As a freshman first-year, there are certain mistakes you need to make and times to have before those two semesters end. So as this first semester comes to a close, Bwog decided to compile these essentials so that you don’t miss anything big. There are
The distinctly freshman
Mistake your first friends at Columbia (NSOP) for your best friends…
Find the love of your life.
Realize that wasn’t the love of your life and college isn’t like in the movies.
Not really realizing that you might need to work for once in your life..
Assuming Butler is the only library.
Almost forgetting to sign up for a PE class
Be THAT freshman at a party (but only once)
Have CAVA (or whatever it’s called nowadays) on your speed dial.
Walk to Battery Park and back overnight (trust me, it’s dope)
Discovering the third floor reading room in Diana
Come out as ___________
Break up with your high school boy/girl/humanfriend
Awkward first office hours
Get really excited about the dining halls
…(one week later) HATE the dining halls
Figuring out Joe’s is easily a two minute walk from Milbank or Diana
Go to Deluxe’s five dollars burger nights
Make friends with the halal guy on 115 near Schapiro
Midnight Breakfast (you get in first being a first-year, hollah)
The things that will most likely continue well past your first year
Actually going downtown one night instead of just staying in MoHo
Missing your L-course sign-up time
Panicked first email to a professor for an extension
Panicked second email to a professor for an extension
Think about transferring.
Combine drinking and studying by getting drunk in one of the secluded rooms with your friends. Multiple times.
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always panicking always emailing professors
bwog is certainly not drinking in the dorms especially not the freshman dorms
midnight breakfast tonight beware
momma bwog wants you to have a prosperous social life and lots of fun