in your life. Therefore it is okay to feel sad or out of place from time to time. Lately, however, these blues have manifested themselves and turned into to full blown depression. The number of freshmen dealing with depression is steadily rising with each set of incoming freshmen. According to the American College Health Association (ACHA), the percentage of college students diagnosed with depression has increased 56 percent in the last six years....   [tags: freshman, college, depression,] 1042 words
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Say Goodbye to the Freshman 15 - ... The aim is to have nutrition communication students present a nutrition topic in Univ. 1000 classes during the teaching of the health and wellness component. The transition from high school to university environment presents many changes in the lives of university freshman students. Unfortunately, students are not leaving home prepared enough for the world of late night pizza and consumption of alcohol that characterizes most students’ college years. Many have argued that "Repeated use of the phrase 'the freshman 15,' even if it is being used just as a catchy, alliterative figure of speech, may give to the perception of being overweight, especially among young women....   [tags: health and wellness awareness programs]
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Transitioning to College: The Freshman 15 - Throughout the length of schooling, students go through various changes. In their first year of school, children are required to make the transition from being at home for the entire day to being in school for a number of hours a day. These transition periods happen many times through the schooling years, but the most drastic changes occur during the transition from high school to college, where students weather numerous lifestyle changes. While each individual student goes on their own journey, certain themes remain common between different students....   [tags: Health ]
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The Real Cause of the 'Freshman 15' - ... An alternative to these food choices should be available for students. Fast food is not healthy food and right now our health is a big factor in our grades. If you want to be successful in school than you have to make sure all other aspects of your life are also in order, your health being one of the most important. According to the Huffington Post they do not have enough healthy choices for us to choose from. If you give an eighteen year old the option to choose between a salad or a juicy burger and fries or a box full of pizza they will most likely go for the greasy food....   [tags: student weight gain first year of college] 752 words
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Escape from the Freshman 15 - ... When one begins college, one may feel a sudden change of pace in their life, like many having to begin working and others having to start living on their own; therefore it’s understandable for students to think that their nutrition and fitness should take a backseat. However these reasons are not significant enough for one to neglect the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle. After analyzing the questionnaire my classmates took, I feel that there is a serious lack of consideration to the importance of one’s nutrition and fitness in De Anza College. Students need to engage in more physical activity, of course there are various reasons on why we don’t exercise much; as one of the participant...   [tags: adopting healthy habits] 967 words
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College Freshman Learning Communities - Freshman learning communities (FLC) are programs where 15 to 30 first-year students register for several general-education courses that focus on a common theme (Jaffee, 2004). Although there are several different types of learning communities, they all are designed for the same purposes. One of the main purposes in implementing freshman learning communities is to assist the students in their transition to a new environment. This acclimation involves becoming better acquainted with the other students, faculty members, campus culture, and academic expectations....   [tags: higher Education, higher learning]
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Tips for Having a Successful Freshman Year - ... You can start by talking to those who sit around you. Without even knowing it you have made a friend who will probably remain being a friend in that class, and if the two of you realize you have a lot in common then there is a possibility that you guys will stay in contact when the semester is over.
