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    College as a whole is not at all what I expected it to be like, just because I was able to wake up early for highschool it doesn’t even equal up to waking up early for a college class. Being a freshman I didn’t know what to really expect from college except from what I seen on tv. I’m a biology major currently taking five classes, Biology 131, Biology 160, Core 101, Math 138, and University 100. I was originally in six classes, but to take some of the load off that I had I decided to withdraw for Chemistry 101. My major requires more time outside of class than originally thought. For Biology 131 the main expectations for this class is to attend all classes and labs, and keep up with all the material being taught. In Biology 160 the expectations are to be prepared to learn, attend and participate, get help if needed, and…

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    I admit, I’ve always been a bit of an introvert. In high school, if there was an opportunity to lead or stand out, I hurried in the opposite direction, I was too self-conscious to participate in any situation where I might fail or face abashment, and I particularly avoided events where I would have to interact with people. Therefore, if you were to tell me back then that I would describe myself as ambitious, intellectually curious, and socially responsible, I would look at you dumbfounded.…

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    There has been many incidents about sexual assault on campuses nation wide and even three this past fall semester at Radford University. My peers would be concerned about this topic once the realize the severalty of sexual assault specifically on college campuses. There I questioned, “Has sexual assault increased on college campuses or has awareness made students more comfortable reporting sexual assault, thus increasing reported rates?” I choose this research topic because I believe it effects…

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    I decided to research and study: Do balance bands increase an athlete's performance? Athletics is a critical part of a child's development and many athletes resort to their sport skills to enter college and pay for it. Many people ask how can their sons or daughters become better at their favourite sport to be successful with it in their future. Balance bands were manufactured in the early 2000's and immediately became popular after many famous athletes like David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo…

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    In today’s day and age, almost every young adult is told that attending a four-year university is the next step following high school, but two articles question the idea that college is essential and suggest a different type of post high school education. The first article I analyzed was “Should Everyone Go to College?” by Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill, where the authors discuss several factors about a traditional four-year university and question whether the benefits outweigh the costs. The…

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    of the school to decide whether the punishment should be losing privileges to college events, suspension, or even exploitation. These regulations on college campuses are crucial and should be taken seriously by students and faculty. Reasons for this is students should feel safe and comfortable when attending school and classes. Such distraction can affect their grades and attendance. These acts usually affect the minority groups which is why some places may brush it off. Also, since this…

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    somewhat dependable in their first year of college with their pre-paid necessities such as meals, limitless electricity and water, security, as well as access to university assets. Gail Reardon, the founding director of a program the helps students plan gap years said in the New York Times that “many students learn valuable life skills by earning and handling money during gap years.” (Mohn 9) The article “How to Become a World Citizen, Before Going to College” by Tanya Mohn in the New York Times…

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    Just like me, thousands of international students as well as local students are benefitted by the affordable price, simple requirements for admission, and tremendous options and opportunities of community college. Though I belong to engineering field back in my country, I was able to switch to IT field and many of those grades were easily transferred to a community college which saves both time and money. At the moment I have an Associate degree and employed in an IT field as well. This would…

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    In "The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility" posted on The Atlantic on January 16, 2014, writer and teacher Andrew Simmons states his thoughts and ideas about higher education to the impoverished population and why it isn 't for poor kids. He recently had a high school student write an essay about what she wants to do with her future. She had been told, rather preached to, that if she, "made good grades and a ticket to a good college would lead to a good job,…

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    The term Freshman 15 is slang that is used to refer to the weight gain in students who enter colleges and universities. Studies have proven that a student is likely to gain approximately 15 pounds in weight within the first year that they join the institution. Weight gain is a problem that widely affects a significant proportion of the society owing to the diseases that may result because of unusual weight gain. Gaining weight may lead to one increasing his or her body mass index leading to one…

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