Shiz freshmen say

Jessica Chalas

It’s a new year at CWRU. The birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and the freshmen are talking. Listen closely as they…


…Overestimate Their Abilities

“I’m majoring in biomedical engineering, pre-med.”

“I’m majoring in mechanical engineering and psychology, with a minor in Spanish and accounting.”

“I’m taking 21 credits this semester.”

“Really, freshman forgiveness? Pff.”

“It’s fine, I’ll just study all day before the test.”

“Just give me half an hour to get this homework done.”

“Umm no, I’m not going to the ESS presentation.”

“I want to graduate in three years.”

“Can I really get fired for working over 20 hours a week?”

“That project is due tomorrow? All-nighter it is.”

…Underestimate Their Abilities

“Do you think it’s possible to get from Strosacker to Sears in 10 minutes?”

“I don’t want to overload my schedule first semester. I’ll stick with 12 credits.”

“My last class starts at 3 p.m. Is that too late?”

“My first class starts at 3 p.m. Is that too early?”

“I have four classes in one day. Maybe I should drop one of those.”

…And Miss the Mark Entirely

“I didn’t pack that much— it’ll definitely fit.”

“My friends and I are going to meet up on Skype every weekend.”

“My future career is definitely going to be like my major.”

“I want to take yoga as a gym credit next semester.”

“Registration tomorrow? I should set my alarm for 9 a.m. Maybe 10.”

“The food at Leutner isn’t good enough for the freshman 15.”

“I plan to save up my CaseCash.”

“SAGES doesn’t seem so bad.”

“Will I go hungry with 17 meals per week? Better make it 19.”

“See you at Veale tomorrow, 6 a.m.!”

“What’s so great about Mitchell’s Ice Cream?”

“Nah, I won’t miss my parents.”

“Yea, I’ll definitely miss my parents.”

“When do we talk with our advisors? I can’t wait to get my schedule cleared up.”

“My roommate seems cool.”

“My rooommate seems weird.”

“The meeting’s at Tink… or is it Thwing… wait, maybe Tinkham Veale…?”

“I’m rushing for the heck of it, but I’m not actually going to join.”

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