 
 “Upon hearing the word library, many college students associate that word with, that’s the last place I’m going to go” but, what we don’t realize is that it’s very important to reconsider that thought....   [tags: college life] 636 words
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The Freshman 15 - When I arrived here at college I was extremely disappointed with the selection of food here in the cafeteria. I frequently found myself eating only hamburgers and pizza over and over again, simply because I did not like the other choices. About four months into the school year I had do go to the doctor for a virus and when the nurse weighed me I was a little surprised by what I saw. I had gained a little over ten pounds, close enough to what some refer to as the “Freshman 15.” It is a common fear among college students that they are going to gain fifteen pounds during the course of adjusting to college life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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My Least Favorite Class My Freshman Year - The class that I like the least my freshman year is government, not only did I find out after half of the semester that I did not need the class I found out that I could not drop the class because I had to have 12 credits for my financial aid to cover my classes. I was so mad at my advisor for putting me in a class that I did not need and putting me in a situation that I could not do anything about. So I finished the class and ended with a low grade because I did not enjoy the class. I did not like the teacher he made a lot of squiggly lines and boxes and circles and I need words not just random drawings on a dry erase board and that was not even the worst part I told him that I couldn’t un...   [tags: government college class] 519 words
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College Freshman - How NOT to Gain Weight - College Freshman - How NOT to Gain Weight Starting college life is far from difficult; in fact it is fun starting a new way of life. Life without the constant objections from your parents and annoyance from your little sibling is one of the many advantages you gain from college. Cancelled classes, late night parties and deleterious amounts of food make college enjoyable; however, this can lead to weight gain. “Freshman 15” is not a myth and although you may not be unfortunate enough to gain 15 pounds, you might gain some weight....   [tags: Proposing a Solution Health Eating]
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My Freshman Year - My freshman year was suppossed to be my year, the year I was finally going to be in "Highschool".It was considered the most important year in my life, that I could've only dreamed about. You see,from the fifth to eighth grade i attended homeschool and smaller schools. Highschool was going to be big!I thought I was finally going to be considered a young adult.This very year 2012 would be the hardest year of my life. I remeber this year like the back of my hand. My bestfriends were Jatereus, Leneice, Denise, and J'Quaylon....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 1265 words
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The Freshman 15: Something College Kids Don't Want to Catch - ... Everyone should eat something for breakfast no matter what because if someone skips breakfast rapid weight gain could occur. Most colleges have dining halls that serve unhealthy options to their students. Luckily going to a community college there are not as many options for food like having dining halls. In general there are snack machines at colleges everywhere serving unhealthy food options. Many people on campus live in a dorm or an apartment and the only way for food is eating at the campuses dining halls....   [tags: gaining weight the time at university]
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United States at Risk Because of the College Freshman Dropout Rate - There is a shocking dropout rate among college freshmen due to persecution by professors and if the condition persists, America’s economy will be dangerously destabilized. Understanding that the future of the nation is dependent on the upcoming youth for leaders, colleges should want to provide educational opportunities that will insure steady economic growth and prosperity. Unfortunately, research provides evidence to the contrary. Research confirms that one out of every four freshmen drop out immediately after or during their first year in college (Whitborne 26)....   [tags: persecution by professors]
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The Top 25 Freshman in the Nation Entering the 2010-11' College Basketball Season - The cream of the crop; the players your program would love to have. Here is the list of the top 25 freshman in the nation entering the 2010-11' college basketball season. Watch out for: Trevor Reliford - Alabama Point Guard, 5'11' 175 lbs; Justin Coleman - Louisville, Shooting Guard 6'6' 210 lbs; Casey Prather - Florida, Small Forward 6'6'195 lbs. 25. Terrence Ross - Washington, Small Forward 6'6' 180 lbs. He is a very versatile forward that can score in many ways. You can put Ross on the low-block or outside the paint and expect him to score....   [tags: Sports] 1328 words
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What I Learned in My Freshman Class of Composition 1 - ... Since I barely knew any of my peers, I found the aspect of participation terrifying at first. However after becoming familiar with my surroundings and fellow mates, I felt at ease sharing what I my thoughts and receiving positive feedback. Suchexposures have allowed me to figure out the proper writing techniques thus giving a chance for a better grade in any writing assignment. Group workshops were helpful, along with the assessment done between two other students, all of which helped me figuring out my mistakes and improve on those points later in my revision process....   [tags: personal reflection] 670 words
