Sept. 14, 2009
City College students recount freshmen experiences
Juan De Anda | Features Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
The beginning of a semester brings a fresh wave of students new to the college experience.
And for some students, the first couple of weeks can be, as Charles Dickens says in “A Tale of Two Cities”, “the best of times or the worst of times, the age of wisdom or even the age of foolishness.”
Though Charles Dickens wasn’t talking about community college students in “A Tale of Two Cities,” his most famous line from the old classic seems tailor made for students who are struggling to adapt to a new college environment English major Erin Palecek says she considers her first year of college as the best of times.
“My first semester in college was relatively easy,” says Palecek. “I had a smooth transition into the college atmosphere and I had no major difficulties adapting to the shift of responsibilities and schedule changes.”
Palecek attributes her fluid transition to her willingness to ask for help.
“Asking for help is something I needed to do because if I didn’t then I probably would have been lost or overwhelmed with the new changes college entails,” she…» Read More