Campus Overload: Dear Frosh


Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 09/21/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I'd known failure was okay

Today's advice for college freshmen is from Steven Bell, a library administrator at a research university. His short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I'd challenged myself

Victoria Belle-Miller, a recent University of Missouri graduate, wants college freshmen to take chances and experiment during college. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I'd embraced awkwardness

Serena Lee, a UCLA junior majoring in communication studies, wishes that when she was a freshman she had known that everyone feels awkward during their first college quarter. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I'd known about life's twists

Brian Hall, an instructor at Champlain College in Vermont, warns new students that life is full of twists and turns. His short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I stressed less about my major

Jen Howver, owner of VOD Communications in Chicago, wishes she had stressed less when picking her major in college. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I dated with confidence

Sara Goldman, a writer living in England who graduated from the University of Maryland, wishes she had known more about dating her first year of college. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:49 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 09/13/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I wrote in a day planner

Hannah Nyren, an Emerson College senior, wishes she had known how to use a day planner during her first year of college. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  12:20 PM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Dear Frosh: I am so glad I studied abroad

Elaina Houser wants college freshmen to do everything possible to study abroad. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I expanded my social circle

Jessica Li, a recent Boston University graduate, encourages freshmen to expand their social circles beyond their dorm floor. Her short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I took community college classes

Matt Impink, who graduated from Penn in 2007, wishes he had taken community college classes. His short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 09/07/2010

Dear Frosh: I wish I had known my drinking limit

Tauhid Chappell, a Virginia Tech junior, wishes he had known his drinking limit when he was a freshman. His short essay is part of an on-going Washington Post series called "Dear Frosh."

By Jenna Johnson  |  09:22 AM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Dear Frosh: New, daily series of college tips

On Monday I am launching a new feature on Campus Overload called "Dear Frosh." Each day for the first few weeks of school I will feature a short essay on the topic of "When I was a freshman, I wish I had known..."

By Jenna Johnson  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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