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What makes a first year college student successful? - Freshman year, the year of many first; the first time living away from home, the first time being away from friends, the first time a student has control of their own learning. Freshman year requires a lot of discipline, but a lot of students do not possess this trait. The factors that contribute to the success of first year college students are social support, comfort within the college environment, self control,responsibiliy and positive self concept. Being a college student could be very stressful; many students feel pressure from their family and peers to do well....   [tags: College Success Freshman]
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Becoming a Leader in High School - ... I had plans of becoming elected for the principal’s list and working my hardest on receiving an high grade point average at the end of the year. As the days passed and time progressed, I found myself starting to skip classes for they seemed unimportant. When I try to enter a classroom - I was always dying to exit because of my lack of interest, which propelled me towards thinking to quit school completely. My tardiness for classes was far beyond unacceptable as I kept hiding to smoke on campus....   [tags: leader, experience, freshman, path] 643 words
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Role of the College Dining Commons in Gaining the Freshman Fifteen - Role of the College Dining Commons in Gaining the Freshman Fifteen Introduction: When beginning college, many freshmen, or first years, have to adjust to the different aspects of college life: the environment, the rigorous academics, the various clubs and activities to be involved in and the new friendships to be made. If one is living in the dorms, another area of adjustment to be made is the food. At UC Davis, the dining commons, more commonly known as the “DC,” are the main sources of food for freshmen (and a few transfer students) living on campus....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 2314 words
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The Elements of Learning by B. Banner, Jr., and C. Cannon - When entering college freshman students face difficulties by not knowing how to adjust to the new expectations college brings. A freshman student tends to approach college with the same mentality used throughout their high school years. But as the first semester start, they encounter a variety of challenges, including having to change their study habits and knowing how to wisely manage their time. The book “The Elements of Learning” by B. Banner, Jr., and C. Cannon, introduces the elements a student must possess in order be successful in college....   [tags: college freshman, sutdents, high school]
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Personal Narrative- The Things I Learned from my Freshman Year of High School - My palms were sweating, my heart was racing, I had no idea what to expect or who I was going to meet. I was never the type of girl to embrace new situations, I hated change and I wasn’t very good with meeting new people. I figured once I got to high school it would be my chance to start all over, turn the page in my book of life, and flip over a new leaf. I wanted to finally be the girl that fit in with everyone. I had imagined myself going to parties with big groups of my new friends, having sleepovers and doing all of the things cool high school kids normally do....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 904 words
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The Effects of Small Loans to Those in Need - ... Liya was sent to her uncle’s house, where she was mistreated by her aunt. This made life very tough for Liya, it seemed as though her childhood was ripped out of her hands, forcing her to grow up fast. In order to support herself Liya began selling vegetables in her village market in order to help provide for her family. Soon enough Liya got married and had four children. Her husband’s business wasn’t doing well and he wasn’t able to provide for his family, so he eventually abandoned Liya and the children, leaving her to be the primary supporter and parent of her growing family....   [tags: culminating freshman year project] 647 words
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Risk Factors for Freshman in Their First Year College Experience - At the turn of the 20th century, the majority of college students were white male adolescents, primarily the sons of doctors, lawyers, ministers, prosperous merchants, and well-to-do farmers (Jenkins, Miyazaki, and Janosi). First generation college students are a new demographic when it comes to the college population. First generation students are the first in their family to attend college and plan to be the first in their family that graduate. According to data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, First Generation Students make up 43% of the student population (Nunez, Cuccaro-Alamin, and Carroll.)....   [tags: higher education life] 1688 words
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Mac vs PC: What Laptop is Most Suitable to a College Freshman? - Reliability and Speed Some of the best Windows-based laptops tend to be higher priced. Windows-based laptops that are priced low, are more trouble than they are worth. Typically they come with slower Intel Core i-3 or slower i-5 processors, low-end graphics cards, and 2-4GB of RAM. They are good for word processing and browsing the Internet. These may be great for English majors too, especially if they are on a budget. A Windows-based laptop that is comparable to a MacBook Pro 13” in price and performance is the Dell XPS 13....   [tags: reliability and speed, price, simplicity]
