My college, the University of Minnesota, has about 45,000 students. My graduating class in high school had 45. You might imagine a step up like that comes with its growing pains, and in my case, you’d be correct. In particular, the academic leap from a tiny high school to a major university proved difficult.
Fall semester can be a rude awakening for many students. Syllabus week should serve as the perfect transition back into college life, but more often that not it just becomes an excuse to go out every night. This is really a shame, because students who stumble at the start of the semester rarely recover. Backpedaling through the semester is no way to experience college.
Parents love to brag about their kids whenever the opportunity calls for it. Chances are, if you’re away at school and somebody asks your mom or dad “how the kids are,” you can guarantee your parents will mention something about the school you go to and how well you’re doing and hopefully avoid mentioning that time you projectile vomited in your dorm’s entrance hall. Either way, your parents are definitely talking about you and your parents’ friends are definitely judging you.
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Best Buy, the electronics superstore best known for their monolith-sized televisions and endless sea of gadgets recently announced their College Innovator Fund, “ a national search to find, mentor and advance the next big ideas in the areas of technology, sustainability, education or a related field.”
There is some serious money up for grabs, with the grand prize winner taking home $50,000, two runners-up landing $20,000 rewards and a fan-selected favorite which stands to win $10,000.