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Preference of Freshman Tourism Students of De La Salle Lipa In Choosing a Tourist Destination - The tourism of a country is based in many factors. International demand usually affects the tourism of a place. Most travellers make several outlines in choosing a good destination. Several choices are usually affected by the born of their natural surroundings at home. Too much familiarity usually makes the tourists want to discover and experience a different environment. Each person has a different personalities that make them different from all tourists.The research paper aims to make a clear overview of the perception and preference of different individuals....   [tags: tourist destination, cultural tourism, tourists]
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My Fantastic Freshmen Roommate - ... So there I was on move in day walking into my room carrying all of my stuff looking like I was ready to go on a five year backpacking trip around the world. Once I had walked in the room I saw that Natali (my new roommate) had Harry Potter posters plastered all along her side of the room. I knew at that moment that we would get along just fine. Now not everyone will immediately feel the way I did about Natali if you go in with the mindset that you will hate your roommate just from everything that you have been told....   [tags: personal narrative] 1014 words
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A Letter to College Freshmen Students - As a new freshman entering this Community College, you will be discovering and experiencing many new things about the world in which you live and yourself. The jump from high school to college can be a very scary but exciting experience. I have some valuable advice for you on how to make this transition smoother and an enjoyable experience rather than a scary and lonely one. My number one piece of advice is for you to enter this experience with an open mind. If you come into this new situation with a good outlook and a positive attitude, your experience will be a lot more rewarding....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen - Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen. On the sixth day of school, Pac-Tech1 gathered all its members, old and new, in the scene shop. For me, most of the faces were familiar. The club's board members were all in attendance, as were most of the juniors and sophomores, and all of us were sizing up our new crop of freshmen. To their silent but shared dismay, all but two were girls. Even the established females of Pac-Tech know that most girls who enter our ranks rarely present at more than two sequential meetings before drifting out of the reach of anyone in the theater....   [tags: Personal Experience] 708 words
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Binge Drinking Freshmen - Binge Drinking Freshmen Emily* is a typical female college student on the outside, with a shocking story hidden on the inside. Emily began drinking before most students rode on their first bus … school bus. At the age of 4, Emily wasn’t given candy, but alcohol instead. As an incentive for repeating words back to her aunt she was given red wine. As Emily got older, her mother brought her to family parties, oblivious to what was going on. At these parties, Emily would typically drink scotch or whiskey, provided to her by the older men in the family....   [tags: Personal Narrative College Papers] 2247 words
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College Decisions: On or Off Campus? - ... Eating habits also must be tailored to a set schedule due to open and closing times of the university-dining hall. The food options may not be to the student’s preferences so they will have to get used to what is offered since a meal plan is required to live on campus. A roommate is required to live on campus. Roommates can be beneficial in a social sense but not so much in an academic sense. A roommate is a big mystery because the student will never know what to expect. They could be lazy and messy or super clean and nice....   [tags: freshmen, school, higher education]
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How To Prevent the Freshmen Fifteen - Every college freshmen looks forward to the newfound freedom, new friends, and new dorm room college life brings, yet with those exciting experiences comes the oh-so-dreaded freshmen fifteen, a haunting threat looming above.  It’s easy to say “I eat whatever and never gain weight” or “I’ll watch what I eat,” yet those few pounds happen to the best of us, even those with fast metabolisms.  A friend of mine ate whatever she wanted during high school and did not believe in the freshmen fifteen until she went home last year during winter break and had gained almost fifteen pounds, going from one-sixteen to one-twenty-nine.  Homework and activities get in the way of exercising, and one thing lea...   [tags: How To Control Stress 2014]
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Freshmen Fifteen - Freshmen Fifteen: An Inescapable College Epidemic. Six months ago, she stood in front of her mirror, examining her body closely. Her stomach was flat and smooth, her waistline was to die for, and her friends and even complete strangers wished they had her shape in her size five jeans. She never had to work out, never played any sports, and she did not know what a squat was. She was happy and confident as her scale read 120 pounds. She smiled at the reflection of herself. She proudly wore her Seton Hall tank top and loved the feel of it....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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An Investigation into Freshmen Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness and Value of Digital and Information Literacy - All the students taking part in this project were freshmen students in their first semester at State University, and almost all came straight from high school. All but one of them had experience of studying overseas for periods ranging from one year to, in one case, their whole life. Only one student had their whole educational experience in Japan, but even this student attended internationals school in Japan for the most part. So they were a very, very diverse group in terms of their international experience as the graphic above shows, as there is a map icon for each country a student spent at least one year in as a student....   [tags: ]
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The Effects of Social Media on College Freshmen - ... There are many outcomes to the use of social media and many of them can be detrimental to a student’s happiness. Social media can also encourage new bad behaviors in teenagers who are easily influenced. Teens that use social media must learn to prioritize their lives in order to prevent disorder in their lives. It can also be very helpful for some teens that are socially shy and need new ways of making friends. Many teens today struggle with being shy and don’t know how to interact with their peers....   [tags: social life, happiness, grades]
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First-Year Expectations: The Dining Hall System - ... With this being said, people would prefer not to be squandering cash. This is not a little “out of pocket” cost and could be resolved if students could choose how many meals they wanted. The second reason students want to change the dining hall system is because the hours of operation of the dining halls are very poor, causing students to miss meal times. I researched how essential nourishment is for our wellbeing. At the point where students have class clashes with meal times, they are compelled to pick between going to class and going to eat....   [tags: college freshmen] 991 words
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Factors Affecting the Course Preference of Freshmen Female Engineering Students - The researchers conducted a survey in De La Salle Lipa, which is offering Engineering courses. This process was done in order to have a firsthand data about the factors which affect the preference of the female first year college students taking up BS Electronics and Communication Engineering. The proponents of this research paper prepared survey sheets using an English language since this study is for the communication skills. The answers on the survey questions can be supported by the ideas from the published books, and websites which were discovered by the researchers while having their study about the said topic....   [tags: survey, college undergraduate]
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Student Orientation and Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond - 1.The primary purpose of the Student Orientation and Navigating Rensselaer and Beyond is to introduce students to the campus, the concept of college life, and living on their own. Orientation serves to organize incoming freshman into smaller, more manageable groups. It allows incoming freshman to become acquainted with other freshman, as well as living in residence halls and using the dining halls. It also provides incoming freshman an opportunity to make their schedules with help from advisors and Orientation staff....   [tags: Campus Life] 724 words
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Adapting to Life in American Universities: Rebekah Nathan - ... Freshman should take time in choosing a relationship because there is no given time for a meaningful friendship. There is no deadline, and somebody can socialize any time he wants. For a good relationship, let people be there for one another in the relationship. This makes them trust each other. One should be open in their relationships because they can change their friendships for better. These factors will help one choose appropriate friends to enhance community work in their college. These friends will also assist one in their studies as we learnt from Nathan and the interviews he was making....   [tags: external culture, american ways] 786 words
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The Rivalry Between Apple and Windows Computers - Introduction For over the past decade there has been a rivalry between Apple and Windows computers. There are strong arguments to be made by both sides. In this report we analyze the differences between Apple and Windows. The key factors we examined are price, user-friendliness, hardware, customizability, variety, and future outlook of the companies. After analysis we recommend that a college freshman buy an Apple laptop over Windows laptop if they have the available funds. What College Freshman Need For most freshmen it’s their first year away from home, family, and security....   [tags: price, laptops, efficiency, viruses]
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Reducing Dropout Rates and Closing the Achievement Gap - Current interests in reducing high dropout rates and closing the achievement gap across many United States high schools have resulted in a major education reform. According to Durden (2008), with the passing of the No Child Left Behind legislation in 2002, national officials authorized the Comprehensive School Reform program to support low performing schools as they struggled to improve student achievement. As a result, a wide range of approaches have been considered to help solve this nation-wide concern....   [tags: Education ] 3037 words
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How Bullying has Affected the Entire Student Population or the School Climate - Everyone agrees that there are negative effects to the students who are being bullied. They are affected mentally, socially, and more often than not, are reluctant to attend school. There are many studies about bullying in school and the impact on the child who is being bullied, but there are not studies on how bullying has affected the entire student population or the school climate. This article focused their attention on the school wide impact of bullying. The study looked at 7,058 ninth graders in 289 schools in Virginia....   [tags: bullying, bulied, bully] 522 words
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The Health of College Students - Rob Geis, a current college student, explains, “A student is not at fault for unwanted weight gain. It is the college meal plans that cause the gain in weight. Many colleges require incoming freshmen to be on a meal plan” (Geis). Parents like the meal plans because they know their child is getting meals every day, but the plan does have its downsides. Geis believes that many students do not eat three meals every day. “If we don’t eat every meal we are given, we are wasting our money which was used to buy the meal plan....   [tags: college meal plans]
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Struggles with Stages of Development and Transition Points and How It Affects Identity - ... After a few weeks of being sleep deprived, Stephanie was able to manage her time more effectively and get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. Stephanie did not experience many other physical changes due to her transition to college. She had full hair and smooth skin and was satisfied with her physicality during her freshman year of college. Cognitive Changes Cognitively, Stephanie’s freshman year gave her increased cognitive skills, and her intelligence and memory improved. Intelligence starts to decline between 32 and 39 years old (Bjorklund, 2011), however, Stephanie’s IQ seemed to improve during her freshman year due to the education and experience she was gaining....   [tags: psychological analysis] 1665 words
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Classification Essay: The Types of Drinkers - “I drink to make other people more interesting.” ― Ernest Hemingway In the great world of tending bar there is a myriad selection of customers one would encounter; The Social Drinker, The Self Defined Outcast, The Fish Out of Water, and last but never the least, The Freshman. Each level of drinker has its advantages in social circles and also has equal negative repercussions. Most of these classes aren't built from years of drinking, rather are formed through the personality traits they already have developed through their childhood and young adulthood....   [tags: Classification Essay] 1017 words
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Athletes No Longer Getting a Free Pass in College - Students are more focused on sports during college than their education. Which in the long run will affect them more. While the standards are increasing and student athletes not taking education serious enough there can or will be at risk. Standards for the incoming freshman class of 2016 are being increased. Many schools have decided that students who want to participate in sports need to have better grades. The number of core courses have been increased from 10 to 16 for the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) eligibility....   [tags: sports, requirements, admissions] 558 words
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The Balancing Act: A Journey into the Life of a Student Athlete - ... Nicole Fitzpatrick, a freshman on the varsity dance team, also has little free time as result of her commitment to school, “Some nights I don't get home until 10, and then I have to start my homework” Fitzpatrick (17’) explained. The problem then becomes whether school or sports takes the priority of the student athlete, many students and their parents having to decide whether an academic scholarship or sports scholarship is more of an attainable goal. For student athletes, it is a personal struggle to decide which deserves the emphasis and greater portion of their effort....   [tags: managing school and sports] 1268 words
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Eric LeGrand: An Athlete´s Story - ... Eric was looked at by many schools and visited by several Division One head coaches, but Eric stuck to his commitment to Rutgers and signed with the university during his senior high school season. In spite of a 1-5 start during 2008, Rutgers finished 8-5 Eric’s freshman year where he played defensive line and special teams. During the following year, 2009, Eric would receive his first career start in the fourth game against the University of Maryland. Eric’s first-ever sack would result in a six-yard loss for the opponent....   [tags: Inspiration, Football, Sports] 1138 words
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The Effect of Penn State’s Roommate Selection Options on Friendship - Introduction: In 2013, Penn State saw a 1.6% increase in student enrollment. This year, Penn State’s University Park gained 46,184 new incoming students. Our research looks into the incoming freshmen class and the options they are given in order to choose a roommate. These options include random selection, in which the university will randomly assign people to live together; Facebook, where students can search on their own for roommates, or students may choose friends from home to live with....   [tags: Penn State Essays]
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Study on a Hispanic Club at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - ... Her opinion caused me to do some deep thinking. My main focus for choosing my topic was not fully supported. I was doing so becuase I have a Hispanic in my family background. A new focus was developed in my research and opinion. My observation, including my interviews took place on campus in the MUC (Morris University Center) in the Meridian Ball room. In my reaserch and study, I wanted to take a straight forward appproach. I wanted to be honest with the people I interviewed and I wanted the same in return, honesty....   [tags: hispanic culture analysis] 756 words
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Obesity on College Campuses - Obesity has risen over the years. The United States now has one of the highest obesity rates. Bad eating habits are usually the cause of this pandemic. For the past few decades, college dorm foods have led to these habits. The more unhealthy food choices are, the harder it is for people to resist these foods. Colleges serve a variety of unhealthy food in their dining halls that contributes to students’ lower GPA. By eating healthier, students can maintain a healthy weight, focus better in school, and increase their school performance to a higher grade point average (GPA)....   [tags: Obesity in Teens]
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